Sustainable & Ethical Gift Guide 2022: Eco-Friendly, Low Waste & Conscious Ideas For All Budgets

Once again the holiday season has rolled around!

This year I’m doing things a little differently. Many people are aware of cost at the moment, and being mindful with budgets and spending. So this year my recommendations are split into general price categories, and I’ve also tried to include varying price options within the brands I’ve recommended too. Have a peruse, and hopefully you can find some great sustainable and ethical options here that still help you consume and save mindfully. 

Sending all my love and support to everyone this winter season!



INCLUSEV’s organic and planet-friendly skincare is handmade in Britain and is biodegradable and cruelty-free, with no dyes or harsh chemicals. They’re a genderless beauty brand with sustainability and transparency at their core, as they fight waste with circular concentrated powder-to-foam formulas. Products are crafted without water, with every bottle delivering 4 times the number of washes of 50g liquid product. Conventional liquid products are usually made of around 80% water and 20% active ingredients, but INCLUSEV’s waterless beauty products consist of 100% active ingredients that are also 100% natural and plant-based. All products are packaged in biopolymer bottles, which are generated using 100% sugarcane fibre and are widely recyclable. 


Get 30% off from 12-26 December for these limited edition Christmas duos:

DUO 1: Face wash and Bodywash
DUO 2: Bodywash and Shampoo

Pixie’s Magic Hook

Pixie’s Magic Hook is an eco-friendly homeware brand, with items made in the UK using recycled and ethically sourced materials and eco-friendly packaging.


DIY Macrame Bee Plant Hanger Kit, £14

La Aquarelle

La Aquarelle’s eye masks and sleep sachets are handmade with love and naturally dyed. Choose from organic cotton, organic bamboo or silk for eye maks, while sleep sachets are made to order with organic cotton hand-dyed with indigo extract, and filled with organic French lavender buds. The whole process is 100% chemical and toxic-free.


Lavender sleep sachets, £11

Helen Round

Helen Round handcraft beautiful and functional linen products for the home. Proudly Cornish, they’re inspired by the flora and fauna of the countryside and coastline, and train makers and printers from the local community. All materials are ethically sourced, linen is Oeko-Tex certified, and items are made in small batches using traditional techniques and water-based inks.


Linen glasses case, £17

Bee reusable linen bowl covers, £20

Hand-built bee ceramic soap dish, £19.50

All Earth

All Earth create a range of natural products and make-up options using refillable and recyclable packaging. Their pots for life are made in Cornwall from recycled fishing nets salvaged from the sea. Plus, when you purchase products you can send your old-brand plastic and mixed material containers/brushes to All Earth to fully recycle them through Terracycle.


Cream butter bars, £5.50

Natural clay face masks, £9

Plastic-free AirPods Case

Wavecase creates biodegradable, planet-friendly products from wheat straw. Their AirPods cases are great plastic-free alternatives that come in a range of vibrant colours, packaged in recycled cardboard, and each purchase supports Surfers Against Sewage in their war against single-use plastics. 



Vesta Living ethically produces reusable cotton facial wipes, baby wipes and cleaning wipes. They are made with 100% cotton fabric and can be easily used and then washed in the machine. They have also won multiple social enterprise grants, helping them set up production in the UK to employ survivors of abuse. 


Organic bath scrubbie, £7.50, made with organic towel and fabric scraps, and stuffed with offcuts.

Christmas stocking, £18

Forma Candle Studio

Forma Candle Studio combine a passion for art with immense love for candles. They work to be as eco-conscious as possible, from not wasting any leftover wax to using plastic-free packaging, while always looking ahead for exciting new designs


Bubble candle, £10

Santorini candle, £15

Venus candle, £15

Sprinkles Creations

Sprinkles Creations UK create plastic-free party packs and eco-friendly activities for children. Their soy wax crayons are handmade and non-toxic, while their ‘dino poop’ contains wildflower seeds to grow pollinator-friendly flowers.


Dinosaur mini DIY seed bombs, £3

Soy wax animal crayons, £5

Build a bug hotel activity set, £7.50

Green Island

Green Island create high-quality, plastic-free options, from product through to packaging. They’re partnered with One Tree Planted to plant a tree for every order, while their baby products are BPA and phthalate-free, waterproof and easy to clean.


