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Plastic-Free Christmas Present Ideas

Krista & Mel
Krista & Mel

Scence Co-Founders

How about a plastic-free Christmas this year? Lots of us feel that Christmas has become a time of excess, with plastic featuring very heavily in households over this festive time. So how about trying to make this Christmas as plastic-free as possible?

Why should I choose a plastic-free present?

It is said we throw away more than 100 million bin bags full of plastic packaging alone from gifts and toys at Christmas, that’s not taking into consideration the amount of plastic gifted in presents. In addition, millions will receive unwanted gifts that end up in landfill. 

Single-use plastic makes up half of all the plastic produced in the world. It is used briefly, but sticks around for hundreds of years, having devastating effects on the environment and the people and animals living in it. 

We think the greatest gift you can give this Christmas is something sustainable and mindful that helps to protect our planet. Plus there are so many wonderful plastic-free gift options out there!

Plastic-Free Present Ideas for Kids 

Wooden toys are the most sustainable option when choosing a gift for your child this Christmas. Toy animals, toy plays sets and wooden jigsaws are lovely sustainable gifts – Envirotoy has an amazing selection of wooden gifts to choose from.

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Organic clothing can be a great plastic-free gift option, Frugi are a planet-friendly kids clothing brand and they have some lovely winter outfits to get your little one – they’ll love wearing their funky, colourful designs.

Here at Scence a lot of our products are suitable to use on children, our Pure Plastic-Free Body Moisturiser with no essential oils is a lovely gift for little ones this time of year. With organic coconut oil,  jojoba oil and mango butter it’s super hydrating and perfect as an after bath moisturiser.

Plastic-Free Presents for Teenages 

Every teenager loves a diary or planner, this can be an awesome plastic-free gift option – Ponderlily is committed to creating stationery products that are good for people and the planet. Their stationary is printed on recycled paper with vegetable-based ink and their packaging is also recycled and biodegradable too.

Clothes are always gratefully received by your teenager and can also be  plastic-free! Onechoiceapparel has loads of lovely organic hoodies and clothing made from recycled materials that we think your teenagers will love. They were founded on the belief that our choices have an impact – their stylish sustainably sourced collection is inspired by peace, love and nature.

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When it comes to skincare gifts for teenages, it is sometimes hard to steer clear of plastic – our Scence Natural Lip Balms are a cute plastic-free gift for teenagers this Christmas. All our lip balms are also vegan, cruelty free and handmade in the UK.

Plastic-Free Gifts for Her 

If she’s into her plants, a plastic-free pot can be a lovely idea for Christmas – Ecopots provide an innovative solution that makes flower pots and planters that are friendly to both you and the planet.

If you’re looking for a gift to keep someone warm this Christmas, these knitted weighted blankets from Bearaby are a great option. They weave sustainability into every step of the supply chain, from loom to lap.

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Of course, we believe that plastic-free skincare gifts are always a good idea 😀 our Scence Perfect Rose Face Balm is a super hydrating, nourishing and calming facial moisturiser packed full of rich mango seed butter and soothing rosehip oil. It leaves the face and neck feeling soothed and cared for without leaving a greasy residue.

Plastic-Free Gifts for Men

A razor is a popular gift for a man at Christmas – ditch those plastic ones and get a plastic-free gift set from Shorelineshaving – the core value of this company is to stop the unnecessary use of plastic.

Everyone needs to get a pair of socks for Christmas; stand4socks use ethically-sourced materials in a responsible supply chain and come in 100% compostable packaging. They also have so many funky designs!

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If your guy works outside, their hands take a lot from being out in the elements. Our Fresh Cedar Hand Balm with rich mango butter, frankincense and organic cedarwood oils is an amazing plastic-free gift for hardworking hands.

We hope our plastic-free gift ideas have inspired your Christmas shopping – there’s so many zero waste gift options out there so we can all move towards a more sustainable future.

Visit our full range of plastic-free skincare to find more gift ideas.

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