The time to be merry and share goodness is awaiting, but we could not wait to launch our Christmas gift ideas compilation with you. Our 2022 edition is painted green...
Christmas teaches you to be good to one another, and our Christmas gifts guide shows you how to be good to the planet too. Find our sustainable gift ideas.
We know sustainability can be a big, complex word but do not drop it at Christmas time. For 2022, we have been looking for sustainable presents and stocking fillers made through eco-friendly approaches: with recycled, upcycled, renewable materials...
Your Sustainable Christmas Gifts Guide Starts Here...
Yawn is made for those people who love comfort and cute prints head to toe and at night time too. With Yawn nightwear, someone is going to enjoy the Christmas holidays relaxing with hot drinks and films in these stylish Yawn PJ (£96). Yawn is a small business that uses GOTS-certified organic cotton produced in partnership with environmentally and socially fair textile companies. Its yarn production uses 88% less water and it consumes 62% less energy resulting in breathable but resistant and toxic-free fabric. Its nightwear is also low-maintenance and made to last, meaning less waste in the future. Its sweet note is in the tiniest details: each print is skillfully hand-drawn and each PJ pattern hides little details to discover.
Find a PJ for many sweet dreams online at Yawn.
Douvall's Argan Skincare
Put under the tree the gift of glowy skin with Douvall's Rescue Ritual Cleanse & Nourish Gift set (£56), packed with all the anti-ageing benefits of first-pressed argan oil. The kit consists of two star products from the brand: the multiuse Argan Cream Cleanser and the Milky Argan Active moisturiser with a 100% cotton muslin cloth in an eco-friendly box. The mother-daughter wellbeing company is active in social and ecological campaigns: on one hand, it works with a small female cooperative for the harvesting and production of its argan; on the other, it has joined Eden Project and its reforestation project. Each sale equals a tree, and more planted trees mean better living conditions for the local communities.
For more good rituals and to plant your tree, head over Douvall's website.
PrimaBerry London Cork Bag
A new bag is always welcome but this one is nothing but unconventional. What do PrimaBerry Map Collection crossbody bag (£29.99) and a bottle of prosecco share in common? Cork but not a regular cork. PrimaBerry created a range of handbags completely cruelty-free, vegan and sustainable made of raw cork from Portugal. The cork used by the company comes from the outer layer of cork oaks growing in Southern Portugal, and it is shaved from the tree every 9 years. This is a feather-light, biodegradable and durable material with an earthy shade and sensory feel that you can see and touch in this daily bag. PrimaBerry is inspired by cultures all over the globe and embraces the quest for sustainable materials for its creations, such as bamboo, organic cotton, banana fibres and even recycled coffee pods.
Unbottle your curiosity for cork accessories and sustainable gifts at PrimaBerry London.
Sculpted by Aimee Makeup
As a rule of thumb, beauty gifts always hit the target and this is no exception. Created by makeup artist Aimee Connoly, Sculpted by Aimee is a cruelty-free makeup brand. This year, Sculpted by Aimee makes you build your own gift with the Jubilee Bundle (£55) with a 12-pan eyeshadow palette, and two products to customise in shade (lip duo and cream blush). It is a gift for a jubilee; in fact, someone is going to sparkle with joy!
Discover the brand and its world of colours online at Sculpted by Aimee.
Paguro Upcycled Bag
We want to surprise you, again. This upcycled bag gave new life to a very common object... this spacious tote bag looks perfect for city life and bikers who love the shiny texture of leather, but it is not made of it. Paguro made its Anna Tote Bag (£145) with reclaimed inner tubes which would go to waste otherwise. Rubber gives this bag its shine and pattern, and it is handcrafted so that every bag is unique and irreplaceable.
Paguro is a collective, a house for creative and sustainable designers who explore the creative potential of recycling and upcycling against modern consumerism and fast fashion.
Join the house of Paguro and get lost in its vast collection online.
