Discover our favorite picks for sustainable, elegant and timeless Christmas gifts
Christmas is about showing affection and expressing gratitude. Not only to your loved ones, but also to the environment. The solution for this: sustainable Christmas gifts that harmonize ethics and environmental protection, design and function. Guaranteeing timelessness, in order to bring joy beyond the Christmas season.
Top 25 sustainable Christmas gifts
London designer bags
Designer it-pieces made from 100% recycled fabrics such as leather scraps, regenerated nylon, reusable cotton or fruit leather. Processed these materials BEEN London locally in East London for functional and durable pieces. And always with the vision of a zero waste approach and the premise of producing an average of 87% less CO2 emissions than conventional bag makers during manufacture. The result: sustainable bags and backpacks that harmonize aesthetics and function. Stylish, sustainable Christmas gifts for eco-fashionistas.
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Pangaia is not only the most sought-after brand for gender-neutral loungewear, but also a shooting star in terms of textile innovation. By using innovative recycling and regeneration processes as well as the development of biomaterials, the brand sets new sustainability standards for the entire fashion industry. At the interface of the three trend-setting keywords environmental protection, innovation and unisex , Pangaia represents a new zeitgeist. And therefore definitely belongs in Best of Christmas gifts list 2021.
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Sustainable Christmas gift cashmere scarf
The best medicine for cold winter days: a soft cashmere scarf. For example from Friendly hunting. The German family business offers high quality cashmere scarves that are handmade in Nepal. With an incomparable selection of cheerful, style-conscious patterns that bring color to the gray season. Naturally sustained.
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Luxurious hair accessories as a sustainable Christmas present
Elegant statements. Because of its artistic look, the hair accessories of Jennifer Behr are among the most sought-after luxury hair jewelry brands in the fashion industry. The core of the design aesthetic is individuality with a sense of storytelling and romance. In addition, modern femininity and timeless elegance. But that's not all: Atelier Behr positions itself as a safe space for women and offers them fair living wage. Within the framework of this security, they produce nearly zero waste , CO2 neutral and work with recycled vintage .
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Gift idea clean perfume
Puristic, elegant, cruelty-free and beyond outdated gender clichés. The fragrances from Mrs. Toni's perfume set a clear statement for a future-oriented lifestyle - Sustainable scents can be chosen from 4 fragrance families - flowery, citric, green and oriental. However, regardless of their gender. Rather, it's about a clean perfume to choose that arouses positive emotions, as an expression of the individual personality to strengthen self-confidence. A fragrance from Frau Tonis is therefore a potential gift for everyone. Win win.
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Inclusive beauty care for Christmas
The ethical cosmetics brand focuses on inclusion. The vision to meet the neglected market for high quality beauty care for PoC. And that is exactly what Epara Skincare has done: The brand offers scientifically developed as well as clinically tested formulas, the care effect of which is geared towards hyperpigmentation and hydration. What else? Animal welfare and sustainability along the entire value chain . A unique beauty care.
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Innovative skincare as a gift idea
Anti-aging revolution from the laboratory. The innovative skincare from Bioeffect consists of the lab-grown, plant-based growth factor (EGF). A body-identical protein that signals the cells to renew themselves. As a result, the serum naturally stimulates anti-aging. Need proof? The product has received international awards for its effectiveness. And since Bioeffect only consists of 7 natural, sustainably produced and non-toxic ingredients, the beauty serum is a must as a sustainable X-Mas gift.
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This brand for clean beauty stands for Berlin lifestyles: dynamic, hyped and with a feel-good factor, it reflects the diversity of the German capital city in its products. Meaning the use of plant-based ingredients that are both skin- and environmentally-friendly. As a pioneer in the industry Und Gretel offers highly pigmented and long lasting natural cosmetic products - free of toxic chemicals and of course cruelty-free.
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HIGH & FINE JEWELERY
Fine natural jewellery with recycled gold
The jewelry from Washed Ashore are a love letter to the sea. A commitment to protect the oceans and conserve marine resources. All handcrafted designs from the Southern California brand are made from recycled as well as certified gold or silver, vintage diamonds, sustainably sourced mother-of-pearls and 100% natural freshwater Kesha pearls. A by-product of the pearl industry. Means: No controversial mining work and supporting circular economy as well as extending life cycles and minimizing environmentally harmful waste production.
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Lab Grown Diamonds
Luxury jewellery in line with the spirit of the times. The New York label KBH Jewels only uses conflict-free, lab-grown diamonds as well as pearls and recycled gold. That means resource protection through innovative technologies. By this way, the brand meets the modern needs of customers, making ethical purchase decisions ethical and who don't want to compromise on quality. The lab-grown diamonds are visually, chemically and physically identical to real diamonds from mines. A perfect sustainable Christmas present for future-oriented bling lovers.
