2021 X’mas gift ideas
How many hours do you want to spend trawling shops and websites for gifts that people don’t need, won’t use and will likely not remember? While giving is a wonderful element of the festive season, the waste that accompanies it is definitely not so magical. This year, why not shake things up by giving some thoughtfully different gifts that are also more planet-friendly?
Gifts for the Planet has some wonderful Aussie produced sustainable gift ideas, including the Festive Sustainable Hamper which features a selection of planet friendly gifts ready to snack, sip, smell and plant. From vegan chocolate to soy candles, all beautifully crafted and presented, your giftee would be delighted with this basket of eco-conscious indulgence.
For some clever everyday gift ideas, check out Sydney-based company #untrashy which operates by the mantra
‘refuse single use’. From personal care packs to shopping accessories and homewares these guys have you covered for
sustainable, ethical and practical alternatives to single-use plastic products. A great way to help your loved ones
introduce some more eco-friendly practices into their everyday lives.
THE WORLD WIDE FUND
For the animal lover in your life, I’m not going to suggest buying them a puppy – rather, how about the
gift of a koala adoption? The World Wide Fund for Nature has options for both local and international
adoption of endangered species, including everyone’s favourite sleepy marsupial. This is a gift that can make a
real, powerful impact in our own backyard.
Another wonderful way to reduce unnecessary carbon waste is to give less stuff! Swapping physical gifts for memory-making
experiences is definitely something you should consider. From a massage or theatre tickets, to a historical
walking tour or even a one-on-one with a wombat, there are no end of amazing local and regional experiences that
will say a whole lot more than another gift of novelty socks!