how quickly xmas seems to creep up on us! the we'ar team have come up with some great last minute eco-friendly gift ideas and would love to share them with you...
1. guerilla gardenin'
seedbombs! cute little seed bundles come in a gift back complete with slingshot and bandana - help someone get stealthy like a ninja with a guerilla gardening gift pack...
available from greenaid
...or go into the draw to win one of 10 packs from notcot!
2. the gift of... yoga!
we'ar loving this gift idea. thanks to yogapass, you can literally gift someone yoga classes - its so easy! there is a handy list of awesome studios within australia and new zealand like bodymindlife in sydney and ashram yoga in auckland, so you can choose a studio that's local to your giftee. living outside of these countries? no problem! a lot of international studios now offer gift certificates. excellent :)
3. eco-deluxe coffee
mmm everyone loves a good brew, and there is a plethora of fair trade coffee avalable. we'ar loves peoples coffee (wellington based - who also have really lovely family stories on the website about their coffee producers) and kokako, another local brand who took part in the sustainable business showcase with us a few weeks ago. and for something really special, how about this hand powered espresso maker? sleek design and no electricity needed, we wouldn't mind this beauty perched on our kitchen bench!
available at hammacher schlemmer
4. get crafty
we'ar hand craft all of our goodies by hand, from our incense to our handmade shoes, and we think this personalized touch makes a gift that little bit more special. sites like etsy and felt offer gorgeous handmade and crafted gift ideas, like these journals from bibliographica. lovingly had bound parchment for that certain someone, how delightful!
leather bound book necklaces can be found at we'ar here
5. be a recycling goddess
design sponge is the brainchild of grace bonney, interior design extraordinaire who features re-purposed and recycled projects heavily on her blog. her new book is filled with tonnes of tutorials, you can pick up a copy here.
and because some of the best gifts are the ones we make ourselves, check out her shopping free gift guide.
6. love thyself :)
sometimes we need a reminder that to really appreciate others starts with being kind to ourselves. especially at this busy time of year when expectations and stress levels are that little bit higher! n.y based kiwi blogger gala darling's handbook 'love and sequins' is a self confessed handbook on 'being a love letter to the universe'. how great does that sound?
buy the podcast here (we'ar suggest a copy for yourself as well!)
doing something fun with a friend/sibling/parent/pet can also be a beautiful gift. like a trip to the zoo, cooking classes or even a picnic on the beach - something to enjoy together and breathe in the fresh air :)
7. help a furry friend
wspa has introduced us to really wild gifts - you can buy animals in need gifts that go towards food and shelter, gifts that could potentially save a life. got a spare $20? that can buy straw bedding for bears in romania. or how about $48? that can feed a bali street dog for a month.
purchase your really wild gift here
8. tote-ally chic
introducing the perfect bag from we'ar - a handmade leather bag perfect in size for your laptop and notebook. this piece is an awesome unisex gift and comes in two tasty colours. check out the other gifting treats we have available online!
limited numbers of the perfect bag available here
9. for her
even on a budget this wee yoga tank makes a fine gift for christmas. ribbed cotton and available in a multitude of colours, we'ar even wrap it up in recycled tissue and ribbon with a stick of incense to make your gift smell amazing.
purchase the d.i.y tank here
10. for him
one of our most popular items for the guys, the armadillo top is made from 100% cotton and makes the best apres yoga item, or something warm to slip on after a day at the beach. we'ar love the tangerine option, but we have them in nero, parchment and slate as well.
purchase armadillo top here
good luck and the warmest christmas blessings to you all from we'ar
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