Sustainable Christmas Gift Guide
Christmas... whether you love or hate it, you definitely can't avoid it and one thing that will always be a burden this time of the year is having to decide what presents to buy your loved ones with very little free time. So to take away some of the pressure we have come up with an impressive sustainable Christmas gift guide that will bring joy to your loved one and not damage our planet.
Why it's Important to Not Buy Presents That Wont be Used
The volume of waste in the UK during the festive period increases by 25-30%, which is driven by the large consumption of gift giving. Gifts impact our environment due to the production, transport and marketing stages requiring materials and energy that use raw material extraction and affect greenhouse gas emissions. Packaging materials, especially at holiday periods consume large amounts of paper and plastic which increases the levels of waste of these non biodegradable materials. Those unwanted gifts end up in landfill which exacerbates the garbage problem.
Books can make a very thoughtful gift, because of how many things they can represent. A book can bring: humour, sentiment, healing and education. It is an especially nice gesture from those who struggle to find the words to express their love for a person. We have put together a collection of books that we love and guarantee for a great read…
Fashion lover? Nothing says I love you like a one off vintage piece. Having to visit several charity shops before finding that one item that they will love is a thoughtful gift in itself. We are certain that your loved one will value the time and effort put into searching for a unique item rather than choosing a product online based on a retailer's gift guide.
Christmas is all about showing your appreciation to those you love and what's better than creating a DIY gift that's personable to them. We think, whether it's a gift you get to use alongside your loved one or a memorable gift for them to always remind them of your best memories, they are guaranteed to love it!
For those who love makeup and all things sustainable we have made it so easy for you to shop for both their needs. Whether it's a secret Santa gift or for your sister or best friend we think Moral fibre has put together a fool proof zero waste and plastic free makeup list for you to shop!
Gifts to fill the stocking
We don't know about you, but our favourite Christmas presents always seem to be the ones that are most useful and most of the time we don't realise we even need it, which makes receiving it as a gift that much better! Therefore we want to round off our 2021 gift guide with our favourite places to find those sustainable goodies for everyday use that we know they will use year in year out