Sustainable gifts – We yearn for a more sustainable lifestyle, to stop excessive packaging and plastic waste and to leave a smaller carbon footprint. So, when it comes to luxury gifts and experiences, we at Luxuriate Life have pulled together a guide full of sustainable gifts and ideas which have a sense of sustainability and ethical responsibility.
Rooted in social sustainability, the newly launched travel brand from Preferred Hotel Group – Beyond Green – brings together forward-thinking properties around the world (from the USA to Uganda and beyond) that are committed to contributing to the social and economic wellbeing of local communities. When you book and stay with Beyond Green’s members they are actively contributing to making travel a force for good by directly helping to give back to local people in positive and impactful ways.
Beyond Green’s sustainable hotels, lodges, and resorts have developed innovative new ways to ensure that tourism directly benefits local communities, by partnering with them on conservation and wildlife programmes and community development initiatives. From working with local schools to helping to combat illegal poaching, each of the following properties have launched hands-on programmes that guests can learn about, contribute to, and directly participate in whilst on-property.
Global jet charter marketplace Victor, together with boutique airline AirGo are helping to reduce carbon emissions by promoting the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). As part of the company’s award-winning approach to climate action, every Victor flight is already offering 200% carbon offset as a standard, with access to more than 7,000 aircraft via a global network of 200 partner operators.
As well as great service, Victor is the only global jet charter marketplace to disclose the operator, aircraft details and the cancellation terms when quoting a trip. On all final quotes, Victor includes a breakdown of carbon emissions and fuel burn efficiency to help inform clients when choosing which aircraft to charter. In contrast to most common carbon offsetting schemes available today, the use of SAF results in an immediate reduction in carbon emissions. Victor founder Clive Jackson has also recently submitted a paper to parliament calling on transparency of carbon emissions across all flights as a significant first within the private jet sector.
Britain’s leading umbrella manufacturer and Royal Warrant holder Fulton Umbrellas have launched their first line of sustainable umbrellas – The Eco Range. Comprised of sustainable materials, using 100% PET recycled plastic water bottles for the fabric and state-of the-art bamboo handles, there are two sizes of umbrella in three prints including ‘The Beehive’, ‘Marching Elephants’, and ‘Natural Bloom.’
Having partnered with ‘The Planet Mark’, Fulton is measuring and reporting its carbon footprint, and has committed to yearly reductions in CO2 emissions. With this latest eco-friendly range, Fulton has donated to ‘The Eden Project’ to not only support education on climate change but has also already successfully contributed to the protection of one-acre of endangered rainforest in Peru. Through its commitment to sustainable practices, and the employment of recyclable materials, Fulton is actively contributing to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
From – Fulton Umbrellas
Price | £25
The new Spectra 3.0 from Victorinox
The 2022 relaunch of the Spectra 3.0 provides the first Victorinox suitcase made of a recycled, next-generation polycarbonate shell material. This material ensures sustainability without compromising on strength, performance and impact resistance. It fulfils Victorinox’s highest quality and testing standards and supports the longevity of the company’s premium products. This consideration also allows for a lower emissions footprint thanks to fewer replacements and fewer reproductions.
To provide extra packing convenience, the medium and large models offer a new built-in improved self-expandable system with up to 40 percent of additional volume with the carry-on sizes offer up to 20% additional space. Due to a lightweight spring construction the expansion system expands automatically as soon as it is unzipped. This holds the side-
walls sturdily and allows easy top-loading even when the case is expanded. There is also a 100% recycled lining which is treated with SILVADURTM technology to inhibit the growth of microorganisms in fabric. It can be cleaned and still maintains its treatment up to 40 times. Inspired by the functionality of the iconic Swiss Army Knife, the Victorinox Spectra 3.0 collection offers personalisation possibilities to make each piece unique. Initials and names can be engraved on an iconic Swiss Army Knife scale in the colour of choice.
