Sustainable Christmas Gift Guide 2020

Updated: Dec 6, 2020

Approaching the Christmas season in an environmentally conscious way means even more that our gifts need to be thoughtful, well chosen and personal. In 2020, choosing to give or send a gift takes on a new relevance as we may not be able to celebrate close to our families. When making steps towards a more eco-friendly life, I realised that I didn't have to give gifts all of the time - sometimes simple hours spent together or an experience shared is enough. When I do give though, I take care to make it special.

This is our first sustainable Christmas gift guide, curating eco-friendly and ethical gifts to help you choose the best seasonal presents for the people you love.

Gifts for her ~ Organic chocolate, bamboo makeup and gorgeous treats from female-owned brands

(Clockwise from left) 'Cocoon' balm lipstick, £18.75, Zao; Compact blush, £21.50, Zao; Heart bath bomb, £4.50, Authentic House; Neroli & geranium organic hand balm, £10, Bramble & Blossom; Bamboo socks, £6.95, Thought; Ginger Solstice soy candle, £14, Run With Wolves; Organic chocolate box, £2.95, PlayinChoc; Organic makeup pads, £7.80, Authentic House; Shining Rose face balm, £12, Scence; Rose geranium lip balm, £4.95, Salix Moon; Ma'at whipped body butter, £6, Afro Deity; Detox washing grains, £8, Kutis

Gifts for him ~ Scents of spearmint, sandalwood and frankincense, with sustainable items to last him through to 2021 and beyond

(Clockwise from left) Reusable glass coffee cup, £13, Neon Kactus; Organic chocolate box, £2.95, PlayinChoc; Double edge safety razor, £19.88, Bambaw; Bamboo socks, £6.95, Thought; Shave bar, £8, Authentic House; Black Peppery lip balm, £3.90, Scence; Frankincense moisturiser bar, £10.50, Authentic House; The Herbalist beard oil, £10, Salix Moon

Gifts for teens ~ Sweet treats and stocking fillers for a new eco-conscious generation

(Clockwise from left) Base & top coat nail varnish, £11.50, Zao; Nail polish, £11.50, Zao; Pea shoots microgreen kit, £6, New Leaf Nurseries; Lemongrass & lime loofah soap, £6, Authentic House; Charcoal, lime & ginger soap, £5, Authentic House; Sunshine trinket dish, £4.50, Beci Callow; Omega 3 gummies, £5, Vegums; Silver and gold eco glitter tube, £4, Eco Glitter Fun; Bath bomb, £2.40, Authentic House

Best of sustainable beauty ~ Gifts to soak and pamper with for those for whom getting ready is half the fun

(Clockwise from left) Botanical intention soy tealights, £4.50, The Eco Witch Co; Peony salt foot scrub bars, £6, Bain & Savon; Rose & bergamot moisturiser bar, £10.50, Authentic House; Wildflower botanical face mask, £10, Mila's Apothecary; Makeup pencils, £9.75, Zao; Almond, rosehip & ylang ylang facial oil, £12, Salix Moon; Aloe vera mascara, £20.75, Zao; Moonbeam Explorer tea, £5, Rose & Dragon; Coffee & mango eye balm, £3.95, SoldeLunaCrafts

Sustainable and ethical gift boxes ~ A lot of the pleasure of receiving is in the unpacking. We've curated this set of customisable gift boxes to make it easy for you to give a memorable and eco-conscious gift

(Clockwise from top left) Beauty box, £36.95; Ethical man box, £39.95; Stocking filler box, £22; Eco-friendly Christmas advent calendar 2020, £72-130; Gift subscription to our monthly eco-friendly box, from £15.50 (October past box pictured); Peaceful night box, £36.95

I hope this Christmas gift guide helps you on your way to making some great, sustainable choices for the people in your life! Remember, every order you make from us plants a tree, and comes inside our signature box with a sticker letting your recipient know.

If you need any more help with your Christmas gifts, or would like some of our suggestions, do get in touch here or visit our Instagram for more ideas.