• Sarah Hawkins

8 Sustainable & Eco-Friendly Christmas Gift Ideas - Part One Gift Guide

How is it December all ready? I don't know about you but November has flown by in a blur.


I’m so excited about some of the brands and products I’ve discovered – there’s so many great eco friendly gifts available for everyone on your Christmas list. I had so much fun pulling this guide together and I hope you find it useful.


In my guide below you will find a selection of sustainable, eco friendly and handmade Christmas gifts for those special people in your life that you love & those who love the planet.


Bamboo Heart Chopping Boards - Laurel House Designs


These bamboo chopping boards are personalised and can be engraved with wording of your choice and can be custom made for any occasion.

They are made from environmentally sustainble bamboo and can be easily wiped clean with a damp cloth.

They are just £20 each in a choice of two designs.


www.laurelhousedesigns.co.uk







Zero Waste Candles - Keep Candles


Keep Candles are a London based small business that sell gorgeous eco-friendly vegan candles. Created by two sisters, that are passionate about zero waste living. They have created a range of handmade, sustainable candles which double as unique homeware products and are made from eco-friendly waxes.

Prices start from £16 and for every purchase £1 is donated to charity https://choose.love/


www.keepcandles.com



Edible Stocking Fillers - WellBeSleep


The WellBeSleep products are delicious and my favourite is the beetroot and ginger. Ideal stocking fillers for individuals who sometimes experience difficulties falling asleep or relaxing. Contains a combination of lemon balm, hops, herbs that have been used for centuries for their calming properties. The range is available in two formats, 60ml ready to drink vegan shots and a 32g chocolate bar (not vegan) all sold for £1.99.



Organic Cotton Roller Girl T-Shirts - Tabby FireFly


TABBY.FIREFLY have teamed up with some amazing designers to create an exclusive range of slogan t-shirts, vests and prints to help support and raise awareness for charity. All garments are made from 100% organic cotton.


www.tabbyfirefly.com


Cute Kids Sustainable Footwear - Pip and Henry


All of Pip and Henrys shoes and packaging are eco-friendly. Their packaging materials are recyclable, and shoes are made of organic cotton, recycled TPR soles, and a material that is like leather but is actually made of pineapple leaves. The shoes are £95. They're gorgeous!

www.pipandhenry.com


Raffia Earrings - To Be Adorned


To Be Adorned is the brain child of Becca who is a designer-maker based in Dorset who creates a number of beautiful items that are unique and colourful accessories which are kind to the planet.


These earrings are crocheted entirely by hand using natural plant fibres, and studded

with pearls from vintage costume jewellery, these unique boho earrings would be a fab gift for planet-lovers.


Being kind to the planet is non-negotiable for To Be Adorned. I use natural fibres as much as possible, incorporating thrifted and vintage fabrics, trims and beads too. They cost £16.95 a pair.

Photo Credit: Charlie Met

Hannah


Membership For Sustainable Clothing Rental Service - One Wear Freedom (OWF)

One Wear Freedom (OWF) is the UK’s first 100% sustainable clothing rental service.

By renting clothes, you can save litres of water, tonnes of waste and cut emissions; OWF clothes have a ‘Verified Impact Bar’ for each garment, you can see the exact amount of these things you would be saving. On top of this, OWF will also do all the washing with their eco-partners Oxwash.

OWF offer gift cards and memberships, which would make a great gift for anyone looking to break up with fast fashion. Memberships start from as little as £39, each with unique perks.

The OWF collection is largely made up of vegan, hand-made and one-of-a-kind pieces.

Please click here to see their LookBook.


Bamboo Cutlery Set - Sea For Yourself Co


These beautiful bamboo cutlery sets are perfect for fitting into Christmas stockings, or as a sustainable secret santa gift, The sets come with cotton carry pouches which are available in 8 designs to help you make the sustainable choice without compromising on style. They cost £6.95 and 20p from every purchase is donated to the charity 100 Tons of Plastic.




I have found so many awesome products that are will be making a part two to the guide which I will post in few days time.


I hope you have enjoyed this blog post and it has given you some ideas for gifts. Remember when wrapping your presents try to wrap them as sustainable as you can. You can wrap your presents by using the fantastic Japanese tradition of Furoshiki by wrapping your presents in fabric that can be re-used.






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