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6 eco-friendly Christmas gifts for your eco-friendly loved ones

Whilst Christmas is the most festive season to celebrate in full swing, we do go overboard and forget to consider our environment sometimes.

As Bangkok becomes more environmentally aware, it becomes ever important to pay attention to sustainable gifting, especially during this season. Yet whether you’re an eco-warrior yourself or the person you are gifting is big on sustainability and ethical living, finding an eco-friendly gift can be quite a challenge. Since we are celebrating the traditional colour of green this holiday season, why not go green by being a little friendly to our mother earth? We have a feeling Santa loves a green Christmas, too. Here’s how to deck the halls with boughs of everything eco-friendly and give the gift of green this season.

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Bio-Based Shoes 

Any sneakerheads out there? Flaunt a pair of sneakers made from plant-based materials that are not only comfy but sustainable. Make a statement with Reebok’s NPC UK Cotton and Corn Shoes (approx. THB 2,724) from the Cotton+ Corn collection, which is made of 100% cotton upper and corn-based sole. Fashionable and friendly.

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Soy Wax Candles 

Planning to buy Christmas candles? Why not opt for soy wax candles that are biodegradable and completely harmless? Noir et Blanc’s handmade soy candles (THB 490) can give your home a festive feel with their beautiful and relaxing scents. Whether it’s the cozy Oriental Tea or Peachy Mango, add a little fruitiness to your warm winter. 

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Travel Mug

If your gift-receiver is a coffee addict, do them a favour and get them a travel mug (THB 349) that they can use instead of a takeaway coffee cup. We love Harrods’s London-inspired printed thermal mug that features a secure free top lid and is entirely plastic-free. A festive Peppermint Mocha might just taste better in this travel mug. 

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Solar Powerbank 

For the tech geeks out there, this could be a real game-changer. Go Sun’s SolarEnergy Mini (approx. THB 4,202) is your portable power bank that is functioned by simply placing it under the sun. Charge your phone or any other electronic device by using Mother Nature’s sunshine, with 1.5 times of the stored energy in the 20wh lithium polymer battery. It’s compact and very, very easy to use. A lit gift indeed. 

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Madmatter’s Mongkol Bag

Whether sprinting to your class or traveling on vacation, you can never really go wrong with Madmatter’s Mongkol Bag (THB 890). The colourful soft leather bag is handmade and will hold up for a long time. Given that Thailand is going plastic-free next year, this one is going to be a godsend. 

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Apple-shaped Table Lamp

If candles don’t match your vibe, then definitely get this beautiful apple-shaped table lamp (approx. THB 3,324). The Palm Flexi Lamp is gorgeously woven and fixed with black metal and brass. A creative touch to your living room to up your interiors game at Christmas.
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Alisha Pawa
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Alisha is a passionate dancer and is always creating her own choreographies. She is a fan of rom-com novels, a coffee-drinker who loves tea, and is always on-the-go for her midnight chocolate cravings. She hopes to tick-off her never-ending bucket list one day by hosting her own travel show.