I’m sure you’ve had a million emails in your inbox about Black Friday, tempting you with amazing deals. Well it’s true the clock is ticking and Christmas is just around the corner. But I’d like to encourage you to shop locally, ethically and sustainably this Christmas. After all it is the season of peace on earth and goodwill to all men.
Yesterday I posted an Ethical Christmas Lookbook to help with a few style ideas. It covers everything from cosy Christmas knits to party outfits, so do have a read. But if you’re like me and haven’t started Christmas shopping, today’s post will help.
Shop Ethically This Christmas
So here’s the Ethical Christmas Gift Guide. It’s got everything from slippers, to body creams and pampering products. And there’s even a section dedicated to ethical Christmas gifts for babies.
Ethical Christmas Gift Guide | Part 1
Here’s a few ideas for friends, family and to add to your own list!
Shop The Ethical Gift List
Wild Dyer The Future Kept | £17.00
Organic Velour Hooded Bathrobe Greenfibres | £79.00
Woolen Hot Water Bottle Cover Greenfibres | £29.90
Moroccan Rose Bath Salts The Future Kept | £10.00
Lambswool Tartan Throw Celtic & Co | £150.00
Dita Slippers Celtic & Co | £49.00
Pattern Deer Card Little Difference | £2.50
Beeswax Dinner Candles The Future Kept | £12.00
Balancing Room Mist 58 Lifestyle | £22.00
Balancing Aroma Oil 58 Lifestyle | £12.00
Balancing Body Cream 58 Lifestyle | £33.00
Balancing Body Wash 58 Lifestyle | £29.00
Balancing Bath Oil 58 Lifestyle | £25.00
Balancing Eco Soy Candle 58 Lifestyle | £21-£58
58 Lifestyle was created by Michal Cohen-Sagi and Noam Sagi. They believe that wellbeing, health and beauty should be treated by a 360 degree approach. So, they opened a wellbeing centre in London at 58 Well Being Centre, Mayfair. It’s pretty unique in terms of what they offer. Anything from massage to holistic treatments and western medical practitioners so they are definitely worth a visit.
They also developed these gorgeous 58 Lifestyle products, which include notes of green mandarin, jasmine, coriander and ylang ylang amongst other natural ingredients that recreate a harmonious feeling to enhance our wellbeing. All their products are free from sulphates, parabens and harsh additives. These will definitely be on my Christmas list.
Greenfibres has made and sold organic textiles since 1996. William and Gabriela Lana launched this mindful brand because they wanted to offer beautiful and useful textile products that are kind to the environment and to our health. They also wanted to offer meaningful livelihoods for everyone who work with and in Greenfibres. With a gorgeous store in Totnes, Devon, you can visit this little country haven to experience their homely array of products including socks (pictured), clothing, organic and natural mattresses, natural cleaning products, duvets, pillows and toiletries. Expect a low-key, Totnes vibe that is hard to resist. Their bath robes are luxurious, soft and thick, and I particularly love their Scandi looking hot water bottle cover.
The Future Kept
The Future Kept stocks a range of well designed, high-quality and meticulously chosen homeware and gifts. Owners Jeska and Dean Hearne have carefully curated items from independent designers, makers and artisans who are creating products that are better for our world. They sell quality goods designed to be used in our day-to-day lives, everything is made to last. Moving away from the throwaway nature of modern life, The Future Kept is a place to source family heirlooms of the future. Jeska and Dean want to inspire a curiosity and desire within customers to make more sustainable and ethical choices. I’m planning to buy Daisy’s teacher some of the lovely Moroccan Rose Bath Salts.
Use code ETHICAL10 for 10% discount, ends 30th November.
Little Difference is an eco-friendly stationery brand providing greeting cards, notebooks, and prints inspired by nature. All of their products are made using 100% recycled paper and 100% biodegradable packaging. Their mission is to make uniquely designed product that signifies they have made a “Little Difference” in the world, whilst making a net positive impact on nature by regeneration the world’s forests. For this reason they have started a “1 Card, 1 Tree” initiative where they pay for the planting, raising and protection of one tree towards reforestation for every single product sold! Daisy and Laurie will be getting a card from Father Christmas each in their stocking. But I will also be stocking up on their seriously cute kids birthday cards for the coming year.
Greenfibres has made and sold organic textiles since 1996. William and Gabriela Lana launched this mindful brand because they wanted to offer beautiful and useful textile products that are kind to the environment and to our health. They also wanted to offer meaningful livelihoods for everyone who work with and in Greenfibres. With a gorgeous store in Totnes, Devon, you can visit this little country haven to experience their homely array of products including socks (pictured), clothing, organic and natural mattresses, natural cleaning products, duvets, pillows and toiletries. Expect a low-key, Totnes vibe that is hard to resist.
