Looking to buy ethically for Christmas? Look no further! We’ve put together a good gift guide to end all gift guides. This list comes straight from our Ethical Influencer community, who have scoured stores and online shops for the best presents around.
While Christmas is often a time for consumption, it’s also worth asking the question – is it worth it? Many of the smaller, less functional gifts are made in an unethical way, so perhaps it’s better to put the money towards an experience with that person, such as a restaurant meal, a visit to an attraction, or even a donation to charity.
Luxury Vegan Stilettos
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Sonya’s choice of the ultimate Christmas gift comes in the form of vegan luxury stilettos from Mink Shoes. They say their sole purpose is to be fashion-forward and create their shoes sustainably. Mink manufacturers work extensively to decrease pollution, they do not harm animals, and they promote human rights. The also source their shoes from Italy, making the most of the renowned artisanal skills there.
Sonya went for red stilettos, but what would your preferred colour be?
Out of This World Earrings
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Besma’s choice for an ethical Christmas gift this year are these handmade planet earrings from Milk Tooth LDN. Adding a whimsical twist to any outfit, they’re definitely a statement piece that will fit with most women’s outfits.
Milk Tooth LDN make all of their statement earrings in the UK, in their studio in London. They also source one-off vintage finds, for anyone looking to buy into a circular economy – or simply enjoy vintage fashion!
For more ethical fashion and living gift ideas, check out the Curiously Conscious shop.
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Did you know that some local councils are unable to recycle paper straws, because they are contaminated? Lynsey uncovered this fact when reviewing White Spring’s bamboo straws, and she’s recommending these as an ethical stocking filler.
Bamboo can also be better than metal or glass straws, as they’re completely natural and kind on the environment, and biodegradable when you’re done using them.
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Custom gifts are on trend this year, so why not go one better and get an ethical customised gift? LeeAnne’s pick for this year is Mud Love’s Custom Mug, which is individually stamped by hand! Each handcrafted mug also provides one week of clean water to someone in the Central African Republic.
For more gifts that give back, check out her ethical gift guide, tailored for the US!
Vegan Eco Candles
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As a vegan blogger, Caitlin goes further than just her food. Her choice for the perfect good gift are these amazing handmade soy wax candles by Octo. The candles are handmade in London and using eco-friendly soy wax and essential oils. They come in really cute amber glass jars (which she’s planning to re-use after she finishes her own set of Octo candles!) Her favourite scents are Hygge and Italian Garden.
Plus, if you’d like more inspiration, take a look at her vegan gift guide!
Vegan Bakes + Baking Hamper
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If you’ve got a baker in the family, Nicole’s grandma has the perfect gift idea for you! Every year since Nicole turned vegan, her nan has bought speciality vegan ingredients (e.g. egg powder, organic cocoa, chia seeds) and used them to make her treats like mince pie or cakes. Nicole adds, “she then gifts me the slightly used ingredients in a little hamper plus a recipe note. I know a lot of people wouldn’t give someone opened food, but think this is a beautiful little gift that is so thoughtful and also helps reduce food waste.”
What a lovely idea! For other vegan and sustainable gifts, check out Nicole’s gift guide.