Wahooo it’s nearly Christmas! Such an exciting and happy time of year, but if we’re not careful it’s also a time of year which can have a hugely negative impact on the environment and our health too! To help navigate those last-minute Christmas gifts and stop the temptation to panic buy unsustainable products, below is a round up of some of our favourite sustainable presents for the whole family. What’s more, we’re offering free gift wrapping (using our recycled paper and natural string ribbons) on any gifts bought this December.
Use code ECOWRAP at checkout.
These organic teething rings are the perfect fit for little hands to clasp and give great comfort to sore gums. Made from only natural materials, they’re plastic-free and safe for babies and planet.
This wooden play gym makes the perfect Christmas gift, providing hours of stimulated fun or pure chill for newborns for months to come
Our kids are obsessed with these soft loveable animals! Designed to stimulate babies’ senses, the contrasting colours, rattle and crinkle noises and interesting shapes to explore will keep your babies entertained for hours. And they can be attached to buggies and chairs for when you’re on the go too.
This has got to be up there with the top favourite toys for our kids. It helps to build your baby’s confidence and balance and will be loved for many years, being filled up with all sorts of things to be transported around the house! And the stacking bricks are great for their building skills. This is just one of many eco and plastic-free kids products available at Shop PomPom.
These bodysuits are adorable! With simple designs and the fact that they’re 100% organic cotton. Plus they’re unisex so they can be passed on to siblings and friends for added sustainability.
Let’s face it, painting toddlers get MESSY! So you don’t need the added worry of potentially toxic paints getting on their skin or in their mouths. Let your kids creativity run loose with these all natural powder form paints. Easy to clean and kind on skin. Just mix with water.
Make sure everyone in the house is in fine fettle with this Doctor’s set from Kids Concept. The wooden instruments have a lovely traditional feel and will encourage their imagination and creativity. Just prepare for a lot of lying on the couch pretending to be ill.
FINALLY our anti-plastic household can enjoy some fun connecting building blocks now we’ve discovered these. The bio-based material is petroleum-free and uses a circular flow in the raw materials used. They have lots of sets available on their website.
If you’re buying for a minimalist who prefers a neutral colour pallet, these wooden blocks are for you. They’ll help children to explore their creativity with modern, sustainable style.
These non-toxic play mats make a great place space for toddlers and kids with hours of entertainment and fun. Easy to clean, naturally non-slip and super light and transportable. With simple and unique designs, they’ll look great in your house too!
Green Toys once again lead the way in designing fantastic eco alternatives to ‘virgin plastic’ toys. They make everything using recycled milk bottles and only the safest, non-toxic dyes. This eco flying disk is a great way to get your kids outdoors and active.
We’d be lost without our Huski lunchboxes! They are so exciting for kids with the separate compartments and a little plate, and even our 18 month old can open / close it on her own. Made using waste rice husks, these make great environmentally friendly lunchboxes for kids for school, picnics or in the car.
Be creative without all the plastic! This is a perfect present for those that love to design and accessorise. Kids will love wearing these wooden beaded bracelets with their favourite outfits, gifting to friends, or a making them at a party (when parties are back on!). Each box contains enough to make 10 bracelets.
Love Kinder Eggs but can’t justify the cheap disposable plastic overload? Chocolate lovers rejoice! A guilt-free box of delicious goodies and fun, biodegradable 3D puzzles and facts cards. Dairy, nuts, gluten, soy and plastic-free. Yes please!
The perfect gift for kids to have their own chill space in their bedroom or playroom. Turns from a bed into a chair in less than 20 seconds! A great space for kids to read, relax or even make a den out of. Perfect for taking on sleepovers or UK staycations.
Mothers-to-be/ New Mothers
We’re loving the really simple, unique designs of Bluebell Lane Jewellery. Each piece is made using recycled materials. Treat someone special to a lovely, timeless classic that is perfect for everyday wear.
How did mothers get through pregnancy and breastfeeding before this delicious alcohol-free spirt was invented?! This is the perfect gift for new and expectant mothers who don’t want to be left out come cocktail hour. They now come in a variety of flavours to suit any mood / season.
Over 360 million candles are burned each year in the UK, but what happens to all the empty candle pots? Pott candles have created a refillable and reusable candle pot lovingly handcrafted by a skilled artisan. All of their candles are made using natural wax with 100% natural essential oils and sustainable fragrance oils.
Our new go-to trouser for every day comfort. These are a ‘what-did-I-used-to-wear-before’ item that will become a stable in every wardrobe. They make a great gift for new mothers as they’re high-waisted and stretchy. Made with a unique blend of bamboo and cotton, they’re super soft and comfy.
The ultimate in stay at home luxury! We’re SO excited about these super cosy and very beautiful robes. They’re available in two unisex designs, and make the perfect gift for men or ladies.
Get your man into more sustainable habits with our favourite on-the-go coffee cup. Made using a unique formula of waste rice husks and a non-toxic binding agent. A layer of insulation keeps drinks warmer for lunger and the leak-proof lid and non-slip base are great for using alongside busy family life.
A staple on every Christmas list! These soft bamboo socks are so stretchy and comfy and more sustainable than conventional cotton socks. Also available in exclusive Christmas designs.
Who wouldn’t love a bottle of high quality, super delicious climate positive Vodka for Christmas. For every bottle sold, a tree is planted.
Super stylish, cosy, at-home luxury anyone? These soft, 100% organic robes make an ideal gift for husbands. They’re great for snuggling up on the sofa or long lazy weekend mornings.
Gift wrapping + Crackers
Is anyone else feeling increasingly conscious about the wrapping paper they use? Christmas can be a time of huge waste. So we were so excited to discover this range of high-quality, recycled and recyclable wrapping paper with non-toxic inks.
Enjoy all the fun of Christmas without the environmental guilt. These fantastic eco-friendly Christmas crackers come in recyclable packaging and have plastic-free goodies inside!