Christmas Gift Guide

As Malta’s leading eco-sustainable community, we are very excited to publish this Holiday Gift Guide in an effort to inspire more people towards conscious consumerism; which is the act of choosing environmentally sound products and services in order to reduce our negative impact on the planet.

This year more than ever, we need to remember to be kind to the planet. There are many good ideas that make it possible to keep the pleasure of exchanging Christmas presents and allow the tradition to live on, without creating waste and damage to the environment. Eco-friendly items are usually sourced, manufactured, produced, packaged and transported in ethical, responsible and sustainable ways.

Let us inspire you to a conscious Christmas with our curated list of 30 eco-sustainable products and services, produced by local artisans and small businesses, who deserve our support; and buying local also reduces the carbon footprint of your purchase. Be a role model to your friends and family members and let’s celebrate a truly ‘green’ Christmas!

1

Home Water Filter

by TAPP WATER MALTA

Price: €59 (Use promo code ECOMARKET for €10 off)

TAPP water filter for your home. Pure drinking water within reach. Simple to fit. Easy to switch between filtered and non-filtered water. Costs 90% less than bottled water and tastes great. 45 day money-back guarantee and free shipping to Malta and Gozo.

The TAPP Water Filter is a home water filter that connects to your kitchen tap and provides pure filtered water instantly. The TAPP Water Filter is the most sustainable water filter available in Malta, the filter refills are changed every 3 months and are available in Malta in an annual pack for just €60. Filter refills have 5 levels of filtration with an organic coconut derived activated carbon block which removes or reduces 80+ contaminants in Malta tap water and have been certified in independent laboratory tests.

2

Zero Waste Starter Kit

by Eco Market Malta

Price: €36.99

Jump start your plastic-free lifestyle with the Zero Waste Starter Kit, created and curated by Eco Market Malta in collaboration with 7 local green businesses. The kit has a selection of essential products to help you get started in living your sustainable lifestyle and be kinder to the environment.

This Eco-friendly set is a great way to reduce your daily plastic consumption and makes a great gift to friends and family members.

3

Pamper your baby

by The Cloth Nappy Co.

Price: €34.99

These products will surely put a smile on your baby’s face. With luscious organic ingredients they are safe yet effective for the whole family. So don’t feel like you have to save them for the baby only! Ingredients are natural so you can rest assured that when you use these products you are being as kind to the planet as you are to the skin! Gift bundle includes: Balmonds Chamomile Baby Oil 200ml; Balmonds Baby Balm 50ml; Bambino Mio Reusable Baby Wipes 10x.

This gift bundle will be lovingly wrapped in eco-friendly packaging ready for you to gift.

4

Washable Wonder Gift Set

by Bee Gracious

Price: €39

Give the gift of washable items and help others rethink their habits of buying single-use products. This sustainable gift set includes reusable items that are made from cotton fabric, printed with toxin-free dyes and feature original artwork and designs by Patterntalk.  All washable in cool water.

This Washable Wonder Gift Set includes: 1 X Starter Set (1 small + 1 medium) of Bee Gracious Beeswax Food Wraps; 1 X Adult-size Face Mask; and 1 x Tea Towel.

5

Head to Toe Gift Hamper

by Natural Health & Beauty

Price: €64

Keeping you beautiful everyday! A wonderful gift hamper that literally covers from head to toe! We believe natural is the most beautiful. Our products are non-toxic, non-synthetic, and cruelty-free.  We have created the healthiest collection of beauty brands that are less burdensome to Earth and kinder to the skin and hair.  

This Head To Toe Gift Hamper includes: x3 nail polishes; x1 Lavender Cleansing Bar, 100% Organic; x1 Organic Relax Essential Oil Blend; x1 Toning Fruit Butter; x1 Coconut Candy Body Scrub; x1 Organic Surge Lavender Meadow Hand & Body Lotion; x1 Organic Surge Lavender Meadow Hand & Body Wash; x1 Organic Colour Shampoo; x1 Organic Colour Conditioner.

