Shoppers are said to be making an extra effort to buy from small/independent businesses this year. Almost two-thirds of shoppers say they’re seeking eco-friendly gifts this year and would like to receive one themselves, according to a report by Sass and Belle.
Whether you’re a seasoned eco-shopper who is always the first to find the latest unique independent shops to buy from or if you’re just branching out, we’ve got you covered. Our ultimate eco-friendly gift guide comprises gifts from independent shops across the South East with a range of prices ensuring there truly is something for everyone.
Mintie Lunchboxes - Personalised Lunchbox and Water Bottle
Why not personalise your Mintie Lunchbox to make it your own? Making an excellent personalised gift for him, her, or children, you’ll be sure to never mix-up your family lunchboxes or water bottles again. Using a laser cutter your design will be rendered in a dark, crystal clear engraving that will wash perfectly every time. Our bamboo bottle lids are engraved using computer controlled laser engraving, bringing any design to life.
Toby Tiger - Organic Christmas Print Pyjamas
Get cosy and festive this Christmas with Toby Tiger’s organic Christmas pjyamas. Your little ones will embrace bedtime in these super soft organic pyjamas, with all their favourite animal friends surrounded by festive treats. Toby Tiger uses 100% GOTS certified organic cotton, environmentally friendly AZO-free dyes, and their products are machine washable at 30 degrees.
Fair - Suck On That Straws
Straws can be for life, not just Christmas, thanks to Suck On That’s bamboo reusable straws available from Fair. Suck On That aims to reduce the use of plastic straws by providing a sustainable, affordable, and 100% natural alternative. The bamboo used is sustainably grown in Cambodia and doesn’t require a high energy process to make into straws as they are handcrafted by Khmer villagers, creating employment opportunities for disadvantaged Cambodian communities.
Lucy and Yak - Original Dungaree: Organic Corduroy
Looking for a comfy yet stylish Christmas day outfit? If you’re a Brightonian you will have definitely seen the wonderful dungarees and jumpsuits from Lucy and Yak being worn around town. Treat yourself to the unisex and oversized iconic Original ‘farmer project’ dungaree, in blue raspberry velvety organic corduroy. Lucy and Yak’s farmer project dungarees were created using fully traceable cotton in partnership with their organic cotton supplier Herbal Fab.
Glow Organic - Full Glow Gift Set
Christmas can be a tiring time of year, so why not treat yourself or a loved one to a little pampering. This skincare gift set is ideal for an instant glow containing a rose quartz facial polish and a daily renew facial cream. The exfoliating rose quartz facial polish uses real quartz crystal particles to smooth skin, and the organic daily renew facial cream soothes and hydrates, revealing clear, glowing, nourished skin, ideal for the winter months.
VOTCH - Gold and Juniper Classic
If your New Year's resolution is to be on time next year, why not buy an elegant watch that’s cruelty free too? All of VOTCH’s watches are not only beautiful but are vegan and cruelty free, their vegan leather utilises sustainable technology that rivals the performance and durability of traditional animal based leather. With every VOTCH order they plant a tree in Madagascar, in addition to donating 10% of the profits from each product purchase to their charity of the season.
Zero Waste Club - Plastic Waste Wireless Magnetic Charger
Put your phone down this Christmas, on a sleek and stylish wireless magnetic charger made from plastic waste. Zero Waste Club helps make your daily routine more sustainable with products that are plastic-free, cruelty-free, and made ethically and sustainably. The charger is designed to magnetically stick to your iPhone 12, compatible with other iPhone models and accessories including AirPods, able to charge twice as fast as regular lightning cable charging. Handmade in Brighton from recycled plastic packaging waste, that is deemed non-recyclable by councils in the UK.
Harriet’s of Hove - Gift Voucher
Shopping for a friend or family member but not sure what to give them? Give them the gift of choice with a gift voucher for Harriet’s of Hove. Harriet’s of Hove is a local plant based refill shop, offering a variety of organic vegan food, gifts, and eco-friendly household products to buy in store and online.
Let us know what you select from our eco-friendly gift guide and tag your friends or family with their new Mintie lunchbox or water bottle.