As we all tell our kids, Christmas is about the giving, not receiving.
This year, give back to the planet by buying your nearest and dearest eco-friendly Christmas gifts. Get extra Santa points by wrapping them up in eco-friendly wrapping paper too!
Here's our guide to great sustainable gifts for 2018:
For the budding engineer
Bring science and engineering to life with these great eco-friendly toys for kids. They’ll learn about renewable energy and alternative energy sources, develop construction skills and have loads of fun on the way!
For the budding artist
Children get to explore and discover in craft sessions. It’s a great way for them to develop key skills and let their imaginations run wild. With eco-friendly crafts, they can create a masterpiece without impacting the natural world.
For the animal lover
What better eco-friendly gift, than something that isn’t an object at all?! The WWF does amazing things for the natural world. They have a wide selection of adoption packages that could be just the thing for the animal lover in your life. This is a particularly great way to get your kids invested in the future of the environment.
For the phone-junkie
Let’s admit it, most (if not all) adults we know own some kind of smartphone. As a pretty big ticket item, we’re keen on keeping them safe. There are some great eco-friendly phone cases on the market, including these from Pela (an added bonus is that they donate 5% of sales to good causes on certain collections!).
For the fashionista
Clothes items are always a winner for the fashion-conscious. There are now plenty of ways to be environmentally conscious whilst being stylish. Even the high street is getting in on the action with these affordable sustainable fashion collections.
For the chef
Everyone knows someone who has a passion for food. With loads of shows making our mouths water, plenty of us are dabbling in the dark arts of cooking. What better way to encourage your nearest and dearest to give home cooking a go than with these eco-friendly chopping boards?
It’s really important to stay hydrated whatever your age. Get the whole family on an environmentally friendly path with these eco-friendly water bottles. With loads of different styles - there’ll be something for every taste!
For the caffeine fan
Another liquid receptacle - but this one’s great for that friend who loves the environment, but can’t live without their caffeine fix. Here’s a really stylish, reusable coffee cup to keep the plastic out of landfill and our oceans.
It’s great news that there are now more eco-friendly products on the market than ever before. We’re no longer limited to a hemp tote (although these are great too!). We hope this has given you some great gift ideas in time for Christmas (and beyond!).