Choose your sustainable gifts for Christmas!
Different than usual, sober, from remote: this does not mean that Christmas 2020 must be less good, starting with the choice of gifts!
Browse our boards and find many ideas of sustainable gifts for Christmas depending on who you have in mind. Can’t decide or find the perfect idea for someone? Read our targeted tips for everyone you love!
The upcoming Christmas is inevitably linked to the year that is closing and, like the last months we have lived, unfortunately brings with it uncertainties, the need for distancing and greater mutual attention. 2020 will be the year in which we will have to abandon, at least partially and temporarily, some of our traditions: no dinners with all the relatives gathered, no parties until the early hours with friends and colleagues, no shopping rush in large shopping centers, where it is almost impossible to move. If having to put aside some habits can be sad, we have to be honest, there are others that we can’t wait to leave behind, like the classic fight with a stranger to grab the last sweater on offer for less than € 10 to be allocated to the umpteenth Christmas raffle.
This year could also be the ideal year to return to prefer, even online, small artisans and traders over the big Internet giants.
The gift ideas we propose move in these directions: they can be purchased online, directly from the sofa at home in complete safety. They come from producers who, be they artisans or international brands, work on smaller numbers than the big giants, with different logics and far from the world of fast fashion. In addition, all the ideas we suggest are sustainable gifts for Christmas: whether they are made with natural or recycled raw materials, produced with respect for workers and local communities, made employing renewable energies, linked to charitable projects (or all of this together), all our gift ideas are good not only for those who will receive them but for our planet in general.
In our boards you will find many ideas of sustainable gifts for Christmas for her, for him, for the little ones and also for the pets. You can explore them calmly or, if you can’t decide, you can rely on our shopping tips that you will find continuing to read!
Sustainable gifts for Christmas
Elegant jewelry, accessories and clothing, but also comfortable clothes for smartworking, warm sweaters and sustainable underwear. Focus on the woman or girl you have in mind and on her personality and curious in our board: we are sure that among these sustainable gifts for Christmas you will find the one that is right for her!
Sustainable gifts for Christmas
Ideas for when we can go back to moving in the open air in freedom and others to stay comfortable within the walls of our own house: in our showcase you will find clothing and accessories for all tastes. Sporty, elegant, minimal or attentive to details, whatever the style of the man you have in mind you will surely find sustainable gifts for Christmas suitable for him!
Sustainable gifts for Christmas
for the little ones
From infants to grown children, from clothing to school backpacks, from games to shoes, from warm caps to blankets: in our board you will find many different ideas for making sustainable gifts for Christmas for the little ones and new parents!
Sustainable gifts for Christmas
for our furry friends
Dogs and cats are an integral part of the family of many of us and we know that they are never lacking in our thoughts during Christmas shopping: that’s why we have collected ideas of sustainable gifts for Christmas for them too! Accessories for walking and for the home, games and necklaces: what will you give to your best friend?
Were you unable to find your way around the many proposals for sustainable gifts for Christmas and find the one that is right for you? We have selected our favorites for the people we care most, let yourself be inspired!
For the girlfriend who always has a touch of elegance
Whether it’s to go to an important business meeting or to sit on the sofa at home to watch a movie, does the girl you have in mind always have a discreet and elegant jewel with her? Then she will certainly fall in love with this necklace by Anuka Jewelery, with a long chain that carries with it a small pendant in gold-plated silver. Like all Anuka jewels, this necklace too, easily purchasable on Gather&See website, has simple and minimal shapes and is handmade, using precious materials recycled or extracted in an ethical and sustainable way. A perfect example of sustainable gifts for Christmas, where ethics, elegance and simplicity create a truly irresistible mix!
