Sourcing sustainable gifts for Christmas is becoming easier each year as we all become a little more conscious of our shopping habits. From sustainably sourced wooden toys to Icelands palm oil free own brand range (the mince pies are meant to be amazing) and even crackers filled with recycled leather gifts, it only takes a little time to find stylish, sustainable alternatives this Christmas. Here’s a round up my top ten Christmas gift ideas at a variety of price points to suit all interests but all with the common theme of being sustainable:
First up on the gift guide is a framed vintage playing cards ‘Mummy’ artwork, the perfect gift for a Mum who wants something special without it being too girly. £45 for the framed piece in the Little Mill House store.
Next up is one aimed at the men but I’ve tested it out myself and would be equally as happy with it in my Christmas stocking. The cold stone liquid soap is a great sustainable alternative to plastic bottled liquid soaps and has a lovely minty scent. It’s sold as a hand soap so would make a great host gift this party season. £10 from Handsome Fella.
Small batch gins are growing in popularity every year it seems and Norfolk Gin is one of the best I’ve tasted this season. It’s hand bottled into a beautiful ceramic vessel made by Wade pottery, perfect for upcycling in the New Year (you know there’s a blog post coming on that in January). £42 Bakers & Larners
I’m obsessed with Elvis & Kresse’s range of luxury, upcycled bags and accessories made from upcycled fire hoses and recycled leather. This belt is pretty high up on my list to Santa. £41 Elvis & Kresse
Who doesn’t like to receive flowers as a gift? Either as a Christmas gift or a hostess gift these preserved, natural bouquets would be perfect. They look and smell amazing for up to a year and are available in a variety of designs with lots of different single stems to choose from too. They arrive in the post beautifully packaged so would work well for a long distance gift too. Also available as a letterbox subscription. From £29 Shida Preserved Flowers (get 10% discount with code FESTIVE18).
Sticking with the idea of a letterbox subscription, how about a quirky gift for the foodie? Silly Greens is an affordable herb box subscription with a different variety of micro plants (that are super easy to look after) each week/month, whatever you choose. £4 per box Silly Greens.
These sustainable ponchos are handmade in the UK from organic cotton and thread, making them great for the environment. There super soft and perfect for curling up watching Christmas movies or out on a wintery walk. £89 Zola Amour
Candles are always a great gift. I’ve seen so many gorgeous candles that are more sustainable this year, which is great. One of my favourites is this luxury and very stylish scented candle by Ronny Colbie. It’s fragrance layers are beautifully balanced and just look how cool the monochrome vessels are. £55 Ronny Colbie
Sticking with candles, Earl of East London have a gorgeous range of eco candles in industrial vessels but they’ve added an interesting twist by creating a chocolate & fragrance pairing for the ultimate sensory treat. Candles from £20 Earl of East London
A medium sized pouch is always a great gift as it can be used as a toiletry bag, clutch, stationary case…the list goes on. I love this upcycled pouch made from recycled cement bags, making each one entirely unique. £39 Mamoq
And last but 100% not least is a gorgeous, on trend luxury glass water bottle. Hala create water bottles with a difference, each one contains a crystal in the base to heal, energies and boost the mood. The Green Fluorite crystal is perfect for anyone that need to Energise (especially during or after the hectic festive period). £60 Burrells
Theres some more festive inspiration on the blog here in a handmade gift guide I created for Etsy.
Merry Christmas! x