10 Perfect Sustainable Gifts for the Holidays
Looking for gifts for family this holiday? We have compiled a list of sustainable gift ideas that come with meaning and beautiful design. After you have purchased The Day to Night Bag, you should consider these!
Sustainable Gift Ideas for your Significant Other
For the Lady- Wave Pendant with Ethically Sourced Blue Sapphire from Brilliant Earth – $135
This elegant piece’s design is inspired by the ocean. Brilliant Earth supports underdeveloped communities that have been ravaged by the jewellery industry, by donating a share of their profits. The diamonds and precious stones that are used in Brilliant Earth’s jewellery come exclusively from pure sources, and are harvested using socially responsible practices.
The sterling silver wave and the ethically sourced blue sapphire in its center make for a very unique and graceful pendant! It comes with a good length delicate sterling silver cable chain, and is very versatile, as it can complement many different outfits and styles. “She” is guaranteed to love it!
For the Man- Classic Zip-up Hoody from HoodLamb– €119.00
Your guy will definitely appreciate this classic zip-up hoody, which is made of a soft hemp and organic cotton fleece. The designers’ attention to detail is evident in the hoody’s embroidery, secret pockets, thumbholes and heavy-duty metal YKK zipper!
Keep him warm and cozy with this awesome hoody – and who knows, maybe you’ll get to borrow it sometime!
Sustainable Gift Ideas for Your Sister
The Sweater from ZADY – $160.00
If you are looking for sustainable gifts for a sister who is passionate about slow fashion and sustainability, then look no further! Nothing says ‘slow fashion’ like the .01 Sweater from ZADY, since the company intends to release their xmas line products one by one, over the span of the next few weeks.
The .01 Sweater is a wool knit fully sourced and made (raised, washed, dyed, spun and knit) in the USA, using the highest environmental standards. Light enough for layering, but warm enough for the cold winter, this sweater is work appropriate, but can also accompany you out on the town! Doesn’t it look awesome?
Olive Polka Dot Bow Neck Blouse from Isai58 – £106.50
This silky soft, lightweight blouse with a bow tie neck detail is ethically made in Kenya. Its black heart shaped polka dot pattern is bound to move the gift’s recipient and spread the love! It’s very flattering and suits all body types, since it’s loose-fitting and airy. The perfect Xmas gift for your sister!
Sustainable Gift Ideas for your Brother
Upcycled Eco-friendly Mantel or Bedside Clock from Yours Sustainably – £20.00
They say the greatest ideas can come to you when you sleep, but sadly most of them get forgotten when you completely wake up. Well, with this stylish and useful bedside clock your brother will be able to jot down all those crazy and awesome ideas he might dream up, immediately upon waking up!
This clock is made in the UK from recycled vending machine coffee cups, which are collected directly from the national Save-a-Cup Scheme, meaning that this sustainable gift is recycled 100%!
Portable Solar Powered Keychain External Rechargeable Battery Pack for iPhone 4/3GS/3G – $6.99
We all want our loved ones to be safe and reachable at all times! With this clever little gadget you can be sure your brother’s iPhone will never run out of power again. And in case he owns a different kind of smartphone, you can hunt for the right power bank on this page.
Sustainable Gift Ideas for Your Father
Unisex Hemp Organic Cotton Spa Robe from Stylish Organics – $99.00
Finally, for your parents, or even that couple in your circle of friends who have been together forever, we present to you the classic couple’s matching spa robes set.
These robes are made of a high quality 55% hemp/45% organic cotton low loop French terry. They are more water absorbent that 100% cotton robes because of the hemp blend, and they are eco-friendly. The cotton and hemp that are used to produce these Spa robes are grown organically, with no chemical pesticides or fertilizers, so you can be sure that they contain no toxic elements.
Fair Trade Slouchy Hat from Here Today Here Tomorrow – £42.00
Here Today Here Tomorrow is a brand that strives to work collaboratively with artisans from the Association of Craft Producers (ACP) in Kathmandu, who are low income, primarily female artisans in 15 different districts of Nepal. HTHT teaches them new designs and techniques whilst also learning their traditional production methods. This collaborative process gives the artisans exposure to new approaches to design, through their contact with HTHT’s experiences and methods, while the brand benefits from their expertise and skills as artisans.
This hand-knit, 100% wool unisex slouchy hat is a great sustainable gift idea for both guys and girls, since the colors are gender-neutral, so it would make a great gift for your dad, too! He will keep warm in the winter with this Fair Trade hat, and with its purchase you will actually help improve the lives of the people who made it!
Sustainable Gift Ideas for Your Mother
The Naomi Snood from Ala Mairi – £165.00
Ala Mairi is a Social Enterprise that work with women’s welfare centres in Pakistan. Their mission is to connect these artisans with the larger world of luxury fashion, thus allowing them to use their passion for dressmaking to earn a sustainable income.
The chic Naomi snood was created by fusing together elements of Scottish heritage and Pakistani culture. Made of 100% silk Prussian blue plush velvet and hand-dyed using traditional methods, this diamond shaped ivory motif shawl may just be the best sustainable gift for this Christmas! You’ll have to act fast if you really want one as it is a limited edition.
2. 3 Carat Amethyst Stud Earrings from India, ‘Scintillate’, from the UNICEF Market – $27.99
Elegant, versatile, featuring a dazzling pair of gorgeous amethyst stones set in .925 sterling silver studs, these earrings are bound to be an Christmas hit! And don’t forget; each purchase provides UNICEF with funds for 6 doses of measles vaccine for children in developing countries, so they will make the perfect gift for every mother out there, who will surely appreciate the sentiment behind this thoughtful present.