10 eco-friendly Christmas gift ideas for a sustainable Noel

Whether you’re buying Christmas gifts for customers, stocking fillers for family, or a sneaky little something for yourself, you don’t have to compromise on the health of the planet this year. 

2020 is the year of the eco-friendly Christmas gift, as more people attempt to minimise their carbon footprint and help others to do the same.

And, with a great selection of sustainable stocking fillers to match anyone’s budget, there’s no reason why you can’t have an eco-friendly Christmas too.

To help inspire your Christmas shopping, here are some of our favourite eco-friendly Christmas gift ideas for 2020:

1. Seed Christmas crackers & cards

What better than a gift that lasts well beyond the Christmas period and into the new year and beyond?
My Green Christmas’ beautifully designed eco-friendly Christmas crackers and cards bring a touch of joy to the festive season, as well as containing the longlasting gift of flower or herb seeds that bring happiness long after Christmas is over.
Plus, spend over £30 and they’ll plant a tree on your behalf!
From £10.00 | My Green Christmas | Buy now

2. Aarke Carbonator III

Hot off the press: It may sound like something out of an action-packed robot movie, and it may look like something out of James Bond’s kitchen, but the Carbonator III is actually a pretty fancy soda-maker for the home.

This minimalist stainless-steel soda maker comes in a variety of stylish colours and is ideal for anyone gulping their way through plastic bottles. And, the latest version eliminates even more plastic parts in its design, making it an even better buy. Simply fill a bottle, pull the lever and enjoy the wide variety of flavour concoctions.

From £219.00 | Aarke | Buy now

2. Halo compostable coffee pod subscription

For the coffee-lover in your life, why not treat them to a subscription of sustainability, with a Halo speciality-grade, compostable coffee pod subscription.

Halo delivers the world’s best coffees, in a way that’s best for the world. Their premium coffees are sourced from some expert coffee farmers and are encased in a convenient, 100% home compostable coffee pod.

Simple throw the used coffee pod in a compost, flowerbed or recycling bin for it to completely disappear within 90 days. It also acts as a natural plant fertiliser too – making it two gifts in one.

£26.00 | Halo | Order now

3. A carbon-sequestering tree

Not everyone needs a back garden to receive and plant a tree this Christmas. With the MoreTrees platform, you can gift the planting of trees across the world to family, friends and clients.

MoreTrees will even send them a customised message from you, along with information on how much CO2 that tree will go on to sequester and how they can pay the gift forward.

And, it’s not just the gift of climate action. Every tree planted is a tree that supports a local community, feeds a family, supports an eco-system and reverses the effects of deforestation.

£1.00 | MoreTrees | Buy now

4. A pre-loved gift via 2Hand

Pre-loved gifts are in fashion this season – saving the planet while saving your wallet.

We all know that the planet is unable to cope with our disposable lifestyle, but shopping second hand can be timeconsuming and risky. Not with 2Hand.

2Hand does the second-hand hunting for you, searching all the sites that they are linked to, sending you products matching your search criteria – the ultimate hassle-free Christmas gift.

£variable | 2Hand | Search now

5. CorkyYogis cork yoga mat and block

Anyone starting the new year with a new fitness plan will love CorkyYogi’s cork yoga mat and block. Made from the shaved bark of the cork oak, this yoga mat and block are incredibly eco-friendly and harm no trees in the manufacturing process. The cork is also thermo-bonded to a recyclable tree rubber bottom, meaning that no glue or plastic is used either.

Since cork is impermeable to water, this yoga mat is naturally self-cleaning and idea for hot yoga – bonus. And, as an added bonus, CorkYogis is a social enterprise and donates 10% of its profits to Destiny Reflection, a charity that empowers women affected by sex slavery and human trafficking.

£78.00 | CorkYogis | Shop now 

6. Hip reusable straws

The Hip SquakyCleanStraw™ is the only straw that unzips open to thoroughly clean – allowing you to rid the world of plastic straws without worrying about lurking smoothie germs.

The platinum-grade silicone clips together to form a leak-proof seal for drinking, and easily unclips to rinse or wipe clean. Even better, the Hip reusable straw is made of BPA-free, plastic-free, high-heat resistant silicone that allows you to enjoy your hot and cold drinks safely. Ours is a G&T.

£9.00 | Amazon | Buy now

7. LSA recycled craft beer glasses

If craft beer is more their thing, these stylish craft beer glasses from LSA are mouth-blown from 100% recyclable glass – making them eco-friendly and beautiful at the same time.

These generously sized glasses are perfect for enjoying a nice, cold craft beer, or you can use them for long cocktails or the perfect G&T. They also come in recyclable packing printed with organic ink – what more could you want?

£20.00 set of two | LSA | Shop now 

8. Lush Honey I Washed the Kids Soap & Dish Set

Lush is known for its sustainable products that are 100% vegetarian, ethically sourced and in naked packaging. And, since 2020 was the year of handwashing, what better gift to give than the gift of a plastic-free soap and dish set.

This moisturising soap bar is packed full of English honey, sweet orange oil and bergamot oil, creating a sweet caramel scent that’s almost good enough to eat. The handmade soap dish is also made from 80% recycled clay, making handwashing the new night in.

£22.00 | Lush | Buy now

9. Lavender Fields Natural Wax Candle

A little “me” present now. Folly & Roses’ Lavender Fields natural wax candle is made from a signature blend of rapeseed and coconut oils, with no additional preservatives, soy, palm oil, beeswax or paraffin.

It’s sustainable, vegan-friendly and comes in a pretty glass jar too. Go on – you deserve it.

£3.75 | Etsy | Shop now

10. bio-bean Eco-Friendly Coffee Logs

And finally, if anyone does deserve coal this year, you can still deliver while protecting the planet with bio-bean Coffee Logs.

These eco-friendly Coffee Logs are made from recycled coffee grounds that generate 80% fewer emissions than if they were sent to a landfill. They also burn 20% hotter and longer than kiln-dried wood and contain grounds from 25 coffees per log – coal doesn’t have to be a bad gift after all.

£8.75 | Amazon | Shop now

Merry Christmas to all and to all sustainable living

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