We have gathered the ultimate Christmas Gift guide that’s as kind to the environment as it is to your wallet.
Christmas can be an expensive time of year, but we have found some great gifts that don’t break the bank and can even make you feel a little warm and fuzzy inside.
All of our mentioned gifts fit into one or all of the following categories: vegan, sustainable, charitable, or plastic free. We’d happily receive any of them on the 25th December…*hint hint* friends and family!
From Bloomtown a 100% palm oil free and cruelty-free body and skincare brand hand crafted in Cornwall. You can select each product yourself to fully personalize a hamper to spoil your lucky loved one.
Chilly’s Waterbottle £20-£25
A reusable bottle that keeps your cold drinks cold for 24 hours, and hot drinks hot for 12 hours. Leak-proof and BPA-free, it’s much better for you (and the environment). You can also chose from a variety of colours and patterns. Chilly’s have even just launched an exciting collaboration with Designer Emma Bridgewater.
The pyjamas are made out of 100% organic fairtrade cotton. People Tree is recognised by customers and the fashion industry as a pioneer in ethical and environmentally sustainable fashion. People Tree has partnered with Fair Trade producers, garment workers, artisans and farmers in the developing world to produce ethical and eco fashion collections.
Lowtoxbox £12.95 - £40
The 'Zero-Waste Starter Kit' is the perfect eco-friendly gift set for yourself or a loved one who wants to reduce your plastic consumption. The Lowtoxbox team plant a tree with every LOWTOXBOX® Gift Box purchased which more than offsets their carbon footprint and delivery of each box. Contributing towards their LowToxTrees Mission – to plant 25,000 trees by 2028!
2019 Diary £30
Three Six Five believe that we live in a world so fast paced that at times, we forget to be grateful, set intentions and take notice of the little things. All Three Six Five products and packaging are vegan and recycled to ensure we not only enjoy the little things but also look after them too.
Bamboo Bedding set - £90
The 100% bamboo fabric is incredibly smooth and soft, highly breathable, hypoallergenic and eco-friendly.
The nature of the fabric gives the 300-thread count a feel compared to that of 500-800 in other fabrics such as Egyptian cotton and its luxurious softness is retained wash after wash. Can you think of anything better to snuggle into on a chilly Christmas night?
These Chunky a-symmetrical and unisex silver stacking rings are great for creating a real statement. Each size differs slightly in shape and weight. Hand carved and cast in environmentally friendly recycled silver. Beautifully unique just for you.
Lush presents two limited edition bath bombs presented in festive themed gift-wrap. It’s the perfect way to start your Christmas. This gift set is suitable for vegans, and lush products are handmade and not tested on animals.
Navy Weekend Bag - £38
A company called Freeset makes Atlast and Ortus’ Weekend Bags in Kolkata. Freeset helps to provide freedom for women vulnerable to India's sex trade. By purchasing one of these bags, you're helping Freeset provide employment to more than 250 women, enabling them to earn a fair wage and transform their own lives.
Fishermen Beanie - £30
A classic ribbed beanie in 100% Merino wool. Keeps the wind out and the heat in. The Merino wool is sourced from Australia from non-mulesed sheep. Finisterre still design from a cliff top workshop in Cornwall, where they stay true to their original design ethos of functionality and sustainability, remaining committed to product, environment and people.
Upcycled Retrospecced glasses - from £29
Well, we couldn't leave ourselves out could we?! Our upcycled vintage frames are just £29, or £35 for modern designer pairs - and we can customise them with any lenses you like, from just £29 for tinted sunglass lenses! Plus, not only are you saving these fabulous frames from landfill, but we also donate 20% of what we sell each frame for to Vision Aid Overseas on your behalf, to support their fantastic work providing vision care across Africa.
So, what do you think? Buying Christmas presents can be a real headache, so we hope we've helped you narrow down some cracking ethical presents for your loved ones this year!
Blog post written by the ever-glorious Paris Richardson. Thanks Paris!