As Christmas rolls around the corner, people roam around shopping mall aisles filling up wishlists. While gift-giving is precious this time of year, more gifts mean more waste, plastic, and emissions from manufacturing. And that’s not to mention the mountains of paper waste from all the wrapping paper that gets shredded on Christmas morning.
During this time of year, shopping for sustainable, eco-friendly gifts is more important than ever. Not only is it a great way to make your gift ideas unique and sustainably sourced, but it also lets you become more environmentally conscious.
Instead of gifting something that will likely wind up in the garbage within a couple of weeks, consider these thoughtful sustainable delights, which include charming gifts for her, lovely ideas for him, gifts for teenagers, and even budget-friendly coworker gifts.
Find the perfect eco-friendly gifts that will make your Christmas sustainable!
For every skincare lover, a decent skin routine is a must!
While the skin care industry is flooded with products that avoid irritation and redness, each product comes with its own set of ingredients that requires everyone to do their due diligence before purchasing for a loved one.
With this full set by Ajederea Rituals come vegan-friendly face cream, rosehip facial fluid and soap, rose water toner, vitamin C serum, eye contour, and lip balm. Sourced from organic, plant-based ingredients, you can be sure that whoever you’re gifting will get high-quality ingredients.
Ajedrea Cosmética Ecológica is a Spanish company dedicated to artisanal research in handcrafted ecological cosmetics that combine history with the most recent developments to the very last details of their beauty collection.
If your bestie is a party person, then you should add this sophisticated cape skirt to your Christmas list.
Designed in Paris, these innovative skirts can be styled in endless ways, from a flawless skirt moment to a sophisticated poncho. Marion Waterkeyn Couture also creates designs that transform according to the wearer’s desire and all items are made-to-order to reduce waste and maintain the longevity of materials.
A skirt that transforms into a cloak or a bag for multiple outfits is the perfect eco-friendly gift for someone who craves a one-of-a-kind piece in their wardrobe.
You can’t go wrong with gifting someone a pair of vintage-themed ethical sneakers this Christmas. With these unique RE49 sneakers, they are more than just a purchase.
Made in Italy, RE49 uses the circular economy approach that is PETA-approved vegan and recycles waste materials such as beach umbrellas and deckchairs, sails, denim, and industrial fabric inventory waste. RE49 is also working to diminish its carbon footprint to zero in less than five years by collaborating with firms that share their concerns and goals.
So, if anyone is still looking for fashion sneakers that make a positive impact this Christmas, RE49 is a great place to start!
Are you scratching your head for gift ideas? Why not give your loved ones some high-quality cashmere scarves or maybe a beanie? Christmas is the season for knitwear, so embrace this festive time with cozy-crafted fashion!
Re-Born By Tasselli Cashmere is a cutting-edge collection of regenerated cashmere manufactured from recycled raw materials and high-quality discarded clothing. From old clothes by making them wearable again to yarn which is made of pure cashmere and has a low environmental effect, each item retains its soft and stylish textures that work for any occasion throughout the year.
It’s Christmas for pets, too! Gift our furry friends these award-winning LABONI dog toys during the holidays. From selecting the finest crafted materials made from pure cotton and coloured with natural tints, LABONI sets your pet’s products apart from the normal “squeaky and kitsch.”
Don’t forget about your pets’ blanket as well! Nothing is better than this B&T Paris Pet Blanket that collects, repurposes, and recycles through its “regenerated cashmere” programme.
This Global Recycled Standard-certified company makes high-end cashmere apparel not only for kids and adults but also for our furry friends with recycled textiles and manufacturing scraps. Through this slow fashion manufacturing process, B&T Paris lowers its environmental effects with eco-friendly gifts for all those that love to spend a whole day in warm pullovers while sipping hot tea.
This cuffed merino wool hat comes with a classic double layer. You may wear it rolled up or down; simply change the fold as desired. It provides excellent cold and wind protection. This is the perfect sustainable Christmas gift for your loved ones to keep them warm during the holidays.
A soft, timeless, and fashionable scarf with a traditional herringbone design.
This scarf is handcrafted by women in a tiny Turkish hamlet from discarded fabrics and soothing unbleached cotton.
My Raw Joy began as a grandiose idea in a metropolitan kitchen. The founder became interested in raw foods after witnessing how they assisted two members of her family attain greater health. She began exploring ways to enhance her balance and found the advantages of plant-based meals and superfoods, particularly raw cacao. These raw truffles are the nonplus ultra of vegan confectionery!
In The Photo: Felt and Steel Grey Leather Slipper. Photo Credit: Impakter Eco.
There’s nothing better than warm and cozy feet during Christmas! These French slippers are inspired by the 1920s and aviators to be a part of every modern traveler’s adventure, using only premium, sustainable, and local materials. This is a classy eco-friendly gift for anyone who values comfort in their style.
This CHANVRIA kit contains a new line of 5 dermo-cosmetic treatments(hand cream 50 ml + foot cream 100 ml + face cream 40 ml + body balm 150 ml + hydrating serum 30 ml) that are made from 100% virgin organic hemp oil. This beauty kit also works for people with delicate or damaged skin (weather, pollution, chemicals, detergents, sun, friction).
Everyone needs an iconic coat for the Christmas season. So, why not get one yourself or for your bestie? Handcrafted from 100% wool bouclé, this coat is soft, toasty, and comfy for these cold winter days.
Hojarasca is a slow fashion brand that creates this iconic yellow jumper from the finest wool to last throughout the season. It’s also simple to style! Simply match your look with leggings or skinny jeans and you’re good to go!
Just because it’s Christmastime doesn’t mean that the sun disappears! Protect your eyes from UV rays with stylish, eco-friendly sunglasses!
