Gift Guide: Best Sustainable Birthday Gifts for Special Occasions

There are many reasons for people to want to receive a sustainable gift. Some people may want to support the cause behind a gift, while others may want to give a gift that will have a long-term impact on the environment or society. 

Whatever the reason, it is important to consider the impact that your gift will have on communities before choosing where to buy it. There are sustainable gift choices that will resonate with your loved one. 

Giving a sustainable gift box is an easy way to show someone you care. It’s also a great way to encourage people to live more sustainably. Some people may be concerned about how their choices affect the world around them. And some people simply enjoy supporting businesses and organisations that are committed to sustainability. 

Whatever your reason for wanting to give a sustainable gift box, there are plenty of ways to do so. If you are looking for the perfect present for friends, family, or co-workers that will make them smile, Social Stories Clubs sustainable gift boxes are the place to start. They have a vast collection of ethical gifts for special occasions. 

The Happy Birthday Gift Box for Special Occasions 

Happy Birthday Gift Box

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This gift box contains some wonderful goodies! What does the box contain? An Earl Grey tea that helps build schools in tea-growing regions. A twin-pack of shortbread cookies made from renewable energy. An eco-friendly Sea Salt and Caramel chocolate bar with sustainable, biodegradable packaging (55% cacao, 80g) that helps reforestation projects and minimises waste. A triple-milled, organic soap made by artists with epilepsy and learning disabilities. Milk chocolate empowering cocoa farmers who are co-owners of the company. A BBQ Corn and Nut Mix that supports building schools for girls in deprived regions. A story booklet accompanies the gift, sharing these fascinating social stories. You can also include a personalised birthday message.

The Pamper Hamper gift box- sustainable gift hamper for women

Pamper Hamper

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Want to give your loved ones (or yourself!) a pamper day or a moment of relaxation? Try our Pamper Hamper which is the perfect sustainable birthday gift.

What's in the Pamper Hamper? A triple-milled organic soap made by artists with epilepsy and learning difficulties, a handmade lavender candle that supports and empowers impoverished communities in India, a brownie-making kit that helps give people a brighter future by supporting Flourish NI (a Northern Ireland-based anti-human-trafficking organisation), citrus and vanilla bath salts that assist people with learning difficulties or autism, a strawberry lip balm that assists people with learning difficulties or Autism, a shampoo bar that help reduce the suffering of animals and people in local communities, lavender, patchouli, rose, and geranium hand lotion that helps reduce the suffering of animals and people in local communities, a natural cotton tote bag that uses its profits to improve the lives of rescue dogs (100% cotton bag produced using sustainable materials).

Every product has a story behind it that is included in the gift box. The included story booklet will allow you to learn more about all the wonderful aspects of this thoughtful present. The Pamper Hamper is the perfect present for someone who needs some pampering or downtime. 

Hug in a Box

Hug In A Box Gift Box

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One of our most popular sustainable gift boxes for birthdays is our Hug in a Box. This is perfect if you are looking for a sustainable employee gift box for a birthday or if it's your friends' birthday. 

Our most popular Hug in a Box is an excellent way to wow someone on their birthday. Choose a cup of Earl Grey Tea to express your commitment to tea-producing regions, or select dark chocolate to support cocoa farmers. You may learn more about this thoughtful present by reading the story booklet that accompanies it. One way that people often describe receiving a hug from someone that they love is by saying it feels like they are “coming home” or “being wrapped in a warm blanket”. When someone gives you a hug, they are doing so because they care about you and want to show their support. Receiving this type of support from family members or friends can be very comforting and reassuring. If you cannot physically hug someone on their birthday a sustainable hug in a box by Social Stories Club is the next best thing. 

Inside the box is the following: A comforting combination of buttery shortbread biscuits produced with 100% renewable energy. Sea Salt & Caramel dark chocolate (55%, 80g) which is supporting reforestation projects. Dark chocolate is mixed with raspberries and produced in a way that empowers local cocoa farmers (70%, 90g). Twin pack Earl Grey Tea is another great product that contributes to educational infrastructure improvements in tea-growing regions. Hot chocolate that improves sustainability and livelihoods of farmers by working directly with them. Every product has a story booklet that tells its history. A personal note may be included with the gift.

Why sustainable gift boxes are great for younger people

Younger generations are known to be more environmentally conscious and socially conscious than previous generations. With that being said, it is important for you to consider giving a gift that will be sustainable for them. By choosing a sustainable gift box, you can help younger people feel good about their personal choices and lifestyle. They will also appreciate the thought you put into choosing a gift that is meaningful to them.

There are many ways to go about picking the right sustainable gift box from Social Stories Club’s website but if you know the individual's preferences well you can build one, especially for them and pick the contents. Or you can choose one of the options we have curated for them such as the Happy Birthday Gift Box. All of Social Stories Club's sustainable gift boxes contain products from social enterprises and social businesses that are changing the world. 

Why is a gift box the best gift to give for to person who has everything

A gift box is the best present because it can show your recipient how much you care about them. There is a wide range of possible options when it comes to choosing the contents of the box. If you head over to Social Stories Club’s website and look at the Build Your Own Box options you can choose from a variety of different products, including everything from food and drinks to cosmetics and socks. It’s a great way to show your love and affection without saying a single word. A gift box also makes a good gift for someone who has everything as they get to sample a lot of new brands. Choose consumable products to avoid any waste. It shows that you put some thought into the present, which shows that you are thoughtful and caring.

Why give a gift with a sustainable social story?

Giving with a story is a fun way to celebrate someone’s special occasion or just to show that you care. It makes the gift feel more personal and meaningful, which can be especially important when the person you are giving it to is hard to buy for. One of the best ways to build a connection with someone through a gift is by sharing a meaningful story with a message. It can be as simple as telling them about how their sustainable gift box is helping individuals with disabilities. Social Stories Club’s gift boxes each come with a story booklet where you can read the incredible social stories behind the individual products inside and be educated on how socks are helping homeless people and how nuts are building schools. When sharing social stories the key is to make sure that you connect with them on an emotional level, and that you share something meaningful and personal that they can relate to. Choosing a sustainable gift hamper with social stories behind each product is a reflection of your values. By doing this, you are showing the receiver that not only are they important to you but that you also care about sustainability and the community. Choosing a Social Stories Club sustainable gift hamper shows that you care about them enough to spend time thinking about what they might like and what they might need. Check out the best sellers on our website.


The best part of giving a friend or family member a birthday gift is the surprise and story behind why you chose that gift! While it may be tempting to give your children a gift card, you should promote the importance of giving meaningful gifts, such as sustainable gift boxes from Social Stories Club. The impact that you have on the world around you will greatly impact the lives of other people and the planet. By choosing a sustainable gift box from Social Stories Club, you can have a big impact on other people's lives and the world around you. And by choosing a sustainable gift box that has social impact as its main focus, you can have a big impact on other people's lives and the world around. You just have to find the right gift box for your loved one.

All you need to do is choose a gift box from our website, customise it with personalisation and then share it with your friends and family members. Once their friends and family members receive the gift, they will also be able to give their input as to what they think the gift should contain. Giving a sustainable hamper will truly be a memory that will last them a lifetime.

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