For the boyfriend who always arrives late for dates
Does your boyfriend manage to be late even for video calls? So, this Christmas could be the occasion to remind him in a nice way of the importance of punctuality! What better way than a simple and elegant watch, perfect with any type of clothing? Among our sustainable gifts for Christmas we have selected for you the automatic watch by Dan & Méz with a classic design and handmade with sustainable materials, such as the Piñatex used for the strap. This material, in fact, represents the perfect vegan alternative to leather and is obtained from the leaves of the pineapple plant, a by-product of the cultivation of this fruit that would otherwise be wasted. In addition, when purchasing each watch of this model, Dan & Méz is committed to planting five trees for rainforest conservation. This watch therefore represents the perfect idea for a boy who is attentive to the environment and the effects of his purchases, because it combines ecological materials, fairly paid work, a reforestation project and… a truly impactful design! What more could you ask for Christmas?
For the friend you can’t wait to go back for long walks with
We all can’t wait to leave behind this period of social restrictions and online dating, to return to go out without worries, even if just for a stroll through the streets and parks of the city. What better company than your best friend for when you can return to go out safely? Prove it to her with an accessory that she can show off in all her future walks! Among our sustainable gifts for Christmas, we have selected the Smateria crossbody bag, perfect for any occasion thanks to the practical shoulder strap and the ideal dimensions, which make it a compact but spacious bag. Like all Smateria products, this bag is handmade in Cambodia, guaranteeing fair and ethical working conditions for local artisans. Furthermore, the choice of materials is made carefully and with an eye to the environment: Smateria products are made starting from recycled and upcycled materials, in this case nylon nets, of which colors and transparencies are wisely used. The bag we have selected is available in eight different colors, to find the one that best suits the preferences and tastes of all your friends!
For the friend who loves animals
For the friend who would wear only red during the Holidays
During the Holidays there is no better color than red! Do you want to give a friend a perfect item of clothing for Christmas? One which – unlike the classic sweaters with reindeer and bells – can be used all winter, representing a perfect mix of comfort and elegance? Among our sustainable gifts for Christmas, the one that’s right for you is the dress by MÁ Hemp Wear, made of hemp and organic cotton. This brand makes the use of hemp its distinctive feature: hemp is a sustainable material with excellent resistance to wear, ideal for comfortable, soft and long-lasting garments. The attention to sustainability of this brand is also evident in the details: hemp buttons, labels in cotton instead of nylon, packaging in grass paper (a particular type of paper that derives for a good percentage from grass, preserving forests and requiring a much lower energy cost). This dress is really the perfect idea for a Christmas garment, but it can be used for a long time and in many different occasions!
For the environmentally conscious family of friends
What we propose here is a gift idea we are really fond of… because it comes from our creativity! In fact, we have included in our boards clothing and accessories designed by the Sustainable Gate team. All the clothes are made from GOTS, certified organic cotton, in an ethical and sustainable way, using renewable energy sources. They can be the perfect gift idea for anyone or you can also decide to create a small set of gifts ideal, for example, for a family of friends who, just like you, have the theme of sustainability at heart. In fact, you can find clothing for adults, like the men’s t-shirt or the women’s sweatshirt, but also proposals suitable for children, like this nice hoodie. Without forgetting the perfect accessories for the whole family, such as the shopper to go shopping or to spend a day at the park. The various proposals you find on the dedicated site range from simple and monochromatic garments, which testify to their sustainability in the choice of materials and in the production process adopted, others with small slogans and quotes and still others that instead seem to be made on purpose to communicate to everyone your love for the environment and the necessity to contribute to its protection. By purchasing each of these garments and accessories you support your favorite sustainable fashion directory and help us grow, to keep giving you new ideas and shopping tips! Among these proposals you will find many ideas of sustainable gifts for Christmas at a really good price: visit the Sustainable Gate e-shop, choose your gifts and help us spread the message, becoming an active part of the change!
