In the blink of an eye, the holiday season is almost here again! This year, holidays may feel a little different. There might be more zoom calls than large family gatherings, more time spent in our backyards than in the airport queue and more wine in your glass than you would normally admit. Even though celebrations may be a little more intimate this holiday season, that's all the more reason to show loved ones how much you appreciate them.
If you need some inspiration this year, take a look at our curated guide of eleven gift ideas to spoil the special ones in your life. We have worked with some incredible small businesses to bring you this guide, and keeping in line with our TSL values, all of these gifts are environmentally friendly, under $100 and made consciously by local brands.Happy Holidays!
1. Wild Mint Drop (Konjac Sponge) by Joos Cosmetica
What is it: Ditch harsh cleansers and exfoliators, Our Wild Mint Drop cleans your skin gently - all you need to do is add water! Joos Cosmetica is all about simplifying your skincare. No harsh chemicals. Reusable. Biodegradable. 100% natural.
How much: $27.95
Shipping: Free standard shipping on all orders, free express shipping on all orders over $100. Ship Australia wide
2. Hair Wash Bar by Banksia Lane
What is it: Artisan handmade and cold-processed, our hair wash bars are naturally nourishing and cleansing and don’t strip your hair of oils, so there is no need to follow with a conditioner. Banksia Lane artisan handcrafted natural products are individually made fresh for you with love and healing natural ingredients, there are no harmful chemicals, no fillers or synthetic fragrances, artificial colours or preservatives.
How much: $7.50
Shipping: $8.50 standard shipping Australia wide. Free shipping on orders over $80.
3. Wellness Box by Luxury Bath Co
What is it: Wellness gift boxes are made to remind people of self-care. Each gift box contains two bathing products of your choice. Our brand is natural, vegan and cruelty free, free of SLES, paragons, PEGs bathing products. They also come in reusable glass bottle to reduce household plastic waste.
How much: $59.90
Shipping: Shipping $10.50 Australia wide. Free shipping for orders for $70
4. Gift Voucher for Sustainable Activewear by Mama Movement
What is it: A gift voucher for Sustainable Activewear including the best-selling Pocket Leggings. Gift a special mama the happiest activewear in Australia - made sustainably with recycled plastic bottles and featuring fun and colourful Australian designer prints. Mama Movement is a sustainable activewear and matching kidswear label on a mission to start a movement of body positivity with our bright and colourful activewear designed to bring some fun back into activewear.
How much: $50 or $100 gift voucher
Shipping: Gift cards attract no extra delivery charge as they are delivered via email. All other products are free shipping over $100, otherwise $8.95. Ships Australia-wide.
5. Eye Pillow Fragrance Pack by BARE Wellness Workshops
What is it: A beautiful gift pack for a loved one, or yourself! Receive our signature handmade Raw Cotton Lavender Eye Pillow with your choice of perfume or cologne. Each product in our range is created using toxin-free, plant-based ingredients to ensure you are not only honouring your own body, but also that of our Earth body — this beautiful planet we call home.
How much: $27
Shipping: Australia Wide $10 flat rate, or option for free pick up in Mount Eliza, VIC.
6. Reef Express Bath Toys Set by Happy Planet Toys
What is it: Make bath time extra fun with our Reef Express submarine, with our Reef Rescue Crew characters on board. Created by mum-of-three, Miranda, Happy Planet Toys is the first business to create eco-friendly toys in Australia from 100% recycled Australian milk bottles.
How much: $44.95
Shipping: $4.95 flat rate shipping Australia wide, or free shipping over $80 (Aus only). Global shipping also available.
7. Eco-friendly Wrapping Paper by Hello Snowglobe
What is it: Hello Snowglobe is a wrapping paper alternative that is less damaging to the environment. Made from fabric, our gift wraps are a simple, beautiful, and eco-friendly way to wrap objects for gifts or travel. Hello Snowglobe is more than just a square of fabric! Made of 100% Cotton, our gift wraps include a removable ribbon which is attached to the center of the wrap. This allows gifts to be wrapped in the traditional method or by removing the ribbon, it can be wrapped and tied, Japanese style. Lovingly wrapping your gift in fabric is a unique way to add an element of luxury that is also environmentally beneficial.
How much: Small (48cm x 42cm): $19, Medium (50cm x 50cm): $20 or Large (62cm x 53cm): $21
Shipping: Free shipping Australia wide.
8. Pure Soy Candle 250ml Glass Jar by Dear Archie
What is it: Luxuriously affordable candles made from premium quality ingredients that are Australian made & sourced. Dear Archie focus on providing handcrafted items with love and are passionate about being an eco friendly small business.
How much: 250ml Glass Jar $22
Shipping: $12 postage & handling Australia wide. Free shipping over $80.
9. Essential Oil Blends by Daily Details
What is it: Each Blend is created with love and positive vibes, in a small batch using only Certified Organic Essential Oils. Daily Details are on a mission to share the magic of easy going, chi flowing practices to make your Daily Details more calm, fulfilling and empowering.
How much: Bundle of Four Blends is $65.
Shipping: $5 shipping (Australia wide) or free domestic shipping over $65. International shipping to select countries available.
10. Bee Flowers Seed Growing Kit by Greenery Lane
What is it: Greenery Lane makes seed products with a focus on sustainability. They source their easy to grow seeds from local Australian farms.
How much: Bee Flowers Seed Growing Kit $29.00
Shipping: $9.95 flat rate shipping, free shipping over $99 Australia wide (check individual products for suitability to send to WA and Tasmania).
11. The Epicurean Gift Set by The Sustainable Life Co
What is it: The Sustainable Life Co's Epicurean Gift Set is for your foodie friend or a hint for your husband to lift his game in the kitchen. Give them all the tools they need to whip up a feast, from the carry bags to take to the supermarket, to the reusable storage solutions for wrapping up delicious leftovers. This Gift Set includes one Canvas Market Carry Bag, three Mesh Produce Bags, two Large Silicone Reusable Zip Lock Bags and one set of Six Reusable Stretchy Food Lids.
How much: Our gift sets start from $35. The Epicurean Gift Set is $65.
Where: See our full range of gift sets here.
Shipping: Free shipping for all orders over $30, or $5 flat rate for delivery across Australia. International shipping also available.
Have you started your holiday gift shopping yet? Skip the usual bottle of wine or last minute pair of socks this year for a more unique and thoughtful gift. We hope our curated list of beautiful gift ideas provides a little inspiration to delight your loved ones these holidays.
Tell us in the comments below, what is the most thoughtful gift you have received?