This is not skincare, this is "soulcare". Therapie is a small well-being company founded by aromatherapist and reiki master Michelle Roques-O’Neil to heal the soul with the help of oils that connect you to your inner self and give a sense of peace in troubled times. For this Christmas, Therapie Cherish Skin Repair Elixir (£68) will be a restorative gift for the skin of body and face and a revitalising tonic for the spirit. The whole collection is made with a low carbon footprint in the small Portobello distillery with 100% natural oils and recycled packaging, so you can be sure this is good for your skin, your mind and the planet.
Unlock a new way to care about yourself with Therapie.
8000Kicks presents its first sustainable sneakers made of hemp and algae and out of a revolutionary idea. The casual Explorer V2 (£107) have comfortable insoles made of anti-microbial and anti-bacterial hemp fibres and seaweed soles. This green combination gives comfort to the feet and "breath" to the marine ecosystem thanks to the removal of proliferating algae.
These shoes can do miles and they do not fear the rain! These must be tried to believe!
Hemp makes accessories to last, find more online at 8000Kicks.
Sustainable Stocking Fillers
A meaningful gift can be small like a stocking filler! These presents could look small but they have an equally big impact on the planet and people's habits.
Earthy Nail Polish
A happy palette of colours in a sustainable formula, free from 21 big chemicals and guaranteed to ISO 16128. Earthy Nail Polish really loves your nails and the environment with its gentle nail colours! Find the gift set or bundle that speaks of your friend online.
Nearly New Cashmere
Nearly New Cashmere is more precious than cashmere from high-end stores. The brand was born with a clear mission: saving cashmere from waste. The company recycles and restores second-hand cashmere; it looks for textiles everywhere and it receives some from its customers. In this way, everyone contributes to giving new life to cashmere. Give a second chance to a newly restored cashmere pair of gloves (link to because at Christmas we are all good.
Fill a Christmas stocking with some playful socks. The Thought range of bamboo socks are anti-bacterial and very durable. They come in a huge variety of designs for the whole family, in pairs and in ready-to-give gift boxes for a little smile.
Explore Though's designs online.
You can fill Christmas day with joy and keep your green intention big with our sustainable gift ideas that go way beyond the giving moment.
So we wish you happy holidays and we invite you to share love and respect for Mother Earth with your loved ones!
Cold draughts are bringing a very welcomed Christmas atmosphere. Get ready for both, Bown of London has what you need for the cold weather and the gifting season.
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It is time for gifting, slowing down and staying warm. Bown of London luxury bath collection is really made for your winter season necessities.
Bown Of London Luxury Bathrobe Collection For Christmas
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If you are unable to decide between a gorgeous or a useful Christmas gifts, the good news is that you do not need to choose - pick both! We know how cold can our winters get and what people love to do on their Christmas days off: just chilling. Combine the need for pampering time and the luxury feeling of exquisite fabrics hugging your body with Bown of London and its collection of bathrobes and bedtime pieces.
About Bown Of London
The "Rolls Royce" of men's dressing gowns is proud of its products made in the UK and the feeling they convey. Velour and heavyweight Egyptian cotton bathrobes caress the skin and let it breathe naturally. Every seam and detail is curated to give the feeling of a resort stay.
A Shine Bright With Bown Of London Dressing Gowns
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Shine bright like a diamond with this Bown of London hooded dressing gown in Pink Diamond! This cross-seasonal piece can be worn in summer after splashing in the pool or on the coldest of the winter nights, making it a smart and stylish Christmas gift. Crafted from 100% natural Egyptian cotton, you or your loved one will love the luxuriously soft velour-touch that oozes confidence and comfort.
Its comfort is inviting on its own but if you add the monogramming option you will make this dressing gown even more personal and precious to the recipient.
Bown of London offers timeless bathrobes, dressing gowns and PJs, as well as a wide array of accessories for men and women that comes in handy at gifting time all year round.
Choose the lasting quality and gifts that will be very loved and worn for the years to come. Discover the whole collection online at Bown of London.
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It is coming to the final weeks of Christmas when everyone panic buys and the high street stores are usually busier. This time of year is the worst for Christmas shopping. To make life easier while shopping for him, you can look online for all the items on your wishlist. The reason is that you are more likely to find the sizes for him online as most of the stores will be out of stock for sizes by this time.
