Gifts for eco warriors
Ethical gifts for eco warriors
With more and more people becoming aware of the need to think carefully about the resources we are using in our daily lives and the impact this is having on the planet as a whole, the desire to buy ethical gifts is also increasing.
We all love giving gifts but choosing a thoughtful present for someone means thinking about the things they love and care about and will bring them joy when they open it and use it. If you’re buying for an eco-warrior or hoping to inspire more eco-warriors then ethical waste-free gifts that respect people and the plant should be high on your list this Christmas.We’ve put together our pick of the best eco-friendly gifts that are perfect for showing your loved ones how much you care.
Top gifts for eco warriors
1. Give the gift of zero waste picnics.
A hamper (or reusable shopping bag) full of reusable picnic treats make a great gift for the eco-warrior in your life. Stainless steel straws, bamboo cutlery, washable sandwich wraps or snack bags and a reusable bottle all make great gifts. And the best thing about this present is you can spend as much or as little as you like.
2. Help make their kicthen plastic free.
Again this is a great gift that you can personalise to your recipient and your budget. We love the coconut scourers or dish brushes to replace plastic sponges, reusable wipes to get rid of the need for paper towels, wax wraps to replace cling films and cotton produce bags that can be taken to the shops and keep food fresher for longer in the fridge.
3. Waste free bathroom essentials.
Everyone needs a toothbrush and we use them every day. Plus they only last for a few months before you need to replace them. This makes a simple bamboo toothbrush a great gift for anyone that is trying to live a greener lifestyle. In a similar vein, an eco-friendly safety razor makes a great gift. Although you’ll have to know them well enough to know if they’d use it.
Other great bathroom essentials include bar soap (we love Agnes and Cat soap on a rope or grown-ups and Daisy Rainbow duck soaps for kids), plastic-free bath melts, shampoo bars and moisturising lotion bars.
4. Cosy gifts for eco-friendly snuggling.
Sometimes it's nice for a gift to be about indulgence and luxury rather than explicitly about saving the planet. But luxury doesn’t have to mean ethical goes out the window. Soy wax candles in glass jars that smell amazing, super soft throws made from recycled bottles and ethically made bamboo socks all make great gifts for eco-warriors depending on your budget.
5. Gift an experience.
Of course if you’re really trying to be as eco-friendly and ethical as you can be then buying stuff isn’t always the answer, especially if it’s something you’re not 100% sure the person will use. Instead, why not treat them to a meal at an ethical restaurant, an organic veg box, a picnic in the park, or a subscription for something you think they’d love.
And if you feel like ethical gifts are expensive, check out these ideas for ethical gifts under £10 here.