…or make smart gift choices
If you don’t feel festive without exchanging presents, opt for sustainable Christmas gifts. Homemade consumables like jams, cookies or liqueurs are a universally-welcome choice. Don’t have enough time? Good store-bought alternatives include potted plants, books about a sustainable lifestyle, and products locally handcrafted by small businesses, such as organic soap bars and fair-trade chocolates. If you are still stuck for ideas, a gift card is always better than buying an item that could end up in the bin. Many stores even offer zero-waste digital gift cards.
A compromise between giving twenty gifts and no gift at all is the practice of Secret Santa or Wichteln (in Germany). In this tradition, family members and friends draw names from a hat telling them which person they are gifting to. The system results in each individual giving and receiving exactly one item, often with a predefined value. Instead of stressing out about finding a suitable present for each of your relatives, you can put more thought into a single piece. Hopefully, this increases the chances that the recipient will appreciate and use their gift
Do you have a fashionista in your social circle? If so, the selection of clothes, accessories, jewellery and cosmetics available at Staiy are a safe bet. Thanks to our high standards and strict evaluation criteria, you can be sure that all of our partner brands are 100% sustainable. Not sure where to start? Check out our editors’ specially curated sustainable Christmas gift guide made just for you!