Christmas is the perfect excuse to avoid the high street and support independent, conscious businesses with ethics and sustainability at their core.
We've compiled a Conscious Christmas Gift Guide with a selection of ethical, natural, toxic-free and environmentally friendly gifts from businesses who care about their environmental impact.
What's more, they're all useful too. No more unwanted gifts shoved under the sinks and in the back of wardrobes.
We've chosen a selection of luxurious yet practical present all of which are ethically made from natural or sustainable resources. From a re-usable coffee flask made from recycled coffee cups to some delicious hand-made nut butter... we've got you covered.
To say thank you, we've also collaborated with these inspiring brands to bring you a special giveaway. We are offering the chance for two lucky winners to receive a Christmas Hamper full of all of these gifts. Are you feeling lucky? You can enter here.
Corinne Taylor makes organic, natural and eco-friendly aromatherapy products for bath, body, and home. All her products are vegan and cruelty-free.
Every ingredient is carefully chosen for its therapeutic benefits and combined together by hand in small batches at their workshop in Brighton.
Their 'Inner Peace' candle is made with essential oils of Bergamot and Ylang which brings relaxation, tranquility, and calm. They only use 100% pure essential oil in their candles and soy wax which is free from harmful toxins and synthetic chemicals.
This candle comes in zero-waste packaging that can be re-used, recycled and home composted.
Katies Nuttery is a family business inspired by Katie's lifelong obsessed with nut butters, love of nut milk and belief in plant-based eating. All her products are full of whole, organic ingredients with no added nasties.
Her delicious Hazelnut Butter is made in Brighton from 100% naturally-grown hazelnuts with a pinch of Cornish Seasalt. A healthy indulgence that tastes just like Praline.
They also come in zero-waste packaging with glass jar and a metal lid that can be re-used or recycled.
This Christmas we have put together two limited edition conscious Gift Sets. The Activated Charcoal Gift Set contains four natural, vegan and cruelty-free oral care gifts including our Activated Charcoal Natural Toothpaste, Activated Charcoal Oil Pulling Mouthwash, a Charcoal Natural Floss with a dispenser and our Charcoal Bamboo Toothbrush.
We believe that good oral care comes naturally, and we make no exceptions at Christmas. Our gift set is the perfect sustainable stocking filler for anyone who is interested in toxic free, cruelty-free beauty products and living a more zero waste lifestyle.
Unlike most Christmas Gift Sets our gift set comes in plastic-free packaging - 100% recyclable and compostable.
Not only do they look great, this sustainable coffee cup both reduces waste and recycles waste. The thermal layer of each rCup is made from used coffee cups. It's also fully recyclable at the end of its life so you can rest easy knowing you're supporting the circular economy.
They've also been designed with practical portability in mind. This black and teal rCUP won’t leak and keeps your drink hot or cold. You can easily open it and take a sip while you’re on the move so it is the perfect gift for the busy coffee lover in your life.
This delicious gift is perfect for those with a sweet tooth. Conscious Chocolate hand make raw vegan chocolate from premium quality, organic, and primarily wild ingredients. There make this locally to us in Sussex.
Natural fruits and essential oils are used to create a varied selection of luxurious flavours and all are sweetened with agave or rice syrup.
Not only are they natural they also come in recyclable and biodegradable packaging too.
An ever-useful canvas Tote Bag to help you cut down on your single-use plastic usage that's perfect for plant lovers. From food and fashion to beauty and self-care products - they advocate choosing natural, sustainably grown plant-based options where possible. And we definitely agree.
These are ethically made from GOTS certified organic cotton by Revival Collective who are an ethical and sustainable lifestyle blog, shop and collective that aim to inform and inspire around conscious living.
We hope you enjoy our Conscious Christmas Gift Guide and join us in avoiding pointless presents this year. Don't forget to enter our competition for your chance to win a Christmas hamper with all of these products.