2021 Gift Guide - Sunstainable Gifts
It’s that time of year again, and this holiday season we’ve decided to round up our best choices for thoughtful gifts that also have a focus on sustainability. We’ve selected a range of products from our favourite responsible brands - passionate about looking after the planet and people, so you can be confident that your purchases are making a difference.
The iconic P-6 Logo Responsibili-tee is a great choice to kick off this guide: the classic crewneck style is a timeless, closet staple they’ll get endless use out of year after year. Each tee is made from a 100% recycled cotton/polyester mix, saving 63 gallons of water compared to the production of a conventional cotton t-shirt. These are available in a wide variety of colours, and in either short or long sleeved, to suit all different tastes.
For those looking to start making sustainable swaps in their everyday life, a reusable water bottle, like this Klean Kanteen Insulated Classic, is a great place to help them start. With the loop cap making this bottle easy to carry or attach to a backpack, you can ditch those disposable plastic bottles and always have your Klean Kanteen to hand.
Fjällräven’s latest addition to the Kånken family, the Tree-Kånken. Developed from their classic Kånken design, this model has a new focus on sustainable materials: it’s made from Pine Weave, a unique fabric produced with more sustainable methods that uses certified Swedish trees grown close to Fjällräven’s hometown of Örnsköldsvik. Perfectly practical for roaming around the city or on a casual hike.
For that person in your life always on the go, treat them to a functional, yet fun, hip pack to store all of their essentials. The Bataan Hip Packs are part of Cotopaxi’s Del Dia collection, which focuses on repurposing leftover fabric for their creation, saving it from landfill. Each factory worker is able to make their own choice of fabrics and components, resulting in one-of-a-kind colourways for a thoughtful and unique gift.
The Downdrift Jacket leads the way in ethically sourced and cruelty-free warmth. It’s outer shell is constructed from NetPlus, a 100% postconsumer recycled fabric made from recycled fishing nets to help reduce ocean plastic waste. Inside it has 600-fill-power recycled down, making this a jacket that is not only stylish, but also the market leader in cruelty free down. A very special gift, the Downdrift is sure to keep them warm and dry throughout those cold winter months.
Need an insulated bottle more suited to the coffee lover in your life? The TKWide with Cafe Cap is an excellent option to help replace those single-use cups. The 12oz size makes it perfect for a takeaway coffee, whether that’s made at home or from their favourite coffee shop and it's stainless steel construction means it will last for years to come.
Another perfect gift from Cotopaxi’s Del Dia collection, the Dopp Kit, is perfect for storing toiletries, or any everyday essentials you need to carry. Now that we're able to travel once again, this would make a useful gift for any of the travellers in your life. As always with the Del Dia range, each product is constructed from repurposed materials, ensuring that each kit is entirely unique in its colourway and diverting material from landfill.
If the classic Kånken design is more your style, Fjällräven also offers an environmentally conscious alternative, the Re-Kånken. The fabric used to construct this backpack is made from 95% recycled plastic bottles, and is also dyed using SpinDye technology. This is a process that significantly reduces the amount of energy, water and chemical used during production. This is a beautiful, special edition gift that we’re sure anyone would be thrilled to receive.
For a stocking filler perhaps - you can’t go wrong with this Stainless Steel Straw Set from Klean Kanteen. Whether they love drinking smoothies, pressed juices, or iced coffees, these straws make sipping safe, easy and much more environmentally friendly. Each straw is made from high-quality 18/8 stainless steel with a safe, food grade, removable silicone tip so that you can drink comfortably.
Replacing disposable, single-use utensils is a great first step in leading a more sustainable lifestyle, so the AlphaLight Cutlery Set would be a thoughtful choice for anyone looking to be more environmentally friendly this year. The utensils use a durable hard-anodised aircraft grade aluminium combined with a sleek-yet-strong shape, making them lightweight, yet durable.