Unique Gifts For Christmas 2018

10 Unique Gifts Made From Recycled Materials


Looking for a unique gift for that quirky friend or eco-conscious relative? This could be just what you’re looking for.

We all know recycling is good, right? But, you know what’s not so good?

If there is no demand for products made from recycled materials, recycling isn’t viable. All those carefully sorted items that went in your recycle bin still eventually end up in landfill.


What’s this got to do with your pressie shopping?

Here’s where you can make gift giving easy; all while driving demand for quality, recycled goods AND supporting small business.  Read on:


10 Unique Gift Ideas Made From Recycled Materials


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This gorgeous set of Sterling Silver Stacking Rings is sure to be treasured by the special lady in your life. 

The set contains 5 rings with Various textured finishes. 

Each ring is carefully handmade from recycled silver, before being given its final texture. 

Plus, they’re made in Western Australia, and that’s awesome. 

” I love the idea of creating something exquisite out of materials destined for landfill.”

– Deb from TheBeautyOfAllThings. 

For the eco-conscious man. Now he can grab a round, plastic free! 

This rustic wooden Beer Caddy is handmade in Australia by BespokeArtDesign. The ideal gift for beer lovers who like to make an impression. 

Plus never he’ll never his bottle opener again (available in red, blue, brown and green).

For The Photographer: Durable Water Resistant Camera Bag

The perfect gift for the eco photographer. This vegan friendly  DSLR camera bag is made from recycled tyre inner tubes. 


 – Space for DSLR camera with attached lens and one extra lens. 

 – Body material is a composite of rubberized fabric and inner tube. 

– Sandwiched between the waterproof fabric lining is a 6mm foam padding. 

– Two secured exterior pockets in front and back to contain accessories and     batteries. 

– Expandable roll top opening is a convenient feature for extra space. 

– 7cm x 40cm strap pad is ultra-wide to ensure comfort from a heavy load. 

– A small ring at the back is a provision for small carabiner hooked to your belt loop to keep the bag from swinging around while shooting. 

Created by AJJAYA in New South Wales – “Wearable Art & Functional Fashion for conscious beings.”


For The Host/Hostess: Recycled Flat Green Wine Bottle Serving Dish

A unique gift for anyone who loves to entertain. Each upcycled wine bottle is one-of-a-kind. 

Fun, functional and sure to become a talking point. 

Crafted in New South Wales by UpcycledBottleArt.

A beautiful gift for baby. This beautiful denim bunting, made with recycled jeans, would make an adorable addition to any child’s room. 

From another awesome West Aussie business:

“…four years ago I bought myself a second hand vintage sewing machine and started making bags and cushion covers using my own designs…I love jeans/denim for its imperfections…the weave that gives denim its character” – Ari from Jeanscycle. 

For The Bohemian at Heart: Multicolor Rainbow Silk Scarf.

On the hunt for a gift for someone who loves the Boho chic look? You can’t go past this statement piece.

This rainbow scarf is hand knitted from recycled sari silk, to acheive a raw tattered boho look. 

Made by another talented West Aussie based lady, Rosemary from plumfish creates “colourful, raw, recycled sari silk, handspun, handknit pieces” for their owners to love. 


For The Loved One Who’s Into Their Oils: Essential Oils Storage Box.

With the explosion in popularity of essential oils, I’d be surprised if you didn’t know someone who would love this beautiful timber storage box. 

This box holds 12, 12 – 15mL bottles. It is handcrafted from recycled or reclaimed timber and finished with linseed oil and natural beeswax polish. 

Designed and made in Tasmania by Steve from BlueSwallowDesignsAU. 


For The Backyard Farmer: Egg Holder Basket

A novel, yet extremely practical gift, for anybody who keeps chickens. 

This basket is 100% handmade from recycled paper and coloured with non-toxic paper dyes. It is lightweight, sturdy, strong and functional.

Crafted in New South Wales by Cathy from PaperPaperAustralia.

Your daughter or niece will love the delicate, yet edgy design of this bracelet. 

This “Scent” recycled inner tube bracelet/cuff is handmade in the Northern Territory.

I am passionate about the environment, recycling, upcycling and about providing individual service.” – mista micha from UPCYCLEDinOZ.

This practical accessory is durable and water resistant, making it perfect for hiking, camping and trips to the beach.

Made in New South Wales with recycled tyre inner tubes by AJJAYA.

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