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Sustainable Christmas Gift Ideas

If Christmas consumerism and its associated waste leave you feeling grinch-esque, this guide is for you. Here are our tips for giving meaningful gifts that won’t end up in landfill:

THE GIFT OF A NEW SKILL

Give an experience, rather than a ‘thing’…this could be anything from a yoga class to a dinner voucher, here are a few of our favourites:

 

Berkelo – Learn to make a simple and delicious sourdough loaf in the traditional, naturally leavened style while the team take you behind the scenes and share their awesome baking skills.

Work-shop – Creative classes for curious minds based in various Australian locations. Learn anything from DIY dumplings + tarot reading to illustration + brush lettering.

 

A GIFT THAT WILL LAST A LIFETIME

Opt for quality materials and construction for items with a useful function…and the recipient can treasure their gift for a long time. The Vista’s latest collaboration with The Horse has birthed this beautiful travel clutch which is constructed from premium grained leather in tan, with contrasting suede interior – roomy central compartments…made for a lifetime of holidays!

THE GIFT OF WELL BEING

Know a friend or family member that could benefit from some ‘me-time’…

Create a wellness gift pack that might include some relaxing incense, crystals + a massage voucher. Our gift cards can also be redeemed for a wealth of wellness items as well as our whole range of cleanses, juice, tonic + broth.

HANDMADE GIFTS

Get creative and make your own gifts…Love food? Why not make some jars of jam, preserves, sauerkraut or dukkah. Into beauty? Make your own body scrub, soap or lip balm.

Best of all, these can be plastic free, personalised and you get to choose all of the ingredients…so, no nasties.

KEEP IT LOCAL

By choosing a gift that is Australian-made, you are supporting local businesses, jobs and the carbon footprint is instantly going to be lower.

Courtney + The Babes crystal infused sprays + essential oil rollers are all hand made with love in Melbourne and are designed to create a sense of balance for both the home and body.

SUSTAINABLE STOCKING FILLERS

Encourage a friend or relative to swap the single-use plastic for a reusable alternative.  Think…glass straws, Keep Cups/reusable drink bottles, reusable shopping bags + beeswax food wraps.

Header images by Samantha Mackie

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