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Eco Friendly Christmas Gift Ideas

December 3, 2012

This week, it snowed for the first time this winter and it reminded me, how near christmas is already! Time to buy, or even better, to make gifts for the ones we love and care about. Here are some ideas I collected for you:

♥ Insect Hotel

Insect Hotels are great for bringing more life to your garden. They not only provide shelter for the smallest creatures, but will also attract more birds to the garden, keeping a healthy environment. And they make great gifts for any garden lovers! There are a lot of different choices when you buy an insect hotel, or you can make one yourself (like I tried to last year).  Check out this video link for some inspiration.

Insect Hotel

Insect Hotel by Wudwerx on Etsy


♥ Water bottle made of glass

I’ve been mentioning the water bottles of Lifefactory more than once on my blog, but I have to do it again because I really love them! They make a wonderful gift because they are healthy for us and the environment. Another bonus: they look cute!

Lifefactory water bottle made of glass

Lifefactory water bottle


♥ DIY flavored sugar

How about a sweet greeting from the kitchen? Flavored sugar doesn’t only look pretty but also functions as a delicious treat. Use it to sprinkle on cookies and cupcakes or to flavor tea. Check out these DIY ideas from Style Me Pretty and Cityglamblog and try to use organic & fair trade ingredients to make it even more special.

Raspberry Sugar / picture by

Raspberry Sugar / picture by


♥ Solar Charger

I’m not a tech geek but this is seriously cool! Plug your device to the XDDesign Solar Charger and stick it to the window so it can soak up the sun. Great gift for tech and solar energy fans.

Solar charger by XDDEsign

Solar charger by XDDEsign


♥ Necklace made from recycled silver

Or how about a cute eco friendly necklace made of reclaimed silver? Lulu Bug jewelry has a lot of sweet ones to choose from.

Tiny squirrel necklace by "Lulu Bug jewelry"

Tiny squirrel necklace by “Lulu Bug jewelry”


♥ Chocolate Dipped Nuts

This is a simple but delicious DIY treat idea. It makes such a pretty gift and you can make it with all kinds of nuts. This idea comes from the blog Good Life Eats

Picture by Good Eats

Picture by Good Life Eats



I love the idea of using seedbombs to create more biodiversity in your neighborhood. And what a fun gift idea! There is a great seedbomb kit by GreenAid or you can make them yourself using  seeds, clay and soil. Here are some DIY instructions via Good Housekeeping (english) and Utopia (german)

Seed Bomb Gift Box by

Seed Bomb Gift Box by GreenAid


♥ Lush Soap

Have you tried the (vegan) North Pole soap from Lush yet? It smells like peppermint, perfect for the wintertime!

North Pole Soap from Lush

North Pole Soap from Lush


♥ Organic Cotton Scarf

A scarf always makes a lovely gift. Even more so when it’s organic, vegan and chemical free. I found this adorable one on Etsy, made by Djuna Shay 

Eco friendly scarf / picture by Djuna Shay on Etsy

Eco friendly scarf / picture by Djuna Shay on Etsy


♥ Non Toxic Nail Polish

Scotch nail polish are toxic free and vegan and come in some great colors. They would surely make some of your girlfriends happy!

Nail polish by Scotch

Nail polish by Scotch


♥ Planetarium or Museum Voucher

Gifts don’t always have to be material. They can also be an experience. And by going to the planetarium, to a botanical garden or a museum, your friends and family can enjoy the gift of inspiration and serenity. Any experience that puts a different perspective on things can bring a positive change to our “daily life”.

Picture by

Picture by


♥ LØV Organic Tea

For the tea lovers! My favorite is the herbal blend “Zen” with a sweet taste of apple, orange and caramel.

Organic Tea by LØV-ORGANIC

Organic Tea by LØV-ORGANIC


♥ Hugs & Kisses

Last but not least… I think hugs and kisses are most important and better that any other gift. Give them away plenty on christmas (and any other day)!

Big hug!

This is how you do it! ; )


  • Reply
    Jonathan M. Soloman
    October 15, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    I will definitely be using some of these ideas. My neighbors will think I am awesome . . . But I will give you credit :). Thanks!

  • Reply
    October 20, 2014 at 8:08 am

    I think this is what I’ll get for my girlfriend a gift ! I loved the explanations here and thanks so much for your articles. Now I need to choose one of them. the hardest job still. I’ll see what she likes. 🙂

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