The Best Eco-Friendly And Sustainable Gift Ideas

Wednesday, 6 July 2022

 

Finding the perfect present isn’t always easy. You might be looking for something unique but it’s also becoming increasingly common for people to shop for gifts that are eco-friendly too. Giving a gift that someone will like, whilst also knowing that it’s better for the planet is a win-win situation. Here we’ll detail some eco-friendly gifts suitable for any friend or family member.

 

Bird Growbar

 

The perfect gift for bird lovers, this Bird Growbar, made by The Gluttonous Gardener helps you to grow a lovely range of seed-bearing plants that birds will love. Each growbar contains sunflower, echinops and cornflower seeds, to attract a range of birds to your garden. This is a great gift idea for bird watchers.

 

Gardener's Bath Bomb

 

There’s nothing better than enjoying a long soak in the bath at the end of a busy day and this Botanical Gardener's bath bomb will help anyone to relax after a busy day. It’s packed with lemongrass, rosemary and eucalyptus essential oils, helping to soothe and revitalise. Fill the bath, drop the bomb in and enjoy the relaxing fragrances. Additionally, the butters nourish & moisturise the skin. These vegan-friendly bath bombs are handmade in small batches in the Dorset countryside and are palm oil free, with over 70% natural ingredients.

 

Earth Candle

 

Continuing the theme of relaxation, candles are the perfect accompaniment to any self-care routine. Handpoured in Cornwall, the Cedarwood & Jasmine scented candle, with cotton wick and 37 hour burn time, is naturally vegan friendly and is ethically made by the Earth Candle Co. These gorgeous candles contain zero dyes, additives or parabens. Every part of the candle is zero waste and additionally a tree is planted for each candle sold. The cedarwood brings a lovely woodsy scent, wonderfully paired with the floral Jasmine scent. 

 

Lalia Necklace

 

If you’re looking for a really special gift then this hammered gold hoop on a Lalia necklace is simply stunning. The handmade necklace is inspired by traditional African designs, crafted from brass alloy and plated with 22 karat gold, by a fair-trade enterprise in Rajasthan. 

 

Animal Print Socks

 

For animal lovers these animal patterned socks are quirky and fun, as well as directly supporting some amazing animal charities. For example, with these Save The Sloth bamboo socks 10% of the manufacturer’s profits going directly to The Sloth Conservation Foundation. You can also support charities for the likes of leopards, penguins, pandas and turtles.

 

Manduri Hanging Terrarium Planter

 

Indoor plants are said to improve our health by improving our mood and even reducing blood pressure! So, why not gift one of our hanging cone shaped Manduri Hanging Terrarium planters to bring nature indoors. Made from zine and glass, they are simple yet elegant, providing a stylish backdrop for succulents and other indoor plants. 

 

Geo Print Keep Leaf Food Wrap

 

If you’re after a really practical eco-friendly gift then this reusable food wrapper by Keep Leaf allows you to ditch tin foil completely. Finished with a geo print design, the food wrap can be used to wrap just about anything like sandwiches, snacks, cheese, travel and storage. All you have to do is wash it clean and reuse it time and time again. 

 

Love of The Environment Giftbox

 

This lovely Love of The Environment Giftbox bundle is ideal for anyone with an interest in gardening, the environment or attracting birds to their garden. Each giftbox, created by Wildlife World, contains a bird nester, 250 gram of no mess bird food, natural nesting wool and a conservation guide on garden birds. This item is gift boxed ready for giving.

 

A5 Ideas Green Notebook

 

For your family members or friends with a passion for writing or avid list-makers, the A5 notepad with beautiful dark green illustration is a lovely gift. Made from 100% recycled and sustainable materials and with FSC certified paper, this notepad’s cover is made from recycled paper and 30% recycled citrus pulp. Furthermore, every purchase supports children's education globally.

 

Recycled Magazine Photo Frame

 

These recycled magazine photo frames, made by Paper High from recycled strips of rolled magazine are both unique and colourful. The colours are randomly selected and will vary depending on the magazines recycled, so you are guaranteed a truly one off photo frame that is beautifully hand crafted by ethical cooperatives. These photo frames can stand landscape or portrait and make for a lovely addition to any eclectic lounge, study or children's bedroom. 

 

Recycled Beer Bottle Spoon Rest

 

Another stand-out unique gift is this recycled beer bottle spoon rest. Both smart and stylish, the corona beer bottles are melted at temperatures up to 1000 degrees and some still have air bubbles trapped between the layers, making each one completely unique. The underside of the bottle has non slip rubber feet so that they are practical as well as stylish.

 

We’re sure you’ll find the perfect unique and eco-friendly gift for any friend or family member here and there’s plenty more gift ideas that you can check out here.