Search This Blog

Sunday, 10 December 2017

My Big Eco Gift Guide

I love a good gift guide, I mean who doesn't? Present inspiration is always required, especially with those members of family which are always tricky to buy for. This years gift guide is a big one, and all the items included do good or are ethical as well meaning your presents are even better!

Beauty and Cosmetics:

This lip block from Lush is not only Vegan but  also is 'naked' meaning no packaging! Wahoo

Bloomtown, Baubles Trio, £23
This wonderful organic beauty brand from Cornwall has packed up three of its most popular products - an infused oil, lip balm and sugar scrub - into a deluxe trio of Christmas baubles. Now whats more Christmassy than that!

Honest, Charcoal Soap, £12
Charcoal is the new trend due to its fantastic properties of drawing out impurities and helps sooth skin. Honest charcoal soap, made in the UK is fantastic with the added bonus of biodegradable packaging.

Aromatherapy Associates, Time to Unwind, £35.00
These gift sets are perfect for those wanting to unwind. There gift sets offer a wide variety of fantastic natural products.

Awake Organics, Little Things gift set, £36.50
Award-winning British beauty brand Awake Organics gathers up its favourite products in mini form for an awesome travel kit - whether you’re heading to yoga or away for the weekend. It includes a Green Tea + Detox mask, Aura Clean deodorant, Frankin-Sense face cream and serum as well as a Buzzbalm Lip Balm.

House of Kind Nailmatic Trios, £24
This cruelty free nail trio is not only crulty free but also has fantastic colours. Pretty nails don’t have to cost the earth.

Organic Skincare from Green People, from £19.50
Small actions spark big change and you can help. Green People’s gift collection, in partnership with the Butterfly Conservation, is a great place to start.These luxurious, certified organic gift sets for women and men, smell delicious. They’re suitable for all skin types. And a donation from each one helps protect British butterflies, moths and the environment.

Neal's Yard Remedies, from £4
All of the collection by Neal's Yard does some good by donating a proportion of their profit to help save British Bees. If you didn't know, the bee population is continuously falling and if it continues this could help determental impacts on food and ecosystems. A worthy cause and fantastic products.

The Soap Co, from £7
This brand is not only cruelty free but all of their staff that create the soap products are blind, disabled  or otherwise disadvantaged. There packaging is all sustainably and locally sourced and all he profits are put back into the company to help the business and their staff.

Health and Wellbeing:

One Green Bottle, £11
This stainless steel bottle contains no BPA, chemicals and has no metallic taste. It's designed to be lightweight, reusable, sustainable and environmentally friendly.

EOLA, Watersports Gift card, from £20
For someone who loves getting outside what could be better?! EOLA offer gift cards to give people surfing, stand up paddleboarding or kitesurfing experiences all over the UK. They’ve also partnered with Surfers Against Sewage to help give back to the ocean.

Midrise Leggings, Girlfriend, £45
The company makes all their clothes out of recycled plastic bottles, which means they are helping to reduce plastic waste whilst using ethical dyes as well.

Gather Outdoors, Adventurous Ink subscription, £30
For a gift which will provide something different each month, this adventurous Ink subscription provides 12 months of surprises that inspire them to get outside and explore.

These yoga mats aren't just made of a great natural material which provides great grip for those practicing. For each mat bought, a contribution is made towards literacy and sewing courses to women who have survived human trafficing in India.

Food and Drink:

One Gin, £39.00
Gin is fantastic, this award-winning British gin uses sage foraged from the Sussex distillery. Additionally, every bottle helps support the One Foundation which fund water projects in some of the worlds poorest areas.

These sustainable chopping boards are not only gorgeous but as they're from ethical homeware brand Nkuku, the wood used is sustainable mango and they inform you about the artisans who create the product in Rajasthan as well.

Tuck into the Christmas spirit with this delicious organic hamper from Forest Whole Foods. There’s popcorn and mulled wine spices, organic dates, Bombay mix, almonds and cacao nibs, and everything is certified by the Soil Association. Even the food comes wrapped in recycled paper shreds.

This Gin was founded to help funnel profits to conservation in Africa. Along with the bottle of gin the recipient will learn all about 'their' elephant.  - its luck or fortune - and the reason for why Elephant Gin decided to name a batch after it. Elephants and gin are a winning combination.

