When an item is cheap for you, someone, somewhere is paying. But there are tons of things to give without them being harmful, in any way. I’ve listed ten guilt free, sustainable or 100% natural gift ideas.
1. DIY Soap
This store can be found in the Pijp in Amsterdam and has a brilliant concept. Here, you can make your own scrub, soap or cream. Made from shea butter, coconut oil and essential oils for example. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen me making my own cream. It’s 100% natural and has no chemical nasties in it. And all the ingredients are organic. The owner also makes her own products, like face cream, deodorant and soap. Good news: when I made my own cream, I made two jars. One for me, one for you? A little Chrismtas gift. Do only thing you have to do make a chance of winning this cream? Follow my Facebook page and let me know you’re following me via DM. Make your own cream in their store or checkout their webshop diysoap.nl and use the code DIYCHRISTMAS for a 10% discount (until the 31st of December 2017).
2. Necklace gold star by A Beautiful Story
This beautiful necklace, made from gilded brass, is made in Nepal in a fair way. This brand gives back to the women in Nepal and helps them. The little star symbolizes major changes or turning points in life and has a cute gilded text plate with the text “Twinkle”. €29,95 via WolfandStorm.com.
3. Rains coat
There are no better gifts than the gifts you’re forever grateful for. Like a raincoat. Every time I’m wearing mine and get caught in a rain storm, I’m so happy with it! These coats are for 50% made from recycled PET bottles and are from Scandinavian design. Rains.com.
4. Green Story sustainable planner
A whiteboard notebook with erasable pages: that are the GreenBooks by Green Story. Write down your to do and erase it at the end of the day! That way there’s no paper and plastic waste, the book will last a long time. My favorite? The limited edition Fawaka GreenBook that supports a school that teaches children to lead a sustainable business. € 19,50 via ourGreenStory.com.
5. Lavender relaxing body oil
Time to relax! I love using the body oils by Weleda, especially the one with lavender scent. Made from pure oils and natural ingredients. And it’s only €14.99 at Weleda.nl.
6. Röhnisch active wear
The best way to stick to your new years resolutions: workout gear that makes you happy. Like the new collection of brand Röhnisch. All their items are made from recycled polyester. I have a few items out of their collection and love everything about it. Rohnisch.com.
7. Little bag by Matt & Nat
I love this brand. So much, that I wrote an entire article about it (and my favorite backpack). This cute triplet bag is amazing as well and you can order it for €95 at TakeItSlowFashion.nl. The best thing: if you use ‘Gabrielle’ when checking out, you’ll receive a 15% discount! (Valid until the end of 2017).
8. Vegan Nailmatic Nailpolish
A small gift that lasts long and brings happiness every time it’s used: vegan nailpolish by French brand Nailmatic. Score it for € 7,95 at Geitenwollenwinkel.nl.
9. A beanie by Barts Accessories
No more cold ears in winter! This cool beanie is made from 35% of recycled PET bottles. Extra awesome: it’s completely knitted by hand. Love products like this! Shop it for € 24,99 at Barts.eu.
10. A tropical legging
For yoga or for chilling on the couch with a big mug of tea: this legging makes your day more fun. I promise you. Shop yours for € 64,95 at TheGreenHappiness.com.
11. Bondi Wash Body Lotion – Sydney Peppermint & Rosemary
I personally love the products from this Australian brand. It’s all natural, no bad chemicals. Enriched with Australian Super-Plant Flame Tree, rich in bio-active substances and collagen improvements to keep the firmness and elasticity of your skin. With a light scent of Sydney Peppermint & Rosemary. € 25 via NourishedNederland.com.
12. Warm & cosy Toms slippers
Perfect for those cosy winter days at home: these slippers with fake lammy (they’re vegan!). And when you buy a pair, Toms gives a pair of shoes to people in need. #Christmasspirit. € 49,95 via Toms.com.
13. Rock your World Get Love Giftset
Time for some love. Self love, that is. With the 100 % natural essential oil sprays and roll ons from Rock Your World you can enhance your self love and increase your self confidence. Also in the package: the gemstone rose quartz, for some extra softness. € 49,95 via RockYourWorld.nl.
14. Coconut Charcoal by Bloomr
A whiter smile without using nasties? Try charcoal! The Coconut Charcoal by Bloomr bleaches your teeth without using any chemical substances. Charcoal is a 100% natural and has so many benefits, like refreshing and removes stains on your teeth. Use it with their sustainable bamboo tooth brush. € 39,95 via Bloomrstore.nl.
15. Acqua Colonia – 4711 natural spray
Something different than regular perfume: natural spray. Each of the five fragrances is known for its own positive effect on mood: vitalizing, energizing, stimulating, calming and invigorating. And now they’ve added two scents: coffee bean & vetyver and green tea & bergamot. € 20,40, to be found at different perfume stores or Bol.com.