Sustainable Gift Guide

Updated: Dec 11, 2020

It’s December and the festive season is officially upon us! This means gift shopping is also upon us, during which we should not abandon our values of sustainable living. It is easy to get caught up in buying people things that they do need and using resources like wrapping paper that end up straight in the trash after a moment’s happiness. Now, I’m not saying that our loved ones should go giftless this year, after-all they are on the nice-list, but as Santa’s little helpers lets gift consciously.

Without further ado, our sustainable gift giving guide.

1. Membership/gift cards

There are many different options for memberships/gift cards based on the interests of the receiver. Art lover, movie goer, chill’n like a villain, staycation, we got you covered!

One year Museum kaart (€64,90)

Cineville pass for a month (€17,50)

Sauna Deco sauna entry (€25,00)

Conscious Hotel gift card overnight stay for two (65,00)

2. Sustainable cosmetics

Cosmetics are always a rather useful and simultaneously luxurious gift, and sustainable options feel even more thought out and special. How cool is a makeup bag made out of recycled saris, or never having to buy another single use makeup remover pad again?

Nature bar Christmas Tree Soap (€8,95)


Bambaw Makeup Remover Pads (€16,49)

LO Amsterdam Lip tint scarlet (€22.95)

3. Home deco

Make their house a home with a zen candle, upcycled wine bottles made into drinking glasses or a conscious coffee-table book. Or how about a pillow that is making the world a better place?

The very good candle co. asagiri - rapeseed candle (€22)

Still: The Slow Home Book (€42,50)

Rebottled tumbler 2-pack – clear (12,95)

Alpaca Loca - Native Pillow blue (49,00)

4. House plant

What about a plant baby for your super responsible friend? Well, there really is something for everyone, some plant babies are more needy than others.

Aglaonema Crete (13,95)

Pachira Aquatica 3 (14,95)

Flowers and Powers - Dried flower bouquet (Price varies)

5. Donate in their name

Find an organization close to their heart and make a donation. It might just bring you closer to theirs <3! Here are a few examples.

Just Diggit.

Serve the city.

Lastly let's talk about gift wrapping! We are all trying to avoid single use resources, so why stop the good efforts during the holidays?