The Conscious Christmas Gift Guide for 2023

Kira Simpson

The Green Hub ethical, sustainable, and eco-friendly Christmas gift guide is back for 2023!

The most thoughtful gifts are those that show how well you know the recipient — what they like, what they want, and what they actually need. Often, the best gift is your time or an experience, but sometimes it’s nice to give a little something, so here are a few ideas.

This year’s guide is once again a celebration of small businesses and local brands doing good things for people and the planet. And if you need extra ideas and gifts for the littles and guys, visit the Brand Directory, and last year’s holiday gift guide is worth checking out too.

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Sustainable Christmas Gift Guide 2023
Frank Green Christmas Gift Set
I Love Linen
First Nations Food Companion Book

Frank Green Gift Sets

The perfect way to introduce someone special to the sustainable lifestyle. Frank Green is known for its sleek, stylish coffee cups and water bottles. Made with ceramic, stainless steel, and a 100% recyclable co-polymer, highly practical and built to last. You can also have them monogrammed for that extra personalised touch.

I Love Linen Bedding

Give these as a pressie to someone who wants a luxe hotel-bed feeling, and you’ll score serious brownie points. I Love Linen bedding is made from 100% organic and Fairtrade cotton and comes in a reusable drawstring bag made from offcuts of production.

First Nations Food Companion

This food lovers’ guidebook is an excellent gift for the foodie in your life. It has 100 delicious recipes featuring native ingredients and their uses in the everyday home kitchen. Books are the gift that keeps giving, and you’ll also benefit when your bestie invites you over for all the delicious meals they’ll be making!

Eco Modern Essentials Diffuser Gift Set
Stitched Up Embroidery Kits
Pottery For The Planet

Eco Modern Essentials Diffuser Set

This luxe ultrasonic mist diffuser, complete with a range of oils by Eco Modern Essentials, would be the perfect addition to any home. The oils are all Australian-made, with no synthetics, and they’re vegan and cruelty-free. On top of this, they’re also a carbon-neutral business.

Stitched Up Embroidery Kits

A sweet crafty present for a friend who needs a creative outlet. These embroidery kits come complete with everything you need to create your own piece of art with kits for all experience levels. Grab one for yourself as well and enjoy a crafternoon together!

Pottery For The Planet 

Know someone who needs to ditch a disposable coffee cup habit? Noosa locals Pottery For The Planet creates gorgeous, one-of-a-kind, handmade coffee cups and bowls. Use this year’s Secret Santa as a gentle nudge to help Frank from the office get their caffeine buzz in a reusable cup.

Seed Sprout Farmers Market kit
Micropod greens Grow Kits
Ethically Kate Book

Seed & Sprout Farmers Market Kit

This ones for the eco-conscious friend who’s trying to live a more sustainable lifestyle. This farmer’s market kit from Seed & Sprout includes everything they need to help them start their low-waste shopping journey.

Micropod Grow Kits

Not sure what to get the person that seemingly has everything? Well, you can’t go wrong with this micro herb growing kit. Designed to sit on your kitchen bench, and in just two weeks, you’ll have a little microgreens garden to sprinkle on your salads! The grow trays are made from biodegradable bamboo fibres, and the seed mats are home-compostable.

Better, Bolder, Different – Ethically Kate

The perfect gift for anyone a little stressed about the state of the planet. Kate’s book is packed with wisdom, warmth, and practical tips to help you embrace sustainable living in all parts of your life. As Kate says, we can all live life a little better. And better is enough.

We the Wild Christmas plant care
Weleda Skin Food Wellbeing Set

We The Wild Plant Care Kit

For the friend with the indoor plant collection – or the one with the not-so-green thumb. This handy little plant care kit takes the guesswork out of caring for your indoor plants. And they come packaged in these cute little gift boxes for the holidays.

DIY Wax Wraps Kits

These make for a great stocking filler or secret Santa gift. Honeybee beeswax food wraps are made with 100% GOTs Certified organic cotton infused with a special blend of Australian beeswax, coconut oil, jojoba oil and natural tree gum products. Enjoy a crafternoon with the kids creating their own beeswax wraps. Simple, fun and easy to make!

