Caring for the environment is at the forefront people's minds at the moment and that doesn't exclude the festive season. As a result, it may be time to consider the sort of gifts you are sharing this year.
It may seem as if finding appropriate eco-friendly Christmas gifts is hard, but both small and large retailers seem to have become increasingly aware of the public's desire for items that are better for the environment.
Whether it's clothes, soaps, candles or a beauty kit, there are sustainable Christmas gifts for everyone, which is why we've put together this list of the best ethical Christmas gifts for 2019, so you can give with a clear conscience this year.
Best ethical gifts
1. Lucy Bee Ylang Ylang Jasmine and Cedarwood Natural Soap
Lucy Bee's Ylang Ylang, Jasmine and Cedarwood Soap has a relaxing and calming scent from its pure, organic essential oils. Lucy Bee was named one of the most ethical soaps in the UK by the Ethical Consumer Guide, so of course these natural soap bars are palm oil free, vegan, organic, cruelty free and Fairtrade.
2. White & Green Herringbone Brushed Cotton Throw
If they love their luxury items, but are going (or even just considering going) ethical, then this is the throw they need. This is organic, (no pesticides or dyes) Fairtrade and as soft as cashmere.
3. Ponch Anorak
Ponch has created rainwear manufactured ethically with 100% recycled plastic. Not only do they look super trendy, but they can be worn without any guilt.
Best Eco-friendly gifts
1. Blue Rock Bamboo Toothbrush
Blue Rock are all about helping people reduce their plastic use in the bathroom. They have both adult and child bamboo toothbrushes, so the whole family can look after the environment.
2. OneNine5 Wash Bag
Travellers are using an estimated 150 million single-use plastic bags as part of their journey – and OneNine5 is combatting this with sleek washbags, perfect for the conscious and mindful traveller.
3. Hampton and Astley Luxury Scented Candle
Get them a luxurious 100 per cent organic non-toxic candle that will last them for over 50 hours. Every time they use they'll think of you and the sweet scent you brought into their home.
Best sustainable gifts
1. Matt & Nat Dwell Collection Brave Vegan Backpack
They'll need a bag and make their next one one that is more environmentally friendly. This faux leather design is by Matt & Natty and the lining is made from 100 per cent recycled materials. Large enough to fit a 13" laptop and it has handy side pockets.
2. Personalised Vegan Eco Pampering And Relaxing Kit
A luxurious beauty kit doesn't have to include products that are bad for the environment or for animals. This vegan beauty kit will mean a guilt-free pamper session.
3. Croft Collection Fresh Linen Reed Diffuser
This hand-dipped ceramic diffuser is designed to be re-used once it is all done. According to John Lewis, it can become a trinket box, case, a pen pot, the possibilities are endless.
Zero-waste gift ideas
1. Onya Sandwich Wraps
Onya offers a range of quality bulk food bags, produce bags, bread bags, sandwich wraps and more to help people transition from single-use to zero-waste. Start them off with some lunch wraps and they'll never go back to using single-use plastic again.
2. Ecoegg Laundry Egg
Get them an environmentally friendly and reusable laundry detergent. It contains no harmful chemicals and completely replaces laundry detergent and fabric conditioner using two types of natural mineral pellets encased in a refillable egg.
3. Refill x Chilly's Personalised Bottle
Plastic bottles are out and reusable ones are in. This one by Chilly's can be personalised to suit them specifically. So, no more mixing it up with someone else's.
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