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Saturday 27 November 2021

Sustainable Christmas Guide 2021

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The Sustainable Christmas Gift Guide is finally here! Filled with all the sustainable and ethical brands I could find who produce and create some of the most beautiful items around. I hope you find a sustainable gift on the list whether that be for yourself or your loved ones. Now lets begin.

Sustainable Clothing Christmas Gifts

Gifts for the Fashion Lover

Veja Trainers | £140
One of the most sustainable trainer brands out there, and also the most stylish, if I do say so myself.

Fund Jumper | £160
Helping to support small independent farmers. Fund work exclusively with a British company to manufacture sustainable high quality wool from free range pasture fed ethically reared sheep. The brand also helps support a variety of charities and offset their emissions meaning you're supporting a brand really trying to do good.

Anemone Mashu Bag | £285
Designed in London, made in Greece, Mashu bags use vegan suede made from recycled polyester and repurposed wood helping to support the circular economy!

Nude Ethics T-shirt | £25
Organic cotton tees made in small batches to reduce waste. The perfect day time top to pair with jeans

Tartan Blanket Company Scarf | £30
Donating 1% of their revenue to the planet and 1% to the people supporting charities and community projects around the world, The Tartan Blanket Company designed in Edinburgh is the perfect winter gift.

Nu-in Organic High Rise Jeans | £52
nu-in grew from a desire to create a sustainable clothing brand, both fashion forward and affordable. These organic jeans made for circularity, to be able to help prevent waste creation look good and are better for the planet.

Everlane Baseball Hat | £34
Made of durable organic canvas with brushed metal hardware and tonal embroidery, this Everlane hat is the perfect throw on for a walk in the park or coffee with friends

Thought Puffer Coat | £185
Finding a sustainable puffer that’s good quality is not easy but this coat by Thought, is there most eco-friendly coat to date, with the fabric and the filler made from around 150 recycled plastic bottles.
Sustainable Jewellery Christmas Gifts

Gifts for the Jewellery Fan

Jewellery Case | £54
I can not recommend this enough, perfect for travelling, perfect for preventing tangling! There are a few options available now to suit your taste.

Sammi Maria New York Chain Necklace | £69
SAMMI MARIA jewellery items are made-to-order, making sure no resources or precious metals are being used without a clear purpose. Therefore, production only begins after your order has been placed.

Monica Vinader Bracelet | £50
It is not very often that you find Monica Vinader pieces for less than £100, but this beautiful bracelet made of 18ct yellow gold-plated vermeil on recycled sterling silver is a beautiful piece that is having a far smaller impact on the planet.

By Glaze Sand Chunky Gold Hoops | £49
Sustainably and ethically produced using recycled sterling silver and responsibly sourced thick 18k gold plating, these hoops add a new textural element that you don’t often find in jewellery

By Glaze Minimal Dome Ring | £38
Another By Glaze piece, this simple ring is perfect for those minimalists in your life and it’s made of recycled sterling silver and responsibly sourced thick 18k gold plating.

Trinket Plate | £10
I think everyone needs a little place on the side to drop their jewellery if they’re in a hurry. This beautiful hand-thrown stoneware plate, made in small batches by Ella Bua-In is the perfect example.

Daphine Oli Hoops | £75
A slightly different take on the standard gold hoop, these beautiful Daphine earrings are made from 18ct Gold Plated and are handmade at a atelier in Jaipur.

Zero Waste Brass Pendant | £35
Made from waste brass in the Yala workshop, these bean-shaped pendants which they call "organics", are delicately hung from a 14k gold chain made using recycled gold.
Christmas Gifts for Outdoor Lovers

Gifts for the Outdoor Explorer

Finisterre Changing Robe | £135-150 
For anyone who’s taken to wild swimming or loves a dip in the sea when they can, this robe is windproof and the perfect jacket to throw on after a plunge.

