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13 sustainable gifts for the eco-conscious person in your life

The green Christmas wishlist.

Christmas, it’s a season of celebrations and gift giving…yet also one of excess and waste. From quickly abandoned toys to ill-fitting clothes without the gift receipt to improper recycling to leftovers aplenty, festive pollution is once again, nigh.

It’s a hard chestnut to swallow: the most wonderful time of the year is also one of the most negatively impactful on the environment. However, there are ways you can still imbue the generous spirit into your Yuletide – such as giving an experience gift, buying secondhand or shopping sustainably.

13 sustainable gifts to shop for Christmas

So that you can shop more green this Christmas, we’ve rounded up some of the best sustainable gifts made through ethical or environmentally-conscious practices perfect for the eco-conscious person in your life. Read on for our green Christmas wishlist.

Eco-conscious fashion

Hommey robe

Robe in blush, $149, Hommey

Designed and tested in Melbourne, this 100 per cent cotton trans-seasonal robe from Hommey is vegan and free of nasty chemicals. Fitted with an extra-large belt for a loose fit, and available in a variety of colour combinations, this unisex robe doesn’t compromise style for comfort.

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Verified Australian cotton Heritage Sweat, $119, THE ICONIC

Made from 100 per cent Australian cotton, this relaxed fit Country Road logo sweat is the perfect easy-to-wear jumper. Operating as an eco-conscious brand, Country Road partners with Oritain to scientifically trace their verified fibres back to Australian farmers, earning an A grade rating in the 2021 Baptist World Aid Ethical Fashion Guide. 

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Jay and May Bamboo satin set
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Jade and May bamboo satin cami and pant pj set in sage green, $146, Hardtofind

This signature bamboo set from Jade and May is the perfect option for lounge or sleep wear. Created with bamboo pulp, and woven into a satin-like finish, this silky set is a luxury to wear. 

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Carlotta + Gee olive linen robe, $135, THE ICONIC

Get cosy at home in this 100 per cent French linen robe. Sourced from raw materials with natural properties, you can rest assured of the eco-conscious efforts made by the team at Carlotta + Gee.

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Eco-conscious perfumery 

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who is elijah HIS|HER 100mL, $159, Adore Beauty

Combining notes of bergamot, musk and sandalwood, this scent effortlessly balances sweet, spicy and fresh, earning the rightful position in the gender-neutral category. And better yet, with efforts toward producing cruelty-free vegan products, alongside the mission to reduce waste through small scale production, you can feel as good as you smell. 

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Ouai North Bondi Perfume
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Ouai North Bondi eua pe parfum, $108, Sephora

Inspired by the meeting of city and sea, the North Bondi fragrance subtly blends rich florals, citrus and sheer white musk to deliver an aromatic delight. Vegan and cruelty-free, Ouai also work to minimise their carbon footprint through reusable initiatives reducing single-use plastics. 

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Eco-conscious accessories 

Sito Shades the void
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The Void in maple tort polarised, $109.95, Sito Shades

If you are after retro vibes with a modern twist, then these contemporary frames from Sito are the way to go. Designed in Australia, and handmade with plant-based acetate frames, with Sito you’re not just buying shades, you’re making a difference.

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Market Tote Bag, $79.95, The Good BRAND

Made from 100 per cent recycled materials, this market tote bag really is ‘Good’. Generously sized, and with many pockets to fill, the market tote bag will make all your future market experiences fruitful to say the least. 

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Hommey Tote bag
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Tote bag in duke, $49, Hommey 

Perfect for all the summer activities to come, this 100 per cent structured cotton tote bag from Hommey is fitted with an inbuilt pocket, and available in four aesthetic muted colours. 

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Eco-conscious beach accessories to enjoy this summer

Dock and Bay Picnic Blanket
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Dock and Bay picnic blanket in bora bora beige, $99.95, Hardtofind

Enjoy a summer of beach picnics with this lightweight and compact picnic blanket from Dock and Bay. Made from 100 per cent recycled post consumer plastic bottles – with at least 50 in product, this machine washable blanket will become a beach favourite. 

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Sand Society sand free beach towel
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Sand Society sand free beach towel, $69.95, Hardtofind 

The Malibu sand free beach towel from the Sand Society will become a new season favourite. Made from over 20 recycled plastic water bottles, this towel is ultra absorbent and super compact, perfect for keeping in your favourite beach bag.  

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Eco-conscious skincare

Esmi skincare bundle
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Best selling essentials bundle, $108.50 (usually $179), Esmi

This collection of skincare from Esmi is clean, vegan and cruelty-free, formulated to nourish your skin and mind. Including the best selling Uncomplicated Cleanser, Hyaluronic Hydrating Serum, and the 24K Gold Nourishing Oil, your skin will be fully prepped for a true summer glow.   

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Aesop Adventurer Roll Up set, $70, Aesop

In collaboration with environmentally conscious designer Raeburn, this aromatic hand care kit including the Resurrection hand wash, hand mist and hand balm will imbue softness and a heavenly fragrance at each application. 

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