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The ultimate Earth-friendly gift guide: 30 stylish presents for the eco-conscious on your list


Give these planet-positive gifts this Christmas to spread the spirit of sustainability.

Tis is the season of indulgence and gifting is a big part of it – a practice that isn’t always Earth-friendly. We’ve all had the experience of receiving unwanted gifts or novelty items that we aren’t quite sure how to put to use. Not to mention all those Christmas wrappers and trims that are going straight into the bin once they have served their short-lived purpose.

It is not our intention to dampen the festivities, but we would like to do our part to turn gift-giving into a sustainable endeavor. Shop for gifts that are made with eco-friendly or bio-based materials, feature recyclable packaging, can be upcycled, or are from brands that actively contribute to a circular economy when shopping for gifts.

It’s true that no nail polish or nail decals are truly zero-waste, but choosing toxin-free options will benefit both the environment and the user. These wraps are 10-free, meaning they are free of 10 of the most common chemicals found in nail polishes.

There is also a Go Green shipping option, which lets one opt out of extras that may not be needed, such as printed instructions, nail files, and cuticle pushers.

The conical earrings by a Singapore-based designer will delight someone who loves both fashion and sustainability. Woon Hung’s jewellery is crafted from wild mamalis wood from Cebu in the Philippines and sourced through a sustainable environmental programme that supports the planting of new trees.

In addition to the facial treatment essence and no-rinse cleansing treatment, a five-piece set of reusable cotton rounds in a mesh bag is thoughtfully included.

Pela’s phone cases are made from Flaxstic – a combination of compostable bioplastic elastomer and flax straw, which is recyclable. Bio-based material makes up up to 40 percent of the brand’s material, and the company strives to make that number 100 by the end of the year. Best of all, the cases come in a variety of stylish designs.

With the help of refillable crayons, Trestique, a makeup brand from the United States, makes makeup products in sustainable packaging. With this set of mini crayons, you can introduce someone special to the brand. They come with an eyeliner, eyeshadow, highlighter, blush and lip colour, and they can be recycled once they are used up.


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