National Trust Membership | £72
What better gift than the opportunity to visit the 500 sites across the UK

Wild Guide | £16.99
I rave about these wild guides to everyone. They are such a fantastic resource to plan any adventures in the UK and show you all the hidden spots around the country that you definitely wouldn’t find without.

View Ranger Yearly + Maps App Membership | £24.99 a year
If you know a walker, this maybe the perfect gift, View Ranger allows them to plan their routes and save offline along with being linked with OS Maps to ensure they always know where they are on the mountainside.

Outdoor Wool Fleece | £115
The perfect winter fleece, this Finisterre piece is made with mainly recycled wool, providing a warm and sustainable jacket

Recycled Wool Hat | £44
This ribbed texture beanie made with 100% recycled merino is made from pre-consumer textile waste that would otherwise go to landfill. Perfect for those out in winter to keep them warm on whatever their adventure may entail.

Scafell Pike Map Travel Towel | £25
This maybe a little gimmicky, but for the walkers in your life this is the perfect in bag accessory for an impromptu dip at the end of a long walk

Speedo Water Shoe | £21
Something people never know they need but are absolutely the best piece of kit I own are water shoes. They protect your feet whilst also helping to keep them warm when you’re in the water as well. They are also great at sticking to the surfaces making getting in and out of water far easier and safer!
Gifts for Gardeners

Gifts for the Garden Fanatic

Crops in Tight Spots Book | £12.71
Having bought this book last year, I have been filled with inspiration for how to use the outside space we have available (or none). With creative solutions and easy to understand, its a fantastic starting book for anyone who wants to tempted to get green fingers.

Artisan Bird Nester | £17.99
Handmade to the highest quality finish using natural seagrass and recycled saris. Every nester is unique in colour! Each artisan chooses the colourful recycled sari pattern making every nester different.

LSA International Canopy Trio of Recycled Glass Vases | £35
A trio of miniature vases handmade from sustainably produced recycled glass, the vases are presented in packaging made of recycled, recyclable materials and printed with organic vegetable inks. Perfect for those who want to display their garden delights.

Flower Press Kit | £25
Perfect for the friend or family member who loves flowers, this flower press enables them to capture their favourite blooms throughout the years.

Glass Plant Mister | £8.99
The perfect glass mister for the plant lover in your life, plus it looks great if out on the side.

The Plant Care Bundle | £50
Patch plants have some fantastic plant care items. This bundle with a watering can, secateurs, a mister, and dust cloth, is the perfect kit for those looking to up their plant care routine.

Terracotta Herb Kit | £36
This box includes basil, parsley, coriander, dill, chives and peppermint along with 3 terracotta plant pots as well and so provides the perfect kit for new gardeners.

Around the World in 80 Plants book | £18.60
Jonathan Drori takes a trip across the globe, bringing to life the science of plants by revealing how their worlds are intricately entwined with our own history, culture and folklore. From the seemingly familiar tomato and dandelion to the eerie mandrake and Spanish 'moss' of Louisiana, each of these stories is full of surprises and the perfect gift for any garden fanatic you know.
Sustainable Christmas Home Gifts

Gifts for those who love to Host

Fatty's Organic Pink Grapefruit | £35
Fatty's Gin launched a Grapefruit drink as well with half the amount of alcohol to their gin but all the flavour. Everything about this Soil Association-accredited gin being organic – even down to the ink on the label, you know its bound to be good. It’s also made in small batches of 100 bottles per run in south London.

Portable Table Top BBQ | £149
Sometimes a little different gift is all you need. This portable bbq offers on the go dining and is the perfect gift for those BBQ fans with limited outside space!

Salt Grater | £19.95
If you’re looking to up your loved ones cooking style, this rocksalt and grater provides a really unusual gift that will last for a long time as well!

Sip Swirl Straws | £29
Its not often to find cool looking glass straws but these certainly do the trick! Each straw is crafted from borosilicate glass and tinted with colour making the perfect drink accessory.

