Last year I shared my favourite eco friendly and cruelty free gifts for Christmas. It was such a popular blog and I couldn’t wait to do it again!
My idea of gifting is somewhat different than most. I want to gift something more than just a throwaway trifle, or something that’ll be used and forgotten about, or something that harms the earth and its inhabitants.
Now don’t get me wrong, I love giving and receiving gifts as much as the next person, but I want it to actually MEAN something, and I want it to make a difference.
I’ve been guilty of buying rubbish, and have been guilty of leaving unwanted gifts in their boxes and dropping them off at the local Salvos (how many rice cookers does one kitchen need?). I’m not perfect. But each year I aspire to do better than the last.
My favourite gifts have been carefully thought of, handmade, or up-cycled. They’ve been gifts that ‘keep on giving’ and gifts that I won’t part with.
So I wanted to share with you some of my favourite gifts. Gifts that give. Gifts that help make change. Gifts that really mean something.
Ranging from very reasonable ($20) right up to $1000, there’s a range of gifts that I love, and back 100% – as I use them myself!
Dusk by Adele Skincare + Cosmetics – Vegan, Cruelty Free, Palm Oil Free and made in Australia… perfect!
Probiotic Solutions – Honestly, the best cleaning spray ever!
Vitamix TNC – I got mine earlier this year and it’s amazing… blends like a dream.
Boody Bamboo Clothing – softest leggings ever
Reusable pads + Lunette Cup – I’ve been wearing a cup for 5 years and it’s the best thing I ever did. No more tampons in landfill!
Glass Dharma Glass Straws – such great quality!
Pure Planet Toilet Paper – how could would a 3 month subscription gift be?!
The Source Bulk Foods – Awesome drink bottles, dry goods, and fun coconut bowls and spoons
Smoothie Bombs – Grab a 5 pack of all their flavours. Perfect for the health conscious smoothie lover!
Takeawei Ceramics– I am OBSESSED with my tumblr
The Sunday Market – Any of their gorgeous dresses, rancho relaxo pants, jewellery or bags (I have so many pieces!)
Papillionaire Bicycles – ride around instead of driving! This is mine – Sommer.
Melko – Made in Brazil – Pictured is their famous Acai necklace (which can be worn SO many ways) and also check out their stunning dresses and tops
Glass Dharma Glass Straws – I LOVE glass straws, and these are fantastic quality. Thick, durable and with a lifetime warranty
The Green Hub – This online store has SO many choices. You’re bound to find something that’ll please the eco lover in your life
The Oxfam Store – SO many great options
The Healthy Patch – I ADORE my Healthy Patch and look at the abundance of greens!
Raised by Wolves Boutique – A vegan leather jacket to go with everything is a must! I adore mine 😀
YCL Jewellery – made by my friend Fabienne and are just incredible
Alchemical Oils by Sacred Self – I’ve raved about them for years and I use the daily! My favourite is ‘Surrender’ oil!
Charities I support
My family and I decided long ago to do charity donations and/or animal sponsorship and it’s been the best thing ever! I can’t wait to see what sponsored animal I’m getting this year, and can’t wait to show my family what I’ve gotten them.
I hope that this post has given you some great gift ideas that’ll make everyone smile!
Note: This is not a sponsored post. I wholeheartedly support these brands and am not receiving monetary compensation for promotion.