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10 Eco-friendly Christmas gift ideas

10 Eco-friendly Christmas gift ideas

Here are a few eco-friendly gadgets that could make a great gift.

Being environmentally friendly is something that’s helpful to all of us in the long run, even if it’s with nifty gadgets. Though if you’re stuck for ideas in gifting, why not go for something eco-friendly, to help reduce our collective carbon footprint and bag a fun gift for someone as well?

Here are a few items we’ve found that could do just that.


1. Sprout plantable pencils - for the environmentally conscious

A simple and practical Christmas gift, these graphite pencils are made from organic wood, non-toxic and biodegradable and each one contains a decomposable cellulose seed capsule, to give back to the environment after use.


2. Foogo biodegradable wooden bowls

If you feel like mixing up your kitchen dishes, have a crack at a wooden bowl, naturally a bit sturdier than porcelain or glass. They’re a convenient size, inexpensive, multi-use and importantly— compostable.


3. Instant pot Air fryer 

Air fryers seem to be all the rage now and for good reason—they can cook several different foods, being able to fry, bake, grill and roast and reheat, with large capacity to boot. And all of this is available while significantly saving on energy compared to using an oven.


4. Rhino Reusable steel straw 

rhino reusable straws

Plastic pollution is a huge global ongoing problem for the environment and while paper straws are a better option than plastic, they’re not exactly everyone’s cup of tea either. This re-usable steel straw is collapsible, comes with a cleaning brush and can be used at home or on the go to suit your needs. 


5. Pukka herbal tea sachets

Keep your loved ones stocked up with this set of 90 organic herbal teas. Featuring ethically and sustainably sourced ingredients and a variety of flavours, including Supreme Green Matcha, Turmeric Gold and Three Mint.


6. Love Rustic indoor herb garden - for gardening enthusiasts

Indoor herbs

Have you ever wanted to grow own herbs? Now you can. There are several herbs in the jars, including mint, basil, coriander, and rosemary among others. It’s great for kids or for general gardening and comes with environmentally friendly, non-plastic packaging as well. 


7. Willsow plantable children’s book

Combining education and environmentalism, this book is a great educational tool for kids with fun stories and messages. The books themselves are made from recycled paper and use biodegradable ink, with a range of issues covering different vegetables: carrots, basil, lettuce, dill, lettuce, parsley, and pumpkin.


8. Sleep candle set - for calmer resting

Gift your loved one this holiday with this aromatherapy scented candle set, made to help relieve stress and promote sleep with healthy fragrances free from any harmful chemicals. Great for mindfulness and a better night’s sleep.


9. Moisturising hand cream bars

moisturising cream bar

Keep your hands fresh all day long with this inexpensive hand cream—in bar form, to help you feel nourished and clean, with no residue left on the skin. They’re made with no artificial components and potentially great for travelling with as they’re not a liquid, sounds like a great deal.            


10. Greenzla reusable makeup remover pads

These eco-friendly make up pads made from bamboo and organic cotton are zero waste, made to be re-usable and to last you for a long time. Small and compact, you can use the drawstring bag for safekeeping and use them at home or on the go.

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