Our Sustainable Christmas Gift Guide for 2021

Kira Simpson

Our annual ethical, sustainable, and eco-friendly Christmas and holiday gift guide is back for 2021!

The act of giving to the people you love is always a fulfilling experience. But doing so in a way that’s mindful of people and the planet makes gift giving so much better.

This year’s guide once again focuses on small businesses and local brands that are good things for people and the planet, chock full of ideas to help you shop for every person on your list.

Micropod Grow Kits
Hope is a Verb book emily Ehlers
The Beach People sustainable summer towels

A few things I’m loving

Micropod Grow Kits

This is what’s on my wishlist this year. Micropods grow kits are designed to sit on your kitchen bench and in just two weeks you’ll have a little microgreens garden! The kits come with everything you need to get started. The grow trays are made from bamboo fibres which are biodegradable and the seed mats are home compostable. This is the perfect gift for just about everyone.

Hope is a Verb – Emily Ehlers

The perfect gift for anyone who is a little stressed about the state of the planet. Emily who you would better know as ecowithem, has created the loveliest illustrated book packed with wisdom, warmth, and practical tips to you help you have hope for a better future.

The Beach People – towels and beach accessories

My go-to for all things beach and outdoors, The Beach People have a whole range of beautifully designed products for summer including their famous round towels (that I love!), beach carts and a gorgeous insulated picnic basket.

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Concrete Jellyfish Australian handmade jewellery Christmas

Jewellery From Small Makers

Luna & Rose

Handmade in Bali, Luna & Rose create gorgeous sustainable jewellery 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. Use the code THEGREENHUB for 10% off

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.

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.

Will Bear ethical sustainable hats
Bondi Joe recycled sustainable mens boardies
Allbirds ethical sustainable running shoes sneakers

A Few Ideas for Him

Will & Bear – hats

With a love for the outdoors and life on the road, Will & Bear have unisex styles inspired by the outdoors with a brand new collection of straw hats just in time for summer. They also partner with trees.org to plant 10 trees for every hat sold.

Bondi Joe

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

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.

Nourished Life organic natural beauty Christmas gifts
Nourished Life organic natural beauty Christmas gifts
Kjaer Weis beauty christmas gifts

The Best Beauty Gifts

Nourished Life

Searching for the perfect gift for the natural and organic beauty lover in your life? Nourished Life have you sorted this year with beauty gift boxes and skincare gift sets, their curated selection of gift ideas has something for everyone, and yourself!

INIKA Organic

Australian natural beauty brand INIKA Organic is Certified Vegan and Cruelty-Free, and all its ingredients are ethically sourced. The perfect gift for the conscious beauty lover in your life. They have outdone themselves this year with a stunning Holiday Gift Collection called The Secret Garden.

Kjaer Weis

Kjaer Weis offers refillable makeup products powder compacts to lipsticks and mascaras, everything from this zero waste beauty brand is designed to be refilled. The luxe metal compacts are reminiscent of something our great-grandmothers would have pulled out to touch up their makeup. Any beauty lover would be thrilled to find this under the tree.

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Made Trade ethical Christmas Gifts
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Things For the home

Made Trade

Made Trade is your one-stop shop for Christmas gift buying this year. They have everything from beautifully crafted homewares to ethical fashion brands, jewellery and even furniture. If you have trouble deciding they have a fantastic curated holiday shop to make your shopping even easier!

BHUMI

Bhumi has a gorgeous collection of Organic cotton bedding, bath, and loungewear, the perfect gift when you want to give something a bit special. Bhumi means “Mother Earth” and every Bhumi purchase has a positive environmental & social impact.

The Dharma Door

Think jute rugs, handwoven baskets and bags, and gorgeous mandala wall hangings. The Dharma Door has some pretty special pieces perfect for giving – or gifting a little something for yourself! As an added bonus, you can feel good giving a gift that is helping to empower the talented woman who made it.

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DIPP ecofriendly pool

For the little ones

Biome – so many gift ideas!

This is your one-stop-shop for eco-friendly Christmas gift ideas for your little ones. Biome has everything from form toys and books to gardening, crafts and a whole range of low waste products.

Little Earth Nest

Beautiful wooden toys, nontoxic paints and educational projects for kids aged 0-12 years. Little Earth Nest has a huge range of handmade products from eco-friendly brands and locally made items from small producers.

DIPP Pool

Australia’s first eco-friendly inflatable pool. DIPP’s pools are entirely biodegradable, non-toxic and they’re produced in a way that reduces the amount of waste going into landfill compared to PVC. Plus they’re super cute! (Also not just for kids)

 

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.