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Looking to have a more conscious approach to Christmas gifting this year? Discover our sustainable gift ideas that keep on giving, not only to your loved ones but to the planet too. We've listed our top picks for Him, Her, Little Ones, Couples & Teachers!
With December just under a week away and last shipping dates fast approaching (*see our dates at the end of this post), we’ve gone ahead and rounded up our top picks that will make your 2018 Christmas shopping fuss-free and guaranteed to delight. Scroll down for some serious eco-inspiration!
GIFTS FOR HIM
rCups are easily one of our best-sellers and top eco-gifts this year - These cups help to provide a sustainable solution to global waste that sees today’s waste become tomorrow’s product!
rCups are 100% recyclable, BPA free and dishwasher safe. Their outer thermal layer consists of 6 recycled coffee cups with a leak-proof lid, easy push open/close and enables 360-degree drinking. They are the ideal travel buddy to take to the office or on those gloriously long Summer road trips. We stock a range of colour combos that all come with minimal packaging - so a win/win and a great choice for any eco-warrior male!
When you’re in need of a stocking filler, it is hard to go past chocolates, and while we might be biased but we absolutely love our vegan chocolate options as they taste just as delicious as your regular chocolate bar. Here at F&F we simply love the Loving Earth range of mylk chocolate.
Our large range of Parker Razors ensures that there is a style and precision to suit nearly everyone! We love the 96R model with its exquisite chrome plated all brass design and textured handle - It is one of the most popular models for a close and confident shave.
The blades are sold separately on our website along with all the necessary shaving accessories including shaving creams, soaps, shaving brushes and beard oil.
When looking for the perfect Christmas present, it’s hard to go past a summer scented pure soy wax candle. Hand-poured in Australia, our range of Maison Blanche candles are always an absolute winner! Their newest addition Australian Christmas is a tropical cocktail of premium fragrances including fresh pineapple, orange, tart cranberries as well as a splash of vodka and peach schnapps to add to the celebrations!
The candles are available in two sizes - either 15 or 40 hours (burn times), and come finished with a sleek black wooden lid and signature cotton bag. There’s no doubt that these candles will light hearts this season.
Alkimi is a beautiful jewellery brand from Little River in Victoria. The founder and designer, Kristen, makes all the ceramic jewellery by hand in a small home studio, with a tiny kiln and small-batch firings. Her gorgeous creations have a natural, earthy, feel and they feature wildlife, the ocean, nature and bold, bright, colours - they all have their own individual characteristics meaning no two pairs are the same! And for those with sensitive ears, the high-quality surgical steel earring hooks ensure that almost anyone can enjoy these beauties!
Vegan Bags and Wallets
We’re beyond excited to be launching Matt & Nat this side of Christmas as the beautiful brand offers an enormous range of present options. "Live Beautifully" is the inspiring mantra behind this vegan brand as they are not only free from any animal-based materials, but they also source sustainable alternatives when designing such as recycled nylons, cork, and rubber. What’s more, the linings of all bags and wallets are made from 100% recycled plastic bottles, averaging 21 plastic bottles per bag! Your loved one will not only adore their stylish designs but also the impact their gift is having on our environment.
These fantastic crayons are free of nasty chemicals and come in all sorts of fun shapes. Made here in Australia by hand they are a lot of fun, come in eco packaging and the colours are vibrant. We also now have eco paints! Shop eco crayons.
Where Pigs Fly
We're proud supporters of Where Pigs Fly here at F&F as they work tirelessly to rescue farm animals and give them forever homes! They’re a wonderful bunch who are also passionate about educating others on the importance of animals; they hold regular open days which we totally recommend for school holiday fun, as your little ones can meet and greet the beautiful animals. If you’re looking a cute and meaningful gift this Christmas, why not check out our range of Where Pigs Fly merchandise and help support the inspiring organisation. We’re particularly in love with this tee featuring the gorgeous rescue piglet Bubbles! Sizes range from a child’s 6 to 10 years.
One of our favourite picks for eco couples is the Green + Kind handcrafted coconut bowls made from discarded coconuts. They’re available in both ‘smooth’ or ‘raw’ - the smooth bowls are smoothed on the outside while the raw bowls are left in their raw state on the outside. They are just perfect for snacks, nibbles, stir frys, muesli and of course smoothie bowls (to perhaps assist with those new year’s resolutions too…) They truly give a tropical feel to every meal!
Glass bottles & cups
A gift any couple would adore is a reusable glass cup set from SoL. The F&F best sellers are the coastal cream and deep-sea green but the choice is yours with endless colour hues to choose from. Consisting of artisan blown glass, they are plastic-free and BPA free, complete with a silicone lid and band available in sizes 8oz, 12oz and 16oz.
GIFTS FOR TEACHERS
Looking for a budget-friendly Christmas or end of year gift for a teacher to say thanks for all their efforts? Go straight to the top of the class with these unique teacher Christmas gift ideas! Earth Greetings have some stunning bamboo decorations that are ideal for hanging on the Christmas tree or somewhere special at home. Laser-cut in Australia from sustainable, biodegradable bamboo and all feature a hemp twine tie and a 100% post-consumer waste tag. Designs available in carnaby’s cockatoo, fairy wren, gumnuts, and kookaburra.
Dr Bronner’s has a lovely selection of soaps including a Rainbow Sampler Pack. Made with organic and certified fair-trade ingredients it makes a wonderful gift for that special teacher.
We stock a wide range of reusable mugs and cups which always make for a much appreciated and loved Christmas present. We love the JOCO artists series - they not only look incredible but are perfect for a teacher’s daily tea, coffee or hot chocolate! The two designs available are by Adrian Knott and Jen Lobo with each cup coming complete with a silicone lid and a thermal silicone sleeve.
Why not get teacher some reusable produce bags to help them on their eco journey. Available in a 4 pack and 8 pack.
All products are available on our website and we have a gorgeous range of festive cards, gift tags and wrapping paper too. And of course, if ever you're a little unsure as to what to gift, gift vouchers are another wonderful option that will ensure that hard to buy for person gets a pressie they truly desire.