Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Best Eco-Friendly Gifts: These Gifts Give Back To People And Planet
Looking for a perfectly sustainable gift for your eco-conscious loved one? We’ve got you covered.
By Jessica Jurkschat
22 November 2023
The choices we make as consumers can have a big impact on people and planet. And with the holiday season just around the corner, gifting our loved ones with presents from conscious brands – big and small – is the perfect gift that keeps on giving.
For the health conscious
#TOGETHERBAND Editions - Goal 3, from £20
Just like the rest of our #TOGETHERBANDs, clasp is made from Humanium Metal, repurposed from decommissioned seized illegal firearms in Central America. Its production helps to end armed violence and rebuild conflict-torn societies. Proceeds from the sales of Goal 3 #TOGETHER products go to charities ensuring healthy lives and promoting good well-being for everyone.
Bed of Nails Acupressure Mat, from £49 (bedofnails.org)
The Bed of Nails offers all the healing benefits you'd get from acupuncture or a massage, all from the comfort of your own home. Cleverly combining traditional Chinese medicine with thousands of non-toxic plastic spikes, the Bed of Nails works in a similar way to acupuncture needles and helps stimulate blood flow, easing tension and body pain.
Personalised Wellness Journals, £29 (papier.com)
Not only is the personalisation an extra little touch for the person on your gift list, it also means that everything is made to order – minimal stock, minimal returns and minimal waste. Papier’s wellness journal features 12 weeks' worth of pages to help track meals, water intake, gratitude and thoughts.
For the ocean lover
#TOGETHER x DON'T CHOOSE EXTINCTION - Speto Bottle, £40
Every #TOGETHERBOTTLE you buy funds the collection of 1000 plastic bottles and supports a long term solution to plastic pollution. Plus, we plant a tree and feed a family in need.
Unisex organic cotton surf towels, £50 (rapanuiclothing.com)
Rapanui’s hooded towel will you cosy, whether you're warming up after a sea swim or changing out of your wetsuit. Featuring super thick and absorbent terry loop towelling made from soft organic cotton and made using renewable energy, this is a coastal must-have that's sustainable too.
#TOGETHERBAND Editions - Goal 14, from £20
The rope of all of our bands is made from 100% Parley Ocean Plastic®, which is collected from remote shorelines and then recycled.
For the sustainable fashionista
BOTTLETOP Bellani bag, from £250 (bottletop.org)
The iconic Bellani by our parent brand BOTTLETOP is a favourite for a reason. This vegan bag is made with love in our Brazilian atelier using upcycled aluminium ring pulls and comes in three sizes: small, medium and large.
#TOGETHER Eyewear, £40
The frames of our #TOGETHER sunnies are made from recycled materials including old CDS and street lights. For every pair bought, we will protect 25 people from river blindness, in partnership with Sightsavers.
Closely recycled lingerie, from £40 (closely-official.com)
This luxurious underwear is as sustainable as it is chic. Each piece is made from recycled materials and you can even check the carbon footprint of every item before you buy.
For the clean beauty lover
Celui Nourishing Hair Oil, £26 (celui-theone.com)
This gorgeous hair oil is a non-greasy blend of 100% natural oils and botanicals – like olive fruit, lavender, bergamot and rose oils – to help nourish, hydrate and add shine to your locks.
Tanaka handmade natural soaps, £10.50 (tanaka.store)
These beautiful 100% natural soaps are cruelty-free and contain no palm oil. Available for pre-order now.
#TOGETHERBAND - Goal 12, from £25
Nepalese artisans work to assemble our finished bands, providing support for local communities and economies.
For the green cook
The Kitchen Prescription, £19.18 (amazon.co.uk)
Proving that eating healthily can be delicious and satisfying, Dr Ahmed serves up 101 recipes that are good for your gut and tasty on your palate.
THE KITCHEN PRESCRIPTION by Dr Saliha Mahmood-Ahmed is published in hardback by Yellow Kite and is out now.
Always Pan 2.0, £130 (fromourplace.co.uk)
This chic looking pan may seem pricey on first impressions, but considering that this single pot is designed to function as 10 pieces of cookware, the price tag suddenly seems a lot more palatable. The pan itself is made from sustainable, non-toxic materials and assembled in factories that meet ethical standards and pay workers fairly for their labour. Always good to know.
For the conscious and cosy
MagicLinen Duvet Sets, from £175 (magiclinen.com)
A good set of sheets can make all the difference. We're loving these sets from MagicLinen - a brand that champions a local supply chain and low carbon emissions and gives back to local communities. These beautiful, breathable sets are also Oeko-Tex certified, meaning they’re free from harmful substances and chemicals.
Hope Candle, £24.99 (labreshope.co.uk)
Each candle is handpoured by people who are at risk of homelessness or on a recent journey out of homelessness that are ready for employment.
Make Well, £32 (shop.holeandcorner.com)
Available in different cover options (hemp, seaweed or recycled coffee cups),
Hole & Corner's 316-page book features stories from inspiring makers, entrepreneurs, artisans, crafters and grafters. It's the perfect for anyone interested in the worlds of craft, art, design, photography and nature.