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Responsible high jewellery
Exclusive jewellery design with artistic aesthetics from Ana Khouri. Every piece from the high-jewellery brand is handcrafted in NYC or Paris. And is therefore a unique and personal piece. In addition to the aspects of individuality and craftsmanship, the promotion of responsible, ethical, social and ecological practices is at the heart of the brand. Ana Khouri guarantees uncompromising ethics and transparency along the entire value chain in order to drive positive change in the industry. The real luxury of this gift does not lie in the diamonds, but in their responsible procurement and processing.
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Friendship bracelets to promote the SDGs
#TOGETHERBAND is the result of the cooperation between charitable associations and the eco-lifestyle brand Botteltop. Together they developed colourful friendship bracelets made from upcycling materials. In addition to this sustainable aspect, the colours also have a special meaning: Each colour represents one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals . The ribbons are not only a sweet way to give away a symbol of friendship or love, but also a productive way to promote dialogue about development issues. Extra benefit: A second tape is supplied with every order.
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Sustainable pots with a design factor
For many gourmets, not only the culinary aspect counts, but also the preparation. For example with sustainable and aesthetic kitchen aids such as pots, molds or saucepans from Riess. The traditional Austrian company makes 100% recyclable kitchen gadgets in CO2 neutral production with hydropower.
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Pan set with recoating service
The Olav pan with ceramic-reinforced coating and copper core is the winner of the German Design Award 2021. The sustainability factor lies primarily in the recoating service. The pans can simply be returned to Olav and given a new coating. Thus, an increased longevity is granted.
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Aromatic gin beverages
A gift from Siegfried Gin to loved ones, is also a gift to the environment. In order to achieve climate neutrality, the beverage brand plants a tree for every order. Hand-distilled Siegfried Rehinland Dry Gin and Wonderleaf. As well as Wonderoak, alcohol-free, vegan alternatives to gin and rum, with a balanced variety of flavors for the perfect long drink or cocktails can replace. The fact that the brand is the first in the world with this concept expands its approach to sustainability, Craftmanship and tradition in addition to innovation.
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Wireless charging station
Creating order in a meaningful way and as a positive side effect also relax the mindset? Easy with that CATCH: 3 from Courant. The model combines wireless charging technology with an elegant Vallet silhouette, so that all essentials can be arranged cleanly and clearly. Important: The station is not only compatible with every common smartphone model, but also with the environment. All materials are produced according to the standards of the European Confederation, which also guarantees fair wages for farmers, linen craftsmen and weavers. Broad commitments: biodegradable, non-toxic raw materials, solar energy, EV-fleet, carbon-neutral production.
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Sustainable Christmas gifts with climate-positive mobile phone cases
Worldwide has A good company has made its first climate positive cell phone cases . In other words, the fire draws more CO2 from the atmosphere than it emits. How? The cases are made from waste products. These are sourced and processed locally in Sweden. In accordance with circular economy, customers have the opportunity to submit damaged cases for repair or replacement. 100% circular. A useful gift with a green and design factor.
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Suits as sustainable Christmas gifts for kids
No wonder a brand that does both inclusive clothing for everyone and innovatively implemented sustainability, also has a offer for children. After all, they are the next generation in which positive social and ecological upheaval should manifest. That’s exactly why Pangaia found a creative, casual way of making kids aware of better choices early on with sustainable fashion.
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Designs for the children's room growing with them
Whether bench, toy garage, coffee table or dollhouse - the flexible furniture from bekind can assume different functions depending on your needs and mood. This means that the furniture grows with the child - which in turn increases their longevity. Sustainability at its best. And also in production: the multifunctional furniture in Cologne is made from regional FSC-certified solid wood as well as natural linoleum.
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Animal sponsorship with WWF
It is possible to sponsor animals welfare for as little as 50 cents a day with WWF . In exchange the organisation provides regularly insights on the supported initiatives - from the introduction of the project staff to background information on the flora and fauna over to the documentation of achieved milestones. The clue: In addition to the aspect of doing something good for nature, children can discover new countries, habitats, animals, plants and cultures and are made aware of the challenges of the future at an early stage. Fluffy cuddly toy included.
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Scandi chic for children
Oliver Furniture Designs are the epitome of durable children's furniture, developed to grow with the child and stay in the family for generations. In addition to functionality, design and sustainability are also important. Following the values of scandinavian design aesthetic and the use of certified wood and textiles. Extra plus: These seals also guarantee health protection.
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HOME SWEET HOME
Nothing fits better in the cold season than cozy, warm, fluffy textiles. Especially if they are also of high quality, sustainable and GOTS-certified organic cotton as well as wool. That is what makes the fair trade blankets, plaids and bath textiles from Yumeko beautiful and sustainable Christmas gifts. Little extra: If you want to get rid of old bed linen or even mattresses, you can give them to Yumeko for recycling and thus make an additional contribution to the environment.
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Natural scented candles
Organic candles, room sprays and diffusers that enrich the room atmosphere. AULI follows natural, carefully selected resources that are free from harmful substances. For the candles, for example, sustainable coconut wax is being used to prevent forests from being cleared. In addition, the brand cooperates with farmers around the world to support disadvantaged communities as well as their craftsmanship. . And what ultimately makes AULI the perfect sustainable Christmas present: the design factor.
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