Evrile’s Sustainable Christmas Gift Guide 2019
1. Sustainable Gifts for Mom
For the Working Mom - Evelyn Doctor Bag, Evrile
Inspired by the 90’s the Evelyn Doctor Bag is small enough to tote around from dusk to dawn yet large enough to carry all of mom’s essentials (and more!). It comes with an adjustable and detachable genuine leather shoulder strap (for when mom needs to change up her look), a number of interior pockets (perfect for organization) and a water resistant lining (no messy spills here!).
For the Stay at Home Mom - Body Care Set, Oil + Water
For the mom who takes care of everything and everyone, treat mom to a body care set that will remind her that self-care is important too. The vegan body set includes sea clay soap, body oil and body scrub for daily cleansing and moisturising as well as a weekly exfoliation. Everything is handmade using the highest quality of raw ingredients and is produced in small batches. Find out what exactly goes into each product with their handy ingredient glossary.
2. Sustainable Gifts for Dad
Jetsetter Dad - Going Places Travel Set, Evrile
The Going Places Travel Set is perfect for the disorganised frequent flyer. The set includes a toiletries kit, a luggage tag and a passport holder made from upcycled coffee sacks and your choice of genuine or vegan leather.
Relaxed Dad - Get Together Mini Speaker, House of Marley
Great sound? Check. Portable? Check. Sustainable? Check. The Get Together Mini Speaker delivers a crisp and clear sound experience, 10 hours of playtime and can be paired with another mini speaker to create double the sound. In addition to all of its great features, the speaker is crafted with a natural bamboo front and back panel and uses the House of Marley’s signature REWIND™ fabric, a material weaved from recycled fibers.
3. Sustainable Gifts for your Sister
Sister On The Go - Angelica Reversible Bag, Evrile
The Angelica Bag is the perfect bag for big and busy days. It’s roomy enough to stash all the daily essentials, along with a change of clothes for the gym or an extra pair of heels for a night out. It’s also completely reversible and can be styled in two ways (slim with the buttons snapped together, or wide by unsnapping the buttons), so it’s essentially four bags in one great package!
Girly Sister - BFF Bundle, Face Halo
Forget expensive cleansers and rubbing makeup off at the end of the night, with the BFF makeup remover set you’ll forget how difficult removing makeup used to be. The set comes with three makeup remover pads, a wash bag and a headband to get your sister ready for bed. The way it works is that one makeup remover pad is the equivalent of 500 single-use make pads. The unique fibers on the pad also mean that all your sister will ever need to remove her makeup is a little H2O.
4. Sustainable Gifts for your Brother
Tech Bro - Phone Case, Pela
Available in over 30 different phone models, Pela is the world’s first eco-friendly and sustainable phone case, which means that when your brother decides to upgrade to a new phone his old phone case won’t go into a landfill or pollute the ocean because it’s 100% compostable. Pela supports a number of causes including Me to We, 1% for the Planet and Oceana.
Fashion-Forward Brother - Kind Socks
A sustainable gift for guys, Kind Socks are made from 100% organic cotton and come in a number of bright colours and patterns. All socks are ethically manufactured and non-toxic - and part of their profits go towards a number of charities. Now that’s what we call green fashion.
5. Sustainable Gifts for Children
Babies and toddlers - Kaiyo pajama set, Hunter + Boo
Designed for the littlest eco-warriors in the family, Hunter + Boo pajama sets are made for children from 12 months to 5 years old. The pajama sets are made from the softest 100% GOTS certified organic cotton and dyed with eco-friendly and non-toxic dyes.
Teenagers - Michael Backpack, Evrile
The Michael backpack is ready for any adventure big or small - whether that’s the weekday school grind or weekend hikes and trips. It has an interior padded compartment that’s the perfect size for 13” laptops, a separate interior pocket made especially for pens and pencils and a diamond patch on the exterior that’s just the right place to hook a cap on.
6. Sustainable Gifts for the Grandparents
Organised Grandparents - Toiletries Kit, Evrile
Toiletries kits can be repurposed is a number of ways, and the Evrile toiletries kit is a luxurious upgrade from grandma and grandpa’s plastic medicine kit. The toiletries kit is roomy enough for them to store all their essentials and is perfect size to grab and go for when first aid is needed. It is upcycled from coffee sacks and the choice of genuine or vegan leather and comes with a soft water resistant interior.
Gardening Grandparents - Eco Planter Grow Kits, Modern Sprout
Give the gift of green this Christmas. Perfect for both aspiring gardeners and grandparents with a green thumb, this all inclusive kit has everything one needs to start growing an indoor herb garden - including a passive hydroponic system to provide the exact balance of air, water and nutrients for the herbs to grow. Naturally, the seeds are certified organic.