SUSTAINABLE GIFTS – THE WORD’S FIRST SELF CHARGING HEADPHONES
Urbanista Los Angeles
The world’s first self-charging solar-powered, wireless active noise-cancelling headphones. Urbanista Los Angeles brings a rare leap in headphone technology innovation to the market with a product that is designed to revolutionise your listening experience. With Urbanista Los Angeles, for the first time ever, you can experience virtually unlimited playtime with solar charging. Los Angeles never stops charging when exposed to light, both outdoors and indoors, providing a nonstop audio experience.
The Urbanista app also provides information on how to get the most of the headphone’s playtime, including visual indications of solar charge levels and usage, and the option to customise the headphones controls.
From – Urbanista
Price | £169
SUSTAINABLE GIFTS – EATING AND DRINKING SUSTAINABLY
Coravin Sparkling™ Sparkling Wine Preservation System
In the UK alone, around 50 million litres of wine are poured down the sink annually – that’s enough to fill 333 Olympic-sized swimming pools. October 2021 will see the launch of one of the most exciting innovations in wine, that will transform how we can enjoy champagne and sparkling wine at home. Coravin, a company on a mission to change the way we experience wine, has created Coravin Sparkling, a first of its kind product that which will end all attempts of the many mythical solutions we currently use (such as spoons placed in open bottles!) to maintain the fizz in sparkling wine. The sparkling wine preservation system retains the flavour and effervescence of sparkling wines for two weeks, meaning we can now enjoy sparkling wine by the glass without affecting the rest of the bottle. Genius.
From – Coravin
Price | £399
Bullards Spirits is a historic, Norwich-distilled gin that is leading the drinks business in sustainability with the innovative Eco-Refill Pouch and Bottle for Life concept. Bullards Spirits encourages the single purchase of their Bottle For Life, with subsequent purchases of the gin then bought in a recyclable Eco-Refill Pouch, with Bullards Spirits partnering with Terracycle and Royal Mail, so empty pouches can be returned by Freepost – simple pop it back in the postbox back to the distillery with ease. Gins in their collection include the Coastal Gin (w/ botanicals foraged from the coast of Norfolk), Strawberry and Black Pepper Gin (which features a whole punnet of strawberries), Old Tom Gin (the natural sweetness comes from Norfolk honey) and London Dry Gin (which won the World Gin Awards in 2017).
From – Bullards Spirits
Price | £35 (70cl refillable pouch)
Koskenkorva Vodka Climate Action
Not only does this special bottle contain a smooth single-estate vodka from the Nordics, but it’s incredibly sustainable, as it’s made from a unique method using regeneratively-farmed barley that helps fight climate change. The only barley-based vodka in the world that’s made this way.
Smooth and creamy, with peppery spice throughout the palette, the one-of-a-kind method produces a premium taste that has already got London’s best bartenders buzzing. But better still, its regenerative farming aims to remove CO2 from the atmosphere and store it in the ground, creating carbon sinks that reduce the impact of climate change. The process improves biodiversity, stops nutrients leaking into water bodies and provides better crops at the same time. The ambition? To make Koskenkorva the most sustainable vodka in the world – and to lay claim to carbon-neutral production by 2025.
From – Master of Malt
Price | £22.95
Heroes & Heretics
Heroes & Heretics supply a diverse range of single cask and small batch whiskies, rums and hard seltzers. The team are currently creating a marketing campaign using empty whisky bottles (that otherwise would have been thrown away) with the whole premise being to create sustainable marketing and to raise awareness for recycling. A must try is the The Classic Series, a 12 year old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky made in small batches.
From – Heroes & Heretics
Price | Varies
This brilliant London based company are experts in adaptogenic coffee blends, blended with the highest-quality natural adaptogens to help you flow through your day. Nootropics are brain-boosters: they are known to enhance cognitive performance & improve brain health. They work in many ways to produce a wide range of benefits across memory, focus, motivation, verbal fluency & more.