6

The Feel Good Hamper

by Janora Blu

Price: €60

Treat yourself and your loved ones by having a soak and scrub with a limited edition collection of soap ‘Tliet Slaten Magi’ packed with sweet earthy smelling seasonal essential oils including frankincense, pine needle myrhh , cedarwood and clovebud.
A great accompaniment is
the massage candle ‘Kura’ which incorporates beneficial and aromathic ingredients, rosemary essential oils, shea butter, soy wax and vitamin E oil.

Finish of your treat with your favourite hot drink in a unique artisan hand made mug whilst naturally scenting your home with seasonal local potpourri. Finally moisturise your skin with divine smelling balm ‘Xewqat Sbieh’ consisting of cinnamon and ginger essential oils.

7

Sustainable Gift Pack

by WASP

Price: €22

Buy a gift, that is eco friendly for your family, friends or work colleagues. The Wasp. Emporium Eco pack has three different gifts in one! A coconut bowl accompanied by a coconut spoon, 3 bamboo reusable straws and a set of 3 piece handmade bamboo cutlery! You can also divide these eco friendly products, as the perfect gifts for Secret Santa!

Wasp. Emporium Eco pack is packaged with the coconut bowl wrapped in recycled paper along with the spoon. The recycled bamboo straws and the hand made cutlery come in their own calico cotton exclusive pouches. Then delivers to your door step!

8

Malta Cross Mix Tile Patterned Tile Effect Charcuterie Acacia Wood Board

by BonnyMia Art

Price: €45

Unique hand-crafted charcuterie board in Malta Cross mix tile pattern. Present a selection of bread, cheese, antipasti, and tapas, on this striking unique handcrafted acacia wood serving board. The shape of this board is both practical to hold and simple enough to let the natural beauty of the wood shine. The rectangular sleek look of this board and the beautiful varied dark to light grain of its wood is perfect for displaying your bespoke design in your home as well as adding a touch of class to your decor.

Every tile pattern is designed by me, these can be personalised subject to availability. There may be imperfections which are visible as well as stripped paint, lumps and bumps on the surface which make the designs have an old look rustic effect which is integral and unique to my art. Dimensions: 34x24cms

9

Special Gift Pack

by Burlesque

Price: €38

The Special Burlesque Gift Pack includes: x1 small luxury scented candle 100ml (20 hours); x1 medium luxury scented candle 200ml (40 hours); x1 car diffuser 5ml; and x8 luxury scented soy melts. Burlesque Candles are handmade in Malta from a unique blend of exotic fruits, flowers and spices using natural essential oils and candle fragrances which are triple scented, so the aromas are intense, yet not overpowering.

The candles are made from 100% clean-burning soy wax, organic lead-free cotton wicks and are free from artificial ingredients, petrochemicals and paraffin. Suitable for Vegans. SLS and Paraben-Free. Not tested on animals. All the packaging is fully recyclable and environmentally friendly. Original value of this set is €48 now reduced to €38.

10

Take Away Lunch Pack

by Ecopence

Price: €48

This package includes 2 spill proof stainless steel containers with lockable lid (1 x 850ml & 1 x1800ml) and 2 thermal stainless steel water bottles (750ml). Together they combine a carry around option to plan your lunch and carry your own drinking water wherever you go. Reduce disposables, save money, stop plastic and eat healthier.

Order the package now with promo code #Xmas2020 and like Ecopence page on facebook to get 3 x FREE Ecopence reusable wrapping papers with your order lasting more than your lifetime!

11

Vader Mask

by The Sith Crafter

Price: €29.99

This is not just any mask… but a 3D printed Vader Mask! It is made entirely out of recycled plastics making it absolutely Eco Friendly! Inside the mask is a replaceable PP Filter which is used throughout regular covid masks.
The mask is easy to adjust thanks to the heavy duty Velcro straps.