Ethical Christmas Gift Guide | Part 2
Shop The Ethical Gift List
Chained to Tradition Silk Scarf | Gung Ho| £140.00
Summer Earrings in Red | Gung Ho | £30.00
House Of Plants Book | The Future Kept | £18.00
Mountain And Moon Card | Little Difference | £2.50
Red Tinted Lip Balm | The Future Kept | £18.00
Woman Cushion | One Nine Eight Five | £90.00
Zipper Pouch | One Nine Eight Five | £43.00
Kelis Pom Pom Organic Wool Beanie Hat | Thought Clothing | £24.90
Gung Ho Design
Gung Ho Design is renowned for their eye-catching prints, versatile designs and high quality garments. Just look at the beautiful scarf featured above, and those amazing flower earings. With each purchase Gung Ho donates to a relevant charity. All their prints are hand printed here in the UK, using responsible dyes. And each piece is handmade here in London.
One Nine Eight Five
Established in 2016 by textile designer Eleanor Nadimi, One Nine Eight Five is a British homeware brand that specialises in print and interior textiles. Support British manufacturing, craftsmanship and sustainable processes is at the heart of One Nine Eight Five. Using ethically sourced materials wherever possible they support and celebrate the talent of British craftspeople. Every piece is designed and made in the UK, by people who take great pride in their work creating high-quality and unique products. Their velvet pouch, pictured above, is on my Christmas list and do have a look at their cushions which are eye catching and elegant.
This beanie hat is from Thought clothing. As the name suggests, Thought clothing is a collection of thoughtfully made items which are both ethical and sustainable, for women and men. They use naturally grown bamboo, cotton, wool, tencel, modal and hemp, all free of harmful pesticides and chemicals and sourced responsibly. Their designs borrow from nature, and in turn somehow feel effortless to wear, and diverse enough to transcend the seasons.
The Ethical Gift Guide For Babies
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Nautical Nesting Blocks | From Babies With Love | £24.90
Wooden Duck Baby Pull Along | From Babies With Love | £19.90
Penguin Baby Grow | From Babies With Love | £21.90
French Grey Kisses Knot Hat | From Babies With Love | £7.50
Crawler Boots | Celtic & Co. | £20.00
Llama Card | Little Difference | £2.50
Flatout Bear Celtic & Co | £58.00
From Babies With Love
Long time readers of n4mummy will know that From Babies With Love is one of my favourite brands, for it’s gorgeous designs and huge heart. We all love buying babies beautiful products, particularly at Christmas. Sadly there are too many children who don’t have anyone to buy them presents. However, when you buy from From Babies With Love, every single penny of profit, goes round the world to help orphaned and abandoned children. They work with the charities SOS Children’s Villages and Street Child to provide a family home, education, healthcare and support to overcome trauma. It’s amazing and essential work.
From Babies With Love provide us with the perfect organic baby gift. All their designs are ethically and sustainably sourced. They use the softest 100% organic cotton, and their toys are made from wood from sustainable sources and come in recyclable packaging. Laurie has the pull along ducks and both he and Daisy love to play with them. Daisy has been known to walk down the street pulling them behind her!
Celtic & Co
Founded 26 years ago by husband and wife team Nick and Kath Whitworth, Celtic & Co is best known for their 100% premium quality British sheepskin footwear, made by hand in their own purpose built factory in Cornwall by skilled craftspeople. Unlike other sheepskin boots which are designed to be thrown away, Celtic & Co offer a resole and repair service so you can keep your tootsies cosy for years to come without adding to the landfill.
Using hides that would otherwise go to waste, Celtic & Co invest time in creating quality yet affordable pieces that are designed to last and buck the current, destructive trend of disposable fashion. Every Celtic & Co piece is made from carefully chosen, ethically sourced, natural and organic materials, the majority of which is produced in the UK. Their slippers are super cosy and make a great Christmas present, and come in mini and adult sizes.
10% off & free delivery use code N4MUMMY10 until 21st December 2017 on full price items.
The Future Kept | 10% off use code ETHICAL10 until 30th November
Flock By Nature | 15% off use code flockonholiday until 17th December
Celtic & Co. | 10% off & free delivery use code N4MUMMY10 until 21st December
With thanks to Jella from Jella Jornales, Francesca from Ethical Unicorn, Holly from Leotie Lovely, (me), Jen from The Sustainable Edit, Nataly from Literally Nataly, Kate from EcoBoost and Katie from Saiint Sisters whom this post was written in collaboration with.
This is a sponsored post, each brand featured has paid to be part of it, however we asked all these brands to be part of this feature, as we feel they are all brands to trust. All samples were borrowed and returned to brands.