Negroni Print | £65
The original artwork was painted by Chiara Perano during lockdown in Spring 2020, part of her 'A Casa' collection, a tribute to the simple and perfect Negroni aperitivo. This print is a limited edition run of 100, printed on sustainable archival paper made from bamboo fibres, with a luxurious matt finish.

Bertioli & Thyme Napkins | £15 each
I was gifted these for my birthday and they are still one of my favourite things in my dining room. The colour and fabric are wonderful and are the perfect addition to any table. Even better their small footprint due to being small batch and UK made means they don’t cost the earth.

Stoneware Coupe Bowl | £26
Handmade in small batches, in Lily’s studio in South East London this large buff stoneware bowl with a glossy white glaze, is the perfect pasta and salad dishes.

Recycled Glass Carafe | £24
Handmade from recycled glass, in a small factory in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco. This beautifully simple, handleless glass carafe provides the perfect jug for table water or elegant vase, and has capacity to comfortably hold a whole bottle of wine. What more do you need for a dinner party?
Sustainable Loungewear Gifts

Gifts for a Cosy Night In

Neal’s Yard Seaweed & Arnica Foaming Bath | £15.50
This stuff is magic, who knew that these ingredients (organic) together would create the perfect bath that really does leave you sleepy afterwards. It's my go to!

SKANDINAVISK Hibernate Scented Candles Gift Set | £42.00
Certified as a B Corporation in summer 2019, the work of Skandinavisk in the areas of certified raw materials, local production, due diligence in sourcing and supplier standards, and policies toward their staff, including their refugee integration program, all contributed to their certification. This gift set contains KOTO, HYGGE and SKOG fragrances in mini glass votives and made with sustainably sourced soy wax, pure cotton wicks and engraved wooden lids.

Cork Teapot | £38
Cosy day snuggled up on the sofa watching films, this teapot is the perfect accompaniment with the cork helping to keep tea insulated.

RiLEY Studio Co-Ord Tracksuit | Trousers £120, Sweatshirt £110

Crafted in a super soft fleece-back jersey, this track pant & jumper set have been made from a mix of upcycled cotton and recycled plastic bottles and trimmed with comfortable ribbed edges. Riley aim to create clothes without season and from waste. Now that's guilt free comfort

Pantee Underwear | £38
Made from upcycled deadstock t shirts, which would otherwise go to waste, Pantee is the perfect comfy underwear for the perfect cosy night it. Every order is also sent out in recyclable and plastic free packaging.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo | £8.99 
The perfect book to curl up with and get engrossed in. Evelyn Hugo an iconic Hollywood star mysteriously chooses an unknown young journalist to chronicle her life story in this sumptuous tale of ambition, regret and forbidden love. It will have you hooked.

TOMS Ezra Slippers | £60
These cozy slippers with convertible heel provide the perfect slipper if you’re nipping in and out of the house. What’s even better is that TOMS donate 1/3 of their profits to grassroots organisations that are working to build equality.

Knoops Hot Chocolate Collection | £34
With hot chocolate cocoa levels in the kit include 34%, 54% and 70%, this gift is the perfect you’re your hot chocolate evenings in. Knoops work with only a handful of chocolate makers, who are genuinely committed to improving the sustainability of their cocoa. Their packaging is also environmentally friendly made from cardboard.
Sustainable Beauty Gifts

Gifts for the Beauty Lover

Aromatherapy Polishing Brush | £25
Fantastic for buffing away dry and dull skin whilst promoting circulation made from cactus bristle and natural wood. Perfect for the post bath boost.

OneNine5 Travel Washbag | £49.99
Constructed with premium water-resistant zippers and vegan leather with a reusable, clear liquid bag perfect for those hand luggage only flights (should you be getting one), this washbag is the perfect travel beauty companion

Reusable Makeup Remover Pads | 14
Have a friend who uses cotton pads? Well instead why not get them these? After a few uses they can be chucked in the wash, ready for use all over again.

