Eco-friendly Housewarming Gifts

Moving home is an exciting yet stressful time for many. So how do you find the perfect eco-friendly gift for your loved ones and buy them something that they’ll actually use and enjoy? Sustainability matters now more than ever for us as consumers. It impacts every aspect of our lives from fashion, to retail, to living practices and home decor. There’s no better time than now to shop sustainably when looking for the perfect gift for your loved one’s new apartment or home. 

Here’s a curated list of eco friendly, and sustainable housewarming gift ideas.

 

Plants as sustainable housewarming gifts: 

 

Succulent and cacti plants from black owned business

As well as their aesthetic appeal, Plants as sustainable housewarming gifts are both aesthetically pleasing and add a perfect green touch to any space they’re in.

If your gift recipient has pets or hasn’t got much of a green thumb, you can find the perfect gift over at PRICK. As well as being a black owned business, they sell a range of succulents and cacti. Due to their low maintenance, they’re perfectly suited to modern city living.  

 

Bamboo Utensils:

 

Bamboo Cutlery

 

During a move, I’m sure most people are likely to lose a fork or two. Why not introduce a friend or family member to bamboo utensils to start-up their own sustainable kitchenware collection?

Wild & Stone sell a set containing all utensils including a knife, fork and spoon embodied in a beautiful cloth bag which can be used for on the go. The perfect alternative to plastic which can be detrimental to nature and wildlife when not discarded correctly.

 

Eco-friendly Tea Towels:

 

Eco-friendly linen tea towels

Linen is one of the most biodegradable and resistant fabrics available. It absorbs moisture without holding bacteria, making them the perfect alternative to using paper towels. 

Helen Round offers a variety of linen tea towels which are made from ethically sourced materials and handmade in Cornwall.

 

Plant Based Laundry Detergent:

Plant based laundry detergent

Everyday detergents contain harsh chemicals such as phosphate salts and chlorine bleach which pollute our seas and waterways. Buying your gift recipient is the perfect step towards a greener life style. 

KINN sells a range of home products, available alone or in gift sets so you’re spoilt for choice. 

 

Reusable Coffee Cups:

 

Reusable KeepCup Coffee Cup

Reusable coffee cups can be used over and over again, not to mention the  insulation of these products make you savour your coffee for longer. 

If you’re shopping for a coffee lover, then buying a reusable coffee cup from KeepCup may be the perfect gift. Their products are of great quality and they have a vast array of choices to choose from.

 

Selfmade Candle:

CONSCIOUS eco friendly sustainable and vegan candle

Candles bring an element of calm and cosiness to a home. Soy candles infused with natural essential oils are made from environmentally friendly and renewable materials. 

We’d recommend the ‘CONSCIOUS’ candle. Designed to assist with removing anxiety which is a great relief for a stressful house move. Not to mention, £5 from every candle is donated to Black Minds Matter, a UK charity focused on providing culturally knowledgeable therapists to black people. The Conscious candle contains Geranium Essential Oils which has properties to help with stress, anxiety, sadness, fatigue, and tension. Help your friend or loved one relax and unwind post move. 

 

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