Looking for something a bit more environmentally friendly to give your loved one this Christmas? We've landed on 10 of our favourite green gifts and eco friendly sustainable company's that offer a range of organic, fair trade and environmentally friendly products, including indoor farming ideas, reusable items, personal care, clothing kids toys and more!
1. MicroHerbs Windowsill Garden
Micro herbs are tiny delicate greens that are big on nutrition and flavour. They are the perfect crop for the urban gardener who is limited to tiny spaces or a windowsill. A beautiful porcelain windowsill box with bamboo lid and drip tray. Easy to use and set up!
RRP: $49 via www.urbangreenfarms.com.au
2. UrbiPod Automatic Herb Grower
Want fresh herbs for your cooking but can’t grow them in your apartment or simply got no time to plant them in the back garden? Easy to assemble, operate and clean, this innovative device features an LED light halo that mimics sunlight and a clever self-watering mechanism. Simply set up the UrbiPod and be amazed at how easy and effortless it is to grow herbs, salad greens, and micro greens. Lighting halo can also be adjusted up and down to optimise the lighting intensity for the needs of your plants.
RRP: $279 via www.urbangreenfarms.com.au
3. Aquasprouts Kit
The Aquasprouts combines fish keeping and aquaponic gardening. By circulating the water from your aquarium through the Garden’s bed, the AquaSprouts Garden recycles fish waste to provide vital nutrients for growing plants, leaving the water clean and clear without the need for additional filters or frequent water changes. The Aquasprouts does things that neither can do alone, dramatically reducing maintenance and the overall waste of your household. Grow an abundance of micro greens, fruits and veggies.
RRP: $379 via www.urbangreenfarms.com.au
4. Frank Green - Reusable Cups & Bottles
Frank Green offer sustainable and reusable cups and bottles. Save plastic and purchase one of their innovative ceramic and stainless steel products that allow beverage flavour, aroma and temperature control hot or cold. The perfect stocking filler this Christmas.
RRP: $39 & $49 via www.frankgreen.com.au
5. Dr Bronner's
Dr Bronner's offers a complete range of fair trade organic lotions, toothpastes, oils, soaps and cleaning products. This family owned company started in 1858 and has a huge range of products to suit any budget this Christmas.
RRP: $5-40 via www.drbronner.com.au
Patagonia offer a range of clothing that's designed on a bias of simplicity and utility. Their criteria for the best product rests on function, reparability, and, foremost, durability. Among the most direct ways they can limit ecological impacts with goods that last for generations or can be recycled so the materials in them remain in use. Making the best product matters for saving the planet.
TOMS has donated over 60 million shoes to children around the world. To increase their reach and help even more people, TOMS has since expanded to provide clean drinking water, eye services, and safe birth kits—all to communities-in-need around the globe.
In addition to supporting people, TOMS also respects our planet. All of their shoes (and even the shoeboxes) are made with sustainable, recyclable and vegan materials.
8. Play To Learn
Play To Learn are an Australian based toy company that offer the best quality products made from sustainable materials that are safe, non-toxic that really mean 'non-toxic' and Eco friendly. With a wide range of art and crafts, books and toys.
9. The Swag - Reusable shopping and food storage bags
The Swag offer a huge range of reusable plastic and waste free shopping and food storage bags, made out of three different/unique layers of 100% natural, unbleached, unseeded cotton materials. Non-toxic, environmentally-friendly, 100% sustainable, machine-washable, ethical & fair trade, 100% natural, reduce food waste, save money, reduce toxins, ditch plastic, save our environment and help wildlife! Australian owned this company offer something for every household!
10. Bare Brush
Bare Brush have sourced some of nature’s finest ingredients to offer a range of natural toothbrushes and toothpaste that are not only effective, but sustainably sourced and biodegradable. You won’t find chemicals or plastic in their products. They offer the most effective natural means for cleaning teeth. 100% natural and biodegradable.
RRP: $6 -$60 via www.barebrush.com.au