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The Ultimate Eco-Friendly Christmas Guide

9 mins read. Published on 20 Oct 22, Updated on 11 Nov 22.
The Ultimate Eco-Friendly Christmas Guide
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Christmas is a time for giving, and this year, you can give gifts that don’t damage the environment. There are many different types of sustainable gifts you can give, such as recycled jewellery, organic cotton clothing and fair trade items. You can also make your own gifts, such as homemade candles or soap. By choosing eco-friendly gifts, you can help reduce the amount of waste produced during the Christmas season!


Choose eco christmas gifts

Sustainable living has become a huge trend in recent years, and for good reason! Making small changes to your lifestyle that reduce your environmental impact can have a big impact on the planet. Christmas is a time of year when we tend to produce a lot of waste, so why not try to choose sustainable gifts this year?

There are many different types of eco-friendly gifts you can give, such as recycled jewellery, organic cotton clothing and fair trade items. You can also make your own gifts, such as homemade candles or soap. By choosing sustainable gifts, you can help reduce the amount of waste produced during the Christmas season!

If you’re looking for present ideas, here are some of our favourite eco-friendly gift ideas for Christmas:

  1. Recycled jewellery – Many beautiful pieces of jewellery are made from recycled materials. Look for necklaces, bracelets and earrings made from recycled glass, metal or plastic.
  2. Certified organic cotton clothing – Cotton is one of the most pesticide-intensive crops in the world, so it’s important to buy organic cotton whenever possible. Look for t-shirts, sweaters, pyjamas and other clothes made from organic cotton.
  3. Fair trade items – Buying fair trade items helps to ensure that workers are treated fairly and paid a fair wage. Look for fair trade coffee, tea, chocolate and other items.
  4. Homemade candles – Candles are a great way to add some ambience to any room, and they make great gifts too! You can make your own candles by using beeswax or soy wax.
  5. Homemade soap – Soap is another great gift idea, and it’s easy to make your own soap at home using natural ingredients like olive oil or coconut oil.
  6. Cruelty-free products - Many people are moving away from using products that are tested on animals. Look for cruelty-free skincare, cosmetics and other items.
  7. Second-hand items – Buying second-hand items is a great way to reduce waste and save money. You can find second-hand clothes, books, furniture and more.
  8. Zero-waste products - There are many zero-waste products available now, such as reusable straws, water bottles and shopping bags. These make great gifts for anyone who is trying to reduce their environmental impact.
  9. Houseplants – Plants are not only beautiful, but they also help to purify the air in your home. They make a great gift for anyone, and they’re easy to take care of!
  10. DIY gifts – If you’re feeling crafty, you can make your own gifts! There are many easy DIY projects that you can do, such as making your own candles, soap or skincare products.
  11. Plastic-free gifts - There are many ways to reduce your use of plastic, and one way is to choose gifts that don’t come wrapped in plastic. Look for items that are made from sustainable materials like bamboo or glass to avoid plastic waste.


Shop eco-friendly gifts for Christmas.

Shop for recycled materials and organic products

When it comes to choosing sustainable gifts, recycled and organic products are a great option. There are many different types of recycled and organic products available, such as recycled jewellery, organic cotton clothing and fair trade items. You can also find recycled and organic products online, such as at the Green Gift Guide website.

If you want to give a recycled gift, there are many different options available. You can give recycled jewellery, made from materials such as metal, glass or plastic. You can also give recycled paper products, such as notebooks, cards or gift wraps. Another option is to give a recycled gift basket, filled with items such as food, candles or lotions. You can also use products made out of recycled plastic bottles or recycled plastic bags such as our sustainable umbrellas from Original Duckhead.

If you want to give an organic gift, there are many different options available as well. You can give organic cotton clothing, which is made from natural materials and is environmentally friendly. You can also give organic skin care products, such as soap or lotion. Another option is to give organic food items, such as fruit or chocolate.

Another great option for an eco-friendly Christmas gift is a fair-trade item. Fair trade items are made by workers who are paid a fair wage and given safe working conditions. There are many different types of fair trade items available, including jewellery, coffee and chocolate. You can also find fair trade items online or at local stores.

If you want to make your own eco-friendly gift, there are many different options available. One option is to make homemade candles. You can use beeswax or soy wax for the candles and use essential oils for the scent. Another option is to make homemade soap. You can use natural ingredients like olive oil, coconut oil and shea butter to make the soap.

Make your own gifts

One of the best ways to have an eco-friendly Christmas is by making your own gifts! This way, you can be sure that the gifts are made from sustainable materials and that they won't damage the environment. There are many different types of homemade gifts you can make, such as candles, soap, ornaments and jewellery.

One of my favourite homemade gifts to make is soap. You can use all sorts of different ingredients to make your soap, such as essential oils, herbs and spices. Not only will your recipients love getting a unique and handmade gift, but they'll also appreciate the fact that it's eco-friendly!

Another great option for a homemade gift is candles. You can use all sorts of different fragrances and colours to create custom candles for your friends and family. Plus, candles make a great addition to any home décor scheme.

If you're looking for a last-minute eco-friendly gift idea, why not try making some homemade ornaments? All you need is some scrap paper, ribbon and a little bit of creativity! Ornaments are a great way to show your loved ones that you care about the environment, and they're also a fun way to decorate your tree.

So if you're looking for some eco-friendly gift ideas this Christmas, don't forget to try making your own gifts!


