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I’m super excited to share my eco-friendly Christmas gift guide for 2021! While being eco-friendly can save you money, there are items that are more expensive than others. Christmas is the perfect time to ask for these things or to gift them to someone else. There’s something for everyone, whether you are a candle lover, want to buy some sustainable clothes or are looking for your children!

Eco essentials

Wax Wraps

I have shared this brand before, but giving someone beeswax wraps is such a good idea. My sister first asked for them years ago for Christmas. Since then I saw how useful they were and bought my mum some for Christmas, and then myself some when I started uni! I think this is one of the best eco-friendly purchases I have made, I don’t own any cling film anymore.

Buy WaxWrap food wrap (3 pack)* £16

Buy large WaxWrap roll* £19.99

Buy small WaxWrap roll* £12

Between Green subscription boxes

About the brand

  • Jodie was diagnosed with anxiety & depression in 2016 and wanted something to keep her busy
  • She discovered the concept of slow living, saw the benefits for our planet and mental health and Between Green was born!
  • Each month’s box has a different theme e.g. cleaning, dental etc.
  • £20 per box
  • Past boxes
  • Subscribe here

Clothing

Kind clothing

I haven’t mentioned this brand on my blog yet, but I have been eyeing up lots of their clothes! These clothes aren’t overly expensive either, so it’s definitely something you can ask for.

A little bit about them

  • All products are vegan: plant-based materials & no animal testing
  • Production uses 7x less water than the average clothing manufacture
  • Eco-friendly water-based inks and dyes
  • Only work with WRAP approved facilities: fair living wage & safe conditions
  • Plastic-free packaging
  • Each order plants a tree through the Eden Reforestation Project

Now onto a few of my favourite pieces:

  1. Buy the embroidered Kind sweatshirt* £37
  1. Buy the Bee Kind t-shirt* £20
  1. Buy the It’s Cool To Be Kind sweatshirt* £37
  1. Buy the embroidered Kind hoodie* £39
  1. Buy the Hold On Let Me Overthink This hoody* £39
  1. Buy the embroidered Kind joggers* £35

Rapanui

The next brand in my eco-friendly Christmas gift guide is Rapanui! They are another clothing brand that I am yet to buy anything from, but I love how their clothes aren’t too expensive.

A little bit about them

  • Organic cotton
  • Every part of the cotton plant is used so that there’s no waste: seeds for organic cow feed & vegetable oil for food products
  • Fair wage
  • Wastewater is recovered, cleaned and recirculated for drinking
  • Clean, modern, light and positive factory
  • Powered by renewable energy
  • GOTS certified
  • Products are made once the order has come through so there’s no waste
  • Plastic-free packaging
  • When the product has worn out, it can be sent back and remade

A few of my favourite pieces:

  1. Buy the Pastel tie-dye tee £12
  1. Buy the Bee Kind top £20
  1. Buy the BBC Earth Tiger jumper £35

WUKA

I couldn’t write this eco-friendly Christmas gift guide without mentioning WUKA again. I will admit that I don’t have the most sustainable period – I’m far too squeamish for a menstrual cup. It might seem like a weird gift idea, but period products are pretty expensive even when they are only single-use. Why not give something they can reuse again and again + they are mega comfy. WUKA currently have their Black Friday sale on, so get buying!

My favourites:

Buy the Heavy Flow Bikini pants* £21.99 (£15.39 BF price)

Buy the Medium Flow Bikini pants* £17.99 (£12.59 BF price)

Buy the Everday bralette* £25 (£17.50 BF price)

Beauty

The Body Shop

The Body Shop are very well known for selling vegan and cruelty-free products. For most of their products, the packaging isn’t very sustainable as it’s made from plastic. Recently, they have introduced metal body butter tins as opposed to plastic ones which I am really happy to see. As well as this, they now have a refill scheme for hair care, shower gel or hand wash products. You can read more about it here.

A few of my favourite products:

Strawberry body butter* £18

Rose body butter* £18

Zao Make up

I love Zao make-up, I have definitely mentioned the brand before. I only have their mascara, which my sister gave me as my first eco-friendly Christmas gift, but I would love to have some more of their products. I really want their eyebrow powder → it’s the make-up product I get through the quickest so having a refill would be a lot more sustainable. They were the first make-up brand that I saw had refillable products. I think it is such a brilliant idea and I no longer buy make-up products that aren’t refillable. I don’t use eyeshadow etc. that much so I still have a lot to use up before I buy anymore though!

A little bit about Zao

  • Vegan & cruelty-free certified by PETA
  • 100% natural & organic certified by Ecocert
  • Products have an outer bamboo case to reduce the carbon footprint

A few of my favourite products:

Buy the foundation* £40

Buy the concealer stick* £18.75

Buy the Aloe Vera mascara* £20.75

Buy the eyebrow powder* £17

Buy the matte lipstick* £18.75

Wellbeing

Green People

I’ve only heard about this brand recently, but they seem to have an amazing ethos and I will definitely be buying from them in the future!

A little bit about the brand

  • The brand came about when Charlotte (the owner) couldn’t find a natural skin care product for her daughter Alexandra. She had many skin allergies and eczema.
  • Declined stockists that didn’t meet her ethical standards 👏
  • One of the first cosmetic brands to be certified organic by the Soil Association
  • Cruelty-free certified by PETA
  • 10% of their net profit is donated to charity, you can read more here
  • In 2021, Alexandra launched her wellbeing range after being diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, an incurable hypermobility condition. She sadly passed away that summer.

