This list gives you more than 25 ethical and eco-friendly gift ideas to get you started for a positive and sustainable gifting period!
That time of the year when you’re being blasted by advertising, promotions, pre-Christmas discounts, the dreaded Black Friday avalanche, events you need to attend, some you need to organise, gift lists, to-do lists and ahhh … I feel you!
Curating a gift list for the ones you love can also be tiring, amongst all the other things you need to get done, and you don’t want to waste your money on things they won’t enjoy.Follow
Think about what that person likes to do and what they would need – heck, go and ask them even! Consider being more ethical and sustainable this season by
- buying from ethical and eco-friendly brands (you’ve got quite a selection below!)
- thrifting pre-loved items
- make a DIY beauty product or a homemade food product
- treat them out for an outdoors adventure and a homemade meal or outdoor picnic
- instead of buying stuff, donate to your favourite charity or sponsor a child – here’s one that I personally am very close to.
If you’re willing to spend a dime, spend it on positive impact brands; brands that have an ethical business practice, practice fair trade, protect the environment, make a social impact. Choose the brand according to your own ethical values – this list of ethical and eco-friendly brands touches some of my values regarding ethics or sustainability in one way or another. You make your choice.
If you are looking for something for yourself and you’re interested in curating a more sustainable and ethical wardrobe please read FAQs on Sustainable Fashion which includes some tips on how to go about the transition.
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Multi-Brand Ethical & Eco-friendly Online Stores
Here’s a list of ethical online sites that curated a number of ethical and eco-friendly brands or pre-loved and vintage.
Good Gifts – Canada based ethical gift site
Rent contemporary women’s designer clothes – a full wardrobe at your fingertips with free shipping
Pre-Loved Vintage Designer Luxury Items from around the globe with Open for Vintage UK
Ethical & Eco-friendly Sustainable Fashion
Forest friendly fashion by TAMGA Designs – floral prints on eco-fabrics, carbon offset and reforestation projects.
Fair Trade Fashion Essentials by People Tree – Free delivery on orders over £50 (until 30 Dec 2019)
Sustainable Artisanal Fashion by MATTER
Eco-friendly & Contemporary Garments by Rakha
Natural dyed, organic handmade Kimono by Studio NEBA
Vegan Footwear by Bhava
Ethical Shoe brands curated by Made Trade
Transparent and Ethical Handcrafted Shoes by The Cano Shoe
Eco-friendly Underwear & Lingerie
Vegan Underwear by Chakra Intimates
Comfy Hemp-Cotton undies by WAMA Underwear
Ethical Lingerie inspired by nature by AmaElla
Ethical & Social Impact Accessories
Minimalist Jewellery handcrafted by marginalised youth by Kind Karma
Handcrafted Semi-Precious Stone Bracelets providing women employment opportunities and quality education in Nepal by Crafts by Maya Universe
Cruelty-free & Vegan Watches by Time IV Change
Sunglasses that give back spectacles in Ghana by Pala Eyewear
Sunglasses that give back eyesight through cataract treatments in Nepal by Anthopose Eyewear
Silkworm friendly – Ahimsa Silk Handwoven Scarf ethically made by Khali Khutta
Sustainable Home & Living
Ethically sourced Home & Living Goods by Made Trade artisans
Luxury Artisanal Pieces curated from Nepal by Kathika Lifestyle
Handmade Hemp Cotton Yoga mat, ethically made by Khali Khutta
Ethical Children’s Gift Ideas
Ethically handcrafted toys by Zeiki Learning, a non-profit social enterprise
Ethical & Eco-friendly Natural Personal Care
Ethical Pure Essential Oils that give back – doTERRA
Organic & Zero-Waste Deodrants by Coconut Matter
Eco-friendly & Organic Beauty Care by Earth Hero
Cruelty-Free Skin Care & Beauty by The Body Shop UK
Remember, choose a gift that is aligned to your and the receivers’ personal values. I encourage you to dig into the brand to ensure that the brands’ values suit yours 🙂 Happy gifting! Go on and make it a positive one.