Corporate Sustainable Gift Guide

5 October 2023


Our elves at AOK Events have put together the ultimate corporate sustainable gift guide that is perfect for clients, colleagues and your family members this Christmas. Whether you are looking for a last minute gift or carefully planning your corporate gifting programme, it is important to consider the impact of the gifts that you give.

Why should you buy sustainable gifts?

Sustainable products are designed with a focus on reducing their environmental footprint in production but also to increase their durability and circularity. They are typically produced using innovative materials, processes, and recyclable packaging, which helps minimise waste, energy consumption and pollution. Here are some reasons for considering sustainable gift options this Christmas:

  • Longevity – Sustainable gifts often prioritise quality and durability, ensuring that they last longer than cheap, disposable alternatives. Meaning recipients can enjoy and use the gift for a longer period of time, reducing the need for replacements.
  • Unique and Artistic – Many sustainable gifts are handcrafted or produced in small batches, making them more unique. They often have a more personal touch including personalisation options, which make the gift more meaningful.
  • Encourages Sustainability – Gifting sustainably produced items raises awareness about the importance of sustainability and encourages colleagues, clients and family to make more environmentally conscious choices in their daily life.
  • Health Benefits – Sustainable gifts, such as organic and natural products, are often healthier options. For example, organic skincare or food products are free from harmful chemicals, benefiting overall wellbeing.

We have combed the internet for the most innovative brands and curated sustainable and beautiful gift options. Take a look at our full Sustainable Gift Guide:

Edible Gifts

LIBARY GIFT BOX WITH 3 FAIRTRADE CHOCOLATE BARS

A selection of mixed chocolate bar bundles for you to enjoy in a beautiful hand painted design oasis cacao pattern library box.

CASE OF ECO FRIENDLY SEACHANGE PROSECCO

This multi-award winning Sea Change Prosecco is wonderfully refreshing and crisp. It heralds from the romantic Veneto region in north-eastern Italy and is made from the Glera grape variety.

SCOTT & CO VEGETABLE SEED GROWING KIT

Space doesn’t have to be an issue when it comes to growing your own vegetables. Scott & Co seeds are suitable to grow indoors, outdoors, in containers and on balconies. The grow kit is presented in an eye catching drawstring sack which makes it an ideal gardening gift for anyone on any occasion.

Homeware

RECYCLED CORK AND OCEAN PLASTIC COASTERS

A set of four round coasters from LIGA’s Beach Clean collection, made from natural cork and recycled, food-safe EVA plastics, saved from the oceans. Variations in the materials create slightly different patterns and colours from item to item, making each one a unique gift.

HAND BLOWN RECYCLED GLASS BAUBLES

Beauty, elegance and heartfelt sentiment are at the root of artist Stephen Kitras latest collection of glass globes. Hand blown from 100% recycled glass, this series features Kitras’ signature ability to create a delicate interior trunk within the globe. Finally vibrant splashes of colour add the finishing touch on these one-of-a-kind home accents. 

SCULPD CANDLE MAKING KIT

This candle making kit includes everything needed to make your own unique candle! The Step-by-Step Candle Making Guide will walk you through the stages of making a candle, also providing inspiration to help spark your craft spirit.

Clothing

REPURPOSED SARI PATCHWORK APRON

Artisans in Bangladesh stitch repurposed sari swatches together, then decorate the aprons with traditional kantha stitches in contrasting colours. Each stunning patchwork apron is a one-of-a-kind work of art!

SLIPPERS MADE FROM RECYCLED FELT

Made with a combination of sustainable, recycled and organic materials, every detail of the mahabis curve has been finely tuned so you look and feel the part.

Other

KANKAN CANNED SOAP SET WITH REUSABLE PUMPS

KanKan soaps smell amazing and come in fully recyclable cans that are attached to re-usable pumps made from bio degradable materials. This set comes with everything you need to get started including a reusable pump.

PERSONALISED BAMBOO PEN & GIFT BOX

Personalise this stylish pen in a bespoke box to create a unique and treasured gift to mark a special occasion. This stylish bamboo ballpoint pen can be personalised with up to 20 characters which could typically be a short message or the lucky recipients name.

BIODEGRADABLE POLLINATOR SEEDBOMB

This biodegradable seed bomb from Kabloom lets you grow wildflowers in a fun way. Just fill it up with some water, shake up and then throw. Don’t worry, it won’t actually blow up your garden. Once thrown, the seedbomb will rest on the ground and begin biodegrading into the soil.

While this is happening, lots of lovely wildflowers will sprout out and bloom much to the delight of bumble bees and honey bees.

PERSONALISED SUSTAINABLE BAMBOO TRAVEL CUP

This stylish and sophisticated Personalised Sustainable Bamboo Travel Cup is the perfect present for anyone who takes their coffee very seriously. With many coffee shops offering discounts on coffees filled into your own take away cup, this is a gift that keeps on giving!

Inspired by our sustainable gift guide and need help organising your corporate gifting programme? Our bespoke gifting websites are easily set up, customised and designed to make Christmas gifting a seamless experience. Learn more.