The cosiest time of the year is coming up again! The Christmas tree makes every living room cosy and preparations for the festive season are in full speed. It is not always easy to find the perfect gift, but we are here to help you out! In this blog, you will find the cutest sustainable Christmas gifts.
Handbags and leather goods
If you're looking for a gift for a creative person, you're in the right place with a DIY set from Monsak in Amsterdam. It contains everything you need to make your own beautiful pouch from saved leather at home with instructional videos. In collaboration with Gemma Rakels, Monsak has developed a pattern to decorate your pouch. You can do this on the inside or outside. The result: a unique pouch that everyone will be jealous of!
In December, HET MAKERSLOKET is doing a pop-up at Huis Delsart in Leuven. 20 creators will sell their stuff during six sales days. Sofie Darche with her beautiful handbags will also be present!
For a beautiful handmade leather accessory, you have to be at Studio Roem in Amsterdam. They work with a special holiday collection based on the traditional Japanese aesthetic wabi-sabi, which focuses on imperfection and impermanence. Individual blemishes occur as a result and contribute to the character and look of their products. The natural-coloured gifts are handmade from naturally tanned leather and fade to brown over time.
Second-hand, renting and swapping
A new year, a fresh boost to your wardrobe! Sounds good, right? It totally fits the Christmas spirit to make others happy with your previous favourites, and give new life to cool items from other swappers.
Make your (friend), mother or sister-in-law happy with a The Swapshop gift card, so they can start the new year swapping in Amsterdam or Rotterdam.
Want a tailor-made gift? Then Juno in Wijnegem is the place to be. Let them know what your budget is and who the gift is for. Juno will then suggest a few options from which you can choose the perfect gift package. They also sell gift vouchers, always handy if you don't know the recipient's taste.
Especially for the holidays, Dressr developed a Giftbox! With the Dressr Giftbox, you gift the recipient a discount for starting a membership, renting once or buying items they already rent. There are three boxes with different price categories. And both the box and the packaging are reusable! You can use the box for your (rented) jewellery and just use the packaging for another gift in the future.
Cosmetics and skincare
At Mos shop in Bruges, you'll find the cutest gift boxes from RainPharma. Just think of a Time to Winter box or Bonjour Bonsoir Sleep box. Discover the delicious fragrances and create a spa feeling in your own bathroom.
With a gift pack to take care of your skin, you are always in the right place! Teint Teint in Antwerp offers several fun packages. There are packages focusing on skincare, sleep rituals, perfumes,...
It's always fun to make something yourself. You can find a real DIY gift from Anne Drake! Get started with one of her DIY kits to make bubble balls or bath salts.
For a great-smelling skincare set, you have to be at Fonetik in Aalst. They sell Cîme gift boxes, containing natural products that are good for your skin.
Het Faire Oosten
At Het Faire Oosten in Amsterdam, you'll find all kinds of great gifts for the holidays. For example, they also have a wide range of skincare products. You can choose from great-smelling oils, soaps, shower gels,...
A set of earrings & matching necklace or rather a bracelet with a powerful design under your ecological Christmas tree? You can!
Or service in Nazareth likes to prove to you how architectural design and sustainability do go hand in hand. From jewellery to packaging, sustainable and ecological options are chosen. In addition, each piece of jewellery is designed and made in Belgium, so nice and local.
Line Vanden Bogaerde
KAVIAR is a festive jewellery collection created using the age-old granulation technique. The design is inspired by the culinary caviar, also known as black gold. It was eaten in Persian times for increased endurance and vitality. This is also the energy Line brings to its new collection. Visit the shop in Ghent!
This eye-catching 'Goldflake' set from Iris Nijenhuis is the perfect gift if you ask us. It adds just that extra sparkle to a festive look! And the most special thing is... it's extremely light, easy to wear, comes lovingly wrapped and is made locally in Amsterdam.
How about a gift voucher from Kibibi? There you will find upcycled jewellery made of glass and banana peel. At Kibibi, there's a real story behind every gift. This market stallholder has her collections worked out with Ugandan partners.
Fashion and accessories
At Kudzu, you will find all kinds of great gifts for Christmas. For example, they sell ultra-soft towels made of thick organic cotton. But this is also the right place for socks, soaps, lip balm and much more!
Good Wool Story
It's starting to get colder, so it's time to get cute gloves, a hat or scarf from Good Wool Story in Ghent! With their neutral colours and timeless design, they will last super long and fit any outfit. The items are made from the unique yak wool.
For a sustainable sports outfit, Addict store in Wilrijk and Antwerp is the place to be! You will find outfits for running, swimming, cycling or yoga. Looking for accessories such as shoes or a yoga mat to go with your sports outfit? You can buy that too at Addict store!
A new year with good intentions. Do you have a resolution to exercise more? Then be sure to check out Moov360 in Waterloo. Whether it's for a cute sports outfit or a sports bag with a cool pattern, they have it all!