Sustainable Christmas gift ideas

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Stuck on ideas for Christmas presents? Don't worry, we've got you covered with 10 of our favourite eco-friendly gifts this year. (All images from unsplash not the companies listed). 

Zero waste cosmetics

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This 100% natural, cruelty free Caro’s Creams cosmetics set contains four products. There’s a Chamomile Calendula Bath Bomb, Jasmine Facial Serum, Raw Cocoa Lip Balm and an Argan Chamomile Face Cream. All the packaging is completely recyclable, leaving zero waste. This product will leave someone feeling soothed and pampered and it will make them feel even better that they’re being equally kind to the environment. The set is £17.00 and is available from here.

Scenterella's Candles

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This local business has a range of vegan-friendly soy candles for sale, some of these being the infamous ‘body’ candles and others in a range of scents. Every single candle is hand-poured into recycled glass jars, also using eco-friendly wicks. They also encourage re-using the jar for the product, if you’re within three miles they will come and pick it up, wash it and use it for another candle- (you’ll also receive £1 off your next purchase). This shop currently has a stall at the Christmas Market in Bournemouth Town Centre, so make sure to go and check out the candles in person! Prices of candles range from £7.99 to £12.99 and are available from here.

Sea Change Provence Wine

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When you purchase a bottle of this mouth- watering Rosé, you are helping to contribute to the funding for the Marine Turtle Rescue Centre in Baa Atoll, Maldives. The rescue centre uses the money to provide medical treatment for injured turtles around The Maldives. Also, Sea Change have partnered with the award-winning winemaking team of Château Pigoudet; therefore, providing an excellent, light and fruity taste. It’s such an easy gift for Christmas time and additionally has such a positive impact on the environment! This bottle is £16.99 and available from here.

Reusable coffee cups

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This reusable cup from John Lewis is 100% leakproof and is made from single use paper cups. The contents of your drink can be kept cold or hot for up to 90 minutes and is available in two colours. This eco-friendly cup is designed for up to 10 years of use and also, you’re able to drink from the cup at any angle, with 360-degree abilities. Reusable cups are starting to be encouraged a lot more in coffee shops, to the point where drinks are cheaper when you bring in your own cup. You get to have your own cup and designs and money off, what’s not to love! The price of this cup is £12.00 and is available from here

Recycled bags

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The brand Kind Bag produce reusable recycled bags in the sizes Small, Medium and Extra Large. There’s such a wide variety of colours and patterns to choose from. All bags are made from six recycled plastic bottles, they aim to save all the plastic bottles that would be going into the ocean. Also, reusable/tote bags are definitely coming back into fashion, so why not keep up with trends and help your environment at the same time. Small bags- £8, medium bags- £10, extra large bags- £15 available from here

Make your own scrunchie kit.

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In this kit you get to make two eco scrunchies that are biodegradable and plastic free. No sewing machine is needed so this gift is perfect for anyone and everyone. You are provided with organic cotton and plant-based rubber elastic and get to have your own handmade scrunchie. The price is £13.99 and available from here

Eco phone case

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Wild Case’s eco-friendly phone cases are 100% compostable and are made out of biodegradable bioplastic and a bamboo fibre. There are so many floral and delicate designs to choose from, made from water-based inks. This cover also protects the phone from up to a five-foot drop and is shock absorbent. The price of the cases are £19 each and are available from here.

Bamboo socks

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These handmade socks are eco-friendly and made from bamboo, providing lots of comfort and warmth for you this winter season. For every pair of socks the company sells, they give a pair away to a homeless person for free. It’s the perfect gift that suits both men and women. The price of the socks are £6.99 and they’re available from: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/885819930/warm-winter-eco-friendly-bamboo-socks?ref=related-1&frs=1 

Plant a tree mug

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Whenever you buy one of these handmade mugs, you help to plant a tree with One Tree Planted It’s a lovely way to enjoy your cup of tea or coffee, knowing that you’re giving back to the environment. The price is £14.99 and is available from here.

Sustainable hairbrushes

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The hairbrush is made from natural rubber and locally grown beechwood and is fully biodegradable and plastic free. It’s very suitable for thick and curly hair and is a great alternative to using a plastic brush that’ll break easily. The price of the brush is £14.99 and is available from here

Let us know on our instagram if you buy any of these and what you think! @nervenow_bu

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