Baby bowl and spoon, £11.95

Wild & Stone

Wild & Stone was created to help find eco-conscious alternatives to single-use essentials around the home. Stylishly sustainable, all products are sourced with the planet and people in mind.


Over the rainbow bamboo baby plate, £15.95


Henley Naturals

Henley Naturals create organic, sustainably sourced, low-waste hand and body washes, prioritising self-care through the power of essential oils. Their range marries high-quality design and integrity with the needs of a conscious consumer, promoting physical and emotional well-being through natural essential oils. Everything is vegan-friendly and handmade in small batches in the UK. Simply buy a starter kit to receive a reusable infinity bottle in the style of your choice, order refills when it suits you, and return your refill pouches for free recycling and repurposing.


Free Flow starter pack, designed to be uplifting and rejuvenating, £24.99


Leiho collaborate with small charities and projects that directly help people experiencing homelessness. They research the basic essentials needed during different times of the year, and dedicate 5% of sales to match every purchase with another essential donated through their partnerships. So if you buy a pair of Leiho socks, you will be helping fund another basic essential such as a clean pair of socks, underwear, thermals or even a hot meal for someone in need.


Coffee & socks gift pack, £13.50

Sock Christmas Crackers, £25

Mix & Match gift box, £33

Head in the clouds cap, £35

Clean U

Clean U is designed to conveniently provide sustainable solutions for everyday routines, making eco-friendly and vegan living easy. Founder Arushi creates effective remedies with conscious ingredients, including handpicked and shade-dried teas sourced from the Himalayan foothills.


Dandelion tea, £7.95

Luxury botanical tea gift set, featuring Rhododendron & Basil, dandelion, and rosehip and mint. Taster size £16.95, luxury size £37.95

Pieces Of The Puzzle

Pieces Of The Puzzle’s sustainable jigsaws are designed for mindfulness and reducing anxiety, while also being fully plastic-free and recyclable. Their jigsaws are made in the UK using FSC-certified wood and starch-based glue, and the pieces come in a cotton Fairtrade drawstring bag.


Garden jigsaw, £35


Habulous by Nicky Edmunds is a UK based ethical homewares brand focused on creating sustainable, quality ranges that will last a lifetime. Nicky lovingly creates her unique pottery pieces in her studio on Dartmoor. She focuses on creating contemporary, functional ceramics using traditional methods such as hand building and throwing.


Strawberry air plant holder pot, £14.99

Jellyfish air plant hanging decorations, £16.50 – £22.99

Whale Bud Vase Air Plant Holder, £30 – £39.50

Little Box of Love

An eco alternative to the popular pamper box gift, all of Little box of Love’s contents are sourced from local artisans and put together in Cornwall. The Christmas Survival kit can be filled with pamper essentials including sustainable chocolate, beauty products, and dried lavender pouches for relaxation.

SHOP HERE, price range £24 – £49​

Ollie & Co

Ollie & Co are based on the North coast of Cornwall. Their Dog, Horse & Human mood and wellness-enhancing grooming range has been thoughtfully made with organic, natural ingredients and eco-friendly packaging. Items are hand made, cruelty free and SLS and paraben free.


Muscle rub (for humans), £14.50

Dog walkers survival gift box, £35


All Fill products are made in a family-run factory in Northamptonshire. Ingredients are biodegradable, with no dyes, harsh chemicals or plastic bottles. They’re cruelty free and vegan, and they offer bulk refills.


Plastic-free camping kit, featuring wash bag, body wash, hair wash and conditioner, sponge, and wash up, £35.50

Karma Candle Co

Little Karma Co. Ltd. create synthetic-free candles that burn cleanly. Candles are 100% naturally scented with pure essential oils, are handcrafted in small batches in the UK and a free from paraffin, palm, and animal products. Plus, all candles are refillable and personalisation is offered. 


Individual candles, Sugar & Spice, Post Roast Snooze or All Day Feast, from £14 

Luxury personalised Christmas gift set, from £36

Battle Green

Battle Green is based in North Wales, offering eco-friendly options. Many items are refillable and reusable, everything is vegan-friendly and cruelty-free, and packaging is plastic-free, compostable and reyclable.


