16 Nov Awesome Eco Gifts & Where to Buy Them
The Festive Season is upon us and it’s time to start thinking about gifts! Although it’s only November, do yourself a favor and get your holiday shopping done. Last minute shopping is not fun (unless you like the rush) and will only add to silly season stress.
The whole gift-giving tradition can sometimes be a wasteful affair. We often end up with clutter we don’t really need. Why not change this by opting for gifts that are not only awesome, but make the world a greener place?
Here are some great Eco Gifts for you to consider:
Do you know of someone who struggles to keep their plants alive? Not to worry, give them a plant that lives off air. No, really! Aerophytes are plants that derive nutrients from the water and air around them – no soil needed. A gentle mist every now and then is all this plant needs to flourish. Mounted on a wooden board, these plants make the perfect wall decoration for the office or home.
Consol Solar Jar
This gorgeous jar doubles up as an eco-friendly solar light that stores energy during the day and releases light at night. It contains 4 solar-powered LED’s which are charged by solar cells in its lid. The light provided not only creates a wonderful ambience – it’s also bright enough for reading! You can add interest to the gift by filling it up with some yummy goodies.
Bamboo is currently in the spotlight for being one of the most sustainable resources there is. From toothbrushes to clothing, we have seen a range of Bamboo products emerge on the market. Boody SA offers a wonderful collection of garments for adults and babies made from ethically sourced, 100% organically grown Bamboo. They offer gift cards, allowing the gift recipient the option to choose what they want.
Eco Laundry Egg
Chances are you have heard of the miraculous Eco Laundry Egg! The Eco Egg is a complete replacement for washing detergent – no gels, liquids, powder or tablets needed. You just pop one in the drum of your washing machine and voila, clean laundry! How does it work you may wonder? There are two types of mineral pellets inside the egg that produces a foam that lifts dirt and grime off your clothing. You can buy either the 210 (lasts 210 washes) or 720 (lasts 720 washes) option.
Stainless Steel Straw Set
Reusable straws have become a must-have item for the eco-conscious. Foreva straws offers a range of beautiful stainless steel straws that you can take with you wherever you go. The set comes with 4 straws and a cleaning brush that makes cleaning them a breeze. Our favorite color has to be their unicorn set!
If you have never heard of the award-winning Wonderbag, get ready to be amazed! It’s a heavily insulated bag that keeps your food cooking at a low, safe temperature for several hours by retaining heat. This not only saves you time, but money as well! You can read how it works here.
Theonista Kombucha Kit
Fermented foods are all the rage right now. This kit is perfect for friends or family that love DIY and are into healthy living. The kit has everything needed to make 6 liters of Kombucha and the scoby can be used for infinite tea-making!
Reusable coffee cups have become quite trendy and are a great way to reduce waste when buying coffee. Ecoffee cups are made from Bamboo and available in a variety of interesting designs and colors.
Raw Chocolate Gift Box
Have any eco-conscious chocolate-lovers in your life? Treat them to Superfood’s decadent raw Chocolate Gift Box. The Gift Pack includes 6 wonderful flavors of artisanal chocolate that is made using raw cacao and enriched with superfoods.
Do you know of any amazing Eco Gifts not mentioned above? Let us know in the comment below!