Eco-conscious gifting: our top 10 picks!

In need of a gift but not quite sure what they would love?

Whether your giftee is already an eco-warrior or you want to encourage someone to be more environmentally conscious, here are our top 10 nil essentials that would make for perfect gifts.

1. Reusable wool makeup remover pads

Wool makeup remover pads

From a full face to minimal mascara and lippy, makeup remover is a must-have in the bathroom. It makes for the perfect gift, especially when it's our handcrafted 100% organic wool reusable makeup pads. These not only remove makeup, dirt, and oil to reveal a beautiful complexion, but they can be washed hundreds of times, reducing the amount of waste that goes to our landfills, so your friend can feel good about their low impact skincare routine! 

2. Stainless Steel Safety Razor

Reusable stainless steel razor

Say goodbye to disposable plastic razors and say hello to reusable stainless-steel razors that will quite literally last a lifetime. 

Offering a cleaner, closer shave, this is an excellent gift for both males and females, and with replacement blades available to purchase, there will be no need ever to go back to disposable options. To add that little bit extra to your gift, consider a razor travel bag patterned with unique New Zealand designed fabrics from our Fair-Trade Organic Fabric Factory.

3. Shampoo and Conditioner Bars

Shampoo and conditioner bars

For those that love their hair, our Shampoo and Conditioner Bars will be right up their alley! Our 100% soap and plastic-free bars contain no water and are highly concentrated, meaning they last much longer than traditional bottled shampoo – one bar is the equivalent of two bottles of shampoo.

Compact in size and packed with essential oils, our bars are perfect for the travelling friend that's always on the go. A great option is our Bar Wrappers or soap dishes to keep shampoo and conditioner bars safe and secure if you want to add a little extra!

4. Beauty Subscription Box

nil harm beauty subscription

If you are unsure what to gift, we have the perfect option. Nil harm beauty subscriptions offer a bimonthly delivery of essential nil harm products that are ethical and sustainable. Our beauty subscriptions are a great gift for friends who love attractive ethical alternatives, from shampoo bars, vegan soap, bamboo toothbrushes and NZ wool reusable makeup pads to tips and tricks about becoming more sustainable.

Plus, who doesn't love mail arriving at their door? It's a gift that keeps on giving!

5. Shaving Gift Box

nil shaving gift box

Want to go above and beyond? How about the complete shaving gift box containing a reusable stainless-steel razor, ten replaceable blades and a vegan shaving bar – it's everything they will need!

6. Konjac Body Sponge

Konjac body sponge

A konjac sponge is a 100% natural body sponge that is biodegradable, compostable and free of any parabens, sulphates, or chemicals. As an eco-friendly, plant-based alternative to plastic loofahs, konjac sponges naturally balance the acidity of our skin's impurities and oils while enriching nutrition.

Available in three different options to suit different skin types, konjac sponges assist in removing toxins and makeup, leaving glowing skin – we know your friend would love it! 

7. Wool Facecloth

Wool facecloth

Facecloths are a household staple, so why not gift 100% organic wool reusable face cloths that are natural, biodegradable, and compostable?

Working in harmony with our body's protection mechanisms, the soft blend of wool gently removes makeup, dirt, oil, and dead skin cells to reveal a radiant complexion on all skin types. Handmade through our home workforce model, our 100% organic wool reusable facecloths are made right here in New Zealand, so your friend can feel good about their daily skincare routine.

8. String Shopping Bag

String shopping bag

A reusable bag always comes in handy! Whether it's for the weekly groceries or the unexpected purchase in town, our string shopping bags are compact but carry a surprising amount! Made from 100% organic string cotton, these bags are an excellent addition to the handbag – so your friend is never left caught without one!

9. nil Coffee Cup


Coffee cup

If you're buying for a café hopper or a coffee lover, then a nil coffee cup will be their timeless travel buddy. Suitable for hot or cold drinks, they are leakproof, BPA free and scratch and slip resistant. For the friend that's always on the move – this one is for them!

10. nil Beeswax Wraps

Beeswax wraps

Nil beeswax wraps are a great gifting option for everyone and a fantastic alternative to plastic wrap. Handmade from pure organic New Zealand beeswax and organic cotton, our beeswax wraps are 100% food safe and are great for covering leftovers in the fridge and wrapping sandwiches and lunches.

Available in different sizes and patterns inspired by New Zealand flora and fauna, these wraps make the perfect gift for those looking for sustainable ways to be environmentally conscious.

 For ethical and sustainable gifts that give back to our earth, nil makes it easy with everyday ethical essentials. We’re here to make it easy with nil effort to create a world with nil ham and nil waste.

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