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5 eco-friendly stores to do your Christmas shopping

We may be missing the Advent whirlwind of Budapest's Christmas markets, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a real holiday thrill buzzing around the city. Sparkling lights have sprung up, seasonal music is playing and shops are happily reminding us that it’s time to be on the look out for presents! This year, we’re focusing on items made in an environmentally-conscious way, and in the spirit of sustainability. Here we check out five stores where you can get eco-friendly gifts, whether it’s a 100% recycled bag, handmade accessories or eco-friendly necessities.



If you are looking for a gift which is both beautiful and created with the smallest-possible ecological footprint, then Printa is a great choice. It is a real multifunctional place near the Synagogue on Rumbach Sebestyén utca, operating as a design shop, gallery, screen-printing studio and café (when there isn’t a pandemic on). Accessories, home furnishings and stylish items of clothing are all to be found, most of them handmade, and of organic, eco-design raw materials. Christmas lovers will also enjoy the collection they've created especially for the holidays!



Present at Prezent are products by Hungarian designers and small entrepreneurs. Located at the bottom of the Tabán area in Buda, this store should be on the top of your Christmas shopping tour, as the items for sale are all made from eco- and recycled materials, using environmentally friendly methods. The store may seem tiny, but the selection of designer items is huge, with natural cosmetics, bags, clothes and toys and the like.


Medence Csoport

A backpack made of old sailcloth, a wallet made of advertising tarpaulin? Well, why not? Medence Csoport is well-known throughout the city for their re + concept bag-making workshops, currently paused due to the pandemic. But their workshop on Ménesi út is still open for business, and these bags are all made out of recycled materials! If you’re looking for an alternative to fast fashion, you’re in the right place.


CikkCakk Studio

CikkCakk Studio is an exciting downtown community creative space and showroom, full of eco-conscious design and fashion, with minimal environmental impact, zero waste and created in a spirit of using natural ingredients. Products available include works by many participating artists: Evuska, Botanika, Shamobags, Studio reta and PLANTETHICS, all helping towards a more sustainable world.


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