Floral Street ylang ylang espresso perfume | £24
Wrapped in recyclable, sustainable packaging, this perfect limited-edition Christmas gift includes a travel sized spray bottle of our cult-favourite, multi-award winning vegan perfume Ylang Ylang Espresso that’s scent is like nothing else. I’m addicted!

Becca under eye brightening corrector| £21
A new discovery and one that works like a dream, this eye cream from Becca is cruelty free and comes in the perfect size pot so that it even fits in a travel size clear bag (should you be hoping on a flight anytime soon)

Illamasqua highlighter | £34.00
A brand that I’ve loved ever since I uncovered them nearly 8 years ago, Illamasqua create incredibly pigmented produce that’s cruelty free. This highlighter is my go to and something I recommend to everyone!

Axiology Beauty Lip to Lid Balmies | £26
Lip-to-Lid Balmies are planet-friendly and 100% zero waste meaning they're tube and cap free. They're wrapped in paper and rest in a recyclable carrying case, offering pigment for lips, cheeks and eyes.

Ecobumble Hair bobbles | £6.95
Did you know that synthetic hair ties can take 500 years to break down? Me Either! These bobbles made from cotton and rubber are 100% biodegradable, sustainable and recyclable and are therefore a much more eco-friendly version of the usual hair elastic.
Sustainable Christmas Gifts

Gifts for the Sustainability Enthusiast

Chilly’s Refill Bottle | £20
One of the original reusable water bottle brands, this new design from chilly has won all sorts of awards and looks beautiful no matter what colour you choose.

Organic Basics Pack | £70
A simple concept, producing organic products, with exceptionally high standards of fabric and workers rights who all care about the environment and they're comfy as hell.

Wool & Gang Scarf Knitting Kit | £60
For those who are keen to start their own crafts, this scarf kit is the perfect kick starter with a brand that has fantastic wool quality, and plenty of recycled yarns.

Above & Beyond Lip balm Refill Kit | £25
With the case made of aluminium so it can handle being battered around in your bag and chewed by your dog, and the refills being plastic free and compostable, this lip balm offers a refreshing alternative to many others whilst tackling waste.

KeepCup | £20
A classic but always needed. It’s always the perfect gift for those who you’re trying to encourage living a little more sustainable lifestyle.

Body Shop Refills | £7.50 - £20
Not available online but they are in store, the Body shop are now offering a variety of refills including shampoos, conditioners, and body butters from their top selling products with each varying in price.

KANKAN Soap Starter Kit | £24
Botanical rich soaps, 100% fragranced with essential oils, with ingredients sourced carefully and in close accordance with the soil association standards. KANKAN is working to help create refills mainstream and have a variety of products including handwash, bodywash and baby wash.

Endangered Scrunchie | £15
A final item, but I couldn’t resist this scrunchie is handmade in the Gungho studio in London from 32% Silk, 68% Tencel (regenerated, sustainably grown wood cellulose) and is created from the offcuts of the garments they make in the same print! No waste here.

The Botanist Plant Conservation Edition Gin | £37
I love a collaboration that's supporting a cause I really care about. This one between the wonderful Botanist Gin and the Botanic Gardens Conservation International, a charitable organisation delivering meaningful plant conservation and biodiversity work all over the world sees a contribution from every bottle being donated to help support projects that are trying to preserve rare and endangered species. Delicious with a side of conservation action.

Sustainable Homeware Christmas Presents

Gifts for the Nesty One

Nkuku Mali Coffee Mugs | £24.95
Produced in a small kiln, made simply from bricks and lit by an open fire. The Mali pottery is handmade in southern India as part of a fair-trade project. The project was established to provide training and secure employment for men and women both, from disadvantaged backgrounds. The scheme now employs 40 people and focuses particularly on empowering women in the workplace.

Tartan Blanket Company | £85
Woven from 70% Recycled Wool and 30% Mixed Recycled Fibres saved from landfill this blanket is perfect for draping at the end of a king-size bed or wrap around yourself on the sofa! The Tartan Blanket Co also donate 1% of all their revenue to the planet and 1% to the people supporting charities and community projects around the world.

