Sustainable gift guide 2018 | zero waste inspired

December 6, 2018

This blog post goes in conjunction with a video I posted on my youtube channel with a series of good gift/experience ideas, which you can watch HERE (video will go live Dec 12th, 2018). There I shared my top 10 gift and top 10 experience gift ideas, most of which are not included in this post. Happy holidays! Hope these ideas help! x

 

. . . small gifts & stocking stuffers . . . . . . . . . . . .

〰 up-cycled jars with bulk candies or chocolate

〰 Eco kitchen scrubbers (or this one)

〰 Second hand books

〰 basket of some homemade body oil & such

〰 bulk teas

〰 plastic free hair ties

〰 shampoo bars & lush tins

〰 Reusable zip-lock bags from Stasher

 

 

. . .wrapable gifts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

 

for friends

〰 Pela phone case

〰 sustainably made jewelry from Alice Gwyneth

〰 something from my personal wish list

〰 french press coffee maker

Osea skincare goodies! (my fave! I have my eyes on this Undaria Algae Oil)

〰 Osea Nerve Oil (elevates your mood!)

〰 set of cute thrifted mugs

〰 solid perfume from Pacifica

〰 some tinctures from my friend, Sonia's herbal shop, Earth and Coven

〰 bamboo mason jar lid (omg I want this!!) from Wilder Goods

〰 Mindfulness cards by Rohan Gunatillake

〰 recycled yoga mat from hejhej-mats

celulose lunch bag from EcoCollectiveSeattle

 Pottery for the Planet (Or similar if outside of Aus/NZ, such as Kara Leigh Ceramics, or my fave Hydro Flask)

〰 Cute print by an artist like @qijiti

〰 vintage goodies from the thrift store

 

 

for your mans

〰 solid cologne by The Beer Soap Company

〰 muscle & joint rub (lol I love this stuff! and it's compostable!) by Brooklyn Alchemist

〰 organic socks and other goodies from Organic Basics

〰 wood handle safety razor by BamBaw & vegan beard balm by Caesura

〰 64oz growler from HydroFlask , Klean Kanteen , Stanley, Miir , or Yeti

〰 french press coffee maker 

〰 vintage goodies from the thrift store

 

 

for your parents

〰 unpaper towels from Etsy

〰 reusable produce bags from Dans Le Sac

〰 candles from Homesick or PF Candle co.

〰 house plant or home-made terrarium

〰 organic socks and other goodies from Organic Basics

〰 Wine Punts 

〰 DIY cleaning kit by Cleaning Essentials

〰 Homemade pickles, tomatoes, or other "canned" foods. Or any foods to make them, really!

〰 vintage goodies from the thrift store

 

lgbtq friendly

considering I had a "for the men in your life" section, I'd love take this opportunity to be more inclusive as well! Here are some banging gender neutral gift ideas! Also you can certainly look to the other categories as well! I'm sure there are some suiting gifts in their for your friends/fam/whomever as well!

〰 candles from Homesick or PF Candle co.

〰 something from my personal wish list

〰 organic cotton clothing from Pansy

〰 self care goodies from Meow Meow Tweet

〰 house plant or home-made terrarium

〰 funky thrifted home decor

 

 

for kids & families

〰 TimberChild wooden boards

〰 Wooden toys like these wooden legos or fantasy castle

〰 Pura infant bottles (plastic free stainless steele)

〰 Pura Xl bottles (plastic free stainless stele)

〰 vintage toys/goodies from the thrift store

 

 

. . . Experience-Based Gifts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

〰 Tourist activity in your city (i.e. underground tour in Seattle)

〰 Buy them a few rounds of drinks (straw & plastic cup free of course) next time you're out

〰 Thrifting adventure on you!

〰 Audible membership

〰 Gym membership

〰 Massage

〰 ice skating & hot cocoa day

〰 Old fashioned barbershop shave (for men)

〰 Take them out for a surprise hiking day : plan it all out

〰 Volunteer somewhere for them

〰 Spa day at an eco salon

〰 Pottery making class

 

Donate to their favourite organization!

Here are some of the recommendations you guys left me on instagram of your faves!

〰 Rancho Relaxo

〰 Animal Charity Evaluators

〰 David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

〰 Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary (a personal fave of mine!)

〰 Charity Water

〰 Sea Shepherd (a personal fave of mine!)

〰 YMAD

〰 Oxfam

〰 Pencils of Promise

〰 Local women's shelters

〰 Pasado Safe Place (farm animal sanctuary here in Washington state!)

 

*Someone else also let me know that you can google the 990 form for every organization to see how they use their money! Very important!!

 

 

. . . zero waste wrapping tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

 

option no. 01 : furoshiki method! (pictured below)

option no. 02 : Or up-cycle something you have lying around your house (like old boxes, newspapers, sheets, etc.)

 

 

 

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