Looks like we can celebrate together with our loved ones this year and even have a Christmas party! After 2020 this is definitely going to be a better Christmas.
I’ve got fantastic items coming from indie brands and small businesses, and most of them are also either eco-friendly or ethically produced – or both! Shopping local and with online small businesses are important for me and for all of us. They play an important role in communities and they have a major economic impact. As for the green and ethical aspect, these are very important issues for me. I’d like to create awareness, because making conscious choices when deciding about a purchase is more possible than ever these days.
We can do better, by making positive choices for people and planet. Money is a vote which you can use every time you go shopping. By using your spending power wisely you can help to create a better, healthier and greener world.
With this guide I wish you a very merry Christmas season. We’re all here to make a difference and spread kindness. Peace & love.
This is a Christmas gift guide for grown ups.
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Bamboo socks from Refillogic
Refillogic has super soft and sustainable bamboo socks for men and women, with organic cotton and recycled polyester. Bright colours and funky designs make these stylish socks a joy to wear!
House of Mahogany – Maple Glow candle
House of Mahogany is a Mother Daughter luxury scented candle and accessory company that combines our love of the great outdoors and beautiful fragrances. Founded in 2020, when we were locked indoors we were inspired to transform our space. Our soy wax candles are perfect accents for any home decor, we are also a company that cares about the environment, at every level of our company we think sustainability, that’s why with every purchase you can plant a tree.
RRP: from £14.99-
Raw Beauty Lab – Vegan collagen subscription
Raw Beauty Lab vegan collagen subscription (3 months) transforms skin from the inside-out after 28 days. A wholesome collagen builder packed with beauty vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients to protect elastin and build collagen. Just add a scoop of superfood powder to your favourite beverage daily.
Vegan Collagen evens skin texture, tightens, and smooths fine lines as well as boosting overall radiance. It also supports healthy nails, hair and joints. 100% pure plants – no synthetic vitamins, sweeteners, stevia or fillers. Unlike bovine or marine collagen, Vegan Collagen does more than just build collagen. It also contains a blend of antioxidant-rich superfoods with proven anti-ageing benefits.
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Emma’s Botanicals Tea Towel
Emma’s Botenicals is a lifestyle shop by Emma van Klaveren, Dip CSBA is a freelance Botanical Artist and Illustrator.
The pineapple tea towel is soft 100% cotton towel made in the UK, designed by Emma van Klaveren using her original watercolour. Dimensions: 70 x 47cms. Machine washable.
Cockles And Heart – Artisan candles
Cockles and Heart makes extraordinary, super sustainable essential oil candles in vintage and recyclable containers. Hand-poured and individually decorated in their Devon studio with herbs and botanicals.
This triple wick lustre glass candle is a vintage glass, repurposed and restored as a truly unique candle and burns for 30+ hours. 200ml coconut rapeseed and extra virgin beeswax with ylang ylang, petitgrain and lime essential oils. It has a pure cotton/linen blend wick and measures 10cm diameter.
This smaller, stocking filler size candle from them is called Breathe Deep. It is hand poured, made from our super sustainable wax blend (coconut, rapeseed and UK sourced beeswax) infused with essential oils of bergamot, thyme and lime.
Boutique Botany – Grow Your Own at Home Bonsai Kit
This Boutique Botany kit includes:
– Packet of seeds.
– 4 germination discs.
– Easy to follow instructions card.
– 4 plant markers.
– Re-sealable bag for stratification process.
This kit is packaged in a recycled presentation box making it the perfect bonsai kit for beginners, experienced gardeners or as a gift. The kit is the perfect size to fit through a standard letterbox. There is a selection of tree seeds to choose from, each of these are perfect for cultivating your own beautiful bonsai tree. The art of bonsai is associated with the practice of ‘Zen’. The cultivation of bonsai and patience required to develop the trees was considered by Japanese Buddhist Monks as a form of meditation.
Handmade by Trinni Necklace
Owner and designer Paulomi who runs Handmade By Trinni is a textile jewellery designer and maker. She creates colourful, bold pieces of jewellery & knitted home decor signs with organic cotton rope and yarn. All of my designs are handmade, sustainable, and unique.
I picked the The Lily Sustainable Chunky Necklace – Bright Colours in emerald green. The brightly coloured Lily sustainable chunky necklace is handmade from 100% organic cotton, which is biodegradable and sustainable. Comfortable and beautiful, this handmade cotton rope necklace is made with crocheting technique. It is made from 100% cotton yarn and does not contain any harmful substances that pose a risk to the environment or human health. Necklace measurements: approx. 60 cm in length – Can be ordered longer or shorter.