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If you want some inspiration for fashion presents, this guide will do all of the dirty work for you by discussing the on-trend fashion items and showing you those that will be best for a Christmas gift.
Here are some of the best clothing items to buy for him this Christmas.
With Christmas being particularly chilly, every man must have a winter coat in his wardrobe. The problem is there are several styles to choose from when it comes to a man’s jacket. However, there are only a few that are currently in fashion at the moment. These coats are perfect for the colder months and, many luxury fashion brands have got behind these styles.
Parka jackets are very much in fashion at the moment. Some designs are suitable for spring and summer, other parka coats are suitable for the autumn/winter season. Either way, we will be looking at those that are much warmer and waterproof. A go-to place is House of Fraser, one place that has an extensive variety of parka jackets.
House of Fraser has a wide selection of jackets with its online store; additionally, it also offers a range of luxury brands to choose from. When it comes to picking a gift like this for him, you need to research on what are his preferred brands. Look at his existing wardrobe and see if he has any preferred brands. You could also ask him yourself to make sure that you get the right brand. Males are much more brand-driven compared to females, although, some males are happy with unbranded apparel. Brands can be expensive, that is why you should double-check which they prefer.
This jacket is for your dressier occasions and formal events. An overcoat will usually be longline and it will sit just above the knees, keeping the thighs warm. One thing to take note of is that an overcoat is generally made of wool; hence, it is not waterproof. It will protect him from drizzle or snow but, it is not designed for the heavy downpour. Still, it is an essential winter jacket style that every man needs.
As mentioned before, overcoats are for dressier occasions. Nonetheless, they are great for strolling around the Christmas markets whilst feasting on a bratwurst hotdog. The last thing to keep in mind when it comes to buying an overcoat is that it usually does not have a hood. Make sure that your man has a hat to go with his overcoat with that being a flat pack to walk around with a peaky blinders style or the usual woolly hat. Either way, your man needs to be well wrapped up with headgear with its flat cap.
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This is a jacket that has very much been on-trend in previous years. Denim jackets are much more casual in style; nonetheless, they take a man’s outfit to another level in the most simple but effective way possible.
Denim is quite a heavy material, especially when bought from a premium brand such as Levi Strauss, a brand that is known for durable denim garments. Yes, items from this premium label are higher in price but, you pay for quality with Levi Strauss. Furthermore, another brand that is great for denim jackets and we can recommend is &Sons.
Every man and woman needs loungewear for those lazy Sundays. Tracksuits are the perfect outfit when it comes to doing nothing all day. They have also been around for many years, going back to the 1980s; however, the style of a typical tracksuit has changed much more than the usual tracksuit a man would usually wear.
These days, men's full tracksuits tend to be made of cotton or wool, in a more relaxed fit, and they are very much on-trend. If there is any item that he will be using and wearing as soon as he opens his gift, it will be a full tracksuit.
Hat, Scarf And Glove Sets
A set like this is another essential for a man when it comes to this time of year. Although it will not be the main present, it is more appropriate for a Christmas stocking. There are many luxury brands out there like Calvin Klein, Gucci, Tommy Hilfiger and others that design premium hats, scarf and gloves set. You do not need to go all out on a set like this but, if there is a particular fashion brand that he likes when it comes to his clothing, this is the perfect gift idea to buy from that brand.
There are a lot of options you can consider buying when it comes to fashion gifts for him. However, it is all about purchasing items that are trendy at the moment. Trends aside, think also and foremost about something that he needs: is it a coat or a jumper? A hat or a thick pair of woolly socks? Just remember when you are buying for Christmas, you want to make sure that your wearable gifts are going to be perfect for these cold temperatures.
Whatever you do, do not forget about stocking fillers either! These can range from an Eau de toilette to winter skincare essentials; these small gift ideas will be always very welcome.
Good luck on your shopping spree this Christmas.
Christmas is only around the corner, and you might be one of those people who is stuck with what to buy. Luckily, one of the best items to buy when it comes to Christmas is jewellery. Now do not assume that it is going to be too easy either.
