Release your eco-warrior with our top eco-friendly experience gifts this Christmas! With the growing awareness of climate change and the need to act now, it is essential to make small (but important) changes to reduce our environmental impact. Whether you are after sustainability-focused Brisbane activities or want to inform your little ones with eco-friendly things to do in Melbourne with the kids, there are plenty of eco-friendly experiences to be had!
The Christmas season is all about giving to those who need it most, and we think that it is about time we give back to mother earth and support some eco-friendly workshops and classes across Australia. Our top environmental workshops and classes recognise the value of sourcing sustainable and recycled materials and limiting waste. Join us in taking a stand for our beautiful earth with these fabulous experience gifts.
Get in and amongst nature with terrarium and kokedama classes
First up on our list of top eco-friendly experience gifts for this Christmas are terrarium classes and kokedama classes. How could we possibly start a list of eco-friendly classes without mentioning these fun little plants? Not only are terrariums and kokedamas environmentally-friendly but they are also so cute and make great additions to your home or outdoor area.
An added bonus is that they are super low maintenance and thrive on their own. If you love introducing plants and flowers to your home but have never quite grasped gardening or how to, you know, actually care for your plants then kokedama classes and DIY terrariums are perfect for you!
Build a mini ecosystem with fun terrarium classes
Our expert teachers will guide you through how to make the most hospitable environment for your DIY terrarium. Get dirty, reconnect with nature and get lost in the moment. In our terrarium classes you can learn more about how plants think and feel and get in touch with your long lost green thumb. At the end of your class, return home with your own mini-ecosystem! Terrarium classes are a great eco-friendly experience gift and one of our top things to do in Perth right now!
Make a unique and versatile plant with Kokedama classes
There is something incredibly therapeutic about learning how to make kokedama and it is also super easy! Just like with our terrarium workshops, you will gain a better understanding of plants and create a unique and eco-friendly decoration for your home. You will be instructed on how to care for your new kokedama plant and learn how to keep your cute, little green friend thriving!
Get creative with natural waxes
Wax is a sustainable, natural and eco-friendly product that can produce some amazing results. Whether you would like to make your own soy candles or reduce your waste by switching to beeswax wraps instead of plastic, there are many environmental benefits of working with wax.
Customise your own natural soy candle
Why buy an overly expensive, mass-produced candle when you can make your own? Natural soy candle making classes are a wonderful way to experiment with size, fragrance and the colour of your candle to create something truly beautiful and individual.
Once you have learnt the basics to soy candle making and can produce similar results from home, you may even be able to recycle things like old food jars and use them as unique candleholders. What a great way to use sustainable products which can also reduce unnecessary waste! We love the versatility and possibilities that come from our soy candle making classes!
Reduce food and plastic waste with beeswax wrap workshops
Beeswax is one of the most sustainable products out there and our beeswax wraps workshops have multiple, eco-focused benefits! Beeswax wraps are natural, reusable and recyclable and the obvious alternative to harmful plastic wrap and single-use plastic. What is even more impressive about beeswax is that it is proven to preserve food for longer than plastic, keeping it fresh and reducing food waste.
Our beeswax wrap workshops are a great way to act more sustainably and learn how to make products that are both eco-friendly and incredibly useful! Beeswax wrap workshops are popping up all over the country and are one of our favourite unique experiences in Sydney that we would definitely recommend trying out for yourself!
Get a little messy with hand building clay and pottery classes
Tired of spending hours in giant furniture stores searching for some random bowl or mug that you barely even end up using? Create something personalised and from scratch with one of our many hand building clay and pottery classes. Not only do these classes use all-natural materials, but by making pieces yourself you are reducing the harmful side effects that come from manufacturing these products.
Relax into a beginners pottery class, create hand building ceramics, or even master the Japanese art of kintsugi. There is no limit to some of the amazing, eco-friendly things that you can make with one of these fun experiences.
Try out unique, sustainable design with kintsugi
Kintsugi is a wonderful and meditative art form that has an important message: even broken things can be made into something beautiful. Kintsugi demonstrates this through the mending of broken pottery using lacquer with gold, platinum or silver, highlighting the history and story of what was once broken. Kintsugi classes are one of our favourite experience gifts in Melbourne right now and definitely a memorable activity!
Aside from being incredibly thought-provoking and fun to do, kintsugi classes are also a great eco-friendly experience gift. What is more sustainable than fixing something that is broken instead of simply throwing it away? The second big message of kintsugi is quite clear: there are always ways to reuse and limit our waste, we just have to work out what that is!
It is now more important than ever to become more environmentally-conscious, choose sustainability and continue to reuse, recycle and build a better planet for everyone. Whether you are more interested in gardening, creating something new or repurposing something old, there are thousands of eco-friendly experience gifts out there for you to try out this Christmas!