Sustainable Christmas Gift Guide
We love to give and receive gifts but now more than ever it’s important to gift in a Sustainable and eco-conscious way. Some of the simple ways we can share sustainable Christmas gifts this year include:
- Shop locally, visit and support local Christmas markets and local craft makers
- Support small businesses, share their social media posts, and buy a voucher for a friend or loved one.
- Support charities
- Support eco-aware businesses and those committed to making a difference
- Purchase eco-aware products that will last for years
Shop locally and support small indigenous craft businesses help keep money in the local economy, and support local families and indeed communities so check out your local directories and support local businesses when choosing your Sustainable Christmas Gift.
In this guide, we will discuss our top Irish sustainable gifts that support small local businesses.
Ballyshane creates beautiful wooden cheese and serving boards, handcrafted using 100% sustainably sourced Irish Hardwoods.
Each Ballyshane board is made from 100% sustainable and traceable Irish hardwoods. Only trees that are dead, dying or wind fell are used for Ballyshane boards.
Each board comes with a traceability tag. The tag lets you know where in Ireland the wood for the board came from.
Packaging: Each board is shipped out using repurposed boxes.
Polly & Andy
A super Irish business set up as a response to her son’s sensitive skin, Polly & Andy provides a range of super soft bamboo socks that hug your feet in bright & vibrant colours.
Bright vibrant supersoft Bamboo socks with a seamless toe for sensitive skin.
Sweat-wicking properties, a seamless toe, and super soft material that stands the test of time.
Available in sustainable packaging and gift boxes for the Christmas season.
Clonakenny Flower Farm
Set up from a family kitchen table during the Covid lockdown, Clonakenny Flower Farm specialises in sustainable and seasonal flowers making Ali’s business a great inclusion in our Sustainable Christmas Gift Guide.
Growing a beautiful array of flowers from seed, on their home flower farm in Tipperary, Ali and her team are offering their customers a bespoke service.
Clonakenny Flower Farm plant, water, and care for their flowers and pick them up at peak times during the year to use in unique and natural arrangements.
They grow a wide and extensive range of flowers and foliage, which gives great scope and flexibility to create something truly special for all occasions.
Clonakenny Flower Farm is servicing the local wedding market along with a monthly subscription service.
Naivilo has created groundbreaking, natural, prebiotic solution-focused skincare products that work with your body.
All products are free from SLS, parabens, and artificial fragrances. alcohol, baking soda or palm oil.
They only source the best oils, butter, waxes, and essential oils locally and as organic as possible.
Reusable jars are recyclable, which saves 4-5 plastic roll-ons/year/person.
Is there any plant more synonymous with Christmas than Holly? No, we didn’t think so either!! Why not gift the plant that keeps on giving?
Evergreen, flowering, and producing a berry these plants will provide for years to come, an ideal selection as a Sustainable Christmas Gift.
Irish Grown Holly Plants offer great Winter colour, Summer flowers, and Winter berries.
Plant 3 Holly plants in close proximity to ensure cross-pollination for flowers and berries.
Holly plants are used for foilage in wreaths and Christmas decorations. Why not gift your loved one the opportunity to harvest fresh Holly every year for their Christmas table decoration?
You can also support and learn more about other great Irish, female-led, rural businesses that are participants of the Acorns Programme, which is a Department of Agriculture-approved initative involved in Accelerating the Creation Of Rural Nascent Start Ups.