Shopping for Christmas gifts that are eco-friendly and/or ethical can be a bit tricky. So to help out I’ve got a whole load of Christmas gift ideas coming up over the next few weeks for all ages, interests and budgets that fall into the eco-friendly or ethical camp. All items have been selected from UK based retailers that pay tax in this country, so you won’t find any suggestions from Amazon or Starbucks or Play.com, Topshop, or anywhere like that.
I know it’s only November but I did a Twitter poll a few weeks ago asking people when they would like to see a gift-guide on the site and the answering was a split between the mid and end of November!
First up are some eco-friendly or ethical Christmas gift ideas for food lovers. I’ve distinguished which are eco-friendly by (EF) and which are ethical by (FT):
Hand-Carved Coffee Scoop by Hatchett & Bear – £25.00 (EF) – Hand-carved in Somerset from walnut.
Bamboo Chopping Board* by Ethical Superstore – £22.99 (EF) – Bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world – up to a metre a day – so is one of the most sustainable materials on earth. This board can also be used as a serving platter.
Metal Platter by The Forest & Co via Not On The High Street – (from £18) (FT) – beautiful fair trade platters.
The Green Kitchen – by David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl – £24.00 (EF) – packed full of tasty and healthy vegetarian and vegan recipes, from the people behind the blog Green Kitchen Stories (this is on my Christmas list!).
Fair Trade Spice Container by Run Native – £9.99 each (FT) – Cheerful fairtrade tins to brighten up any kitchen.
Tea Box by Nkuku – £24.95 (FT) – This is a stunning way to store tea or spices.
Recycled Glass Drinks Dispenser by Not On The High Street – £47.00 (EF) – One for the keen host or hostess. Perfect for serving up homemade concoctions.
Chai Tea Set by Nkuku – £24.95 (FT) – A beautiful fair trade chai tea set for chai tea latte enthusiasts.
Look out for some more gift guides coming soon!
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