Build your own christmas cracker gift set, £9.95 – £29.95


ZAN+ME is an independent label for unique ceramics inspired by nature, art and design. Their unique designs are made on the Kent Coast, often inspired by flora and fauna.


Ceramic flower mug, £26

Ceramic planter with matching saucer, £26


SKNFED create cruelty-free, vegan-friendly and organic skincare. They always use a range of nourishing, enriching natural ingredients for the best results.


Organic solid body butter bars, £8.50

Men’s skincare gift set, £29

Rio Nuevo

Rio Nuevo create ethical and sustainable direct-trade chocolate that is also vegan-friendly. They pay 62 – 67% above Fair Trade prices, and their products are absolutely delicious.


Pyramid drinking chocolate, £15

Chocolate bar gift pack, £18

The ultimate guide to Rio Nuevo, £45

Billy Rainwear

Around 250,000 tents are abandoned at festivals each summer. Billy Rainwear repurposes these tents into clothes and accessories, saving thousands of metres of synthetic materials from landfill. Everything is handmade in the UK in small batches, with every piece of fabric used, including insect netting and guy lines used for detailing and parcels are sent out packaged in ground sheets tied in guy lines.


Travel pouches, £30 (available in multiple colourways 

Recycled air bed laptop case, £50

OVER £50


All of Asquith’s sustainable activewear and ethical loungewear is ethically made in their GOTS-certified factory. Their sustainable natural fabrics are Oeko-Tex certified, blending organic cotton and sustainably sourced bamboo to create durable pieces that are anti-bacterial, breathable, sweat-wicking, and comfortable. This year they’ve gone even further with limited edition upcycled sweatshirts. Made from fabric that would otherwise go to waste including a mix of deadstock brushed and loop back fleece, these 100% cotton sweatshirts are also produced to Oeko- tex certifications, meaning each item has been tested and is negative for harmful chemicals and are the perfect for throwing on after yoga or for getting cosy in on the couch.


Love Me Again Sweatshirt in blue, £60

High-waisted leggings, £65 and Flow with it leggings, £70

PJ set in shadow shell, £95


London-based NEMI Teas offer a variety of whole-leaf organic tea blends, with loose-leaf options or plastic-free, fairtrade-certified teabags. They also provide employment to refugees, helping with work experience and skill building. Their tea subscription boxes come as loose-leaf or teabags, and feature 3 surprise teas 4 times a year.


Tea Subscription Pack, from £13.00 every 3 months

Floral Street

Floral Street perfumes are vegan and cruelty-free. They use a range of sustainable, fully traceable, natural ingredients, with suppliers and growers ethically treated through the supply chain. Their perfumes are housed in glass bottles, their packaging is all FSC certified, compostable, reusable and recyclable, and they only use vegetable and soy-based inks. 


Discovery set, light and dark, £100


Pivot is an ethical and sustainable jewellery brand empowering those experiencing homelessness through the practical experience of making and enterprise. They design products that can easily be made in hostels, utilising materials like brass and stainless steel, to bring flexible and meaningful employment for vulnerable people who may find it hard to access work. 


Astral gift set, £55

Send a Hug bundle, £70

12-month subscription, £125

The Hidden Sea

Australian wine brand The Hidden Sea aim to remove 1 billion plastic bottles from the world’s oceans by 2030. For each bottle of Hidden Sea wine bought, 10 plastic bottles are removed from the ocean in a trackable process, thanks to a partnership with ReSea Project. After purchase customers receive a QR code which helps them track development.


Mix & match pack of 6, $98

Check their store list for individual bottles in a shop near you

Native Hands

Native Hands offer uplifting courses in wild pottery, basketry and bushcraft in the woods of Sussex, UK. Crafting materials are foraged from the land, reconnecting people with ancient crafts and the landscape around them. Each course is inspired and informed by traditional wisdom and knowledge, while helping people connect to local ecosystems and experience the joy and achievement of making something with their hands.


Activity voucher, £25 – £230 


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