If you wish, you can contact Sith Crafter and arrange to try it out before purchasing! Check out the commercial to see all the advantages of the Vader Mask in the link below.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtswOQFOGmA&feature=youtu.be

12

Haakaa Silicone Breast Pump & Flower Stopper Gift Box

by Bump and Me

Price: €33.25

If you’re looking to buy a gift for a breastfeeding mum, the famous Haakaa Silicone Breast Pump is the perfect essential for their nursing journey. The Haakaa Breast Pump is made of 100% silicone and sticks to any flat surface with its suction base, while the flower stopper sits tightly in the neck of the breast pump to stop any accidental spills. This compact, hands-free pump is perfect for mums to use anywhere they would like to express discreetly, silently and quickly. It’s eco-friendly and safe for mum, baby and our environment.

This gift box contains 1 x 150ml Haakaa Generation 2 Silicone Breast Pump and 1 x White Silicone Flower Stopper.

13

Luxurious Gift Box

by Mihome

Price: €49.50

Looking for a gift? This year give a vegan, eco-friendly, natural and handmade gift. Personalise your gift by choosing your own box within your budget! You can also buy items individually. MIHOME are offering free delivery from 25€ in Malta and Gozo and pick up in Birkirkara available for free! By purchasing a gift box from MIHOME you will not only make someone super happy but also support our small business at the same time and more importantly, make a great step towards our environment. Soaps, candles, bath salts and some new products are coming very soon for you to find an affordable and useful gift.

In this luxurious Gift Box you will find: 2 Candles of your choice, 1 500g Grapefruit Bath salt / Body scrub, 1 50g Soap of your choice, 1 Soap holder, 1 Aloe Vera

14

Give Cloth A Go

by The Cloth Nappy Co.

Price: €49.99

An original gift bundle for parents with young babies or expectant ones! Make an eco-conscious choice and encourage someone you know to make the switch to cloth nappies! Even using just one cloth nappy a day will save around 900 disposable nappies from going to waste! This gift consists of 2 of our best selling nappies and is a great introduction to using cloth nappies. Gift bundle includes: Charlie Banana One Size Pocket Nappy including 2 inserts; Bambino Mio Miosolo All in One; Bambino Mio Biodegradable Nappy Liners 100x.

This gift bundle will be lovingly wrapped in eco-friendly packaging ready for you to gift.
Please contact us if you would like to choose nappy designs 🙂
Receivers of this gift are welcome to contact The Cloth Nappy Company for a FREE nappy consultation to learn more.

15

Recycled Silver Necklace

by Firecrafted

Price: €25

Pretty shiny jewellery always makes a lovely and appreciated gift. This too can be done while taking a small step towards helping our planet. The artisan behind Firecrafted handcrafts all her jewellery using recycled metals, like this recycled fine silver pendant.  Simple ring pendant with a Swarovski crystal for a spot of colour, or maybe just a sparkle to catch the eye. You can choose from 10 different colours currently available. 

Each pendant also comes with a sterling silver chain, gift wrapped in a recycled Kraft jewellery boxes . So shop jewellery, shop eco, shop local and handmade this Christmas! 

16

Christmas Assortment Box

by Anurakti

Price: €23

Indulge yourself the healthy way with Anurakti desserts this Christmas! Their assortment boxes make the perfect gift for you or your loved ones! All of their products are Vegan, Gluten Free and Refined Sugar Free, filled with the healthiest ingredients and we thrive to sustain the planet.

This package includes a 9 piece assortment of Raw and Baked Christmas Treats such as: Fig Roll, Raw Mince Pie, Santa’s Muffin, Raw Chocolate Fudge Log & Raw Fruit Cake. Anurakti’s mouthwatering and guilt free desserts will definitely make this Christmas a special one.

17

Sustainable Fashion Accessories

by My Shoes Abroad

Price from: €8.50

These earrings, pendants and brooches are made out of 100% recycled and recyclable acrylics. Recycled acrylic looks and performs as well as standard virgin acrylic whilst being completely VOC (volatile organic compounds) and HFC (hydrofluorocarbon) free and significantly kinder to the environment. These acrylics reached the end of their life-cycle and were destined for landfill or incineration. Moreover, our acrylic suppliers are auto-sustainable and power their production facility using waste products from their manufacturing processes.

