Silly Season Savings & Sustainable Gift Ideas

With only 58 days until Christmas Day, it’s easy to let the seasonal shopping stress set in. Not only is Christmas the most stressful time of the year financially, it’s also the most wasteful time of the year.

In 2018 Australia Post found 1/3 of us don’t have our gifts bought until the very last week. Shockingly, Australians receive over 20 million unwanted gifts at Christmas time and create 125,000 tonnes of waste in plastic packaging alone. Here are our picks for silly season savings and sustainable gifts.

Start Planning Now

Buying in advance can save you big bucks because:

 

  • You are less likely to panic purchase
  • You have time to shop around for the best prices
  • You won’t be hit with a big bill at the most stressful time of the year
86% of Aussies find Christmas puts a strain on finances with gift purchases reported as the major cause.

Be Sensibly Sustainable

Our team got together to pick our favourite eco-friendly gifts to help you make sustainable choices and purchase gifts that won’t end up in landfill.

Babies, Toddlers & Kids

A Walk in the Bush – available from Biome 

Here We Are – available from Booktopia

Rainbow Stacker and teether toy – available from jellystone designs

Fearsome animal friends bottle Koala (300ml) – available from Flora and Fauna

 

Teens

Harraw! Vegan tinted lip balm (Echium Paspberry) – available at Biome

The Defender Gold Chai Smoothie Bomb 5pk – available at Biome

Stormtrooper Brew KeepCup – available at KeepCup

Yogi Dice Game – available at limetreekids

 

Home and Family

Brew It Yourself – available at Biome

Kombucha Kit – available at Biome

Life Cykel Save the Bees Pollination Kit – available at Biome 

Blue wave Design Dinner Set – available at Emilie O’Connor Homestore

Pets

Rope collar and lead set – available at Henley and Co

Classic Sushi Chew Toy – available at Pet Play Australia

Cat Toy Gift Set – available at Cahcon

Takeaway Tips

  • Decide on a budget
  • Shop around for the best prices 
  • Avoid gifts that use excessive packaging
  • Buying quality over quantity ensures your purchases will stick around after the silly season is over

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