Oh my goodness tomorrow is December. That means there are 25 days left to do your Christmas shopping! I’ve discussed that Christmas has become a somewhat consumerist nightmare, but I also understand that gift giving at Christmas is a hard tradition to break. It’s more about being smart about your Christmas shopping – and buying sustainable and eco friendly gifts is definitely something to consider.
So, here is a list of great online stores that offer unique gifts that you can feel good about buying:
An awesome website absolutely full of sustainable and eco friendly toys, clothing, furniture – you name it, they’ve got it. There’s nothing more disturbing than a kids room full of plastic toys (that happen to break far too easily). These are the types of toys that become heirlooms!
Ethikl is somewhat of an online marketplace selling eco friendly, ethical and fair trade products direct from the artists themselves. There’s a massive range from beauty to bags to home and garden. A great place for unique products.
Another online marketplace for contemporary handmade, fair trade & ethical products by independent designers, artists and artisans.
A great online marketplace for clever upcycled and recycled goods. You’ll definitely find something unique here!
Rather not shop online?
Another great place for gift shopping is local markets – there have been a bunch recently and another still to come for Perth is the Christmas Gift Market, which is part of the Subiaco Farmers Market held every Saturday. This particular market will be held on the 10th of December. For more information visit the Subi Farmers Market website.
I hope this gives you some insight into ethical, eco friendly, sustainable shopping for Christmas – it’s certainly a great time to try new places and best of all find new and unique gifts for friends and family!