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Eco-Friendly Christmas Shopping in Prague: Green Gift Ideas (For Him & Her)

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When it comes to sustainable Christmas shopping, it of course makes sense to avoid unnecessary purchases. But we know that sometimes a small gift is just what’s needed to warm a friend or family member’s heart—particularly if it’s eco-friendly.  So if you’re in Prague and looking to do a little green Christmas shopping, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve put together a list of 12 great eco-friendly Christmas gift ideas for both men and women that we hope you’ll enjoy. Happy Holidays everyone!

 

FOR HIM

 

Bamboo boxer briefs gift box from Thought Clothing

CZK 870 (in the store) or CZK 901 (online)

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These super soft and stylish boxers come handily packaged in a pretty reusable cardboard box.

Why it’s green: Bamboo is considered to be a more sustainable fabric than because it grows quickly and requires less water and pesticides to be cultivated. Thought Clothing also takes other steps to make their whole supply chain more sustainable, which you can read about it their environmental policy.

Where to find it: Eco Fashion Labels (Francouzska 21, Prague 2), a shop newly opened in Prague in November of this year, selling stylish and eco-conscious clothing from both international and local brands.

 

 

Facial Toner from Dr. Hauschka

CZK 546

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Who says men don’t used cosmetics? This luxuriously natural product contains extracts of witch hazel and anthyllis, and is perfect as an aftershave or just to refresh and hydrate skin.

Why it’s green: Originally founded 1935, Dr. Hauschka was one of the first to pioneer natural medicines and later natural cosmetics. All Dr. Hauschka products are skin, planet and animal friendly, carrying NATRUE certification and made (wherever possible) with organic, biodynamic and fairtrade ingredients.

Where to find it: Dr. Hauschka Store + Studio (Revoluční 10, Prague 1), the local flagship store of the well-renowned brand.

 

Locally handmade bowtie from Bubibubi Ties

CZK 690

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If you’re looking for something totally unique for an extravagant friend, this fun bowtie is a great option!

Why it’s green: Bubibubi Ties are 100% handmade in the Czech Republic.

Where to find it: Dyzajnoff (Ostrovní 20, Prague 1), a boutique in the center of Prague selling cute clothes and accessories from a variety of Czech designers.

 

Pure linen long-sleeved shirt from K. Bana

CZK 1750

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Whether it be for relaxing, travelling or doing yoga, the pieces from K.Bana are well-suited to a healthy and active lifestyle. This elegant shirt is Ideal for winter or summer and is available in dark blue or white.

Why it’s green: The fabric, aside from being both light and highly durable, is made in the Czech Republic from pure flax, a sustainable fiber that has a more favorable ecological footprint compared to cotton.

Where to find it: K. Bana (Hálkova 13, Prague 1), whose shop selling all pure-linen clothing for men and women can be found hidden away behind national museum (“Muzeum”).

 

Stylish Prague-themed organic cotton t-shirt from Pragtique

CZK 480

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Designed by local illustrator Martin Svoboda, this organic cotton t-shirt is a comfortable, stylish and artistic keepsake for Prague-lovers.

Why it’s green: Because it uses less water and pesticides to be produced that conventional cotton, organic cotton is considered to be a more sustainable alternative. This shirt was designed and printed in Czechia.

Where to find it: Pragtique (Národní 37, Prague 1), a tiny shop hidden away in the city center selling unique locally designed Prague souvenirs.

 

FOR HER

 

Revitalizing mask from Dr. Hauschka

CZK 714

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This revitalizing face mask is rich with a cocktail of nourishing plant extracts that soothe and tone the skin. A perfect gift for a special someone who needs some pampering!

Why it’s green: Originally founded 1935, Dr. Hauschka was one of the first to pioneer natural medicines and later natural cosmetics. All Dr. Hauschka products are skin, planet and animal friendly, carrying NATRUE certification and made (wherever possible) with organic, biodynamic and fairtrade ingredients.

Where to find it: Dr. Hauschka Store + Studio (Revoluční 10, Prague 1), the local flagship store of the well-renowned brand.

