10 Eco Gifts for Christmas
I love to buy gifts for loved ones but hate to add to the consumerism of the festive period. Here are some stocking fillers and eco gifts for the environmentally conscious.
Georganics Electric Toothbrush:
If you love an electric toothbrush but hate the plastic and waste associated look no further. Georganics make the Sonic toothbrush which uses recyclable heads, has a long battery life and comes in plastic-free packaging. One charge lasts for 5 weeks and you only need to recycle your head every 3 months. I love mine!
Vaso glass straws:
Ditch the plastic with these pretty, reusable, recyclable and sustainable glass straws from Vaso. They are free from plastics, toxins, mineral oils and BPA so are a great choice for eco gifts. Easy to clean and dishwasher safe. £12.49 for a pack of 4. *
These award winning Rudolph refiners from The Konjac Sponge Company are sustainable, vegan and cruelty free. Made from a type of potato, they are naturally alkaline and full of vitamins & minerals. The sponges deep clean, exfoliate, soften and stimulate blood flow which maintains the skin’s PH balance. Suitable for the most sensitive of skin. £6.99. *
These fun toilet sprays from environmentally conscious Poo-Pourri are a cheeky gift for a Secret Santa or friend. Using a blend of essential oils and no synthetic fragrance, parabens, phthalates, alcohol, aerosols or formaldehyde. It is also cruelty free and all importantly smells really lovely. $9.95. *
A reusable tumbler from Greens Steel ($21.00) has a lifetime warranty! Pictured above is the Beast which comes in a range of HUGE sizes and cool colours. It is double insulated so keeps drinks hot or cold and comes with a steel straw too.*
Support a charity:
How about a donation to a charity personal to the replicant? You are able to buy a dog or cat a Christmas dinner or perhaps sponsor a dog with Dogs Trust? Choose a price and charity to suit your loved one.
Cruelty free pampering:
Cruelty free, eco friendly pampering is always a top choice for eco gifts with me. See our comprehensive collection of ethical brands here. Prices to suit every budget.
Wrap it up:
Using alternatives to cling film and disposable types of food wrap is so important in the quest to reduce plastic. Reusable Beebagz offer a sustainable storage alternative at £14.99 for a snack pack (which contains two bags). Plastic free, silicone, reusable storage bags by Stasher are also excellent for storing food, freezing and cooking. Priced at £9.99 for a snack bag.
This sandwich wrap from the Donkey Sanctuary is not only cute but is super easy to use, wipeable and supports this valuable charity. £10.99.
Refilling bottles of cleaning products, cooking oils and cosmetics is not only better for the environment but also cheaper. This oil mister by Prepara (£12.99) uses less oil than pouring so is great for the health conscious too. Gifting a refillable bottle to a loved one can help them gain all the benefits of refilling rather than rebuying.
Gift an experience:
An experience with a loved one can make memories that last a lifetime. Whether it is a day out or a night away, gift vouchers can be bought from many restaurants, theatres, spas and hotels- there really is something for everyone! I love a voucher for a holistic treatment or afternoon tea personally. Prices to suit all budgets.
We hope that you enjoy these eco stocking fillers and ideas for thoughtful and alternative gifts. Please share your eco gift ideas in the comments below.
We were kindly asked to review some of the products in this collection (marked with *). We only featured products we considered excellent and as always all views are our own.