With Christmas around the corner, we have curated a conscious Christmas gift guide, so that you can have a more sustainable Christmas. Christmas shopping is stressful as it is, and finding sustainable presents can seem a bit overwhelming, but we’ve selected a range of gifts to suit everyone.
1. Ocean Bottle
Both beautiful and functional, the Ocean Bottle is designed to be the last reusable bottle you’ll ever need to buy. Each bottle funds the collection of plastic equivalent to 1000 ocean-bound bottles in communities around the world.
2. More Plants Less Waste: Plant-based Recipes + Zero Waste Life Hacks by Max La Manna
Max’s debut book explores his journey to living more sustainably, while celebrating the power of a plant-based diet. Max shows us how to avoid food wastage, save money and feel good about what we’re putting on our plates. Did you know that last year 10 million tonnes of household food was wasted in the UK alone, most of which could have been eaten or repurposed?
We might be biased but the Riley Studio Recycled Cashmere Scarf ticks all the boxes for a gift that not only lasts a lifetime, but will complement any outfit to stay warm and cosy. Crafted in Scotland, it offers the same quality as virgin cashmere, it has a much smaller carbon footprint, is CO2 free and untreated. Available in charcoal and cloud, we think the recipient will be very happy.
Haeckels is a natural skin care and wild fragrance company based in Margate. From The Ocean, For The Ocean. All products are handcrafted in their seafront laboratory in Margate and are tested on themselves. They are one of only two licenses in the whole of England to harvest seaweed from the English coastline and they take great pride in its conservation. This gift set also includes a donation to save the Manatee, helping protect manatees and their aquatic habitat for future generations.
Converse have upped their game and transformed their iconic styles to make them more sustainable - say hello to their Renew Collection. You can also customise some of them yourself! While some of them are made from plastic bottles, others are made from old jeans. They work with Beyond Retro to give old jeans a second life by constructing them into one one-of-a-kind Chuck 70s.
A must when washing your clothes. The Guppyfriend Washing Bag protects your garments and reduces the amount of tiny microfibers entering our rivers and oceans.
Did you know all synthetic fabrics shed tiny pieces of plastic called microfibers in the wash? Simply wash your clothes in this Guppyfriend Washing Bag and after washing, remove the microfibers from the bag and throw them away in the bin. Perfect as a stocking filler.
By Sarah London is a natural and organic skincare collection, founded by sister duo Sarah and Lauren. They are on a mission to pioneer greater transparency and sustainability in skincare. From a full ingredient list on the front label, to their curated organic, plant-based collection and eco-friendly packaging, every aspect has been carefully designed to enhance your overall wellbeing and have a positive environmental impact. The packaging for the gift sets has been made from crushed grapes, a UK skincare first!
What is better than a gift that gives back? With so many causes that need our help, gift a donation in someone’s name. From environmental, social or animal charities, you can help vital causes around the world this Christmas.
9. Fair Drinks
Tis the season of many drinks and parties, so why not gift a spirit from FAIR, the world’s first Fairtrade certified spirits brand. The Fairtrade organization has rigorous standards for farming practices, which ensure their ingredients are of the highest quality. With vodka, rum, gin and liqueurs to choose from, we don’t think the recipient will be disappointed.
Take time to enjoy an experience - we'd recommend escaping to stay at Swallowtail Hill. A farm built purely for conservation, you will discover traditional wildflower meadow, ancient woodland, hedgerow old and new, ponds and reed beds all of which encourage biodiversity and create a landscape rich in colour, life and vibrancy. Our favourite is Woodcutter's Cottage!