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The G+S-approved conscious gift guide

25 good-for-everyone gift ideas

After the perfect gift that’s good for you and the planet? Look no further than our conscious christmas gift guide that covers the entire family.  

Antipodes, Skin-Brightening Manuka Honey Beehive Box Set

You can’t go wrong with this trio of beauty staples powered by Manuka honey. Clean, conscious and wonderfully hydrating. 

antipodes skincare Natalie Marie Jewellery, Golden Wattle Pendant

Hand-engraved, 25 per cent of the proceeds of this gorgeous pendant Salvation Bushfire Army Disaster Relief Fund or Beyond Blue (you can choose on checkout). A national icon that gives back. 

Notely, Botanical journal 

Encourage their creativity with these beautiful notebooks made from 100 per cent recycled and chlorine and acid free designs. Made in Brisbane from soy-based inks, they come in a wonderful range of beautiful prints.

notely botanical journal

Alter Eco chocolate

It’s the definition of feel-good chocolate, from its biodegradable wrappers to its fairtrade organic chocolate, we love Alter Eco for its 360 degree approach to sustainability. Plus it tastes pretty amazing too.

Alter Eco chocolate

The Rocks Push, Balmoral swordfish boardshorts

Perfect for that Christmas morning swim, these boardshorts are crafted from eight recycled plastic bottles. They are soft and quick drying, what’s more not to love?

the rocks push sustainable swim shorts

Kip & Co, Meadow White linen tea towel

The cutest patterns we ever did see, and did you know as a company they have recently reached carbon neutral status? A big yes from us.

kip and co tea towel

Koala Eco, Gift Collection (Set of 3)

We are long time fans of all Koala Eco products, so love that this year they have pulled together some cute sets. Perfect for spreading the natural product love with your nearest and dearest.

koala eco gift set

Givit, charitable donation 

Choose from a variety of causes including bush fire relief, drought relief, domestic and family violence, and Indiegenous support. The part we love is that 100 per cent of your donation will be used to purchase essential items for your chosen cause.

givit charitable donation

Collective Canvas, Bal canvas sneakers

Made from ethically sourced, sustainable materialism these classic treads with an ‘80s twist are our pick when it comes to men’s footwear this season.

bal sneakers

Emma Lewisham, Supernatural Triple Vitamin A+ Face Oil 

Luxuriate in this beautiful face oil that’s a natural alternative to Retinol products. The brand also offers a closed-loop recycling system and refills. 

Eco crayons 

What kids don’t love a set of crayons?! Go greener with these eco crayons in the shape of leaves. They’re made from plant-based ingredients and are palm oil free. 

eco crayons leaf

Archie Rose, virtual cocktail making masterclass

If 2020 has taught us anything it’s that pretty much anything can be done virtually, including learning to make cocktails. Includes cocktail ingredients, recipe and instructions for booking a live streamed class.

Natalija the Label, Silk slip dress 

Lovingly made to order, this beautiful slip dress is a timeless wardrobe staple that’ll go the distance for many seasons to come. 

Natalija silk slip

Plan Toys, tea set 

Forget plastic, this beautiful wooden tea set will be cherished forever and is durable enough to be passed on to siblings, cousins or friends. 

plan toys tea set

Edible Beauty, Beauty Detox Shot & Beauty Dew Duo

This beauty duo is perfect for those who like to look and feel good on the inside and out. A feel-good find that ensure your giftee glows. 

edible beauty detox

Veja, Condor sneaker 

Whether it’s for the gym or the streets, these recycled sneakers from Veja will go down a treat. 

veja cóndor

Dearest Lips, colour-me-in lip balm and holder 

This chocolate flavoured lip balm in a home compostable tube isn’t just a game-changer from a planet-friendly perspective, it’s also a fun and practical gift for kids.

dearest lips kids balm

The Little Veggie Patch Co, edible flowers set 

A perfect little package containing five different flower seeds, with each variety chosen for the way it interacts with the other four in the kit. Includes labels, propagating peat plugs and compostable propagating pots.

A Zero Waste Family in 30 Days, By Anita Vandyke

Simple, practical, easy to digest tips and tricks for living a less wasteful life with little ones in tow.

a zero waste family Anita van dyke

Brynn and Co, coral breeze embroidery kit

We have loved the slower life in 2020, this embroidery kit sums up everything that’s great about simple living.

 

Bassike, original pocket t-shirt 

In our opinion, you can’t go past a classic Bassike tee for the loved ones in our lives. Whatever the colour they are always on high rotation in our wardrobes.

bassike organic cotton

DIPP Biodegradable pool 

While a blow-up pool might not sound the most friendly thing for the environment, these pools are made from biodegradable TPU plastic (Thermoplastic polyurethane) and use zero solvents in their making. 

Your Planet Needs You by Philip Bunting

This book is a beautiful conversation starter for children and the environment. It’s beautifully illustrated and wonderfully  practical. 

 

We the Wild, Plant Lovers’ Essentials Kit

All the products needed to maintain happy and healthy plants. Great for both the beginner gardeners and established green thumbs in your life.

we the wild

Will and Bear, Summer seagrass hat 

A summer time essential, this pal straw wide brim hat isn’t just ethically made, the brand also plants 10 trees for every hat sold. 

Will and Bear Rider hat

 

 

 

 

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