Christmas is big business. Roy Morgan predicts that Australian consumers are set to spend more than $11 billion on Christmas gifts this year. 70% of people are planning to spend more on festive season gifts than they did last year.
At the same time, research continues to show that consumers are embracing sustainable brands in a big way. According to one global study, Australians are more concerned about climate change and dealing with the amount of waste we generate than the people of any other country.
Not only are consumers keen to make more eco-friendly purchases, but they’re also willing to pay more to do so. With this trend towards sustainable purchasing, it’s wise to include eco-gifting options in your Christmas range.
You’re in the right place for a taste of what’s trending in the world of eco Christmas gifts. Below you’ll find the brands that are topping consumer Christmas wish lists. Plus, to make it even easier, you can shop from our curated Christmas gift guide in the Unique Health Products online store.
BEAUTY AND SKINCARE
We’re in the midst of a natural beauty “eco-lution”. Eco-luxe is definitely in when it comes to what consumers are choosing to use on their skin. They are preferencing clean, natural and organic beauty and skincare products over other alternatives.
This year ACURE has added a range of exciting, consumer-led products to the range. From Vitamin C Brightening products to a 100% Plant Squalane and the plant-based retinol alternative Bakuchiol Serum, these new products are on-trend and in-demand.
Regenerative brand Ethique also has a gifting collection. Each Gift Bundle contains two top-selling Ethique Solid Bars. The Minis are heart-shaped Solid Bars which also make excellent stocking stuffers.
The Summer Salt Body range was made for gifting. With premium and attractive packaging, the range of soaps, candles, essential oils and skin and body care products cater to a wide market interested in self care and beauty.
From stylish reusable alternatives to 100% natural ingredients, the home gifting space has also had an eco makeover. The trend is a little bit luxe and a lot better for the planet.
Ever Eco created the first reusable straw for the Australian market and it is still one of their top-sellers today. The rest of the range also offers great gifting opportunities with premium, powder-coated, stainless steel insulated mugs and a range of personal and home care products.
For meaningful gifts that travel well, Sow ‘n Sow is the answer. The Gifts of Seeds are lightweight and make for easy counter sales. There are also Pop Up Pots and Gift Tags, all with beautiful illustrations, that complement the Gifts of Seeds range.
For stylish Diffusers and quality Essential Oil blends, The Goodnight Co. offers the gift of sleep. With fans such as Miranda Kerr, The Goodnight Co. is much-loved with a strong brand following.
BABY AND KIDS
According to research from Unicef, 59% of children are concerned about climate change as a threat to their safety. 64% of 14-17 year olds are very concerned about plastic pollution. This is a generation of children who are very eco-aware and keen to see real change across the board… including in their Christmas stocking.
Arigato Box is a new lunchbox alternative, made from sustainable materials and designed to be easy for kids to use. This is an ideal Christmas gift that carries well into back-to-school shopping post-Christmas.
For younger kids and babies, Little Mashies has a range of handy reusables and kid-friendly silicone mealware in on-trend, neutral and pastel tones. Top-sellers all year round, they are simple to package up in Christmas bundles for fuss-free gifting.
Earthwise Nourish Hippo Baby is an affordable and adorable range of baby bathtime products. WIth brightly-coloured packaging, the products are enriched with the goodness of goat’s milk for cleansing and nourishing the skin.
What’s Christmas without delectable treats? For those health-conscious consumers or those who are looking for fair trade or sustainable alternatives to gifts, we have you covered.
The Alter Eco range of Chocolate Blocks and Truffles are fair trade and organic, made with sustainably-sourced cocoa beans and premium ingredients. The new packaging redesign also helps the range to stand out on shelves with a bold new look.
Another one for chocolate lovers is New Zealand brand, Bennetto. The organic, fair trade and vegan chocolate blocks feature beautiful illustrations on the packaging with a range of decadent flavours to cater to different tastebuds.
With beautiful glass packaging, the Extraordinary Foods Pimp My Salad range is for a different kind of foodie. These salad toppers are vegan and keto-friendly and made from ethically and sustainably sourced ingredients.
YOUR ECO CHRISTMAS GIFTS RANGE SORTED
You can stock your shelves with a selection of eco Christmas gifts from the Unique Health Products online store. In addition to the above, we have hundreds more brands that cater to today’s sustainably-minded consumers. Shop online, anytime or call our friendly sales team on 1800 787 904. If you don’t have a wholesale account with us yet, you can register for one here.