12 Nov We predict 12 trending eco gifts for 2017
We spend a fair amount of time sourcing awesome eco products that are innovative or inspiring in how they allow you to easily make ethical living choices. Come the festive season, we have a decent idea which products are getting all the attention and will likely become some of our trending gift choices this year. So, if you’re already scratching your head for what you could get your family and friends that will be a guaranteed hit and be more than just a thing to unwrap, something that will bring real value to their lives – here’s our 2017 list of game changer eco gifts.
1. The Microgarden Air Plants
Oh foliage, be still our beating hearts. Greenery in the office and home is becoming an ever more sought after lifestyle enhancer. For the minimalist green-thumbed gal or guy, these Aerophytes offer grounding and fuss-free bliss.
2. The Ecoffee Cups
For any friend or dear one who can’t get from A to B without their next caffeine fix, these fetching patterns will have them caffeinating in trendy reusable style. You can also tell them thanks to their awesome bamboo take away coffee mug they’re now officially part of #stopthebillion campaign to reduce single-use coffee cup waste.
3. The OrganicO Diffuser Pendants
A charming gift for any essential oil loving woman, these will allow her to pendulum her mood with a dalliance of heavenly aromas. They’re available in 4 different pendant designs, Tree of Life, Lotus designs and a Mandala.
4. Forever straws
For the elegant entertainer, a set of classy stainless steel straws will take their soirees to a whole new eco-conscious level. And they’ll always remember you as a non-sucky friend.
5. Hand Made By Me Cushion Covers and Napkins
Proudly South African everything garners more and more appeal in protest to mass made junk and in celebration of our incredibly beautiful country. These vibrant and playful prints water-based prints on cotton will add much-appreciated colour and joy to any couch or table spread.
6. Eco GemGem Totes and Bags
The organic market fare trend is not showing any sign of slowing down as more and more people seek good food and casual comradery with their cheesemonger and florist alike. With that and a strong call for more vegan-friendly lifestyle bags, these designs from Eco Gem Gem are the ideal hessian and pleather shoulder bags for any conscious consumer. Available in white, black and brown.
7. The Nutribullet
It’s not going away, folks. With its blending and nut milk and nut butter making capabilities, these super high-speed blenders (and now the baby food making addition) are the greatest gift you can give to any foodie who still does not have one. They’re just pretty phenomenal, and with more chic colour options coming out, you’re bound to find the ideal one to make someone’s year a healthy win.
8. Hemporium Back Pack
The awareness of sustainable resources and a thriving textile industry in SA is an ever increasing hot topic. Hemporium’s hemp back packs and moonbags tick all the boxes and will be much-loved gifts for hikers, adventurers and pretty much anyone who likes to carry their valuables in compact and sustainable style.
9. The Artist’s Range
For most women, the jewellery they adorn themselves with expresses a side to their personality. The Cape Town-based Artists Range wooden jewellery draws inspiration from sacred geometry, offering the wearer not only beautiful creations but meaningful symbolism too. Their earrings and pendants make an ideal gift for any intuitive, earthy eco woman.
10. Earth Warrior Cork Yoga Mat
Any yogi would bend themselves into a pretzel for a yoga mat that’s not only made from a highly renewable resource but is also anti-microbial and hypoallergenic. Plus cork just becomes more non slip the sweatier the session so they’ll find their most elegant, earth-friendly down-dog on this super sexy yoga mat.
11. Enchanted Fairy Door
Watch imaginations come alive when the little ones discover the door to a magical fairyland under their tree. This charming creation can be used to add some whimsy to the home and also happens to be a wonderful way of allowing your kid to share thoughts with their special fairy and perhaps even receive some mysterious parenting from their invisible winged friends. It’s most certainly a fun gift for new parents and little kids alike.
12. 14-in-1 Solar Robot Kit
Power up little minds with green energy and solar powered playtime engineering. Both the robot and the dinosaur designs offer 14 different builds in one toy and are certain to keep hungry minds captivated for hours.
We hope this goes a long way to helping you out in finding gifts we’re pretty sure will be much appreciated and take some gifting pressure off your plate. Here’s to only the best faithful festivities.