The gift box contains a reusable ceramic coffee cup made in collaboration with Frank Green & designed by artist Ellie Heywood and12 sachets of the 3 adaptogenic coffee blends (4 each). Packed in letter-box friendly packaging that can be delivered straight through the door, all London Nootropics’ blends are 100% free from preservatives and artificial sweeteners, made only with the highest-quality, natural ingredients too.
From – London Nootropics
Price | £40
Jude’s is Britain’s first Carbon Negative ice cream and desserts company. The second generation family business, based in Hampshire, is also a B Corp dedicated to bringing life to people and the planet. As a Carbon Negative company Jude’s removes 10% more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than is emitted through its entire supply chain, scope 1,2 and 3 upstream. Jude’s has committed to a 43% reduction in carbon intensity by 2030 and is working with Professor Mike Berners-Lee and his team at Small World Consulting to achieve this.
Jude’s have just launched a delicious new flavour for their 20th anniversary. The extravagant, limited edition plant based Peach & Champagne ice cream contains real champagne and is the ultimate sustainable celebratory ice cream.
From – Jude’s
Price | £55 (A gift box with four 460ml tubs)
This premium, chef-prepared, fitness food delivery service can help you reach your health goals by delivering nutritious and delicious meal plans, straight to the door. It’s great for those wanting to take a breather from the meal prep and there are four plan options: Lean, Balanced, Strong and Green. Made from 100% fresh whole foods, there is a focus on macro and micronutrients.
MunchFit work hard to reduce the use of fossil-fuel-based and single-use plastics, and seek to promote the use of recycled materials across the supply chain. Where possible they actively substitute materials with more environmentally friendly alternatives, like bioplastic products that reduce the overall carbon footprint by 75% vs traditional plastics. Meal trays are made from biodegradable pulp that is 95% plastic-free and the plastic pouches for ice are fully recyclable. Chilled delivery boxes are made from 100% recycled cardboard and are 100% recyclable.
From – MunchFit
Price | Varies
Vegan Fish and Chips at wagamama
wagamama have launched the first ever high street vegan fish and chips served traditionally on newspaper. This plant-based vegan fish and chips dish is yet another vegan innovation to be added to the wagamama menu which is 50 per cent plant-based. The trailblazing dish is called Tempura F-ish + Bang Bang Yaki-imo where beer battered fish is replaced with lightly tempura coated ‘f-ish’, made from a mix of soy, rice and pea protein, replicating the taste and flaky texture of fish.
wagamama brings its version of ‘chips’ to the bench with roasted sweet potato chunks and red onion, coated in wagamama’s famous firecracker sauce, bringing the ‘bang bang’ element of the dish description. All the traditional trimmings are also included but in a uniquely wagamama way, as smashed minty edamame beans make for wagamama’s take on mushy peas, accompanied by katsu curry sauce, waga tartare with Japanese pickles, chilli, and a lemon wedge.
Russell & Atwell – Refillable glass jars
This is the ideal gift for chocoholics everywhere – and a wonderfully simple and effective idea.
Buy a couple of refillable glass jars with delicious restaurant quality, fresh chilled chocolates made from sustainable ingredients and pop them in the fridge (if they last long enough to put in the fridge that is). Then, after every sweet has been despatched go online and buy a letterbox friendly refill eco pack for more delicious delights and start that process again. Remember these are fresh chocolates too, not the normal long-life bars …
The recycled and recyclable jars come in four flavours: Outrageously Creamy Milk Chocolates, Sumptuous Salted Caramel Chocolates, Extra Dark Chocolates and Ridiculously Smooth Dark Chocolates.
From – Russell & Atwell
Price | £29.90 for a twin pack
Lakrids by Bülow
Now this is liquorice like you have never seen or tasted before. This collection of premium confectionery features gourmet pure liquorice in a range of flavours including sweet, salty and spicy plus their bestselling chocolate coated liquorice. The new SELECTION BOX makes it easy to enjoy the chocolate coated liquorice variants A, B, C, D, E, Anniversary Edition, The Classic and Gold-edition.
