Ethical Christmas Gift Guide – 63 Places to Shop For Sustainable Holiday Giving 2019

ethical holiday gifts for mindful people

Kira Simpson

Our annual ethical Christmas and holiday gift guide is back for 2019!

Instead of creating a list of products you might not find useful, this is a list of ethical and sustainable brands and stores so you can hunt for the perfect ethical Christmas gift for the special humans in your life. I’ve broken them down into categories to make it easier to search.

This year’s guide is chock full of fantastic brands and small businesses doing good things for people and the planet. There’s also a few special offers exclusive to The Green Hub readers. Happy gift hunting!

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ethical christmas gift guide 2019

Organic Crew

Your one-stop-shop for ethically made basics. Melbourne based duo, Mel and Bannie formed Organic Crew with a deep desire to bring passion and purpose to each design in their range. Every piece is made locally in Melbourne using GOTS Certified organic cotton.

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Sustainable Fashion

Reformation

Cult ethical sustainable favourite Reformation is the perfect place to find a gift for the eco-conscious fashionista. With a range of styles in sustainable fabrics, they’re also size-inclusive and have some very cute accessories.

eco|mono

Your one-stop-shop for an incredible range of Australian and New Zealand fashion brands in monochrome and neutral styles.

Spell & The Gypsy Collective

Spell & The Gypsy Collective are a Byron Bay-based label that has garnered a global cult following of bohemian dreamers and high-fashion style mavens alike.

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Lois Hazel

Every woman needs a Lois Hazel piece in her wardrobe. This talented Melbourne designer creates the stunning, and wearable pieces using recycled deadstock fabric. The latest collection Fold features beautiful bright prints in luxe fabrics, perfect for the holiday season and every summer beyond.

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Well Made Clothes

Australia’s largest ethical fashion marketplace featuring some incredible brands from around the world. The perfect place to find a unique gift for the woman who loves fashion.

GlamCorner

Australia’s largest online dress rental store. This store is a mecca for affordable designer dresses. No more investing in a special occasion outfit you wear once. They do gift cards so you can share the sustainable fashion love with your BFF for Christmas.

Girlfriend

Your go-to for ethical luxe sportswear. Girlfriends range is made from recycled water bottles and fishing nets and designed to withstand even the most vigorous sweat sess. For ladies who lift, these will definitely pass the squat test!

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Time IV Watches

Who doesn’t want a watch for Christmas?! Spreading the message for a more sustainable and compassionate earth, PETA approved Time IV vegan watches are made from a very cool fabric called Pinatex – which is pineapple leather. With styles for guys and girls – they’ve got you covered for gifts for the animal lovers in your life.

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Natural Beauty

Biome Eco Store

Biome only sells palm oil-free products, making it the perfect place to find a cruelty free natural beauty gift. They also have a fantastic zero waste and DIY beauty section in store (Balmoral, Brisbane) and online.

conscious.kin

A mecca for Australian and New Zealand natural and organic beauty brands. They have a huge range of products including some lovely gift packs. Receive 10% off your order using the code GREENHUB.

Nourished Life

So much natural beauty and wellness goodness. They’ve even curated an awesome Christmas gift list including some beautiful gift packs making the shopping experience even easier for you.

Lewin & Reilly

Handcrafted with love on beautiful subtropical Waiheke Island, New Zealand, using organic native botanicals. House is beautiful luxurious glass bottles, Lewin & Reilly is the perfect gift for someone who loves organic luxury skincare. Receive 10% off using code GREENHUB – Shop here

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Rohr Remedy

Natural, cruelty-free, vegan skincare made using Australian native ingredients, medicinal botanicals, and dermatological science to create the most beautiful products which are good for your skin and kind to the planet. Anyone would be thrilled to unwrap a gift from Rohr Remedy on Christmas morning!

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Plastic-free and zero waste

Seed & Sprout

Insta-worthy storage jars, stainless steel lunch boxes, plastic-free started kits and now a plastic-free bathroom and beauty range – Seed & Sprout is a must-visit for gift ideas. They even do zero waste gift wrapping!

Wander Lightly

Deodorants, body bars, face oils & natural bug repellents which come in the cutest cardboard packaging which is 100% home compostable.

Nourished Life 

They have a great range of plastic-free products from reusable starter kits to package free beauty products

Biome Zero Waste Beauty

This new clean beauty collection from Biome comes housed in cute reusable and recyclable glass jars. Each product is made up of minimal and single ingredients. Multi-purpose products designed to be mixed and matched to suit your skincare needs and, save you money.

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Nowhere & Everywhere

This Zero-waste store and environmental education site is the perfect place to shop for sustainable and planet-friendly gifts. This year they’ve put together a range of zero-waste starter kits packaged in these gorgeous holiday-themed boxes.

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Jewelry lovers

YCL Jewels

YCL make timeless pieces made to be loved and worn over a lifetime. Each collection is made in limited, and small batch runs, and all collections are available until they sell out.