Spring & Autumn Print £20 each
These large linocut illustrations of Spring and Autumn foraging plants, by Isla Middleton are beautiful. They’re also printed with vegetable-based vegan inks onto a lightly textured pale grey recycled paper so reducing their impact on the planet.

Wax Atelier Candles | £15
A pair of beeswax dining candles, handmade in small batches by Wax Atelier. These are made from a purely natural, yellow beeswax with the last dip being black, dyed beeswax. When lit, these candles release a subtle aroma of honey. Perfect for the centre of a dining table and look good whether lit or not!

Aesop Resurrection Hand Kit | £87
A little expensive, but Aesop products are worth their weight in gold for quality. With bottles made from a minimum of 97% recycled plastics, all ingredients being cruelty free and the brand being a B Corporation as well, it ticks a lot of the sustainability boxes.

Bertie the Boston Fern | £24
Plants are good for our health, mood and environment. This little one from Patch plants is the perfect desk buddy to keep you happy throughout your day.

Poolside Jigsaw Puzzle | £16.99
Who doesn’t love a good jigsaw, in our family one must be completed every Christmas. This retro vibe puzzle created especially for Cloudberries by the artist Yoko Honda is the perfect escapism piece.

Kinfolk Travel Table Book | £21.99
Explore the art of mindful travel with Kinfolk, the pioneers in "slow living," their philosophy of simplicity, authenticity, intentionally and community. This book offers a road map for planning trips that foster meaningful connections with local people and authentic experiences of local culture. The perfect gift for those keen to travel after the pandemic.

Sustainable Sports Clothes

Gifts for the Sporty One

Allbirds trail runner trainers | £128
Made from renewable materials that repel the rain, Allbirds trail running shoes are perfect for exploring the hills and off roads in your area.

Girlfriend Black Topanga Bra | £35
Another sportwear brand who takes sustainability seriously, girlfriend uses recycled polyester for the majority of their garments. Although an American brand Selfridges stock them in the UK helping to reduce your postage costs.

Small Gym Towel | £12
With 5% of Dock & Bays profits going to charity, the brand is the perfect gift idea.

TALA Long Sleeve Top | £38
TALA new yoga range provide the perfect pieces to go from gym to bar and what’s more, they’re sustainable made from recycled polyester

Stance Socks | £8.99
The comfiest socks that I’ve ever owned and ones that I am now obsessed with. A recommendation for all if you want to upgrade your footwear.

Rains Gym Bag | £65
With a variety of eco-friendly initiatives, Rains products are built to last, look fantastic and work with sustainability in mind.

BAM Leggings | £55
BAM products are some of the best quality products around. Not only are they super soft and made from an environmentally friendly plants but they are also really reasonably priced.

This 100% Organic Cotton Crew jumper is perfect for throwing over leggings on the way to and from a class and out for tea after with its fantastic slight puff sleeves and low shoulders.

Sustainable Toddler and Baby Gifts

Gifts for Little Ones

Critically Endangered Baby Socks | £15
Organic socks which double as hand puppets the sale of these go towards trying to help save endangered species

Patagonia Baby Fury Jumper | £45
The fluffiest and most sustainable jumper a baby will likely own. It will certainly be an item that can be passed down through families for a long time to come!

Blocks | £49 for 6
These are the perfect gift for spelling out names and can be equally used as room decoration.

Personalised Penguin Ten Pin Bowling Kit In A Gift Bag | £22.95
These FSC certified bowling pins are finished with non toxic, water based pain, providing a fun indoor game for little ones and their adults .

Sealife Russian dolls | £25
The perfect play gift for small children allowing them to learn about ocean creatures and improve dexterity at the same time

Wooden Tea Set | £44 
This handcrafted wooden tea set and tray is made from sustainably sourced linden wood and birch plywood. The perfect gift for a tea party. You can even part with the wooden birthday cake if you like!

