Sustainable gifts for your loved ones
With these gifts you also make the environment happy

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Are you still looking for sustainable gifts for your loved ones? We went in search of suitable gifts and have put together a few tips for you here.

Christmas is approaching and you are about to think about gifts for your loved ones? Do you think about the environment and would you like to give away things that make a positive contribution? Then we have some great ideas for you! You will find in our list sustainable gifts for your loved ones – from jewelery and cosmetics to snacks and homemade goods. There is sure to be a suitable present!

10 sustainable gifts for loved ones

1. Fair chocolate

Who doesn’t look forward to one (or more) finest table chocolate? These taste even better if they are produced fairly and sustainably. The chocolate maker Tony’s Chocolonely is committed to ensuring that the cocoa trade is fair and free from modern slavery and child labor. You can choose from classics such as milk and dark chocolate or delicious specials with hazelnuts, salted caramel or white nougat.

2. Certified Wine

A noble Wine is a nice gift for people who enjoy themselves. Sustainable wineries make sure to conserve resources and save CO² during production. You can tell whether a wine is sustainable by the FAIR’N GREEN logo on the bottle. For example, the Palatinate winery Karl Pfaffmann, which has received many awards and especially for its, is certified Riesling is known.

3. Vegetarian Cookbook

Would you like to give someone who loves to cook a gift? Then we recommend you a vegetarian cookbook to select. Veggie dishes are diverse, healthy and better for the environment. In addition, curries, stews, bowls and co. are also incredibly delicious! There is now a large selection vegetarian cookbooks.

4. Thermo mug

If you want to do something for the environment, you should avoid disposable cups. You don’t have to do without coffee on the way to work, because fortunately there are thermo mugs. These keep the coffee or tea warm for a long time and are also much more stylish than paper cups. The high quality are available in all sorts of colors.

5. Planted flower pot

Much more personal and sustainable than cut flowers is a self-planted flower pot. And the recipient will enjoy it much longer. Pick out a pretty pot, for example pottery, and plant it with flowers, succulents or herbs as you wish. If you have your own plants at home, you can also plant their seedling and give them away.

6. Sustainable yoga accessories

If you want to give presents to someone who would like to yoga or would like to start, various yoga accessories are available as gifts. How about a yoga block made of sustainable cork, for example? Or a CO2-neutral one Yoga mat from Lotuscrafts?

7. Natural cosmetics

Certified natural cosmetics for example from Lavera, Weleda or Dr. Hauschka dispenses with controversial synthetic ingredients and relies on the power of plants. Incidentally, with the high-quality creams, serums and lotions, you can not only make women happy, but also men. Manufacturers offer beautiful sets and gift boxes on.

8. Fair fashion

Warm gloves, hats or scarves are a useful gift, especially during the cold season. Unfortunately, the production of clothing is often neither sustainable nor fair. So-called Slow fashion labels are committed to changing this. GOTS and Fairtrade certified labels are for example People Tree, Twothirds or Armed Angels.

9. Homemade

Even more personal than purchased pieces are themselves knitted scarves, sweaters and co. So you can Wool, color and shape according to the taste of your loved one. If you are still looking for inspiration, we have instructions for you on how to knit a sweater based on Guido Maria Kretschmer. Guido also has simple instructions for knitting a hat.

10. Cloth bag

Plastic bags from the supermarket are anything but sustainable. One is more ecological Cotton or jute bag. Cloth bags are also sturdier, easier to carry and much prettier than disposable bags. And really anyone can use it. There is Models with beautiful printspersonalized bags or plain-colored bags to print on yourself.

Tip: Nothing suitable? Here you will find even more sustainable gifts for your loved ones.

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Source: Brigitte

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