The coronavirus pandemic may have dominated the news this year, but the climate crisis remains just as critical. To help do your bit for the planet this Christmas, we’ve listed 10 of our favourite environmentally-friendly suppliers to help you gift wrap – guilt free – for an eco-friendly Christmas.
1. Binary Botanical – Sustainable Beer
The Binary Botanical all-female team has created a ‘beer for wine-lovers.’ One of the key ingredients for this aromatic wine/beer combination are hop leaves – which is usually a waste product in the distilling process. Their vegan and gluten-free ingredients make the perfect sustainable gift for wine OR beer lovers this Christmas.
Where to buy: Sainsburys, Ocado or Amazon – find your nearest stockist here.
2. Greenshop – eco-friendly Christmas shop
Created with the environment at heart, Greenshop is helping to pave the way for a more sustainable future. As the UK’s leading environmental retailers, they sell gifts varying from eco chocolate treats to organic skincare. Whether you’re shopping for a little one, a DIY buff or a foodie, Greenshop has something for everyone for the ultimate eco-friendly Christmas.
And if you’re looking to send Christmas cards without making a damaging mark on the planet, they sell recyclable, 100% green energy cards designed by a local Cheltenham artist.
Where to buy: www.greenshop.co.u
3. Wyatt and Jack – say no to fast fashion
Upcycling is back in fashion, and this handbag designer has created an ingenious way to help clear up plastic waste. Wyatt and Jack uses old inflatables – such as disused bouncy castles and beach toys – to create purses, totes and travel bags at super affordable prices. And as each bag is one-of-a-kind, you’ll be gifting a loved one something truly unique this Christmas.
Where to buy: www.wyattandjack.com
4. Protect the Planet – sustainable gifting
Offering a huge range of Christmas gifts, Protect the Planet can cater for every budget. Looking for a (secretly very cheap) Secret Santa present? Their ‘under £5 range’ can help you be an ethical Secret Santa this year. Protect the Planet also sells eco-friendly presents for couples – a real time and money saver! Their unique gifts are quirky, fun and ultimately kind on the environment. You’ll also get the option to donate a tree at checkout – to be planted anywhere in the world.
Where to buy: www.protecttheplanet.co.uk/christmas
5. Lucy and Yak – planet-friendly fashion
Lucy and Yak clothing has been designed to stand out. If you’re looking for a garment for the funkier of your family members, this conscious brand produces high quality designs using organic materials such as cotton, linen and hemp. They’re also strict on implementing fair wages and comfortable working conditions. It’s a real win-win this Christmas.
Where to buy: www.lucyandyak.com
6. The Good Apparel – good for the planet
The Good Apparel promotes ‘conscious gifting.’ This means not only do they stay away from selling products derived from plastic, they also ensure that every factory involved in making their listed products goes through thorough checks. And if you’re looking to gift jewellery to someone extra special this Christmas, their website offers an extensive range of ethical accessories.
Where to buy: www.thegoodapparel.com
7. Select Aroma – eco-friendly Christmas
Everyone loves a festive candle at Christmas! Select Aroma candles are all handmade with 100% soy wax and organic oils. Made with jars designed to be reused, they’re perfect for re-designing as a storage pot. All of their candles are gifted in natural linen hessian bags, which can be used themselves as gift bags, or even to plant flowers – they really are the gift that keeps on giving!
Where to buy: www.selectaroma.com
8. Nkuku – shop the indies
Nkuku works with independent artisans around the world to create handmade homeware. All of their products are sustainably sourced, ethical and eco-friendly. If you’re looking to give an ultra-chic gift to someone house-proud this Christmas, Nkuku has a huge range of quirky planet-friendly gifts for the home. Shopping for someone fussy? Checkout their e-gift card to take the pressure off and let them choose their own eco-friendly Christmas.
Where to buy: www.nkuku.com
9. Red Nelly – treats for the fluffy family
Who can forget the fluffiest family members this Christmas? Red Nelly is letting you spoil your favourite dog this year with their all-natural doggy products to be purchased separately, or in a hamper. Their personalised eco-friendly doggy gift boxes can include handmade dog soap, healthy & natural snacks, chew tuffs and even paw salve to help moisturise doggy dry skin. It’s the ultimate luxury that you know your pooch deserves.
Where to buy: www.rednelly.co.uk
10. Wrapped By Alice – eco from top to tail
Finally, you’re going to need something to wrap all those presents! Wrapped by Alice sells hand-printed gift wrapping sets, boxes and tags that are all made with 80-100% recycled paper. On top of that, all of the packaging is biodegradable, making all those wrapping and unwrapping festive moments eco-friendly this year.
Where to buy: www.wrappedbyalice.com
It’s no secret that buying from eco-friendly, ethical and sustainable suppliers can sometimes come with added costs. But (we don’t want to sound too cheesy here) it’s an investment into the future. By uplifting sustainable brands and helping them grow, we can create a more certain future for our planet, and for the people on it.
Environmental-friendliness and sustainability are at the core of our brand values at Hexe. If your goals and ethics align with ours, and you’re looking for someone to build your brand and drive awareness, let us know!