The Best Sustainable Gift Ideas for Adults This Christmas

Are you looking for sustainable gift ideas for adults this Christmas? It can be hard to know what to buy for the eco-conscious adults in your life, but we have plenty of sustainable gift ideas that adults are sure to love this Christmas.

Giving sustainable gifts is the feel-good way to celebrate Christmas. We've made it easy to shop with over 30 eco-conscious, sustainable small companies all in one place, right here at GlobalWAKEcup.

So let's dig in to our guide to the best sustainable gift ideas for adults this Christmas. If you're looking for kids eco-friendly gift ideas, our recent blog post has lots for kids, tweens and teens.

 Reusable bottle wrap bags

Sustainable Gift Ideas for Women

We have grouped our sustainable gift ideas into 'for men' and 'for women' because research says that is what people search for, and we want to make Christmas shopping as easy as we can. But our gifts are suitable for any adult so feel free to ignore the gender-led element!

Home Fragrance Sustainable Gifts

Home fragrance is the perfect sustainable gift. Bouclé's Essential Oil Rattan Reed Diffuser has an amber glass jar rattan container, with vegan fragrances hand-blended in East London and Brighton.  Choose from all natural herbaceous and fresh Rosemary, Lavender & Clary Sage or floral and botanical Petitgrain, Palmarosa & Saint-Benoît Rose.



Otter Candles are another sustainable home fragrance business, who have the loveliest collection of hand-poured soy wax scented candles. We think the festive Frosted Fig candle, in a recyclable glass jar is perfect for winter. It has a sweet vanilla fragrance with fresh fig, smooth almond and powdered sugar. Almost good enough to eat! Choose from their whole range here, if you fancy a different fragrance.

Otter scented candle in front of holly


Natural Beauty Gifts She'll Love

If you're buying for a natural beauty lover, who also likes making things (in our experience, the two often go hand in hand!) how about an All Natural Vegan Face Mask Kit, from Fruits of The Nut Tree? It has everything needed to make an organic cacao, maca, coconut oil and bentonite clay face mask. The packaging is plastic-free: those little sachets are made of wood pulp film which will happily compost at home.


If a face mask isn't her thing, there are also body scrub and body cream kits.


For fragrance lovers, what about treating them to No 1 Organic Eau de Parfum from Haoma? They describe their award-winning perfume as it as "Our signature blend. If we could put into words the 'Haoma spirit' this would be it. No 1's elegant and long lasting scent is highly addictive." This 100% natural fragrance is handmade in small batches in England, and comes in four other varieties.

Natural perfume


If she needs some R and R, how about a Himalayan Salt Box from The Salt Parlour? It contains a gorgeous Rose & Shea Body Scrub and Himalayan Salt Candle Holder in a gift box. 

Salt Parlour gift

Just pop a tea light to the candle holder to give warm, relaxing glow and breath deeply to harness the many benefits of Himalayan Salt, which may include boosting your mood, soothing allergies and cleaning the air in your home. Then enjoy the soothing body scrub to relax and revitalise.


Sustainable Gifts on the Go

We all need a versatile bag, and the vegan WAKEbag Backpack, which comes in brown or black, is the perfect size for a tablet, lunch, water bottle and coffee cup. It's a firm favourite with sustainable fashionistas and zero-waste warriors thanks to its waterproof, washable and durable benefits. Brown Wake Backpack

This backpack has been featured in numerous magazines and publications including The Independent, Glamour, Vegan Living and NotOnTheHighStreet. You can get it personalised too, just like many of the Global WAKEcup sustainable gifts


Sustainable Gift Ideas for Men

Did you know that every year 100 billion reusable coffee cups go to landfill? That's enough to fill The Royal Albert Hall 1000 times over! For coffee and tea lovers, we recommend a Global WAKEcup reusable travel mug, so he can have his favourite brew when he's out and about. It's an easy and stylish way to help him keep disposable cups out of landfill. Or why not buy a bundle, and split it four ways to spread the joy of reusing even further? It contains:

WAKEcup reusable cup bundle


Waterhaul sunglasses are a popular choice for stylish men (though they are also great for women!). Our favourite is the Fitzroy shape, shown here, as it's universally flattering. These sustainable sunglasses are made from 100% recycled fishing nets intercepted from the ocean, paired with polarised lenses, for ultimate UVA/UVB 400 protection.

Fitzroy recycled sunglasses on a fishing net


For beach-lovers, a snuggly sustainable Wild Atlantic Surf Company Wet & Dry Changing Robe makes a great gift. This is multi-purpose robe is made for walking, watching sport, and climbing out of rivers, pools or the sea, in changeable, wild weather. Available in red or black, Wild Atlantic’s extra large one size fits all. The wide kimono sleeves let you slip your arms free, so you can easily remove wetsuits and swimsuits under cover.

Wild Atlantic Wet Robe


The Self-Cleaning UV Water Bottle from WAKEcup is the high tech way to ensure your water is crystal clean, using the power of UV light. Click to turn on the UV power, and just 3 minutes later, the bottle will be clean, with no germs, odour or taste! The matte black finish and UV logo will appeal to stylish folk, and it holds 550ml. It's double walled, so it keeps water cold for 12 hours and hot for 4. Why not personalise this high-tech bottle?

Self cleaning waterbottle in a hand


Treat him to a zero waste shaving experience with The Naked Shave Kit, which comes in blue or natural. With a unique high strength brass core, this stylish safety razor will last a lifetime. It comes with a vegan friendly, paraben, palm oil and cruelty free, shaving soap bar, and five double edge razor blades.

Zero waste shaving gift set


How To Wrap Your Sustainable Gifts

When it comes to wrapping sustainably, glitter-encrusted gift wrap is out. We recommend reusable (naturally!)

Isn't this Organic Cotton Reusable Gift Wrap Christmas gorgeous? You'll be able to use it year after year, and it's the perfect thickness to conceal the gifts, and be easy to wrap.

Reusable wrapping cloths


So there you have it: our ultimate gift guide for eco-conscious adults. We hope you've been inspired to shop small this Christmas, and support the small businesses we've partnered with. You can buy all of these sustainable kids gifts and many more on our gorgeous new website.

Read Christmas eco gift inspiration for children here.


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