Mindful and eco-friendly Christmas gift ideas | Liv

Rivsalt Rock Salt Grater
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Love cooking? Live out your frustrated teppan grill chef ambitions with this cool salt set from Rivsalt. The “Taste” set comes with four rock salts: kala namak, a black salt from India; halite salt from Pakistan; rose salt from Bolivia; and Alpine rock salt from Austria. Simply grate over food for a dash of showmanship.


SEAL truck tyre upcycled bags

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For durable man-bags, SEAL creates hard-wearing accessories from old truck tyre tubes. Waterproof, strong and shock-absorbent, they’re perfect for urban exploration, travel and protecting delicate items such as laptops. Check out their range of messenger bags, totes, backpacks, duffle bags, wallets, belts and more.


Locally-made Be Candles
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Who doesn’t love a scented candle for a fragrant festive glow? BeCandles are handmade in Hong Kong in a charming workshop in Sai Kung. With a vegetable-based wax and a clean burn, the scented candles (roughly $200) come in gorgeous scents such as nutmeg ginger, white tea lotus, and gingerlily amber, to name a few. For something a little special, the “Moon Laboratory” scent diffusers – resin crystals in a locally-manufactured brass bowl – diffuse essential oil blends inspired by Hong Kong. Think Tai Long Wan, Tai Mo Shan, Hollywood Road and Yau Ma Tei.


Home gifts from Plastic-Free HK

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With an impressive range of durable, planet-friendly products, Plastic-Free HK is committed to helping you cut down on your plastic waste. Think stainless-steel lunchboxes, bamboo servingware, produce bags, toiletries, sanitary products and even cleaning brushes, wall stickers and kids’ toys.


Dopamine paper accessories

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After seeing the amount of waste paper created at university, jewllery designer Mary Ng came up with the idea for Dopamine, a jewellery company producing one-of-a-kind pieces from scrap paper – think maps, craft paper and music sheets. Her brooches, bracelets and other whimsical pieces make a stylish statement about finding a second purpose for our waste. A personalised service is available, where you can convert meaningful scraps – concert tickets, certificates – into wearable mementoes.


Zero-waste gifting from Now No Waste

With so much excess over the holidays, why not pare things back and opt for some practical home gifts that’ll help you cut down on your waste for the whole year? Now No Waste has essential kitchen and bathroom items, including beeswax food wraps, stainless steel drinking straws, bamboo toothbrushes and packaging-free toiletries.


Gluten-free treats from Nutri Alley

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Make a celiac sufferer happy this Christmas by splurging at Nutri Alley, an online shop dedicated to sourcing gluten-free food from suppliers all over the world. In addition to delicious cookies, snacks, pasta, cereal and baking supplies, you can even order fresh homemade gluten- and refined-sugar-free cakes from Sweet Secrets.


Testing Kits from Biorna Quantics


Give the gift of knowledge this year, with Biorna Quantics’ exhaustive range of testing kits that will tell you just about everything you need to know about yourself. From food sensitivities to metabolic biomarkers; body composition to your hormone profile, these kits can give you a better understanding of your body. Also on offer are cooked meal plans delivered to your door, and quality health supplements. They’re also offering some excellent deals and discounts on selected products.


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