Fair gifts: 6 ideas for fair and sustainable Christmas gifts for 2023

Fairschenken: 6 Ideen für faire und nachhaltige Weihnachtsgeschenke für 2023
Giving presents is one of those things... If we're being honest, far too many Christmas presents gather dust in the closet or basement. Because we simply don't need them. Sustainable is different! That's why we have 6 sustainable and fair Christmas gift ideas. Minimalists, nature lovers and “I already have everything” advocates are guaranteed to be happy about this.

BeeGood bee sponsorship

A sweet, tasty gift that not only tastes good at breakfast but also saves bees at the same time? And that for a mere €35? Nothing easier than that. At BeeGood you can get a one-year bee sponsorship. This supports Mellifera eV, which works to protect bees. The recipients receive a pretty gift box containing a pretty certificate, further information and two glasses of fair, delicious Demeter honey. By the way, you can even customize the label of the honey jar.
We think: A bee sponsorship is exactly the right gift for nature lovers and a great contribution against bee deaths. Available online at Mellifera .

Happy bees, sustainable Christmas gifts Honey from happy bees - with a bee sponsorship at BeeGood ©BeeGood

Guaranteed sustainable Christmas gifts at Theyo

Giving chocolate is always possible, isn't it? Sure, but please be sustainable and socially responsible! Unfortunately, there is still a lot of injustice and exploitation of people and the environment in the chocolate industry. On the other hand, more and more manufacturers, especially small ones, are committed to fairness and transparency. We think that's great! In our Theyo online shop you will find a curated selection of the finest chocolates from all over the world... and of course our own Cool Beans . Our partners guarantee responsible treatment of the environment, fair working conditions and a transparent production chain. Let's make the chocolate industry a better place!
... oh, we almost forgot: Of course, our chocolate is not only fair and sustainable, but also super delicious! 😉 Browse through our high-quality bean-to-bar chocolate products here .

Fair chocolate products as sustainable Christmas gifts: Theyo Cool Beans Fair chocolate products = super sustainable Christmas gifts: Theyo Cool Beans

Washable cosmetic pads: for less waste in the bathroom!

In most bathrooms, a lot of garbage is created - and every day anew. A simple change and a first step towards low waste: washable cosmetic pads instead of cotton pads. Small cloth pads are a wonderful, sustainable alternative, especially for removing make-up. Used pads should be washed at 60°C to stay hygienic and clean.
You can get washable cosmetic pads at Bambusliebe , for example . Our tip: just sew it yourself! A few nice soft scraps of fabric, sewing machine or needle and thread and off you go. The pads are quickly sewn and a great way to recycle your old favorite jumper or a worn-out towel. Packed in a small fabric bag or an old jam jar, the cosmetic pads make a nice, sustainable gift. Friends who want to declare war on the mountain of rubbish in the bathroom are particularly happy about this.

From old to new! Cosmetic pads as an idea for sustainable Christmas gifts From old to new! For example, sustainable cosmetic pads made from old fabric remnants ©BerninaBlog

Maisoap: natural soaps from Berlin

A really fragrant gift is soap from Maisoap, a family-run soap manufacturer from Berlin Friedrichshain. In the cold-stirring process, natural ingredients are processed into very special creations. Classics such as lavender or olive are on offer, but also unusual varieties such as Peppermint Queen and Avocado Mint. The pretty bars of soap are really sustainable: produced locally, packed in cardboard and guaranteed without microplastics. We find: clean thing!
You can get the Maisoap soap online, at weekly markets and in selected shops, which can be found on their website.

Berlin soap as sustainable Christmas gifts Maisoap Hand Stirred Soap: Cooling Peppermint and Nourishing Red Clay ©Maisoap

Teikei Coffee: Community supported coffee

There is a big vision behind Teikei Coffee! The Teikei team wants to make high-quality coffee enjoyment from community-based agriculture big. The focus here should be on people and the environment. Small farmers from Mexico plant Arabica coffee, which is then transported to Germany by sailing ship in a climate-friendly manner. This means: sustainability along the entire supply chain. Once in Hamburg, the coffee is roasted in a roastery south of Hamburg and shipped.
And then? Then you can become part of the vision! If you give away a coffee subscription, you give away a little bit of a better coffee world. Here you can simply estimate the annual coffee consumption of the person to be gifted. You also have to think about the intervals at which the coffee should be delivered. And then it starts. The advance payment goes to the farmers, to the seafarers and other actors, who thus have planning security for their work. The gift recipients – on the other hand – regularly receive high-quality, fair and delicious coffee delivered directly to their home by Teikei.
Community supported coffee that is not only fair but also delicious? You can get it directly in the Teikei online shop.

Teikei cooperative coffee as an idea for sustainable Christmas gifts Teikei cooperative coffee – shipped socially & environmentally friendly #welike ©Teikei

Insect hotel: Give a habitat for endangered insects

Insects are vital to our ecosystems - and in grave danger. An insect hotel gives endangered animals like wild bees a home and makes a great gift for nature lovers. A small garden or balcony is sufficient as a location. The recipient will soon be able to experience the buzzing and buzzing of the insects up close!
Insect hotels are made from natural materials such as mud, clay and wood. Bamboo or reeds serve as nesting aids, for example. Whether adobe converted into a hotel, small wooden houses or real luxury hotels with great attention to detail. There is sure to be something for every taste and every budget.
You can buy insect hotels, for example, in hardware stores and at NABU - or simply build them yourself!

Sustainable Christmas gifts are, for example, insect hotels Sustainable Christmas gifts? A shelter for wild bees and other insects is always possible ©NABU

Well thought-out gifts that do good and certainly don't gather dust in the closet - what more could you ask for? If you have more ideas for sustainable Christmas gifts, bring them on. 😊 The next birthday will definitely come... and alternatives to "I wish for nothing" are always very welcome for your own wish list. Have fun with fair gifts and gifts!

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