On the hunt for sustainable gifts under £20 for friends and family? We’ve got you covered. Whether you’re looking for birthday presents, or Christmas gift ideas and stocking fillers, finding eco-friendly gifts can be tricky. Especially if you’re on a budget! We’ve rounded up a 10 fantastic gift ideas from sustainable businesses.
Sustainable wearable gifts
Okay, we might be biased, but our Newt scrunchies are the perfect present for the colour and pattern-loving people in your life. Our scrunchies are made from 100% recycled plastic fabric off-cuts, and the gorgeous colours are created using non-toxic inks. They’re silky soft, and they will definitely become an everyday staple for any lucky gift-receiver in your life! Our Zesty print one has been a fan favourite, and even featured in Vogue and Elle.
Headbands have been a staple of fashion throughout the decades. This iconic hair accessory adds a fun and practical twist to any look. Keeping your hair out of your face, upping your style, and giving you a bold boost - we LOVE a headband any old day of the week. Our twist knot headbands are sustainable, made from 100% recycled plastic, and are silky soft - not to mention, always bright and colourful! Get your hands on one of our eco friendly headbands here.
Masks haven’t gone anywhere just yet, so we’re still including them as a fab sustainable gift option. Just like our headbands and scrunchies, our masks are made from fabric off-cuts to make sure we limit waste at every turn. Described by customers as the “Best masks our there” and “comfortable and stylish!”, our four-layer masks are even reversible. So, really, it’s a two-in-one gift and an ideal sustainable stocking-filler!
All Earth Mineral Cosmetics put the welfare of animals and the environment first, alongside skin health. Their mineral blushes come in two lovely radiant tones, a subtle glowy pink or a natural matt peach. These blushes make for the perfect sustainable gift, they can be used for eyeshadow as well, perfect for anyone on-the-go and looking to simplify their makeup routine.
Are you looking for natural, vegan, and plastic-free body care products? BUFF create the most gorgeous aromatherapy blends, handcrafted in Devon. As lovers of all things natural, particularly the sea, BUFF are making cruelty free body products that connect you with your emotional and physical selves. Give their gorgeous products to someone who values a moment of intentional connection with themselves every day.
We love UpCircle’s mission to leave the world better than how they found it by transforming ingredients that would normally be discarded. Their natural, organic beauty products are good for you, and for the planet. An absolute win-win! Their eye cream made with coffee oil from repurposed coffee grounds and repurposed maple bark extract is completely natural, made in the UK, and a winner of a gift to rejuvenate tired under-eye skin!
For the Summer-and-surf lovers in your life, Kukena create sustainable products handmade by a small family of surfers in north Cornwall. Each item is ethically sourced, vegan and natural. Their ethos is incredible, and their candles are gorgeous. Their coconut candles have a 40+ hour burn time, scented with plant fragrances, and the bowls are fully biodegradable but also super durable! So after your friend has burned their candle, they can enjoy their coconut bowl for years to come.
Agnes LDN have a beautiful story about how their brand came to be, all born from a passion for moving towards a plastic-free life and some leftover scraps from a fashion degree. Sustainability is the core of their brand, and everything is handmade with materials they’ve carefully chosen for ethical and eco-friendly reasons. Their cotton bento bags are the perfect alternative to single-use sandwich bags, and would be perfect to wrap any other eco-friendly gifts in.
Most of us own a t-light holder or two, but do you own one that looks as incredible as this? The Derwala Square T-Light holder is a striking piece of decor for those who love something a bit different. Modern with a gorgeous antique colour, it combines the best of both worlds, just as Nkuku do with all of their designs. Their goal is to support and work with artisans around the world, with a particular focus on handmade techniques and traditional skills, while considering their impact on the environment.
We hope this mini-guide has provided you with a variety of sustainable gift options for your eco-conscious friends and family. We’re sure excited to be able to shop more sustainably and consciously than ever this year, through local creators, sustainable brands, and ethical designers, there are more incredible sustainable products for every aesthetic and person out there! Take a look at our blog for more eco-friendly gift guides and be sure to follow us on Instagram where we share our latest products and other sustainable gift ideas from other ethical brands.
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