As we are approaching the Christmas season, more and more people are not only thinking about the cost of gifts for loved ones but the impact their gift has on the planet.
If you’re an eco-conscious consumer, who is concerned about climate change and you’re looking for the perfect gift that’s made from sustainable materials and reduces your carbon footprint, I’ve got you covered.
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Keep reading for some of the best eco-friendly Christmas gifts you can give someone for the upcoming holiday season. Here’s a great sustainable gift guide.
Smol not only offer cleaning products, they have recently released a new personal care range to encourage a more sustainable lifestyle, which includes toothpaste as well as body, shampoo bar and hand soap bars, with the UK’s first 100% plastic-free antiperspirant, all with the goal of reducing plastic waste. These products are currently available to anyone who signs up with their free trial. When it comes to sustainable gift ideas, it’s at the top.
As well as being plastic-free and Leaping Bunny certified, the range also aims to cut down on industry ‘fluff’ and unwanted ingredients, such as hand soap free from SLS, parabens and silicone, and no SLS in the low-foaming toothpaste.
Curlicue are a UK based business selling beautiful eco-friendly gift wrap. They only use 100% uncoated recycled paper which is FSC certified recycled paper, all their products are plastic-free and their gift wrap is made in the UK, not only does mean they support UK manufacturing, the carbon footprint of their products is much lower. Best of all, it passes the scrunch test so guess what, unlike other gift wrap, it CAN be recycled with your household recycling. A great gift for that eco-conscious friend.
Not only that, they have a fabulous ethos
They are currently offering 10% off your first order, what are you waiting for?
Jungle Culture is a brand I personally love. They sell plastic-free and zero-waste products that are ethically produced and sustainable. One of my favourite products are their line of safety razors, which are made using a combination of natural and organic bamboo, and durable metals such as stainless steel, nickel or chrome. I’ve had mine for quite a few years and it’s still going strong and they’re really mindful of the manufacturing process.
I talk a lot about it in my blogs and I’ve had more than one family member who have made the swap from disposable razors. It’s one of the easiest swaps to make when it comes to sustainable living. When it comes to sustainable Christmas gifts, this is one of the best perfect eco-friendly gift you could give.
Johnsons Lawn Seed’s Celebration Wildflowers Mix – launched in the summer – can take a part of an existing lawn or flowerbed and convert it into a meadow. Containing bright and vibrant annuals, the mix has 17 different flowering species including cornflowers, poppies, cosmos, marigolds, and daisies, providing a diverse assortment of local insects which all have a positive impact on the environment.
Established in 1820 Johnsons Lawn Seed is the oldest lawn seed brand in the UK with a long and prestigious record of product innovation and grass breeding.
Not only do the Celebration Wildflower tins make ideal gifts for garden-loving friends and family, but they also offer an important gift to nature, as the wildflowers will encourage pollinators into gardens, providing nectar for these vital winged insects. Outdoor spaces will come alive with bees and butterflies for months at a time as soon as the flowers appear.
This is the ultimate green gift to anyone who loves spending time in the garden.
After finding out that all the toothbrushes I’ve ever used is probably sitting in a landfill somewhere, I quickly made the switch the Truthbrush.
Truthbrush is the only B-Corp certified oral care company in the UK, meeting the highest standards of social and environmental impact. I only ever use their toothbrushes and have encouraged friends and family to make the switch too. They are sent in recyclable packaging and eliminates single-use plastic.
Pulsin – on the go plant-based snacks and treats
Pulsin’s range of vegetarian protein bars including the Peanut Choc, Caramel and peanut Choc, Vanilla Choc and Almond, and Maple and peanut which are all packed full of plant-based protein and have the added benefit of being gluten free and contain no artificial ingredients, preservatives or palm oil.
Or if you are looking for something a little more indulgent, Pulsin’s mouth-watering range of enrobed protein bars are made with plant-based chocolate, includes Choc Fudge and Cookie Dough which are delicious stocking filler alternatives to traditional chocolate and a tasty pick-me-up to boot.
Pulsin has also created a dedicated Keto range for those looking to support the low carb, high protein keto diet during Christmas.
Complete Vegan Protein Powders
By combining multiple plant-based protein sources, including pea, faba bean and pumpkin seed Pulsin has created a unique range of complete vegan protein blends that provide all nine essential amino acids required by the human body, as well as delivering a more rounded texture and neutral taste that is a great base for shakes, smoothies or when added to cereal.
The new blends, which are available in vanilla, chocolate, chocolate hazelnut and berry, contain an enhanced 20g of high-quality plant-based protein with each serving, as well as key micronutrients like iron and phosphorus.
Purely Plantain Crisps Conscious Christmas snacking
Along with more sustainable gifting, ‘conscious snacking’ is also on the rise as consumers choose authentic, passionate brands with a social conscience, who offer healthier snacking options that don’t compromise on taste. Purely’s Plantain Chips – are available in three flavours; including, Wild Garlic, Nice & Spicy and Sea Salt, they make for the perfect healthy alternative to potato-based crisps for the festive period.
You won’t have to worry about food waste.
Sudocrem Naturals – For those eco mummas out there, Sudocrem Naturals Nappy Cream formulation is 96% naturally derived, dermatologically tested with no synthetic fragrances or artificial colours, and suitable for normal, sensitive, and dry skin. It also comes in a recyclable, PICEA™ wood tube made from 95% renewable resources (recycled wood shavings) so it’s as good on the outside as it is on the inside!
Gently protects baby’s skin leaving it feeling soft and supple so you have a happy baby.
Using this renewable material reduces carbon emissions by up to 80% when compared to plastic creation, and all outer packaging across the eco range is 100% recyclable.