Being green or sustainable at Christmas can be really tough. We’re here to help with Reviva’s one-stop guide to gift ideas that won’t cost the earth.
Sustainable Christmas gifts for kids
Charity and reuse shops are a treasure trove of sustainable gift ideas that are also budget-friendly. Gift ideas include, second-hand ride on toys, toddler toys, trucks and machinery, plush toys, remote-control toys and even books and activities. The great thing about second hand is that it costs a fraction of the cost of new. Imagine a full set of book series in great condition (sometimes new), for the price of a single book.
Sustainable Christmas gifts for him
Gift-giving for the men in your life can be really hard. Your local reuse or charity shop is a great place to find unique, environmentally-friendly gifts that won’t cost the earth. Explore hand tools, powertools, records, DVDs, TVs, gaming consoles, BBQs, tool boxes, sporting equipment and fitness equipment. You can feel great knowing your gift is good for the person receiving it, the environment and the community.
Sustainable Christmas gifts for her
That special lady in our lives, she does a lot for us and deserves the time taken to find her the perfect, thoughtful gift. Finding the perfect gift for your mum, partner, sister or friend doesn’t have to cost the earth. Your local reuse shop and charity shop (including Reviva), has a huge range of sustainable gift ideas that are also budget-friendly. Imagine discovering the perfect tea cup for mum’s morning cup, one with her favourite flowers, or a tray to put her jewellery on while she rinses the plates or bakes scones. You could discover a jewellery boxes, decorative plates, a great series on DVD, a transformative story in the perfect book, a stunning decorative plate or a beautiful wine glass for her to enjoy that cheeky wine at the end of the day. The best part? You can feel great knowing your gift is good for the person receiving it, the environment and your local community.
Sustainable Christmas gifts for the DIY (do-it-yourself) enthusiast
What better way to celebrate the DIY (do-it-yourself) enthusiast than with a thoughtful gift of tools (power tools, hand tools and even garden tools), hardware and even paint and tiles. You could help them get started (or finished) on that latest project. Second-hand, charity and reuse shops are home to a great range of projects and gift ideas for the home handyperson, DIY-er or upcycler. You just never know what you might discover.
Sustainable Christmas gifts for the entertainer
What better way to surprise and delight the entertainer or cook in your life than with a beautiful, budget and environmentally-friendly gift from your local reuse or charity shop. Explore beautiful serving ware, punchbowls, elegant cups, stunning plates, handy and quirky baking trays and cookie cutters, quality electrical goods and a great range of cookbooks.
Buying a second-hand gift shows a level of kindness and thoughtfulness for the person receiving the gift and our local environment and community. It’s a win-win-win.
Sustainable Christmas gifts for the bookworm
We all have at least one in our lives, the bookworm. The person that loves to read, to explore new places in their mind. The one with the urge to explore, to understand and to transform. This Christmas, finding the perfect gift for the book lover in your life doesn’t have to cost the earth. Pop into your local, reuse or charity shop to explore quality, near new (or brand new) books from every genre imaginable. Whether you’re searching for a series, a best-seller or something a bit quirky or unique, your local second hand shop is the perfect place to discover.