With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to finish up that shopping.
If you’re buying for someone who wants to be a bit more sustainable this year, you might be a bit stumped about what to buy.
The good news is that there are lots more gift sets and things that you can put together.
Or if you’re buying for someone who isn’t as conscious about single-use plastics and waste, this could be a chance to buy them something that encourages them to get started.
From reusable bottles to telescopic straws, we’re brought together some of the best ethical gifts for Christmas 2019.
Bee Growbar, £12, NotOnTheHighStreet
Help to save the bees with this gift that even the most novice gardener can manage. You just need to add water to the box to grow lavender, hyssop and verbena flowers that bees love.
Beeswax wraps large kitchen pack, £30, The Beeswax Wrap Co.
These come in a range of sizes and beautiful prints and are perfect for wrapping up food, instead of using clingfilm. Gift a selection pack of sizes this Christmas so they have one for any occasion.
Plastic-free bathroom kit, £9.99, Ecovibe
Whether you’re buying for someone who is just getting into plastic-free products, or for someone who has been trialling products for a while, this gift set is a more eco-conscious version of the traditional Christmas toiletries.
Green cleaning bundle, £14.99, Ecovibe
Whether your loved one is a Hincher or not, this gift set gives them lots of nice eco-friendly ways to keep their home clean and tidy.
Chilly’s 500ml bottle, £25, Chilly’s
A reusable water bottle is essential and this one is a great choice. It keeps things cold for up to 24 hours and things hot for up to 12. You can choose from a range of colours to match the person’s personality. The 500ml size is probably the most practical choice for on the go but you can choose a smaller or bigger one if you think that is what they need.
Reusable bamboo cutlery set, £10.89, Etsy
Another great gift for them to keep in their bag on the go, this little set means you never need to use disposable cutlery and helps to cut down on waste. With a knife, fork, spoon and straw in a handy pouch, you should have everything you need.
Hand-poured soy candle, £18, Wearth London
We love a candle as a gift but many of them aren’t particularly friendly to the environment. This one is made from organic, vegan soy wax, which is paraben-free. The wick is made from organic cotton and all packaging is completely plastic-free. It comes in a reusable glass jar with an aluminium lid and biodegradable front label.
Zero waste year 2020 planner and journal, £7.90, Amazon
Help someone plan for the next year with this journal that encourages you to reduce waste and live a more sustainable lifestyle.
Keepcup glass reusable cup, from £15, Keepcup
A reusable coffee cup is another essential item when it comes to cutting down on waste. This one is made from glass, which means your drink doesn’t get any of that plasticy taste. Again it comes in a range of colours and sizes so you can personalise it.
Last straw telescopic reusable straw case, £12, Oliver Bonas
Never forget a plastic straw again with this little device. It folds up into a little case (keeping it clean) and attaches to a key ring so you always have it in your pocket.
Face halo make up removal pads, £7, Boots
These reusable pads mean you can stop using makeup wipes and they just need water – yes, even waterproof eye makeup comes off with these. Pick up a few so they can be popped in the wash after a few uses.
Zero plastic vegan make up brush set, £30, Plastic Freedom
This makeup brush set is completely free of plastic packaging and it is vegan. It includes 10 brushes, giving the person to receives them everything they need for a flawless look.
Sustainable stocking set, £31, Plastic Freedom
Not sure what exactly to buy but know you want it to be eco-friendly? This cute gift set includes facial rounds, soap and cleansing cream in a cute knitted stocking.
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