Christmas Gift Guide the Planet-Friendly way

Have you been dreaming of a planet-friendly Christmas? So have we! While the festive season is a merry and joyful time of year, it's important to remember all the steps we can take to slow down, reduce our waste, and consume mindfully this Christmas (and beyond). In Ireland, approximately 90,000 tonnes of plastic packaging will be thrown away and not recycled this Christmas. The greatest gift you can give this Christmas is the gift of waste reduction and helping to protect our planet and the beautiful environments that it sustains. It's time to ditch the shiny wrapping paper, embrace the joy of upcycling and celebrate the festive season the zero-waste way! To help you take the waste out of your Christmas, we have created this simple guide with our top plastic-free gifting tips...

CHOOSE SUSTAINABLE STOCKING FILLERS

Rather than reaching for another plastic decoration or throw away trinket, why not opt for an eco-friendly alternative like these super cute 100% biodegradable Christmas decorations. Crafted by small cottage industries in Nepal, these adorable decorations help to support over 250 talented workers who lovingly craft them by hand from biodegradable wool, felt and cotton. What better way to brighten up your tree this Christmas (and how can you go past Felix the Skiing Fox)!

EMBRACE HOMEMADE

There is nothing more heartfelt than receiving a Christmas gift made by a loved one. Consider making something from scratch like homemade jams, chutneys or some delicious cookies packaged in a beautiful glass jar. Visit your local The Source Bulk Foods for all your recipe ingredients and easy Grab N’ Go recipes to make at home, like our delicious Gingerbread Biscuits Kit!

Not a fan of cooking? Try getting your thrift on and upcycle an old piece of furniture or homeware for a really special gift your loved one will keep forever.

 

SEE OUR EASY HOMEMADE RECIPE GUIDE

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MAKE ZERO-WASTE FUN WITH KIDS BOOKS

Creating long term eco-friendly habits with your kids is perhaps the most impactful way to amplify the zero-waste movement. One way to do this is to share the ‘why’ with your kids, and what better way to this than a with a Christmas bedtime story!

 

Our new books “The Shrew With The Flu!” and “Omar, The Bees and Me” share stories of sustainability, rewilding and making little wins for our big planet! These inclusive stories encourage children to appreciate the world around them and teaches them the importance of protecting nature in our local communities.

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DITCH THE PLASTIC WRAP

Say goodbye to the shiny Christmas wrapping paper and opt for an eco-friendly alternative! Rather than wrapping your gifts in traditional Christmas wrapping paper that cannot be recycled, choose our Recycled Kraft Christmas Paper or reuse old fabrics and clothes you have at home. To decorate, use our Paper Star Tape, recyclable twine, jute ribbon and finish with some dried flowers for an extra special touch!

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CHOOSE PLANET-FRIENDLY PREZZIES

If you aren’t the homemade DIY type you can still go eco-friendly when it comes to Christmas gifting! Here are some of our top picks for a festive gifts that won’t cost the planet:

 

  • Cozy up with a good book and light our 100% Irish made Soilse Christmas candles. 
  • Do you have a hot chocolate fanatic friend or family member? Our Vegan Irish Hot Chocolate & Marshmallows Gift Set is the perfect gift!
  • Lather up with our new Irish Luxury Natural Soaps, handmade with a variety of nourishing oils, dried herbs, flowers & essential oils to leave you crystal clean and smelling like a botanical dream! Plus, they contain no artificial ingredients, sulphates or palm oil.

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OPT FOR ZERO-WASTE CHRISTMAS HAMPERS

This year we are super excited to introduce build-your-own hampers ranging from €25 - €55 the ultimate snack hamper, and build-your-own truffle boxes for €9.50. We have a wide range of vegan, gluten-free and nut-free options.

The Build Your Own Christmas Hamper which is perfect for any of your family or friends, just pick four options from a wide range of products; from mulled wine kits, chocolates & snacks.

Build Your Own Luxury Hamper, perfect for those who want a bit of everything! You can put together a Christmas gift they will love. Choose from a wide range of products; from relaxing bath salts, to delicious snacks, drinks, make-at-home kits & more.

The Ultimate Snack Hamper a great gift for the snack lovers in your life! Full of everyone's favourite snacks, Macadamia Marbles, TV Mix, Smoked Almonds & more.

The best part – you can have our hampers delivered right to your door (or your loved ones) anywhere across Ireland, and they are all packed in 100% recyclable and compostable packaging!

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