The guys behind the company are equally passionate about sustainability and the environment. Everything is in sustainable packaging – the first confectionery brand in the world to use 100% recycled and recyclable plastic packaging and since 2020, the company uses 100% green energy in their factory, reducing Co2 emission by 98%.
From – Lakrids by Bulow
Price | £38
PLAYin Choc – Dinosaurs box set
If you are looking for dairy free chocolate that has zero refined sugars, then take a look at PLAYin Choc. They’ve created a collection of small, recycled, recyclable, biodegradable or home compostable boxed gifts especially for children. Containing chocolate, a 3D toy to build, a range of five different collections and 66 animals to collect. There’s even a fun facts card to learn about the animals they build.
PLAYinChoc chocolate is free from common allergens – gluten, soy, nuts, dairy and sesame. Their entire supply chain, factory and machinery does not handle common allergens – their only ingredients are cacao, coconut and vanilla.
From – PLAYin Choc
Price | £43
Take a journey of taste exploration around the world with premier Belgian chocolatier, Pierre Marcolini and his new Grand Crus 20th anniversary tablets from various regions around the world including China, India and Indonesia.
Marcolini was one of the first to successfully source beans ethically directly from plantation owners – something he calls from Bean to Bar. He is committed to sustainability, sourcing all his cocoa beans from five unique plantations around the world. In 2019, these plantations signed a charter pledging to respect three fundamental ethical criteria in order to protect the planet and its people. 1. no children work on the plantations 2. Plantation owners use natural herbicides instead of glyphosate which was labelled by WHO as a probable carcinogen 3. The company strives for biodiversity so does not use cocoa beans from the genetically modified “hyper productive” CCN-51 cocoa tree.
So not only is this delicious chocolate comparable to a fine wine, the chocolatier is also showing the world how to behave in an ethical and sustainable fashion. Bravo.
From – Pierre Marcolini
Price | From £6
field&flower founders James Flower and James Mansfield believe everyone should know exactly where their meat comes from. This is why for the past 10 years they have built a reputation for supplying 100% British free-range meat and sustainable gift fish boxes nationwide. In order to provide the finest ethical produce, they work with independent farmers such as Devon-based Pig farmer Simon Price, who is 100% committed to sustainability and regeneration and fishermen who have animal welfare at the heart of everything they do.
Their meat and fish are the highest quality and tastes great too! We can see why they have been voted UK’s #1 online butcher and Observer Food Monthly’s Independent Retailer of the Year.
From – field&flower
Price | varies
SUSTAINABLE GIFTS – LOOK AND FEEL GOOD
ASKET, the Swedish DTC menswear brand founded in 2015, is very committed to zero compromise garments. Founders August & Jakob met studying Economics and have approached their business with a deliberate ‘move slow, fix things’ approach. In the “Pursuit of Less” ASKET has created a 32-piece permanent collection of essential menswear items, created and sold with full transparency, that are designed to last. The brand is dedicated to slowing down the relentless churn of the apparel industry, and in its sixth year became profitable, with a bricks and mortar store which launched in Stockholm last year. Not only are the clothes sustainably but also very fashionable, elegant and comfortable.
In 2021, ASKET launched its first three garments of its womenswear permanent collection, with super elevated wardrobe staples that are responsibly made, fully traceable, and designed to fit perfectly.
From – ASKET
Price | varies
Only Curls Volumising Curl Mousse
A popular volumising, conditioning, protein rich mousse perfect for curly or wavy hair that is also susitainable. This lightweight foam styler will help to boost volume, smooth frizz, and define curls, all with weightless hold. The special blend of rice water, rice protein, and pro-vitamin B5 helps strengthen curls, replenish moisture and prevent breakage.
The Volumising Curl Mousse is 100% vegan, free from sulphates, silicones, drying alcohols, parabens, or paraffins
Bottles are made from bio-plastic (derived from sugar cane) and are 100% recyclable. Rich in minerals and vitamins, the mousse uses rice water that has many benefits for your hair. Containing amino acids, it effortlessly strengthens hair roots, adds shine, and makes strands smooth and silky. It also contains a carbohydrate known as inositol which repairs damaged hair and protects it from further damage.
