At the time of writing this, Christmas is creeping up. It’s the time of year where summer is a distant memory and although we’re not quite ready to see the selection boxes and tubs of chocolates in the supermarket, they’re there. And we may have eaten one.
Every year I say I am going to get my shopping done early so there is no last minute panic. This year, I mean it. I’ve got a lot of Earth warriors in my friendship circle. These friends have inspired me to think out of the box this Christmas and find eco friendly gifts.
Here at Our Remedy we love to support brands like our own. Ethical, female founded brands that have self care and the environment at their core. At a time when it is more important than ever to support local business and small start ups, I thought I’d take the opportunity to browse eco friendly gifts from independent brands.
Here’s what I’ve found, loved and brought.
Eco friendly gifts
Smudge - reuseable face pads
There are approximately 7.6 billion make up wipes thrown in the landfill each year. That’s a whole lotta waste and one hell of a fat burg that could be avoided with one simple solution. Reusable face pad.
We love Smuge’s sustainable and supersoft make up wipe alternative which is made from beautiful bamboo. They’re really hard wearing. You just simply wash and reuse over and over again.
There are options for pack sizes, including a pack of 3, 7 or 12. There is even a supersoft muslin cloth in their product listings. These could make the perfect eco friendly gift that keeps giving all year long, to both her and the planet.
Shop Smuge and get 20% off with code ‘smudge20’
Tula and Tye - Sustainable loungewear
Who doesn’t love their comfies? This could be the eco friendly gift that would be loved by everyone.
Choose from tees, hoodies, joggers and sweatshirts all of which are sustainability dyed and made from factory offcuts, recycled polyester and ethically produced organic cotton. We love the tye dye tracksuits, especially the Berry. Perfect as we head into those colder months.
When you buy eco friendly gifts from Tula and Tye you also donate to non profit ocean clean up charities as 5% of all their profits head straight there.
Shop Tula and Tye with 10% off using code REMEDY10
Klai Studio creates handmade, unique jewelry and wall hanging decorations from clay. We love the range on offer from Klai Studio, but if we had to pick a collection it would be the animal print, or the autumn, or the gold leaves. Fine, we can’t choose!
If the person you’re buying your eco friendly gifts for likes unique and sustainable jewelry that really jazzes up an outfit, make sure you have a look at the Etsy shop.
Shop Klai Studio with 10% off, use code REMEDY10
Cheshire's Finest Soap
Cruelty free and vegan, zero waste and 100% recyclable. We like the sound of that and I’m guessing your eco friendly friend will too. The handmade products are all sustainably sourced and made from natural ingredients.
You could choose from a selection of products, including artisanal soaps, bath bombs, salt scrubs, body butter bars, lip balms, bath salts, wax melts and candles.
Here is a perfect gift for those in your life who need a little pampering. Don’t we all!
Shop Cheshire’s Finest Soap with 10% off. Use code REMEDY10
Fast fashion is a real issue for the environment and carbon emissions. AZURA is such a fantastic concept and eco friendly gift for her. Treat your friend to a dress hire voucher ready for her next night out or occasion.
This gives you access to so many beautiful outfits, without impacting the environment. Shop with Auzra code REMEDY15 and get 15% off all hires. You might even hire one yourself to look the part over Christmas events.
The Neuvo Edit
Timeless, quality clothes. That’s the secret to combating fast fashion.
Buying your friend clothes that are built to last in terms of style and quality is an investment.
The Neuvo Edit stock high quality clothes that stand the test of time. The eco friendly gift that keeps giving!
Shop Neuvo Edit with 15% off using the code NEUVO15
We couldn’t not mention Our Remedy as an eco friendly gift. If your friend suffers from anxiety, period pains, low mood or PMS, then this oil may be able to help.
Every full priced bottle sold we donate to period poverty charity, Bloody Good Period.
All of our packaging is printed using soy ink and made from recyclable materials. We even offer a plastic free option without the pipette when buying your second bottle.
This could be such a lovely gift for your friend that may help with issues they face daily or monthly. We even do little period pamper boxes which come with a vegan chocolate bar, homemade soap, some organic pads and tampons and a mindfullness colouring page which you can add to your order for just £5.
Shop Our Remedy with 20% off when you use code ecoxmas20