The Ultimate Sustainable Gift Guide – All you need this Christmas!
23rd November 2023
The Ultimate Sustainable Gift Guide – All you need this Christmas!
Welcome to our 2023 Ultimate Sustainable Christmas Gift Guide!
Sit back, relax and enjoy reading through our tips and pointers on the best sustainable, environmentally responsible and climate-friendly products. We love each and every one of the gifts mentioned here, and we’re pretty sure you will too! All of the gifts in this handy guide come from small businesses, so you’ll be championing them as well as helping spread the festive cheer this year.
Struggling to think of gifts for your nearest and dearest this year?
Worry not, our guide to guilt-free gifting is packed full of sustainable gift ideas to suit all ages and all budgets.
Let’s dive in!
SEEDBOM CHILDREN’S BOOK BUNDLES
Excite and inspire the next generation of nature lovers with these brilliant book bundles. We’ve got a collection of beautifully illustrated storybooks that pair up with matching Seedboms. Walk through forests with Shrew, meadows with Mia, or hang out in the garden with Finn as they each go on a mini adventure and explore the world around them. Oh, and don’t forget to keep an eye out for any Tiger’s out there hidden away in the garden too! Any of the books in our bundle make the perfect gifts for younger children, instilling a strong message about caring for the world around us and looking after nature wherever we can.
SEEDBOM 4 PACK VARIETIES
Give the gift of nature this year with our nifty 4-pack gift boxes. Choose from 6 different varieties; Birds, Bees and Butterflies; Pollinator Power; Great British Bloomers; Brilliant Botanics; Wildflower Wonders and our Nature Story Seedbom Gift box. Each different gift box contains 4 unique Seedboms, promising to dazzle with a blend of wildflower seeds that are ready and waiting to grow! Like all of our Seedboms, our Gift Boxes are completely plastic free, they’re recyclable, biodegradable and compostable too thanks to a special bio-based ink that we use! Suitable for all ages and abilities, give the gift of nature to your loved ones and help support our pollinators and the planet all in one. Quite the gift really – but then again, we are biased!
Got a foodie to buy for? We’ve got something that will tickle your pickle right here. Check out Aye Pickled, an exciting range of pickled and fermented foods all handmade in Scotland! There are some seriously awesome flavours to choose from; whether it’s their Hot Roots, or juicy Kimchi or even the Pickled Slaw – excite your taste buds and enjoy some handmade produce from a fellow small business. We love the fact that their products all come in glass bottles – with zero plastic!
Och Vegan Soap
Soaps and smellies make a brilliant gift – who doesn’t love the chance to relax and unwind with a hot bath and a bit of self-care? Och Vegan Soap is a Glasgow-based small business, committed to zero waste and environmentally friendly products. Their products are vegan, natural and of course, zero waste and cruelty-free. Using cold process methods to hand make their soap products ensures the natural goodness of the ingredients used give you the ultimate, luxurious experience. Even better – every order you make also gives back to the planet, as Och Vegan Soap will plant a tree somewhere around the world! Plastic free, sustainable gifting has never smelled so good!
Dear Green Coffee
You can’t beat the smell of fresh coffee! It’s the perfect pick-me-up for those cold mornings when you don’t want to get out of bed. Make someone’s day a little brighter with the gift of some seriously good, speciality coffee. Dear Green Coffee, based in Glasgow, is a roastery and supplier of speciality grade coffee. Environmental responsibility and ethical practices are at the heart of their business, motivating everything that they do. From community engagement projects to being an ethical employer, as well as putting the planet first, Dear Green Coffee is an establishment you can trust to deliver an excellent, truly sustainable brew. Check out their ‘Giving Back’ page to read about the incredible projects that they support – and don’t forget about their excellent range of Gifts or Subscription options either!
POTR plant pots
POTR makes what has got to be one of the coolest products around. Imagine getting a fully sustainable plant pot, made with plastic saved from the sea, delivered flatpack through your letterbox! Using innovative design, inspired by origami, POTR has made some truly stunning pieces of art, giving your flowers and plants the best environment to thrive in. Each POTR pot is created with sustainability in mind; making use of recycled materials, sustainable design principles and nifty tricks to keep postage costs and emissions down. We love their design ethos and beautiful simplicity – they’re the perfect addition to any home!
SEEDBOM STOCKING FILLERS
Have you reached the stage where you’ve bought for everyone on your list, but you just feel like getting a few extra small gifts? Well, we’ve got you covered! Individual Seedboms make the perfect small additional gift, top-up gift, stocking filler and affordable gift! These powerful Seedboms come in 14 different varieties, each offering a unique mix of wildflowers that will grow in the Spring and Summer months. No experience required here; just shake them, soak them, throw them and grow them! You’ll be amazed at how fast these can flower and you’ll love the wondrous wildflowers they leave in their wake. Even better, each Seedbom is made from a special biodegradable and compostable material which means they’ll be absorbed by the soil. What’s not to love? The only problem you’ll have is deciding which one to choose!
Bee Hotels – Green & Blue
This one’s for all the nature lovers. We understand that it can be confusing, frustrating and difficult to feel like you’re making a positive environmental impact sometimes. The incredible Green & Blue have come up with a solution that may make that feel a little more achievable… with their Bee Homes! If you’ve never heard of them, bee houses and the award-winning Bee-Brick, are designed specifically for your garden to encourage pollinators by providing safe nesting places. Made in England, using 75% recycled materials from the Cornish China Clay Industry, these innovative pieces come in different shapes, sizes and colours. We love anything that helps out our pollinators, and these bee-friendly gifts really give us the buzz! Gardeners and nature lovers alike will love this quirky, unique gift.
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