It’s just over a week until Christmas! I’d love to say I am organised and ready with all of my Christmas presents, but the reality is, I’ve still got plenty to do! If you’re frantically searching for some last minute sustainable Christmas presents (like me), hopefully this list of sustainable and ethical gift ideas will relieve some of the Holiday stress!
For The Fashion-Conscious Friend
From sustainable clothes, vegan bags and ethical jewellery, you can find the perfect eco-friendly present for the fashionista in your life.
Rapanui – Sustainable Clothing
Rapanui offers stylish and affordable clothing that doesn’t compromise on sustainability. Their products are made from organic cotton and are printed in the UK in a renewable energy powered factory. You can even buy customised tees and bags at Rapanui! Best of all you have until 20th December to get your orders in time for Christmas!
KULA – Vegan Bags
These chic bags from KULA have been crafted from a vegan reinforced paper material which has been designed to be tear and water resistant for maximum durability. Don’t they look gorgeous! If you’re looking for a gift that will turn heads – this is certainly it. Bonus points – KULA offers FREE UK delivery!
Sancho’s Shop – Jewellery of Dreams
I know we have mentioned these incredible guys before, but have you been on Sancho’s online store? There is such a huge range of gifts, clothing, jewellery and accessories all at affordable prices and made ethically. You’ll be sure to find something for your fashion loving friends here! My particular favourite is this gorgeous ‘I am the Lion’ necklace.. (hint, hint friends and family!)
For The Men In Your Life
Sometimes men can be difficult to buy for, especially when you’re trying to keep your Christmas presents sustainable. But don’t worry, we’ve found a bunch of eco-friendly gifts which will be perfect for your Dads, Brothers, Husbands and Grandads and all the other men you need to buy for this year!
Narwood – Wooden Watches
Another incredible UK based sustainable brand is Narwood. They offer a collection of watches made out of sustainable and renewable materials. All of the Narwood wooden watches are made fully from either Sandalwood or Maplewood. Their newest collection all feature a unique grain of wood which has been aged individually so that no one watch is the same. And finally, just to really show how much they care about the environment, one tree is planted for EVERY item sold.
Naked Necessities – Shaving Kit
Naked Necessities have created a eco-friendly shaving alternative with their ‘Naked Shave Kit’. Say goodbye to disposable razors and hello to a whole new shaving experience. Their high-quality safety razors are both stylish and free from plastic. The Naked Shave Kit comes with a vegan friendly shaving soap and 5 spare blades. And with all their packaging being 100% recyclable and sourced ethically, Naked Necessities gets a big tick for a sustainable Christmas present.
Primal Suds – Soap Banter
Primal Suds are changing the game with their incredible range of eco-friendly and vegan soaps. All their soaps are hand-made and have absolutely ZERO nasties in them! Particular favourites if you’re buying for men (especially brothers) are their Dirty Basterd and Caveman Black soaps, but they have so many that you really should check them out yourself! And at only £6 a piece, these soaps make for excellent Secret Santa presents, stocking fillers, gifts from the dog… you get the idea!
Oliver Co. London – Sustainable Wallets and Card Holders
Wow I just love these wallets, and the ethos behind Oliver Co. London. They have created a simple and stunning ethical range of wallets and card holders, which have all been made sustainably from apples and wood. Oliver Co. London are extremely transparent in all that they do, from working with sustainable manufacturers in Europe and ensuring that all materials used are fully traceable so that you know exactly what you’re buying into. The man in your life will not be disappointed with one of these accessories.
For The Zero-Waste Home Owners
Have you got friends and family that have just moved house or maybe they’ve recently renovated? A gift for the home always goes down well at Christmas, especially when it’s sustainable.
Run with Wolves – Ethical Candles
Tell me, who doesn’t want their house smelling like freshly baked gingerbread? Run with Wolves have created a range of sustainable and vegan hand poured candles. I absolutely love the packaging design and being in a glass jar means you can re-use time and time again. My favourite candle of theirs has to be Amber Forest. With its subtle hints of peppermint, I just want to sink down slowly into a bath and relax. It’s ok to treat ourselves at Christmas too, right?
Kitchen Conscious Kit – Zero-waste Home
Help your friends and family aim for a zero-waste home. There are so many eco-friendly products for around the house that it can be overwhelming on where to start. Why not try making up a kit from Naked Pinecone like the one pictured. You can find all the essentials such as compostable cloths, wooden dish brushes, coconut fibre scrubbies and even plastic-free washing up soap.
Livvy Rose Studio – House Plants for a Greener Home
Spread a bit of green and positivity into your loved one’s new home with a house plant. We just LOVE these Kokedama’s from Livvy Rose Studio. These cute hanging plants will look great in any room. Side note, Livvy Rose Studio also creates gorgeous plastic-free cards – and even draws Pet Pawtraits!
For The Foodies – Gifts for the Ethical Eaters
You just can’t go wrong with gifting food hampers and chocolate to your loved ones. Why not make your food hampers sustainable this year with these delicious treats.
Raw Halo Vegan Chocolate
Raw Halo chocolate is every foodies DREAM. With so many flavours on offer, from the classic Salted Caramel, to Dark Chocolate & Raspberry you might just have to get them all. But what makes these chocolate bars so special and sustainable? Well, all of these bars are 100% plastic-free, completely vegan and all of the ingredients are sourced ethically. Who will you gift these chocolate bars to this year?
The Big Vegan Cheese Making Kit
The Dirty Vegans Shop have a HUGE selection of vegan products and hampers which make for a great sustainable gift this Christmas. The one that really stood out to me, and I’m sure many other foodies will agree is ‘The Big Vegan Cheese Making Kit’. I love gifts that keep on giving, and this is certainly one of them! This gift set contains everything you need to make SIX varieties of dairy free cheeses! And if that isn’t enough, you can make up to 20 batches with this one box! Give the gift of vegan cheese this Christmas!
The Vegan Kind Subscription Box
The Vegan Kind is the UK’s favourite vegan subscription box and it’s not hard to see why. Their Lifestyle Subscription Box contains six cruelty free and vegan products each month and is delivered straight to your door! You’ll also get one ‘inedible extra’ in each box too, so every month is a surprise.
I hope this Sustainable Gift Guide has been useful for all the last-minute shoppers among us, and if you know anyone else struggling for eco-friendly present ideas this year, please share this with them and let us know what you think over on our Earthkind Instagram.