The holiday season is a perfect time to practice and advocate for conscious consumption and to gift with purpose. In the gift of giving, we can support small businesses and share the joy of ethical, empowering, natural, artisanal, and sustainable products created with heart and soul.
Imagine the look on your brother’s face as he discovers the smooth, sexy lines of a handplane carved from sustainably harvested timber when he unwraps his gift. Or think of the smile on your partner’s face as she runs her hands over the smooth, buttery soft surface of a handbag made from the cactus leather. Hear the giggle of your little one as they play with their new soccer ball, knowing that another kid on the other side of the world is doing the exact same thing.
With delivery deadlines looming (Dec 12th to be exact), it’s important to get your Christmas shopping done as early as possible. That’s why we’ve put together this handy list of the sustainable and ethical Christmas presents to share with the men, women and little ones in your life.
Every item in the Nash + Banks collection holds the love and passion of the ones who made it - craftsmen working with raw materials from the earth in light-filled studios, designers who have spent years innovating to ensure their products cause no harm, creatives who are driven by the fiery urge to give back to the planet and change the world we live in. We hope you love them just as much as we do!
SUSTAINABLE AND ETHICAL CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR HIM
These gifts are ideal for the socially-conscious man, items that have been chosen for their edge as well as their ethics.
The WAW Handplanes ChokTopp Fish is designed to enhance the entire bodysurfing experience by creating lift and control, allowing the bodysurfer to surf easier, faster and for longer. Individually handmade using sustainably harvested timber and with its chocolate-coloured topside design, the WAW ChokTopp is one of WAW Handplanes' premium handplanes.
Enjoy the benefits of both style and substance when you invest in a pair of super stylish sunglasses from Mari & Clay. Designed by optometrists, the Glenelg's frames are made from bio-acetate - a plant-based material made from responsibly-harvested materials like cottonseed and wood pulp. They are then paired with polarised lenses that meet the strictest Australian, New Zealand and international standards, and provide UV400 and 100% UVA & UVB protection.
Designed for fit, comfort and style, the Game Changer T-Shirt in Black is 100% organic cotton and features original artwork by PARK. Half the profits from PARK clothing are donated to charities using soccer to inspire and empower youth. The donations help provide equipment, coaching, nutrition and a safe environment to play and learn.
Go handsfree with the Darcy Daypack. A_C Official have finally created the backpack you have been waiting for. Pebbled Cactus Leather exterior, 100% GOTS Organic Cotton interior, 11" laptop sleeve in the back lining, internal private pockets for spare keys and a secure zipped pocket on the reverse exterior for your mobile when riding, Darcy is as functional as he is fashionable.
Field-Issue's Beard & Face Balm in Pacific is the perfect solution for your beard grooming needs - taming even the biggest of bad-assed beards. This brilliant salve keeps beards of all shapes and sizes tangle free, smooth and looking sharp as a tack. Plus it also works as a post-shave balm to reduce irritation and dryness of the skin.
SUSTAINABLE AND ETHICAL CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR HER
Spoil her with a unique present from a sustainable, ethical and unique brand with both style and substance.
For those who appreciate the magic of the moon in all its glory. The HELENA Necklace by Sofia Maria is inspired by the kind of moon that makes you stop and listen, reflect and soften. An organic beauty, imperfect and mysterious. Portraying the flow of the waves. The subtle rhythm of now. Hand-forged out of Australian recycled sterling silver or solid 9ct yellow gold.
Introducing Wandering Sol x Faye Hanshaw's limited edition print the kiss. An exclusive collaboration between conscious lifestyle brand Wandering Sol and mixed media artist Faye who have come together in their Avalon locale to create a limited edition embroidered print that celebrates the female form, motherhood and a connection to nature.
These solid sterling silver Grandiose Konasana Earrings are expertly handcrafted jewellery, intricately hand made in Kathmandu, Nepal. Every piece is designed reflecting a deep-rooted heritage whilst also balancing contemporary design notions. Ethical and fairtrade jewellery brand, Finders and Makers, support makers, enterprises, and businesses engaged in the advancement of women.
The Sereno Playsuit by ANTTI
Serene yet brave, that’s how ANTTI want you to feel in ANTTI's Sereno Playsuit. The soft sheer knit says luxury, but the frayed hem and bare skin scream misfit. Tie it front to back or back to front, it’s your call. Look fresh and stay comfortable under the warm sun or the moonlight glow.
The versatile and stylish Black Two-Tone Weekend Crossbody bag is big enough to comfortably fit your wallet, phone, keys, and glasses. It has an additional zip pocket on the back and naturally folds over when not too full. Handmade slowly and with skill by artisans Ben and Margaux in Bondi, Australia
Lúna Parfum by Váhy
From their home in Melbourne, Váhy's founders design luscious bouquets using natural ingredients. Take a mysterious moonlit journey with the intoxicating scents of bergamot, ylang ylang, frankincense and patchouli as you indulge in Lúna by Váhy, a boutique fragrance that's fresh yet sophisticated, light yet spicy.
SUSTAINABLE AND ETHICAL CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR THE KIDS
Looking for eco-friendly gift ideas for the young and young at heart? This curated collection of ethical, natural and sustainable gifts for babies and kids bring joy and have a positive impact.
Made from recycled Victorian Ash solid timber, Gully Boards' Gully Junior Cruiser Skateboard is a fantastic way to introduce the youngster in your life to the world of board-riding. Launched in 2017, these retro-inspired skateboards are handmade in Melbourne from recycled and reclaimed timbers.
The PARK Soccer Ball in Blue is the go-to ball for your daily kick. Designed to stand out on the pitch, it's the perfect blend of durability and style. Plus, did you know that for every ball purchased, PARK will pass an identical ball to a kid in need!
The all-natural Bath Essential Pack is a bathroom must-have and the perfect gift. It includes Harry the Duck and EveEco's plant-based natural rubber bath mat. Both products are made from 100% natural rubber that is completely eco-friendly, soft and safe. Hand-painted with food-grade dyes and designed with no holes for mould or bacteria, these are a beautiful plastic-free alternative for your baby.
The Shimshal Youth Cap is a soft six‑panel cap with a screen-printed stencil graphic and subtle black on black embroidered eye motif. The name Shimshal is derived from the most remote ball pass PARK have ever achieved. Shimshal FC is located in the mountains between Afghanistan, China and Pakistan, it took the team 6 months to deliver the balls. Half the profits from this cap go to support soccer programs
Still not sure what to get? You can also grab an eGift Card and let loved one pick and choose their own socially-conscious gift!