For the couple of friends expecting a baby
We are sure that 2020 has brought with it, along with the many difficulties, also moments of joy and good news! Is there a couple expecting a baby among your friends? We have the perfect idea for sustainable gifts for Christmas for them too! Inside the board dedicated to the little ones, in fact, you will find ideas designed specifically for those babies you still have to know: they are unisex proposals and ideal for the first months of life of small consumers who are already attentive to environmental issues! For example, the toy bunny from Wooly Organic is made of organic cotton, Oeko-Tex 100 certified corn fiber and wood. The rattle and the wooden and non-toxic parts make it an ideal toy for the little ones, even during teething.
Do you prefer an item of clothing instead, perfect for those babies who will be born in the cold months? Then we suggest the Baby Mori pajamas, adorable from the appearance, thanks to the very nice reindeer, but also environmentally friendly: it is made with a natural fabric, composed of organic cotton and bamboo, which helps to maintain the perfect temperature throughout the night. If the piece has won you over, remember that you can also find it in larger sizes, perfect for children up to 6 years old!
For the always elegant colleague, even on Zoom!
The video calls that we have used so much this year have divided the world in two: those who also dress impeccably at home and those who face every day in loungewear! Of any team you are part of, we are sure that even among your colleagues there is always an elegant and impeccable one. Among our sustainable gifts for Christmas we have the right proposal for you too: the Mayamiko shirt. This shirt is part of a capsule collection entirely dedicated to linen, a fabric made from a plant that requires very little water to grow. Once woven, linen is very resistant, with antibacterial properties and able to dry quickly. Garments made with this fabric are incredibly cool, perfect for hot and humid climates. This shirt in particular is made in Malawi, by skilled craftsmen working under fair conditions. The result is a fresh, comfortable, elegant garment suitable for any context and combination: the perfect gift that cannot be missing in the wardrobe of each of us, which can be used, alone or combined with a cardigan, almost in any season!
For the colleague who always arrives at the office by bicycle
There is no day too cold or too rainy to leave the bike in the garage! We all know someone who, to help the surrounding environment or just for passion, would never trade his bicycle for a car! However, if he already has all the gadgets and accessories he needs, don’t despair: among our sustainable gifts for Christmas you will find the Dedicated t-shirt, ideal in any context to always carry his favorite hobby with him. Made from GOTS and Fairtrade certified organic cotton, this simple yet full of personality t-shirt is the perfect gift for any cycling lover!
For the mother you can’t wait to go back for a weekend away with
2020 was certainly not a year of travel and excursions. For this reason, when we can go back to doing it in complete safety, we are sure that many will allow themselves a little vacation or a weekend away. And what better company than that of your mother, for a relaxing weekend or a trip in a beautiful city? Among our sustainable gifts for Christmas, we recommend for her a garment that she can already wear at home or for short strolls, but which will be perfect to pack thanks to its versatility! The Elementum top, in fact, can be used as a scarf, as a dress or as a sweater, playing with elements such as sleeves and hood that can be used or not depending on the occasion. In short, the perfect passe-partout for a short break during the cool season! It is in fact made of GOTS certified organic cotton and baby alpaca coming directly from Peru. Alpaca wool is a sustainable and biodegradable fabric, which does not require special chemical treatments, but only needs to be washed. In the production of Elementum, the alpaca wool is not dyed, using its natural color, possibly combining them with each other by carding the threads. The final result, once worn, is a soft fabric with excellent transpiration properties, which helps to maintain warmth on cold days and allows the skin to breathe easily on warmer ones. The perfect garment to always carry with you!
For the father who dresses in a simple but elegant way
There are truly perfect gifts for all styles and all ages! What we suggest for dad – but that you could easily give to a brother, a friend, or a colleague – is just one of them. The Jan ‘n June scarf is a timeless classic to better face cold days: made of certified organic cotton fleece, of a soft gray color, it can be worn long or wrapped around the neck, making it perfect in all circumstances. An example of sustainable gifts for Christmas with which, we are sure, you will be on the safe side! Furthermore, this brand is very attentive to the transparency of its production chain. On each garment, you will find a QR Code that allows you to follow each step, from the origin of the raw materials to the finished product: with this gift, unpleasant surprises are not a risk!