Sustainable, colourful and very cute our accessories are ideal for Xmas-gifts to our beloved ones (of any age!) or ourselves!

18

The Eco Daily Essentials

by MINT Health

Price: €30

A mere glance at the bin made us realise how much plastic we use on a daily basis without giving it a second thought. Be a REBEL, think eco-friendly this Christmas. Here’s a unique first-of-its-kind guide for your sustainable Christmas shopping.

This Limited Edition Gift Set includes: x1 Toothbrush (different colours and bristle types available); x1 Ceramic Toothbrush Holder (various colours available); x1 Tooth Powder; x1 Small Bamboo Comb; x1 Toothbrush Travel Case x1 Pack of Cotton Buds by 200. From the Rebels with a Cause range.

19

Goki 100 Wooden Building Blocks

by Bump and Me

Price: €30

A most popular gift for the young ones. These 100 wooden blocks come in a handy bucket container for easy storage.

Made with non-toxic water-based paints, Goki provides functional and educational tools for children, in respect with the evironment.

20

Eco Gardener Kit

by Eco Market Malta in collaboration with Green Fingers Club

Price: €36

Start a new tradition this year and give a gift that grows!

The kit consists of a beautifully presented hamper with 10-12 different fresh seedlings and herbs, each in seperate upcylced pots – all previously saved from landfill, a round wicker basket, care instructions on recycled paper and a card for your personalised message on recycled paper. Free delivery in Malta.

21

Jayanto Earrings

by Alaria

Price: €25

Handmade earrings made by a fair trading artisan community in Old Delhi, India, who focus on making jewellery & other products from stones, glass & uncycled metal & wires. Each artisan inherits such craftsmanship from their ancestors, who were master jewellery makers. 

These fairly traded and handmade earrings are both vibrant & beautiful with an elegant twist. The perfect accessory for any outfit, and they make a precious gift.

22

Children’s Subscription Box

by Malta Books – Independent Usborne Organiser

Price: €24.99

Malta Books – Independent Usborne Organizer is launching a new subscription box for kids this Holiday season!
Why have Christmas morning just once a year when you can have a gift box with a hand-picked selection of books delivered at your door monthly! 


Kids will love the magical experience of Usborne books! This November the box is dedicated to our planet Earth, and children will learn more about ways to cut down on waste, how to take care of the natural world, ways to save energy, and at least 100 Fascinating facts about our planet! 
Give the gift that keeps on coming this Holiday season! 

23

Droplet Necklace

by Vivi

Price: €22

Vivi’s droplet necklace is made from Sterling Silver 925 and is available in gold, rose gold & silver rhodium plating. This necklace is one of the many from Vivi’s collections that was made using previously owned silver, meaning that Vivi avoided 40KG of sterling silver from being mined in order to produce the first set of collections.

The droplet necklace is a great piece to dress up and down. It looks good alone, adding a pop of colour to your outfit, or is a great piece to layer your necklaces. Discover their full Classics Range to pair this baby with your chosen layers.

24

Wellbeing & Creativity: Relaxing sunset sketching and a glass of wine

by Connect 2 Gozo

Price: €40

This is a 2 hour workshop-experience in the middle of Gozo’s nature. In this session of creative expression, you can benefit from stress relief, inner healing, and greater well-being. During sunset, we sketch our surroundings in a simple technique and enjoy the tranquillity of nature. This intuitive method of sketching will make us focus on ourselves, enable us to let go, and to relieve stress.

A glass of locally produced wine and the colors of the setting sun will give us an amazing feeling of well-being.

25

Deep Therapy Back Massage

by Tai Chi Malta

Price: €30

Great Christmas Gift for your loved ones or simply to treat yourself. Enjoy a 30 minute Deep and Relaxing Back Massage using toxin-fre eco-friendly massage oils. Excellent therapy to relieve aches and  pain or simply to relax. A back massage stimulates the production of endorphins, dopamine and serotonin, chemicals that make the body feel good.

