Looking for Useful and Sustainable Christmas Gifts?

I always am looking for useful gifts which keep on giving. This shortlist is meant to inspire you for the upcoming Christmas Season:

  1. How annoying is it to replace laundry pegs? I have used the wooden ones, thinking they’ll last for years. And yes, the wood does, but the springs are jumping out. And the plastic laundry pegs seem to self-destruct after a while…..


Stainless Steel Clothespins Laundry Clips-40 Pack Bulk Clothes Pins with Heavy Duty, Metal Durable Clothes Pegs Multi-Purpose for Outdoor Clothesline Home Kitchen Travel Office Decor (Silver)10 Great and Sustainable Christmas Gifts 

💚 $16.37

💚Heavy Duty 😎304 😎 Stainless Steel. We only choose highest quality material — 304 stainless steel for our Clothes pins, Measuring 2.36″ (☝6 cm), the rust-proof ability is much better than ordinary 201 stainless steel clothespins.

💚STORAGE BAG included]: Our clothespins set includes a well-made cotton storage bag, easily contain and locate clothespins when you need them.

💚Strong and Durable]: Our Clothespin hold clothes on a line in the heavy wind! Easy to grip – a vast improvement over plastic or old fashioned wooden clothespins! not easy to corrosion, not easy to break, It’s great to have clothesline clips that won’t deteriorate as the wooden clothes clips do.

💚Multi-Purpose]:Our clothespins can be used for outdoor clothesline, laundry, snack bag sealing, room decoration, picture hanger, home and kitchen, food clip, paper files clips, and easy to take when you travel.

💚Lifetime Guarantee]: Every Vide Picks clothespin is perfect for hanging & drying clothing, blankets, linens & holds 10 lbs, it’s also backed by a true lifetime 💯 guarantee for quality assurance.


2. Millions of straws are being used just once and end up in a landfill – if all goes “well”… But NOW –  there is quite a variety of straws which are reusable, have a look:

ALINK Glass Smoothie Straws, 10 Inches x 10 mm Long Reusable Clear Drinking Straws for Smoothie, Milkshakes, Pack of 8 with 2 Cleaning Brush10 Great and Sustainable Christmas Gifts 

💚 $11.99 

💚 Includes 8 pcs 10” long, 10 mm wide clear glass straws, 4 bent straws and 4 straight straws, 2 pcs 10.5″ cleaning brush can clean the whole straw thoroughly

💚 Durable and reusable, 2 mm thickness, no worries of breaking, perfect for drinking ice tea, coffee, smoothies, frozen drinks, thick shakes, hot/cold beverage

💚 Made of food-grade high borosilicate glass, FDA approved, BPA free, lead-free and no metal after taste, Eco-friendly, protect the earth and reduce plastic

💚 Elegant design, smooth straw mouth, feel comfortable when drinking. 2/5 inch out diameter can easily fit through tall mason jar, Tervis and some tumblers

💚 Dishwasher safe. Lifetime Warranty, not completely satisfied, get a prompt refund or replacement. Great gift choice for your families and your friends


Zenify Reusable Metal Straws with Case + Bag + Cleaners – Stainless Steel Kids Smoothie Eco-Friendly Drinking 8 Straight & Bent Angled Straw Gift Set – Plastic Paper Glass Silicone Bamboo Alternative10 Great and Sustainable Christmas Gifts 

💚 $14.95

💚 SAY NO TO PLASTIC – Join the Zenify Earth zero waste movement to reduce single-use plastic drinking straws around the world. Switch to metal straws for the best reusable alternative to harmful disposable plastic. Stainless steel straws last longer than bamboo straws, don’t go soggy like paper straws, isn’t as fragile as glass straws, is odourless unlike silicone straws and are ultimately recyclable. Reduce reuse recycle with the most popular alternative to single-use straws.

