29 Nov Robyn’s top picks: The eco gifts I’m most excited about this year
Those who know me will be well aware of how high I fly the eco flag. And I don’t make exceptions just because it’s Christmas and living with a greener mindset takes a little more effort during an already crazy time of year. That being said, when you are a true eco-warrior at heart, the more earth conscious your lifestyle choices can be the more excited you get about being able to weave them into any and every facet of your life.
So when it comes to finding the perfect eco gifts for my friends and family this year, there are a handful that I could literally jump up and down about like an excited, little girl on Christmas morning (reason: because these gifts are seriously awesome and because bouncy movements seem to be my new little ones soothe button).
This selection contains products we’ve found during our ongoing quest to source only the best eco finds, and they’re items I would be equally stoked to receive or have the opportunity to gift to someone I care about. I genuinely hope they make your gift shopping adventures that much easier and enjoyable.
These elegant and natural oak wood earrings in various sacred geometry shapes are treated naturally with beeswax for a fully eco jewellery option. I’ve already purchased four sets for myself and they look spectacular. These would make great gifts for the special ladies in your lives. My besties are all getting spoilt this year
Pretty much anything from the Handmade by Me range will be an on-trend hit. All products are screen printed using eco-friendly and I just love that we have another great business supporting the local textile industry. This happy flamingo tea towel is particularly lovely.
Another wooer of a range, anything from the Love Milo collection, especially the Wooden Plates with Spice Bowls and Platter Sets – I just love them all. The bespoke, fresh designs are representative of a glorious array of inspiration found in nature and with their high emphasis on sustainability with only local materials and craftsmanship used is certain to achieve their goal of inspiring collective consciousness in all those who come in contact with their beautiful creations.
Microgarden air plants are novel beyond measure and make great gifts for everyone. They’re big on my gifting list this year because they’re the kind of gift you can’t go wrong with – minimal fuss and water-wise – they’re just too great for words.
If you’re on the hunt for something truly novel, these pendants make for very special gifts as the aromas they come with will greatly benefit and soothe the lucky person who receives one from you.
Now, hear me out – this may seem like a strange choice for a gift, but it is oh-so luxurious, looks stunning and makes for a fun stocking filler.
Nothing makes a friend prouder to be on the eco-bandwagon than their very own personalised reusable coffee cup. You may even say they’d be proud as a peacock. This design and many of the other new Ecoffee cups are always a hit.
These flasks are such a spoil, but as beautiful as they are, they are indeed very practical. Know anyone who is constantly on the go? This will keep their drinks hot or cold and right on minimalist trend.
Want to spoil a lucky lady in your life? This is a little pot of luxury and looks oh so pretty on the bathroom cabinet
Know a friend who could really benefit from some end of year upliftment? This miracle product is sure to make them smile and if I really want to pimp up the gift I’ll get them the Bellabaci kit. It’s a funky, fabulous, hhigh-quality spoil for the skin.
The Eco Gifts I’m super excited to give to kiddies this year
These puzzles provide hours of interactive fun and are so hard to find usually. So even if you have a gift for a little one on the horizon – keep these in mind as sure-fire winners.
Getting a little one to appreciate the creative effort that goes into making one piece of fabric is not only a worthwhile lesson but also opens a door for a whole lot of creativity and hours of stimulation.
I love how this floor puzzle engages the little ones with life on a farm and all that entails. It’s also super easy to pack up and take on vacation and my favourite bit – it’s made from recycled materials. A winning gift on all fronts.
Here’s to only the best faithful festivities this year and celebrations that take nothing away from our earth and give her only gratitude in return.