Holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, or congratulations on that new house or a newborn baby, gifting brings joy along with building stronger connections. But picking out any random items for the sake of it or going with how expensive is this? does not make it truly valuable. An initial WOW! and a big smile when the box is opened yes, but weeks or months later, this fancy looking stuff will most likely end up among the waste!
This said, the gifts you decide to give must be thoughtful, meaningful, and if it has an interesting story attached to it even better! Picking out products that are zero-waste and are useful is stepping in the right direction in terms of smarter consumption. We all focus on the thought behind a gift, but thinking about the impact the gift will have long after makes it even more valuable and special!
So, here is a list of wonderfully eco-friendly and sustainable thoughtful gift sets that you can give your loved ones, friends, and colleagues for any occasion and show that you care for them and the planet!
Friend’s baby shower next week? Sabine & Sparrow’s Baby Gift Set is an ideal gift that stylishly showers the baby with care and love!! A thick burp cloth, bandana bib, and a bunny ear teether, this super absorbent, simple to clean and colorful set is perfect for the modern mum and bub!
A less known fact is that Australian Aboriginal people were the first in the world to have used essential oils to treat to heal wounds, colds, sore muscles, skin problems along with using them as insect repellants! Celebrating this nativity and ecology, Aromae’s Australian Essential Oil Trio Pack comes with three of the most popular oils – Eucalyptus, Lemon Myrtle, and Australian bush blend. Gift someone who is into natural aromatherapy!
Perfect for the holiday season, this festive gift box from Conscious Step keeps giving! Through the wonderful work of Oxfam, Trees for the Future, and Water.org, each pair of socks provides relief kits, plants trees, and provides safe water. The box is made with recycled kraft paper and is complete with a magnetic clasp to make it reusable.
Whatever the season and whatever your mood, herbal tea blends may have the solution to all your problems! Promoting health, wellness, and balance where each ingredient has been carefully selected based on traditional evidence and scientific research, these loose leaf herbal teas from Organics for Lily ensures maximum therapeutic benefit as well as great taste. Soothe the soul with this gift pack containing 3 small jars or organic tea with a stainless steel spring jaw infuser.
Featuring three super natural skincare products packed in a washable paper pack, this gift set from Hunter Lab is a practical must-have to embrace a healthy skin routine. While the multipurpose Hand & Body Wash cleans and helps improve skin condition and the Daily Face Fuel is a rejuvenator for the face, the hero of this kit is the hard working cleanser balm Charcoal Cleansing Stick with its super ingredient Activated Bamboo Charcoal which cleanses and absorb impurities.
All tied up in a handy cotton drawstring bag, this Seed and Sprout Co care package includes, 1 wooden hairbrush with rubber pad and wooden bristles, 3 compostable facial loofahs, 3 bamboo/cotton make-up rounds, a white Konjac sponge, a sisal body brush, a sisal soap saver bag, that can also be used as an exfoliator, foot pumice, bamboo cotton buds, bamboo toothbrush and a rose gold tongue scraper! Wow! So many zero-waste items in one pack! It’s like gifting a loved one a big warm eco-hug!!
Another self-care pack that is ideal as a holiday gift. Consisting of a salt soak, salt scrub, and a clay mask together with a mini application brush, this self-care bundle from Summer Salt Body is natural, organic, vegan friendly, and handmade!
Alperstein Designs’ trio pack of Australian made hand creams featuring Aboriginal artworks from Artists of Ampilatwaja (pronounced um-bludder-witch )in Central Australia that is made with nourishing Goats Milk, blended with Shea Butter, Argan Oil, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E. The perfect gift box for art lovers and/or others who love their hands!
So travelling nowadays might be an easy one with restrictions and all. But not to worry because you can always gift that travel buddy of yours the Trip Around Australia Gift Pack. Inside are three soaps with some of ANSC’s most unique oil combinations that pay tribute to famous Australian locations. Bondi Breeze, Fitzroy Flavour, and Naturally Noosa. From sunny beaches to bustling cities, visit some of Australia's most iconic places when in the shower!
For those who want to eliminate plastic in their lives, gifting the Organic Farmers Market Set from Seed and Sprout Co. might come as a delightful surprise! Including 2 pocket totes, 2 mixed mesh totes, 5 assorted size mesh produce bags, 4 assorted size bulk food bags, and a large bread all made from GOTS certified organic cotton, this one in our opinion is one of the most beautiful and practical gift choices!!