For the autumn-loving sister
Christmas always marks a change of page for lovers of autumn and its colors, bringing with it the most gray and cold winter. Do you have friends or relatives who love this season? Then, among our proposals for sustainable gifts for Christmas, we have what is right for you: the t-shirt by La mia Maglietta, a brand that offers handmade Made in Italy products that we have already told you about here. As with all the proposals by Nancy, founder and designer of this irresistible brand, this t-shirt is also decorated with a design made by hand and then digitized for printing on fabric. A slow, artisanal process and the result of personal creativity, which could only win our hearts. This design in particular, with its autumnal mood and colors, represents the courage necessary to dive into new adventures and pursue your dreams: a positive message that could only capture our attention at the end of such a difficult year! All, of course, printed on organic and Fair Wear Foundation certified cotton fabric. A truly perfect, sustainable and one of a kind gift idea!
For the brother always impeccable, even in smartworking
In every home, together with those who have been living in tracksuits or pajamas for months, there is that family member who faces the days in smartworking in an always impeccable way! Even if only for the most important video calls, we always recommend having a shirt on hand and, among our sustainable gifts for Christmas, we have selected the male model of Brava Fabrics, which you can find for sale on Brothers We Stand. In its elegance and simplicity, this shirt has details full of personality and style, with a graphic inspired by the rainy winter days in Japan. Like all the garments of the brand, in fact, it draws inspiration from the world of travel, art and culture; values that combine respect for the environment and sustainability: this shirt, for example, is made entirely of organic cotton. A unique garment, perfect to show off in front of the webcam and – hopefully soon – in the office and for an evening out with friends!
For your little boy or girl
Are you looking for a gift for your children? We have a truly unmissable proposal, because it is suitable for boys and girls aged 3 to 14 and also available in adult size: this organic t-shirt by La mia Maglietta, as well as being another example of the creativity of this brand, is also the ideal choice for a gift for the whole family. Also in this case, the drawing brings with it positive messages, representing the courage and the smile necessary to face new challenges. One of our sustainable gifts for Christmas that will surely appeal to young and old!
For the little cousin who started kindergarten this year
For the niece who already has an unmistakable style
There are boys (and girls!) who from an early age demonstrate an innate taste and sense of fashion, shunning excessive prints and colors and preferring simple, elegant and versatile garments instead. In our showcase of sustainable gifts for Christmas for the little ones, you will also find proposals of this type, such as the Babaà sweater. Alongside soft shapes and neutral colors, however, there is a hidden detail that makes this sweater unique: the wool used comes entirely from farms located in the north of Spain, the area from which the Babaà brand comes, maintaining its original appearance as much as possible without dyeing processes. Thus, you are giving an irresistibly soft garment, with the certainty that it comes from animals raised in excellent condition and with care!
For the grandparents, who have to stay at home as much as possible this year
For your furry friends
This year we wanted to dedicate a board of sustainable gifts for Christmas also to our four-legged friends: we know that in many families they too are present around the tree on Christmas morning, and we wanted to think about them too! If you have a dog, for example, this Christmas you could give him a gift and, at the same time, get something nice for your home: like the bed by Project Blu, available in different sizes perfect for all dogs, from small Chihuahuas to large Golden Retrievers. This dog bed is made starting from the recycling of used plastic bottles: the result is a resistant and super soft fabric, which your four-legged friend will not be able to resist!
If you have (even or only) a cat, we suggest you the collar by Noggins & Binkles which, thanks to the bell, will always tell you when your cat is around! Equipped with a safety hook, this collar is made of cork, an excellent vegan alternative to leather, with antibacterial and water-resistant characteristics. In our dedicated board you will find many other ideas for your pets, from games to accessories for going for a walk: let yourself be inspired!