Organic and natural Christmas Gift Ideas: Seasonal Gifts for You, Her, Them & The Planet!
Making Christmas sustainable can be hard. So, don't panic and end up with cheap, glittery plastic all round your house! A little planning now and you can make Christmas more eco-friendly.
It's so true that it’s always the thought that matters. An OTT Christmas is, well, over and eco-friendly, sustainable gift giving is totally trending. Now's the time to spot those perfect organic Christmas gifts for her, for him, for them .. heck, for everyone! Read on, we have a few ideas to inspire you.
What Defines "Organic"?:
As I covered in a recent blog about Organic vs Natural a product rated as ‘organic’ means that its ingredients can all be certified as organic - not man-made and produced with no or minimal chemicals, and with care for the natural and animal worlds.
Benefits of Organic Gifts:
The number one benefit is that an organic gift is produced with a much lesser impact on the environment. Whether it's food, cosmetics or a t-shirt or bag.
As far as food and skincare go, organic gifts are healthier for you because they contain less or no chemicals or man-made additives. Are you feeling a green Christmas coming on yet?
Top Organic Gift Categories:
I’ve put together a list of gift ideas here. These are some of the best organic ‘gifts for her’ ideas, but they’ll put a big Christmas smile on anyone's face.
Christmas Gift Baskets
An organic gift set is a sure fire winner. Try these for gorgeous natural gift set ideas.
Love, love, love this gift set with organic, vegan hair and body goodies. Fits through a letterbox (no late deliveries!) and Battle Green will add a gift message and wrap it up in organic cotton for you. Hoorah!
Corinne Taylor Balance Himalayan Bath Salts Sachet, Wild Sage + Co Green Clay Face Mask, Fresh Citrus, Bergamot, Jasmine Soy Candle, Ceramic Heart Tray and Face Mask Brush - and wait for it - Love Cocoa Peruvian 70% Dark Chocolate. Is this organic gift heaven?
It comes with other scent choices, but this set of lemon and basil shower spray, sensual vanilla, coconut and black pepper room spray, and mandarin and lemon toilet spray is divine. The bottles are recyclable amber glass, packaged in a luxury eco-friendly gift box. Anyone will love getting this.
A beautiful set of 20 positive affirmation cards and a soothing organic, vegan gooseberry & elderflower candle. I'm serene just thinking about it!
Organic Beauty Finds
You can easily find the perfect organic beauty gift for the natural beauties Christmas. Natural skincare, make up, haircare and treats for the boys. All organic, all gorgeous. Here's a quick edit.
Perfect organic cosmetic gift for her? Douvall's argan lip and cheek colour oil nourishes and hydrates with a glowy pop of colour. Berry Blast is perfect for winter but it also comes in Sweet Love and Tropical Island if you fancy a sunnier shade.
Bristol Made organic skincare is second to none, and comes in gorgeous, simple glass bottles. The rose geranium gift set delivers perfect soothing cleansing, soft lips and hydrated skin. Organic Christmas gift perfection.
100% organic hair love! Dot and Lola make fabulous hair products. I love their Clarity shampoo (it smells divine!) and for the perfect organic Christmas gift set, you can add their Clarity conditioner.
Organic Christmas gift for him? Rock Rose’s organic shaving oil has a fruity, fresh woody scent. Watermelon seed oil, rock rose and frankincense moisturise for an easier blade glide. And frankincense (apart from being darned Christmassy) improves skin elasticity and reduces the appearance of scars.
Gourmet Organic Food and Drink
For the foodies, chefs, snack hounds and tea addicts, nothing makes Christmas better than some tasty organic food and drink.
Best stocking filler gift for the chefs. The Coconut Company specialises in organic, gluten and soy free goodies. The Teriyaki sauce is a versatile kitchen miracle. Or put a little hamper together with their Amino Sauce and Barbeque sauces. Rather yummy, all organic and healthy gift alternatives.
This is just great. A ‘make your own’ body scrub with pure organic ingredients - and they’ve been kind enough to add in a HU organic hazelnut butter filled dark chocolate bar. Yes please!! You can add a personalised gift message, which is handwritten and sealed inside the gift box.
Raspberry leaves, peppermint leaves, dried jujube and dried orange peel complete this amazing organic tea, to relieve all that Christmas stress. Spot on organic Christmas stocking filler! Or try one of the Thankfully Healthy range of teas, like their Immunity ~ Herbal Tea ~ Rose, Cardamon and Black Pepper The cardamom and black pepper heat warms the (Christmas) spirit.
Handcrafted Organic Treasures
Something unique. Something that's been lovingly handmade. A little bit of treasure for the home or something personal is always a thoughtful gift at Christmas. We picked two organic handmade treasures.
From Bhutan, in a small town called Bumthang, these unique runner rugs are made from a mix of organic Yak and Sheep's wool. Thiidin works with farmers and craftsmen from the area. Organic materials, handmade and fair trade. The Leela Rug is an awesome rich burnt orange, which I just love.
Amelie Hope’s entire range of natural and organic handmade crystal bracelets are a healing touch for a wide range of issues. From menopause symptoms to nausea and vertigo. Beautiful, delicate, thoughtful and make a beautiful Christmas gift for her.
Perfect small gifts when you visit friends over the seasonal holidays. Who doesn't love a scented candle or room mist, and the organic and natural variety is a winner! Try these.
Hoof & Paws Crystal Candles are handmade in the UK with 100% natural essential oils. This one is embedded with a Carnelian crystal for inspiration and passion! And they smell gorgeous.
The organic Christmas gift for the scent lovers! Calming essential oils of lavender, bergamot, ylang-ylang, rosemary and frankincense bring calming energy into the room. Organic, natural and smells amazing!
This is such a cool little organic stocking filler of shopping, bread and produce bags. All Battle Greens bags are made from GOTS certified organic cotton. Plastic free, organic, ethical and zero waste. No more plastic food bags for the Christmas leftovers!
Personalising Your Organic Gifts
Now you’ve found the perfect organic gift (well done btw, you’re already way ahead of the panic buying stage!!) .. let's wrap this up!!
Top tips for sustainable gift wrapping.
- Use recyclable brown paper. Classic, stylish and natural. Tie up in a big bow with a bright fabric remnant.
- Use bright, natural fabric, like linen or cotton, and natural raffia string to wrap.
- Add some dried flowers or leaves, tuck into the bow - a big sprig of holly or spruce.
- Add a handwritten personal note. Nothing is nicer than a personal message on Christmas day 🙂
It really is the thought that goes into a gift that brings the most joy. Organic christmas gifts are unique, and will help reduce the enormous waste of Christmas’s past.
Let’s hear it for Christmas future. Love your planet!