Christmas gift guide: Zero-waste gifts for your eco-conscious friends

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For that friend who always brings a reusable cup to the coffee shop and carries a tote bag everywhere, this gift guide takes the stress out of holiday gifting with eco-friendly gifts that the earth will thank you for.

Beams Coffee capsules

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Want to impress the eco-conscious coffee drinker in your life? Beams Coffee capsules are not only encased in biodegradable and compostable coffee pods made from sugarcane and sugar beet – the ink is soy-based while the coffee beans are blended with mushrooms and other superfoods. Each of the four collections, MIND, BEAUTY, ENERGY and IMMUNITY, harnesses special properties to awaken your best self every morning. 

Available at Beams Coffee

Aveita face masks

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A Christmas gift in 2020 doesn’t get any more practical than face masks, and you’ve probably come across Aveita on the streets of Hong Kong. Reusable, ultra-soft and breathable, these single-layered face masks are made with 99.9% antibacterial fabric that lasts up to 30 washes. Perfect for working out in, the festive collection comes in three colours: ‘Cosmic Black’, ‘Moonstruck Silver’ and ‘Frosty Green’. 

Available at Aveita

See also: 5 reusable mask brands in Hong Kong

Brooklyn Candle Studio scented candles 

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For the friend who loves a bedtime ritual, these hand-poured, minimalist soy candles by Brooklyn Candle Studio are a winner. Using lead-free cotton wicks and 100% soy wax derived from American-grown soy beans for an eco-friendly, clean burn, the dreamy scents of these artisan candles will elevate any room. 

Available at kapok

LARQ water bottle 

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A reusable water bottle is a must these days – but they need not be ordinary. Enter LARQ, the world’s first self-cleaning water bottle. Say goodbye to germs, odour-causing bacteria and other harmful bio-contaminants because the eco-friendly UV-C technology eradicates 99.9999% of them. Great for the gym, travelling or hydration on the go. 

Available at kapok

Good Days activewear 

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If you’re unfamiliar with Good Days, then prepared to be wowed. Not only is the activewear ethically made from recycled plastic waste such as plastic bottles, fishing nets and carpets – the packaging is also made from compostable cassava and corn starch. Not to mention the pieces come in incredibly flattering colourways and hug the body like second skin. 

Available at Good Days

CASETiFY phone case

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When it comes to picking a phone case for our dearest friends this holiday season, we wouldn’t expect anything less from CASETiFY. Customisable and eco-friendly, the CONSCiOUS collection features compostable and biodegradable phone cases made from bamboo-based materials. For every compostable phone case sold, a tree is planted as part of a mission to plant 7.8 billion trees in honour of Earth Day’s 50th anniversary.

Available at Casetify

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