Sustainable Christmas gift guide: 30 homeware ideas

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How can we celebrate a more sustainable Christmas?
The answer touches all the aspects of the holiday season, from decorating, to gift giving and entertaining.

In the past weeks we’ve seen:

 
So now it’s time to look into gifts!
I’ve compiled a huge gift guide this year, with a total of 30 sustainable interior design presents divided in: accessories, tableware and textiles, namely the three categories of objects that fit the most for a gift!

All items are taken from SforSustainable (opened in a new window/tab), where I curate a selection of sustainable interior design products and materials. And where – if the ones below are not enough – you can find even more ideas for thoughtful, useful and sustainable gifts!

Sustainable home accessories

Moodboard showing 10 home accessories that would be a great gift idea for a sustainable Christmas.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: DforDesign. All products are linked below
  1. Wall print
    Contributing to a good cause while shopping for art.
    More about Solid Shapes 02 by Paper Collective (opened in a new window/tab)
     
  2. Smart wall clock
    Unexpected upcycling and smart technology.
    Get it with a 15% discount (up to 40€) with the code GREENCHRISTMAS
    More about Eora by Kibelis (opened in a new window/tab)
     
  3. Candle holder
    Modular configurations made of upcycled materials.
    More about Candlestickstacks by Marble Partners (opened in a new window/tab)
     
  4. Soy candle
    Zero-waste candle where everything can be reused...even the packaging!
    More about Hygge Light by The Growing Candle (opened in a new window/tab)
     
  5. Self watering planter
    Giving waste a new life while making plant watering easier.
    More about Canopy by LSA International (opened in a new window/tab)
     
  6. Vase
    A very creative way of fighting plastic pollution!
    More about T-Scope by Kinta (opened in a new window/tab)
     
  7. Wall hangers
    Turning a old car into homeware!
    More about Imago by Mater (opened in a new window/tab)
     
  8. Firewood rack
    Eco-friendly and traditional processes applied to a contemporary aesthetics.
    More about Log Loop by Tom Raffield (opened in a new window/tab)
     
  9. Stem vase
    When even the most apparently insignificant leftover gets reused.
    More about Maud by Zooi (opened in a new window/tab)
     
  10. Basket
    The new face of agricultural by-products.
    More about HANTVERK by IKEA (opened in a new window/tab)

Sustainable tableware

Moodboard showing 10 tableware gift ideas.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: DforDesign. All products are linked below
  1. Serving tray
    Coming from one of the most effectively recyclable materials.
    More about Mia by LSA International (opened in a new window/tab)
     
  2. Dinner set
    Bringing circular economy to the table...quite literally!
    More about Dinner Set by Far&Away (opened in a new window/tab)
     
  3. Smart coasters
    Merging a staple sustainable material with smart technology.
    Get it with a 15% discount with the code GREENCHRISTMAS
    More about Garrulus by Kibelis (opened in a new window/tab)
     
  4. Placemat
    From the street to the table.
    More about Rubber by Slash Objects (opened in a new window/tab)
     
  5. Bowl
    Making the most out of fruit trees.
    More about Kinuku by Nkuku (opened in a new window/tab)
     
  6. Cutting boards
    When two precious natural materials meet.
    More about Bwari by Nkuku (opened in a new window/tab)
     
  7. Wine cooler
    An innovative production technology that will make for a sure conversation starter!
    More about Wine Cooler by Krown (opened in a new window/tab)
     
  8. Bowl
    From waste to tableware.
    More about Riya by Nkuku (opened in a new window/tab)
     
  9. Carafe
    Reviving old traditions in new products.
    More about Cyl by Kinta (opened in a new window/tab)
     
  10. Napkin
    One of the staples in sustainable textiles, certified with an important label.
    More about Timmery by Libeco (opened in a new window/tab)

Sustainable textiles

Moodboard showing 10 textile gift ideas.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: DforDesign. All products are linked below.
  1. Runner rug
    A rug that will last twice as much!
    More about VISTOFT by IKEA (opened in a new window/tab)
     
  2. Cushion
    From ocean pollution to cushion.
    More about Oxford Stripe by Weaver Green (opened in a new window/tab)
     
  3. Cushion
    Fighting plastic pollution...with a cushion.
    More about Way by Ferm Living (opened in a new window/tab)
     
  4. Bedding
    The most common material for sheets with an eye on sustainable sourcing.
    More about BERGPALM by IKEA (opened in a new window/tab)
     
  5. Sheepskin rug
    Giving new life to the by-products of farming.
    More about Sheepskin by Celtic & Co. (opened in a new window/tab)
     
  6. Bedding
    Turning grass into fabric.
    More about Cotton/Bamboo by Urban Collective (opened in a new window/tab)
     
  7. Towels
    Making wood actually soft!
    More about Spa Set by Kushel (opened in a new window/tab)
     
  8. Blanket
    When nature stays unchanged.
    More about Sulo by Bonden (opened in a new window/tab)
     
  9. Blanket
    Because offcuts are not waste.
    More about The Siempre by Blacksaw (opened in a new window/tab)
     
  10. Cushion
    A plant-based cushion
    More about VIGDIS by IKEA (opened in a new window/tab)

 
I truly hope these ideas will help with your holiday shopping!
And if you'd like to be inspired with even more gift ideas, take a look at the products with the "gift idea" tag on SforSustainable (opened in a new window/tab)!

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On Fiona Mostyn said:
Thanks for that! I really like the firewood rack - it's very different!
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On Silvia - DforDesign said:
You're so welcome Fiona! I'm really happy you enjoyed it!!!

Wish you a very merry Christmas!
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