They say Christmas is the most wonderful time of year...that is if you are a Type A personality that starts prepping in March and buys wrapping paper when it’s reduced in the January sales. If that’s not you, don’t worry - you’re not alone.
Christmas can be very stressful, especially when you have no idea where to start when it comes to holiday gifting. Here at Proverb, we have taken away that stress and brought you our favourite eco-friendly Christmas gifts that suit all members of the family and they are guaranteed to love them. Take a look at our sustainable Christmas gift guide:
BAM Bamboo Activewear
First on our list of eco-friendly Christmas gifts is Bam’s bamboo fibre activewear: the perfect fitness gift for gym junkies who want to flex their eco-friendly muscles while they work out. Bam also offsets the full carbon footprint of its clothes and aims to reduce its carbon footprint to zero by 2030. Now that is a win-win!
Looking for more sustainable ethical UK clothing brands? Check out this blog post by Ecothes for inspiration.
Recycled Wine Bottle Platter
Wanting to purchase a truly one of a kind gift that any lover of hors d'oeuvres will be gushing over? Uncommon Goods sell platter boards that are made from recycled bottles and paired with cork topped spreaders. At least you know that the Boxing Day dinner won’t be the only recycled aspect, the display boards will be too!
La Pochette Gym Bag
A Proverb favourite in the gym is a La Pochette sweat bag, perfect for keeping your Proverb natural deodorant and facial products in. Plus, they use sustainable materials with antimicrobial technology, helping your clothes smell fresh all day!
Chilly’s Water Bottle
Chilly's is one of the sleekest water bottles on the market and a perfect stocking filler for yourself or a loved one. You can also personalise the water bottle with someone’s name or initials: we highly recommend it if you are a notorious last-minute gift-giver since it shows an extra touch of care. And by purchasing one you are helping to remove ocean plastic. We’ll take 5!
Men are always the hardest to shop for, there is only so many pairs of socks you can buy someone! A Patagonia sweatshirt may be your answer. For many years now they have been committed to only using organic cotton and this season (2021) 64% of their fabrics are made with recycled materials such as plastic bottles and cotton scrap. This uses 95% less water and produces 53% less CO2 compared to a conventional cotton sweatshirt. That’s another eco-friendly gift ticked off the list.
Bird + Wolf Jacket
If you’re wondering what to get a fashion-conscious loved one, look no further. The Bird + Wolf Green Camo Jacket is the perfect gift. Using genuine ex-army apparel, it is next-level in terms of sustainability. You can also have their jackets personalised with the wording of your choice, or you can choose from their awesome apparel with slogans already on them.
Socks That Plant Trees
Calling all Dads, brothers, boyfriends, husbands and everything in between… You didn’t think we wouldn’t include a classic pair of socks in this, did you? Not only are these socks made with organic cotton, but they also go towards an awesome environmental cause - buying a pair will give $1 (this is enough to plant 10 trees) to a non-profit called Trees for the future. So, if anyone gives you grief about giving them socks for the third Christmas in a row, you have the sustainability team on your side.
There is a high possibility that you have come across these trainers while you are walking down the street with their distinctive “V” signature. Otherwise, you probably met them in department stores or on your daily scroll on Instagram. Veja trainers are a great eco-friendly Christmas gift made from vegan leather, recycled polyester and organic cotton - these trainers have the premium quality to last while knowing that they are sustainable. Available in men’s, women’s and kids sizes too.
Pinks Boutique Bamboo Reusable Cotton Pads
The last addition to our sustainable Christmas gift guide comes from our sister brand, Pinks Boutique. They have the perfect stocking filler for any beauty lover: 10 large velvety soft cotton pad rounds to use with cleansers, makeup removers and toners for only £12.95. Simply put them in the washing machine and use them again, saving all the single-use cotton pads that end up landfill or ocean-bound.
There you have it, the 9 best eco-friendly Christmas gifts to offer this holiday season. Did we miss any others? Then let us know and tag us (@ProverbSkin) on all your eco-conscious Christmas posts. Happy holidays!