Sustainable gift ideas this Christmas

Sustainable gift ideas this Christmas

With workplace Secret Santas and Christmas gatherings just around the corner, why not take the opportunity to not waste money on gifts that harm the environment this year.

As a member of the Sustainable Business Network (SBN), here are some of their top 2018 sustainable gift ideas from their network of more than 500 New Zealand businesses.

Au Natural Skinfood

Gift 3 Skin food

Au Natural Skinfood is high-quality natural skincare delivered to your door that feeds your skin and looks after the planet by eliminating single-use plastic bottles.

Gift a subscription to the beautiful Essentials Kit or choose among a selection of New Zealand made, cruelty free products.

 

EcoMatters Eco Store

 

MeloYelo E-Bikes

Gift 14 Melo Yellow bikes



 

Give yourself or a loved one a special treat this Xmas: a MeloYelo E-Bike with a Christmas bonus of free accessories to the value of $100.

Accessories include pannier bags, bike locks, helmets and cell phone holders. MeloYelo backs their bikes up with a nationwide network of sales & services agents and a warranty. 

Motors are larger than those typically found on European bikes. Controllers deliver more power than most. Thumb throttles can deliver full power at all times. And, unlike European bikes, you are not constrained to a top motor speed of 25km/h.

 

Karma Cola

Gift 15 Karma Cola

Treat someone you love this Christmas to a box of Karma Cola’s do-gooding, Fairtrade and organic fizzys! 

The perfect treat to cool down this summer. 

Plus, you can feel great knowing that money from every bottle sold helps a village in Sierra Leone.

 

Duffle & Co

Gift 5 Duffle

Make corporate gifting special this Christmas.

Stand out from the crowd with unique handcrafted premium gifts that not only help tell your story, but showcase your commitment to social and environmental business values.

From pouches and i-pad covers to apparel and bags. 

 

Globelet

Gift 7 Globelet

Whether you have a Christmas function, an event coming up or want custom reusable cups for your team to reuse year round, Globelet can help. 

 

Go Eco

Gift 8 Go Eco

Go Eco has a range of resources for a sustainable Christmas:

Chat to their friendly staff about how to create a zero-waste Christmas event

Check out their Facebook to keep up to date on eco-Christmas tips, tricks and community events

retail shop stocks zero waste, plastic-free and sustainable gifts.

Free zero waste 'stocking filler' with every $100 spend in the eco shop.

 

Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation Centre Wildlife Trust

Gift 9 Books

Educating children about the importance of preserving our natural heritage is imperative for a sustainable future.

The Kids Adventure Series of 10 books have been written based on true stories with colourful illustrations, fun facts and tips on how kids can help our wildlife and environment. 

 

Thunderpants

Gift 10 Thunderpants

Fill the whole family's stockings with New Zealand made certified fairtrade organic cheeky goodness this Christmas.

This playful Brain Dump design is part of the fun ‘colour me’ range you can custom colour so they’re unique to you or great as a gift.

Also available in women's tights, kids tanks, leggings, baby sleeping bags complete with crayons for colouring in!

Thunderpants - Making Christmas undies more interesting since 1995.

 

Stone Arrow Jewellery

Gift 11 Stone Arrow Jewellery

Choose more sustainable Christmas gifts from a range of recycled silver, copper, glass and Pounamu jewellery with more than 100 designs to chose from.

 

 Queenstown Natural Perfumiers

Gift 12 Queenstown perfumiers

Give outstanding pleasure this season with a choice of four exquisite botanical-rich perfumes from New Zealand’s contemporary perfumery.  

 

MOXIE

Gift 13 Moxie

Purchase a Little Sun Lamp for $40 plus $5 postage charge.

The iconic high-quality portable solar lamp by artist Olafur Eliasson gives up to 50 hours of soft light.

Every Little Sun bought in countries like NZ helps get safe, affordable light to families living off-grid for cooking, doing homework and socialising after dark. 

 

CaliWoods

Gift 4 straws

Reusable Stainless Steel CaliStraws in Original or Rose Gold.

Completely plastic-free including the specialised cleaner brush.

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