Adrian Axisa is committed to reduce their environmental impact by incorporating several mindful practices, such as energy & water consumption in their businesses by working in harmony with nature and help protect the planet’s resources.


26

Pamper Me – Head to Toe

by Coach & I Lifestyle

Price from: €51

A lush, sustainable and completely natural bundle. Consisting of: x1 Bean Body Organic Coffee scrub, a natural active ingredients packed with Sea Salt, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin-E, Coconut and Arabica Coffee; x1 Konjac Sponge Co Body Sponge, made of 100% natural konjac fibre and ergonomically designed to deeply cleanse, slough away dead skin, whilst maximising the effectiveness of body washes; x1 Yadah Cosmetics Face Mask, mask pack and sheet made of 100% eco-friendly bamboo cotton.

Finally, you will also find a x1 3.5oz on-trend concrete candles by Paddywax to help you set the right mood. Handpoured and made with natural and organic ingredients filled with our best-selling fragrances and topped off with gold foil stamped dust covers.

27

Adopt a Dolphin

by Eco Marine Malta

Price from €15

Dolphins are emotional creatures who are capable of the extraordinary. Lucky for us, dolphins thrive in the Mediterranean Sea and EcoMarine Malta have developed a relationship with their local pods. It is with great pride that they can now officially call on the public to adopt a pod of dolphins.

When you adopt a dolphin, you will learn all about your new friend via Eco Marine’s Newsletter and you will also receive an E-mail Adoption Certificate. By adopting a dolphin you are supporting Eco Marine in their research and effort to help and protect Maltese dolphins.

28

Up-cycled Handmade Christmas Cribs

by Unique Cribs

Price from €6

Unique Christmas Cribs are made up of unique and recycled materials. The artisans behind Unique Christmas Cribs give a 2nd life to many materials and items that are no longer required and convert them into a unique background for a crib. For them, the true meaning of Christmas is the remembrance of baby Jesus, and that’s why their main aim is to create these unique cribs with innovative materials.

Going a bit away from the traditional background of a crib, these unique cribs use recycled materials to create modern cribs.

29

Bamboo Wrist Watch

by By Dyring

Price: €75

Eco Watches for everyday use. Perfect for that casual sustainable look, or when enjoying whisky on the rocks. 

Main features include watch and strap made from real bamboo wood; Japanese 2115 movement; Stainless steel claps; Splash-proof. Case diameter: 46 mm. Comes in an elegant gift box and 1 year warranty.

30

Handpainted Pot + Plant

by Maltartigja

Price: €40

Entitled ‘It-Torri’ (The Tower), this beautiful ceramic pot is hand-painted by one of the talented artisans at Maltartigja, a newly-formed local artisan brand. Their inspiration is found in the beauty of Maltese picturesque and unique landscapes. This design represents the Red Tower in Mellieha.

Mandy’s Pots are reusable and also plants regenerative, thus enhancing the brand’s etos of collectively moving towards a more sustainable environment. All products of Maltartigja are handmade locally. Comes with a Peperomia Graveolens plant.

💚Bonus💚

Green Roofs and Green Walls

by VIVACITY

VIVACITY’s Mediterranean modular green roofs and green walls are sustainable, biodiverse ecosystems. They are specifically designed by our developer, OS Simply Nature, for Mediterranean climates; act as natural cooling systems thus reducing electricity bills and clean up air pollution by absorbing CO2.

This green roof delivered by VIVACITY costs 90% less to water than a ground-level garden. Both the Mediterranean green roof and Mediterranean green wall systems help to protect your building from outside temperatures. In the summer the plants actively cool by pulling the heat out of the building through evapotranspiration. In the winter they act as a blanket, keeping the warmth inside. They can also boost Malta’s biodiversity, climate stability and the island’s capacity to grow food.

Christmas offer from VIVACITY: 20% off green roof orders of 10m2 or more and 5% off green wall orders of 5m2 or more.

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