Christmas Gift Guide 2020

Who better to buy Christmas presents from than green-minded SBN investors? Surprise your loved ones with a gift that doesn’t break the bank, or the planet.

Million Metres

Gift Trees this Christmas! Million Metres has the perfect Christmas present that also gives a gift to Aotearoa’s waterways. Choose a bundle of native trees on behalf of a loved one. Select where you’d like us to plant them. You’ll get a beautiful e-card to gift to your recipient. Your trees will be planted next winter and get to work restoring our waterways. Contact us at info@millionmetres.org.nz if you’d like to purchase cards in bulk for clients or staff.

Aleph Beauty

Made from only the purest, naturally sourced ingredients and packaged to ensure no waste – Aleph Beauty is the enlightened makeup choice for guilt-free gifting this Christmas. A minimalist,
multi-functional range that allows you to own less and waste less. Radiate health and beauty this holiday season with makeup made to look and feel like the best version of yourself.

All About Promo

Think about your impact when gifting to clients or staff this Christmas. All About Promo has over 600 sustainable products that can be branded or left blank. Look for relevance, utility and end of life. All About Promo is NZ’s only carbonzero certified promotional company.

Commonsense

Commonsense is a local values-based business providing fresh, organic food, sustainable homewares and cruelty-free health and cosmetics for you and your family to enjoy this Christmas. There is something to please everyone – and the products are all focused on not only being good for you but good for the earth too!

Honeywrap

Here’s a chance to create and personalise your own Beeswax Wrap. With all the gear provided, all you need is some baking paper and your imagination. The Honeywrap Create Your Own Kit is the perfect activity for children or adults alike. Join the reuse revolution with your original creation. Honeywrap Create Your Own Kit is $34.90. Check out the Honeywrap website for more amazing gift options.

Simply Jute

A great multipurpose bag for kids’ sleepovers, beach trips or picnics. A black cotton drawstring bag: one side has Noughts and Crosses, the other side has Checkers.
Instruction sheet included. Have fun collecting your game counters wherever you are. Only $6.50 each plus postage & GST.

Innocent Packaging

Smartass is cushiony soft, strong toilet tissue made from sugarcane and bamboo fibres free of bleach, inks, dyes and perfume. As well as being Toitū carbonzero certified, it is perfect for the Secret Santa who likes a wisecrack. Available nationwide and with a new games range, paper towels and tissues too, Smartass has all your wiping, cleaning and sneezing needs covered. 

Stansborough

Gift a woolly hug this Christmas! Stansborough Grey Wool features properties of strength and resilience – much like the people of New Zealand. Purchase a 100% NZ Wool Throw or Blanket from Stansborough’s Covid Range and it will donate 2 nights of safe haven at the Women’s Refuge.

The Body Shop

Hemp Expert Moisture Pouch $79.90 – A selection from The Body Shop’s best-selling Hemp range, sealed inside a 100% natural jute pouch created by Community Trade partners in India. This gift delivers some heavy-duty moisture thanks to sustainably sourced hemp seed oil. Check out The Body Shop for other great gift options.

The Good Registry

The Good Registry takes the waste out of gift-giving and replaces it with kindness — by giving people simple
ways to donate to their favourite causes in lieu of physical gifts. Recipients of Good Gift Cards can donate to one or more of The Good Registry’s 65+ charity partners — whether that’s the environment, vulnerable women or children, supporting new parents, animals, food security, or health and wellbeing.

The Recreators

Check out The Recreators’ laser-cut wooden hand-painted earrings. There are a variety of colourful and fun designs to choose from with different meanings. Earrings can be personalised to your taste. Locally made with reclaimed plywood and donated Resene paint. Check out the website for other great gift options.

Thunderpants

Candy cane stripes add a minty freshness to your summer Christmas look! Thunderpants love a seasonal print that doesn’t look too out of place after the event. This certainly won’t be like those reindeer socks at the back of the drawer! Here is the link to all Candy Cane items. Available nationwide.



3sixty2Wines

2020 finalist for the Sustainable Business Awards, 3sixty2 produces premium limited release Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in Marlborough. The change maker series is about sailing close to the wind, discovery and exploration of our North Star – finding sustainable excellence. The wines are packaged with nature in mind.

Wellington Zoo

Red Pandas, Giraffes, Tarantulas and more! Gift a unique experience this Christmas with an Animal Experience gift card from Wellington Zoo. With many animals to choose from, this is the perfect gift for any animal lover! Plus, 10% from every Animal Experience goes directly to a Conservation Fund. Buy online at wellingtonzoo.com/experience-gift-cards. Redeemable at Wellington Zoo

Stone Arrow Jewellery

Use code SBNXMAS at checkout on Stone Arrow’s website to get 15% off sustainably-made jewellery. Stone Arrow is a three times finalist in the Sustainable Business Awards and uses recycled sterling silver, copper and upcycled glass from bottles to create amazing designs.



Kōkako

Kōkako roasts exceptional Fairtrade, organic, climate-neutral coffee from farmers across Africa, Central America, Asia and the Pacific. Use the code SBNFRIENDS on the website for 10% off your order and Kōkako will box your beans in a special Meri Kirihimete gift box.
Make a purchase over the value of $30 before Dec 25th and you’ll also get yourself in the draw to win your choice of either a Sinch Electric Bike or a By Marsden hand-shaped surfboard. 

Why Waste

Why Waste Worms is offering free installation for its worm farm subscription for Christmas. Members enjoy a fully serviced worm farm based on the circular economy, installed at their home or office. Make soil, not methane by transforming up to 2kg of biodegradable waste a day into rich fertile soil. Check out www.whywaste.co.nz and use ‘SBN XMAS‘ in your registration.

Good Cube

Give the gift of vegan kindness to your skin and hair.  Good Cube are solid conditioning shampoo bars made from squished plant power. Bursting with active kiwi botanicals, such as horopito, and kumarahou, each bar is expertly formulated. Plus, every Good Cube you use saves eight plastic bottles from entering the environment. Raise the bar. Ditch the plastic. Available from https://www.goodcube.com/shop/

Foodprint

Foodprint has teamed up with the Kindness Collective Foundation, to bring Christmas kindness to over 500 families who are doing it tougher than most. Simply search for the Kindness Collective Foundation in the Foodprint app and donate any amount. The full amount (less the payment provider fees) will be donated directly to the charity. The store will be available for donations until Christmas Eve. Download the app here.

Big Street Bikers

Give the gift of cycling this Christmas. Electric cycling that is. With simple ride-to-own plans it’s never been easier to get on a bike this summer. Big Street Bikers has a great range of ebikes for sale with more stock arriving before Christmas. Mention SBN and get a FREE HELMET if you order before Xmas. Check out the bikes here or simply send an email to rechargery@bigstreetbikers.com to find out more.

Wishbone Design Studio

Wishbone Design Studio is an award-winning global toy brand creating modern, multi-functional and repairable ride-ons for pre-schoolers, including the iconic Wishbone Bike.  SBN members can use code SBN15 at checkout to receive 15% off online orders.