Looking for some zero waste Christmas gift ideas? Find the perfect sustainable Christmas gift with my pick of zero waste gifts for your eco-warrior friends. This zero waste Christmas gift guide includes sustainable gift ideas that are reusable, waste-free, plastic-free, and eco-friendly! Have a plastic-free zero waste Christmas!
THE BEST ZERO WASTE CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE
Lush Christmas Gifts
I don’t think there’s a woman alive who doesn’t want Lush for Christmas! And Lush have made it so easy to shop this year, choose from pre-made and pre-wrapped gift boxes or make up your own with the person’s favourites or for your budget! From bath bombs to shampoo bars Lush are one of the leading retailers in natural and sustainable beauty products. Many of their stores are now completely package free while all the rest of their packaging is eco friendly and this recycling scheme is just genius!
I think Lush have got everything right with their products from the delicious smells that are smell good enough to eat to the pricing. Everything is affordable, looks inviting, and good for our health and the planet.
A hit with the young and the old Lush can do no wrong in my book!
If you’re looking for sustainable swaps for your bathroom, then check out OKO Marketplace for a brilliant selection of planet-conscious bathroom essentials! Find everything you need from hair products, facial cleansers, soy wax candles to organic bamboo wipes. Oko’s mission is to reduce the amount of single-use plastic we use in our bathrooms and everything they sell is NATURAL, ORGANIC, VEGAN, and ECO-FRIENDLY. There are also some lovely Christmas present ideas on their site, so be sure to take a peek! Use my code natalie10 for a 10% discount.
Upcycled Bags by Elvis & Kresse
Bags made out of old fire hoses? Seriously! Yes, these stylish bags have been upcycled from old firehoses that would otherwise have gone to landfill.
Elvis & Kresse rescue and recycle old firehoses from The London Fire Brigade. For the past decade, they have saved 170 tons of hoses from going to landfill by recycling them into luxurious handbags, purses, wallets and accessories.
Gift an Upcycled Backpack
The Fire & Hide Backpack Lite has two adjustable straps made from genuine decommissioned firehose. The body is made using leather off-cuts from fashion brand Burberry, along with reclaimed military-grade parachute silk lining, previously destined for landfill.
The rescued leather arrives in small quantities, which means they can only ever craft a few pieces of any colour. The variations available will always change according to what leather off-cuts they are able to rescue. Every option includes handles and trim from genuine decommissioned fire-hose, which was previously deployed in active duty for up to 25 years, fighting fires around the UK.
With one ‘quick access’ external zip pocket, and two internal pockets. One is perfect for an iPad or important documents – and the other for your day-to-day essentials. The Backpack will comfortably hold an iPad, book, and wallet plus all your other essentials. Perfect present for my zero waste Christmas gift guide!
Boots BBC Earth Collection
Boots are one of the latest brands to take sustainability seriously and this year alone they have removed 2,020 tonnes of plastic from their packaging! This Christmas, Boots has partnered with BBC Earth to create an exciting new bathroom range that is totally eco-friendly and carbon neutral. All the products are vegan, cruelty-free, and of course, plastic-free!
Boots are hoping to inspire us all to shop more mindfully this Christmas and this range delivers. There’s a gift to suit everyone in the family, from cute soap dishes to konjac sponges, shampoo bars, and re-usable cotton pads. I’m so impressed with this range, especially as Boots are doing their infamous 3 for 2 deal, so you can save some pennies while you’re saving the planet!
Life Before Plastik Confetti Soap Dish
Switching to a soap bar saves on a huge amount of single-use plastic. And storing your soap bar in a soap dish helps to it last longer by keeping it dry. A double-whammy! This beautifully designed ‘Confetti’ soap dish, created by ceramicist, Beci Callow, is perfect for any bar of soap. The raised ceramic confetti in the centre of the dish also ensure that your soap bar is never sitting in water. Such a pretty design, it’s an ideal zero waste Christmas gift, so that’s why I’ve added it to my zero waste Christmas gift guide!
Marks and Spencer Carnovsky Jigsaw Puzzle
Jigsaw-making has made a huge comeback, especially over lockdown. Not only are jigsaw incredibly absorbing and therapeutic (unless you happen to lose a piece!), but there is new evidence to show that they actually help stimulate brain activity, improve hand/eye coordination, and are a valuable form of mindfulness. This beautiful Marks and Spencer underwater-themed jigsaw is cleverly created using layers of colour to form three images.
When you complete the 500-piece puzzle, you can use the coloured 3-D style glasses (or use the downloadable digital App) to view the intricate details of this marine scene. Perfect for adults and children over 8, the jigsaw is made from sustainably-sourced paper approved by the Forest Stewardship Council.
Kikkerland Cocktail Kit from Selfridges
Shake it baby, shake it! Suitable for the man who loves a hip flask or the woman who loves a cocktail! This handy zero-waste cocktail kit allows you to take the party anywhere, quite literally! The kit includes two bottles for mixing (and a recipe book containing the instructions for 12 delicious concoctions!). A perfect gift for the man-of-the-house or the would-be mixologist in the family!
Snooty Catz Zero-Waste Bathroom Set
Anyone who is making the move to reduce single-use plastic will appreciate this bathroom starter zero waste Christmas Gift. An earth-friendly selection of all the essentials you need to start living a more sustainable lifestyle in your bathroom.
The set contains bamboo cotton buds, a Himalayan salt bar, a bamboo toothbrush and holder, a soap bag and dish, an argan oil soap bar, and an olive oil soap. Everything comes in an eco-friendly jute toiletry bag with a heart-embellished gift tag, all for a very reasonable £20.95!
Related – my favourite zero-waste bathroom swaps here.
Now you’ve sorted your sustainable gifting, what about the wrapping? I love these reusable Christmas fabric gift wraps from WearthLondon – an ideal zero-waste alternative to wrapping paper.
Made in Britain using cotton, the wraps can be used over and over again and passed around family and friends. They can even be thrown in the washing machine! One of the things that appeals to me most, is that I can quickly wrap presents in less than 2 minutes. Think of the hours saved wrapping presents on Christmas Eve!
My favourites are these reindeer themed wraps that come in two colours, red and grey. I think these are a genius idea!
If you’re looking for guilt-free Christmas cards, look no further. Rest assured that no trees are cut down to create Snooty Catz eco-friendly cards! All are made from recycled, unbleached paper, the cards are printed with vegetable-based inks. 100% recyclable and made in the UK. they come wrapped in compostable display sleeves made from corn and potato starch.
With 5 designs to choose from – the Green Reindeer is my favourite! Very reasonably priced at £2.95!
I hope this has given you some ideas for zero waste Christmas gifts this year.
And there’s still time to buy an advent calendar although a lot have sold out now!
|Natalie Shirlaw is passionate about healthy living and writes posts about wellbeing. If you enjoyed this article, be sure to pin it or share it!|