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Ethical Christmas Gift Guide For Her – 2015

lambswool mittens

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I’m continuing on from Monday’s ethical Christmas gift ideas post, with another ethical Christmas gift guide.  Monday’s post was homewares orientated, this post has quite a feminine focus, with ethical gift ideas for her from UK independent shops and makers.  Again, I’m keeping things budget-friendly – everything in this guide is no more than £45, with ideas starting from just £7.50.

If you’ve stumbled on this post via a search engine, do check out my 2021 eco-friendly gift guide, for up-to-date ethical recommendations!

An Ethical Christmas Gift Guide for Her

ethical xmas gift ideas

Clockwise from top left:

1)  Organic Prosecco (£11.50) from Planet Organic. Because who doesn’t love Prosecco, especially on Christmas Day!  And I’m hoping organic means less of a headache the next day?!  I sadly won’t be able to indulge in any over the festive period but I’ll be saving a bottle for the New Year for sure!

2)  I love this cheery Amarillo wash bag (£20.93) from Nancy Straughan.

3)  This recycled sari makeup bag (£18) from People Tree is made with leftover fabric and yarn. It’s also ethically made in Bangladesh.

4)  This Bee Canvas Shopper (£7.99) from Oakroom Shop would be super handy to keep in your bag, and looks lovely too.

5)  This iPad case (£20) (also available for the Kindle), from Truro-based Etsy seller Cherry Plum Tree, is great for tech lovers.

ethical christmas gift guide for her

1)  This sycamore seed necklace (£20.92) from Victoria’s Aviary would make a gorgeous touch to any wardrobe.

2)  How cosy do these handknitted fox mittens (£32.39), made from 100% British lambswool, look?

3)  These fairtrade star earrings (£9.95) from Decorator’s Notebook are beautiful.  It would go perfectly with this necklace that’s on my wishlist too!

4)  This feather bookmark (£7.50) is a great gift for book lovers and can be personalised on the back for that extra special touch.

5)  And finally, I’m a little bit in love with the handmade bags from The Linen Garden.  This blue one (£42) is a favourite.  Be warned though that the bags are made in small runs and sell out quickly!

Find my two other ethical Christmas gift guides here and here.

Life & Style, Special Occasions

Ethical Christmas Gift Ideas #1

LED house
LED house

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With four weeks to go until Christmas, I thought I’d share a few little ethical Christmas gift ideas.  I’m all about supporting independent shops and makers so everything I’ve featured is direct from a UK independent shop or maker.  As always, I’m mindful of budgets so everything is £45 or under, with items starting from just £6.75.

In this first post, I thought I’d put together a selection of ethical homeware gift ideas.  I had a lot of fun putting this together (I love homewares!) so I hope you enjoy it or find it useful!

Ethical Christmas Gift Ideas

ethical christmas gift ideas

Clockwise from top left:

1)  I have a Bygone Press Print in my living room, but I’m very taken with their fern print (£15.99) – I like its old-school charms!

2)   This LED battery-powered lighted house (£25) from Southampton-based Etsy seller Erinnies, would look beautiful on a shelf or mantlepiece.

3)  This British-made 100% recycled wool throw is just £16 from The Future Kept.  I’ve got one on my list for sure!

4)  I’m completely in love with this house plant pot (£16.50), again from Etsy seller Erinnies.

5)  This Let It Snow embroidered hoop (£12) would make such a cute gift!

christmas gift guide

1) I’ve had one of these Custard Cream Cushion (£32) by Nicki McWilliams on my wishlist for years!  One day!

2)  This Coffee and Tea Calendar (£16.50) from Willow & Stone would be perfect for any tea or coffee connoisseurs.

3)  A Bee Hotel (£19.95) is always a great idea for anyone who’s a lover of our little fuzzy friends.

4)  Some stork scissors (£6.75), which are pretty and practical for any keen sewers!

 5)  And finally, this beautiful yellow enamel Mini Moderns Kettle (£45).  All I can say is a big YES PLEASE!!

I’ll be posting a couple of ethical gift guides in the coming week, but you can find more ethical Christmas gift ideas in previous years posts, where items may still be available.

I’ve also got some Christmas non-gift ideas in my archives, as well as 10 homemade Christmas gift ideas that might come in useful!  Other things that might be great to make (even if you’re not DIY inclined!) are these easy beeswax candles (I promise anyone could make them) and this homemade reed diffuser DIY (again, I promise, anyone could make these!).