Unique Christmas Gift Ideas That’s Also Kind to The Planet

It’s that time of the year already when you need to start planning your gift-giving ritual. Choosing unique gifts for your loved ones can be tricky. The biggest problem is we fall into a holiday shopping rut, ending up in the same stores every year and buying the same boring presents. Plus, when the gifting requires an additional thought of it being vegan and sustainable, things can get really challenging. Having said that, a truly happy holiday will be one that doesn’t come at the cost of harming the planet or its beings – so we’ve done the task of making this a truly merry {ethical} Christmas for you.

Our team flexed their creative muscles on and put together a list of some cool green gift ideas {for all budgets} that’ll not fail to get you the best-gift-giver title this holiday season. From pineapple leather watches and cork wallets to eco-friendly water bottle made from sugarcane, these are 9 feel-good, look-good, ideas. Whether you are yourself a vegan or buying a gift for a vegan friend, say goodbye to Xmas anxiety and let this holiday season be a fun memorable experience without the stress (of getting the perfect unique gift for your loved ones). What more? These gifts also give back because we know nothing feels better than choosing a gift that gives back or helps others.

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Give your loved one or naysayer friend a daily proof that you don’t need leather to look cool with a stylish cork wallet. Yup, these badass wallets are actually made of the cork material and are kind to the planet and super durable and longer-lasting than leather.

A smart, eco-friendly, vegan cork wallet is definitely a cool idea (for him or her) – it’s unique and totally lust-worthy.

Our pick? We are biased towards the stunning maroon color for men and teal for your lady friend but you can take your pick from black, brown, navy or natural.

Shop cork wallets for men and women starting at $21; Ships worldwide

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Pineapple Leather Watch

Now a pineapple leather watch (a leather-like material made from pineapple leaf fiber – can you believe it?) that’s the perfect blend of British sophistication and chic minimalism is a unique and classy gift that will bring a smile to every eco-conscious person in your life.

Shop Pinatex Watches for $199 (vegan leather watches start at $179); Free Shiping worldwide

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Soy Candle Set That Supports Young Moms In Need

For the aesthetically-obsessed, a chic scented candle will make a great present. These are not your ordinary candles but mindfully crafted with soy wax that’s free of toxins and paraffin & phthalate-free. What’s great about this gift set is that 100% proceeds from the sale will go towards supporting the young moms who create this candle. A Bright Endeavour indeed!

So ditch the fancy-designer candles that are made from not-so-healthy ingredients and get this truly beautiful candle-set. It comes in an elegant white box wrapped in a gorgeous gift paper decorated with ribbon.

Bright Endeavor Soy Candle Set for $39.99; Ships to USA only

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World’s Most Eco-Friendly Water Bottle Made From Sugarcane

A chic bottle, which is as aesthetically pleasing as it is functional, and is made from sugarcane {literally} will please anyone. It’s stylish, eco-friendly, socially conscious, 100% recyclable, convenient to tote, super lightweight – ensuring your friend would get their 10-glasses of water a day and that glow they would love you for.

Yuhme Sugarcane Bottle for $35; Ships worldwide

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Why buy plastic phone-cases when you have gorgeous Pela cases that are as chic as they are durable and eco-friendly (100% compostable). Crafted from recycled materials, flax straw waste and plant-based biopolymers (they have natural shock absorbing properties), known as Flaxstic™, their beautiful phone cases will make a great sustainable gift for your friends and family. They come in chic colors like pantone, millennial pink, sky blue, ocean turquoise and black and have a beautiful grainy texture that lends it an elegant finish.

They ship free worldwide and have cases for iPhone and Samsung Galaxy 7 variants! The company also gives back to charities.

Pela Case for $35; Free Shiping worldwide

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Plaine Products Refillable Bottled Bath Gift Set

Give the clean conscious beauty aficionado in your life this amazing bath and body gift set delivering the natural nourishing goodness they’ll be enveloped in every morning. Dreamy vanilla, mint and rosemary concoction packed with 100% natural and vegan ingredients that smell divine – this set features Plaine’s best hair and body products. They are packed in reusable and recyclable aluminum bottles that the company takes back, refills and sends you for another round.

You can mix and match to create a gift set trio from body wash, body lotion, shampoo, conditioner, and handwash.

Plaine Products Body & Hair Gift Set Trio for $80; Ships to USA only

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Gourmet Superfood Spice Box Gift Set

This organic spice gift set is full of ahhhs and mmms. A unique gift that is a collection of handpicked high-quality and organic superfood-cum-spices will delight everyone from your health-obsessed friend to a party hostess to those who like fine things in life. This gourmet collection consists of hand-picked freshly grounded turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, black pepper, and cloves (whole), each of which comes in a glass jar and packed in a beautiful eco-friendly wooden box.

Organic Superfood Spice Box Gift Set for $49.99; Ships worldwide

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Laura Zabo Recycled Tyre Dog Collar 

Whether you want to pamper your pet in style this holiday season or get your pet-obsessed friend a gift for their furry friend, we’ve got the perfect pick. This edgy and stylish spiked dog collar ethically crafted with recycled tyres makes for a spectacular holiday gift for any dog-lover. Brownie points for it’s elegant white box packaging.

Laura Zabo Recycled Bicycle Tyre Dog Collar for $30; Ships worldwide

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Faeth Custom Engraved Jewelry

Ethically handcrafted with recycled sterling silver, every piece of Faeth jewelry stands for kindness, positivity and peace in the world. For every piece sold, the company donates 5% to a charity working for the betterment of women who were victims of abuse and trafficking by offering them a space to reconnect with the society and offer them a means of their livelihood. We love that you can get custom engraving done on their rings and bracelets.

Faeth Rings, Bracelets, and Earrings from $45; Ships worldwide

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For the fashion diva, these swag kicks from sustainable shoe label Bangs are the perfect pick. This cool social brand has a unique business idea – the company gives 20% of its profits to provide microloans to entrepreneurs around the world to create sustainable businesses. How amazing is that? A cool looking pair of shoes – set on a journey to change the world. We love it!

Bangs Adventure Shoes starting at $55; ships worldwide

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Luxury Linen Naturally Dyed Scarves 

What’s cooler than a luxury ethical scarf that’s made from super soft linen and dyed with plants and vegetables?  It’s friendly to both the environment and your bank account. The gorgeous color-blocked style with chic fringed ends make these scarves a unique gift – luxury, eco-friendly, naturally dyed, versatile, pocket-friendly and chic – what more can you ask for? While all the color options are beautiful, we are biased towards the soft lavender and blue combination. Très chic!

French Couture Color Blocked Fringed Naturally Dyed Linen Scarf for $55; Ships worldwide

One thought on “Unique Christmas Gift Ideas That’s Also Kind to The Planet

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    Joan says

    the spice box sounds like a wonderful gift idea for Christmas. Turmeric normally is so expensive and this set at $49 is really a great value.

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