Christmas presents can often end up going to waste, especially when it comes to novelty gifts.
So why not check out some gift ideas that a) the recipient will definitely love and b) are eco-friendly in the first place?
Bits and bobs for the home are always a safe bet, and while alcohol might always be a welcome gift, zero-proof spirits will go down a treat.
And to make it even better, these goodies are all sustainably produced by small businesses.
Christmas Edition Macarons
Friends and family will be so sweet on these beautiful, handpainted macarons in decadent, festive flavours like dark chocolate cherry and spiced gingerbread. Made in a small Battersea bakery.
Buy it for £30 from Emma Dodi Cakes
Simply Beautiful crackers
Personalised, tick. Pretty, tick. Eco-friendly, tick.
Christmas crackers doubling up as extra-special gifts (with a pre-mixed cocktail and an acorn to grow your own oak tree), get a huge Hot List thumbs-up. The brainchild of a husband-and-wife duo in Cornwall.
Buy it for £18 each or £100 for a box of six from Drinks By Post
Edward charcuterie/cheese board or chopping board
Keen cooks will adore these bespoke oak boards, handcrafted from offcuts in a Nottingham workshop and finished with eco resin handles made by a neighbouring studio.
Perfect for your cheese and charcuterie feast.
Buy it for £60 each from Mark Lowe
Recycled velvet cushion
Make your home catwalk-ready, with pretty, recycled cushions made using leftover fabrics froma UK fashion house’s clothing line. A sartorial statement we all need.
Buy it for £75 from Phoebe Grace
Stocking fillers just got pretty magical with eco-friendly ‘wish papers’ that grow into bee-friendly wildflowers when planted.
A really bright idea from a small, eco-growing brand set up in Wales during lockdown.
Buy it for £7.99 from Shroot
Hand blown Twist Glass tumblers
Tablescaping is going nowhere for 2022 and these sculptural, hand blown tumblers, made in a glass-blowing studio in Dorset, will upgrade any stylish soirée. Time to raise your glass.
Buy it for £28 from Montes & Clark
The Glad Tidings Hamper
You can’t go wrong with a Christmas hamper — especially when it’s filled with craft food and drink, sourced mainly from the UK. Festive feasting just got special.
Buy it for £170 from Wriggle
Sea Arch Gift Set
Packed with seaside botanicals, this crisp, alcohol-free spirit is made using hand-harvested sugar kelp and samphire. For every gift pack sold, £1 is donated to The Seahorse Trust.
Buy it for £20.50 from Sea Arch
Creamy caramelised chocolate & lotus biscuit brownie
Does life get any sweeter than a box of soft, gooey bakes? We think not.
So, a delivery of caramel biscuit brownies, hand-made in Wales, will be the icing on the cake this Christmas.
Buy it for £19.99 from Clementina Cakes
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