We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again – Christmas can be riddled with stress. Devoting time and energy towards sourcing thoughtful gifts for friends, family and colleagues can be a major contributing factor to this, which is ironic considering these gifts are designed to bring the receiver joy! This year we’ve put a major focus on staying well over the holidays, and even incorporated this mentality into our annual Christmas gift guide.
With gift ideas focused on relaxation, being more organised at home and within the workplace (thereby reducing stress levels that little bit extra) perking up the mood with little style statements whilst on the job, even improving the wellbeing of the environment through small acts of ecofriendly kindness, you’ll be giving the gift of wellness to those around you – and perhaps even yourself. So pay it forward this year with a little pick-me-up for mind, body, soul or earth – chances are you’ll be lifting the spirits of someone just as stressed and exhausted as you are! Time for the first installation of our 2019 gift guide:
Gifts To Make You More… Eco Friendly
The non-toxic, reusable make up remover Face Halo replaces up to 500 single-use make up wipes, and requires only water to effectively remove makeup. Face Halo also has their own Upcycling Program, where purchasers can send back their old Face Halos to be recycled and repurposed into transport materials and car upholstery.
Pack of 3 RRP $30
Ditch the plastic bottles for a more sustainable, long-term option – like a MAAEMO Crystal Infusion Water Bottle. Each glass bottle contains an easily-removable crystal pillar to promote healing and various energies upon the drinker – depending on the type. Available in Rose Quartz, Clear Quartz, Amethyst and Citrine.
‘The Shampoo Collection’, an exciting new collaboration between Sustainable Salons and Dresden Vision, are the world’s first closed-loop glasses range created entirely out of shampoo bottles. This new creation will see plastic shampoo bottles collected from Sustainable Salons’ members across Australia and New Zealand recycled into black signature Dresden frames.
RRP from $49
TK Maxx has just launched a new sustainable homewares range! Their colourful beeswax wraps are the eco-friendly alternative to single-use plastic and cling wrap. Reusable and washable, they keep food covered and fresh in a much more sustainable fashion.
After 2 years in the making, Oil Garden have launched their new Personal Care Shower range. Made with 97% natural ingredients and powered by pure essential oils, the green bottles in the range are made from 100% consumer recycled plastic AND are fully recyclable.
RRP from $12.99
This year’s selection of Burt’s Bees favourites are environmentally friendly—with secondary use, recycled packaging materials, soy based sustainable inks, and no plastic magnets and polyester. The Nourishing Lip Collection – Pomegranate & Vanilla Bean – comes housed in a collectable keepsake candle holder.