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You can buy both expensive jewellery and cheap jewellery, depending on how much you want to spend. Here is a quick guide on the jewellery gifts that you can buy this year.
As soon as you suggest jewellery as a potential gift, people assume that jewellery is some of the most expensive. There are many high street stores out there that sell cheap jewellery sets: for example, you can get a pack of three rings from an H&M store. With this present, you can give the option of wearing one ring or layer them up. Layering has been a popular 2021 jewellery trend that can be worn in different colours and styles.
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Chic jewellery can either be expensive or on the cheaper side; it can either be a big or a small present. Everything comes down to the price you are looking to spend.
There are hundreds of chic jewellery brands that you can choose from, so you will not be stuck when it comes to purchasing Christmas presents. Some of the brands that sell great jewellery are Tada & Toy, Astrid & Miyu, Daisy London, Edge of Ember and Monica Vinader. There is plenty of iconic chic jewellery that every woman should own for their day-to-day jewellery!
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It is a jewellery trend that likes to come and go. However, styles do change each time they make a return. Colourful jewellery can also hold a cultural meaning, as well as ranging from simple colourful beads to beautifully vintage emerald rings. Yes, gemstones are a little more on the expensive side; however, they make a great gift for someone that you love.
Furthermore, you can buy a gemstone that has a connection with the person. For example, if they are born in January, then buy them a garnet necklace or ring. This is because garnets are the birthstone for that month. You can also link the gem to their favourite colour. Many gemstones come in a range of different shades and the specific colour can change the price of the jewel, so you should consider this note.
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Again, this is more expensive but it can be a tear-jerker. If you are willing to go big for your loved one, there are some great brands to choose from. Dior and Channel are just two brands that you might have already heard, just make sure you have done enough saving up for this present. If you like to spend big from time to time at Christmas, there are many premium jewellery brands to pick on top of the two we have just mentioned.
Another premium style that you could consider as a gift is pearl jewellery: another popular autumn jewellery trend that is going strong.
Jewellery To Last A Lifetime
If you are going to spend a lot of money on a present, you need to make sure that it is going to last a lifetime. Having the potential to be passed down through generations is important for jewels, similar to how Kate Middleton was given the ring of Princess Diana. High-quality gemstones and metals will be a gift that everybody will appreciate.
High-quality gemstones and metals will be a gift that everybody will appreciate. Luxury jewellery is for those who have been with their partner for a long time and see them being with them until their dying days. Brands such as Harry Winston, Cartier, Buccellati or Van Cleef & Arpels are some of the most luxurious brands on the market. Choosing any of these will last for generations ahead!
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Vintage jewellery is another option that many people have got on board with for numerous reasons. For starters, vintage jewellery has been around for years and many people might have worn the same piece. Not to mention the gemstones that a vintage jewel comes with. If you are planning on proposing on Christmas day, then consider a vintage engagement ring.
As you may already know, the world is facing some issues regarding global warming. There are many ways to do your bit in saving the planet, and buying vintage jewellery is one of them. The reason for this is that you are not supporting major brands that are continuously mining for raw materials contributing to CO2 emissions. There are many great ways to source vintage jewellery but remember to double-check it.
There are many gifts that you can buy a loved one around Christmas time with perfumes being an easy go-to present. If you want to spend a little extra, jewellery is the one this year. If you ever are struggling to get your loved ones a Christmas gift, find out what they need. However, if you are going to buy them jewellery, make sure you do your research first. Find out what their favourite material is, what type of earrings they prefer, whether or not the gemstones are real with a certificate.
Radley London announced Katie Piper as their final Women of Spirit for 2021 ahead of World Kindness Day which took place on the 13th of November.
These sunny days may feel longer but, in a blink of an eye, it will be Father's day. Before it is too late, we have wrapped an ethical gift guide with plenty of ideas to make your dad feel special every day.
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For our Father's day gift guide 2021 edition, we browsed the net for the most ethical, customisable, and practical ideas for your dad.
Fashions Finest team travelled the globe to find the finest natural ingredients for unprecedented sensorial experiences and ancient secrets to enrich your dad's wellbeing routine to came back to the UK for refined and customisable gift sets. We are sure to make your Father's day 2021 memorable.
