If you're looking to buy ethical Christmas gifts this year, here are some of my favourite eco-friendly, natural, organic and Fairtrade ideas. These small gifts are thoughtful, yet easy on the wallet. I think you'll love them!
Our 8 Ethical Christmas Gifts: Hannah’s Edit
1. For the coffee lover: An Ecoffee Cup
Did you know that 2017 marked the 30th
anniversary of the paper coffee cup? In the last 3 decades, around 2 trillion of them have ended up in landfill. Because of their plastic content, less than 1% of them are recycled. Awful isn't it?
Ecoffee Cup is a new generation of reusable coffee cup. Sustainably crafted from the world’s fastest growing, most sustainable crop – bamboo fibre, Ecoffee Cup is BPA and phthalate free. In a wide range of fun and contemporary prints and colours, you can pick the Ecoffee Cup to match your look. Check it out here
2. For the nature lover: A Bee Brick
For nature lovers, design lovers and gardeners alike, the Bee Brick is a gift that keeps on giving. Solitary bees are facing massive decline, in part due to habitat loss. This stylish concrete planter combines a safe nesting site for solitary bees, with a space for pollinator planting. This means that their food is never too far from home. Discover more about the Bee Brick here
3. For the active one: a Chilly’s Bottle
Chilly’s create products for an active urban lifestyle, with a balance of distinctive style and unrivalled performance. They aim to accelerate the adoption and everyday use of reusable products. Discover their collection of reusable containers here
4. For the chocolate lover: Cocoa Loco chocolate
Cocoa Loco are a British business based in West Sussex. Their skilled chocolatiers handcraft Fairtrade, organic, single-origin chocolate. Choose from a wide range of flavours from bitter-sweet, velvety dark chocolate to luscious smooth and creamy white chocolate. And from simple bars to exquisite truffles or rich brownies. Explore their mouth-watering collection here
5. For the wine lover: Vintage Roots Wine
Vintage Roots are passionate about creating great, certified organic wines of the highest authentic quality, produced and nurtured by low impact producers who proactively work towards sustaining and enriching their local environments. Explore their delicious, organic selection of wines here
6. For the skincare lover: Green People’s organic skincare
With a wealth of knowledge and experience, Green People offers a wonderful range of certified organic products for all of the family. Each of their products is packed with over 90% active natural and organic ingredients to protect, nourish and balance your body. Discover their superb range of organic skincare products here
7. For the interiors lover: The Basket Room
The Basket Room craft beautiful collections of handmade storage baskets for the home. Woven with vibrant colours & unique patterns, they work with small craft collectives in Africa to create ethical, stylish, accessories that have a story. Discover their collection of handcrafted baskets here
8. For the tea lover: Pure Tea
Pure Tea are a UK based brand that specialise in bringing you the finest 100% organic teas. They were founded upon the belief that top-quality organic tea shouldn’t cost the earth. Through sustainable land use and organic cultivation, their tea producers embody the concept of man and nature living in harmony with each other. Their suppliers obtain a fair price for their tea by selling directly to them. This means higher wages for their workers, and the chance to reinvest profits in their plantations. Explore their delicious range of organic tea here
Do you have recommendations for ethical Christmas gifts? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @wearethought
You might also love reading our two DIY Christmas Makes
from Jo and Becky.