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Gifts to wow even your not-so-eco friends

Gifts to wow even your not-so-eco friends

This Christmas, give beautifully designed eco alternatives for everyday products. It's the perfect way to surprise, delight, give good generously and educate at the same time

Pretty much every product in your home has an eco alternative - at least one and probably as many as 100. Ironically, the handmade, organic, compostable, responsibly sourced, carbon offset alternative is often beautifully made and will delight anyone.

There are thousands of beautiful products and businesses on, but always remember that making your own is easy. Like the Christmas baubles in the main image, you can easily dismantle and clean an old bauble and fill it with tea. Such a pretty gift to drop by to lunch with or tie to a pressie.

Sustainable native fruits, herbs, spices, seeds and teas

Natif source from Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Wild harvesters and native food growers all around Australia. Natif walk side by side in bringing people together around  beautiful local and native foods.

Give your Nespresso guzzling friends Tripod's 60 Compostable Capsules 

These little beauties fit most Nespresso machines and if you are in Hobart or Adelaide, they can go in your council green bin after use. All other places, you can return to Tripod in the supplied bag and they will compost for you. 

Beautifully designed zero waste concentrates jut launched by Ethique

Ethique's new range of Household Concentrates totally eliminates unnecessary single-use containers, because you can simply refill whatever spray container you already have at home. Multi-Purpose Bathroom Spray and Kitchen Spray concentrates are now available, and they also have concentrates for Hair Care, Body Care, and Handwash. And as with all of their products, the Concentrates are certified vegan, cruelty free, palm oil-free, 100% plastic-free and packaged in certified compostable cardboard and free from any petroleum by-products. 20% of annual profits is donated to charity and Ethique is certified carbon neutral and working towards being carbon-positive.

Beautiful, luxurious organic cotton bedrooms

Elkie & Ark offers a gorgeous range of organic quilt cover sets made from 100% certified GOTS organic, Fairtrade cotton, without toxic bleaches, dyes or softeners. Each set is packaged in a reusable tote. 

Un-wind's "Indulge Kit" is full of organic, local, raw luxury

The box contains artisan chocolates by Loco Love, bath soak and clay face mask by Wanderlightly, and massage and body oil by Olio Bello. Surrender to luxury inside and out. Allow organic, raw chocolate enrich your soul, while an organic soak and body oil will leave your skin feeling like butter. Everything in the box is made locally by eco-conscious brands. (

Seljak's cozy blankets are made with recycled wool from factory floor offcuts

Seljak’s blankets are made with a minimum of 70% recycled wool from factory floor offcuts, and a 30% blend of other fibres and poly for strength. These are soft, lighter-weight blankets which are beautifully designed. At the end of life, Seljak collects it free of charge using a carbon neutral courier service. Back at the mill, the blanket will be shredded, and spun into new yarn to make new blankets. Also, for every 10 blankets sold, Seljak sends one to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

Make household essentials child's play

Written by mother of two, Krissy Ballinger, Make & Play contains beautiful and inspiring selection of natural DIY recipes to excite and entertain children. Written for kids, tested by kids, and designed to be made by kids, it also makes the perfect activity book for parents to enjoy bonding time with kids.

Give a hand made coffee mug

There are many many artists hand making coffee mugs like these from Carys Martin - beautiful ceramic pottery like these takeaway coffee cups and come with a food safe silicone lid. Carys' packaging is made with recycled materials and soy based inks, but if you buy yours at a market or local store from the artist, it may even be unpackaged.

Thinking of a plastic free way to gift wrap?

These beautiful Shibori indigo dyed tea towels can double as gift wraps. Made from 55% hemp and 45% organic cotton, these are more absorbent than pure cotton or pure linen towels. These are also handmade locally in NSW, and you can find these at Hemp Gallery Australia.

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