You know what time it is when Mariah Carey is blasting through the speakers and the streets are lit up with cosy lights: Christmas time! And in addition to a delicious dinner and cosy moments with family and friends, this also means: time for presents! Do you have no idea what to buy or ask as a Christmas present this year and are you looking for eco gift ideas? Then you've come to the right place! In this article we offer you First Aid for Gift-Giving Anxiety. Discover our extensive overview of great, sustainable Christmas presents for every budget!

Gift inspiration for true eco-warriors

CÎME ‘Nuts About You’ gift set (€29,90)

Would you like to give organic and fairtrade care products as a present? Look no further! The festive CÎME christmas gift box is the perfect fit for you! The box contains a 'Nuts About You' body wash & scrub (the newest addition to the collection) and a 'For Your Hands Only' hand cream. For each box, a part of the proceeds goes to Little Doctors, a project in Nepal. This way, you do not only give a beautiful gift to your loved ones, but you also support a good cause.

Read more about CÎME here and discover the points of sale at the bottom of this page.

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Toiletry bag Captain Cork (€45,00)

Looking for an eco-friendly toiletry bag to safely store your natural make-up? At Captain Cork you will find beautiful bags made from natural Portuguese cork. Cork is a great ecological and vegan alternative to leather. The material is renewable and a peeled cork tree converts 3 to 5 times more CO2 into oxygen.

Discover the cosy Captain Cork shop in Antwerp.

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Christmas gifts for eco-conscious men

Black shaving kit Løv | Elly (€69,90)

Are you looking for a cool, plastic-free gift set for an eco-conscious man? Then Then you should definitely have a look at Løv | Elly. The Black Shaving Box contains a safety razor, Bamboozy shaving brush, zero waste shaving soap and body wash. In short, everything for a waste-free shave!

At Løv | Elly you can discover a wide range of boxes like an 'On the go' box with reusable coffee mug and water bottle or a zero waste bathroom box with shampoo bar and Likami face cream.

Discover all Løv | Elly boxes here
A stylish shirt from Mr. Manchette (€125.00)

Finding the perfect gift for men can be quite a challenge. Are you looking for a stylish and green gift? Then a shirt from Mr. Manchette is a great option! This Ghent-based brand makes shirts for men from natural, organic materials and produces them in an ethical and ecological way in Portugal.

Want to score a Mr Manchette? Make an appointment at the head office in Ghent or take a look at Supergoods in Antwerp, Ghent and Mechelen or at VITA. concept store in Turnhout.

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Give a warm gift from head to toe

Warm, fair-trade slippers (€59.90)

Do you want your family to have warm feet all year round? Discover the cosy slippers made from sustainable wool at Supergoods in Antwerp, Ghent and Mechelen. The warm slippers are completely recyclable and biodegradable! Moreover, these slippers are made under fair working conditions in Nepal.

Shop the Baabuk slippers for men and women at Supergoods in Antwerp, Ghent and Mechelen

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Kalani loungewear (from €59.90)

The winter months are the perfect time to cocoon indoors. That’s why a warm pair of sweatpants or a comfortable hoodie makes a perfect gift for under the Christmas tree! With the Kalani loungewear collection, you are guaranteed a comfortable and eco gift. The T-shirts, pullovers and sweatpants are made of certified organic cotton and recycled polyester.

Read more about Kalani here
A warm scarf and matching hat from Wolvis (€125.00)

Looking for a sustainable, Belgian gift? Then we have just the thing for you: a warm, soft scarf from Wolvis! This Belgian brand makes scarves and hats from 100% merino wool and is produced in a local workshop in Belgium.

Shop Wolvis at Supergoods in Antwerp, Ghent and Mechelen, at mAke in Hasselt, at HOST in Antwerp Berchem, at Mais Oui in Bruges, at Harvest Club in Leuven.

Read more about Wolvis here
Hooked beanie (€60.00)

Give a warm, soft hat as a present! The hats by Hooked are made of 100% alpaca wool. The beanies are handmade in Peru and help vulnerable women to support themselves and their families.

Shop Hooked at Gruun pop up in Mol

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Natural cosmetics

Are you looking for a nice gift set with natural cosmetics? Then definitely take a look at the following addresses:

Clothilde in Aalst, Druantia in Lier, Teint Teint in Antwerp, Løv Elly in Deurne, KIEZ in Antwerp, at MINIMAL in Antwerpen Berchem Kudzu in Bruges.

A shiny gift

Would you like to buy ethical jewellery as a present or are you still looking for beautiful earrings, a necklace or a bracelet you can put on your own christmas wishlist? Discover our overview of sustainable and ethical jewellery brands here.

Read our jewellery guide

Looking for a creative DIY gift?s

Is the person you are buying a present for someone creative? Then they will love a DIY kit or a fun workshop! At Anne Drake you will find packages for making your own shampoo bars or bath bombs.

Want to discover more experience gifts? Discover our overview here.

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Gifts for sustainable sports lovers

Sporty gift ideas

A sporty gift with a sustainable character is what you'll find at Addict Store in Antwerp and Wilrijk. Discover the Belgian, sustainable sportswear brand Recto Verso as well as Veja Running’s ecological sports shoes among other eco sports brands.

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Cork yoga mat (€129.00)

An real yogi will definitely be delighted with a high-quality yoga mat! Looking for a sustainable option? Then a cork mat from Captain Cork is the way to go. Cork is a completely natural material, is water-resistant and antibacterial. This makes cork the ideal material for yoga sessions.

