Ethical Christmas Decorations

This year will be my first Christmas in my little apartment, and whilst we do most of the Christmas celebrations at my folks place I still wanted to get into the festive spirit at home. I started to look into where I could buy decorations that were fair trade, made from recycled materials or in some other way sustainably made so I thought I would share what I found with you all too! So here we go, my ethical Christmas decorations shopping guide!

Ethical Christmas decorations

It was surprisingly hard to locate Australian online stores with ethical Christmas decorations, but luckily the few stores I did find had quite a few options, so if the exact colours or designs I’ve picked aren’t quite up your alley I recommend having a browse at what else they have!

Decorations for Your Tree

Ethical Christmas Decorations

Where To Shop Them:

1. Recycled Glass Snowflake ($14) – Biome Eco Store^
2. Art Deco Recycled Glass Sphere ($14) – Biome Eco Store^
3. Tidings bird ($15.95) – Biome Eco Store^
4. Mosaic Heart ($12.95) – Oxfam Shop^
5. Three White Birds Hanging Set ($25.95) – Oxfam Shop^
6. Hanging Bauble with Red Floral Design ($6.95) – Oxfam Shop^
7. Velvet Zari Deer ($14.95) – Oxfam Shop^
8. Wooden Santa ($12) – Hard to Find
9. Recycled Magazine Angels ($19.95) – Oxfam Shop^
10. Wooden Reindeer ($12) – Hard to Find

Decorations for Your Home

Ethical Christmas Decorations #2

Where to Shop Them:

1. Northern Forest 3D Decoration ($89.95) – Hard to Find
2. Holly Leaf Garland ($12.95) – Oxfam Shop^
3. Nativity Ornament in Red ($29.95) – Oxfam Shop^
4. Felt Ball Pom Pom Garland ($25) – Down That Little Lane
5. Twig Reindeer Candle Holder ($25.95) – Oxfam Shop^
6. Tea Bag Christmas Decorations ($16.50) – Biome Eco Store^
7. Christmas Creatures Paper Toys ($16.50) – Hard to Find
8. Recycled Paper Nativity Set ($29.95) – Oxfam Shop^
9. Christmas Tree Lantern ($9.95) – Down That Little Lane
10. Merry Christmas Ceramic Bunting ($59.95) – Biome Eco Store^
11. Merry Christmas Sign ($50) – Hard to Find

So many gorgeous options to choose from, I’m not entirely sure where to start! I think I definitely need one of those cute little reindeer candle holders though, and some garland, oh and more than a couple of the tree decorations too! Which are your favourites?

If you want to purchase some of the gorgeous offerings from the Oxfam Shop they are currently offering free shipping for purchases over $80 – just follow this link^ & enter the code VEPNEF! You’ll be helping Oxfam continue their great work as well!

I hope this ethical Christmas decorations guide has been helpful – let me know if you end up buying any of them, I’d love to see!

Note: links marked ^ are affiliate links, but I wouldn’t be recommending the products if I didn’t believe in them, honesty always around these parts!
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26 Comments on Ethical Christmas Decorations

  1. merilyn
    November 26, 2014 at 7:06 am (5 years ago)

    thanks for sharing your finds liz! … certainly a very good idea and ideal! … Oxfam is always good and I’m loving biome eco store.
    I reinvent my old decorations every year
    in fact,I re-purpose silver charms from bracelets etc and put them on some twiggy branches! saw the recycled tea bags and remembered … I once recycled tea bags in an exhibition called “NOT SO COSY” [about tea pots] … collected, dried and stapled them all together around a maypole chopstick … sat them over a tall teapot like a dolly varden cake! I called it “new life for old bags!” interesting! … love m:)X

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      November 26, 2014 at 9:11 am (5 years ago)

      That sounds fab Merilyn! How great is Oxfam – gorgeous products & a great cause too! I’m so glad I discovered Biome as well!

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  2. The Life of Clare
    November 26, 2014 at 8:24 am (5 years ago)

    I love these suggestions! Another enviro friendly option is the op shop. All our decorations are second hand, you’d never know from looking at them either.
    The Life of Clare recently posted…Chocolate Beetroot Cake

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      November 26, 2014 at 9:13 am (5 years ago)

      Yes! Op shop is a great idea, considering how little use the decorations can get there’s definitely no way people could tell if they’re secondhand!

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  3. Rebecca Clare
    November 26, 2014 at 10:10 am (5 years ago)

    Don’t forget to decorate the toilet with some limited edition Christmas theme paper from Who Gives a Crap too! It’s ever so pretty.

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      November 26, 2014 at 10:20 am (5 years ago)

      It IS pretty isn’t it! Luckily I’m almost ready for a new delivery so I will make sure to get myself some Christmas TP!

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  4. Rebecca
    November 27, 2014 at 9:24 am (5 years ago)

    You bring my attention to ethical things that I hadn’t even thought of being unethical! Love it.

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      November 27, 2014 at 9:33 am (5 years ago)

      Glad to hear it’s helpful Bec!

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      November 29, 2014 at 12:48 pm (5 years ago)

      Aren’t they gorgeous! xx

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      November 29, 2014 at 12:48 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      November 29, 2014 at 12:48 pm (5 years ago)

      Isn’t it great! I think I need that little deer for my place!

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      November 29, 2014 at 12:49 pm (5 years ago)

      Yep, hard to beat handmade isn’t it!

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  5. Sonia Life Love Hiccups
    November 30, 2014 at 10:08 pm (5 years ago)

    Never in a zillion years would I have considered decorations as ethical. I love that you made me think about this. xx

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      December 1, 2014 at 7:02 am (5 years ago)

      My pleasure! Thanks for stopping by xx

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  6. Qinnie
    December 1, 2014 at 3:28 pm (5 years ago)

    Hi Liz

    Great article! I’d like to introduce Oz Fair Trade, a startup charity I founded in 2013. I am based in Canberra. I offer a few Christmas decorations and many Christmas gifts in my online store. I have also just recently set up my affiliate program, so if you are interested please get in touch!

    Cheers!

    Qinnie

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      December 1, 2014 at 3:54 pm (5 years ago)

      Hi Quinne, thanks so much for stopping by! I’ll pop over and check out your site right now, sounds right up my alley!

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  7. Dannielle @ Zamamabakes
    December 1, 2014 at 9:28 pm (5 years ago)

    Oh my goodness so many treasures to choose from. I’m loving number 6 and 9 from the tree decorations and 4 and 5 in the home decorations. thanks for sharing your discoveries! Have a great week 🙂
    Dannielle @ Zamamabakes recently posted…Mini Caramelised Onion & Blue Cheese Tarts

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      December 3, 2014 at 1:31 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks Dannielle, there are some gorgeous decorations out there aren’t there!

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  8. Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages
    December 9, 2014 at 9:19 pm (5 years ago)

    Such beautiful decorations. I’m not buying any new ones at all this year. My ethical decorations are being brought to you by my daughters crafty skills with the recycling box. Though maybe that is classed as child labour and not ethical. Opps! 🙂 Thanks again for linking up with my Christmas Link Party. xx
    Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages recently posted…Christmas Link Party

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      December 9, 2014 at 9:21 pm (5 years ago)

      I think when it comes to homemade, recycled Christmas decorations you get a pass on the child labour laws! Well, at least in my mind! I bet they are super cute too! xx

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  9. Ella Hyden
    March 6, 2017 at 3:01 am (3 years ago)

    Beautiful suggestions by you. I liked the all decorations ideas.

    Thanks for sharing.

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