Life & Style, Special Occasions

Eco Friendly or Ethical Christmas Gifts for Outdoorsy People

eco gift guide

eco gift guide

Today I’ve got some great ideas for Christmas gifts for the outdoors enthusiast in your life.

As always products have been selected for their eco-friendly (EF) or ethical (EF) provenance, and have chosen to be long-lasting and will hopefully be well loved and used gifts, all from UK based retailers that pay tax (i.e. not Amazon!).


christmas gift ideas


1.  This fleece jumper (£50) from Patagonia is made from 85% recycled polyester. (EF, FT).

2.  This Swedish Firesteel  (£13.50) from Military Mart is great for camping trips.  No longer do you need to carry a plastic lighter, or fill it up with lighter fluid – just use your firesteel, Ray Mears style! (EF)

3.  This unisex cycle commuter jacket by Veleco (£75) is made from 12 recycled plastic bottles (EF, FT).

4.  This camera bag (£36.60) from Urban Factory is made from recycled plastics, and great for keeping your camera safe whilst out and about.

5. The Genesis 2 sleeping bag (£90) from Rab is made from 100% recycled materials, and is a great all-season sleeping bag.

6.  The Thrifty Forager (£13.49) by Alys Fowler is the perfect book for anyone interested in foraging for local food, as well as recipe suggestions for what to do with your finds. (EF)

Do check out my other gift guides:

Christmas gift ideas for foodies

Christmas gift ideas for homebodies

More coming soon!


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Life & Style, Special Occasions

Eco-Friendly or Ethical Christmas Gift Ideas for Homebodies

ethical gifts

ethical gifts

Part two of my Christmas gift guide are some ethical or eco-friendly suggestions for homebodies.  You know the type: the person that’s happiest cosied up at home rather than in a noisy, busy pub or bar (like me!).  Again, I’ve distinguished which are eco-friendly by (EF) and which are ethical by (FT):

eco-friendly christmas gift guide

1.  Glass Star by Nkuku- £24.95 (FT)

2.  Blue Tit Screen Print by Peris & Corr – £25.00 (EF, FT)

3.  Wool Blanket from Urbanara – £55 (FT)

4.  Reclaimed Wooden “Home” Sign from Not On The High Street – £19.00 (EF, FT)


ethical christmas gift guide

1.  Crank powered Bamboo and Bioplastic Radio from Made In Design – £58.40 (EF)

2.  Set of three Recycled Glass Candle Holders by Natural Collection – £11.95 (EF, FT)

3.  Candle Lantern by Nkuku – £26.95 (FT)

4.  Welsh Cushion by Peris & Corr – £35 (EF, FT)