These 20 Sustainable Gifts Are Your Answer To Conscious Gift Giving

By Phoebe Youl

When it comes to the topic of sustainable gifting, it can be hard to know where to start. Personally, we feel sustainable gifts are about much more than just buying items that meet a particular set of criteria. Instead, it is about making more conscious and considerate decisions when it comes to the things we choose to buy and give. 

This list covers everything from shopping small (and local), purchasing from environmentally, socially conscious, and sustainable brands, and ensuring that the gifts we give will be much-loved and used by their recipients. Whether you want to have a more considered Christmas or you're shopping for a loved one who is sustainably minded, the list of gifts below is the perfect place to start your search.

Dock & Bay Swim Shorts

Price: $69.96

Sustainable giftsQuick-drying, sand-free and lightweight, these swim shorts are not only a breeze to wear but are made from 100% recycled materials. Shop here. 

Paravel Recycled Vegan Leather-Trimmed EcoCraft Jewellery Box

Price: $232.89

Sustainable giftsKeep jewellery protected and tangle-free during your travels with this recycled vegan leather jewellery box - even the zippers are recycled! Shop here. 

Hommey Robe

Price: $149

Sustainable giftsThe perfect trans-seasonal robe for a poolside cocktail or a frosty winter morning, this 100% cotton unisex robe doesn't compromise style for comfort. Shop here. 

Veja Venturi Sneakers

Price: $280

Sustainable giftsWith a supply chain that respects both humans and the environment, these Veja sneakers are crafted using organic cotton and wild rubber sourced from the Amazon. Shop here. 

Loewe Home Scents Honeysuckle Scented Candle And Oregano Soap Gift Set

Price: $206

Sustainable giftsElevate your bathroom experience and cut down on single-use plastics with this beautifully scented gift set from LOEWE. Shop here. 

Emma Lewisham The Essentials Set

Price: $145

Sustainable giftsSized for airline travel restrictions, these reusable mini’s can be replenished with the label's full-sized refill pouches. Shop here. 

Levis 501 Original Fit Jeans

Price: $159.95

Sustainable giftsCrafted in 14.25 ounce 100% cotton denim and made using Levis' Water<Less® Techniques, these classic 501s will never go out of style thanks to their seriously perfect fit. Shop here. 

Bonny Down All Rounder Doona

Price: from $349

Sustainable giftsThere are plenty of good reasons to give a Bonny doona: the duck down inside is ethically sourced and each doona is filled with 90% of the stuff, meaning it will hold that fluffy hotel feel for long after it's unwrapped. Shop here.

Ere Perez Daily Radiance Duo

Price: $70

Sustainable giftsUpgrade their beauty routine with this daily radiance duo from Ere Perez that includes a hydrating beauty cream and cheek and lip tint. Shop here.

Laura Lombardi Rope Gold-Plated Necklace

Price: $149.99

Sustainable giftsThis gold-plated necklace is handmade to resemble two ropes twisted together and is crafted using lower-impact materials. Shop here. 

Who Gives A Crap 100% Recycled Toilet Paper

Price: $60

While it might feel like a strange gift to give, these 100% bamboo toilet rolls will make a big difference with their sustainable and mood-boosting design. Shop here. 

Dieux Forever Eye Mask

Price: $25

Sustainable giftsHelping you get more out of your products, this reusable eye mask has been designed to use alongside your favourite gels, serums, and creams. Shop here. 

La Bouche Rouge Refillable La Terre Bronzer

Price: $149

Sustainable giftsBlended with 95% natural ingredients, this refillable compact is designed to house any of the brand's powder and shadow products so it can be used infinitely. Shop here. 

Bassike Superfine Layered Tank

Price: $140

Sustainable giftsMade in Australia using 100% organic superfine ribbed cotton, this slouchy fit tank will be a hero in their summer wardrobe. Shop here.


Price: From $50

Sustainable giftsGuaranteed not to go to waste, this low-impact digital gift card will allow you to gift a meal to the lucky recipient at a restaurant of your choosing. Shop here.

Frank Green Ceramic Reusable Bottle Extra Large

Price: $89.95

Sustainable giftsMade from BPA-free, FDA and EU-safe materials, this supersized reusable water bottle is designed to deliver all-day hydration for really thirsty people. Shop here. 

Assembly Label Casual Linen Shirt

Price: $90

Sustainable giftsDesigned for a relaxed fit, this breathable 100% linen shirt has been made following considered and traceable community and environmental impact practices. Shop here. 

Velvet Canyon L'Homme Sunglasses

Price: $289

Sustainable giftsMade from low-impact acetate that's both biodegradable and compostable, these oversized sunglasses will bring a 70s nod to any outfit. Shop here.

Great Mate Starter Kit

Price: $35

Sustainable giftsKick-off their low-waste kitchen journey with this good-looking starter kit that’s designed to dispense, slice, and dice the brand's home compostable cling wrap. Shop here. 

Country Road 90s Reissue Australian-Made Unisex Sweat

Price: $179

Sustainable giftsA genuine reissue of a 90s icon, this unisex sweat is proudly made in Melbourne using Australian cotton. Shop here. 

Deji Studios The 03 Washed-Linen Shirt And Shorts Set

Price: $490.38

Sustainable giftsThis boxy-cut co-ord is seriously soft and stylish and made from 100% OEKO-TEX 100 certified, GOTS-certified organic, and EU-certified stone-washed french linen. Shop here.

For more epic gift ideas, visit our gift guide hub here.

Image credit: Velvet Canyon | Great Wrap | Hommey

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