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11 Sustainable Christmas Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List


The Best Eco-Friendly Gifts for Family and Friends

Having trouble shopping for a thoughtful gift this Christmas for each of your loved ones that is carefully handcrafted, ethically sourced, and supports small businesses?

These sustainable gifts for Christmas are fantastic choices to give if you’re that eco-conscious friend that wants to give thoughtful, zero-waste, and eco-minded gifts to those you love most in life without the big carbon footprint and all the unnecessary waste. 

Here are some of our favourite green fashion picks that are sure to be the perfect gift ideas for your favourite people while being good to the planet.

The Best Eco-Friendly Gifts for Christmas

Patagonia Los Gatos Quarter-Zip Fleece

There couldn’t be a better time to gift one of Patagonia’s long-lasting, snug fleeces than on Christmas morning. This sustainable high-pile fleece is made from 100% recycled polyester and will last for years to come. 

Baggu Reusable Shopping Bag

This is one of the most useful sustainable gifts for Christmas that can be used every day. Baggu’s reusable bags are an eco-friendly alternative to the single-use plastic bags you find at stores. 

They carry 2-3 plastic bags’ worth of groceries or up to 50 lbs, and they’re made from 100% recycled nylon. You can even wash them in the washing machine, so they will genuinely last a loved one for years to come and bring them closer to zero-waste and plastic-free living.

Veja Rio Branco Alveomesh Sneakers

Made from materials such as rubber and rice waste, recycled polyester, and organic materials, Veja is known for its eco-friendly practices and stylish designs. 

These shoes are breathable and comfortable enough to wear for any occasion, and this pair is coated with non-toxic water-repellent oils, which will protect the sneakers in drizzly weather. This is one of the best and most stylish eco-friendly gifts for your close circle.

Lucy & Yak Organic Corduroy Dusky Pink Dungarees

Nearly 100% of sustainable brand Lucy & Yak’s products are either recycled or made with sustainably-sourced materials and come in plastic-free, recyclable packaging, making them fantastic eco-friendly gifts that are sure to last. 

The brand also encourages customers to return any clothes that they no longer wear to be recycled and offer a token of up to £20 to use in their stores.

Fjallraven Kånken Mini Backpack

For that fashionable teen in your life, this backpack is a perfect choice. 

Fjallraven aims to use recycled and sustainable materials for their iconic bags, which are well-known to last years and years. In 2012 they stopped using fluorocarbons, which harm the environment and joined the Fair Labor Association the following year, an organization that supports workers’ rights.

Alkeme Atelier Vegan Leather Round Crossbody

This sustainable and stylish handbag is one of the cutest eco-friendly gifts made from 70% recycled materials, such as recycled wood fibre and pre-consumer recycled polyester, which would have otherwise been wasted and ended up in a landfill.

This eco-friendly brand’s vegan-friendly leather products are just as durable as real leather.

Uncommon Goods Repurposed Sari Patchwork Apron

This eco-friendly gift from the independent brand Uncommon Goods is made from recycled materials and is perfect for cooks or foodies. 

Handmade in Bangladesh, artisans stitch repurposed sari swatches together, then decorate the aprons with traditional Kantha stitches in contrasting colours. Each variation is one-of-a-kind, making it one of the best personalised zero-waste gifts.

Socks That Plant Trees

These sustainable socks from Conscious Steps are made from organic cotton and recycled fabrics, cruelty-free, and certified by GOTS, the Global Organic Textile Standard. As the name suggests, four trees are planted for every pack that is purchased. 

Even better, their eco-friendly products support several different charities by donating profits from their sock sales, allowing shoppers to pick their cause and making this gift even more personal by choosing an organization close to the heart of your gift recipient.

Liewood Jackson Reversible Jacket

This luxe reversible jacket made with recycled plastic bottles is one of the best sustainable gifts for your little niece or nephew. Cosy and stylish, it has lovely detailing and an ecological water-repellent finish.

Atypical Thing Delicate Daisy Chain Hoops

This sustainable brand offers completely unique hand-made-in-the-UK jewellery, meaning that no two pieces on the planet will be the same. 

These understated earrings are made from recycled metal, using traditional silversmithing techniques, and are hypo-allergenic. They also reduce waste by providing a recycled cotton jewellery bag and plastic-free packaging, making it a perfect all-around sustainable gift this Christmas.

Stay Wild Sierra Bikini Top

Female-founded small business Stay Wild Swim is wholly dedicated to making green and ethical clothing. The brand’s made-in-the-UK swimwear is made from regenerated yarn from ocean-bound plastic and nylon waste. 

The Sierra bikini top is designed to mix and match with other products from the brand, or an existing pair of bottoms, making them one of the most versatile sustainable Christmas gifts.

Final Note

Being an eco-conscious person can be challenging during this season, especially when you want to give your loved ones the best sustainable gifts that you know they’ll use without sacrificing your carbon footprint. 

Luckily, there are so many eco-friendly gift ideas out there that you can shop sustainably. No matter what they love, you’re sure to find your favourites the perfect sustainable Christmas gift.

Ellora Sharma

Ellora Sharma is a 26-year-old fashionmonger from Leeds. She discovered her love for fashion through the many intricate and flashy designs found in the Bollywood films she religiously watched when she was younger (and continues to watch to this day). She has since developed an affinity for colourful and distinctive clothing, and loves to experiment with her style on the daily. She wants to help others find the same kind of joy and fun in clothing as she has.

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