Our 2020 Ethical Christmas Gift Guide is here! This year has been difficult for small businesses, and it's now more important than ever to shop small - supporting independent makers and designers wherever possible. Not only that, at a time where waste is at an all time high, with so many unwanted gifts being tossed out, it is vital to buy meaningful gifts that are kind to the environment and ourselves, rather than those mass produced.
We have put together some of our favourite gift ideas from independent businesses who have put sustainability and ethics at the heart of what they do. We hope you like them!
If you haven't tried Conscious Chocolate I highly recommend you give it a go! Their uncompromisingly healthy, sumptuous vegan chocolate is made with the finest, ethically-sourced, raw ingredients. They have lots of delicious flavours, perfect for the chocolate lover in your life!
Toba is an eco conscious jewellery brand with a passion for up-cycling and sustainability at its core. Every piece of jewellery is designed and hand crafted with love and attention to detail by founder Jemma, in her home studio by the sea in Brighton. We love Toba's beautiful jewellery making kits, they really do make such a wonderful creative gift!
My Copper Cup - Copper Water Bottle
Copper Water bottles are not only earth friendly, but according to the ancient medicine of Ayurveda, drinking water from one can help balance energies in the body, promoting health and vitality. We love the copper water bottles made by My Copper Cup, as they are hand crafted and beautifully adorned with sacred geometry, positive affirmations and natural gemstones.
Branches & Cotton - Macrame Home Decor
Branches & Cotton creates beautiful and unique Macrame home and nursery decor, which is guaranteed to bring charm and personality into any space. They also do gorgeous sustainable Christmas decorations, including macrame candy canes and wreaths - I can't wait to cover my own tree with these this year!
Hoogly Tea is a British brand with a Nordic twist! Their high quality, ethically sourced and fairly traded teas are enhanced with a naturally indulgent taste and aroma. Their fully biodegradable tea pyramids are soil association certified made out of a plant extract, and are completely plastic free. All of their teas are hand blended and packed in the South East of England.
Brighton Lace are a female run ethical & zero waste lingerie label dedicated to making feel-good underwear that doesn't cost the earth. They create comfortable, beautiful lingerie using specially sourced ecological lace, GOTs certified organic cotton and upcycled cashmere. Their limited-edition collections are designed to empower & celebrate!
Amazingly a large amount of Christmas cards are non recyclable as they are embellished in glitter and plastic, and many use plastic wrapping. We absolutely love the plantable cards from Loop Loop, not only are the designs colourful and fun, but the paper itself contains wildflower seeds so they can be planted in the ground! Just think how special it is for your loved ones to receive a card knowing it will grow into beautiful flowers in a few months time.
Alice & Peg create beautiful, ethical gift boxes which include products from different independent businesses, designed with wellbeing in mind. Each gift box is thoughtfully put together, beautifully presented, and guaranteed to put a smile on a loved ones face.
Fattys create Soil Association organic, sustainable spirits including Gin, Vodka and a lower alcohol Pink Grapefruit Drink. Consuming organic is pesticide, GMO and chemical free, as well as being much more environmentally friendly. We love the bright, fun branding and clean ingredients, the ideal gift for a drink lover!
We love these colourful metal straws which make an elegant alternative to single-use plastic straws. They arrive in zero waste packaging and will come inside a natural hessian bag for easy and safe storage.
Mr Masey creates 100% natural, plant based and cruelty free grooming products for men, including beard oil, moustache wax and cologne. His products are beautifully hand blended with pure essential oils, butters, waxes and oils and are both kind to the skin and the environment. I have been buying the Number 6 Cologne for years for Dan and I can confirm it smells incredible!
Here at Corinne Taylor our products are designed with self care and wellbeing in mind, making them wonderful gifts for loved ones, especially during current challenging times. Our full range of products are made with 100% natural and organic ingredients, certified cruelty free and vegan friendly with eco friendly packaging, making them kind to both ourselves and the environment. We can also include one of our beautiful, recycled paper gift cards in your order for free, simply add you message in at the checkout and we will do the rest!