From – Only Curls
Price | £17
The Chiquito Handbag
Mexican restaurant brand Chiquito is going from kitchen to catwalk launching its first ever fashion accessory ‘The Chiquito’ handbag to celebrate Veganuary 2022. Taking inspiration from one of the world’s most talked about handbags of 2021 and giving it a vegan makeover, ‘The Chiquito’ is a small top-handled bag made from vegan leather. The bag, which can also be worn over the shoulder, comes in a vivid bicolour design of the brand’s famed blue and yellow.
Just 100 limited edition bags are up for auction online at Chiquito from 1 January 2022 and can be bid on throughout January. The winning bidders will be notified in February and sent their exclusive fashion accessory in a
dust bag along with an official card showcasing the bag’s limited-edition production number. Chiquito also have an extensive vegan menu available.
From – Chiquito
Jorum Studio Perfumes
Jorum Studio focus on hand-crafted yet innovative fragrances proudly made in Scotland. Elegy is an aromatic fragrance where perfumed flowers swirl over elegantly powdered skin. Showcasing some of perfumery’s most prized materials, Elegy starts with a burst of earl-grey tinted Bergamot and Petitgrain accompanied by the gentle warmth of cognac-tinged Geranium. Elegy and their other perfumes are made for everyone as smell is so individual.
Jorum Studio import, source and use sustainable raw materials only that are all cruelty free. There is a vegan focus on these consciously crafted fragrances that are all made by hand in Edinburgh in small batches. Packaging is created in the UK using recycled materials and the raw materials which are used in each Jorum Studio product are of the highest quality and purity, sourced globally from an ethical supply chain.
From – Jorum Studio
Price | £90 (Elegy 30ml)
Head East produces high-quality, sustainably sourced vitamins and probiotics that promote physical and mental wellbeing. Founded by the directors of Abercore (a British company specialising in responsible and intelligent food sourcing), their aim is to harness the power of nature and deliver the benefits of modern science. Head East’s products do not include any sugar, preservatives, sweeteners, colours or artificial flavours.
With a wide range of products including the ultimate multivitamin and Omega 3, Head East’s food supplement bottles are made from sugar cane and are 100% biodegradable. If thrown into the soil, landfill or water, decomposition will take place. Head East bottles are a truly environmentally friendly alternative to traditional supplement packaging. The carbon footprint of their bottles is 75% lower than conventional plastic bottles and 90% lower than glass. Under compostable conditions 90% of the bottle is decomposed in 6 months.
From – Head East
Price | From £12.99
Marine Mist salt spray
This premium lightweight sea salt spray formulated with natural and organic actives, offering volume, grip, and texture whilst nourishing the hair and scalp. The formulation smells nice and is enriched with Pro-Vitamin B5 which bonds to the hair, strengthening and thickening at a cellular level whilst leaving the hair soft and pliable without added oils or greasiness, whilst MiruStyle™ MFP PE – a professional blend of proteins and essential amino acids – reduces frizz and maximises style retention. It can be used as a pre-styler or standalone styling tool, instantly boosting volume and adding strength and definition to every strand with just a few sprays – perfect for bringing flat/limp hair to life or enhancing natural waves.
All of the ingredients are cruelty free, sustainably sourced and certified organic where possible. Marine Mist comes in an RPET bottle which is recycled plastic, and is fully recyclable. This was also shipped using only recycled cardboard components and acid-free tissue paper.
From – saltgrooming.com
Price | £14.99 (100ml)
MrQuintessential make beautiful timeless cashmere for men. These lightweight, soft and stylish cashmere sweaters & luxury loungewear are made with the purest Mongolian cashmere. The cashmere is sourced sustainably and each piece is handcrafted in small, family-run factories in Mongolia — no mass production or sweatshops. This ensures that each piece is finely crafted for the highest quality without cutting any corners. The time and dedication that has been put into producing these gorgeous pieces is evident in the quality, style and compliments you will receive.