💚 REUSABLE STRAWS WITH CASE – Your metal straw set includes a sleek wooden carry case, perfect for travel in a handbag without worrying about a sticky straw. Whilst most straight straws naively boast 21cm oversized in length and 6mm thin width, our research from our zero waste community finds that something more practical to carry, store and use in a standard-sized glass. This makes our 18cm straight straws with 8mm diameter a much more versatile size for everyday life in a bag.

💚 EASY TO CLEAN — Each pack comes with an extra-wide straw cleaner, to make cleaning your straws easy. It also fits neatly inside the wooden travel case provided, so you can always give the straw a quick clean even when you’re on the move. We want to help you do your part to prevent waste and preserve mother nature.

💚 ETHICAL GIFT – Introduce an Australian friend to an environmentally friendly sustainability lifestyle. Our community of women, men and others in Australia have found our sets the perfect ethical gifts for a birthday. Be confident they’ll find a new passion for drinks like smoothies, milkshakes, juices, mixed drinks, cocktails. Help others create the habits of a sustainable lifestyle.

💚 SET CONTAINS — 4x 18cm metal drinking straws with 8mm diameter in (rose gold, gold, black and silver), 4x 21.5cm metal angled drinking straws with 6mm diameter in (rose gold, gold, black and silver), 1x wooden carry case, 2x straw cleaner brush and 1x drawstring bag all in a biodegradable recyclable box. The case perfectly fits 1x straight straw and the straw cleaner, so you can carry one with you in your pocket, purse, handbag, gym bag, backpack or briefcase everywhere you go for easy travel.


3. Beeswax Wraps are a real competition for the old ‘glad’ wrap:

 Geobless Beeswax Wraps – Set of 4 | Reusable Food Wrap, Eco-Friendly, Sustainable | Organic, Vegan, 0 Waste | Waxed Sandwich, Cheese Wrappers – Large, Medium, Small10 Great and Sustainable Christmas Gifts 

💚 $27.74

💚 Reusable Bee Food Wrap Wax Paper – Better than wax wraps that peel off, smell, or are too sticky, Geobless beeswax wrapping sheets help protect your fresh produce, fruits, cheeses, and snacks, so you can say goodbye to plastic sandwich bags.

💚 Sustainable Wrapping Choice – Crafted with bee’s wax, Jojoba oil, natural tree resin, and 100% organic cotton, our beeswax wraps are safer and easy to clean and reuse over and over.

💚 Multiple Sizes and Easy to Clean – Geobless wraps become more pliable with heat from your hands to wrap food easily. They also come in small, medium, and large sizes and can be washed by hand using cold water and dish soap. Lay flat to dry.

💚 Includes Buttons and String – We’ve made it easier to keep your food wrapped up and stored safely in the fridge or a lunch box by adding 2 buttons and 2 rolls of string for the larger wraps for improved convenience.

💚 100% Moneyback Guarantee -You are taking a step forward to reduce your plastic footprint and we’ve got you covered. GEOBLESS is confident to serve your expectations and to complete satisfaction.


4. Finally, plastic bags at checkouts are banned in most of Australia and reusable bags are in:)

Moontime Diary Deluxe Tote Enviro-Friendly

Moontime Diary Deluxe Calico Bag Environmentally-Friendly

💚 $18.95

💚 Forget throw away plastic shopping bags and use your own strong, reusable and decorative shopping bag for many years to come.

💚 Made from durable calico with an awesome full-colour print, rarely do you see such a well made and attractive shopping bag.

💚 Dimensions: 35 cm x 33 cm x 6 cm; Handles 55 cm



5. Journals for writing, drawing and travelling, something men like too:

Vintage Leather Bound Spiral Journal Notebook, Embossed Diary Notebook with Retro Butterfly Pendant for Daily Use & Travel, 100 Sheets (Rufous)10 Great Christmas Gifts 