Baby Blanket | £42
This blanket made from pure lambswool offers the perfect keep sake for a little one, you can even have their name or initials embroidered. If that’s not enough the company also donate 1% of all their revenue to the planet and 1% to the people supporting charities and community projects around the world.

A World Full of Animal Stories | £12.99 
This beautiful book of stories takes readers on a journey around the world with 50 best-loved tales from all around the globe, featuring creatures big and small.

Sustainable Gifts for Foodies

Gifts for Foodies

Food huggers | £11
Helping keep food fresh for longer, these food huggers are the perfect addition to a chefs kitchen.

Viners Organic 5 Knife Block | £34.36
Made from organic wheat fibre and recycled steel this knife set and block offers a great eco friendly alternative to most sets out there.

Eating for Pleasure, People & Planet Cookbook | £17.50 
Tom's mission is to teach a way of eating that prioritises the environment without sacrificing pleasure, taste and nutrition. This book does just that, offering an education on food systems, and tasty recipes. Perfect for these keen how to cook in harmony with the planet a little more.

The Female Chef | £19.99 
31 female pioneers in the British food scene who are rewriting the rules and redefining what it means to be a successful chef. This book is the perfect gift for a foodie you know.

Caorunn Gin | £28
Handcrafted in the Scottish Highlands, Caorunn is an artisanal and small-batch distillery that uses foraged gin botanicals with Caorunn gin being seen as one of the greenest distilleries.

Regrow Kit | £25.45
A handy tool to get the most from your vegetables and fruits. This enables you to re-grow numerous foods including baby gem lettuce, avocados, garlic and even spring onions, inside your kitchen from your windowsill.

Rubies Condiments Relish Gift Box | £12
Maybe not your normal gift, but Rubies condiments made from what would have been food waste are not only delicious but also great for the planet. Perfect for any cheese and wine fans you know!

Kiss the Hippo Coffee | £10.50
Kiss the Hippo are a carbon negative coffee company, with all their coffee products certified carbon negative. Although lots of this is offset they are working to plant their own Hippo Forest and are also working with charities around the world where their coffee is grown to support clean water initiatives.

Presents for those hard to buy for

Gift Ideas for those hard to buy for

Gin Making Experience | £110 for one, £160 for two people.
Ever wondered what it is like to make your own gin from scratch? Well that's exactly what you can do at Salcombe's gin school. I went a few years ago and still bang on about it now, you can read my post here.

Canopy & Stars Voucher | Any Amount
A present that smells of wood smoke, tastes like s’mores and offers true relaxation in the great outdoors. Gift Cards can be for any value and used at any of Canopy & stars 750+ amazing spaces, from treehouses and cabins to buses and beehives.

National Geographic Traveller Subscription | £34.50 a year
We may not be travelling much at the moment but this will certainly help give you plenty of ideas for the future.

Audible Subscription | £23.99 more 3 months
Perfect for those on the go, audible offers books to those who may not be able or want to make time for books. Plus you may save a few trees in the process.

Air B&B voucher | Any Amount
Air B&B have finally launched their voucher scheme which is probably one of the best presents anyone can give if you are not sure what to get. Now they can enjoy a night away when ever they want.

Eat, Drink, Nap: Bringing the House Home or Morning, Noon & Night £30
Sometimes the best thing to buy people are books they can flick through. These Soho House books are beautiful to look at and also look fantastic on the side as well.

Patch Plant Gift Card | From £30

Plants can be like children and they offer so many benefits not just for making rooms look 100000x better, but also for our health and wellbeing. So in short, get a plant.

Apostle Coffee Subscription | From £9.95 a month or gift subscription of £29.99 
Started in 2016, Apostle Coffee is a carbon negative company, insetting their emissions with their own woodland regeneration project. There coffee is also all organic, and packaging is 100% compostable. What's not to love!

and that isn't all! 

If you need any further inspiration check out 2020 Sustainable Gift Guide


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