Shop Captain Cork here

An 'always on the go' gift

Be the fibre weekend bag (€99.00)

Are you looking for a gift for someone who often goes away for the weekend or often has to move a lot of stuff? Then an overnight bag is a super convenient and useful gift! The weekend bag of Be the fibre is made of 100% recycled material and the leather finish is also made of leftover leather.

Shop Be the fibre at Allossa in Izegem, at Rand in Mortsel, at VITA concept store in Turnhout, at MOOSE in the CITY and Circuit in Antwerp and at Anders Getint in Leuven.

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An insulated thermos from Dopper (€29.50)

Would you like to give a quality, insulating thermos for a coffee, soup or tea lover? Then we have good news for you! Because Dopper, the well-known water bottle brand, recently added two new colours to their thermos range: Lilac and Lemon Crush! Avoid single-use coffee and soup cups and keep your drink warm for 9 hours (or cold for 24 hours)! Ideal for the winter months but also very handy in the summer!

Shop Dopper at Supergoods in Antwerp, Ghent and Mechelen, at Kudzu in Bruges, at Løv | Elly, at Allossa in Izegem and at Fonetik in Aalst, ...

Christmas gift for your favourite four-legged friend

Shampoo bar for dogs: Savonke

Would you like to spoil your dog too this Christmas season? With the Savonke dog shampoo you can wash your dog in an ecologically responsible way.

The dog shampoo is completely natural and contains only vegan ingredients such as shea butter and olive oil. The essential oil of lavender also provides a fine, gentle scent. Shop Savonke at De Groene Stadshut in Antwerp and at Kudzu in Bruges.

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Stylish accessories for dogs at Rand in Mortsel

Looking for a nice bowl or stylish accessories for your dog? At Rand in Mortsel you will find beautiful ceramic food bowls and dog leashes made from vegan leather among other must-haves for dog owners. An ideal gift for the pet lover!

Shop at Rand

Gifts for a cosy home

IWAS scented candles (€19.99)

Are you looking for a gift that brings warmth and cosiness to your home? Then a natural scented candle is a good option. The IWAS scented candles are made from organic wax and have a natural aroma. The glass jar consists of an upcycled bottle and the box is also made of upcycled cardboard. Moreover, the candles are handmade under ethical working conditions in India and Indonesia.

Discover the IWAS products at Allossa concept store in Izegem, at Rand in Mortsel and at Ma Reine et moi in Heverlee.

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Wooden, circular cutting boards from Spruce Goose (€29,95)

Are you looking for a gift for someone who likes to spend hours in the kitchen cooking? Then a personalised, circular cutting board from Spruce Goose is a great idea! Spruce Goose makes wooden boards from second-hand furniture and other materials and makes sure that less wood ends up on the waste pile. Do you want your logo or name on the board? That is possible! Read more about Spruce Goose here and contact owner Jens Michiels for a personalised gift.

Discover the Spruce Goose workshop in Mechelen

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House Raccoon vase / crop holder (€24.50)

For beautiful, minimalist design plant pots and interior accessories, House Raccoon in Mechelen is the place to be. All products are handmade in Belgium and for every product sold, House Raccoon plants a tree. This way, you don't just give a nice gift, but you also contribute to a greener world.

Discover the House Raccoon products in their shop in Mechelen, at HOST in Berchem, at Mais Oui in Bruges and at Fonetik in Aalst.

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A unique, personalised gift

Houthuys embroidery workshop

Would you like to surprise someone with a personalised gift under the Christmas tree? Then Houthuys embroidery workshop in Ghent is the place to be. At Houthuys you can have garments and accessories embroidered with a name, a logo or an illustration of your choice. Sara from Houthuys embroiders with embroidery thread made from recycled polyester on Fairtrade certified clothes. Interested? Visit the Houthuys atelier in Gent or contact Sara from Houthuys via the website.

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A green gift on a small budget

A green gift under €20?

Are you looking for a cool, sustainable gift but don't have a big budget? Then take a look at our sustainable socks Christmas special! Because let's face it, who doesn't like colourful socks? Discover cheerful socks for men, women and kids in different sizes and colours and give a nice, green gift!

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Can’t choose? Give a COSH! gift card!

Does your recipient not have a clear wish list and do you have no idea what you can buy to make them happy? Give a sustainable gift card! With the COSH! Conscious Shopping Gift Card you are guaranteed to give an ecological gift. The receiver can choose where to spend the voucher. This way, you can discover several local, sustainable retailers in the COSH! network.

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Heeft jouw ontvanger geen duidelijk verlanglijstje en heb jij geen idee waar je de persoon blij mee kan maken? Schenk een duurzame cadeaubon! Met de COSH! conscious shopping Gift Card geef je gegarandeerd een ecologisch geschenk. De ontvanger kan zelf kiezen in welke winkel hij/zij de bon kan spenderen. Zo ontdek je bij verschillende lokale, duurzame handelaars in het COSH! netwerk Spendeer de bon bij COSH! winkels.

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Zero waste gift wrapping

Found the perfect Christmas gift? Great! Time to wrap it! Looking for an ecological way to wrap your gifts? Try Furoshiki! This Japanese wrapping method uses textiles for gifts wrapping. This way, you can avoid disposable gift wrap. Take a look around the house for some textile you can use or discover ecological gift-wrap made of 100% organic & Fairtrade certified cotton at Kalani. Add a sprig of pine tree, eucalyptus or a dried flower yourself and give a 100% eco-conscious gift!

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Would you like to score a sustainable Christmas gift at a sustainable retailer near you? Take a look at our shopping guide and discover even more sustainable hotspots!

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