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Ethical Christmas Gift Guide #2

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 home wares 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.

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 make up bag (£18) from People Tree is made with leftover fabric and yarn, and 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 her1)  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 quick!

There will another two ethical Christmas gift guides to follow next week – do look out for them!

Life & Style, Special Occasions

Ethical Gift Ideas for Mums

ethical gift ideas for mums

ethical gift ideas for mums

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Mother’s Day is fast approaching (Sunday 15th March) and I’ve been on the hunt for some ethical gift ideas for mums.  I’ve covered all aspects – from booze (Edinburgh Gin is my favourite!) to fashion; from homewares and to pretty accessories.  Now the hard part is deciding which one to get for my mum!

All the ethical gift ideas suggested in this post are under £30, and start at just £10 as I like to keep things budget friendly around these parts!

ethical mothers day gift ideas

From Clockwise:

Ophelia Beaded Necklace (£19.95) from Mimosa Street – sparkly and beautiful and fairtrade.

Picture Frame (from £12.95) from Decorator’s Notebook – I love these copper frames, they’d look lovely in any interior.  Fill with old photos or old memories for a really thoughtful gift.

Breton Top* (£24.90) from Braintree Clothing* – Every lady needs a good breton top in their life.  This one is no exception.

Elderflower Liquer (£17.99) from Edinburgh Gin – perfect for making Mother’s Day cocktails. Is that a thing?  I say it should be!

Floral Scarf (£29.95) from Seasalt – I love the William Morris feel to this pretty scarf.

To Kill A Mockingbird Brooch* (£10) from Etsy – if your mum is excited about the new Harper Lee book!

Linen Pouch* (£10) from Etsy  – I love this so much and might have to sneakily buy this as a gift from me to me.  It’s listed as a sewing and crafting pouch, but I’d probably use it to store my makeup or other bits and bobs.


If all else fails then why not head to your local florist and pick up a pretty bunch of spring flowers?  UK grown bluebells, hyacinths, iris and tulips are all in season in March and make a lovely choice for a spring bouquet!

ps: ethical gift ideas for mum from previous years here and here if you’re looking for more inspiration!