If you’re looking for Christmas presents suitable for a more sustainable lifestyle, then look no further – we’re tracked down ten of the best! Read on to discover the Fresh Design Blog Guide to sustainable and ecological Christmas presents.
Nurture bath salts, Join
These bath salts (pictured above and main image) really do tick all the boxes – they’re natural, sustainable, handmade in England, organic, vegan and cruelty free too! No wonder they’re award winning. Handmade in small batches using sustainably sourced salts and organic essential oils, with homegrown rosemary dried at the Suffolk studio, arnica oil and organic rosemary essential oil. The perfect plastic free, zero waste indulgent self care treat, presented in gorgeous apothecary amber glass. £16 for 250g, available from No 10 Clarence. For anyone keen on sustainable and ecological Christmas presents, these are a must have!
Handthrown ceramic filled candleholder, Welsh Otter
This is a little piece of ceramic art and fragrance in one. Each pot is carefully hand thrown on a potter’s wheel in South Wales, before being glazed and filled with scented wax (for the candle) and a wide wick. The candle itself is made from soy wax, which is cleaner and more ecological than paraffin wax, and includes a wooden wick which is more sustainable than cotton wicks. £23, available from Welsh Otter.
Eco wooden London bus tray, Blue Brontide
Made from solid oak and fully treated with a food-grade finish, this compartmentalised children’s plate will make mealtimes fun. Built to last, it comes free of additional packaging and is naturally anti-bacterial, ecologically friendly, bio-degradable, food safe and durable. For every order, Blue Brontide will plant a tree as well. £36.99, available from Blue Brontide.
Triple moon phase, clock and thermometer, Circular & Co
A unique combination of moon phase, thermometer and time all in one clock. Made in the UK from tough recycled paper packaging. The innovative recycled material, made from paper packaging, features a solid fascia in monochrome colours which is designed to stand the test of time. This is the perfect gift for any eco enthusiast interested in the elements and the world around them. £34.95, available from Not on the High Street.
Personalised chopping board, The Wood Life Project
Beautiful, practical, sustainable and eco-friendly, this is the perfect addition to your kitchen for all your chopping needs! Made in the UK from UK wood, it can be personalised with up to 30 characters. £34.99, available from Not on the High Street.
Classical style jesmonite bookend, Hearth & Heritage
Handcrafted classical design ‘marble’ bookend made from eco jesmonite, a type of acrylic resin, produced in Lincolnshire. Modelled on a classical piece of architecture, this bookend is heavy and solid and would enhance any shelf. £22.95, available from Hearth & Heritage. Ideal for those hard-to-buy for recipients of sustainable and ecological Christmas presents.
Travel cutlery set, Leave No Trace
Perfect for keen travellers, this cutlery pouch contains a wooden cutlery set, wooden straw, chopsticks and an organic brushed cotton napkin. It has a protective flap to keep the contents clean and rolls up and ties into a neat pouch. It’s perfect for popping in your bag for day to day use or as part of your camping or travel luggage. It eliminates the need for single use plastic cutlery and will last for years with proper care. £17.50, available from Not on the High Street.
Linen napkins, Linen & Stripes
Here are Fresh Design Blog we love natural materials and these natural linen napkins are sewn from a premium quality 100% European linen. The eco-friendly linen napkins are long lasting, ultra absorbent, naturally dirt-resistant and they dry quickly. Available in a range of colours and sizes, prices start at £9 each. Available from Linen & Stripes.
Yellow boho eucalyptus cushion, MBT Studio
How about buying cushions for sustainable and ecological Christmas presents? Available in a variety of sizes and fabrics, this exclusive print is handmade to-order in Britain by a team of local seamstresses. The cushions are printed and made in Hampshire, England, and are all suitable for vegans. As an eco-conscious brand, MBT Studio makes their cushions to-order rather than buy in bulk from third-party manufacturers, meaning they have a lower carbon footprint. The factory is powered by 100% renewable energy, and by using state-of-the-art technology, they avoid harmful dyes, water usage, and pollution. £30, available from Not on the High Street.
Christmas bunting, Peony & Thistle
This lovely wintery bunting is up-cycled from a discarded copy of The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden. It makes the perfect Christmas decoration, or will brighten a dark corner all winter. The garland comes with seven flags and costs £13 from Peony & Thistle on Etsy.
If you love all things eco-friendly, check out this post on creating an eco-friendly kitchen.
Main image shows Nurture bath salts by Join, (c) 2021.0