 

Recycled nylon pantyhose from Swedish Stockings

CZK 490 (in the store) or CZK 530 (online)

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These recycled black pantyhose stockings are high quality and durable, made to last more than one wear. And when you’re done with them, they can be returned and recycled!

Why it’s green: Swedish Stockings makes its pantyhose from the by-products of other nylon products, reducing waste. They also take numerous other steps to green their supply chain, including using solar power and reusing water in the production process.

Where to find it: Eco Fashion Labels (Francouzska 21, Prague 2), a shop newly opened in Prague in November of this year, selling stylish and eco-conscious clothing from both international and local brands.

 

Long-sleeved pure-linen shirt from K. Bana

CZK 2550

This comfy 100% linen shirt with standup collar and small metal buttons along the front is available in either white or a delicate “Japanese waves” pattern.

Why it’s green: The fabric, aside from being both light and highly durable, is made in the Czech Republic from pure flax, a sustainable fiber that has a more favorable ecological footprint compared to cotton.

Where to find it: K. Bana (Hálkova 13, Prague 1), whose shop selling all pure-linen clothing for men and women can be found hidden away behind national museum (“Muzeum”).

 

Healthy cosmetics package from Biorythme

CZK 615

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This package contains natural, Czech-made deodorant, cream and lip balm, the perfect gift for your health and eco-conscious friends who need a bit of extra care.

Why it’s green: Products from Biorythme are 100% hand-made in Czechia and do not contain any paraffins, SLS/SLEs, petroleum or palm oil. They are also never tested on animals.

Where to find it: Dyzajnoff (Ostrovní 20, Prague 1), a boutique in the center of Prague selling cute clothes and accessories from a variety of Czech designers.

 

Organic cotton shopping bag from Pragtique

CZK 340

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Help your loved ones ditch the plastic bags by gifting them an organic cotton shopping bag, this one decorated with a minimalistic design by local illustrator Martin Svoboda.

Why it’s green: Because it uses less water and pesticides to be produced than conventional cotton, organic cotton is considered to be a more sustainable alternative. This shirt was designed and printed in Czechia.

Where to find it: Pragtique (Národní 37, Prague 1), a tiny shop hidden away in the city center selling unique locally designed Prague souvenirs.

 

FOR HIM OR HER

Natural toothbrush with glass case from Yoni

CZK 258

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Eco-conscious and elegantly designed, this toothbrush is made from the twigs of the Salvadora persica tree and includes a case of Czech-made glass, plugged with a stopper made of Portuguese cork. The glass case means that you can have the brush with you for on the go, keeping your pearly whites fresh and clean between meals.

Why it’s green: The Yoni toothbrush is made of natural materials that are non-toxic and biodegradable, unlike a conventional plastic toothbrush.

Where to find it: The Chemistry Design Store (U Lužického semináře 11, Prague 1), a beautiful design store tucked right next to the Charles Bridge on the Mala Strana side.

 

Cork board maps of Czechia from Moje Cesko

CZK 595

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The self-adhesive map can be stuck to your wall and used to track where you went on your journey—or just a reminder of the great times you had on your trip.

Why it’s green: Cork is considered to be an environmentally sustainable material because it is harvested from the bark of trees, requiring no trees to be cut down.

Where to find it: Moje Cesko maps can be bought online.

 

Prague Green City Guide

CZK 270 (print) or CZK 159 (digital)

Prague Green City Guide

That’s right! Pick up a copy of our green Prague guidebook for your eco-conscious friends. The book is available either in print form, of course printed on recycled and FSC certified paper, or digital PDF form. Help us spread the word that Prague is greener than most people think!

Why it’s green: Prague Green City Guide was printed in the Czech Republic on 100% recycled or FSC-certified paper. The core mission of the book is to help people in Prague find sustainable alternatives for hotels, food, clothes, souvenirs and more.

Where to find it: The guidebook is sold in over 60 shops in Prague, Vienna, Berlin and Copenhagen, or online.

Check our facebook page to find out to participate in a FREE GIVEAWAY of 7 of the above gifts! Merry Christmas!

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