Stuck for gifts this holidays season? Looking for something trendy, stylish and ethical? As an ethical beauty and lifestyle blogger at Riatta, I was asked to share with you my top picks for ethical gifts this holiday season. So, without further ado let’s get inspired by these fantastic ethical gift ideas!
Ethical Beauty Indulgence For Her:
Planet Luxe: Hand Balm + Hand Wash
A set of Planet Luxes hand balm and hand wash makes a stylish addition to any bathroom counter with their sleek modern design. One pump of each provides a truly indulgent hand washing experience leaving hands feeling clean and moisturised. Available in vanilla and lemon myrtle blends, made with stunning Australian botanicals. The vanilla hand balm and hand wash are a weakness of mine. As an ethical beauty holiday gift, I imagine they will become a weakness for others too!
Purchase with confidence knowing there are no hidden nasties. Planet Luxe does not use animal by-products or test their products on animals. They are free from toxic chemicals and synthetic ingredients. Planet Luxe is also part of 1% for the planet, meaning they donate 1% of annual sales to sustainable initiatives and making a real difference. Their donation goes to Rainforest Rescue, helping their work protecting the Daintree Rainforest.
Caim and Able: Body Scrub + Bath Soak
Holidays can be a busy and stressful time even amongst all the cheer and celebration. What better way to relax after the busy holiday season than with some new luxurious bath products? Caim and Able’s Clementine and Coffee Body Scrub and Frankincense and Rose Bath Soak make an ideal pair for just that. Both are highly indulgent and enjoyable to use with addictive natural scents.
On top of being a treat to use Caim and Able’s bath products also contain magnesium. Absorbing magnesium through the skin is an easy and effective way to boost magnesium levels and address potential magnesium deficiencies, which are extremely common.
Caim and Able are a socially conscious brand with 25% of profits going towards helping victims of domestic violence and preventing homelessness. Their products are handcrafted with only safe and natural ingredients and never tested on animals. They are proudly Australian made.
Eco Tan: Travel Essentials Pack
Eco Tan is the place to go for all your natural tanning solutions. Their products are perfect for helping you keep a beautiful glow all year round or for that special occasion or season. Their Travel Essentials Pack is an ideal way to introduce yourself or another to their range of products. It contains a body lotion, body wash, salt scrub and two different tanning creams for different skin types. I only wish it included their face tan water! With a taste of so many differed products, it makes “a sure to impress gift” for this holiday season.
Eco Tan’s travel essentials are vegan. Made with certified organic ingredients and cruelty-free with no animal testing. Being toxin free means you have a tanning solution that won’t compromise your skin or health. Eco Tan is an Australian made natural ethical beauty brand.
Something Naturally Inspired for Him:
Native Man: Shaving Cream + After Shave
Native Man offers a brilliant 4-in-2 skin care system for men. Their shaving cream doubles as a refreshing face wash. The aftershave also works as a soothing moisturiser. This duo from Native Man makes an ideal simplified skincare system made with premium natural ingredients. Both products boast appealing fresh manly scents derived from natural essential oils. Native Man’s shaving cream and after-shave are vegan, certified organic, cruelty-free and proudly Australian made. The stylish and sleek packaging makes a great luxury holiday gift for that special man in your life – be it a partner, family member or good friend.
A Treat for Tea Lovers:
Made by Fressko: Insulated Flasks with Infuser + Love Tea: Tea
Do you know someone that absolutely has to start their day with a coffee or a cup of tea? Or just love to have their favourite drink on hand as they go about their day? An insulated glass flask Made by Fressko will make a unique stylish gift allowing them to take their desired beverage on the go while keeping it hot or cold.
These flasks are ideal for many different beverages including coffee, tea, fruit infused water, smoothies, juice, and water. It comes with a special infuser that can be placed in the top of the bottle to brew your drink in the flask.
It’s Easy To Drink More Tea
Made by Fresko is an exceptional Australian brand. Founded with a vision to help reduce plastic waste and break away from single-use plastic and coffee cup culture. Providing stylish, attractive, reusable and chemical and BPA free sustainable products. Their philosophy; “be kind to mother earth, to others and to yourself.”
The Made by Fressko range includes an insulated bamboo and stainless-steel flask and several different sized insulated double walled glass flasks. As a gift, it pairs perfectly with the recipient’s favourite brand of tea or coffee. Don’t know their favourite brand? Get them something new to try Love Tea or another ethical tea brand.
Something Practical for the Aspiring Zero Waster:
That Red House: Soapberries
Even if you aren’t aspiring towards zero waste we can all appreciate a thoughtful product that can help us reduce our impact on the environment. For those who appreciate more practical gifts, soapberries are a unique, sustainable, and ethical zero-waste solution to laundry detergents.
That Red House is a fantastic Australian soapberry brand who ethically source premium soapberries from Nepal supporting local communities and the ‘Grow Nepal’ initiative. Not only are they free from toxins and chemicals soapberries are hypoallergenic and gentle on sensitive skin, making them suitable the whole family – especially babies! That Red House soapberries are vegan, not tested on animals, certified organic, are fully compostable and grey-water and septic safe.
Fun Holiday Ethical Beauty Stocking Stuffers:
Hurraw: Lip Balms
Hurraw lip balms make a perfect little stocking stuffer! Who doesn’t love a good lip balm? With a wide range of flavours to choose from, there is sure to be something for everyone in Hurraws extensive range of natural lip balms. They leave your lips feeling soft, nourished and protected while the addictive scents make taking care of your lips a treat.
Your Filler Gifts
These lavish lip balms are cruelty-free, vegan and certified organic. Formulated using high quality ethically sourced natural ingredients and cold pressed to preserve the nutrients for your lips. Packaging is made using post-consumer recycled materials where possible and is recyclable. The tubes are a cleverly designed oval shape and fit surprisingly comfortably in your hand. It is a very comfortable and convenient shape for swiping onto your lips! Holding a standard round lip balm tube after just feels wrong. Looking for a cute ethical stocking stuffer? You won’t be disappointed with Hurraw!
Planet Luxe: Boxed Soaps
A luxurious artisan crafted boxed soap filled with rich, nourishing and indulgent ingredients. A perfect sized gift to slip into a stocking and bring a smile as it is pulled out. Ethical beauty brand Planet Luxe offers three variations, Black Anise providing an exotic and invigorating experience, Lemon Myrtle to uplift and refresh and Rose Petal for a sensual and relaxing treat.
These soaps are Australian made with a natural botanical blend of plant and pure essential oils. Planet Luxe does not use animal by-products or test their products on animals. They are free from toxic chemicals and synthetic ingredients. Purchase with confidence knowing there are no hidden nasties, just luxury all-natural soap. Planet Luxe is also part of 1% for the planet. Donating 1% of sales to environmental efforts.
Hopefully, you are feeling a little less daunted and more inspired than ever heading into this holiday shopping season. I sure am! Shopping for ethical beauty and natural products is nowhere near the stretch it was before with the number of ethically focused brands rising significantly in recent years.
It’s a shame I could only highlight just a few particularly impressive ethical products and brands here because there are much more I adore. While many of these brands are Australian. We offer worldwide shipping for those who are interested in giving these exceptional Aussie brands a go.
Wishing you a safe and Happy Holidays from us here at Riatta!