Christmas 2021: Eco friendly gift ideas – from seedballs to sustainable shampoo
As we all become more conscious of how waste harms the environment, it’s time to shop more sensitively for this year’s Christmas presents.
Eco-friendly homeware gift ideas are fairly easy to come by, but what about when it comes to beauty and lifestyle?
We’ve found some of the best eco-friendly Christmas gift ideas for 2021.
There’s posh perfume refills, sustainable sewing boxes and even a sparkling water machine (because why not?).
Read on for holiday gifting inspiration:
Wildflower seed balls
Spread the gardening love this Christmas with this set of seed balls.
Each box contains 6 seed balls with a mix of beautiful native wildflowers for garden beds and pots – Cornflower, Red Campion, Meadow Cranesbill, Oxeye Daisy and Musk Mallow.
Buy it for £7.99 (pack of three) from Seedball
Diptyque refillable Eau Capitale fragrance
Diptyque have returned to traditional and less wasteful methods of scent-making with their limited edition Eau Capitale Solid Perfume.
And the portable gold case (proper luxury, this!) can be refilled and reused.
Buy it for £64 from Diptyque
Wax Atelier linen food wraps
Beeswax wraps always make a great gift, and these hand-dyed linen cloths are no exception.
Each pack contains three different sized cloths (Large 36 x 25cm, medium 25 x 18cm, small 18 x 18cm) to cover all your kitchen needs.
Buy it for £22 from Toast
Liberty Thorpe print square sewing box
Covered in archival Liberty print fabric, this spacious square sewing box is perfect for sustainably-minded craft enthusiasts.
With two layers, plenty of compartments and a built-in pin cushion, this will have all their upcycling and mending needs sorted.
Buy it for £27.96 from Liberty
Aarke Carbonator 3 stainless steel sparkling water maker
Know a sparkling water fan? Save them from buying endless bottles of the stuff by giving them the gift of carbonated water on their countertop.
Producing a glass of bubbles in under 10 seconds, the stainless steel machine comes with a recyclable water stand and a cleaning cloth.
Buy it for £200 from Selfridges
Vegan Suede yoga mat with bio-rubber backing
Yogis will love this mandala print Yoga mat, with it’s super-soft vegan suede upper and a bio-rubber backing.
And because it’s from Barnados, all profits will go towards helping the UK’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged children.
Buy it for £48 from Barnados
Frances Prescott Tri-Balm to cleanse, exfoliate, moisturise bar
Give a full skincare treat with Frances Prescott’s ingenious three-in-one balm. It cleanse, exfoliates and moisturises to reveal nourished, glowing skin.
Sustainably and ethically produced, the Tri-Balm is free from parabens, synthetics and harmful chemicals, making it ideal for those with sensitive skin.
Buy it for £49 from Frances Prescott
Classic refillable shampoo sustainability set
Rahua’s classic shampoo and conditioner are filled with antioxidants and natural oils to rejuvenate all hair types, making it a safe bet for a Christmas present.
Each full size Rahua product comes with a refill pouch to help cut down on unnecessary plastic waste.
Buy it for £66 from Rahua
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