Lifestyle And Customisable Gifts
If d.i.y. is not your cup of tea but you still want something unique for your dad, here are some customisable and refined options for you.
Whether your dad is a tea person or not, you can think about a bespoke container for him and later about his brew. Emma Alington is a synonym for top-quality British ceramics counting a list of well-established partners of the likes of Fortnum & Mason, Missoma, Katie Leamon, Boots and University of the Arts London. Emma Alington established her ceramic studio in Berkshire in 2003, becoming a leading expert in modern luxury ceramics. The beauty of the glossy fine bone china of the 'Classic' range finds a playful twist in her 'Dots' and 'Stripes' ranges. We are sure you will love the customisable options to upgrade your dad's mug with a posh gold rim or with his initials with Emma Alington's online bespoke service. The mug price starts from £20 for the 'Classic' collection.
In the '50s, you would have seen a typical dad sinking in the armchair reading his newspaper and having a sip after work. Newspapers are everyday goods, of course, but we dare you to consider them for a surprising father's day gift idea. Historical Newspapers is the world's largest archive with more than 3 million newspapers going back in time to over 100 years. And then? Find the UK newspaper of your choice and select a meaningful date. Every newspaper can be personalised with the name of the recipient or a special message on the opening page. Not exciting enough? The Newspaper Gift Set is the ultimate idea for father's day: the gift includes your newspaper and a bottle from a selection of single malt or 12-year old whisky, brandy, champagne, red and white wines. Both newspaper and bottle label can be personalised and they are ready to be gifted, presented in a luxury double satin-lined gift box. Starting from £49.99.
Historical Newspapers gift ideas are intriguing and genuinely unique as well as fun to customise.
Taskmaster - The Board Game
Your dad is a big child, in the end. Play with him - and maybe let him win - with Taskmaster (£19.99). Based on BAFTA-winning Channel 4 TV show hosted by Greg Davies and his assistant Little Alex Horne, this board game will bring hours of fun for the whole family, your dad and his friends.
A gift and motivation in one. Refocus Bands 'You Got This' wristband (£8) is an original accessory that hides an uplifting message designed for those who 'refuse' to give up.
Find Me A Gift
Do you need a last-minute gift? FindMeAGift has got a funny answer with this 'flying' Superman Mug with Cape (£12.99). This is going to be loved by DC fans and dads with a nice dose of humour.
Men do not pay so much attention to their appearance. Absolutely false... especially for those men with a beard to take care and be proud of! A pampering gift for him is more than welcome but we care about what we use. Our choices are multipurpose and sustainable skincare powered with natural ingredients from around the globe.
Show how much you care about your dad with the 'Nature's Miracle': 100% pure, unrefined shea butter. Aviela, a UK black-owned brand, uses exclusively unrefined shea butter harvested and produced by Women’s Cooperative in Ghana. The handmade process ensures the anti-inflammatory property and its content in nutrients, minerals, and vitamins are as high as found in the pod. We picked some daily essentials for your dad from the Aviela collection: the African Shea Black Soap (£14), with unrefined shea butter and cocoa pod ash, deeply cleanses face and body skin with a final smooth touch. The Pure Shea Butter (£14-30) - a head-to-toe, heavy-duty butter - hydrates and calms even the most sensitive skin. The airy and melting texture delivers a super luscious and pleasant sensation. To conclude this caring set, the Foot Shea Butter (£19) will give instant relief to tired and dry feet. Unrefined shea butter does its magic job with the help of cocoa butter, neem, tea tree, baobab, and sweet almond oils. Pure, simple and effective without parabens, mineral oils and animal-derived products. We love how Aviela takes care of our skin, the environment and the Ghanian community at the heart of this precious butter.
