10 conscious Christmas gifts

We have started our Christmas shopping! Like most people in the country we are bombarded with big brands and high street chains telling us to spend more with them this Christmas but the smaller ethical brands don't have the big budgets for these prime time adverts so often go under the radar. So we wanted to share some of our finds from our ethical Christmas hunt.

 

No more razors to throw away treat one of the men in your life to this fair trade razor set from Ethical Superstore.

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Not quite the season but a great time of year to buy them cheaper than in summer! Bamboo sunglasses we have found some nice ones on naturalcollection.com and Colin Leslie eyewear.

 

A laptop bag made ethically from eco-friendly tanned leather. The Scaramanga store has a great collection of weekend bags/handbags/laptop bags and satchels which can also be personalised.

Not sure what to get someone or have someone that likes getting smellies. Treat yourself to a trip to the lush store and treat them to a gorgeous smelly. They also have shampoos and soaps in bars to reduce plastic packaging.

 

Jewellery is always a lovely gift and even lovelier when you know the metals and the making are ethical. This pendant is from People Tree. Or this beautiful necklace from Lilia Nash made from ethical silver and fair trade gems.

 

For the house proud relatives something for the home will be well received. How about a British Made recycled wool throw? Like these from The Future Kept - they also more stunning Christmas gifts for home lovers. If you are thinking of buying candles then look out for soy or beeswax instead of parafin. 

Treat a keen entertainer to this stunning fair trade cutlery set from Ethical Superstore.

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Instead of buying a 'something' buy an expereince. This is a great gift for all ages. In the past I have had great happy responses from comedy tickets, musicals, concerts and a day out for children.

Treat your sister or friend to an organic cotton dress that can be worn all year round, in the summer with pumps or sandals and winter with leggings and boots. From Celtic and Co.

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I personally like getting socks for Christmas, I never have enough to see me through winter but yet it's something I am never excited about spending my own money on! Treat someone who needs them to ethical bamboo socks from Thought Clothing.

Not sure what to get those Grandparents or Aunt and Uncle? How about a fair trade hamper. Hampers are available on Ethical Superstore or have fun making your own visiting local suppliers or stores such as Oxfam who often stock a range of fair trade treats.

Other places for homeware gifts are:

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We hope you enjoyed this little list and feel inspired to shop more ethically this Christmas.