Here’s Our Favourite Ethical Gifts That People Actually Love | Luna Vista Gift Guide

The only thing better than giving someone a present you know they’ll treasure, is when that gift also does good for the world, too. If you’re like us, you’ll want to enjoy Christmas while minimising your environmental impact as much as possible.


So here at Luna Vista, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite ethical gifts that’ll sure to be a hit under the Christmas tree. Whether they use recycled or sustainable materials, or a present that supports animal welfare, this is the ultimate feel-good ethical gift guide no matter who you’re buying for.



Mini bamboo picnic set | Kitmaii via For Dignity


Single use plastic cutlery and straws have such a detrimental effect on the environment, so we love this bamboo picnic set by Kitmaii. In this giftbox you’ll get a 100% bamboo fork, knife and spoon plus a stainless steel straw set, with a cute carry pouch and a brush cleaner. It’s ideal for anyone who loves a picnic and also makes a nifty environmentally-friendly travel or camping kit, too.


Plus you’ll be supporting a local Aussie business - Kitmaii’s ethos is to encourage people to ditch the single-use plastic and swap them for more sustainable options that can be reused. You can purchase the Kitmaii bamboo picnic set through For Dignity, whose proceeds go towards people at risk all around the world. Win-win!


Cost: $38

Website: https://www.fordignity.com.au/collections/gift-hampers-boxes/products/mini-picnic-set



Forest fragrance | ROEMY


ROEMY is a Melbourne-based fragrance house with sustainability and natural ingredients at the forefront of their business - from their perfume ingredients to sustainable packaging and office operations. This means all their fragrances are non-toxic, hypoallergenic, vegan and cruelty free.


‘Forest’ offers notes of bergamot and cardamom, violet and sandalwood, and is self-described as smelling like the forests of the Blue Mountains after a downpour. We’re thinking forest sprite vibes - and who wouldn't want that spritzed around their decolletage?

Cost: $179

Website: https://www.roemy.com/products/forest



Cactus silk cushion cover | Luna Vista


Well, it’d be remiss of us to compile an ethical gift guide and not include our gorgeous cactus silk cushion covers. They’re handmade in Morocco by traditional artisans and woven with a plant-based silk from the agave plant, so no silk worms were harmed in the making of these cushions! This makes them vegan friendly, and just beautiful to boot.


They’re also dyed using vegetable dyes, giving them all unique and vibrant colourings. From earthy oranges to ocean-like teals, bright pinks to neutral greys, there’s a Luna Vista cactus silk cushion cover for every home and colour scheme.

Cost: $79.95

Website: https://lunavista.com.au/collections/moroccan-cactus-silk-cushion-cover




Adopt a koala | World Wildlife Fund (WWF)


Our beautiful koalas need our help now more than ever, especially after the devastating bushfires that swept across Australia in the summer of 2019/2020. But there is good news - by adopting a koala through the WWF, the much-needed funds go towards the wildlife hospitals, as well as protecting their forest habitats.


Perfect for the person who doesn’t want ‘things’; instead, adopt a koala on their behalf knowing your donation is working hard to protect these iconic marsupials.

 

Cost: From $20

Website: https://donate.wwf.org.au/adopt/koala




Kantha stuffed elephant toy | Thistle Farms

Sick of plastic toys for kids that often end up in landfill anyway? Swap them out for these gorgeous handmade stuffed elephant toys instead. Available in ‘mustard’ and ‘slate’, these elephant toys are handmade by artisans in India through a program called Anchal, and proceeds go towards empowering survivors of trafficking. We love it when something so adorable also has the power to change lives. As Anchal puts it; they are ‘beautiful products to fight for a beautiful cause’.

 

Cost: $32

Website: https://thistlefarms.org/collections/partner-anchal/products/kantha-stuffed-elephant



Self-love serum kit | Bluem


Bluem is the brainchild of Montana Lower who wanted to simplify skincare with natural ingredients, while ensuring the ingredients were sourced ethically.


This self-love serum kit is perfect for those who love sustainable skincare. The kit includes a Finger Lime repair serum, Kakadu Plum Vitamin C serum, konjac sponge and soul-cleansing bar. The products are vegan, cruelty-free and free from palm oil, too.

 

Cost: $159

Website: https://www.bluem.com.au/products/self-love-kit-free-soul-soap

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