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Our Top 10 Ethical Gift Guide

Do you struggle to find the time to source eco-friendly gifts? Well, we have solved this problem for you! We know how much fun it can be giving a present to the people we love but we also know gifting ethically and sustainably is not always easy, nor a quick job. This is why we have decided to make it simpler for you and pop our favourite ethical gifts all in one place for you, so you can enjoy the experience much more without the eco-anxiety! We have hand-picked and sourced gifts that you can trust are vegan, natural and sustainable and that are kind to people, planet and animals. We hope you enjoy browsing!

Our top 10 ethical gifts

1. Growbars, £12

bee bar by growbar in yellow cardboard recyclable packaging.

Growbars are the perfect gift for your garden lover friend or family member! They are easy to grow, exciting seed collections, nestled in fertile coir bars, carefully created and packaged by their small team in South London. They are 100% eco-friendly with their card packaging widely recycled, the film wrap made from biodegradable sugar cane and the coir a sustainable alternative to peat that’s made with coconut fibres. We stock 5 different varieties: Bee Bar, Butterfly Bar, Red Hot Bar, Gin Bar and Pizza Herbs Bar. If you are looking for other gifts that are kind to the garden, we also sell Seedboms and Seedballs.

 2. Jollies Socks, from £10

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These organic cotton socks by Jollies are a great ethical gift for him and for her. They are a gift that gives back with the company's slogan to "Wear a pair. Share a pair", which means that for every pair of socks that are bought a pair is donated to a local homeless shelter. These socks come in lots of different funky and fun designs and colours with some available in tins and some available on their own so you choose how you wish to gift them. 

3. Nathalie Bond Skincare, from £4.50

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We love the colourful but sophisticated branding of the Nathalie Bond products, this makes them perfect to gift but also, as a treat for yourself that will always look beautiful on your shelves. We stock Nathalie Bond candles, lip balms, bath salts and soaps. These wonderful products are the great way to help fill your loved ones homes with lovely botanical fragrances! They make their own products using only safe and sustainably sourced organic and natural ingredients that are great for our skin and the planet.

4. Bath Bombs, £5

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Bath bombs are a great way to gift something to someone who needs some me-time and time to relax. Salty Herb's aim is to encourage people in a fast paced world to slow down and take some time to relax and so they of course stock the ideal products for gifting something that shows you care. They carefully and lovingly hand craft each product and chose essential oils which are relaxing, de stressing, uplifting, calming and energising. By using only natural, cold pressed, plant based carrier oils and essential oils they allow our bodies to be nourished by nature's finest in the most ethical of ways.

5. The Curated Kind Box, from £36.50 (or Custom Build a Box Kind Box)

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The Kind Box is the brand new ethical gift box from The Kind Store. Due to the popularity of gift giving in the recent months, we have produced The Kind Box to beautifully present your gifts to loved ones to showcase our amazing vegan, natural and sustainable products. Gifting is one of the best ways to encourage your friends and family to shop sustainably and with The Kind Box, you can either purchase one of our pre-filled boxes or create your own and get them shipped direct to your recipient with a hand written note. Each box is printed with non-toxic inks on FSC card.

6. Candles, from £10

tiger and co candle in rose gold tin sitting on table surrounded by homeware bits.

We are delighted to be able to stock Tiger & Co. candles who use soy wax grown and processed in Europe. This ensures fair trade and better worker protections for all in the value supply chain, and a considerably lower carbon footprint compared with South American soy. Their soy wax is also non-GMO and we only stock their candles that use 100% essential oil, so no synthetic fragrances. All of their ingredients are both vegan and cruelty free and they use metal candle tins, which are both infinitely recyclable. Available in 5 different scents: Full Moon, Exhale, Soleil, Fireside and Blume. We also stock their tealights, which are beautifully presented and perfect as a present for someone.

7. Yallah Coffee, from £7

yallah coffee in brown paper bag with label.

Yallah Coffee is a single origin coffee roasted in Falmouth, Cornwall. They are a company with sustainability and ethics at the forefront of their mind. Their coffee is high grade and sourced from the best and most sustainable farms they can find, paying premiums that far exceed the normal certifications. Their workshop is powered with solar panels and the farm uses biomass boilers to heat its water and they use the waste product from roasting coffee (chaff) as fuel for the biomass boiler. How wonderful to be able to gift to a coffee-lover this coffee that has such incredible ethics running through the heart and veins of it's business.

8. Jewellery, from £15

stars and moon choker made from recycled silver.

We stock Smoke & Ash as not only are all of their products made from handmade recycled sterling silver, they are made by the wonderful Sarah in Burnham-on-Crouch which isn't too far from us! Sarah created Smoke and Ash to provide quality handmade jewellery that was affordable, sustainable, and environmentally friendly.​ Growing up on the coast Sarah’s collection is heavily inspired by the sea and the simple things in nature. We think this could be the perfect ethical gift for that someone who means a lot to you!

9. Turtle Bags, from £5

natural turtle bag string bag laid on the floor.

These classic organic cotton string bags by Turtle Bags are undeniably the perfect useful gift for that someone who is difficult to buy for or someone you know who is on their journey to a more plastic-free and eco-friendly life. It is naturally super strong and has been checked out by Which? stating that it will take up to 40kg. It is a must-have for plastic free grocery shopping, or anything else. Available in green, black, natural, blush, sunflower and duck-egg and can be purchased with a long handle or a short handle design too! Turtle Bags work with our fair trade partners who share our environmental values to supply environmentally friendly bags.

10. Cards, Wrapping Paper & Twine

blue recyclable wrapping paper with baubles and wrapped in twine with a tag.

We mustn't forget the final element of our ethical gift guide which is the card, wrapping paper and twine. We love stocking Summer Lane Studios cards and gift wrap as they offer beautiful eco-friendly and ethical designs. They support World Land Trust’s ‘Plant a Tree’ project in tropical forest in Borneo. Their packaging is eco-friendly & their cards are sent ‘naked’ with no outer plastic. What is also great is that their studio is powered by on 100% renewable electricity. In addition to the more traditional card types, Summer Lane Studio also offer the amazing seeded card that you can re-grow into a mini British wildflower meadow.

We also stock Eco Living Natural Twine and Bachi Cord's Colourful Recycled Twine that has been saved from landfill, to tie up and make your presents look even more special!

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