A collection of alternative, no-waste, ethical gift ideas


Gift a tree or tree ring with Greenpop
Plant a tree in honour of the person!
www.greenpop.org/gift-trees

Give the gift of experience with a Veld and Sea workshop voucher.
Valid for up to 6 months from purchase, redeemable at any Veld and Sea event, to the value of your choice.
https://veldandsea.com/gift-vouchers/


More ideas

When buying a physical gift, look for products that are:

  • Vegan or cruelty-free
  • Fair trade & ethically made
  • Sustainably harvested
  • Locally made. Go to your local farmers market or craft market to look for gifts – support your local artists, crafters, bakers and designers!

FOR AN ARTIST

  • Mortar & pestle for grinding pigments,
  • Selection of Natural Earth Paints
  • Hemp fabric to paint on
  • Water soluble ink
  • Soft pastels
  • Starch-sized paper
  • A field-sketchbook)
  • Handmade or growing paper

FOR A GREENIE

CONTENT:

  • T-shirt with an eco message
  • Greenpop Tree ring (GPS coordinates of a planted tree included)
  • Virtual adoption of an endangered species with WWF

FOR A NATURALIST

  • Field notebook
  • Eco-friendly pencils + wooden sharpener
  • Small magnifying glass
  • Field identification book

BOOKWORM IDEAS

  • Coming soon! We’re still reviewing all the many options.

FOR A GARDENER

  • Organic vegetable & herb seeds
  • Vertical garden container, ready to hang
  • One of these books:
    – Jane’s Delicious Herbs – Jane Griffiths
    – Grow to Live by Pat Featherstone
    – Margaret Roberts’ A-Z of Herbs
  • Watering container created from discarded plastic bottles

FOR A CAMPER

Read this guide to eco-friendly camping.

  • Greenlite firelighters
  • Metal plates & mugs
  • Nifty containers for recyclable trash & compostables.
  • Eco-friendly insect repellent

FOR A FOODIE OR HEALTH NUT

  • Sprouting kit
  • Raw organic chocolate
  • Raw snack bars

WASTE-LESS IDEAS

CONTENTS:

  • Water bottle
  • Reusable coffee cup
  • Bokashi bin & bran
  • Reusable straws [borosilicate glass straws, steel straws or bamboo straws]
  • Muslin bags for veggies in different sizes

GREEN OFFICE IDEAS

  • Notebook
  • Refillable pen
  • Space-clever recyling bin

 

FOR A DUDE

  • Skin-and-earth-friendly shaving cream
  • Biodegradable manly body wash
  • Earth-friendly and nourishing Shampoo & conditioner for men
  • Beer Soap

FOR A WOMAN

  • Shea butter
  • Natural Charcoal Eye Pencil
  • Hemp makup bag
  • Natural sponge
  • Menstrual cup

PAMPER GIFTS

  • Soy candles
  • Activated Charcoal Bar Soap
  • Relaxing or detoxifying Tea
  • Aromatherapy oil (please state preference)
  • Massage/Carrier oil for the aromatherapy oil
  • Voucher for a massage at a local therapist or spa

 

FOR A NEW MOM

  • Reusable Cloth/bamboo nappies
  • Soothing Baby Wash & Shampoo
  • Soothing moisturising Lotion
  • Baby Bum Cream
  • Plasticless baby bottle with Soft Silicone Slow Flow Teat
  • Teething Necklace

FOR A KIDDIE

  • Plastic-free toy
  • Creative Nature – Colour & Activity Book by Kate Muller
  • Origami set from 100% Recycled Paper
  • Soy Crayons
  • Locally made wooden toy or Eductional toy
  • Puzzle

More?

Feel free to send more ideas and suggestions to artlovenature@gmail.com