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Eco-Friendly or Ethical Christmas Gift Ideas for Foodies

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Stuck for what to buy for the foodie in your life? Try these ethical Christmas gift ideas for foodies, full of clever sustainable and eco-friendly ideas.

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):

Ethical Christmas Gift Ideas for Foodies

eco-friendly ethical christmas gift ideas

From Clockwise:

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 that make a great ethical Christmas gift idea for the foodie in your life.

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!).

eco-friendly christmas gift ideas

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.

Needing more ethical Christmas gift inspiration? Do check out my guide to ethical gift ideas for homebodies and my ethical gift ideas for outdoorsy people.

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Eco-Friendly Father’s Day Gift Guide


Looking for an eco-friendly father’s day gift guide? I’ve got you sorted!

Father’s Day falls on Sunday 20th June in 2021 – so don’t panic, there’s still plenty of time to go before then!  

If you’re anything like me you’ll find it hard shopping for the dad or father-figure in your life, especially if you want to shop with eco intentions.  To help you out here’s an eco-friendly Father’s Day gift guide that is sure to cater to any taste.

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Eco-Friendly Father’s Day Gift Guide

Ethical Drinks For Dads

father's day gift guide

Trash & Treasure Rum* (£32). This is a unique British zero-waste rum made with botanicals, weeds, discarded orange peels, and surplus over-ripes. Hence a tasty treasure from trash.

Small Beer Case of Mixed Beer* (£25). Perhaps your dad is more of a beer man?  Then this mixed case of beer from Bermondsey-based Small Beer is a great choice. Small Beer treads lightly on the environment, with their ground-breaking water-saving techniques. You can read more about Small Beer here.

And if your dad is more of a wine man, then do check out my guide to ethical wine.

Eco-Friendly Garden Gift Ideas

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Garden Tools* (from £26.95). These copper tools are naturally rust-resistant and are a thoughtful eco-friendly gift idea for any dad that likes pottering in the garden.

Grow Your Own Mushroom Kit* (£18.95). Celebrate the fun-guy (see what I did there!) in your life, with this grow your own mushroom kit. Bouquets of edible oyster mushrooms are waiting to burst out of this box – just add water to watch them grow. What’s more, the mushrooms are grown on upcycled coffee grounds for extra eco points.

Eco Gifts for Hip Dads

ethical and eco-friendly father's day gift guide

Cork iPad Sleeve* (£28) from Etsy. Is your dad a gadget man?  A cork iPad sleeve is the ultimate in sustainability.  Cork is a really sustainable material, but now cork forests are being threatened because of screw-top bottles, so perpetuating a market for cork helps protect the forests.

Ethletic Trainers* (£44). If you’ve got a slightly bigger budget and a hip dad then I’d recommend trainers from Ethletic. Ethletic shoes are ethically made, with organic and Fairtrade certified cotton, the rubber soles are FSC certified and sourced responsibly, and the rubber is fairly traded too.

Eco-Friendly Kitchen Gifts for Father’s Day

ethical father's day gift guide

Salt Pig by Libby Ballard Ceramics* (£32). Each piece is hand-thrown on Libby’s potter’s wheel in her home studio in Wiltshire. What’s more, the spoons are made by local Bristol maker; Will Priestly Woodcraft. Each spoon is carved by hand. And All the wood Will uses in his work is from local conservation projects. By foraging his own wood Will knows that the trees have been felled ethically and sustainably.

The Green Roasting Tin Cookbook* (£16.99) is one of my favourite vegetarian and vegan cookbooks. With over 70 recipes, it shows you how to make delicious one-pan no-fuss meals. I’m hooked!

I hope you’ve been able to find what you are looking for in this eco-friendly Father’s Day gift guide!  If not, do check out my ethical, zero-waste, and plastic-free gift guide.