Fair Spirits, from £16
Christmas often involves a drink or two. Whether this is gin, vodka or run. Fair spirits is gluten free, award-winning and is sourced ethically and sustainably meaning they're good for the planet and tasty to drink to.

Cook for Syria, Cookbook, £16.97
This cookbook not only has fantastic recipes given to the book by Syrian families, but for each copy of the book sold, all the profits will go towards UNICEFs Children of Syria Fund

They’re made in Norfolk with fine, organic ingredients. They’re completely dairy, gluten and soya free with the boxes hand-painted by artists in Kashmir, India. Therefore great chocolates supporting small communities.


Some people are brought up on coasters and so these may be the perfect homely gift for someone you know.  These 4 coasters are beautifully hand panted and made out of sustainable limestone and cork.

Rug, £19.99
This quirky rug isn't just pretty, its also helping raise money for Oxfam. Not bad hey.

Not only a wonderfully smelling spray, this one helps raise money for Natural England helping to protect historical sights across the UK

Luks Linen, Damla Throw, £67
This brand specialises in subtle tones that appeal to everyone. Each throw is handwoven by a family atelier in Turkey, using 100% sustainably grown cotton.

Gin and Tonic Candle, £19.50
These candles are not only made of out of my favourite drink scent but they also are made from recycled wine bottles and natural soy wax. For those wanting a present from not to far away, the candles are produced in the UK meaning you get to help local businesses to.

Metal Straws, £5.48
We all know that straws are bad for the environment, these metal alternatives offer a slick and smart and reusable alternative.

Jewellery and Clothes:

Ara the Altar, Astra Ring, £45
Eco-conscious jewellery is the next big thing, or so I'd hope! These Ara the Altar rings are simple and handmade from the north west of England.

Made in Kenya Reversible Parker, £110
ASOS Made in Kenya collection is due to a collab with KOTO Kenya where all creations are based on fairtrade principles. Additionally the prints shown on many of their clothing pieces are designed by primary school children. The outwear like this parker have been created from upcycling old pieces to!

North workshop Clothing, Varying
If vintage is your thing, I couldn't not include my friends incredible vintage shop with all the hotest pieces for incredible value. Its vintage sports brand heaven! They're also of Depop and ASOS to

Gingerbread PJs, £28
These PJ's are not only mega festive but also made of a fabric called Modal is made from reconstituted cellulose from beech trees meaning they're way more absorbent than cotton, and good for the environment to.

made necklace, £30
made jewellery is handcrafted in Kenya with only fair trade principles and are carefully crafted by local people with profits helping their communities. The brand has gone onto collab with loads of big names and its no wonder, the products are gorgeous

ASOS Cord Jacket, £45
The beautiful red cord jacket is perfect for those nights on the town or if you don't need a mega heavy coat. Plus it's Christmas red to!

Veja Trainers, 125euros
Just the most sustainable trainer brand where every pair of shoes are desirable. They need no introduction but if you want to learn more about the brand, here's my other post.

Just those random gifts:

Maykher works with artisan groups Haiti, Guatemala and India to create contemporary accessories. Not only are you getting a unique gift als you're also helping to get young girls into education in these countries. Additionally 10% of the profits goes to charities to.

Tropical eco-friendly socks, £29.95
Socks ain’t just for boys at Christmas. Girls love them too. Maik make their socks with sustainably sourced cotton and eco-friendly inks and then they're put together in a family run factory in France. This gift set contains three pairs in a gorgeous recyclable box.

House of Kind, Cloudy Stars notebook, £5
Who doesn't love a notepad? These House of Kind notepads are also made out of recycled paper with vegetable inks.

Fishingnet Jenga, ~£38
Everyone loves a family game at Christmas. This jenga board is made out of old fishing nets with all packaging totally recyclable. Saving the planet and providing Christmas entertainment to.

Matt and Nat, Lexi Bag, £115
This brand use alternative recycled materials to make vegan leather with all  their products being sustainably sourced.

Starting this huge list, I felt like I could add and add as there are so many fantastic products out there which are slightly more unusual than your standard gifts and also do good to! I hope you have enjoyed whats on here and provides a little inspiration to. Merry Christmas!


No comments:

Post a Comment