31 Bits

Artisan made 31 Bits have a mix of gold, silver and beaded jewelry with a little something for everyone. They also offer a range of homewares.

Holly Ryan

Stunning gold plated jewelry made in Brisbane. Their pieces are a little edgy but very wearable for every day. They also have a closed-loop system, where you can return your pre-owned Holly Ryan jewelry in the original jewelry box for store credit.

Concrete Jellyfish

Inspired by Australian flora, fauna, and culture Concrete Jellyfish craft the most magical, bright and fun pieces of wearable art, your gift recipient will love you for.

Luna & Rose

Handmade in Bali, sustainable jewelry and accessories for sun-seekers across the globe, using a closed-loop production with 99% recycled sterling silver and electronic parts to create our collections. These are my pick for the perfect Christmas gift this year.

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Shoes & Handbags to last a lifetime

NISOLO

Side bags, pouches, weekender bags, and totes, made ethically from the highest quality leathers and canvas. Like their shoes. Nisolo’s bags are made to last.

ABLE

Loved by celebrities like Julianne Hough, Able make the world’s most perfect tote called the Mamuye. I’ve owned a tan one for five years and it’s still going strong. They also have a range of clutches and crossbody bags.

St Agni

Gorgeous leather shoes and bags handmade in Byron Bay. Their Bunto slides have reached cult status, they’re that comfy. They also do clothing, swimwear, and jewelry.

Nisolo

Cute, comfy and style to suit everyone. My pick is the Ecuador Huarache Sandals. They only ship within the US but Aussies can use Australia Post’s US postal service to ship home.

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Sans Beast

SANS BEAST: Sans = without.  Beast = animal. A collection of ethically made, style-forward vegan handbags that use no animal products. Perfect for the vegan eco-conscious fashionista, made with love and designed to last.

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For Beach & summer lovers

The Beach People

Creators of the original round towel The Beach People have a whole range of beautifully designed products for the beach and home.

 

 

 

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Two Sparrow

Australian ethical swimwear brand Two Sparrow makes seriously good swimwear in a range of flattering styles to suit every body, that you’ll be wearing all summer and every summer beyond. Founder Jade follows the mantra is to buy less, buy better quality and better fitting swimwear to reduce waste from fast fashion swimwear.

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For the guys

Bondi Joe

For the mindful man who needs shorts he can wear from beach to bar. Bondi Joe Boardies are made from 100% recycled plastic bottles, designed to be practical and comfortable. (My hubby owns a pair and loves them).

Everlane

Everlane has the most incredible curated gift guide for men this year. I’m loving the backpacks and the cotton crew tees.

Nimble 

Nimble portable, and wireless charging devices made with organic hemp, recycled plastic, and plant-based plastic materials. The products are designed to have a minimal environmental impact, and ultimately a lower cost passed onto consumers as the sleek design means no excessive parts or packaging. I own one and love it.

Allbirds

Made from merino wool and dubbed the world’s most comfortable sneakers, Allbirds shoes and are a B Corp certified company. They look as stylish as they are comfortable and they come in a wide range of colours.

Patagonia

If he’s an outdoor and adventure lover, Patagonia is the best place to find a practical and sustainable gift. They also have a new range of Fairtrade Certified boardshorts made from recycled spandex.

Parker Clay

Designed in California, handmade in Ethiopia, B-Corp certified Parker Clay bags are affordable luxury from everyday totes to weekenders and travel bag. These guys are all about fashion for purpose and giving back, the perfect gift for that person who is notoriously hard to buy for.

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For the little ones

Ecotoys

Beautiful wooden toys, nontoxic paints and educational projects for kids aged 0-12 years. Ecotoys has a HUGE range of products making it your one stop shop for finding the perfect eco-friendly kids present.

Eco Child

These guys have a great range of clothes, homewares as well as the more practical stuff such as dummies and things for mealtimes.

Modimade

Modimade wants to change the way you shop by offering children’s toys and clothing, all handmade by Cambodian artisans who founder Anna works closely with.

Yoli and Otis

This Byron Bay brand make the sweetest children’s clothes in natural dyed linen and cotton. While you’re there, check out the women’s fashion, it’s gorgeous. They also have a Facebook group where you can buy and sell preloved kids Yoli and Otis clothes.

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Curated With Conscience

Curated With Conscience connects socially conscious people who appreciate the unique and the beautiful with the very best of gifts that do good. Helping you to give a gift that aligns with your (and the recipients) values while supporting small businesses doing good for the planet.

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Handmade & Fairtrade

Coming soon…

 

 

Kira Simpson

Kira Simpson is a sustainability advocate, climate optimist and founder, and editor of The Green Hub. Her own sustainable living journey began five years ago when she realised our choices matter. What we eat, where we shop, what we wear, how we live, these choices have the power to shape the kind of world we want to live in. Since launching The Green Hub in 2016 she has grown the blog to become a platform for sustainable fashion and conscious living helping people make lifestyle choices which are kinder to the planet.