Are you looking to make ethical Christmas gift purchases this year?
With more and more people looking to do just that, I decided to team up with my friends at Ecohustler and Positive TV and come up with a little list of great gift ideas. Hopefully one or two of the items below will strike you as perfect ethical gifts for your friends and family.
For: Nature Lovers
These beautiful nature-based prints come at affordable prices with a percentage of the profits going to animal charities.
The group of artists who create these animal-inspired art prints also have some great greetings cards for true nature lovers, with packs of 10 available from as little as £6.
£15 – £22.50
For: The Individual
Stylish, upcycled and fairly traded, Lost in Samsara’s pieces are inspired by their ethos to “respect people & environment: promote slow-production systems and trade over charity”.
By purchasing from Lost in Samsara you are empowering artisans & communities via fair trade. Also, for every item sold they plant a tree via onetreeplanted.org.
£5 – £45
For: The person who really doesn’t want a present
Give them some peace of mind – we all need forests to live, breathe and thrive on our wondrous planet.
£15 protects 20 acres. Rainforest Trust UK saves real acres of threatened rainforests, making a tangible difference in the fight to save our planet’s most biodiverse ecosystems and the unique wildlife that live in them.
For: Little Ones
Frugi’s vibrant clothing & toys are designed to make children and their parents giggle and smile.
100% organic cotton certification shows Frugi don’t use child labour and that all of their workers have rights, work in a safe environment, and are guaranteed minimum wages.
£6 – £25
BONUS DISCOUNT: new customers get £5 off with voucher code ETHICALR17
(offer ends at midnight on 18th December and can’t be used in conjunction with other codes. Full terms here)
For: Star Wars Fiends
Ethical shoe brand PO-ZU have officially collaborated with Star Wars to bring a range of boots and sneakers inspired by some of the films’ lead characters. PO-ZU shoes are built for both for ultimate comfort and made to last (coming with a 12 month full-price guarantee).
Materials are responsibly harvested from naturally renewable sources. All of their shoes are made in a small factory in Portugal (a country which derives over 70% of its energy from renewable sources, the highest in Europe!) by 70 local workers who are paid a fair wage. PO-ZU commit to the highest standards of ethical manufacturing and only choose like-minded suppliers with ethical policies that ensure the same protections. 10% of their net profits go to charity.
£65 – £225
BONUS DISCOUNT: Get 15% off using discount code ETHREV
(valid until 24th December)
For more Star Wars themed Chrimbo goodies, check out Ali’s Ethical Gift Guide Inspired by the Last Jedi.
For: Pretty much anyone
These brilliant beanies and accessories are great for kids and adults alike. There are loads of different designs to choose from and all excellent quality. Each one is the work of a talented artisan in Bolivia who proudly hand-signs her creation.
beyondBeanie is a social fashion brand that combines fashion with solidarity to help change lives. Every time you purchase an item, you are empowering an artisan and helping a child in need by providing essentials such as school breakfasts or lunches, school supplies, school uniforms and dental care to children in need.
For: Wine Lovers
Wine always goes down well. Giving the gift of organic wines which contain no additives, preservatives or sulphites means there’ll be no headaches or hangovers! Choose from various gift sets ranging from individual wines to organic wine hampers including nibbles & pampering items.
Organic Wine Club is an independent organic wine retailer that cares deeply about organic produce. Their focus is on expertise, personalised service, honest advice and healthier lifestyle. The best organic and natural wines are expertly handpicked for a better you. Cheers!
£29 – £149
The above is my version, tailored for the Ethical Revolution tribe, of the collaborative list compiled by myself, EcoHustler and Positive TV. Click here to see Ecohustler’s version: 10 Great Green Christmas Gift Ideas.