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Life & Style, Special Occasions

Ethical Christmas Gift Guide #1


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Love it or loathe it, it’s that time of year again, when we start thinking about Christmas gifts.  I’ve got some ethical gift ideas for (hopefully) every type of person over the next few days, but as always, if you’re looking for something a bit different try my homemade Christmas gift ideas post or my non Christmas gift ideas post.

Here are some ethical gift ideas for the ladies in your life.  I’ve stuck to budget friendly ideas – all under £50 – and ideas mostly from small UK based independent makers and shops:

Ethical Gift Guide For Her

ethical christmas gifts

Ceramic Teaspoon (£4.50) via Etsy, for brightening up morning coffee.

Terrarium (£26) via Etsy.  How pretty are these?

Bird Spotting Print (£19) via Etsy.  Something to smile at all year round.

Personalised Embroidered Hoop (£20) via Etsy.  As the hoop is made to order do order early!

ethical christmas gift guide

Salt & Honey Hand Scrub (£13.50) via The Future Kept.  A special treat for hardworking hands.

The Modern Preserver (£13.99) via Wordery.  On my list!

Bullfinch Brooch (£15) via Etsy.  Cute is not the word!

Isle of Harris Gin (£35), direct from the distiller.  Delicious gin in an extra special bottle.

ethical christmas gifts

Tolcarne Snood (£40) from Finisterre, to keep warm and toasty on cold days.

Lambswool Birds Hat (£30) from Etsy, also for keeping warm and toasty.

Personalised Mittens Decoration (£12) from Etsy (there’s a smaller one also available for £6).

Weleda Skinfood (£9.95) from Naturally Beautiful You.  I use this super moisturising cream everywhere – from wind burnt cheeks, to soothing dry hands, knees, and elbows, as a night cream, or for smearing over my kids cheeks on cold days.  It’s in constant use.  This one from Naturally Better You comes in a special keepsake tin.

Also coming up – men and kids!  Stay tuned!

ps: here’s last year’s gift guide if you’re looking for more ethical gift ideas.

Life & Style, Special Occasions

Ethical Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

mother's day ethical gift ideas

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Mother’s Day is right around the corner – it’s 6th March this year (next Sunday!).  If you’re looking to treat your mum to something lovely and ethical then look no further than this little ethical gift guide!

Ethical Mother’s Day Gift Guide

mothers day gift guide

From clockwise:

Aphrodite Facial Oil (£20) from Magic Organic Apothecary – I bought this oil for my winter ravaged postpartum skin and I have to say it’s doing a stellar job of adding moisture to my face without making it oily.  I know it sounds a bit counter-intuitive adding oil to your skin – especially because my skin can be prone to oiliness – but there you go!

Organic Cotton Top* (£34.90) from Braintree Clothing – A pretty top for a pretty lady ;)

Bead Branch Earrings (£8.50) from People Tree – a lovely budget friendly gift.

Lip Collection* (£25 – reduced from £55) from Green People – a bargain for this ethical organic make-up set.

British grown flowers (£25) – delivered to her door from the Great British Florist – because who doesn’t love a pretty bunch of blooms, especially when they’ve been grown on our fair isles?

mothers day gift ideas

Brass Picture Frame (£12.95) from Decorator’s Notebook – for housing a special memory.

Jewellery Dish* (£10) from Jessica Ceramics – for keeping precious jewels safe

Mustard Cushion* (£15) from Allen and Bear – because of it’s beautiful colour.

Tea Cosy* (£22) from Tafferty Designs – what a way to make afternoon tea special every day.

Mini Jug* (£16) from Julia Smith Ceramics – because it’s too pretty to resist.

Enjoy your day with your mum, or if you’re a mum then make sure you put your feet up and enjoy your special day!  My oldest says she wants to make me breakfast in bed, so we’ll see how that goes!