Christmas is the most wonderful time of year. Unless you’ve got the task of Christmas gift ideas for the most impossible person to buy for. Finding the right gift can be quite the challenge, especially when you’re buying for the person who has everything, wants nothing and is on a strict diet of air and whose weekend hobby involves staring out of a window.
Okay, so we’re not sure that person exists, but we’ve found some solutions on how to buy for them. Ultimately, gifting is about giving something worth having – and in a world of tacky gimmicks and joke gifts, it can be challenging. Giving an eco-friendly gift is a guaranteed way to give something worth having without feeding into the ‘greedy giant’ of consumerism. Plus – there are some incredibly eco-friendly gifts out there! So, we’ve put our favourites in one place so no matter who you’re buying for this year, you’ve got a great idea.
Eco-friendly gift ideas for him
Men get to a certain age where boxers and socks are incredibly valuable at Christmas. It’s like an annual refresh for their underwear drawer. Instead of hitting up the local supermarket, why not invest in an annual subscription, so you don’t have hairy toes poking through the top from July onwards… Swole Panda provides monthly sock subscriptions as well as boxers, all made from a sustainably sourced and grown bamboo material. Alternatively, Stand4 Socks are an ethical brand who, for every pair of socks purchased, will donate a pair to homeless shelters in the UK.
Our other favourite eco-friendly gift ideas include:
- Peace With The Wild for all their grooming needs
- Wildlife Trust
- bee bomb – handmade in Dorset
- cookbooks for those who love to grow their own and eat it!
Gifts for her
The nation is probably split 50/50 on women being the easiest and most difficult to buy for. On the one hand, you can go with a classic beauty set, filled with soaps and smellies. There are many eco-friendly gift ideas out there that fit this bill, including shampoo bars, refillable deodorant and bath bombs. However, even if the woman in your life doesn’t dream of a quiet bath away from the kids; there are plenty of other eco-friendly gift ideas to choose:
- candle making kits. There’s nothing like relaxing after a good craft!
- nail polishes and other makeup items – including brushes
- Water bottles, coffee cups and more for the woman who is always on-the-go
- Eco-friendly clothes, from workout gear to maternity wear.
Gifts for secret Santa
Possibly the most challenging gift to buy at Christmas is a secret Santa gift. It might be something you organise with friends or work colleagues, but there also might be a spending cap. More often than not, you get the name of someone you don’t know too well, and you’ve got to get seriously creative with your spending. Look no further, all these eco-friendly gift ideas are perfect for everyone and are under £20!
- Bamboo cutlery and straw set
- lunch pack
- Turtle bags for shopping
- Nummy treats
- table for two in a box
There are plenty of eco-friendly gift ideas out there, and we hope that you’ve found some inspiration with our blog post. If you have an idea that perhaps isn’t on this list, leave a message in the comments section and help inspire others this festive season. Together we can slowly change what it means to give a gift at Christmas.