Gift Guides

Sustainable & Ethical Gift Ideas

Looking for a gift option that is thoughtful and gives back to the community? We’ve curated a list of brands you can get in Singapore, that are committed to making the world a better place, and have aligned their businesses to do good—be it by being a brand that is environmentally conscious, socially responsible, or all of the above.

Whether you’re sending a birthday gift to a friend, looking for ethically-made and sustainable corporate gifts for your clients and teammates, or simply surprising your loved ones with a thoughtful gift this Hari Raya Haji, read on to learn more about the brands you should consider for your next surprise.

Send a customised gift box filled with socially, ethically and environmentally responsible brands with Happy Bunch’s Build A Box, and get it delivered in Singapore with free delivery. Simply choose a base box, pick your items from the list of brands below, and we’ll handle everything else—from packing to delivery.

 

Socially Responsible Wellness & Lifestyle Brands

  • Batik Boutique
    A social enterprise offering lifestyle products produced by artisans from marginalised communities in Malaysia, providing them with fair and sustainable incomes to break out of the poverty cycle.
  • Corkcicle
    By partnering with charity:water, every Corkcicle product purchased helps bring clean water to people in need.
  • Handmade Heroes
    Their products are cruelty-free and made with no animal by-products.
  • Left-Handesign
    Zero-waste stationery and lifestyle products, that are plantable and ethically produced. Their ongoing ‘Plant a Tree’ initiative aims to plant 20,000 trees by 2025.
  • MemoBottle
    Every MemoBottle sold provides one person with two months’ access to clean water and sanitation through Water.org, an international nonprofit organisation.
  • Oasis:skin
    They support an environmentally-friendly circular packaging system and use only recycled boxes, bubble wrap and paper in their deliveries.
  • Peco Bag 
    Peco Bag aims to educate others on the war against single-use plastics by creating reusable bags made 100% from recycled plastic bottles.

 

Socially Responsible Snack & Chocolate Brands

  • Boxgreen
    Boxgreen seeks to source regionally to reduce their carbon footprint, and to reduce the amount of material used in their packaging. They also work closely with ex-offenders in Singapore via training programmes and employment opportunities.
  • Confetti Snacks
    Reduces food waste by making snacks from upcycled vegetables that are not aesthetically pleasing enough for market shelves. 1% of their sales are also pledged to end hunger and global environmental initiatives.
  • HiP Chocolate
    Chocolate made with ethically sourced cocoa from a family-owned business in Bogota, Colombia, and made with a slavery-free supply chain.
  • Krakakoa
    Chocolates made from cacao beans that are fair-trade, organically-grown, and sourced from small farms in Indonesia with sustainable farming methods.
  • Love Cocoa
    Chocolate made with fair-trade cocoa. One tree is planted in northern Cameroon for every product sold, to offset their carbon footprint and fight deforestation.
  • With Love, Gretel
    Reduces their carbon footprint by recycling cashew shells from their production process to burn in place of coal, as a cleaner & greener alternative.

 

Socially Responsible Drink Brands

  • Honey For Life
    Practices sustainable production, and have planted approximately 1,010,000 trees within Western Australia’s South West to form a future bee-friendly forest, and to create a net positive pollinator effect.
  • Honey In The Garden
    Practices sustainable farming and adopt responsible beekeeping practices for the preservation of bees to support the ecosystem.
  • Hook Coffee
    Socially and environmentally sustainable coffee, where their partner farmers receive a bigger share of the final retail value.
  • Minor Figures
    Carbon neutral business by investing into two projects: Helping supply clean energy in Vietnam, and helping supply clean, energy-efficient cookstoves to households across Peru.
  • Thee
    100% compostable tea capsules, making them eco-friendly and kinder to the planet.

 

Socially Responsible Brands – Suitable for Hari Raya Haji Gifting

Looking to surprise your loved ones this Hari Raya Haji? Being a festival about compassion, sharing of wealth and remembering blessings, including brands that do good for the community and the planet into your Hari Raya Haji gift box will make a thoughtful gift for your loved ones. Listed below are socially responsible snack, chocolate, and drink brands that are Halal-certified or Muslim-friendly—perfect to surprise your loved ones with this Hari Raya Haji.

Halal-Certified

  • Boxgreen
    Only Berry Apricot Bursts is Halal-certified, other flavours included in the Hearty & Healthy Trio do not contain pork. Kindly note that the packaging may not currently reflect the Halal certification label as it is in the midst of updating.
  • Handmade Heroes
    Halal certified by JAKIM (Malaysia).
  • Krakakoa
    Halal certified by LPPOM MUI (Indonesia).
  • With Love, Gretel
    Halal-certified by JAKIM (Malaysia) and MUI (Indonesia).

Muslim-Friendly 

The items from the brands listed below are not Halal-certified. However, they may be considered Muslim-friendly as their ingredients are free of pork and lard. Kindly purchase at your own discretion.

For our full range of Halal-certified and Muslim-friendly gifts, learn more here.

 

Ready to customise your very own gift box?

Head over to Build A Box to get started on your box filled with sustainable and ethical brands. Build A Box is available from $15+ with free delivery in Singapore.

Looking to send corporate gifts? Visit our corporate gift guide to learn more.