Stay Sustainable this Christmas: Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas
Christmas is almost here! Although it’s the most wonderful time of the year, it’s definitely not the most sustainable season. Christmas is a season of indulgence and excess; but this year, let’s make sure that we don’t harm the environment with our gift choices. Small changes really can make all the difference!
Have yourself an eco-friendly Christmas…
Sustainable Home Gift Ideas
Reusable water bottle. Circular & Co’s reusable drinks bottle is made using 92% of single use bottles and is 100% recyclable, with a lifespan averaging 10 years. Pangaia’s Ocean Bottle is made from recycled stainless steel and ocean-bound plastic, with every water bottle sold funding the collection of 11.4kg of plastic. Chilly’s reusable bottles combine the convenience of plastic water bottles with the eco-friendly benefits of traditional drinks flasks.
Recycled glassware. Yala’s wine glasses are handmade from 100% recycled glass, as well as being sturdy and aesthetically pleasing. The Traidcraft glass carafe and matching tumbler are blown in Bolivia using 100% recycled glass, with all materials being sourced via environmentally friendly means. Spicer and Wood’s wine glasses are hand-blown from recycled glass, providing a unique and beautiful alternative to traditional wine glasses.
Eco-conscious candles. The Moments of Whist Trio combines three signature scents from this vegan and eco-conscious brand, who contribute to non-profit reforestation programmes. Boostology’s Volcanic Potpourri is an eco-friendly alternative to candles, as no part of the product needs to be thrown away and it uses no electricity or flames. Floral Street’s eco-friendly candles are consciously crafted from soy wax and come in reusable and recyclable glass.
Sustainable Clothing Gift Ideas
Sustainable dressing gown. Dip & Doze’s Perfect Towelling Robe is made using sustainably sourced and ethically produced 100% organic cotton, which is totally free from harmful pesticides. House Babylon’s unisex bathrobe uses organic 430GSM cotton for ultimate cosiness, with no harmful chemicals in the finished product. Noctu’s hooded bathrobe is made in Finland from sustainably sourced organic linen, Tencel and cotton.
Eco-conscious slippers. Nauseni’s luxury slippers are handcrafted by female artisans using 100% natural wool – ensuring for total sustainability. Thought’s natural slipper socks combine bamboo and organic cotton, as well as containing a triple-layered, recycled polyester lining. Baabuk’s slippers are designed in Switzerland and handmade in Nepal using 100% natural rubber.
Sustainable children’s clothes. Coco & Kiki’s fox-themed dungarees are ethical and sustainable, with all profits reinvested into projects around the world which aim to help vulnerable people. Boy Wonder’s long-sleeved T-shirts are made from organic cotton yarn with plastic-free packaging. Traidcraft’s Thought children’s socks are partially made from offcuts that would have otherwise found themselves in landfill.
Sustainable Beauty Gift Ideas
Sustainable hair care. Function of Beauty’s customisable hair care products are made to order with minimal waste, with all bottles made from 100% recycled plastic and sustainably sourced packaging. The Hairstory New Wash is biodegradable and free from detergents, as well as being fully refillable using their subscription service. KIND2’s shampoo bars are palm oil free and instead made in the UK using natural surfactants.
Natural deodorant. Wild’s refillable deodorant is biodegradable, sustainable, vegan-friendly, and free from any added nasties. Pure deodorant is made from vegetable enzymes and comes in a biodegradable cardboard tube. Arbonne’s deodorant is made from sustainably sourced shea butter and aloe and is very easy to use.
Natural pillow spray. The Echor End of Day Pillow Spray is completely natural, vegan and cruelty free, crafted using 100% essential oils and housed in a reusable glass bottle. Fais’ pillow spray is vegan and cruelty free, made only from essential oils. Bramble & Blossom’s natural pillow mist is hand blended in the UK using pure essential oils and flower water.
Sustainable Food Gift Ideas
Organic vegan chocolate. Booja Booja’s truffles are dairy-free and fully certified by the Soil Association who ensure for environmentally friendly manufacturing. Kooyt’s sustainable chocolate is 100% organic, gluten-free and vegan, containing no nasties with recyclable packaging. The Playin Choc Boxes are vegan, gluten, dairy and soy-free, housed in fully compostable packaging.
Vegan beer. The Small Beer Brew Co gift set is ethical and vegan, handmade in the UK using fully organic ingredients. Freestar’s alcohol free beer is brewed in such a way that emits 90% less CO2, uses 80% less water and energy and created 70% less waste than usual. Toast’s ales are brewed using the end slice of bread loaves which are often not used by the sandwich making industry – so far, they have saved nearly 2 million slices of bread from going to waste.
Organic coffee. Easy Jose’s coffee supports the Mayni Indigenous Community who aim to tackle deforestation in the Amazon and is grown in such a way to reduce biodiversity destruction. Rave makes sustainable, affordable, and delicious coffee, donating 1% of their total sales to environmental causes. Café Direct was the UK’s first ever Fairtrade coffee brand, investing over 50% of their profits into farming communities.
Sustainable Staycations at Exe Valley Glamping
The team at Exe Valley Glamping are committed to protecting the environment and limiting the negative impact of tourism on the local community and Devon countryside. Click here to book your break in our eco-conscious safari lodges today!