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.
Beautifully packed in this silver box, there is a preview of radiant and healthy skin. Environ's Body EssentiA® Complete Care gift set is a body care trio boosted with the brand's high-tech formulation with Vitamin A to smooth and improve the look of tired, dry and dull skin.
This 2022 edition gift set comprises of Environ Tri-Complex Contour Cream, Alpha Hydroxy Derma-Lac® Lotion (full-size and free) and Vitamin A, C and E Body Oil.
Find Environ solutions for radiant skin through its stockist.
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!
With COP 27 currently taking place and the environmental matter being even more under our attention, there is still much confusion around which brand is really sustainable according to the younger consumers, Gen Zers.