Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love Christmas, and buying gifts is one of my absolute favourite things to do, so I had a lot of fun creating these, I really hope you find a perfect gift for someone in these guides.
I found so many incredible things, I decided to split the guide up into a series, so you can expect one every day this week.
Starting with another of my favourite things... Food! So if you have food and drink lovers to buy for, I've lined up some great eco alternatives.
These brownies would be amazing for anyone with a sweet tooth, a range of flavours, they can be posted directly to the recipient and are made using sustainable, organic and free range ingredients, sourced as locally as possible and packaged in recyclable and compostable packaging.
I'm not all about a a sweet tooth though, how about some DIY gifts, I love anything like this, where it creates a memory of the process.
You cannot beat the smell of freshly baked bread, and Traidcraft have a great selection of bake your own bread bags. Whats more, these are packaged at Ukama Holdings, who provide on-going training, mentorship and support to black-owned micro-enterprises. The distinctive calico bags have been handsewn by South African charity, Deaf Hands at Work, adding an extra personal touch.
Not into baking? How about something you can grow... I find these mushroom kits fascinating, both educational and delicious, what's not to love?
If you do decide to go down this route, just check the delivery dates and maybe save some space in the fridge.
Whilst we are talking about growth, these regrow kits for herbs and vegetables from Brabantia are a great idea. Anything that extends the shelf life of produce, or indeed gives it a whole new lease of life is a winner in my book, plus they look great!
The perfect partner to any food is drinks...
Starting off with a coffee of course, I met Kate, the face behind Perkulatte at an Etsy Made Local, safe to say I was hooked, and it wouldn't be Christmas in our house without a coffee advent calendar for my self proclaimed coffee snob husband! The subscriptions are a perfect gift that keeps on giving.
If you're not into coffee, how about a nice calming cup of tea, another Kate from Time For Me Teas, has the most wonderful variety of loose leaf teas available, I'm personally a huge fan of her rainbow tea which changes colour just like magic with a squeeze of lemon juice.
One of the best eco switches you can make is to use a reusable coffee cup, and these Huski cups are a great solution, using rice husks. A surplus material for the biggest crop in the world. Not only that, but these are absolutely gorgeous, I'll take a peach one please!
I also think these would make a great gift for teachers, nurses and all our much valued key workers , because lets face it, they need ALL the coffee!
Then again maybe its something a little stronger you're after, and after all lets face it, it is the festive season, so how about a Vegan Winemaking Kit?
Finally, we have a golden rule in our house, and that is 'we don't waste food', its true, we store and save everything in our home, and we haven't used cling film in years, instead we use a selection of old pots, or beeswax wraps which are the perfect solution, you can find lots of indie makers selling these, but how fun would it be to create your own, and these kits by Make Do and Trend and perfect, not only do they look great, they also have everything you need packaged up beautifully.
I really hope this list has helped you with your gift buying, please drop me a comment below to let me know if this inspired you in any way, I'll be back tomorrow, this time with ideas for kids.
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Thanks for reading,