It’s so easy to get sucked into buying fast fashion, plastic nonsense and mountains of paper all in the name of Christmas. But in the Wild Heart household, we like to do things differently.
This year we’re hosting a zero-waste Christmas. Plus, we’ve got a whole heap of ideas to make your Christmas festivities and gifts more sustainable.
Here’s your planet-friendly Christmas gift guide to celebrate the silly season, without compromising on your ethics.
1. Sustainable Gift Wrapping
Delicate hemp silk or rustic wooden boxes. There’s a whole lot of alternatives to generic wrapping paper, and we’re loving the idea of bundling up presents with natural materials. Add character to your gifts with organic cotton, while supporting sustainable farmers.
Or get your craft on by painting recycled paper with pretty little patterns and topping with flora from the garden.
2. DIY Gift Ideas
We’ve always been fans of gifting experiences. Whether it be a picnic in the park with all the trimmings. Or a surprise hike through the hinterland at dawn.
But DIY gifts have a soft spot too. Here are some of our favourite planet-friendly gifts this year.
Recipe in a Bottle
Reuse glass milk bottles from your local farmer’s market and gift sustainably.
This year we’re loving recipes in a bottle like:
Planet-Friendly Cooking Gifts
Thoughtful kitchen treats like homemade vanilla extract and flavoured salt gift pack are perfect for the person who has it all.
3. Christmas Day Festivities
Nothing beats kicking back with your favourite people under a hazed summer sun. Decorate a planted tree outdoors and open presents surrounded by nature for an extra spesh day.
4. Eco-Friendly Christmas Decoration Ideas
It’s tempting to stock up on cheap, plastic Christmas trees and ornaments from discount stores. But why would you when there are planet-friendly Christmas alternatives that are way cuter?
We’re all about making our own Christmas decorations. Even the littlies can get in on the action. For your Citrus Garlands, all you’ll need are some oranges, twine, cinnamon sticks and cloves. Floating aromas, good enough to eat.
Memory wreaths have been around for a while, but we still think they’re essential for your planet-friendly Christmas. Bundle up old movie tickets, childhood toys, flight passes and fauna from the garden. Create new homes for special times in your life.
5. Thoughtful and Mindful Christmas Gift Ideas
Thoughtful gifting takes your presents to a whole new (love-filled) level. Of course, it’s the thought that counts… And these gifts are some seriously cute ways to show you care.
How great is that feeling when someone picks out a special piece just for you… One that you didn’t even know you’d like, but it’s love. Whether it’s a carefully designed bracelet, thoughtful zodiac necklace or keepsake ring. Spread love and giving like wildfire this Christmas with special gifts from the Wild Heart Jewellery store.
Yucca Stone Ceramics
Yucca Stone’s handmade ceramics are raw, earthy and spilling with character. Made locally, we’re obsessed with their mugs, rustic bowls and the cutest incense holders you’ve seen. Simple and practical, making them the perfect gift to give this Christmas.
Crystals and stones
Gifting crystals and stone to compliment your most-loved is pretty special. Not only will you give a natural treasure, but you’ll also charm their pants off with the hidden powers behind your thoughtful gift.
Book Advent Calendars
It’s never too late to start a new planet-friendly Christmas tradition. Instead of buying into chocolate advent calendars, switch to books. Stock up on second hand books, one for each month of the year, then regift each Christmas time.
Still need hunting for planet-friendly Christmas inspo? Check out our range of ethical jewellery and thoughtful gift cards.