10 Sustainable (Christmas) Gift Ideas

Christmas is around the corner and people have already started searching for gifts for their loved ones. For a sustainable community, holidays mean searching for eco-friendly gift alternatives. That’s why we prepared 9 simple sustainable gift options for our readers to help them prepare for the holiday season. Check them out, and find the most suitable gifts for your friends and family!

1. Solid shampoo and soap bars

Solid shampoo and soap bars are great for people to enjoy personal care products. Bars are more sustainable compared to regular personal care products, they last longer, they’re mostly handmade and look more aesthetically pleasing!

2. Soy candles

Everyone loves a candle, don’t they? Paraffin candles contain toxic ingredients that are harmful to our health and they’re not biodegradable. Soy candles, on the other hand, aren’t toxic, they’re natural and plant-based! 

3. Glass water bottles or coffee cups

Who doesn’t appreciate nice-looking water bottles and coffee cups to carry around? Glass bottles usually are more fashionable compared to plastic bottles, they’re long-lasting and more quality. Also, people who receive these presents will remember you every time they drink water or coffee!

4. E-books

Need to buy a present for your bookworm friend/family member? E-books are great sustainable gifts for people who enjoy reading books. You can purchase them on different digital platforms but make sure you know the receiver’s taste in books!

5. Homemade treats

What’s more special than giving someone a present that you prepared yourself? Everyone appreciates the effort and time you invest for them. You can prepare their favourite dish, or just a cake, up to your imagination!

6. Upcycled jewellery

You can make jewellery literally out of anything! To prepare jewellery you only need to know a person’s taste and have some basic items. If you’re not comfortable with the idea of making the jewellery from scratch, check out some second-hand shops!

7. Personalized tea or coffee set

For tea and coffee drinkers, a personalized set is the best gift. It’s useful and also if you include different flavoured products, the fun will last for quite a long time as they will try different flavoured tea/coffee every day! On top of all, you’re not wasting away anything!

8. Subscription to an app

Another useful present might be a subscription to different apps or services. It might be spotify, netflix, journal subscription, or something completely different that your friend or family member will appreciate. 

10. Tickets to a museum or amusement parks

It’s said experiences are the best gifts to give to your loved ones. Know someone who’s always open to different experiences? Buy them a ticket to the latest exhibition in a museum, their favourite singer’s concert or just an amusement park if they’re into roller-coasters. Up to you!

11. Eco-friendly cleaning tabs

Cleaning tabs are something everyone needs and uses in their household. So the chances that your gift will end up somewhere in the corner unused are very low. They come in different functionality and scents. Want to go for a full set? Check out Skosh all-in-one eco friendly cleaning package!