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Rye Whiskey from the Oxford Artisan Distillery
This whiskey is created by archaebotantist, John Letts who manages the farming. They use his expert knowledge on grains, soil and biodiversity to craft their own unique heritage farming techniques. Letts has spent 35 years crafting medieval grain combinations. He grows them organically without chemicals with an understory of white clover which feeds the soil and supports biodiversity. They grow ancient grains to create delicious products using farming techniques last used in the early 1900’s The Oxford Artisan Distillery is the only distillery to use genetically diverse ‘populations’ of ancient heritage grains. They regenerate the land, supporting biodiversity with every harvest and managing every stage from seed to still and into the bottle. They are certified organic and their products is farmed and made entirely in the UK.
Hapi Reusable Drink Flask Hot or Cold
Versatile Hapi reusable stainless steel drinks flasks are designed to allow for direct drinking of either hot or cold beverages. The high quality construction, performance and functionality make it the ideal hydration companion for travel and both indoor and outdoor activities.
- Hot for up to 12 hours
- Cold for up to 24 hours
- Sweat free
- BPA, BPS and phthalate Free
- Fits most cup holders
- Single hand operation
- No metal after taste
- Easy to clean
MeYu Christmas Edition Soy Wax Candle
MeYu limited edition, hand poured, Mandarin, Clove & Cinnamon soy wax and pure essential oil candle is bound to get you in the mood for the festive season. Mandarin oil, with it’s sweet and uplifting aroma pairs beautifully with the warming scents of clove and cinnamon. Choose between our 120ml and 180ml amber glass jars.
Scentered I Want To Sleep Well Gift Set
Awake well-rested by embracing this nightly bedtime ritual to help you drift off into restful sleep. Delivers an alluring blend to relax your body and quiet your mind. Scentered’s 100% natural, essential oil based Aromatherapy Balm is mess-free and won’t leak or spill in your bag. Use SLEEP WELL as part of our Wellbeing Ritual. The therapeutic candles are made from a custom blend of natural waxes, sustainably sourced and non-GM, with pure essentials oils for a clean burn and natural fragrance.
Handmade Upcycled Sari Rag Wreath by Pri Pri
A beautiful rag wreath made from sari offcuts. Guaranteed to add colour to any festive occasion! The wreaths all use upcycled sari waste and hand cut by underprivileged women in India who have been trained in tailoring. A sustainable way to decorate your home and welcome the festive season! Each one is completely unique, made by Pri Pri.
Clarity Blend – Pick Me Up Pulse Point Roll On Collection
This Pick Me Up Pulse Point Roll On Collection by Clarity Blend is a great gift. A gorgeous collection of five of our bestselling Pulse Points Roll Ons to support your wellbeing. This lovingly hand-blended, 100% pure essential oils provide the perfect aromatherapy pick-me-up whether you’re out and about, or busy at home. Each blend brings its own magic: more restful sleep, a sense of calm, an energy injection or some creative inspiration…these little bottles hold the key!
Balmonds makes skin salvation products for adults and children. They are safe, chemical and perfume-free solutions to their debilitating dry, sensitive and sore skin issues. They only use the highest quality natural ingredients. Each one is carefully chosen for its skin-nourishing benefits, ensuring it’s safe to apply on sensitive and allergy-prone skin without the risk of long term, damaging or harmful side effects.
RRP: from £4.65-
Soap Love Gift Box
The best gift to any soap lovers!
The gift box contains:
- The Natural Spa Into The Night cold pressed soap 100g (Eucalyptus and Tea tree)
- The Natural Spa Himalayan Promise soap on a rope 100g Fresh uplifting feel from the lime essential oil balanced out by the deep medicinal scent of Rosemary.
- a sisal soap saver bag that doubles as a gentle skin exfoliator.
- a wooden soap rest
These products is Vegan-Friendly, cruelty-free and there are no animal ingredients used.
Topline Natural Scented Hand Cream
Topline Naturals’ artisan products are handmade in Sussex using the finest quality natural, sustainable & eco-friendly ingredients. 95% organic.
Topline Naturals’ artisan products are handmade in Sussex using the finest quality natural, sustainable & eco-friendly ingredients. Raspberry, Blackcurrant & Argan oils provide long lasting, intensive moisturising & nourishment. Marjoram, Bergamot & Ylang Ylang naturally keep hands fresh.