From – MrQuintessential
Price | varies
CWT are profoundly sustainable brand designing and producing simple, comfortable, steadfast essentials in England for both men and women through their unisex collections. They believe in buying better, buying less, manufacturing sustainably and locally reducing waste while creating jobs and preserving communities. The current range of t shirts are made from100% Extra Long Staple Organic Supima Cotton sustainably made in England dyed using a recycled water system
then knitted, cut, & sewn all within a 6 mile radius. Supima Cotton fibres are 30% longer for a super soft hand feel & 40% stronger than normal cotton. One tree is also planted for every t shirt sold.
From – CWT
Price | £45
Loop Cashmere – Cashmere Hoody
You don’t necessarily expect sustainable gifts to look this good! Loop Cashmere is dedicated to bringing you feelings of luxury, comfort and unparalleled quality with its capsule collection of exclusively curated styles. Like all their products, this cashmere hoody is 100% sustainable, so is kind to the environment and your skin and just as comfortable as it looks.
Perfect for downtime at home, to throw on after yoga, or embrace weekend athleisure style. It’s the perfect gift for a loved one – but that’s whether you want to part with it or not! Even better, their packaging is either 100% recyclable or compostable.
From – Loop Cashmere
Price | £279
Ark Journey – Arabesque Gold/Bridal Collections
Ark Jewellery is owned by Kristina Smith, an artist, designer who focusses on ethical production and sustainability within jewellery making and always tries to use recycled gold and fair-trade gold to fashion her creations. Based in Kent, Ark Jewellery collaborates with professional jewellery services with the highest standards, skills and reputation based in Kent and Hatton Garden in London. All of the gift packaging is made of recycled materials and produced in the UK.
The Arabesque Gold/Bridal collections are sustainable gifts crafted in recycled gold and inspired by Middle Eastern architecture, the collections are intended to symbolise beauty, tranquillity, and eternity, making them perfect for brides planning their special day. The collections are available made to order in 14ct or 18ct gold.
From – Ark Journey
Price | From £980
The Diamond Store – Sustainable Diamonds
Who doesn’t love a beautiful sparkly diamond? Well, new to The Diamond Store’s collection is their dazzling sustainable diamond range, so you can have that added extra sparkle, without the added price.
Identical to mined diamonds, however these are mimicked in a lab to imitate the natural diamond formation found under the Earth’s crust. Lab diamonds can be anything from 15% – 60% cheaper than mined diamonds with gemmological experts considering them to be real diamonds, not imitations or fake diamonds. And you can obtain a certificate to prove it!
From – The Diamond Store
Price | Up to £50,000
Absolutely Bear – Oxford Blue Organic Cotton Shirt
Absolutely Bear is a sustainable men’s fashion brand on a mission to reconnection urbanities with nature. They stock a range or men’s t-shirts, polo shirts, shirts, knitwear and accessories. All their clothing is made from certified organic cotton and their knitwear is made using merino & lamb’s wool. They also use ‘Leave No Trace’ packaging which means they are not only biodegradable and water-soluble, but they also break down harmlessly to non-toxic biomass in soil and sea.
This Oxford-blue shirt is made from organic cotton grown without the use of harmful chemicals and pesticides, using methods that have a low impact on the environment. It also uses a staggering 91% less water than conventional cotton.
From – Absolutely Bear
Price | £65
The Frugi brand has been built on putting people and the planet first with 90% of their kids’ clothes made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton. The remaining 10% constitutes their outerwear and accessories (back packs, lunch bags, pencil cases, wallets, picnic blanket, etc) which are all made using recycled PET plastic bottles. Plastic pollution is a huge problem for us all but Frugi are using old plastic to create new products. It takes 36 recycled plastic drinking bottles to make just one of their winter jackets!
