Our Top Sustainable Gift Brands
So, let’s talk about sustainable gift-giving. What first comes into your mind when you hear eco-friendly gifts? Plastic-free, reusable, or recycled? Stuff that’s only limited to grocery bags, compost bins, steel bottles, or cards made from recycled paper! While all these are great choices (and we have plenty of!) Did it ever occur that there can also be luxury eco-friendly gifts that won’t leave a dent in the environment?
Recycle, remake, reuse. Shop sustainably by purchasing unique eco-friendly gifts.
From thoughtful home décor to care packages or from healthy beeswax wraps to long-lasting fashion accessories, the gift ideas from the best sustainable Australian brands on this list will give your giftee the option to swap their plastic, toxic products with cleaner and healthier versions.
Brush It On
Zero-waste personal care products that help people make conscious choices without sacrificing their lifestyle.
For example, this ultimate zero-waste beauty care package has you covered from brushing your teeth in the morning to removing your makeup at night. Comprising - a Designer Bamboo Toothbrush, a Bamboo Vegan Makeup Brush Set, Reusable Makeup Remover Pads (10pcs), a Natural Loofah Body Scrub, and a Reusable Safety Razor, this pack is a routine that you can feel good about in many ways!
Fighting plastic pollution, 100% of Brush It On’s profits go directly to organisations that protect the planet’s oceans, forests, and wildlife.
Denz & Co
Rising up against the current throwaway culture in the fashion industry, designer Kate Bordessa of Denz & Co creates modern yet timeless statement stainless steel earrings, handcrafted in a studio in the Noosa Hinterland.
Rose gold, black, gold, or silver these earrings are a stand out addition to your jewellery collection!
Mojo Candle Co.
Comprising diffusers and soy wax candles, Mojo Candle Co. collects wine and beer bottles from local pubs and wineries and transforms them into the best luxurious eco-friendly gifts for any occasion! The diffusers made from reclaimed beer bottles are hand-poured in small batches with premium-quality reed diffuser oil and premium-grade fragrance oils. And the candles are individually cut from reclaimed wine and beer bottles and hand-poured in the Southern Highlands with 100% soy wax.
So what are the benefits of soy wax? In contrast to traditional paraffin wax made from petroleum, coal, or oil shale, soy wax is natural derived from Soybeans that grow easily. There is cleaner burning and less likely to trigger allergies –no nasties in the air! Also, since soybeans are a vegetable, soy wax is naturally biodegradable. Moreover, soy wax has a lower melting point than paraffin wax. Therefore, soy wax not only burns cooler and will last longer than paraffin candles, but a stronger aroma is also present due to a larger pool around the wick. So there you go, you can enjoy these delicious scents for a loooong time!
Organics for Lily
From Test Tube teas to Deluxe Tea Party sets, these herbal tea blends from Organics for Lily have sourced their ingredients based on traditional evidence and scientific research to ensure maximum therapeutic benefit with great taste!
Using a range of certified and locally grown organic herbs, tea, and spices, the brand packages its teas in reusable glass jars and uses bags made from 100% recycled materials.
The Tea Bottle Gift set lets you brew your tea on the go! All you need to do is pop the tea leaves tea to add water, add the built-in stainless steel strainer, and your brew has begun! The bottle made of double-walled borosilicate glass is reusable with an airtight eco-friendly bamboo lid keeping the tea fresh while preventing leaks.
You can also try out their test tube range which includes flavours such as traditional chai, cold & flu, refresh me, or relax me!
Melbourne-based Champ Co. creates jewellery and household products using recycled airplane tires and recycled rubber offcuts. With a background in architecture design, designer Lauren Steller creations take on architectural shapes, texture, colour, and depth.
And using all the offcuts of the table placemats or trivets, the designer crafts some very distinctive jewellery pieces such as bangles and earrings that are quirky and modern. In case you end up sleeping wearing them or place them right at the bottom of your loaded bag. You can always fix the little bend by laying them on a flat surface in the sun for a half-hour or so, and they will come back good!
Paper go Round
Greeting cards made using recycled paper? Yes, that’s not so rare. But making cards using recycled paper and filled with seeds? Now that’s rare!
Handmade in Australia from recycled office paper and printer and papermill offcuts, Paper-Go-Round uses quality seeds from Aussie farms to create one-of-a-kind seeded paper. Around 100kg of recycled paper is used to make the seeded paper. The sustainable brand handmakes paper using old techniques to ensure the planet has a future.
All you need to do is plant the paper under 3mm of soil and water well and watch them grow!
A great addition to corporate gifts, seeded paper can also add a significant impact to a promotion or provide delightful charm to a corporate invitation or announcement. Works great for mailings, handouts, and any promotions with its personal touch! Works great for businesses to send out for birthdays, seasonal campaigns, or appointment reminders. Amongst the clutter of flyers and brochures, this unique plantable paper remains memorable!!
Natural, healthy, and sustainable alternative to using plastic wrap.
These washable and reusable beeswax food wraps from Apiary Made created using certified organic cotton, pure beeswax, and organic jojoba butter are perfect for wrapping cheese, bread, herbs, sandwiches, salads, or to keep your fruit and veggies fresh!
Apiary Made handcrafts gorgeous, nutritious, ethical, and nutrient-rich lifestyle products from the lovely beehive products. Their bee-utiful selection includes raw honey straight from the hive, Australia's original Jelly Bush Honey skincare line, and sustainable beeswax wraps made with organic cotton.
Through Honey for Hope they raise funds for Heifer International - an organisation that helps families to overcome hunger, poverty, and to develop sustainable incomes.
Seed & Sprout Co.
Plastic-free swaps made simple!
Seed & Sprout Co. develops their products with their end of life in mind. Their products are either long-lasting or recyclable, compostable, or zero-waste.
For example, you can add the Un-Plastic cling wrap, cellulose sponges, or cotton bamboo earbuds to the home compost at the end of their life. You can re-use and recycle the compact tin of their organic lip balm, silicone-made muffin cups, fresh food Pouch, or baking mats. And when we talk zero-waste, Seed & Sprout’s vegan and plastic-free soap bars are the ultimate examples!!
One Happy Leaf
If you are looking for cute eco-friendly gifts for her, you have landed on the right sustainable and ethical jewellery brand! One Happy Leaf’s planet-friendly accessories laser-cut from honey brown bamboo wood cares for the environment! A tree is planted on your behalf for every purchase, making the world greener.
Why bamboo is the best choice for eco-friendly jewellery?
Fast-growing and requiring little water to survive, bamboo is an excellent alternative to precious metals and gemstones. Unlike mining, the biodiversity of the area where the bamboo is grown does not get affected by production. There are no living pests - hence no pesticides or fertilisers. Moreover, since bamboo is actually grass (and not wood), it will grow back, time and time again!
Also, please note that no big bears are going hungry because the species of bamboo the brand uses is Phyllostachys pubescens, Moso Bamboo, which is not panda food!
Elvis & Kresse
Since 2005 Elvis & Kresse have been rescuing raw materials, transforming them into luxury lifestyle accessories, and donating 50% of profits back to charities. Starting by saving London's decommissioned fire-hose from going to landfill, the brand creates stunning lifestyle accessories by transforming wastes (that would otherwise harm the environment) with the help of highly-skilled, traditional craftsmanship.
Elvis & Kresse's vibrant Torpedo Cufflinks made from genuine decommissioned fire hoses are classic in design and a great choice if you are looking for personality-based gifting for the stylish men in your life!