Sustainable Ramadan Part 2: Sustainable Ramadan Gift Guide

Sustainable Ramadan Part 2: Sustainable Ramadan Gift Guide

10 Thoughtful Choices for a Greener Tomorrow


In a world increasingly conscious of its environmental impact, it’s crucial to extend our commitment to sustainability to every aspect of our lives, including gift-giving. This sustainable gifting guide aims to inspire thoughtful choices that not only bring joy to your loved ones this Ramadan and Eid but also contribute to a greener and more sustainable future.

1. Choose Reusable and Eco-Friendly Wrapping:
Begin your sustainable gifting journey by opting for reusable wrapping alternatives like cloth gift bags, beeswax wraps, or recycled paper. This not only reduces waste but also adds a touch of uniqueness to your presents. 

Have you experimented with Furoshiki wrapping? This traditional Japanese technique for gift-wrapping offers an eco-friendly and stylish alternative to conventional wrapping paper.

2. Gift Experiences Over Things:
Consider gifting experiences such as spa or adventure days, or cooking classes. These not only create lasting memories but also minimise the demand for physical goods and their associated environmental impact.

3. Support Local Artisans and Sustainable Brands:
Explore local markets or online platforms that feature handmade, upcycled, or sustainably produced goods. By supporting local artisans and sustainable brands, you contribute to a more ethical and eco-friendly economy.

Here’s some you can check out, their products are all to a high standard.

  • Hachure - for sustainable sportswear and accessories
  • Spindle by Sisters - they have the finest ethical handcrafted homeware made by women around the world
  • Oum Naturals - a natural skincare brand based on Perso-Arabian traditions
  • Silq Rose - the only sustainable hijab store you need to go to
  • Khamsa - for eco-friendly prayer mats, the best gift you can give to anyone!
  • And of course us! Amore Terrae offers a range of eco-friendly gift sets and products. Check out the shop for even more gifting ideas.
4. Plant-Based and Ethical Gifts:

Choose gifts that align with a plant-based or ethical lifestyle. This could include cruelty-free beauty products, self care bath products, eco-friendly homeware, sustainable fashion items, or candle gift sets.

5. DIY Gifts with a Personal Touch:
Embrace your creativity and make personalised gifts. Whether it’s homemade jams, knitted scarves, or crafted photo albums, DIY gifts not only reduce waste but also show the recipient the effort and thought put into the present.

6. Give the Gift of Learning:
Support sustainability education by gifting books, courses, or workshops that focus on eco-friendly practices, conservation, or sustainable living. This helps raise awareness and encourages a more sustainable mindset.

7. Zero-Waste Essentials:
Consider zero-waste essentials like reusable water bottles, stainless steel straws, or bamboo utensils. These items promote a sustainable lifestyle and reduce the use of disposable, single-use products. Why not gift our Eco-Friendly starter pack to get them off to an excellent start on their journey to becoming more sustainable.

8. Charitable Donations in Their Name:
Make a meaningful impact by donating to a charity or cause that your recipient is passionate about. This not only supports important initiatives but also reflects a shared commitment to making the world a better place. Also charity (or sadaqah) is good deed rewarded greatly by Allah.

9. Encourage Green Thumb Habits:
Inspire a love for nature by gifting plants or seeds. Indoor plants not only add a touch of greenery to living spaces but also contribute to improved air quality.

10. Upcycled and Vintage Treasures:
Seek out unique, upcycled, or vintage items. Antique shops, thrift stores, or online marketplaces can be treasure troves of one-of-a-kind gifts that carry a rich history and reduce the demand for new production.

I hope you find this sustainable gifting guide useful and it encourages a shift towards more mindful and eco-friendly choices. By making thoughtful decisions in your gift-giving, you not only celebrate special occasions but also contribute to a sustainable and harmonious future for generations to come.

Back to blog

Leave a comment

Please note, comments need to be approved before they are published.