Thankfully, more and more people are embracing being green and sustainable - gifting is no exception. We've always believed in gifting with meaning, and what better way to spread the green message and influence others than with some super chic and sustainable gifts?
Here are 7 of our favorite finds to get you started, from beautiful eco-friendly party supplies to stylish copper water bottles, get them a gift they'll love and Mother Nature will thank you for.
1. Reusable Geometric Metal Tea Strainer
Sir Madam Metal Tea Strainer via Food52
We love our tea here at BYDEAU and I'm sure we're not the only ones. No matter how busy the work day gets, we always have time for a cuppa and our go to is The Tea Nomad's travel-inspired loose leaf tea. A nice teacup can enhance their tea, but the tea strainer is often overlooked. They'll definitely want to ditch the tea bags in exchange for some loose leaf tea with this modernist brass strainer.
2. Reusable Keep Cups
Kara Leigh Ceramics via The Slow Mode
How many of us buy coffee every day? Imagine all the waste that goes into the disposable cups that the coffee comes in. These super cute and beautifully made stoneware cups by Kara Leigh will help them say goodbye to those disposable plastic cups, you'll even want to buy one for yourself!
3. Beeswax Wraps
Beeswax food wraps are a sustainable and reusable alternative to single-use plastic and every household needs them. We cover or wrap our food on a daily basis and need to stop reaching for the Glad wrap. Gift them these handy and cute beeswax wraps that are antibacterial, plastic-free and compostable.
4. The Hermosa Pink Salt + Oyster Dish
Everything in our BYDEAU gift box is recyclable or reusable, from the wooden keepsake box to the signature black and white bow! This pink salt and oyster dish gift set is perfect for someone with a new home or if you're attending a dinner party. Mekhala's Himalayan pink salt has culinary and spa applications and can be served on the beautifully handcrafted oyster dish by Yarnnakarn.
5. Copper Bottle
Coco Glo Copper Bottle via Eartheries
This bottle isn’t just incredibly stylish, but it also has Super Hero healing powers! Who could say no to that? Copper is an ancient beauty essential that promises to help us glow naturally. All they have to do is store water in this reusable bottle overnight and it will bring them therapeutic benefits like enhancing absorption of iron and maintaining a good pH balance.
6. Candles in Brass Jars
Tatine Manufactory des Fleurs Trio of Candles
We can think of so many reasons why scented candles make a great gift, they're calming, relaxing and smell great to name a few. Most people wouldn't regularly splurge on a fancy candle for themselves, so with the cool autumn weather fast approaching you can bet they will enjoy being curled up at home with a luxurious candle. Tatine's trio of brass candle cups are infused with orange blossom essentials extracted from natural plant substances. Once they're done as a candle, they can be cleaned out and use to store little trinkets.
7. Cookies in Kraft Bags
Spatula & Whisk Cookies
Who doesn't love cookies?! Singaporean cookie brand Spatula & Whisk bakes bite-sized cookies in delicious flavors! These tantalizing treats are also offered in eco-friendly kraft packs so go ahead and gift someone some sustainable, edible goodness. Fret not if you forgot and need a last-minute present, we'll be able to help you out and get the cookies delivered on the same day! If you're lucky they might even share it, and once you have one, you wouldn't be able to stop...don't worry we won't tell...
Gifting often has a bad rep as being the opposite of leading a zero-waste lifestyle, but with the abundance of sustainable products available these days we're spoilt for choice and don't have any excuses! Hope our round-up of the best gifts you can find in Hong Kong helps make sustainable gifting easier for you and makes everyone happy knowing we all did good. Because if we can save the planet while gifting, why not! Comment down below if you have any other eco-friendly gifting ideas.