Sustainable Christmas Gift Guide for Adults 2018

Are you still on the search for the best eco-friendly gifts that will bring smiles to the people around you this Christmas? Secret santa, stocking filler, last minute present…we’ve got your back!

At Oddbox, we’re all about making mindful & waste-conscious living enjoyable and easy, which is why we’ve partnered with a range of beautiful and ethical brands, that enable you to give thoughtful gifts, and do good at the same time.

So here are our favourite ethical presents to give this year. To top it all off, we’re giving away two gift bundles, featuring the below products! Head to our Instagram to enter!

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For the friend that wants to get into plastic-free living…

a beeswax wrap!

There are two things we love at Oddbox:

1. Keeping food fresh for longer

2. Items that are useful, sustainable and enjoyable at the same time.

A beeswax wrap combines the two, making it a present that someone will be able to use day in, day out.

About the Beeswax Wrap Company:

The Beeswax Wrap Company was founded by Carly and Fran last year in their quest to try and live as plastic free as possible. Their Beeswax Wraps are a simple, reusable and plastic free alternative to cling film and sandwich bags. Just use the heat of your hands to mould them around sandwiches, bowls, cheese, anything that you would usually wrap in cling film. Lasting over a year they are a great first step to living plastic free.


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For the foodie that likes to bring a wholesome lunch to work…

a lunch box!

This gift idea is perfect for that friend who likes their lunch to be made up of many different components, ideally every single day.

This two-tier stainless steel box with mini container is a great way to separate different parts of a meal, and it’s also leak-resistant! A great present for everyone who wants to carry their balanced lunch in one neat container.

About Slice of Green:

Slice of Green was conceived to help people live a greener lifestyle. It is a one-stop shop for everything you need to live a more sustainable life without compromising on your sense of style. They work hard to source a wide range of practical and innovative products to help us all on our journey. Their products are designed to reduce waste and encourage reuse and they are also made from sustainable or recycled materials. They also make sure that everything is ethically and sustainably sourced and free from BPA, and other nasties too. 


For the busy friend, who could use some relaxation…

a relaxing gift box!

Winter is an amazing time to slow down, take a moment out of our hectic every day lives and practise some self-care.

The relaxation box from Green Tulip is an amazing eco friendly gift for that friend who lives a hectic life and needs some help to relax. With this set they can fill their bathroom with relaxing fragrance and take time out in a naturally scented bath with a cup of relaxing tea and a nibble of organic chocolate. Bliss!

The content of the gift set is completely ethical, containing a selection of organic and natural products that have been produced without exploiting people, animals or the environment.

About Green Tulip:

Green Tulip was launched in 2006 with the aim to offer people products that are not only stylish and contemporary but that have also been produced without exploiting people, animals or the environment.


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For the friend, who is passionate about female empowerment

A subscription to Freda is an amazing gift for sisters/close girl friends that are interested in more natural and biodegradable personal hygiene products.

Freda is all about giving back - for every purchase, a portion of the profit is donated to UK-based period poverty initiatives.

About Freda:

Freda is a brand that gives total freedom to every woman. It is a subscription service that allows each user to pick the right products for them and these are then delivered through the letterbox for the correct time every month. The brand also gives back - for every purchase, a portion of the profit is donated to UK-based period poverty initiatives. The tampons are made of 100% certified organic cotton and are biodegradable, hypoallergenic and free from chemicals and synthetic fibres commonly found in tampons. The pads are made from 100% eco-friendly and renewable materials. 


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For the plant-lovers…

a Seedbom gift box!

Plants are a great present as it is, but Seedboms make them even more exciting! They’re filled with an explosive mix of organic peat-free compost and wildflower or herb seeds. This Birds, Bees & Butterflies Seed bom gift box contains 4 Seedboms. Simply pull the pin and throw or drop Seedboms into areas that are in need of brightening up!

About Kabloom:

Help Kabloom join forces with nature to transform unloved spaces with a blast of life and colour! Seedboms are made with a starch and natural fibre based PaperFoam shell, organic peat-free compost, non-GMO seeds & 100% recycled and recyclable glue free cardboard packaging. They only leave the good stuff behind!


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For the friend that is trying to go Zero Waste all around…

a bamboo toothbrush subscription!

For the friend that has everything… there is always the need for a new toothbrush at some point! Every year billions of plastic toothbrushes are thrown away, and it’s fair to assume that most of these toothbrushes are still somewhere on earth, sitting in a landfill or washing up on beaches. 

A Bristle’s Full Starter Set is a great way to introduce someone to the art of eco-friendly dental care.

About Bristle:

Bristle is the UK’s zero waste dental subscription service. At Bristle, they’ve decided to change the way Britain brushes their teeth by providing a range of high quality, zero waste dental care products available through online purchase and subscription. Bamboo toothbrushes, biodegradable dental floss and zero waste toothpaste tabs are designed to satisfy all tooth care requirements without costing the earth. Subscriptions start at just £3.60.


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For everyone else…

  • PLANTS- Everybody loves them!

  • EXPERIENCES - Tickets/vouchers to concerts, comedy, theatre, dinner

  • HOMEMADE - Food, DIY, photos!

  • LOCAL PRODUCTS - Shop at local shops & markets to support small, ethical brands!

And of course, an Oddbox gift card is a great present for all the plant lovers in your life. The new year is the best time to get into healthy, waste-conscious habits, and an Oddbox is a good place to start.

Simply email us at hello@oddbox.co.uk for gift card options!

What are your favourite sustainable present ideas? Let us know on Instagram or Twitter by using #WasteConsciousChristmas.

Happy giving!

The Oddbox team

Oddbox Team