Now more than ever we’re thinking about the impact our gifts have on the environment. When it comes to being a conscious consumer, many are switching to make sure they find eco-friendly, natural, and sustainable gifts. Here’s our handy guide if you need some inspiration to bring you an array of goodies for the green-minded people in your life.
Amazon.com: bambu £8-£30
Bambu has created a variety of home goods out of the bamboo plant, a rapidly renewable plant source. This company uses sustainable materials such as cork and organic cotton for modern chic homewares, including trays, cork bowls and kitchen utensils.
Food Wraps for use in the kitchen Green Tulip £3-£20
These eco-friendly, reusable wax food wraps help both the environment and your wallet by saving money on single-use plastic wrap. The beeswax wraps and vegan friendly wraps are perfect for storing, preserving, and protecting food in the fridge or lunchbox.
Reusable Coffee Filters:
Amazon.com: Bolio Organic Hemp Reusable Coffee Filter £8
The Bolio 100% organic hemp coffee cone filters are designed for durability and can be used hundreds of times. Hemp is quickly becoming recognized as the most ideal eco-friendly coffee filter material as it requires half the water to grow and is twice as strong as cotton.
Sustainability on the go
GoSili Reusable Silicone Straw, £41.50 (for 12)
Made with European grade silicon these straws are nontoxic, sustainable, recyclable, stain-resistant, hypoallergenic, and are free from BPS, phthalate, PVC, and lead. Perfect for on the go, they’re reusable, easy to clean and won’t melt in your drink like paper straws.
Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle:
Peony Triple Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle £25-£30
Environmentally friendly, non-toxic and BPA free, this bottle keeps cold drinks cool for up to 24 hours and hot drinks warm for up to 12 hours. Perfect for those on the go.
Classic Bedding Set:
White Duvet Set - Luxury Cotton White Duvet Cover Set Sleep Organic £165
Refreshing yet timeless, there’s nothing quite so reassuring as pristine white cotton bedding at the end of a long day, and this 300 thread count long staple organic cotton ensures superb comfort all night long. Made with 100% GOTS certified organic cotton, Fairtrade certified from farmer to finished product and delivered in 100% plastic-free packaging.
Recycled Wool Throw - Fern | Herringbone Blanket – Green Tulip £49
The beautiful fern green colour of this herringbone style wool throw is the natural result of the recycled wool garments used to make it; no dyes are added of any kind. A great quality throw that will add classic charm to any living space.
Eco-friendly Cleaning Supplies
All Round Cleaning:
Starter Bundle – Homethings (gethomethings.com) £50
Giving green cleaning products might not sound exciting at first. But once they try these refillable, super-powerful, non-toxic concentrated plastic free products that clean everything effectively with planet positive fragrances they won’t look back.
Fair Squared Apricot Facial Soap — FAIR SQUARED £11.45
Fair Squared are a fairtrade brand that works to ensure all people in the supply chain benefit from their business, that includes farmers, producers, suppliers, and manufacturers. Their affordable range of products includes soap gift sets, skincare, haircare, and lip balms is packaged in eco-friendly packaging and is cruelty free.
Tasty Treats - Hampers
Our Gift Collection - Social Stories Club £27 upwards
Social Stories Club bring you a wide range of sustainable gifts where each item in the gift box and gift hamper supports a different social cause. From biscuits made entirely from renewable energy to soap bars that support individuals with complex epilepsy and learning disabilities.
Who Gives A Crap UK from £28
You won’t forget the name but they’re also an unforgettable brand. You can bulk buy toilet roll that’s 50% as long as normal and made from recycled materials too. The company donates 50% of its profits to build proper sanitation facilities for third world communities. As well as bulk buying loo roll, you can also set up a subscription to deliver every 4 - 16 weeks so that you’re never caught short again.