Top 10 eco-friendly gifts the environment will thank you for

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Range of gifts from toilet paper to honey to cosmetics and clothing.
You can buy great gifts and keep your promise to be a sustainable Santa this year.

In recent years, we’ve become more knowledgeable about the effect of excessive plastic use and fast fashion on the environment.

Many Aussie’s have started shopping sustainably as part of their new routine, and big brands are following suit.

Just because it's a holiday where we buy and share presents, it doesn’t mean giving up your goal to shop with conscious intention.

There are so many Australian and international business offering recycled or eco-sustainable products everyone can enjoy.

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We’ve put together an eco-friendly gift guide so you can share the Christmas love to your friends, family and the environment!

Seed & Sprout Organic Farmers Market Set, $89

You can’t go wrong with anything from Seed & Sprout.

The Byron Bay business manufactures eco-sustainable, practical products for everyday use.

This farmers market set includes two tote bags, two mesh totes, five mesh produce bags, four bulk food bags, and a bread bag.

Organic Farmers Market Set from The Iconic

Save The Bees Home Grown Pollination Plant Kit, $28.05

Bees are an integral part of our environmental system!

If you’ve ever seen The Bee Movie, then you know how dull and flowerless a world without bees looks like.

This Save the Bees kit will attract and feed bees and includes two seeds varieties: alyssum and borage.

Save The Bees Home Grown Pollination Plant Kit from Kogan

Eco Blvd Men’s Gift Set, $39.95

Eco Blvd is an Australian small business promoting a greener way of living, and its mission is to make sustainable, yet affordable, products.

So often, women get packs of bubble bath and face masks - let’s switch it up and get the boys a pamper pack.

This gift set comes with a sponge, loofah strap, body brush, nail brush and foot file.

ECO BLVD Men’s Gift Set from Amazon

Athr Beauty Rose Quartz Crystal Gemstone Eyeshadow Palette, $48

Makeup isn’t the most straightforward product to make environmentally friendly, but Athr Beauty has done an excellent job.

If an eyeshadow palette has a mirror in it, it cannot be recycled, which is why this compact has omitted one.

The shadows themselves are infused with rose quartz and are vegan and cruelty-free.

Rose Quartz Crystal Gemstone Eyeshadow Palette from Sephora

Midnight Compressive High-Rise Leggings, $78

For the gym bunny in your life!

These Girlfriend Collective high-rise leggings are made from 25 recycled plastic water bottles.

The Midnight leggings are suitable for HIIT workouts, running and yoga.

They’re designed to last, but when you eventually want to swap them out for a new pair, you can re-recycle them with the ReGirlfriend program.

Midnight Compressive High-Rise Legging from Girlfriend Collective

Frank Green Ceramic Reusable Cup 295ml, $44.95

Having a reusable coffee cup is a no-brainer.

Not only are you saving the planet from all of those (commonly thought of as recyclable but actually plastic) single-use coffee cups, but some cafes will even give you a discount for bringing your own.

It doesn’t have to be coffee: tea, soups, or cold water are all perfect for this cup.

It comes in eight different colours.

Frank Green Ceramic Reusable Cup from The Iconic

FAO Schwarz Sustainable Sloth 10 Inch Plush Toy, $23.99

This sloth isn’t just going to be adored by you and your little one, but by Mother Nature too!

Manufactured out of recycled faux fur and water bottles, it doesn’t compromise on being the softest, snuggliest sloth you’ve ever come across.

Sustainable Sloth 10 Inch Plush Toy from Myer

Winestains Wine Glass Stake - Two Glass Holder, $54.95

We’re just going to put it out there: any picnic can be improved with a glass of vino or two.

This upcycled glass holder is made from recycled wine barrels and is the perfect addition to a beachy picnic lunch.

Winestains is a small Australian business from Adelaide, who handcraft innovative and sustainable products.

Winestains Wine Glass Stake - Two Glass Holder from Biome

Green Gifts: 40 Sustainable and Beautiful Present Ideas, $28.95

Have a crafter in your life?

Normally, crafts use glitter, pipe cleaners, metallic paper and all sorts of other plastic.

This guide is completely eco-friendly and suggests green alternatives to all the usual plastic suspects.

The book includes guides on succulents, gift ideas, self-care treats, on-the-go productive items and more!

Green Gifts: 40 Sustainable and Beautiful Present Ideas from Booktopia

Who Gives a Crap Premium 100 per cent Bamboo Toilet Paper 24 rolls, $36

We recommend gifting this to someone who loves a good giggle!

Who Gives a Crap is an innovative toilet paper company that is plastic-free, utilises carbon-neutral shipping and donates 50 per cent of all profits.

If that's not something to get excited about, we don't know what is.

If you really want to spoil your friend, spring for the subscription model.

Who Gives a Crap bamboo toilet paper

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