Is it possible to have an Eco Friendly Christmas?
The ‘crazy’ season is on it’s way and even though it is only September I’m already thinking about that special but stressful time – Christmas and also how best to balance the amount we buy/use/throw away with having a holly jolly Christmas time that the kids will enjoy! I’m sure it’s possible to have both so over the next few weeks I’m going to have a hunt around for some of the best Eco Friendly Christmas gift ideas, Eco Friendly Products for Christmas and Sustainable Gifts for Christmas. Here we go…
Christmas Wonderland Eco Friendly Recycled Wrapping Paper – ideal for an Eco Friendly Christmas
Let’s start the proceedings off with wrapping paper – in our household we use tons of the stuff and usually most of it ends up in the recycling bin. Not ideal I know but at least I felt good about recycling what we’d use. However until this year I hadn’t realised that any wrapping paper/cards with foil or glitter on cant be recycled so most of our efforts were in vain 🙁
So I’ve found this wrapping paper which is printed on already recycled uncoated paper and printed using environmentally friendly vegetable inks. It is made with post consumer waste with pulp that has not been bleached. Even the packaging it is in is bio-degradable as it is packed in corn based poly bags. So what’s not to love?
Eco Friendly Card Holder – Hold up all your lovely Christmas wishes with this rustic card holder for an Eco Friendly Christmas
This card holder set comes with a roll of natural brown jute twine with 50 mini wooden pegs to hold up the cards for a rustic traditional Christmas look. It’s ideal for hanging up gift tags, cards or even to decorate presents, glasses and wine bottles.
It is possible to have a eco friendly, sustainable but stylish tree this Christmas time. Check out this wooden stand and star spruce which comes with 28 wooden branches made of top quality Slovenian steamed beech wood. It has a simple and elegant design and is easy to assemble.
These crackers are made from recycled card and the crackers and tray they come in are recyclable – perfect for a plastic free Christmas celebration! They are also made in Dorset in the UK so are great if you are looking Christmas products that haven’t travelled the globe before getting to you. The gifts inside are also super cute and are of a traditional nature – they are made from wood and glass and include crayons, dice, marbles and golf tees.
and if you fancy something a little more crafty this Christmas then why not try this recycled make your own cracker kit – the kids are sure to love it 🙂
These cute wooden snowflake decorations come in a pack of 10, are cut from high quality wood and are perfect for hangers, tags or Christmas crafting!
These are just stunning and are made from an original watercolour by Sarah Boddy. They are made from recycled glass in the UK and would make amazing eco friendly gifts or stocking fillers or would look fab on a Christmas dinner table!
This build your own trash robot kit is would make ideal educational science gift. Your little one can turn everyday trash into their very own enviro project and make their own free wheel robot cars.
Make Drinks more fun and environmentally friendly with these biodegradable high-quality paper straws – perfect for an Eco Friendly Christmas celebration!
These straws come in such cute colours and are made from durable natural paper material which means they are 100% biodegradable and compostable – an ideal natural alternative to plastic straws if you are looking for a plastic free Christmas celebration!