Sustainable Gift Ideas for Everyone You Know
Coming up with sustainable gifts that the recipient is happy to receive, doesn’t have to be a difficult task. Check out the ideas below for sustainable, easy-to-find for everyone you know!
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Gifts for Active Ones
Easy to track your exercise and listen to music whether on a run or at the gym.
A compact piece of kit that creates up to 150 lbs. of resistance for your home gym.
A whole body workout while living out your childhood dream of running away with the circus.
Gifts for Book Lovers
Fun socks with banned authors and titles printed on them. Each purchase also helps fund literacy and book donation programs.
9 different lighting modes and the ability to clip anywhere means your favourite bookworm can read anytime, anywhere.
This soy wax candle comes in the scent that is probably one of your bookworm’s favourites- the library.
Grab preloved books in amazing condition. If you snag 12 you can create your own book club for the recipient. First editions and signed books are available, too, and you’re supporting a charity.
A celebration of everything Jane Austen including a ball and costumed promenade.
Ultimate gift if your bookworm is a Harry Potter Fan (aside from a full blown trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios).
Gifts for the Cook
Get rid of the clingfilm with these storage lids. If anything goes wrong, you can even ship them back for recycling and one tree gets planted for every order placed.
These organic plastic spoons reduce the plastic in your kitchen and won’t scratch your cookware.
These baking mats replace baking parchment and even foil in some cases. The best part is they can be cut to any size to fit your pans.
There are even courses for aspiring young cooks. A fun bonding activity for a parent and child.
Gifts for the Foodie
Send your favourite foodie a box of organic goodies in recyclable and returnable packaging. With a minimum spend of only £12, this is something that will fit every budget, too.
Lovely, palm-oil free chocolate hampers that can even include a choice beverage to complement the sweets. There’s even a vegan hamper.
If you have a vegan on your list, GreenBay ships throughout the UK and carries items not available at many local shops. You can easily put together an amazing vegan cheese hamper from here as a gift.
Nothing can stop you from having a lovely tea party with this delivered to your door gift.
Finding edible plants in the wild, picnicing and a bike ride? Fun!
Fine dining and entertainment for two. Brilliant night out.
Gifts for the Gardener
Learn to design, plant, and sustain your very own biosphere and bring the garden indoors.
Now anyone can have a successful herb garden in their home, regardless of access to light from a windowsill. This garden allows you to grow up to 7 plants and because it has it’s own light, can be kept anywhere in your home.
Attract some pretty pollinators to your garden with this butterfly house. Part of the proceeds also go to the National Trust.
Gifts for Kids
Not only will these crayons be unique and colourful, but they are made from discarded crayola crayons.
Fight food waste by teaching your child early on that weird looking fruit and vegetables are just as tasty (and normal) as their more aesthetically pleasing counter-parts.
No worries about plastic here. This bamboo set is safe for the top rack of the dishwasher and your child’s food. And since it’s bamboo it’s better for the planet.
If your kids like riding the donkeys on the beach then they will love this next level adventure. Helmets included!
Unique bonding experience for the whole family while making music and learning about another culture.
Gifts for the Makeup Lover
Not makeup, but a fun fragrance creation workshop that would be great for a pair of besties
This make up brush set is vegan, with recycled aluminum and FSC certified birchwood handles. Sustainable materials, soft, smooth application.
Gifts for the Music Lover
Keep all those ticket stubs in one place so you can easily take a trip down memory lane.
Take the music wherever you go and be able to set the mood at any outing.
Follow the story of legend Tina Turner while enjoying all of her greatest hits.
A keepsake that will last forever and is handmade in London using recycled and ethically sourced materials.
Clear some space on your phone and put those photos to use. Make keepsakes to remember travels, reunions, or anything and anyone.
Have a football fan in the house? Get a book filled with newspapers documenting the history of their favourite team.
Gifts for Teens
This unique gift is not only something to do, but ends up being a functional safe to keep their money and keepsakes.
Give your teen a private space to dump all of their thoughts, feelings, stress, etc.
A fun way to decorate a teens room without paint. Plus they can change the colour to match their moods.
Gifts for the Traveller
If you know someone really adventurous, then learning to survive out in the wild is sure to be a unique experience.
If outdoors is a bit extreme, then a castle stay is sure to be a more luxurious experience.
Gifts for the Wellness Seeker
Relieve stress or create a calm space in your home with this porcelain diffuser.
Mindfulness retreat for all levels and includes lunch. Activities include mindfulness practice, beautiful walks and yoga.
Create your own personal outdoor space of calm and serenity with this course you can do from home.
Try out the Japanese practice of forest bathing and reconnect with nature in this 4 hour experience.
Zero Waste Starter Kit Gifts
One way to reduce waste is to reduce food waste. Learning to ferment and preserve foods before they expire is a valuable skill, indeed.
Repairing is another valuable zero waste skill and the Japanese art of repairing stoneware and china by teaching us to love the imperfections is an amazing and unique gift.
What better way to help the planet than by planting a tree? And you get a relaxing stay in Wales included.