If you’ve been wanting to make the switch to enjoy more eco-friendly holidays, then Easter is a great time to get started!
We’ve got some amazing discounts from the Family Eco Life community of brands along with beautiful gift ideas that are both fun and kind to the environment, but first…. let’s talk chocolate!
Help save the Orangutans and say no to palm oil
Don’t stress chocolate lovers, there are plenty of sweet eco-friendly options available this Easter that you can feel good about purchasing. Here’s what to look for to help keep this indulgence as guilt free as possible!
- Choose chocolate that is Palm oil free or has certified sustainable palm oil only
- Check out ethical chocolate options by ‘Fair trade’
- Choose vegan chocolate when available
- Be conscious of plastic packaging and avoid chocolate eggs displayed in plastic windowed boxes
Check out our previous article ‘Why is palm oil so bad’ to discover some of the common names used to disguise this ingredient. You can also find some delicious Easter treats from ethical chocolate brands HERE
RECYCLING TIP – You can easily recycle small chocolate egg foil wrappers by collecting them all and scrunching them together into a fist size ball before putting them in the recycle bin.
ECO-FRIENDLY GIFT IDEAS
If you prefer to skip the chocolate and give your children lasting eco-friendly gifts you’ll love these Easter themed ideas from some of our favourite brands.
This stunning online children’s store stocks unique wooden keepsake toys as well as a wonderful variety of Easter themed gifts. Check out the super sweet ‘mini bolga baskets‘ that your little ones can use to forage with all year round, plus these gorgeous eco-gifts for something extra special:
- Wooden Camera in silent sage RRP $34.95
- Easter Bunny Hop potion kit RRP $22.95
- Wooden Wands RRP $36.95
- Easter Stamps RRP $29.95
Use code BUNNYLOVE for 15% off storewide with Behind the Trees Wooden Toys!
Keep the kids entertained these school holidays with these creative kits from ‘ Poppy and Daisy Designs.’ Choose between two gorgeous Easter boxes, both with eco-friendly craft activities inside:
Use code: EASTER20 for 20% off easter kits with Poppy and Daisy Designs
As Autumn is in full swing, cosy winter Pyjamas are always a practical and much loved gift for Easter. You’ll find stunning certified organic GOTS sleepwear for kids with these two beautiful Sunshine Coast businesses:
GOTS certified organic cotton sleepwear plus hoodies, tees and linen pillowcases from Gather and Moss. All Australian made with small batch production and stunning nature inspired prints. There’s still a few of the limited edition ‘Bilby’ themed PJ’s left for Easter but you’ll need to be quick!
Use code ECOLIFE for 15% off with Gather & Moss
New range of 100% GOTS certified organic cotton rib-knit winter pyjamas in grey, pink and powder blue have just been added to this lovely collection. You can also find gorgeous baby sleep-suits and super soft muslin wraps perfect for the cooler nights ahead.
Use code FAMILYEASTER for 15% off with Organic nights
CONNECT AND PLAY
If you’re living or holidaying on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast this easter check out these special release workshops for kids!
‘EASTER IN THE FOREST’ with ‘The Wild Exchange’
Discover more eco-conscious gift ideas for other occasions on the Family Eco Life directory HERE.
Wishing everyone a safe and happy easter break!