7. Sustainable Gifts for your Co-workers
Coffee Addicts - Mini Insulated Tumbler, Ever Eco
Say goodbye to single-use plastic or paper cups with an insulated mini tumbler. In addition to saving the planet, the tumbler can keep drinks cold for up to 8 hours or hot for up to 4. In the summer, the opening is wide enough to pop ice cubes into and is condensation-proof.
Stationary Fiend - Conscious Living Notebook, Paperchase
We all know someone who just loves the feel of paper and pen. Now you can indulge them while still helping them save a few trees along the way with a notebook that’s been upcycled from eight coffee cups.
8. Sustainable Gifts for Friends
Stylish Friend - ‘The Ethical Magic Sliders’, Eating the Goober
What if you could give your most stylish friend 30 different eco-friendly sandals? Well, now you can - sort of. The ‘Ethical Magic Sliders’ come with a base and a detachable upper part which means that the options are virtually endless! The sliders are also sustainable with the sole and upper part of the sliders made from a combination of upcycled car tyres and eco-friendly cork.
Sporty Friend - Compressive High-Rise Leggings, Girlfriend Collective
You’d never believe these buttery soft high-rise leggings used to be plastic water bottles. Made for high impact activity like hiking, spinning or sprinting for the bus, these leggings are equally stylish in the gym or at the grocer. Once they’ve been worn out (which will take a long time!), they can be recycled through ReGirlfriend.
9. Sustainable Gifts for your Significant Other
Early Stages - Slim Cork Wallet, Corkor
For a serious, but not too serious gift, this vegan minimalist wallet will show off your eye for detail. With round edges, two quick access card slots - plus one on the cover - and a back flat bill compartment, this wallet can easily store all the essentials. It’s time to finally toss all those receipts! It’s also made from premium cork a natural, water repellent and scratch and stain resistant material, and produced in small batches by artisans.
Committed - The Dawson Wood Watch, Lux Woods
This is a gift that says ‘I’m all in’. Handcrafted from ultra fine and exotic zebrawood, known for its rare and gorgeous color. Zebrawood is highly stable and dense which makes it resist warping and movement. This watch is lightweight and extremely comfortable to wear. Part of Lux Woods profits also go to Feed the Children and Plant a Billion.
10. Sustainable Gifts for your Significant Other
Early Stages - Keap Discovery Gift Set, Keap
As you discover more about each other, discover the scents that speak to her together too. The discovery set includes four different tealight candles made from a sustainable coconut wax that come in a match-box inspired (and 100% plastic-free) package that contains, you’ve guessed it, a box of matches. All you have to do it choose between ‘The Escapes’ or ‘The Classics’ collection.
Committed - Earrings and Necklace Set, Inspiration Her
For the woman who makes each day brighter, a matching 14k gold-fill earrings and necklace set inspired by the sun seems only fitting. Each piece is handcrafted with love and one dollar from each sale goes towards a One Tree Planted project in Rwanda that aims to plant trees to offset carbon emissions and empower women through livelihood projects.
11. Sustainable Gifts for (Wo)man’s best friend
Dog - The Dapper Dog Box, Dapper Dog Box
Don’t forget about good old Fido! Each month Dapper Dog Box will send two toys, two treat bags and one bandana that’s all been curated around a theme to (wo)man’s best friend. Previous themes include ‘Pupchella Festival’ and ‘Happy Howlidays’. Dapper Dog Box prioritize small business owners whose products are made locally and part of their profits go towards local rescue homes to help dogs find their forever homes.
Cat - Gift Basket for Cats, Purrfect Play
If you’re a cat lady, there’s something for your fur baby too. This gift basket for Purrfect Play includes an organic catnip snake, a medium wool ball, six small wool balls and a cat toy. The catnip snake and cat toy are made exclusively from organic cotton and eco-friendly hemp canvas and are 100% plastic free.
12. Sustainable Gifts for You
Learning - Skillshare
If learning something new is on your list of New Year’s resolutions, this is the gift to treat yourself to. Gain unlimited access to over 21,000 on a wide range of topics from animation to website development as a SkillShare member. Classes include additional prompts and resources, opportunity for collaboration with over 7 million people and the ability to unlock your personal learning style and strategy to encourage further learning. And because it’s completely digital, you’re helping to save the environment too.
Reading - Audible Subscription, Amazon
Make the switch from hardbound and paperback books to audiobooks (and save a few trees while you’re at it) with an Audible subscription. A monthly subscription comes with one free audiobook a month along with unlimited access to Audible Original podcasts. And if you aren’t enjoying your current book, you can even exchange books like you would in a bookstore!