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The G+S-approved conscious gift guide

30 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.  

Apia organic Jarrah Honey balm

An all-purpose balm perfect for the beach bag or handbag. 

Apia honey all purpose balm

Good Citizens Bronte sunglasses

These sunnies are made locally in Sydney using a single recycled plastic bottle. They are the brainchild of father a father and sons duo determined to untrash the planet, and there’s a lot to love about that.

Good Citizen Bronte sunglasses

 

NATALIE MARIE JEWELLERY, GOLDEN WATTLE PENDANT

Hand-engraved, 25 per cent of the proceeds of this gorgeous pendant go to either UNHCR Refugees Fund or Afghanaid (you can choose on checkout). A national icon that gives back. 

NOTELY, BOTANICAL JOURNAL 

Encourage the creativity for young and old 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

loving earth assorted bon bons 

It’s the definition of feel-good chocolate, from its biodegradable wrappers to its fairtrade organic chocolate, we love Loving Earth for its 360 degree approach to sustainability. Plus it’s launched the perfect stocking filler in its assorted bon bons. 

Loving Earth assorted bon bons

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

Nagnata set 

We are big fans of Nagnata’s focus on moving towards natural fibres – both from a sustainability point of view and from a health point of view (our skin is our largest organ and dermal absorption means that chemicals from our clothing can enter our system). 

Nagnata

KOBN SAND TOWEL SET 

Who doesn’t love fresh organic bath towels, a beautiful gift for anyone! Kobn is a recent discovery of ours, all their towels are designed in Australia and sustainably made in Turkey by a family run mill. Plus $1 of your purchase goes to the charity of your choice with i-change.

kobn sand set

Baresop hand wash starter kit

We are thoroughly enjoying the new wave of add water tablet and powder personal care products, Baresop is a new kid on the block and we couldn’t be happier to add it to our gift list.

baresop handwash starter kit

 

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, illuminating face & body oil 

Luxuriate in this beautiful face and body oil with hyalurnonic acid, the newest addition to the Emma Lewisham Illuminating range. The New Zealand-based natural beauty brand became the world’s first carbon positive beauty brand, making it a total winner for us. 

Emma Lewisham Illuminating face and body oil

 

This is Natural Wine Mixed Pack

This mixed pack from sustainable winemaker platform Not Wasted is perfect for anyone interested in organic, orange and biodynamic wines. Sign up to their newsletter to find out when their new wine subscription service kicks off. 

Not Wasted This Is Natural Mixed Pack

Jemimah Hanna Maxi Dress

Each Jemimah creation is handmade in Sydney, using a range of dead stock fabric with a limited run of pieces. We’re eyeing off this whimsical piece for summer lunches.

Jemimah Hanna Maxi Dress

 

flavedo & albedo maximalist duo

A pioneer in zero-waste beauty, Flavedo & Albedo is fast gaining cult status and for good reason. Not only is the company passionate about eliminating plastic, it’s high performance, fun makeup is hard to beat. We love their holiday gifting sets, run don’t walk.

Flavedo & Albedo Maximalist Duo

Veja, sneaker 

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

Veja mesh sneakers

 

LESSONS FROM PLANTS BY BERONDA L. MONTGOMERY

We know that plants are important. But plants don’t just passively provide. They also take action. This is an exploration of how plant behaviour and adaptation offer valuable insights for human thriving. A quirky gift idea for the garden lover.

Lessons From Plants book cover

Brynn and Co, coral breeze embroidery kit

We have loved many aspects of the slower life over the last 18 months, this embroidery kit sums up everything that’s great about simple living.

 

Bassike, MOTLEY DYE SLOUCH 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 Motley tie die t shirt

 

 

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, rider bone 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

 

 

GIVIT, CHARITABLE DONATION 

Choose from a variety of causes including bush fire relief, drought relief, domestic and family violence, and Indigenous 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

 

KIDS

Playground: Listening to Stories from Country and from Inside the Heart by Nadia Wheatley

This is a beautiful, sensory gift of storytelling that features historical and contemporary pictures, and artwork by leading Indigenous artists; and a compilation of Indigenous stories providing a fascinating insight into traditional and contemporary Aboriginal childhood.

PLAYGROUND

Scrunch Beach Bundle

These are a revelation, made from 100 per cent silicon (ie sand) Scrunch buckets and accessories (they do gardening pots too) are foldable and recyclable. Because what beach holiday is complete without a bucket and spade?

Scrunch beach bundle

PARK PLANET TRAINING BALL 

Every time Park makes a football, it removes 5kg of Co2. And for every ball purchased, a ball is donated to a child in need. It’s feel-good all round.

Park Planet Training Ball

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

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

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.

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. 

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