Tips for sustainable gifts and corporate gifts

Do you have a birthday coming up, are you looking for gift ideas for the holidays, or do you want to surprise your business partners with a small gift? In the consumer society we live in, sustainable gifts are a desirable present. Don't worry if you don't know where to start looking for a sustainable gift, we can help you! Below are 4 gift tips shared that take sustainability into account. You will also find 3 environmentally friendly gift-wrapping techniques to make the gift complete and put a smile on the recipient's face.

Sustainable gift ideas and corporate gifts

With these sustainable gifts, you will definitely surprise your friends, family, or business relations. There is plenty to choose from, so there is something for everyone!

Nothing new

The most sustainable gift is one that is not new. Nowadays, you can score gems at low prices at the thrift store. Something that is good for the world and for your wallet.

Dried flowers

A fresh bouquet of flowers is a beautiful gift to receive, but in most cases, not very sustainable. We've all experienced the painful moment when the flowers have to go in the green container. You don't have that moment quickly with dried flowers. A dried bouquet is often air-dried and can stay for at least a year! It is therefore a cheap, fun, and sustainable alternative.

Do gift

How nice is it to give an activity that you can do together? Whether it's a tasting, a cooking workshop, or a dance lesson, there's something for everyone. Organizing an activity yourself is also a lot of fun and original. For example, organize a movie night, a picnic, or cook for that person.

Gift card

It may sound a bit boring, but a gift card is always fun to give. Nowadays, many retail chains and catering establishments offer gift cards. Choose one that suits the recipient's interests to make sure there is no waste.

Wrapping can also be sustainable!

Whether it's for a birthday, Christmas, or Sinterklaas: everyone is happy to receive gifts. Especially if they are beautifully wrapped. However, the mountain of waste that arises after unpacking is less fun. If you opt for a sustainable gift or business gift, a sustainable packaging cannot be missing. Fortunately, there are plenty of sustainable packaging alternatives that are creative and easy. Discover them below!


You can easily wrap gifts in fabric in all sorts of ways. From simply rolling it up and tying a bow to creative knotting. Did you know that this way of wrapping is very famous in Japan? It even has a special name: Furoshiki.

Reusable gift box

Do you happen to have a nice box left over from a package or a gift you received yourself? Dress it up and use it to wrap the gift!

FSC gift wrap

Do you still want to use traditional wrapping paper? Then make sure you use gift wrap with an FSC® label. The Forest Stewardship Council label focuses on the sustainable preservation of forest management. Do you want to know more about the FSC® label? Read all about it on our blog!

Sustainable gift for entrepreneurs

Give yourself as an entrepreneur a gift as well and switch to sustainable disposables. At TakeAware, you will find a wide range of products that contribute to a circular economy, where waste gets a second life! We offer disposables made from various sustainable materials such as wood, sugarcane, and bamboo. Curious about our range? Take a look at our snack boxes, coffee cups, and paper bags. Do you want to create more atmosphere in your business? Then you've come to the right place with us! Check out our wide range of candles & Q-Lights.