Stuck for sustainable gift ideas?
We’ve compiled a list of ten planet-kind UK brands to help inspire a mindful approach to the Christmas gifting season.
So take a slow few minutes, brew a fresh tea, and have a read about these wonderful makers, creators, and sustainability champs.
For the fashion-forward friend
The Ottowin Shop is a fantastic place to start. With a carefully curated mix of clothing designers who all have a strong ethos for sustainability. The Ottowin Shop is a local favourite of mine as they are based in Bristol.
For the beauty connoisseur
Haeckles considerately harvest effective ocean ingredients from the Margate coastline, utilising the rich abundance of nature to inspire and inform their products. Their Eco-Balm is wonderfully hydrating and nourishing for sore skin.
For the avid thrifter
Fond of seeking second-hand treasure? There’s no better place than Creative Wardrobe. The founder, Charlie is on a mission to create more joyful wardrobes with longevity. They have a range of beautiful items to shop online, or you could even gift a ‘Treasure Board’ for a loved one who might be struggling with their wardrobe!
For the wild walker
Would it be Christmas without some socks? Born to meet the needs of hardy British surfers, Finisterre design functional, hardwearing with care for the environment. Their woolen socks will certainly keep toes toasty.
For the thoughtful bookworm
Twice named the UK’s best independent book shop, Mr B’s in Bath is offering book subscriptions. A hand-picked book for you delivered wrapped in brown paper and string every month, what a simply gorgeous idea.
For the hibernator
Recognising the importance and power of a good night’s sleep, Welsh brand Huna creates comfortable sleepwear using only ethical materials.
For the little one
Sustainable children’s toys can be tricky to find, fortunately, Conscious Craft is a one-stop-shop for excellent natural toys and craft materials. They believe that good quality toys last a lifetime.
For the mud lover
Imogen Charleston is a passionate environmentalist with a wonderful skill for minimalist and functional ceramics. She incorporates local wild clays and foraged materials from her home on the Dorset coast.
For the sun worshipers
When Wintery days are wonderfully bright, a pair of stylish sunnies are needed! Eyewear brand MONC use planet-kind materials such as bio-acetate and glass to create modern sunglasses and specs.
For the houseplant enthusiast
Lauren Marina is an illustrator and pattern designer from Dorset. Her blooming botanical illustrations will add a bold monochrome pop to any wall, and they pair beautifully with the leafy greens of indoor plants. Lauren prints on 100% PCW recycled cards, and papers and offers wrap free greetings cards.
Of course, we also have a range of gift sets and jewellery, considerately designed with eco-friendly and regenerative wrapping.
We hope that those suggestions listed above will help you spread Christmas cheer with a limited impact on the environment too.
Do you have a shop to recommend? You can let us know your favourite low-impact sellers via social media, where we’ll be sharing some more ideas over the coming weeks.