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The Gold Coast’s best sustainable & green gifts
Emily Halloran | December 6, 2021
Choosing what to give someone for Christmas can be one of the hardest decisions to make. Not sure where to begin? How about supporting local. Or even better… supporting local businesses who are doing better!
The Gold Coast is filled with thriving businesses that have ethical, sustainability and conscious consumerism in mind and are all about reuse, reduce and recycle.
From offering eco-friendly and sustainable living goods, ethically made home decor, clean beauty products, garden and plant goodies – these local businesses are your one-stop shop for Christmas that will leave you feeling good.
Sustainable Living & Decor
Two Gold Coast brothers, Jack and Mark Fearon, teamed up to hand-make furniture to order so nothing is wasted and nothing is mass produced. Also selling sustainably sourced and vintage furniture, Curated Spaces is a marketplace for beautiful design, old and new.
Address: 1/20 Lemana Ln, Burleigh Heads
Located in the heart of the Gold Coast’s creative district, Heartfill is a one-stop shop for homewares, fashion, ceramics, fashion, art, flowers and gifts. Established in 2018, Heartfill is home to more than 40 local markets and creators, and has a strong focus on sustainability and conscious consumerism.
From cork massage balls, to biodegradable dish cloths, reusable baking mats, and a bunch of other earth-friendly goods – The Good Lane has everything you need for a nifty, eco-conscious gift. Based in Burleigh Heads, the zero-waste store stocks locally made items from small businesses.
Address: 39 Alex Fisher Dr, Burleigh Heads
Working closely with botanists, chemists and aromatherapists, ECO. Modern Essentials stocks a large range of products that support health and wellbeing from essential oils, diffusers, and self-care products. Having launched on the Gold Coast in 2009 by founder Claire Mitchell as a start-up, ECO. is now a thriving online business, exporting to 16 countries.
Take the stress out of Christmas shopping by ordering a gift box filled with products from Australian businesses through Bundles of Luxe. The Gold Coast-based modern gift service has hampers starting from $59, with Christmas hampers from $99. Every $5 from every hamper sold is donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Address: 14 Rothcote Ct, Burleigh Heads
With a strong focus on being eco-conscious and a passion for beautiful bedding for a perfect night’s sleep, I Love Linen was founded in 2013 and has become one of Australia’s top online destinations for home goods. From the manufacturing of the product, to shipping all items in 100% recyclable and biodegradable packaging – this business has sustainability and ethical consumerism front of mind.
Image credit: Bundles of Luxe
Image credit: Curated Spaces
Image credit: Seed a Smile
Ethical Beauty Buys
Address: 1/53 James St, Burleigh Heads
Offering a huge range of the world’s leading clean and ethical beauty brands, the Clean Beauty Market is for die-hard beauty lovers who care about what’s on the inside and out. Based on the trendy James St, the Clean Beauty Market was launched in 2017 by Gold Coaster Erin Norden and stocks natural and organic products from skincare, cosmetics and offers a range of luxury skin treatments.
Address: 4/3 Park Ave, Burleigh Heads
Give the gift of self-care this Christmas by treating a loved one to a non-toxic, vegan and cruelty-free luxe pedicure and manicure treatments at EVRA Nail Spa. Established in 2019 by Leila Davoren, this earth-friendly business was the first non-toxic and vegan nail salon to open in Queensland. Gift vouchers are available for purchase as well as gift boxes and their signature products.
Address: 2A/1740 Gold Coast Hwy, Burleigh Heads
On a mission to ‘do good in our hood’, The Damn Good Store is the one-stop shop for homegrown and locally made gifts for all. Gift boxes filled with delectable goods and drinks, self-care, stationery, jewellery, for him and for her, or for the kids – this seriously is a one-stop shop for Christmas. Help them support local businesses and the local economy by treating a loved one to an epic gift made by Gold Coasters.
GREEN GARDEN GOODIES
We’ve heard of the gift that keeps giving, but have you ever heard of ‘the gift that keeps growing’? Seed A Smile is one the Gold Coast’s newly launched businesses offering plant-your-own Seed a Smile gift boxes – the perfect solution to having fresh flowers all year around. With a passion for mental health education and spreading smiles, 5% of every sale goes towards LIVIN’s LIVINWell programs.
Address: 5/2 West St, Burleigh heads
If you’re still stuck on ideas – plants are always a great option! Whether it’s to brighten or freshen up an indoor space, or to add greenery outdoors, Greenfolk offers a unique range of botanical varieties and garden wares. They can deliver locally, but we suggest checking out their jungle oasis store.
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