10 Eco-Friendly Gifts Under £30
Traditionally Christmas is the time where people come together. Usually that’s spending time with family and friends, but there’s also a magic about Christmas that encourages communities to support good causes.
This year Collins Dictionary named ‘’ the word of the year. This is a promising reflection of the increasing global conscience surrounding our impact on the environment. By making small changes we can have less of a ‘throw away’ mentality and make choices that have a positive impact.
With this in mind, our Christmas gift guide is packed full of useful eco-friendly products that make great gifts and help support sustainability… 🌎🌱💚
10 Eco-friendly gifts under £30
Bare Vida’s ethically-sourced bamboo cutlery set makes a great gift and helps to reduce single-use plastic cutlery. It’s easily carried, and you can reuse them time and time again.
Harriet (founder of Bare Vida) came face-to-face with plastic pollution (literally!) whilst surfing in Bali. She’s now running Bare Vida in Bali, practising fair trade and implementing a zero-waste policy. For easy ways to reduce your waste, check out Harriet’s guide “35 Ways To Go Zero-Waste”
The 4Ocean bracelets are made from 100% recycled material. They are a great stocking filler and even better… every time a purchase is made, 4Ocean remove a pound of rubbish from the ocean, protecting marine life 🐳🐠🦀and preserving our oceans and coastlines.
In less than 2 years, 4Ocean has removed 2,296,852 pounds of rubbish! Find out more about the work they are doing here.
Doris & Dude Bamboo Socks
Made from sustainably sourced materials (including 40% bamboo) these fun Christmas socks will keep your feet warm and cosy all day long! Bamboo possesses anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties too, so you can keep your dad’s feet fresh throughout Christmas day… phew!
Buy them online at our favourite ethical shop Sancho’s – providing more options for conscious customers looking to make a positive change.
Choose Chilly’s reusable bottles for a wide range of vibrant designs and colours, from matte black to avocado 🥑 print. They look great, help reduce plastic pollution, and there’s a design to suit every member of the family.
Chilly’s have recently partnered with non-profit City to Sea, on their award-winning campaign Refill. Buy their collaboration bottle here. For every bottle purchased, they give £10 to City to Sea to help them continue their work protecting our oceans.
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One of our favourite things about Christmas is the leftovers! These beeswax wraps (another delight from Bare Vida) are a great natural alternative to plastic wrap for food storage. They are made from Indonesian beeswax, cotton and coconut oil, and come in a variety of unique Bali batik patterns. They are washable, reusable and compostable – perfect to store Christmas treats conscience-free.
Nutty, creamy, and packed with goodness, these Shea butter treats make a great stocking filler. Enriched with naturally nourishing, handcrafted Community Trade Shea butter from Ghana, they are ideal for dry skin in the cold winter months.
The Body Shop has always been at the forefront of natural, eco-friendly beauty and continuously develops initiatives to support sustainability. This Christmas, every purchase made will help protect and re-wild over 10 million square metres of forest in England and Armenia as part of their World Bio-Bridges Mission.
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Coffee lover? If you haven’t already, put a reusable coffee cup on your Christmas wish list. Born in Melbourne, Australia (famous for its delicious coffee) KeepCup is helping to persuade the world to ditch takeaway coffee cups… hoorah! They come in a variety of colours and sizes, so take your pick.
Protect your phone and the planet… these cases are made from plant-based materials. It’s a zero-waste product and will degrade in any composting environment. Pela creates cases for iPhone and Android, committed to using existing technology to make everyday waste-free items the norm.
Got a friend who loves being in the kitchen? Cooking meat-free one day a week could make a great new challenge, plus it’s great for your health and has a positive impact on the environment #MeatFreeMonday. With this vegan cookbook (filled with fresh & easy recipes) you can’t really go wrong.
This recycled cotton gym bag (another gem stocked by Sancho’s) is a perfect gift for your fitness fanatic friend. Easily folded, you can keep it in your bag and bring those sweaty gym clothes home safely. It’s washable, so can be used again and again. It also doubles up as a last-minute shopping bag (no gym clothes here though please – fresh and folded only!)
If there are any eco-friendly wonders we’ve missed that you would like to see included on future lists, please get in touch here 😁