Whilst the festive season may be the most wonderful time of the year, it can also be the most wasteful. We've put together some gift ideas from small and eco-friendly businesses, to encourage our community to shop with a conscience.
1. Letter boxes from Shiny Happy Party People
These gorgeous gift filled boxes are the perfect Christmas gift for the eco-conscious person in your life. All of the packaging is recyclable or biodegradable, all gifts are carefully curated, and your gift can be sent directly to the recipient just as if you had wrapped it yourself. You can create your own or choose from a selection of ready made boxes.
Some of our favourites include 'the cosy one' (pictured below), 'five minutes peace' and 'scrub up'.
2. The Run Box
Why not treat that running mad person in your life to their first Run Box? Filled with a seasonal selection of clothing, accessories, nutrition and more, this is the perfect gift for fitness fanatics everywhere. You might even spy some Sundried gear in their offering...
3. Sundried Jute Yoga Mat
For the eco conscious Yogi in your life, Sundried's Jute Yoga Mat will make the perfect gift. Featuring a cushioned foam base and sturdy jute layer, they certainly won't be slipping or sliding on this mat.
4. land&water bath and body products
Everyone loves a pamper, especially after a tough workout or stressful day at work. Land&water provide natural, ethical and sustainable products that will help that special person in your life relax and unwind.
We love their Orange,Rosemary and Mint Salt Scrub.
5. Jollie's socks
As well as being a perfect stocking filler, by gifting a loved one a pair of Jollie's socks, you're also gifting a pair of socks to someone in need. For every pair that they sell, they donate a pair to a UK Shelter. You can buy the pairs separately, or choose a selection to fill a box.
6. Sundried's Retro Cycle Jersey
If you know someone who's an avid cyclist, gifting them Sundried's brand new Retro Cycle Jersey will certainly get you in their good books! With four colourways to choose from, this jersey is the perfect mix of advanced technical features and effortless style. Available for both men and women.
7. Body Me Protein Bars
Why not treat the fitness fanatic in your life to a tasty, yet protein filled snack? Body Me's protein bars are organic, natural, and vegan friendly, making them the perfect gift for any ethical warrior. If bars aren't their thing, you could always try Body Me's Protein Powders instead.
We love their Cacao Mint and Cacao Orange, especially during the festive season!
8. Reusable Cups from Circular&Co
Another good stocking filler, Circular&Co's reusable coffee cups are actually made from recycled single use cups! By gifting someone a Circular&Co cup, you're not only helping to prevent further waste in our oceans but also helping rid them of existing waste. They also sell water bottles made from recycled single use plastic bottles, and even recycled homeware gifts.