💚  $19.88

💚 Blank Paper: No lined feature, you can draw mind maps, sketch ideas or write notes freely on the page.
💚 Eye-protected: the colour of the page is not dazzling. Total blank beige paper, prevent your eyes from being fatigued.
💚 The cover is made of high-quality PU leather, premium PU leather helps to keep your memory for a long time to read in future. The paper is made of natural wood. Soft in hands, durable for travelling, outdoor adventure, and daily use
💚 Thick and solid paper make it never bleed through the page, can be used as a travel journal, sketchbook, drawing pad, travellers notebook, diary planner, coupon organizer, photo album, composition notebooks, etc
💚 Refillable Notebook: replaces refills any time easily. Cover size:14.5*10.5cm/5.7*4.1inch; Paper size 9.5*17cm/3.7*6.7inch; 100 sheets/201pages


Kalen Krafts “The Epic Journal” premium notebook. 100% Genuine Leather, 21cmx15cm,120GSM-150 sheets/300 pages, pen-inlet.10 Great Christmas Gifts 

💚 $59.99

💚 THE PERFECT GIFT: Premium and luxurious. Comes in a nice black gift box with a carry-on pouch, it is a thoughtful gift to give to loved ones to write their life’s greatest moments.

💚 100% GENUINE CRAZY HORSE LEATHER & HAND-CRAFTED: Made from Cow-hide, each piece hand-crafted and unique, The Epic Journal has a rustic, vintage feel that ages beautifully.

💚 LARGE WRITING SPACE: 21cm x 15.5cm gives you more room for expounding your thoughts and narrating your life-stories.

💚 PREMIUM ECO-FRIENDLY PAPER: With 120 GSM paper means no bleeding through or feathering while writing. A superb writing experience.

💚 MORE PAGES FOR YOUR STORIES: 300 pages/150 sheets means more memories to keep and reminisce


Tree Journal, Writing Journal, Personal Diary, A5 Lined Journal, Writers Notebook, Personal Journal, Faux Leather Journal, Refillable, Gift for Writers and Travelers, Men or Women, Fountain Pen Safe10 Great Christmas Gifts 

💚 $49.14

💚 HIGH QUALITY — Classic embossed craftsmanship is designed to delight. The sewn binding lays flat without help. Ribbon bookmark keeps your place. Soft cover notebook made of faux leather personal journal is soft in your hand. Premium numbered pages are not dull, grainy, or yellow. Paper does not bleed and the cover has a real leather feel. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.

💚 REFILLABLE — Use the same stylish writing journal cover for years by inserting a new sewn binding refill. Buy superior no bleed through SohoSpark refills.

💚 BOOK SIZE — Convenient size is portable but not a miniature. Easy to carry journal notebook contains an A5 refill with 120 sheets (240 pages). Overall journal size is 6 x 8.75 x 7/8 inches. Refill size is 143mm x 210mm.

💚 CRUELTY-FREE — This beautifully crafted boutique journal is made of 100% animal free synthetic leather. Give a vegan-friendly gift to your vegetarian and environmentally conscious friends.

💚 PERFECT GIFT — Men and women love to give and receive this elegantly crafted personal writer’s notebook with unique designer cover for any special occasion including graduation, birthday, travel, wedding, recognition, deployment, reunion, Christmas, Hanukkah, bar mitzvah.


The Natural Home by Wendyl Nissen

The Natural Home by Wendyl Nissen

💚 $27.35

A practical guide for sustainable everyday living packed full of recipes and tips from the original Green Goddess.

Wendyl Nissen shares her approach to living a balanced and sustainable life based on an old-fashioned model of growing and cooking your own food, avoiding artificial products and doing your best to avoid letting unnecessary chemical cocktails into your life.


A Future with Natural Wood by Erwin Thoma

💚 $23.95
In this, the first of his books translated into English, you will find interesting and amusing stories that reveal Erwin’s wealth of knowledge regarding trees, forests and wood. Perhaps, for some readers, this book will contain more information than they imagined possible for such subjects. For others, this will be a welcome introduction to wood-related subjects and an inspiration for a future using natural timber. ”Written in a colloquial style, it offers an insight into his humble genius.
10 Great Sustainable Christmas Gifts