DIY gifts are becoming more and more popular.

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Choose plastic-free beauty gifts

The average woman uses 12 personal care products a day, containing 168 unique chemicals. From face wash to shampoo, conditioner, makeup and more, the beauty industry is a big polluter. But it doesn't have to be this way! You can make more eco-friendly choices when selecting gifts for the women in your life by opting for plastic-free products.

There are plenty of sustainable and eco-conscious beauty brands that sell eco-friendly and plastic-free products. These include Lush, which sells solid shampoo bars wrapped in recycled paper, as well as essential oil-based perfumes packaged in glass bottles. You can also find natural and organic skincare products from brands like HerbOrganic, Made by Coopers, or Sintra Naturals.

Avoid gift cards and wrapping paper

When it comes to eco-friendly Christmas gifts, avoid gift cards and wrapping paper. Gift cards are not recyclable, and the plastic packaging they come in can end up in a landfill. Wrapping paper is also not recyclable, and most of it is made from non-renewable resources like oil. This means that it takes a lot of energy and resources to produce wrapping paper, which ultimately ends up in a landfill.

There are many other eco-friendly gift ideas that you can choose from, such as recycled jewellery, organic cotton clothing and fair trade items. You can also make your own gifts, such as homemade candles or soap. By choosing sustainable gifts, you can choose eco-conscious options and help reduce the amount of waste produced during the Christmas season!

Recycle or reuse old Christmas decorations

It's inevitable-every Christmas, we all seem to generate mountains of waste. From wrapping paper and bows to plastic Santas and aluminium trees, the holiday season creates a lot of pollution. This year, why not try to reduce the amount of waste you produce by recycling or reusing old Christmas decorations?

One way to recycle your old Christmas decorations is to donate them to a local charity or school. Many organizations collect old holiday decorations to give to underprivileged children who might not otherwise be able to celebrate Christmas. You can also donate your old decorations to a local nursing home or homeless shelter.

If you don't want to donate your old decorations, you can always recycle them. Most communities have recycling programs for holiday waste, so check with your local government or recycling centre to find out how you can recycle your old Christmas gear.

Reusing old decorations is a great way to save money and be eco-conscious! Instead of buying new ornaments, lights and wreaths, why not use what you already have? Not only will this save you money, but it will also help reduce the amount of trash that ends up in landfills.

So this year, try to reduce your environmental impact by recycling or reusing your old Christmas decorations!

Celebrate responsibly

Christmas is a time for celebration, but it can also be a time of waste and excess. This year, why not try to celebrate responsibly by choosing eco-friendly gifts? There are many different types of eco-friendly gifts you can give, such as recycled jewellery, organic cotton clothing and fair trade items. You can also make your own gifts, such as homemade candles or soap.

By choosing eco-friendly gifts, you can have a positive impact and help reduce the amount of waste produced during the Christmas season! Not only will this help the environment, but it will also save you money in the long run. So why not try something new this year and celebrate responsibly?

Our selection of eco-friendly gifts for Christmas

Looking for a way to make your Christmas a little more eco-friendly? Check out our selection of eco-friendly gifts! We have everything from recycled jewellery to organic cotton clothing to fair trade items. By choosing eco-friendly gifts, you can help reduce the amount of waste produced during the Christmas season!

Our selection of eco gifts for Christmas

  • Recycled jewellery: This jewellery is made from materials that would otherwise be thrown away, such as recycled glass, wood and metal.
    The Jewellery Store London, one of the many small businesses selling on Partage, is an independent brand making sustainably sourced jewellery that is sometimes made from recycled material and is the choice if you are looking for eco gifts for your loved ones.

  • Organic cotton clothing: This clothing is made from cotton that is grown without the use of pesticides or fertilizers.
    Bamboofeet is a sustainable brand with strong eco credentials mainly focused on sustainable fabrics such as bamboo - as their name indicates - or organic cotton. They promote eco-conscious underwear you can use in your everyday life. Their bamboo socks are also a perfect gift for your loved ones. Bamboo is known to be one of the most sustainable fabrics as it biodegrades and grows quickly.

    Read our article: Are Bamboo Socks Eco-Friendly? Everything You Need to Know
  • Fair trade items: Fairtrade producers use factories where workers are paid a fair wage and receive safe working conditions.
  • Cruelty-free items: These items are made without being tested on animals
  • Plastic-free items: These items are made without plastic from sustainably sourced materials
  • Low co2 items: These items have low carbon emissions because they are made by local businesses.
  • Vegan-friendly clothing: These sustainably sourced products are made without the use of animal products. Vegan-friendly clothing is known as being more sustainable than traditional clothing because it doesn't use any animal products in its manufacture.
  • Zero waste gifts: By shopping zero waste, you can make sure the product does not generate waste after it's used, as most of its materials are compostable or recyclable. This is one the of most sustainable options.
  • Green toys: If you're buying gifts for the whole family during Christmas time, it's probably best to opt for ethically made toys. A few of them include toys made out of wood or Montessori toys.

This year, why not try to have an eco-friendly Christmas? There are many different ways you can reduce the amount of waste produced during the holiday season. You can choose eco-friendly gifts, recycle or reuse old decorations, and cook simple meals instead of going out to eat.

Plus, we also plant trees on each order you place with us. By shopping on Partage, you can support small UK-based businesses, shop sustainably and have lower your carbon footprint.

By making a few small changes, you can help make this Christmas less damaging to the environment!


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