Sustainable living is a daily affair—and certainly not exclusive to the festive season. But this Christmas, for your eco-minded, low-impact loved ones, treat them to a thoughtfully chosen gift that fits seamlessly into their mindful lifestyles. Look to support small, independent businesses this gifting season, such as the likes of Jakarta-based slow fashion label, Jeamie, or local ethical jeweller, Pyar. Practical, functional gifts make for perfect additions to any aspiring environmentalist’s zero-waste journey, too—eco-friendly lifestyle accessories now run the gamut from all-natural yoga mats to compostable phone cases.
To avoid gifting items they might already own, consider asking them for a wishlist—it’s a surefire, mindful way to express your love language. And when in doubt, consider donating to a non-profit organisation of your loved one’s choice. Alternatively, gift an experience: be it a floral arrangement class by Singapore-based sustainable florist This Humid House or a clothes-swapping membership at The Fashion Pulpit—after all, there’s nothing more lasting than a meaningful shared memory.