Their sustainable gifts are really cute too. Who could resist the Doug Applique top with a dog and a fire engine or the Campfire Hooded top? These parsnip pull up pants are very handy for kiddies enjoying a growth spurt. The Green Life at the Farm celebrates Swedish farming life.
From – Frugi
Price | Prices from £21
SKIIM-Paris – Leather Card Holder
SKIIM-Paris began in 2016 when Caroline Sciamma-Massenet recognised a gap in the market for modern, versatile and conscious leather pret-a-porter. All pieces are thoughtfully designed, with longevity and sustainability in mind, and created with outstanding attention to detail by highly skilled craftspeople. SKIIM-Paris aims to be less excessive, reduce production waste and be less impactful not the environment – from repurposing off-cuts to creating timeless pieces that evolve with its wearer. We particularly love the Leather card holder.
From – SKIIM-Paris
Price | £140
MORI’s day and sleepwear ranges for babies and children aged 0-6 years are made from the softest organic cotton and bamboo, using sustainable and ethical manufacturing processes that are kind to our environment. The latest sustainable gifts include the Forest Bear collection, which is ideal as the colder autumn days roll in. Inspired by the world in which we live and need to protect, the range features a gorgeously playful bear and tree print for snuggly evenings in.
From – MORI
Price | £32.50
SUSTAINABLE GIFTS – LIVE MORE SUSTAINABLY
Candles for Chaps
Who said chaps don’t love a good candle too?! Each candle is handmade in London using an all natural wax blend of soy, coconut and beeswax with a decent 52 hour burn time. Candle tins are made of recyclable aluminium and each of the candles are hand poured in London as opposed to mass produced. Scent of Power creates a Jeeves & Wooster era barbershop with a base of Soy, Coconut and Beeswax, and a blend of elements of aged oak and sandalwood, with a dash of tobacco. Grand Tourer transforms your surroundings into classic motoring style with a base of Soy, Coconut and Beeswax, melded with aged leather, a hint of labdanum and a smattering of birch tar for a smoky finish.
From – Candles for Chaps
Price | £24.99
ReGrow Kit from Brabantia
This is a totally different take on sustainable gifts, and we love it! Take your vegetable leftovers from spring onions, garlic cloves or cabbage and regrow your herbs and vegetables from scraps – a great way to cut down on your kitchen waste!
This handy ReGrow Kit from Brabantia offers two pots (one small, one large), the perfect size for any vegetable or herb so you can regrow your celery, cabbage, leeks, spring onions, lemongrass, avocado pits and much more.
From – Brabantia
Price | £24.25
Dip & Doze
Reimagined for contemporary living, Dip & Doze have a wide range of bed, bath and lounge products. Their luxury range includes bed linen, bath towels, robes and their recently launched loungewear collection for men & women. They use the finest, hand-picked, Organic and Fairtrade certified cotton that can be traced back to the very farm it was grown on. Products are always designed impeccably , but never at the cost of farmers, factory workers or the planet. Conventional cotton growing uses more chemical pesticides and fertilizers than any other crop in the world! Dip & Doze want to make a difference, which is why they have set out to do things the right way, not the easiest way, and because they passionately believe they can make a difference, one sheet at a time.
From – Dip & Doze
Price | varies
MM Linen – Dita Duvet Set
MM Linen are creators of elegantly designed and crafted bed linen and homeware. Luxurious, sophisticated and affordable, their botanical and floral prints are hand-painted by artists and digitally printed on beautiful 300 thread count sateen. This approach can be appreciated with their duvets, using anything from simple pure linen to intricately embroidered cotton and velvets.
Sustainability and being an ethical manufacturer have always been part of MM Linen’s core values. A carbon neutral company, offsetting all emissions created from seed to store by investing into clean energy, the company introduced fabric packaging to its range last seasons, in a bid to proactively reduce the amount of plastic waste that ends up in landfill.
From – MM Linen
Price | From £95
Green & Heath – Sheep Wool Cushion Velvet Cover
Green & Heath believes in creating great quality pieces that are handmade in the UK and will last not just season after season, but year after year, embodying a passion for sustainable gifts and manufacturing.
