Go Green! 30+ Environmentally-Friendly Gift Ideas

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This year, why not give a gift that doesn’t end up in a landfill. Give the gift of GREEN!

We are all trying to make the world a better place. And every little bit helps. This year we have started composting, we try and avoid buying plastic when we can and we really try not to buy bottled water when we go out (dammit sometimes I forget my water bottle, but I am getting better!).

With Christmas not far away, my thoughts have gone to what I’m buying for the family this year… and how I can make Christmas awesome whilst still thinking of being green. Here are some of my suggestions!

1. The Gift of Experience

Buying an experience means that there is no waste, and you are giving the gift of memories! There are even eco-friendly experiences if you want to go that one step further.

Travel restrictions are still to be followed so it’s best to check out what is available in your state and choose that.

Some of our favourite experiences are:

 

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb - Daytime

2. Reusable Bags

Yes we always leave our bags in the back of the car – it happens all the time (gah so hard to remember) – but if you can get some reusable bags that fold down to almost nothing, you can keep them in your handbag and thus – never forget!!!

We love these:

Bare & Co. Organised Pocket Shopper Tote

Bare & Co. Organised Pocket Shopper Tote | Stay At Home Mum

 

Chico Bag Reusable Product Bag Kit

Chico Bag Reusable Product Bag Kit | Stay At Home Mum

Apple Green Duck – Jute Grocer Bag

Apple Green Duck - Jute Grocer Bag | Stay At Home Mum

 

3. Food Wraps, Bags, and Covers

The perfect way to store food in the fridge as a substitute for plastic wrap.

Food Cover – Red Gingham

Food Cover - Red Gingham | Stay At Home Mum

Queen B Beeswax Assorted Wraps

We love these Queen B Beeswax Wraps (3 pack of large) from Biome Eco Store.

Queen B Beeswax Assorted Wraps | Stay At Home Mum

Bee Green Wraps Set

Bee Green Wraps Set | Stay At Home Mum

4. Gardening Must-Haves

We bought ourselves a composting bin only a few months ago and it has been life-changing with all of our food scraps now going into making great fertiliser for our vegetable patch.

Our Picks:

30m Retractable Hose Reel

30m Retractable Hose Reel | Stay At Home Mum

Lime Potting Bench

Lime Potting Bench | Stay At Home Mum

Bokashi Compost Bin Kit

Bokashi Compost Bin Kit | Stay At Home Mum

The Urban Composter Bokashi Bucket

The Urban Composter Bokashi Bucket | Stay At Home Mum

Garden Tool Tote Bag

Garden Tool Tote Bag | Stay At Home Mum

 

5. Personal Yet Practical Eco Gifts

Menstrual Cups

Sure, they are personal. But they save women so much money and they are very handy!

Our picks:

The Lunette

The Lunette | Stay At Home Mum

The Juju Clear Cup

 

The Juju Clear Cup | Stay At Home Mum

Bamboo Toothbrush

 

Biome Bamboo Toothbrush | Stay At Home Mum

Butterfly Safety Razor – Rose Gold

Butterfly Safety Razor - Rose Gold | Stay At Home Mum

 

6. Bath and Beauty

The Australian Natural Soap Company – Beard Box

The Australian Natural Soap Company - Beard Box | Stay At Home Mum

Dr Bronner’s Organic Lip Balm – Naked

Dr Bronner's Organic Lip Balm - Naked | Stay At Home Mum

Shampoo Bars or Solid Shampoo

Avoid buying plastic containers full of chemicals for your hair.  Instead, try these beautiful and natural shampoo bars!  No waste and gentle!

Shampoo Bars or Solid Shampoo | Stay At Home Mum

 

Skin Juice – Amazing Beautiful Mum Gift Box

Skin Juice - Amazing Beautiful Mum Gift Box | Stay At Home Mum

 

7. Books on Sustainability

The Art of the Natural Home by Rebecca Sullivan

Taking inspiration from her grandmother’s generation, Rebecca Sullivan has put together this thoughtful and appealing manual to caring for yourself and your home. Traditional methods are resurrected or updated to suit the modern home, using simple, natural ingredients.

The Art of the Natural Home by Rebecca Sullivan | Stay At Home Mum

Down to Earth by Rhonda Hetzel

Rhonda Hetzel is a retired journalist and technical writer best known for her award-winning blog, ‘Down to Earth’.  Full of handy hints and gentle, practical advice. Rhonda lives the simple life and shares in this book her many experiences on how to go about simplifying and starting your own Down to Earth life.

Down to Earth by Rhonda Hetzel | Stay At Home Mum

8. Slow Fashion

Fast fashion is one of the biggest contributors to waste and pollution. And although we can’t blame people for using and buying fast fashion (it’s okay, we’re not judging you!) and we have been wearing fast fashion for a long time, too, we’re also trying out best to shift slowly, too. If you want to shop from brands that use eco-friendly methods and promote sustainable fashion, here are our picks:

Boody

Biome

Biome | Stay At Home Mum

Bamboo Body

.Bamboo Body | Stay At Home Mum

9. Go Second-hand:

We need to get rid of the ‘ick’ factor when it comes to second hand goods.  Second hand is good for the environment and sustainable – so go have a look at your local Op Shop to see what they might have to offer.

Some ideas on gifts from a second hand store include:

  • A great novel from an op shop
  • Some retro cookware
  • A vintage style velvet jacket

10. Travel Essentials

One of the many occasions where we use a looot of plastic is whenever we travel so bottles and other eco-friendly travel essentials will definitely be useful!

Ever Eco – Insulated Drink Bottle – Sage

Ever Eco - Insulated Drink Bottle - Sage | Stay At Home Mum

Reusable Coffee Cup

Reusable Coffee Cup | Stay At Home Mum

Insulated Stainless Steel Tumbler With Straw

Insulated Stainless Steel Tumbler With Straw | Stay At Home Mum

5pc Deluxe Lunch Bundle

5pc Deluxe Lunch Bundle | Stay At Home Mum

How will you be eco-friendly this Christmas?

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