Home made hampers are wonderful and thoughtful Christmas presents. This eco-friendly hamper guide is sure to surprise and delight your friends and family. It’s great for people who are looking to be a little more eco-friendly but just don’t know where to start. These useful, sustainable products are all under £10 and will look great in any home-made hamper.
Top Sustainable Hamper Products:
- Bamboo Toothbrushes
- Metal Straws
- Reusable Cotton Shopping Bags
- Reusable Coffee Cup
- Reusable water bottle
- Soap over Shower Gel
- Tupperware over sandwich bags
- Produce Bags
- Tea Infuser
These bamboo toothbrushes can be bought for every member of the family this Christmas. There are lots of options for bristle type and colours. Once you’re done with them you can throw them right in the recycling!
2. Metal Straws
Hearing another ‘anybody want a drink?’ this Christmas will be even more exiting with these metal straws! They’ll look great in your hamper, and can be used in the future. These ones are a great price and come with a handy bag and cleaner.
It’s important that we always have a reusable shopping bag in our main bag – you just never know when you’ll need it. The great thing about these options from Amazon is they’re made out of cotton. Lots of the long life bags in supermarkets still contain plastic and it’s important to cut it out as much as possible.
An essential if you’re a regular at those coffee chains or even Boston Tea Party who no longer hand out reusable cups (woohoo)! This reusable coffee cup is excellent because it’s collapsible and commuter friendly.
Reusable water bottles are a must have whenever, wherever. These metal options are also thermal, meaning your cold water will stay cold!
Rather than buying plastic bottles of shower gel, try using soap. Dove soap is gentle on the skin and comes in paper boxes (there is plastic around the outside if you buy a multi-pack). If you can afford it, why not try Lush soap? No plastic packaging and you can even buy a handy little tin to put it in.
Always, always use Tupperware over sandwich bags, cling film and tin foil! These will be perfect for Boxing Day! These options are a great price and even have clips on the lid to ensure they’re leak-proof.
This reusable Jagen David razor will look super chic in your Christmas hamper! Plus, it fits all standard size razor blades, so you don’t have to worry about replacing them.
9. Produce Bags
Rather than using those thin plastic bags at the supermarket for your fruit and veg, use these reusable produce bags instead! With Sainsbury’s stopping handing out plastic product bags, these really are a must-have.
10. Tea Infuser
Due to the plastic content, conventional tea bags can’t fully decompose, so instead, switch to Bestonzon tea infusers! These handy little pods are great for the environment and you can even start brewing your own tea infusions. You’ll even have tea made for you all through the festive season!