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The ultimate sustainable gift guide for those who have everything

For your loved ones (and the planet).

As we near closer and closer to December, we see shopping trips both online and in real life increase exponentially.

And, with Christmas gifting at the forefront of our minds as December 1 rolls around, finding sustainable and eco-friendly gifts that show your loved ones that you appreciate them while also ensuring your carbon footprint is to a minimal is a fiddly task.

To make matters even harder? If the friend, family or co-worker you’re shopping for has *everything*.

This is why we’ve taken it upon ourselves to create the ultimate sustainable gift guide for both the eco-conscious shopper and gift receiver.

The best eco-friendly gifts and sustainable gifts to shop in Australia 2023

Twoobs The OG
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THE OG,  Jonathan Van Noir sandals, $129 at TWOOBS

These original-style sandals from TWOOBS are loved and worn by people all over the world, as evident in their 154 five-star reviews. Ideal for wearing for extended periods of time, these blister-free kicks feature Velcro straps made from recyclables that are rescued from a life in landfill. Plus, the outsole is made from sugar cane EVA.

“I don’t usually leave reviews, but I am making an exception for these shoes,” wrote one reviewer. “I bought these for a trip overseas and wore them non-stop. They were instantly comfortable and I can’t recommend them enough!”


Louenhide Maggie Cosmetic Case
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Maggie cosmetic case, $79.95 at Louenhide

The spacious, vegan Maggie cosmetic case offers a stylish, quilted design, ideal for makeup, skincare and toiletries. Its functional layout features three zippered compartments for ample storage, complemented by a handy hanging hook for convenient access while traveling or on weekend getaways.


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Recycled wool Scottish tartan blanket, $179 at hardtofind

Ethically woven in India with 75 per cent recycled wool and 25 per cent mixed fibres, this wool blanket is luxuriously soft to the touch. It is not only natural, but it makes for a practical, environmentally friendly gift for new homeowners or similar.


Bespoke Press Gift Wrapping Paper
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Gift wrap roll in gilded blooms, $79.95 at Bespoke Letterpress

It might not be a gift per se, but if you’re committed to buying an eco-friendly present, you’re going to want some equally-ethical wrapping paper to go with it. This option features a stunning green-printed background with all-over gold foil accents on environmentally-responsible, 100 per cent recycled paper. It’s available in 3m or 30m bulk counter rolls for all your gifting needs.


Modibodi Swimwear
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Swimwear recycled one piece, $100 at Modibodi

Well-known for making highly absorbent period underwear, Modibodi has now forayed into the world of swimwear, and we’re stoked. Never let spotting get in the way of your morning dip again with this recycled swimsuit that features Modibodi’s super-absorbent lining.


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Think Hampers eco reusable love pack, $139.95 at hardtofind

If they’re looking to kickstart their sustainable living journey, a beautiful hamper by Think will do just the trick. Packed with high-quality products for an environmentally conscious life, this hamper includes two coffee cups, two water bottles, a metal straw pack and two reusable shopping bags.


Saarde Sicily Beach Towel
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SAARDE Sicily beach towel, $79 at THE ICONIC

Another beach day essential that makes for the perfect gift, especially in warmer weather. This beach towel by SAARDE is made to perfection from the finest Turkish cotton. Working with small producers in small batches (never mass market) and creating or finishing everything by hand is what makes SAARDE one of our top picks when it comes to sustainable gifting.


Ettitude Waffle Bathrobe
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Waffle bathrobe in slate, $139 at Ettitude

Bring the spa experience home with this soft waffle bathrobe by Ettitude. It’s made from sustainable CleanBamboo waffle weave fabric that makes it luxuriously soft yet moisture-wicking. Plus, it’s also free from harmful chemicals and extra gentle on the skin.


Thehorse Ocean Plastics Watch
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Ocean Plastics watch in white, $49.95 (usually $159.95) at The Horse

The Horse has partnered with Swiss eco partner, #tide, to craft a timepiece that uses 100 per cent recycled ocean plastic. With cleaner oceans and a more sustainable lifestyle, the Ocean Plastics watch in white will effortlessly complement your summer wardrobe.


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