15 Sustainable Christmas Gifts

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Christmas is right around the corner! A beautiful time of giving – and receiving. Did you find suitable Christmas gifts for everyone? If not, don’t worry! These last-minute tips will guide you towards giving the perfect gift. And while we’re at it, why not help towards a better future at the same time?

  • Give a tree or plant A gift that helps towards a more carbon-neutral life (;
  • Plan the perfect movie night – Set a date, prepare a lot of snacks, chose a few movies and create the perfect spot to chill.
  • Tickets to a comedy show – And return home with a stomach ache caused by laughing!
  • Give a day-pass to the spa for two – What’s better than relaxing after a hectic December month?
  • Surprise with a cooking class – Why not consider a class that focusses on creating a meal without animal related products?
  • Try out a new sport together – With a new year quickly approaching, why not try something new? Together is less scary then alone.
  • Buy a gift card of his or her favorite coffee shop That is definitely not a wasted gift. 
  • Buy a reusable travel mug – Did you know that most coffee shops will happily pour coffee in your own mug?
  • Give an E-book – Maybe one that focusses on sustainability?
  • Buy a gift from the thrift shop –  Help towards a circular economy and help the item towards a second life!
  • Plan a professional photoshoot – Who doesn’t love a set of good photo’s?
  • Organize a wine tasting event at home – Wine is always a good idea!
  • A GuppyFriend washbag – Collect the nylon- and plastic microfibers from your clothing before it escapes to our sewage system (and eventually in our seas).
  • Plan a whole day of surprises – It all starts with a road trip to an unknown destination…
  • Donate to a charity – If your loved one doesn’t care that much about receiving Christmas gifts, why not make a donation in their name?

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Don’t you agree that we already own too much? We live in an economy that almost forces us to buy stuff we don’t really need. As a result, our discarded junk fills up our a good part of our Earth’s surface. So why not give less? And if it’s expected of you to give a (materialistic) gift – be thoughtful and give something useful. Besides, what if I asked you to answer this question: what is the most important aspect of Christmas? No, it’s not the Christmas gifts. Spending time with loved ones, isn’t it?


6 thoughts on “15 Sustainable Christmas Gifts

  1. Awesome list! I love the movie night and especially love the Thrift store shopping. A big fan myself and a great idea for gift giving. And then of course all of the “experience” gift ideas are lovely. Thank for sharing! Nice Blog all around!

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