All products produced at Green & Heath’s workshop in Bristol are made using natural ingredients and handmade by a team of skilled artisans. The brand sources its materials locally where possible so that they are investing money back into their community. This also means that their products come with zero air miles, helping to keep emissions low. Even their packaging is recyclable, and their cushions are plumped with 100% British wool, the most eco-friendly filling available. Enough said.
From – Green & Heath
Price | £59.95
Samuel Groves – Cast Iron Cookware
If a pan is what you need, then head for Britannia, the all-new hand-cast, Cast Iron Cookware range from Samuel Groves designed and manufactured in the heart of the Midlands. The essence of any Samuel Groves product is its environmental impact and this range is no different, Britannia utilises Samuel Groves waste material from their Carbon Steel Bake and Cookware production lines, to produce Cast-Iron pans with a conscience.
Their range is built to last, holds a lifetime guarantee and an impressive 70% of each pre-seasoned pan is made from recycled material. Essentially, it is also 100% recyclable.
From – Samuel Groves
Price | From £60
SolidNature – Stone and Reed Diffuser
If you like your home smelling fragrant, SolidNature might have the answer. SolidNature is a boutique design brand specialising in natural stone and their luxury line of Stone and Reed diffusers have been designed in partnership with glass artist, Carina Riezebos, created from sustainable off-cuts of stone.
The interior fragrance evokes a warm ambiance with a touch of luxury, composed of the finest natural ingredients, all ethically sourced. The diffuser is available in one of two naturally coloured onyxes, soft Magnolia Breeze Onyx or warming Desert Journey Onyx.
From – SolidNature
Price | From €225
This is Silk – Silk Pillowcase
Cotswolds based This Is Silk’s award-winning products soothe and nourish skin and hair, are sustainably produced and biodegradable. They have just launched their one-sided, tie-on silk pillow covers in white, pink and grey. The covers use This Is Silk’s award winning, signature 22 momme, Grade 6A pure silk. The half silk tie pillowcases give all the benefits of pure silk, but only cover half of the pillow. They are ideal for those wanting to try sleeping on silk without investing in a full pillowcase. It is machine washable and Oeko-tex certified, which means it’s been tested for any harmful substances.
From – This is Silk
Price | £25.99
Launched on World Ocean Day, LOVE OCEAN is a sustainable and ethically conscious bathroom product for kids. Gabi Jennings, the founder, spotted a gap in the market for an iconic bath brand for kids but designed with sustainability and ocean conservation at its heart.
So here is LOVE OCEAN kids bubble bath and hair & body wash, all contained within a unique whale-tail bottle which is fully recyclable and encourages refill – the idea being to reappraise our attitude to plastic and to cherish the bottle and reuse. It’s fun too!
From – LOVE OCEAN
Price | From £8.99
Little Butterfly London
Little Butterfly London’s luxurious organic skincare range for mothers and little ones uses the finest natural and sustainable ingredients. The Wrapped in Love anti-pollution face cream acts as a barrier protecting delicate skin from harsh environmental pollutants, while also soothing and calming reactive skin with its very special anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant combination of organic ingredients. Suitable for newborn, eczema-prone and ultra-sensitive skin, this is the perfect face skin cream for everyone in the family!
From – Little Butterfly London
Price | £27
AND FINALLY …
Buyagift – a range of fantastic experience gifts, perfect for the whole family
For a more sustainable gift, why not give a Buyagift experience? Buyagift is proud to be a carbon neutral company with their experiences designed to cut down on the amount of “stuff” we consume. So their gifts can be confidently bought knowing full well that the gifts are not contributing to unnecessary waste.
Why not reconnect with nature and join the Botanical Boys in their botanical bible factory studio for a masterclass or what about a visit to Kew Gardens and Palace? For the ultimate experience escape for a treehouse break on the edge of Snowdonia National Park.
From – Buyagift
Price | From £36
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