Give gifts that green your loved ones’ lifestyles!

It’s time to seek fresh inspiration for what to buy for our nearest and dearest, while conscious that we don’t need more tat cluttering our homes – and ultimately littering our environment!

If Christmas must be commercial, at least let us purchase progressively! You can make their lives greener, thanks to these challenger brands producing practical, sustainable, smile-o-genic gifts.

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Green Your Eats

Kitchen Utensils and more from Bermondsey Bits, Earth Hero and Protect the Planet.
Inexpensive, ethical kitchen gift ideas from Wearth London here.

Cleaner Cleaning

Kitchen/bathroom/laundry liquids from GreenScents offer ideal presents – especially for Secret Santa or stocking fillers – with their Mini Collection; giving you their full range!

Waterliberty reusable towels offer a great way to avoid paper waste.

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Wrap Up Plastic Habits

Reusable food wraps from Beeswax Wraps or Etee reduce plastic by cutting out clingfilm.

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DIY Projects

If social distancing continues, 2021 is the ideal ime for nw hobbies and knowledge. These project kits will make you friends wiser – and greener!

Solar and Wind Power Supply Self-Build

This packs guides the creation of a zero carbon electricity supply that will reduce energy bills.

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Electric Bike Self-Build

Boost a bike fanatic’s passion, or get skeptics into the saddle with a guide to building a high-speed electric bike and stay ahead of the cycling trend!

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House Self-Build

Know an aspirational homeowner with an appetite for big achievements in 2020? Put them on the path to owning property at a low cost with this tried and tested guide to building the “Tiny House” {below}, or a Container Home {packshot, above} from shipping containers!

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Get Cleaner in the Bathroom

Friendly Soap, The All Natural Soap Co and Lush produce beauty products, well, beautifully. More pampering presents from The Organic PharmacySpirit of Nature.

Cosy CandlesCandles add to a home’s hygge (and CO2 emissions, but only very slightly!)

Browse The Botanical Candle Co or Handmade Candle Co.

That Old-School Christmas Classic

If smellies were a cliché… well, you wouldn’t have read this far. Socks may be cheesy, but Thought make them fun. It really is the thought that counts.

Don’t forget the dog!

HEVEA take canine accessories beyond plastic…

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More ideas

Pela’s biogradeable phone cases make great stocking fillers and help you show your relatives it’s possible to combine fun and consumer reponsibility.

Plastic-free gifts from Authentic House, Yours Sustainably, The Wise House, Conscious Life and Style, The Kind Co, Eco Friendly Shop, Content, Green Outlook and a variety of ideas from Protect The Planet.

design_manual_tn[1]How to Give Up Plastic is an inspiring read to get going with a greener lifestyle.
The Solar Power Design Manual gets the more committed reader living greener.

Get in touch via Twitter to add further pointers to this list!

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Polly Lappin

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