Eco-friendly and Sustainable Gift Guide for all the Family this Festive Season:
It’s nearing the end of the year and with Christmas, just around the corner many of us are on the hunt for the perfect gift for our loved ones. Even if you aren’t celebrating Christmas in the traditional way, it is still the holiday season for many of us and perhaps you are staying with friends and family and looking to give them a little something to say thank you?
To take the hassle out of finding that special gift for even the most difficult to buy for, we have selected our favourite sustainable gift ideas for all members of the family and also that very fussy friend of yours. We’ve even thought of the unannounced drop-in guests so there is something under the tree that you can reach for should there be any surprise visitors!
We hope you like our hand-selected organic and environmentally friendly ideas for pet lovers, teenagers, beauty addicts and bakers and don’t forget to get in touch with the team here at Organics.com should you come across any local, ethical and eco-friendly brands you think we should showcase on our marketplace. We are always on the hunt for the very best eco, sustainable and organic items and we always love to support small home-grown businesses.
Festive Baking Ideas for Family and Friends:
Food and festivity go hand in hand – for the baker in the family or the one with the sweet tooth why not choose a trio of ingredients from The Coconut Company – their Coconut Sugar, Coconut Flour and Coconut Nectar go beautifully together for all your baking needs. You could easily stage a bake-off with this selection of ethically sourced, organic ingredients.
For the more experimental cook in the family how about opting for “The Coconut Company Aminos” a sure-fire way to add more flavour to seasonal dishes. This salty, sweet and rich sauce is completely vegan, gluten and soy-free. Coconut Aminos is a natural alternative to soy sauce and will become your new best friend in the kitchen!
Male Grooming at it’s best with our Men’s Gift Ideas:
For the special man in your life, we have put together the very best male grooming products suitable for your husband, boyfriend or brother. Choose Rock Rose’s “Face Oil For Men” designed to keep skin hydrated before and after shaving or if you have a certain Santa in your life perhaps you can leave Isabella’s Clearly “Clearly Bold Premium Beard Oil and Conditioner” under the chimney with some milk and cookies! One thing’s for sure the next time Santa visits his beard will be nourished and gleaming!
How to have a stress-free Christmas:
To ease the stress that often accompanies this season why not be one step ahead and wrap up Isabella’s Clearly “Ease, Headache and Migraine Relief Balm” for the head of the household you will easily gain extra brownie points with this move and can watch the furrowed brows of the receiver gently dissolve into bliss free pain. Keep a cup of “Moos Broos Chamomile Tea” near you at all times for those stressful moments and you will instantly feel calmer. Another tea we highly recommend is “Rock Rose Beauty’s Cistus Infusion” – Cistus Ladanifer is an ancient healing herb that has been used for centuries to treat anxiety and is rich in antioxidants.
We think candles make a fuss-free go-to gift for the “difficult to buy for”; Made By Coopers aromatherapy “Calm Soy Candle” is the ideal choice for a stress-free Christmas. Who doesn’t love a candle particularly one that is infused with lavender, bergamot, ylang-ylang, rosemary and frankincense? Made By Coopers candles are all handcrafted, organic, vegan and poured in small batches from their workshop in Surrey.
If you have a family pet or friends who are dog and cat mad then Isabella’s Clearly “All Natural Flea and Tick Repellent” will tick all the boxes for any pet lover out there! The clever people at Isabella Cleary have created versions for “Clearly Dogs” and “Clearly Cats” made from the highest quality natural essential oils that are safe and effective for dogs in repelling ticks and fleas while the cat version is made from steam-distilled hydrosol waters. An effective way to protect your pet without the use of harsh chemicals or toxic ingredients.
Organic and Sustainable Beauty Gifts:
For the unexpected guest “No Ordinary’s Hand Lotion” will soothe chapped winter-worn hands or if you have guests to stay why not put a smile on their face by leaving a little parcel on their bed, the “Clearly Glow Teeth Whitening Charcoal Kit” contains both a Bamboo toothbrush and Copper Tongue Scraper. Your guests will come down to breakfast the next day with a sparkling smile! Tongue scraping is certainly a talking point and originated in India but has quickly become popular worldwide for its daily detoxing and hygiene benefits!
Who doesn’t have a beauty addict best friend or sister! Isabella’s Clearly Argan Organic Cold-Pressed Moroccan Oil or Rock Rose’s Nourishing Facial Oil will be cherished by these ladies. If their bathroom cabinet is already brimming with face oils and moisturisers why not treat them to the “Clearly Spice Remineralising Tooth Powder” – a beauty product as unusual as it is environmentally friendly, our bet is they won’t already own this.
Gifts for Teenagers:
For the typical teenager, we have a host of ideas; Isabella’s Clearly Zits is a gentle Acne Treatment that really works or how about Clearly Lash – a beautiful Eyelash and eyebrow growth serum that will have teens fluttering their long lashes under the mistletoe waiting for that Christmas kiss!
Organic Skincare for Ageing Skin:
We think Ecosoapia’s Rose Geranium Organic Pure Castile Soap will make the perfect present for Grandma and why not accompany this with the “Rock Rose Citrus Lip Balm” a shea butter formula that will nourish and protect whilst also making a brilliant stocking filler if you hang stockings for Christmas morning in your household.
What does Mum want for Christmas?
Not forgetting the lady who keeps the holiday season on track and we are not talking about Mrs Santa Claus… Last but not least we think your Mum deserves a whole heap of gifts so our suggestions would be “Rock Rose’s Healing Balm” – a pocket-friendly size perfect for grazes and for healing on the go and “Clearly Snuz Sleep Aid Balm” as all Mother’s tend to wake-up in the night having a panic about the Turkey! Another winner would be No Ordinary Hand Wash – the gift that keeps on giving as everyone wants to wash their hands even more over the Christmas period to keep those winter bugs at bay. For a beautiful organic gift set that is vegan and cruelty-free and good for sensitive skin, Halo Skincare indulgent Gift set would make the ideal Christmas present for any mother.
Upcycle, Recycle and Re-use this Christmas:
If you fancy being extra creative at this time of year why not try upcycling gifts or remaking items and breathing new life into them, try creating personalised presents to be cherished by another for longer. Here at Organics.com we really encourage buying only items that are recyclable, biodegradable and made to last. Let’s buck the consumer trend this year and think outside the box…. on the subject of wrapping we like to keep waste to a minimum so how about making reusable sacks for all the family that can be initialled and brought out year after year instead of one-use wrapping paper that goes straight in the trash.
Plastic-free Christmas Wrapping:
If you have not got around to thinking about Christmas wrapping this year we recommend getting all your Christmas wrap from naturallywrapt.co.uk their products are eco-friendly, sustainable and biodegradable. We are loving their natural twine and frayed ribbon as well as their recycled Kraft paper, they are a completely plastic-free company we hugely admire.
Sustainable Christmas Gifts – Crafting:
Another eco-friendly option is to save your Christmas cards from last year and re-create gift tags using the front of the card – simply cut out the portion with the picture on it and hole punch it in the top corner then thread some cotton or last year’s ribbon through and voila a recycled Christmas card! Crafting and upcycling in this way is fun for all the family and much better for the environment so get creative, put on some festive tunes and invite the whole family to get involved with recycling last year’s cards and wrapping up presents this way – the adults will love it just as much as the kids!
Whatever you are up to this holiday season, we hope you found this eco-friendly gift guide inspiring and that you have a well-deserved break with family and friends. Enjoy!