Give joy, not waste


Each year, enough disposable Christmas crackers are chucked out to equate to 1,220 Mount Everests stacked on top of each other. That doesn't even include the plastic bonbons, plasticised wrapping paper, or sticky tape.

Christmas should be an amazingly festive occasion, but without ruining the environment for our kids, and grandkids...

Christmas Gift Bags

Say good-bye to wrapping paper and sticky tape; stop ransacking the house for a pair of scissors at 11pm on Christmas Eve; wrap that 7-sided dollhouse on wheels in four seconds flat and make clean-up on Christmas morning a breeze. Once you've switched to bags you will never go back to paper!

Our bags are pro-planet, 100% cotton and look beautiful under the tree. Best of all, they will last generations and create your own family tradition as they get handed down the generations.  

Our mission is to take the waste out of the most excessive time of the year: no more wrapping paper, ribbons, sticky tape, gift tags, or tissue going to the bins.

Combined with our reusable Christmas crackers, we can remove most single-use waste from December 25.

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We are so proud of our Christmas re-crackers!
Which won both a gold medal and the editor's choice award at the Australian Clean & Conscious Awards.

Christmas Re-Crackers™

Designed to preserve tradition and reduce waste. We have cancelled those awful throw away cracker with plastic 'gifts' that make Christmas crackers so unappealing.

Our beautifully hand made, patent-pending, Re-Crackers are ready to fill with plastic-free gifts and snaps.

Our Re-Crackers come with the option of reusable cotton crowns that fit every head and can be used for years to come.

Yes, they can be re-loaded each year for years of future use. Yes, they have reusable crowns, and yes, they are machine washable!

The real ‘jewel in this crown’ are our Filler packs which include plastic-free, NZ-made items from small businesses around the country. No plastic crap, and not even imported ‘eco-friendly' crap. All our items are carefully curated to be kind on the planet and directly benefit local businesses.

We even have one donation token so each Christmas we raise money for charity! This year donations will go to The Starship Foundation.

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A message from emma

Hello! Curious?

I have always gone ‘slightly’ overboard Christmas. Too much food, too many costumes, drowning in decorations and spending waaay too much money on things that don’t last – or if they do last it’s because they’re plastic and will outlast me and another 20 generations.

I was sick of the waste, sick of wrapping presents for hours and hours on Christmas eve, fighting with the sellotape and searching the house for a pair of scissors.

I embarked on a journey to craft reusable bags, realistic Christmas crackers and even fabric tissue paper.

Now, everything is wrapped in half an hour! Then on Christmas morning the kids easily stuff everything back into the biggest gift bag.

I thought I was onto something great when family and friends requested their own. After 1,000s of happy customers, 1,000s of gift bags, and 1,000's of Christmas Crackers later. I am sure.

Join the revolution, it's festive, it's traditional, and it's zero waste - Emma Conyngham

Client reviews & thank you notes

Naomi... The crackers arrived today and are beautiful! Super quick delivery and presented in a lovely box.
A real treasure to bring out each year. Awesome!

Andrea… I LOVE my bags!! They look gorgeous, take seconds to pack and no clean-up, just popped away for next year. Genius

Louise… We loved using our bags at Christmas time. Now my Mum and sister are planning to do it too.

Cookie... Love these filler packs. Items are great. Lots of options and look lovely.

Sarah… Fabulous, I love mine. We had only a small box of rubbish this year compared to our usual pile.
The bags look amazing under the tree.


Our sets of sew-your-own reusable gift bags and Christmas crackers are designed for the amateur home-sewer! If you can sew in a straight line and use an iron, then you're good to go. This is a perfect Christmas craft project and a great way to teach your kids to sew. 

A 10-pack of reusable gift bags contains:
Pre-cut fabric for a 10-bag set
One spool of 100% recycled Gutterman thread
Ribbon of your choice
Safety pin for threading
Instruction sheet
x10 'Handmade by me' tags

So, break out the sewing machine, clear off the dining table and sew yourself into a reusable Christmas!

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Reusable Gift tags and Tissue

Whilst we were busy getting rid of single use wrapping paper, we decided to push this even further and imagined up reusable tissue wrap. Our Tissue Wraps are 63x63cm 140gsm cotton voile (muslin) with two elastic loops on opposite corners. They keep fragile and awkwardly shaped items safe from bumps and scratches.

Our reusable Gift Tags are designed to be threaded onto the ribbons of our bags so do not come with a string. The back of the tags has been hand stamped with lovely words that are appropriate for any celebration. 

These are fabulous year-round but they will truly save you time! Invest now -- save time, money and your sanity later!

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