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Before we begin with the post I thought it was worth mentioning that obviously the most sustainable gift that you can give this year is no gift at all. Everything we buy has a carbon footprint, there is no way around that. Having said that though I do know that a lot of people still like to give gifts.
What I’d love to see is people getting away from this fast fashion throw away mentality. We should be looking to buy better quality products from sustainable companies and look after the products to make them last.
All of the companies & products I’ve listed below are either companies I use myself or I feel will help you to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Some of the links are affiliate links some aren’t. All affiliate links are marked with a *.
Most of the companies also donate a percentage of their profits to environmental charities.
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WAKEcup Lunch Bag
This stylish and sustainably sourced lunch bag is perfect for lunch on the go. It’s waterproof. lightweight and very durable. It’s large enough to fit a drink in too. Easy to clean, insulated and vegan-friendly.
10% of the profits go directly to WAKEcup’s eco-charity partners The Marine Conservation Society.
Zero Waste Bathroom Kit
This Zero Waste Bathroom Kit is from The Proper Soap Company. Helping you to reduce waste in your bathroom at an affordable price. The kit includes…
- Two different soaps of your choice (11 to choose from)
- One shampoo bar of your choice (3 to choose from)
- A bamboo soap dish
- A 100% cotton soap travel bag
All of the soap & shampoo bars are vegan-friendly, cruelty-free & certified by the Vegetarian Society and Cruelty International.
Pick & Mix Handmade Soaps Gift Set
Choose four different soaps to add to this soap gift set from The Proper Soap Company. The soaps are presented in a natural kraft box with a satin ribbon which means you won’t need additional wrapping paper. The box can either be reused or recycled.
All of the soaps are vegan, cruelty free and come in plastic-free recyclable packaging.
100% Recycled Sunglasses
These sunglasses are made from 100% recycled fishing nets found in the ocean. The lenses are made from Barberini Platinum-Glass™ UV400 polarised offering complete recyclability. They arrive in plastic-free recyclable packaging. Also available in prescription orders.
Pela Compostable Phone Case
Prices vary depending on the size of your phone and the case you choose
These cases are the world’s first 100% compostable eco-friendly phone cases. I have one myself and I love it! I bought the Honey Bee edition. They are really hard wearing and look great on your phone. Obviously, the best bit about them is that they’re 100% compostable so when it comes to the end of its life I can put it into my compost bin in the garden.
So far Pela has raised more than $125,000 for their 1% for the Planet partners. They are a Candian based company so you do have to factor in the shipping footprint if you get one. I have, however, spent many hours researching for a UK based sustainable phone case company and I’m still yet to find one!
Zero Waste Lunch Kit
Currently in the sale £24.99 (Normally £35.94)
This zero waste lunch kit form Boobalou is great for anyone looking to reduce their waste at work or on the go. The kit includes…
1 x Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Bottle
6 x Reusable Silicone Drinking Straws
1 x Organic Bamboo Reusable Spork
1 x Reusable Sandwich Bag
Po-Zu Ethical & Sustainable Shoes
Prices vary depending on the shoes
Po-Zu shoes are made from natural and sustainable materials. They have a great range of men, women, vegan and Star Wars shoes. ‘We believe shoes should be things you fall in love with, and they should be created to last. We also believe you should be able to buy your shoes guilt-free, safe in the knowledge that they were created with love for people and the planet.’
About Gina Caro
Gina is a content creator and award-winning blogger. Her aim is to help you live a more sustainable & simple life. Her blog covers zero waste, minimalism, wellbeing & thrift. She currently lives in Cornwall with her partner, two kids and Charles the dog.