Are you looking for sustainable Christmas gift ideas this year?
We all love gifts, both receiving them and I would say even more giving them.
However, taking into account the holidays season we create a considerable amount of waste with all the packaging and amount of plastic involved. If you are like me you probably have thought about it before and want to make a difference this Christmas and make more conscious choices while buying gifts for your friends, family and loved ones.
What's more, don't forget to support your local businesses this year. There’s already so much consumerism around but a lot of small and independent businesses have struggled because of the current pandemic so any support this Christmas means a lot and makes a huge difference to all the artists, creatives and makers.
Here are my favourite gift ideas this holiday season:
Gifts for plants lovers
Concrete Cactus Pots
These beautiful, minimal handmade pots a perfect long lasting gift. Made by Sabina of Hi Cacti in her little festive studio by the sea.
What’s even better, you can pick a cacti for the pot. A great gift for those who don’t have much experience with plants as cacti is so easy to care!
And you can pick from the range of colours there're have available or ask for a bespoke range.
Multifunctional Cork Planter
These Atlas Cork Planters are sleek, simple and sustainable! It's a contemporary cork planter which will be an ideal holder for their houseplants. It can also be used as a cute pencil pot thanks to the versatile and lightweight cork design.
An perfect Christmas gift which will put a smile on the face of anyone who loves all things green-fingered and natural.
Beautifully crafted with love by mind the cork, the planters are lightweight and made with sustainably sourced Portuguese cork that can be recycled or composted for the most ethical design.
Gift your plant lover friend this splendid mist sprayer with press plunger action. A great addition to their indoor gardening accessories with a touch of gleaming elegance.
A beautiful object, it's available in a choice of handsome metallic finishes, making the perfect present for any design-savvy plant lover. Misters come in a gift box.
These mists are made by Haws, a British made and a family run business with sustainable practices and packaging.
Gifts for home decor lovers
Blankets for warm and cosy nights
Beautiful handwoven Mexican Baja Pastel Blankets will not only add vibrant western style to their home but also keep them warm and cosy on those chilly winter evenings.
The blankets are woven in Mexico!
Bring some celestial magic into their life. These fun over-sized and light weight banners are hand printed, cut, and sewn by The Rise and Fall using locally made 100% wool felt, along with other local and conscientiously sourced materials.
A beautiful and colourful botanical print will add an artist touch to their space. This print is made by fellow Brighton artist HelloMarine.
For the botanical lover and art appreciator to add this stylish contemporary print to add to their home or to surprise someone as a thoughtful gift.
Each print is signed and will be shipped with ♥ and care.
Gifts for the eco friendly
Sustainable Gift Box
This Bath and Beauty set is the perfect gift for the eco-warrior in your life.
This gift set comes in a recycled cardboard box filled with fsc wood shavings.
It's made by Leave No Trace, a company born of a desire to reduce the amount of daily waste and plastic sent to land fill.
Alternatively, you could pick a On-The-Go Gift Box with:
- the vegan leather snack pouch - great for carrying nuts and fruit on long walks.
- the wipe clean food wrap is perfect for carrying sandwiches or wraps and the cotton ties mean your lunch is kept secure.
- the travel cutlery wrap contains a bamboo cutlery set, straw, and chopsticks along with an organic cotton napkin for cleaning up afterwards.
Self-care and pamper gifts
Full moon Potion Tea
Gift them an experience of magic with this Full Moon Potion + Bath Ritual blend. Made with intuitively selected organic herbs + blessed with Reiki Master Energy + Celtic Traditions. This gift will help to relax and release of all that no longer serves, opening the pathway to reconnect with themseleves and Mother Nature, harnessing the magical powers of the full moon energy each cycle.
This Full Moon Potion is wild crafted in Scotland by Mystic Jagger.
Bath & body oils
There's nothing better than naturally made body care products. Light, effective and fast absorbing. These versatile Bath and Body Oils are packed with moisturizing agents that leave skin and hair radiant, healthy and softly aromatic and are the perfect addition to use for massage oil or to add to make your bath feel luxurious.
These products are sustainabily made in the UK by Kuumba Made.
Locally made, natural lip balms
Wildcrafted and plastic free, hand made and local lip balms from natural ingredients - can't get any better and the most sustainable you can find. These lip balms are a perfect gift for any eco conscious beauty lover in your life.
Made with love by Salix Moon
Hope this little gift guide was helpful and gave you some amazing ideas for sustainable local gifts for you friends and loved ones. You can find all of them and many more in our shop in Brighton (Hi Cacti 83 Dyke Road, BN1 3JE) as well as some via our online shop.
Enjoy your Christmas shopping and see you soon!