Weleda Skin Food Wellbeing Duo

Luxury does not have to break the bank, and the cult favourite Skinfood from Weleda will be a welcome gift in any stocking. This set has one for at-home and one for on the go, so they’ll never be without their favourite multitasking product.

Conscious Step Socks Ethical Christmas Gifts
Koala Eco gift set
Curated with Conscience Christmas gift hamper

Conscious Step Socks

Socks at Christmas may seem like a cliche, but I guarantee these are socks they’ll love to find in their stocking. Conscious Step partners with charity organisations to help plant trees, rescue animals, and support oceans, to name a few. From personal experience, I can say these socks are incredibly comfortable and durable, plus they come in a range of fun colours to brighten up any office outfit!

Koala Eco Gift Trio

This little hamper of eco-cleaning goodies is perfect for someone who wants to live a little greener but doesn’t know where to start. Koala Eco is all about making products that are safe for your family and kinder to the environment. The bottles are made from 100% recycled and recyclable packaging, and for every bottle sold, they donate to One Percent for the Planet.

Curated With Conscience Gift Hamper

Who doesn’t love to get a hamper at Christmas? And these ones help you to give a gift that aligns with your (and the recipient’s) values while supporting small businesses doing good for the planet. Each hamper comes packed with sustainable goodies like organic wines, fair trade chocolates, and handmade gifts from local artisans.

aesop resurrection duo gift set

Journey of Something 1000 Piece Puzzle

The best gift for someone looking to while away a lazy summer holiday. Designed by Yuin woman and artist Heidi Smith, this uniquely Australian puzzle boasts scenes of kangaroo footprints, birthing caves, and beautiful native flowers.

Aesop Ressurection Bath Set

A little luxury for the bathroom counter, Aesop’s best-selling Ressurection handwash and lotion is a double-hit of self-care goodness, and a gift I personally would love to find under the tree. B-Corp certified and cruelty-free, they also use recycled PET for their packaging.

Isla in Bloom Beach Beach Accessories

Give the gift of sun-drenched afternoons by the sea. This Aussie sustainable swim label has just launched a new range of beach accessories in their signature boho prints. From umbrellas and towels to picnic rugs and cooler bags, all made from recycled plastic waste.


Bhumi organic bath robe
Mukti essential kit Christmas
Kakadu Plum Chocolate Gifts

Bhumi Organic Cotton Bath Robe

This unisex organic cotton robe is supremely luxurious, you’ll probably want to keep it for yourself! Farmed and woven in India, Bhumi’s range of organic cotton bedding, bath, and loungewear showcases the best of artisan-made sustainable luxury. The perfect gift when you want to give something a bit special.

Mukti Essential Hero Gift Set

Know someone who needs a little R&R? Gift them this divine natural skincare set from Mukti, whose products are like a spa in a bottle. Featuring their award-winning and best-selling products. Each kit comes in a reusable bag made from regenerated bamboo fibre.

Kakadu Plum Co Chocolate

If you know a discerning chocolate lover, they will love this vegan chocolate gift set. The gift box is made up of Kakadu Plum Co’s best-selling vegan chocolates. And a portion of every bar sale goes to The Plum Project to support Indigenous bush food projects on country.

Earth Greetings 2023 Eco Planner
Beach People Round Towel

Earth Greetings 2023 Planner

A yearly planner is an excellent Christmas gift, it’s one of those things most of us use but often forget to buy before the new year begins. Earth Greetings is an earth-friendly stationery company that uses recycled paper and collaborate with local artists inspired by Australian native flora and fauna. The sales of their products help native wildlife survive habitat loss and climate change. Who said practicality was boring?


Beach People Towels & Beach Fun

For an Australian Christmas, a summer-ready gift is always appropriate. The Beach People have a whole range of beautifully designed products for summer, including their famous round towels, beach carts and a gorgeous insulated picnic basket.

Kira Simpson

Kira Simpson is an environmentalist and sustainability expert. She started The Green Hub as a blog in 2015, which has since grown to become one of Australia’s largest education sites dedicated to helping people live a more sustainable lifestyle.