Your dad, the tireless man in your early life, needs a well-deserved break. Elemental Herbology thinks about people like him with its ethical ad sustainable skincare collection based on the 5 elements of the traditional Chinese philosophy. The selection that we are going to explore aims to release body and mind from the stress of today's hectic life and to slow down the biological clock. The Lemongrass & Nutmeg Body Wash & Cream Duo (£40) is a 'welcome home' after a long day at work or a gym session. The set reinvigorates at 360° with zesty notes and the warmth of nutmeg and pepper; the formulas are SLS-free and rich in botanicals extracts picked to relax and help circulation. The Muscle Melt Balm (£25) will do the rest for complete relaxation thanks to the anti-inflammatory power of turmeric and the warming action of ginger and ho wood.
We are in sunny Greece with Kear. For Father's day and the upcoming holiday season, the brand proposes its skincare heroes that are perfect for the post-workout. Kear skincare is infused with Arnica Montana, a flowery plant locally sourced in Greece and known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Find the ancient Greek beauty secrets, like arnica and extra virgin olive oil, in Kear Calm Reviving Body Oil (€40) that soothes and helps circulation with a gentle massage. To get the best for your dad, a shower with Kear Exfoliating Herbal Soap (€5) with almond grain and algae extract with refresh and detox the skin before the invigorating massage. A favourite of ours and a pocket-friendly hero is the Sofi Lip (€5), made with just 5 ingredients and zero nastiness.
Back to China and its millennial knowledge. Dr Mazin Al-Khafaji brought ancient Chinese herbal medicine to the UK three decades ago, where he founded Dermatology M. Traditional principles and ingredients used in Chinese medicine made highly compatible remedies for eczema and everyday staples suitable for the most upset skin. Dermatology M skincare is carefully handmade to protect - condition - care. Invite your dad to have a fresh start to his day with Dermatology M Jin Yin Hua Honeysuckle Cleansing Wash (£42) - a daily soothing and brightening wash free from SLS, SLES, and soap - and Dermatology M Zi Cao Shui Gao Nourishing Cream (£42). This versatile cream nourishes and soothes the skin and can be used on both face and body on a rushed morning. It will wipe away any dryness and itchiness thanks to its anti-inflammatory ingredients and antioxidants, vitamins, and soothing extracts of aloe vera and chamomile.
Made on Tina's kitchen table, Ecooking skincare started from a deeply personal and skin crisis. Her homemade products, kept refrigerated in repurposed jars and bottles, were so effective that her family and then beauticians started to ask for more. This fast-growing Danish skincare brand targets any skin problem with vegan and organic solutions that are luxurious on the skin but affordable. Your dad will enjoy a multi-tasking oil like Ecooking Beard and Body Oil (€27.50) that can be used to shave, condition skin and beard, and recharge the skin as a serum and his senses with its energetic lemon aroma. Ecooking Body Lotion (€30) is as good as a facial treatment is. This nourishing lotion with organic shea butter contains HA and niacinamide which contribute to smoother, firmer and younger skin. It is suitable for everyone's skin so, please, do not tell your mom!
Art de Parfum
Now that your dad is fresh and rested, he can dress up with a fragrance that represents his style and soul. The master parfumiers at Art de Parfum developed some new exclusive fragrances with a concoction of rare ingredients that you cannot find anywhere else.
Signature Wild is the essence of a man. It evokes the primordial strength of Nature with notes recalling earth, leather, and woods. This deeply masculine scent has a dark woody side of amber, leather, and sandalwood with boozy, fruity notes of dried fruits topped with the warm, Oriental and spiced character of cinnamon, cardamom, and Davan distilled oil. A rich, yet balanced and elegant perfume. Le Joker is for an unconventional man; it is the fragrance that really epitomises Art de Parfum connection with artistic expressions. Daring, unexpected, avant-garde. Le Joker plays with contradictory notes and the sense of the unknown. It starts with a warm heart of patchouli and cedarwood, intertwined with fruity and spicy notes of star anise and nutmeg evolving in exotic hints of pink peer, Timur pepper, and elemi. Le Joker will surprise with unedited powdery notes of makeup and cigarettes and salty ambergris. Art de Parfum fragrances start from £114 and are sustainably made in France with only cruelty-free ingredients.
Father's day often takes second place in family celebrations but your dad is still your #1 man and deserves only the best. We hope these ideas will convey all your love elevated with a sense of exclusivity. Come back and check this space to find new gift ideas.