Christmas is nearly upon us, and to help you out with some gift ideas, we’ve curated our list of ethical and sustainable products that will help to make your christmas a little bit less of a chaotic nightmare this year!
Christmas time can have a heavy impact on our environment, so we’ve found gifts that we think will last - nothing that will be thrown out six months later, or mass produced.
These gifts are upcycled from old goods, made from recycled materials and sustainable sources, and each one has less of an impact on our planet than your typical gifts.
We hope you have a happy and healthy Christmas! Much love, Bare Blends.
Mr Simple boats a stylish range of clothing made from organic cotton, sustainable hemp and linen. This simple, high-quality range of clothing will suit you or any of the males in your life.
Auguste The Label
Auguste The Label is a boutique Australian brand created in Byron Bay. Summery yet elegant pieces are made with vintage inspired florals for effortlessly beautiful style! Auguste also work with the Australian Marine Society in their efforts to protect our Great Barrier Reef, so your purchase could go a long way.
Marvell St Coffee
Also local to Byron Bay is Marvell St Coffee Roasters. They have a colourful range of delicious coffees and espresso blends from farms across the world. We use this coffee in the Bare Blends smoothie bar to make our mushroom butter coffee, and we think it is divine.
The Bare Bottle
The Bare Bottle is the perfect companion for an active lifestyle. Lightweight, and easily portable, the Bare Bottle can be taken anywhere. It's a simple and effective way to refuse single-use plastic bottles, and it's double walled to keep your water ice-cold for up to 24 hours - no more boiling water at the beach!
You can also buy one and get one for free until the 22nd December, so you can buy this as a Christmas gift for a loved one and receive a free one for yourself! Click here to find out how.
Earth Bottles Reusable Coffee Cups
Earth Bottles have created these eco friendly, reusable coffee cups, so you’ll never have to use a paper coffee cup ever again. Made with stainless steel to keep your drinks hot, these stylish cups are the perfect present for the coffee lovers in your life!
Coconut Yoga Mat
Perfect for the yoga lover or gym junkie, these eco-friendly and biodegradable yoga mats from Live Whole Yoga are made from coconut fibre and natural tree rubber. Stylish and durable, this mat is much better for both people and the environment than typical rubber fitness mats.
Ever Eco Straws
These stylish rose gold reusable straws are another accessory that will help to reduce single-use plastic consumption. They come in an organic cotton bag with a little cleaner, so you can carry it wherever you go!
Velvety is an online shop full of sustainable and ethical fashion and accessories. There, you can find beautiful bags and wallets made from leaves, cork, and other upcycled materials. There’s even earrings made from recycled coffee pods. A perfect gift for the environmentally conscious among us.
Sometimes simple changes can have a big impact on our lives. Switching from a digital calendar to a bulletjournal could do wonders for your mental health. Mindfulness meets productivity in these stylish notebooks that were designed to spark creativity. The perfect gift for the busy people in your life, or those who love being creative.
Stay at The Bower
If you want to spend a little more money on that special someone, consider giving them a couple of nights stay at The Bower - luxury boutique accommodation in (you guessed it) Byron Bay. This gift could be a perfect romantic getaway for you and your partner. And you can drop in to the Bare Blends smoothie bar while you’re there.
Class Pass membership
Giving someone a Class Pass membership entitles them to hundreds of fitness classes in their city. Members can take fitness classes in everything from yoga to boxing, at boutique gyms and fitness centres. It’s the perfect for a gym junkie, or those wanting to start new healthy habits.
Everybody loves chocolate at Christmas time - joy and chocolate and one in the same. But why give your friends and family (or yourself) processed chocolate with no nutritional value, when you can give them raw chocolate that is smooth and delicious, but also packed full of the goodness and antioxidants of raw cacao. Chow Cacao is great for your health and your brain, and won’t add any extra calories.
Bare Blends Gift Card
Give your loved ones the nutrition that they need to reach their fitness goals, and boost their overall vitality! Nutrition is the gift that lasts, and your gift card receiver can choose from any of our products for energy-boosting, mood-enhancing, skin-glowing health.