Fausta sunglasses is an OA Collection icon and a genuine treasure of Italian workmanship, thanks to their asymmetrical and unique frame.
It is the only piece of eyewear on display at the “Triennale del Design” in Milan that symbolizes beautiful and timeless character via its rebellious spirit, for individuals who do not wish to go unnoticed. Red, Honey, and Shiny Black are the three colour options.
If you’re finding something a bit more meaningful, you should not forget to add this necklace to your wishlist.
This Ilot necklace is made up of two pieces that overlap. One is composed of 999 silver and the other is made of recycled bronze on a 50-centimeter golden brass chain. Handmade in Niger by Tuareg craftsmen and designed in Paris.
The most luxurious aspect of this necklace is the attention to detail, the delicacy of the lines, the carvings, and the care taken in material selection with a fair and ethical process throughout the whole production process.
The Nabuku Messengerbag is a go-to bag handcrafted in Obertshausen from the finest nubuck leather or extremely light lamb leather that comes with a choice of colours in gorgeous tones that may be worn with a wide range of clothing regardless of the season.
Wanna give a unique experiences with your eco-friendly gifts? This NUDO starter kit will do! A set of natural plastic-free products inspired by nature, its purity and simplicity with meticulous attention to detail and a commitment to quality containing:
Bamboo Cotton Buds
Reusable Make-up Remover Pads
Bamboo Toothbrush Senior
Konjac Sponge Charcoal
Bamboo Nail Brush with Sisal Bristles
Loofah Cotton Pad
Shopper in Recycled Cotton
To help you embrace your after-bathtub experience while at the same reducing your personal carbon footprint.
The encounter with Italian design creates a fresh experience that encourages sustainable fashion made from the magnificent wool of alpaca, a vegetarian diet animal grazing freely in the Andes.
Also, believe it or not, that baby alpaca is a more soft and warm fabric than wool, and it is also more durable, the ideal quality for your eco-friendly gifts.
This Scarf is made of 100% Baby Alpaca and was created in Italy. It is a replica of the chakana, a famous Inca emblem representing the universe and life with 100% natural colour; no synthetic dyes were employed comes a fantastic gifting idea for scarf-lovers.
This holiday season would not be complete without seeing kids wearing this Christmas t-shirt.
“When an idea becomes a concept, and a concept becomes a one-of-a-kind artwork.” Two sisters from Tradate (Va) with a lot of enthusiasm and a desire to constantly be active came up with the idea.
MONICA the artist, a love of all things creative, inventive, and communicative, to be conveyed via the most ancient and valuable medium: drawing.
Thus was born the notion of combining all of these elements and launching a project with a concept: to transmit good vibes for this festive season through this organic t-shirt in an environmentally friendly way.
From the artist’s ambition to combine Italian craftsmanship with foreign culture, quality, and originality to this slow-fashion” idea, which entails reusing second-hand items or creating new ethical garments using ecologically beneficial procedures.
An England Postage Blazer is made for anyone who’s looking for a one-of-a-kind formal yet casual blazer that could be worn both to work or a party.
The flawless winter accent of the year would be this handmade crewneck made of soft and warm OEKO-TEX certified wool giving the subtle stripes that make this clothing unique, genderless, and elegant.
Adding some clean, simple lines with long-lasting, personalized, sophisticated, and refined materials, result in a flexible style ideal for every occasion for both men and women.
Eco-friendly gifts don’t have to be boring, classic, adult stuff, right? Embrace colors! From the aim to run a responsible and sustainable business by tackling all concerns, in accordance with the UN SDG 2030 turns to this adorable dragon pullover that would be that go-to outfit of every boy or girl that is fond of dragons (you know one of them right?), made from 100% organic cotton that guarantees softness and ease of wearing.
Every kid who loves unicorns would want to wear this unicorn cardigan. Another one from SMITTEN organic that is made from GOTS-certified organic cotton with high-quality fabrics that are long-lasting ultra-soft, comfy, and most importantly cute enough to sleep!
Browsing for a perfect eco-friendly casual bag that matches any occasion? This Alicia Victoria Shoulder bag has it all.
With the aim to reduce the waste of raw leather while also enabling the constant usage of leather.
The material was purchased from farmers in the local area of the producer in Bogota, where the animals were maintained on huge meadows and vegetable tanned in accordance with the EU’s stringent environmental and water protection requirements. Great for gifts, great for environments!
This pure shea butter is sourced from a Burkina Faso women’s cooperative. These amazing ladies collaborated with Arc en Sels to get more active in a fair trade attitude. Extracted and artisanally made by pressing (rather than churning), without the use of chemicals, releasing all of its qualities and providing you with all sources of essential vitamins for the face, hair, and body.
The Marana Jacket was inspired by the mountain that we adorn and that shines out next to us, whose name is Marana. Every detail, such as the interior stitching and the redesigned collar to remind a Japanese kimono (excellent denim artisans), has been carefully picked. The hemp contained within allows this jacket to be extremely comfortable both in summer and winter and provides very long durability.
Getting a leather belt is just a must for someone who loves styling. This olive leather strap is made of the finest quality nubuck leather with a surface that is softly sanded, making it rough and velvety to the touch with a light and attractive look for every Sunday best.
Ok, that was a long list of eco-friendly gifts! We hope you’ve found something matching your idea of an eco-friendly Christmas! If not, you can still take a look on IMPAKTER ECO marketplace and you’ll 100% find the perfect gift.
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Editor’s Note: The opinions expressed here by the authors are their own, not those of Impakter.com — In the Featured Photo: Christmas Surprise Gift. Featured Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons.