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Eco Gifts (Sustainable Gifts) for Christmas

Sustainable Christmas Gift Ideas

Whilst Christmas is traditionally a time to think of others and celebrate time with our loved ones, nowadays it’s more often associated with overconsumption and tacky, useless gifts. However it’s important to choose gifts carefully. So whether you’re looking for gifts that leave minimal damage on the earth, come from ethical brands or that will bring value to the receivers life rather than being just an amusing novelty you’ve come to the right place.

Read on to find our eco-friendly Christmas gift guide that would be great to wrap for under the tree this Christmas.

Read on to find our eco-friendly Christmas gift guide that would be great to wrap for under the tree this Christmas.

Eco Friendly Skincare

Lani gift set
Photo by Lani

For lovers of dewy skin and eco-friendly products, this ‘Tis the season to be dewy set is the vegan beauty collection to give the receiver hydrated and lit-from-within glowing skin. This gift set features some of their bestsellers, all hand-made locally in Nottingham.

All Lani products are made with minimal plastic: think glass bottles and aluminium caps. Inside this gift set you’ll find their:

●      Clarifying juice cleanse cleansing oil,

●      Ultra-soft reusable bamboo cloth,

●      Antioxidant rich fruit radiance mask,

●      Velvety night serum,

●      All in a stunning reusable organic cotton wash bag

Photo by Lani

Lani are a proudly vegan brand with animal-loving values running throughout the business. The brand regularly donates a percentage of profits to animal charities including: Sea Shepherd, Tower Hill Stables and Amicii Dog Rescue.

Sustainable Socks

Photo by Thought

Okay, fine. Getting men socks as a stocking filler is a bit of a cop-out but these sustainable socks are so nice that they really do earn their spot under the tree:

●      For the dog lover: this sock gift set contains a pair for every day of the week, each made from a super soft bamboo blend. Start every day with a different pooch! Not just sustainable, these socks are also breathable, naturally antibacterial and antifungal – great for healthy feet!

●      A little quirky, a little classic – check out this Sunken set which features two under the sea themed socks and two classic socks. This set is made from the same breathable bamboo blend.

●      Prefer your gifts to be traditionally festive? Turn to the Edmund Bamboo Christmas Pack which contains four exclusive christmas designs focused around christmas trees and snow.

Not just for men, they also have eco-friendly socks designed for women too. Check out these:

●      Botanic Bamboo Floral 4 Pack for some gorgeous floral patterns

●      The Katherine Bamboo Christmas 4 Pack is full of christmas designs including a stunning mistletoe pair

●      These adorable bunny socks are made from recycled plastic bottles!

This brand truly understands vegan ethics and can even confirm that the gift boxes are made using vegan glue – the perfect Christmas present from a vegan this Christmas.

Ethical Jewellery

Photo by Wolf & Gypsy

Looking to buy jewellery this Christmas? What if I told you that there was an affordable, ethical, sustainable alternative to mainstream jewellery?

Wolf and Gypsy are a Manchester based jewellery brand that’s looking to make a positive change with their handmade jewellery. They care about the materials used in creating their jewellery and their impact on people and the planet. They only ever use recycled precious metals and conflict-free gemstones – not that this leads to any compromise on quality.

They’re also a member of 1% for the planet, this means that they donate 1% of their earnings to sustainable nonprofits.

Check out items from their store:

●      For anyone that loves their jewellery to be a bit more gothic, check out this made to order Snake Bangle which symbolizes power, transformation, and protection

●      Give this Chain Ring to a loved one to represent your eternal connection

●     Know someone that’s had a particularly tough year? Wrap up this Kali necklace which symbolises the cycle of life and rebirth, and brings joy and courage from sorrow and fear.

Plastic Free Christmas Hamper

Photo by Vegan Bunny

Nothing beats a gift hamper at Christmas and this festive hamper from Vegan Bunny isn’t just vegan and cruelty-free, but plastic-free too! It includes quality products made to last, which ease everyday routines and reduce single-use plastic consumption.

This gift hamper includes:

●      a medium seagrass shopper bag

●      a preserved eucalyptus (choose between green and grey)

●      a seasonal Jolly candle (benzoin + spearmint scented)

●      a seasonal Frosted Holly candle (eucalyptus + basil scented)

Vegan Bunny is another company grounded with vegan ethics. Initially created with a vegan, cruelty-free and natural mindset, they’ve evolved over the years to focus on plastic-free, carbon-neutral and a reduced marketing concept.

They’re a wonderful brand that’s constantly evolving to do better and a great one to support this Christmas.

The Ultimate Bathing Ritual

Photo by Content

Know someone that takes relaxing and switching-off seriously? Or is keen to? Check out this Incausa Bath & Meditate Set which contains: a small batch aged-essential oil vegan soap bar, 4 mixed handmade breu resin incense blends, palo santo hand pressed bars and a high resin palo santo wood stick.

Incausa don’t just create products, they’re actually social entrepreneurship to focus on a study to find meaningfulness in profit; for mindful growth: personal, community and society. With the profits of the “Incausa-line” and logistics networks, they act as a pro bono mediator for the Indigenous productions, connecting trade to the international market without profit share. The study is to help support indigenous heritage and sovereignty. Building a sustainable opportunity pathway to the artisans and also the final retailers.

Pretty impressive!

An Eco Friendly Lunch

Photo by Bright

Love a lunch bag but hate waste? Check out this vegan leather snack bag which is a bougie, reusable take on the classic lunch bag. This ‘leather’ is made from wood pulp, synthetic latex and cotton.

Super eco-friendly: the materials used are accredited by the Forestry Stewardship Council and Oeko-Tex, and are manufactured in Europe. These bags can be laundered with a normal wash load and will soften and become easier to handle with each wash.

This faux leather bag is available as a small snack size or larger lunch bag size.

Merry Christmas!

It can be so hard balancing being environmentally friendly and avoiding waste! But if you’ve got the desire to get involved and embrace Christmas and it’s traditions, we hope this guide has helped you with some sustainable gift ideas.

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