Alternative Gift Ideas

Alternative Gift Ideas for Christmas and other opportunities

The online marketplace Greenpicks for ecological and sustainable products offers opportunity for conscious consumption – alternative gift ideas for Christmas and other opportunities.

In the Advent season some people may be wondering how to escape the pre-Christmas shopping frenzy and instead may get meaningful Christmas presents.
Taking up the issue consciously, soon comes up the desire to consume sustainably in the festive season. In this way, seeking out the gifts already brings joy and does not become a painful duty.

Because with alternative gift ideas you take into account the different aspects of sustainability at the same time. Be it the conservation of our planet through the use of ecological materials and the environmentally friendly production. Or the appreciation of already used discarded objects, as it is the case with Upcycling. Also the fair and equitable treatment and payment of the producers may be reflected in the gifts consciously selected.

So the joy is spread equally to recipient, giver and manufacturers. And the white Christmas becomes a green Christmas.

Here are a few examples for concretization and inspiration for alternative gift ideas:


There are exceptional bags that are made artfully in a specific folding technique from old food packages such as chocolate or snack packaging in the shop of franksArt. Upcycling bags in all shapes and sizes can also be found in the shops of Marron Rouge und Ragbag. Here, for example, tea big packs, bicycle innertubes and tires or recycled seatbelts are the starting material.

Alternative Gift Ideas
Shoulderbag of recycled foil ©ragbag
Alternative Gift Ideas
Messenger Bag made of recycled safety belt and inner tube © Marron Rouge

Wooden Eco Toys

Alternative Gift Ideas
Wooden Eco Toys ©VARIS

Wood instead of plastic. This is very beneficial especially for the health and development of children. A nice selection of wooden eco toys presents the company VARIS toys from Latvia in the store of promavis. The constructions sets and stacking blocks are made of high quality birch wood 100 % FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council) certified.


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ajaa! storage box made of bioplastics © ajaa

Although plastic boxes last long in the household, eventually they have served their time. This point in time can be used to change to bioplastics. Great products from Biodora and ajaa! are in store of promavis und Monalito. Products of bioplastics are made of renewable resources and without harmful plasticizers.

Organic Fashion

Alternative Gift Ideas
Elegant Tunic made of organic cotton ©MYBH

Who wants to give a slightly more elegant new favorite, will make a find in the store of MAY YOU BE HAPPY. In winter it belongs on the head: Beanies from organic wool, happily knitted by rotlilie. And if the shoes already have holes, then you can take a look at the cool hemp sneakers from Grand Step Shoes in the shop of variomondo. The materials for eco fashion come from certified organic farming, GOTS certified or fair trade wool.

Alternative Gift Ideas
Organic Hemp Sneaker ©Grand Step Shoes
Alternative Gift Ideas
Beanie eco wool ©rotlilie