A few products to check out:

Buy the Time To Sleep essential oil blend* £20

Buy the Time To Relax essential oil blend* £20

Buy the Time To Smile essential oil blend* £20

Other wellbeing Christmas gifts:

  1. Buy the Stress Less wax melt bar* £1.60+
  2. Buy the Crystals For Anxiety kit* £10.50
  3. Buy the Crystals For Health & Wellbeing kit* £10.50

Candles

Who doesn’t love a good candle? I have found tons of candles that I couldn’t resist sharing!

  1. Buy the shell candle £13.50
  2. Buy the stretch mark bum candle £21
  3. Buy the Gilmore Girls wax melt collection* £12
  4. Buy the Beauty And The Beast inspired candle: Tale As Old As Time
  5. Buy the Once Upon A Dream wax melts* £3.99

Prints

I love the idea of giving someone a print for Christmas! I have lots of prints and they are definitely my favourite part of my room, alongside my plants of course.

  1. Buy the All Is Bright print* £8
  2. Buy the Retro Flower print* £2.80+
  3. Buy the Semicolon Mental Health print* £7.80
  4. Buy the personalised Home Is Where My…Is* £2.80+
  5. Buy the Love Wall Set of 3 £19.90
  6. Buy the Neutral Line Art Set of 2 £14.90

Related post: How to create a cosy hygge corner

Children’s gifts

Little Crafters Box

I haven’t really spoken about eco-friendly children’s Christmas gifts before, but I thought now was about time! Children are so important, we need to educate them and show them how our planet needs them. This brand sells eco-friendly STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Maths) craft boxes.

A little bit about the brand

  • Radha formed the brand in January 2021 (she was a former STEM teacher)
  • She believes that learning is best taught through play → if we are curious, we want to know more and are engaged
  • Fun boxes for the whole family to get involved in!
  • Crafting helps reduce stress & anxiety
  • You can see some of the past boxes

What’s inside each subscription box:

  • £25 a month, free delivery
  • 3-7 themed projects
  • STEAM loaded magazine
  • Build instructions
  • Eco-friendly consumables (glue, paint etc.

Some of my favourites:

  1. Buy the Advent-Santa down the chimney £22.99
  2. Buy the Reindeer Tealight holder £8.99
  3. Buy the Steam Engine train £14.99

My Little Love Heart

A bit about the brand

  • Luisa created this brand when she couldn’t find a suitable baby bib or cloth for her baby daughter Natalie, who had reflux.
  • She went to a fashion school and decided to combine the two to create My Little Love Heart
  • The products are handmade in Australia

Some products to check out:

  1. Buy the Rudolph Christmas bib $24.95
  2. Buy the Classic Boho Red Christmas bib $20.95
  3. Buy the Bandana Dribble red bib $18.95

And there we have it! Stay tuned for my next post which is eco-friendly Christmas stocking fillers😍 I am so excited to be sharing so much eco Christmassy content over the next couple of weeks 🎄

Which is your favourite eco-friendly Christmas gift?

Best wishes, Cx

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31 Comments

  1. These are all great gift ideas! I don’t mind paying a bit more when you know the backstory and eco-friendly nature of these smallish companies. Thanks for sharing.

    1. I agree, thank you x

  2. Great post! I love sustainable period products such as period pants so they would be a great gift for someone x

    1. Definitely, thank you x

  3. Great gift ideas and a unique spin on the “Christmas Gift Guide” blog genre! Thanks for putting this together.

    1. Thank you 🙂

  4. I’m loving this eco-friendly Christmas gift guide Caroline, a lot of great businesses to look at for my Christmas shopping! x

    Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk

    1. Thank you Lucy xx

  5. Wow, this is a lot of eco-friendly gift ideas. I think eco-friendly period products are a great idea since regular products are filling up our landfills.

    1. Definitely 🙂 x

  6. Rachel Duerden says:

    There are some great ideas for all year round, not just for Christmas.
    Thanks for sharing. 😀

    1. Thank you 🙂

  7. This is such a wonderful post with lots of great ideas Caroline! I’m a big fan of gifting beeswax wrapping all the time as it’s a personal favourite of mine as well, I love the prints as well as the candles and can think of a couple folks these would be perfect for!

    1. Thank you Alex x

  8. ellegracedeveson says:

    Such a great post! I’m trying to be more sustainable myself so having this gift guide will really help, thank you so much for sharing lovely Xo

    Elle – ellegracedeveson.com

    1. Thank you x

  9. Mind Beauty Simplicity says:

    great gift guide here! I need the Bee Kind TShirt!

    1. Thank you, I feel you! x

  10. Some amazing picks here Caroline, the Advent Calendar with the Santa going down the chimney looks adorable! Everything is amazing and I know there are a couple of bits i definitely need to get, so thank you for sharing these x

    1. Thank you xx

  11. love this so much! I have always wanted to try wax wraps and they look so pretty too!

    1. They are the best! x

  12. What an amazing list! So many amazing brands. I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with Body Shop because of the MLM Body Shop at home scheme which I’m really against!

    Corinne x

    1. Thanks 🙂 Aw no, I get what you mean tho x

  13. So many great options here that I want to try for myself! I haven’t heard of Zoo make-up before but I love that they’re so eco-friendly and cruelty free. The Rapanui tiger jumper is so cute too!

    1. Me too 🙂 x

  14. I love these ideas Caroline, I’ve been looking for eco friendly clothing brands to buy from but have come up short so thank you for sharing those! x
    Em – https://www.earthlyem.co.uk

    1. Thank you x

  15. Aww, those are awesome! So cute & I love the Christmas vibes <3

    Love,
    Krissi of the marquise diamond
    https://www.themarquisediamond.de/

    1. Thank you x

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