To navigate the winter period of overconsumption, here are a few gift ideas that will be sure to please your loved ones whilst being kinder to the planet.
Nowadays, December is filled with flash-sale emails and expansive wish lists.
So much time and money is spent on annual Christmas adverts and glitzy marketing campaigns that it’s hard to know where to look. 9 times out of 10, the rush of winter leads to last-minute panic buying, largely at the environments expense.
But cheap and efficient doesn’t have to mean sacrificing sustainability. We’ve compiled a short list of thoughtful, high-quality gifts for every kind of recipient, each with sustainable and conscious production at their core.
Skincare – and more broadly, selfcare – has seen a boom in sales since the pandemic started.
As the days get shorter and cold weather sets in, many of us will swap nights at the pub for nights in front of the sink, where facial massages and cucumber eye masks offer the ultimate evening indulgence.
To ensure you’re being gentle to your skin whilst using ingredients that don’t cost the earth, brands like Noto are an excellent choice. Their products include facial oils, masks, and moisturisers in sleek, recyclable packaging. Each item is handmade in small batches and designed to be gender fluid – so nobody is left out. Prices start at £15.
We all have a friend who fantasises about top-tier tableware, and if you don’t, you’re probably that friend.
La Soufflerie is a French brand boasting some of the most beautiful glass pieces on the market. Each is hand blown using recycled glass and can be used as a vase, drinking glass, and even a candle holder.
Their intricate face detailing and earthy colours are sure to impress even the most interior-proud of your loved ones, whilst promising a planet-conscious gift that lasts a lifetime (provided you aren’t too clumsy).
Nothing says ‘winter’s here’ than a good candle. The cream of the crop sport chic packaging and an indulgent scent, bold enough to fill your entire home.
‘Wick’ is a relatively young brand based in Brighton, started by partners Naomi and Johnny during the home-bound days of lockdown. Wick now offers a vast range of scents including Spiced Orange and Salted Caramel. Every jesmonite vessel is hand poured with 100% natural soy wax, that burns far fewer chemicals than its paraffin partner.
Parcels are topped off with recyclable packaging and re-usable containers that’ll look stunning on your shelf. If you’d rather try making your own, check out the video below!