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6 Eco-friendly gadget gifts that are under £100

BY Bethan James

15th Dec 2022 Technology

6 Eco-friendly gadget gifts that are under £100

Looking for a gadget gift for someone in your life? Here are some eco-friendly options that won't break the bank at £100 or less

Are you struggling to wrap your head around the best sustainable gifts to buy as festive season approaches? The climate crisis is a hot topic thanks to the recent COP 27 Summit. But it can be tricky to treat your eco-friendly friends and loved ones to gadgets that are easy on your wallet and the planet. 

At under £100 each, here’s our pick of gifts that are greener than a Christmas tree. Saving the planet doesn’t have to cost the earth!

Little Sun Diamond lamp

This pretty little light makes a big impact. Designed by acclaimed artist Olafur Eliasson, purchases support Little Sun’s climate initiatives to create a thriving world powered by the sun. This non-profit brings clean power and light to communities living without electricity in Africa and inspires people to take climate action globally.  

"Purchases support Little Sun’s climate initiatives to create a thriving world powered by the sun"

Since 2012, Little Sun’s proceeds have improved access to energy for over 4 million people. Do good with homeware that looks good. 

House of Marley Champion True Wireless Earbuds

Bob Marley

Project Bob Marley Global Giving initiative supports global reforestation and ocean conservation © Eddie Mallin, via Wikimedia Commons

Tune into your Christmas party playlist recycled from last year on these earbuds made from recycled materials. The Champion True Wireless Earbuds are crafted sustainably to support the welfare of the planet. Natural bamboo is mixed with sleek-sounding REWIND™ fabric weaved from reclaimed hemp and cotton. 

Their Project Marley Global Giving initiative—created in honour of the legendary Bob Marley and his respect for the earth and people—supports global reforestation via One Tree Planted, and ocean conservation via the Surfrider Foundation. 

LARQ Bottle PureVis™ 

Keeping hydrated and helping the planet have never been so chic. LARQ’s vision is to combine inspirational design with innovative tech to help people access pristine drinking water sustainably. This smart bottle utilises UV-C light to neutralize up to 99 per cent of bacteria. One charge lasts a month. 

"Keeping hydrated and helping the planet have never been so chic"

As members of the 1% for the Planet network, a portion of every purchase funds charities who bring safe drinking water to billions of people worldwide. Bonus: use their hydration tracking app to check your daily water intake. 

Fossil FB-01 Solar-Powered watch

Solar power

Fossil's FB-01 watch is powered by solar power

This watch is the gift that keeps giving. Not only is it powered by the sun, the components are created from upcycled, ocean-bound plastics. #Tide ocean material® is made, in part, with renewable energy

A percentage of profits go to charity, and Fossil have pledged to make 100 per cent of all packaging recyclable and/or reusable by 2025. It’s high time to dive into a more sustainable lifestyle and take the plunge with the FB-01. 

Click and Grow Indoor Smart Gardens 

Food can’t get more local than picking it in your own living room. The range of Smart Garden products can grow herbs, fruits, and vegetables and provides the perfect environment for them. Inspired by NASA technology, the renewable and pesticide-free Smart Soil creates the ideal circumstances for your plants to thrive. Energy-efficient LED lighting and carefully calibrated water dispersal mean no resources are wasted.

"Food can’t get more local than picking it in your own living room"

For every garden you buy, they plant a tree. My pick? The tea lovers kit that supplies a whole year of herbs. That’ll take you nicely to next Christmas…

Rocketbook Fusion reusable notebook 

Trees

The average person uses 4.5 trees per year just for paper

The notebook of the future is here. Rocketbook Fusion has flipping good sustainability credentials. It’s endlessly reusable and cuts down the need for deforestation to supply paper. Did you know the average person uses just under 4.5 trees per year for the purpose of paper alone? No longer, thanks to Rocketbook.  

Simply write, scan, and wipe. You can connect to the cloud using a mobile device to save your work (and save the trees). Now that’s a smart notebook. 

That’s a wrap. Get smarter with these eco-friendly and tech-savvy gifts to make people green with envy. These are present ideas your friends will want to recycle for Christmas 2023.  

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