An Ethical, Feminist and Eco-Friendly Festive Season

Are you looking for an amazing gift this holiday season? Want to avoid the consumerism and go plastic-free? On the lookout for something for the feminists in your life? ActionAid Australia staff have put together their top gift ideas for a conscious festive season.



Give the gift of an experience

Tickets to something fun make great gifts – consider a concert, event, massage or the theatre. What makes it more fun is that you can do it together!

Give the gift of laughter through a ticket to Frocking Hilarious in Sydney or Brisbane in 2020. No junk, no waste. Just the joy of gift that’s guaranteed to make them smile. And the best part? Proceeds go towards supporting women around the world to claim their rights.


Feminist books that are sure to inspire

The Art of Feminism








We Should all be Feminists

A is for Awesome! This one’s for the kids, and lists the alphabet and names of influential women and what they have done.

If you need more book ideas, check out this list designed to empower, educate and move you to take action.


Something handmade

Get creative and crafty and consider making gifts yourself. Homemade spice mixes and baked goods are definitely a way to someone’s heart. Low-cost and delicious – you can’t go wrong! If you need some inspo, check out these ideas from the Zero Waste Chef.

Spices in Jars


Give the gift of habitat or adopt a koala

Give the gift of a tree (or a grove of trees!) through Plant a Tree for Me. We all know how important trees are, especially in the face of the climate crisis and the recent bushfires. Through planting a tree, you can also help impacted native animals.

You can also adopt a koala. As bushfires continue around Australia, many koalas are losing their home and suffering severely from smoke inhalations and burns. Adopt a koala through WWF or The Koala Hospital.


Give a gift that will help reduce plastic waste

Keep-cups, stainless steel water bottles, wooden toothbrushes – the list goes on…

Flora and Fauna have a large range of eco-friendly gift sets, to help kickstart someone on their plastic free journey.


Feminist Games

Okay Lady make mindful puzzles, for women and by women. They are incredibly beautiful too!

Who’s She is a guessing game about extraordinary women. What makes it even better – it’s all made from wood which means no plastic!


Other ideas

Support @buyfromthebush. Through supporting this initiative, you have the opportunity to directly support rural businesses who are doing it tough in the amidst the devastating effects of the drought in areas across Australia.

TwoGood: For every purchase you make, something is given (which we think is a super awesome concept!)

Join the Movement

Thank you!

Great to have you on board! Will you help grow our movement by sharing this link with your friends? Or why stop there – take action for women’s rights and sign one of our latest petitions!