12 Sustainable Gift Ideas for Christmas, Birthdays and More

Who doesn't know it - the tingling feeling in your stomach when you give a gift to a special person and eagerly await their reaction. Giving someone a present often gives you more pleasure than receiving a present yourself. It feels even better when the surprise is something unusual and has an original thought behind it. Sustainable gifts are perfect for this! Not only can you do something good for the recipient, but also for the environment and your conscience. To inspire you, we have collected 12 sustainable gift tips that will be especially appreciated at Christmas 2022.


Eco ballerinas made from recycled plastic

Huge amounts of plastic waste are polluting the world's oceans. For this reason, we have developed a product with which we are trying to counteract the increasing pollution - our Eco Ballerinas made from recycled plastic. PET plastic bottles are fished out of the South China Sea, cleaned, processed and spun into a fine yarn. The result is our comfortable, fashionable Eco Ballerinas in two different versions: Pointy and Round.

Another plus point: the sole is made from synthetic rubber and vegetable oils. This makes them biodegradable.

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Ballet Flats

Capes and ponchos

You can never go wrong with cosy capes or ponchos. They are among the most popular basics in women's wardrobes, as they can be combined in a variety of ways and simply suit every figure type. Our capes and ponchos are made from natural, mulesing-free merino wool and provide cosy warmth in winter.

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Capes & Ponchos

Modern knitted hats

How about a little winter survival pack? Collect regional products that warm you up on cold days, such as soothing tea blends, fragrant soaps, a schnapps (it warms you up from the inside ;-)) or a soft woollen hat and conjure up an impressive gift basket.

Don't worry, you don't have to knit the hat yourself - we have a large selection of merino hats for men and women, which are designed and knitted directly in Brixlegg in Tyrol.

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beanies for Women


Sneakers made from mulesing-free merino wool

What can men and women never have enough of? That's right, shoes. Our trainers made from high-quality merino wool are perfect for leisure, the office and sport. The sustainable natural fibre ensures optimum temperature balance, regulates foot moisture and has an antibacterial effect. This means that our merino shoes can be worn barefoot with peace of mind - without any unpleasant odours.

When selecting merino wool, we pay particular attention to high quality and only use mulesing-free wool from Uruguay.
wool from Uruguay. In addition, our suppliers continuously monitor the welfare of the sheep, because animal welfare is a matter close to our hearts.

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Sneakers for Women


Accessories for a cosy home

A gift for all occasions: Home accessories such as blankets, cushion covers and hot water bottles. Made from soft new wool, they make rooms feel cosier. What's more, everyone likes to snuggle up under a thick blanket in winter. It's best to choose neutral shades such as beige, grey, white or black - they are sure to fit into any home.

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Woollen handbag

Whether it's Mother's Day, a birthday or Christmas - every woman needs a beautiful, timeless handbag. Our Lydia shopper not only looks unique thanks to the natural woolwalk material, but is also very hard-wearing. The interior offers plenty of space for extended shopping days.

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Wool Cross X sports shoe

Our Wool Cross X is the perfect addition to your sports outfit. The world's first merino sports shoe is water-repellent, super light and can be worn without socks. Comfort, health and sustainability are uniquely combined in the Wool Cross X. Merino wool wicks moisture away from the feet, cools in summer and keeps you warm in winter. This creates a pleasant climate for the feet so that you can train without injury and for long periods of time. In combination with a flexible micro-grip sole, we have succeeded in producing a healthy sports shoe for all types of terrain and weather conditions.

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Wool Cross X for Men

Comfortable slippers

Give the gift of a real feel-good factor with our slippers made from shearling or cotton. The high-quality men's slippers protect against cold, dirty feet and ensure cosiness. Our 3D knitting technique turns pure sheep's wool into a soft, comfortable slipper. The patented non-slip sole made from flexible natural rubber provides a secure grip.

We pursue a "zero waste policy" in the production of our slippers. This means that all fabric waste is recycled and turned into new products. In this way, we create a closed cycle in which no valuable wool is wasted.

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Merino Runners Kids

Whether children like to climb trees, jump in mud puddles or are too impatient to have their socks put on - our Merino Runners
Kids can take on anything. The flexible material stretches in all directions and is particularly comfortable. The breathable merino wool optimally regulates the temperature and prevents little feet from sweating as they run around. If the shoes get dirty while playing, they can simply be cleaned in the washing machine at 30°C - then they are ready for the next adventure.

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Merino Runners for Kids


Cute slippers for babies and toddlers

Children usually get enough toys as presents - how about cute children's slippers instead? Our slippers are made from soft shearling or cotton and decorated with cheerful motifs. The non-slip soles made of natural rubber are available in two different versions: firm and stable or super soft.

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kids slippers

more Information:

Shoes Made from Recycled Ocean Plastic

Shoes Made from Recycled Ocean Plastic

How Eucalyptus wood becomes a super-soft, sustainable sneaker

How Eucalyptus wood becomes a super-soft, sustainable sneaker

Giesswein Flats: How plastic bottles become chic ballet flats

Giesswein Flats: How plastic bottles become chic ballet flats

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