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Ethical Christmas Gift Ideas For All!

ethical christmas gift ideas

Looking for ethical Christmas gift ideas? You’ve come to the right place – let me share with you my top gift ideas for 2021.

I was wondering if it was a bit too early to share my ethical Christmas gift ideas with you.  However, during my trip to the Cairngorms last week I hung about with some reindeer, saw snow, and even came across a pop-up Christmas shop at the top of the Cairn Gorm mountain of all places.  It all left me feeling, dare I say it, a little bit festive, so I thought why not!

I’ve rounded up 37 beautiful and affordable ethical Christmas gift ideas, starting from just £3 and not exceeding £55.  I like to keep things budget-friendly because it really is the thought that counts, which can easily be forgotten at this time of year.  Despite what other gift guides say I always feel that it’s ok to spend only a small amount of money on a well thought out ethical gift for your partner or your friends or family.  As such I’ve sourced a range of gifts from a range of independent shops and makers to suit a range of people within a small budget.

Enjoy!

Ethical Christmas Gift Ideas For Her

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ethical gift ideas for her

1. This incredibly cute little oak shelf from Etsy is only £10 and made from old rulers.  I’m in love.  You can also purchase the little house in the glass dome too for £16!

2.  These hidden message mittens (£35) are vegan friendly, and are sure to warm anyone’s heart on a cold day.

3. A Nasty Feminist brooch (£15) from Folksy because why not?

4.  These brass and resin panther earrings (£32) from Etsy are sure to make a statement.

5.  Beeswax Candles (£10) from The Future Kept.

6. I am a little bit obsessed with this embroidered succulent terrarium wall garden hanging (£22.99) from Ovo Bloom.  On my Christmas list for sure!

7.  A pretty handmade necklace (£15) from the talented Beth Pegler.

8.  A ‘Chia Me Up’ organic cotton jumper (£45) to bring a small to her face,

9.  The concrete planter making kit (£15) from Sandy Leaf Farm contains everything you need to make a stylish plant pot holder.

10.  A weaving kit from Wool Couture (£15) for wannabe weavers.

11.  Sea Salt Spray (£24) by Herbivore Botanicals, the cult natural beauty favourite.

12.  A pretty triangle hair clip (£10) from Etsy.

13. This Pomegranate Soy Candle (£8) from Olive Soy Candles, is handmade and comes in a sweet cotton bag, ready for gifting.

Ethical Christmas Gift Ideas For Him

ethical christmas gifts for men

I’ve said for him here arbitrarily, but actually, with the exception of the shirt and t-shirt I’d be pretty pleased to receive any of these lovely ethical gifts, so do feel free to disregard these gender labels.

1. An inspiring vegetarian cookbook – Green Kitchen Stories At Home (£15.42) – to help inspire future feasts.

2. A handmade classic bicycle bell (£17.99) from Etsy to help bling his/her bike.

3.  A stylish mug (£32) from The Future Kept to hold the morning’s rocket fuel.  Get 10% off if you sign up to the Future Kept mailing list.

4.  A cycling t-shirt from Not On The High Street (£20), hand printed in Cambridge.

5.  A bee and bug boudoir (£30) for any budding entomologists.

6.  Loose leaf breakfast tea (£3) in a brown paper bag, because thoughtful gifts don’t have to be pricey.

7.  A Starling lino print (£12) from Etsy, for bird lovers.

8.  Elephant Gin (£29.25) – really tasty gin that donates proceeds from the sale of each bottle towards elephant conservation charities.

9.  A cosy hat (£30) from Finisterre.

10.  A check shirt from Thought Clothing (£49.90) because can you ever have too many check shirts?  I think not.

11.  Finally, a chicken-themed enamel mug (£10) from Etsy, for gardening, allotmenteering, camping, and all-round outdoor adventuring.

Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas For Kids

ethical gift ideas for kids

1. Ethical and organic unisex pyjamas (£30) from The Bright Company.  Pyjamas (and books) and my number one to go gift for kids.  They rarely go wrong.

2.  A set of 3 wooden elephants (£16.50) from Sarah and Bendrix, for a kids toy that’s easy on the eyes but still lots of fun for little kids.

3. The cutest t-shirt with an important message (£19.72).  Also available in grown-up sizes, if you’re as smitten as I am.  PS: this item ships from the States, so allow postage time.

