Christmas Gift Guide
Christmas is here! Something I think we've all been wishing to finally come this year, am I right? Something to focus on, and to round out 2020. I personally just love the cheer that comes with Christmas (and it's also my birthday on the 25th so I'm a little biased), but I try and find the positives in the festive season!
It can get a little crazy + a teensy bit stressful! So I've popped together a little gift guide to give you some guidance this year.
Whether you're into gifts, have decided not to do gifts, or prefer to do experiences or foods, I hope this helps some of you! Don't forget we can pop anything aside for you, or hold anything for you, or pop together a bag of goodies! We are still doing click + collects daily as well as deliveries every weekday. Valerie's Pantry is here to help!
Finding gifts that are kind on the planet are really important to us! We love to know that people are putting a lot of thought + effort into what they're giving their loved ones.
We try and tick the boxes from some different categories -
Think low waste, zero waste, no plastic, locally made, delicious, plant based, reusable, toxin free, chemical free!
Lots of tips, coming atcha!
- Shampoo bars are a real winner! We love Ethique, a NZ based brand that do the most wonderful shampoo + conditioner bars. As well as dog shampoo, face products, and laundry bars. They sud up so much and mimic liquid versions incredibly well!
We love the Australian Natural Soap company, too! All made in Melbourne, they do a wonderful range of shampoo + conditioner bars for different hair types. As well as really cute beard soaps, shaving soaps and dish soaps!
The Ever Eco brand has such a wonderful variety of plastic free and zero waste items that will last a lifetime. We stock reusable straw packs (from silicon to stainless steel), stainless steel container packs, stainless steel lunchboxes, facial pads, bamboo cutlery packs, mesh produce bags, cotton tote bags, stainless steel tumblers, nut milk bags.
The Brush It On brand is also a fab reusable brand! A great price point, too. We stock bamboo toothbrushes, wheat straw toothbrushes, toothbrush holders, toothbrush travel cases, dental floss, bamboo comb, bamboo cutlery packs, konjac sponge, kitchen loofah. Great stocking fillers!
Beeswax wraps are still a super popular product! And for good reason, too! We currently have Honey Wrap in, in sizes small all the way up to XL, as well as 3 packs + 5 packs!
We ADORE the Stella Stellina range. All made right here in Belmont by Lana, they are such a beautiful gift. All reusable hand sewed items including dish cloths, upcycled sponges, produce bags, napkins, unpaper towel, veggie saver bags. Wonderful for someone looking to reduce waste in their kitchen or for someone that's maybe moved house or recently bought a house!
Stainless steel pegs are also a very lovely gift. Similar for someone that's recently moved, we sell 20 packs of stainless steel pegs in two different styles. Both with lifetime warranties + will survive our crazy Victorian weather!
We have books coming out of our ears at the moment! We of course stock all 3 of local legend Natural Harrys books, including her newest release, HOME. We also stock a range of books about vegetarian and vegan cooking, fermenting, DIY cleaning and zero waste.
Wine + chocolate, what more could you want for Christmas?! These always tick the boxes. We sell a fab range of plant based/vegan chocolates, so if you're ever unsure of who's at the receiving end of a gift, like in a KK or secret Santa, then an option like Pana or Loving Earth is a great choice!
Pana Chocolate is all vegan + gluten free. With more of a fudgey consistency, it's incredibly popular and a real crowd pleaser. So many different flavours to choose from, from strawberry and pistachio to hazelnut or mint. Yum!
Loving Earth is one of our most popular brands of chocolate. Also vegan + gluten free. We also have a huge range of this brand in our bulk bins, so another neat idea is to pop a mix into a glass jar! We sell their larger blocks and their smaller blocks, too!
Classic reusables like stainless steel drink bottles or keep cups are an awesome gift! These two items are still such an issue when it comes to single use, so this is a great opportunity to give someone a bottle or cup that will last them a lifetime! We sell Cheeki and Ever Eco bottles and tumblers. And also sell KeepCup, Joco Cup, Huskee Cups and locally made ceramic cups.
For the coffee lover in your life, Ocean Grind is a must do! Locally roasted in Torquay, and a bunch of legends! We stock 225g + 500g bags of ground and whole beans, as well as loose beans, were you could fill your own jar!
Teas are beautiful, too. We stock Pukka tea in a huge range of flavours. As well as Love Tea in both loose leaf + pyramid tea bags. And for the chai lover, we also stock the amazing Chai Walli in black chai and caffeine free chai. Need an infuser? We have those too!
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