WOM Shop: 8 eco-friendly gifts to give this Christmas
26 Nov 2020
‘Tis the season of giving back to Mother Earth – and stressing over what to give. Looking for our ideas to get in the spirit of a ‘green’ Christmas? Here’s our pick of some of the best eco-conscious gifts to give this holiday season.
Give the gift of hydration with this posh-looking S’well water bottle (prices start from HK$250). Thanks to its ThermaS'well® technology, rest assured that your drinks are kept cold or hot for up to 24 hours and 12 hours respectively. And with plenty of design options to choose from, reusable bottles have never looked this good!
90’s fashion has truly come back and shoulder bags become all the rage (again!). With JW Pei’s bags (prices from HK$399), you could fit anything and everything that you would need to get you through the day. Not sacrificing the quality and compromising the planet, the handbags are made with high- quality vegan leather and certified recycled plastics.
Say hello to hassle-free grocery runs with the Pocket Market Tote (HK$400) from zero-waste legend Plastic-Free HK. Made from cotton canvas with vegan leather for the handle and base, this sturdy tote could weather any storm. With varying pocket sizes, there is a place for every item from wine bottles to eggs, and everything in between.
One man’s trash is the planet’s treasure: Perfect for handling your organic and kitchen waste, the Granrosi Compost Bin (HK$321) has become every eco-warrior’s best friend! Truly top of the line, its integrated charcoal filter guarantees odourless indoor composting for up to 3 to 4 months.
Do good, look good and feel good: Modelled after founder Kayla Wong’s personal style, Basics for Basics sells ready-to-wear graphic and statement tees, dresses, jackets and more! (prices start from HK$250). Focused on minimising its carbon footprint as much as possible, the ‘slow’ fashion label only make its tees using surplus fabrics (mainly sourced from India) or organic cotton.
No better time than the present (see what we did there?): If you’re looking to celebrate the spirit of sustainability this Christmas or just trying to help someone to stay on track of their zero-waste goals, the Zero-Waste Starter Kit (HK$685), makes the perfect gift. Included in the kit are two produce bags and bulk bags, a string bag, a stasher bag, a bamboo cutlery set, a straw set, and beeswax wrap - all reusable, of course!
Founded in 2009 in Melbourne, KeepCup has made its name as the first barista-standard reusable coffee cup in the market. Sip on coffee and spill tea (not literally, of course!) in peace as you bid wastage and spillage goodbye thanks to the KeepCup Reusable Cup (prices start from HK$100). An array of styles and designs are available and eager to house your cuppa’ joe.
Tis the season of red: Give the gift of making periods better with the Luuna menstrual cup (HK$280). The 100% medical-grade silicone allows easy removal and flexibility to fit every woman’s body shape. Made by women for women, this period cup guarantees comfort both physically and mentally. Besides being good for the planet, purchase proceeds also go towards the fight against poverty in Asia.