4.  A sweet dolls house (£55) from Olli Ella.

5.  The sweetest animal mittens (£19.50) from Not On The High Street.

6.  An Explorers Atlas (£15.91) for inquisitive minds.

7.  Bright ethical wellies made in France (£30) for puddle jumping adventures.

8.  A book to inspire – Emmeline Pankhurst for kids (£10.42) – and there are heaps of other inspiring women in the Little People, Big Dreams series to choose from too, such as Ada Lovelace, Rosa Parks, Marie Curie, Maya Angelou, Frida Kahlo, Ella Fitzgerald, and more!

9.  A cat cushion (£20) that’s purr-fect for relaxing on.

10.  A colour in cardboard igloo (£12) from Hobbycraft.  Kids can draw on it, play in it, and when they are done it can be dismantled and placed in the recycling.  I got one for my kids in the October holidays and it was an instant hit!

11.  A lovely unisex wool jumper from Tootsa (£38) available in a range of colours.  I have bought a couple of jumpers from Tootsa over the years, and they have now been handed down to my youngest.  They wash so well and are so durable.

12.  A sweet little wooden bunny necklace (£12) from Etsy.

13.  Finally, a Botanicum Activity Book (£6.92) for a fun look at plants.  The illustrations in this are something else.

ps: I’ve got some non gift Christmas ideas if gifts aren’t your things, and some homemade Christmas gift ideas if you’re after something a little less commercial.

Families, Life & Style, Special Occasions, Whole Family

Best Ethical Gifts Ideas for Kids

ethical gifts for kids

For the last of my ethical gift guides of this year, today I’ve rounded up some lovely little ethical gift ideas for kids.  As per the last two guides for men and for women, all the ethical gifts I’ve suggested are budget-friendly. There’s nothing in this guide over £35. What’s more, all the items come from smaller independent shops and makers.

And If you are looking for even more ideas, then do check out my guide to eco-friendly gift ideas.

Ethical Gift Ideas for Kids

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ethical kids gift ideas

Liberty Fabric Wire Name Sign (£14).  The cutest little handmade sign.  I’ve bought one for my daughter’s 1st birthday (and yes, that has come around really quickly…  Too quickly.).

Buster The Bear Clock (£25).  A sweet addition to any kid’s bedroom.

Sleepy Doe Pyjamas (£32).  The sweetest pyjamas, designed and made in the UK. What’s more, they are free from harmful dyes and made from ecological cotton.  A unisex design is also available.

Lambswool Elephant (£32).  Soft and cuddly, and sure to be a firm favourite for years to come.

kids gift ideas

Free Range Top (£19.04).   Unisex, fun, and bright. This great top is available in sizes 3 months to 5 years.

Born To Be Wild (£15.79).  There are hundreds of free nature activities for families in here, from the ever fabulous Hattie Garlick. Nature lays on magical materials for free each season, from fallen leaves and twigs, moulted feathers, sand and shells, to mud, puddles and rain. Everything else you’ll need for these activities is already hiding in your cupboards at home. No expensive art supplies of outward-bound kit required. All you need are the toolkit items at the front of the book – ordinary household essentials like scraps of paper, string, glue, recycled food containers and an empty jar or two.

Hello Nature (£9.48).  Get kids interested in nature with this fun and beautiful interactive colouring and activity book. This is your very own nature scrapbook, packed with fascinating facts and brilliant activities. Doodle, draw and colour in leaves, butterflies, frogs and much more. How many different types of snowflakes are there, and how are leaves formed? Find out how to make your own leaf prints, twig sculptures and bird restaurants. With her beautiful, distinctive illustrations, Nina Chakrabarti urges you to explore the weird and wonderful things you can find all around you – whether you’re out in a park, in your back garden or sitting in your living room at home!

Bear Snood (£15), for keeping little cubs cosy this winter.

This ethical gift ideas for kids post is the last of my gift guides for the year-  normal service shall now resume! :) Whilst we are still talking about Christmas though, let me point you in the direction of my guide on the ultimate guide to having an eco-friendly Christmas. It’s packed full of ideas – from the most sustainable Christmas trees, to eco-friendly Christmas decorations, reusable Christmas crackers and more!