This Christmas I was very adamant to get most of the Christmas presents to be sustainable or ethical, by buying from small and local retailers or buying items that I believe are better. Do you want to give somebody a thoughtful gift that is better for out planet and will introduce them to a new company as well? Here is my compiled list of places where to shop from.
Ambre – Local natural skin care brand that does not use any chemicals and makes their products in small batches.
Hopscotch London – Soy wax candles and vegan and cruelty-free beauty from an independent seller.
Boodle Boutique – Selling organic cotton t-shirts and jumpers with cool screen printed and animal themed pictures, home decor and Christmas decor.
Post-Couture Collective – Remember when I told about them before? New clothes for somebody who likes to do DIY.
Oh My Clumsy Heart – Small independent minimal jewellery, which is made in the UK. It is beautiful and made out of fine metal.
Mintoshi – Soy wax candles and wax melts in delicious scents from the UK.
Ingrid Petrie Design – Giclee prints for any room in your home printed on an FSC certified paper.
MyPure – You can read more about it here. It is a great place to shop for natural beauty products.
Buy Me Once – A store dedicated to things that should last forever. A perfect present!
The Big Calendar – This is a calendar and diary company that makes their diaries especially for you. You can decide when you would like your diary to start from (January or later) and you can have it un-dated as well. The price is reasonable and they look beautiful. Great for a stationary lover!
Mat&Natt – I’ve told you before about this company and will mention it again. Ethical accessories company that makes beautiful bags, wallets and now shoes as well!
Holly Sharpe – Lovely artwork to your girlboss friend!
Marieke Jacobs – Not many think that leather goods are ethical or sustainable, however, there are many who do like to shop for leather goods and this shop is the one I would approve of. This is what they say in their description:”I mainly use overproduced and remaining stock leather from the furniture and footwear industry. Every part is used, no leather is waisted out of respect for the material.”
31bits – Also a company I’ve written about before. Alternative but fashionable jewellery. A present to somebody and money for a good cause.
byLiiL – Of course, not forgetting to mention my own little shop on Etsy for colourful Giclee prints.
If you would like to gift somebody with a candle, check this post about some more sustainable candles.
Do you have any additional shop or gift recommendations?