The Best Ethical Gifts for Christmas

Here at Valley Mist we have created the following guide in order to help you find the best ethical Christmas gifts for all of your family and friends. Below you will find a Top 10 list of some of our favourite companies and their products created by UK artisans, conscious creators and friends, which we hope will be useful to you over the coming months!

Christmas Gift Guide – Top 10 Ethical Companies

1. Seafoam Jewellery

The best ethical gifts for those who like something pretty and sparkly…

Rachel lives in East London with her family where she creates the most beautiful jewellery inspired by the Ancient Greek goddess Aphrodite and created using 24ct gold leaf and sea glass that she personally collects from the Cornish coast. Rachel’s mission for Seafoam Jewellery is not only beautiful pieces to bring out your inner goddess but also sustainability. More information on the actions that she undertakes to make her business sustainable can be found on her website, but you can rest assured knowing that the sealant used to coat the jewellery is eco-friendly and BPA-free and her packaging is made from recycled and recyclable materials and water-based inks.

Seafoam Jewellery’s Gorgeous Pendants

2. The Isle of Wight Distillery

A gift for those who enjoy a celebratory drink…

The Isle of Wight Distillery focuses on creating spirits inspired by the coast that also help to protect and preserve it for future generations. They are currently working with a number of local charities to help preserve the coastlines, including the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust who they have partnered with to restore the seagrass meadows (plants that are amazingly effective at storing carbon) in the water between the of Isle of Wight and mainland Britain. Additionally, all of their spirits are stored in eco-friendly bottles that are so beautiful you will want to reuse them forever!

The Isle of Wight Mermaid Gin

3. Pentire

And for those who prefer a non-alcoholic Christmas tipple…

Pentire’s non-alcoholic spirits are not only delicious but channel the power of plants to create a drinking experience that celebrates the great outdoors and also contain many amazing nutritional benefits. Their ingredients are sourced responsibly, using Fair Trade and Organically Certified ingredients where possible, and all of their packaging is completely plastic-free, with carbon off-set delivery, making their spirits some of the best ethical gifts on my Christmas shopping list this year!

Pentire’s Adrift non-alcoholic spirit

4. Morvoren Collective

The best ethical gifts for those endlessly dreaming of summer…

Morvoren Collective is a new swimwear company, creating sustainable swimwear for women, by women. Morvoren create stunning, quality swimwear that is designed to last from a material that is created out of waste such as discarded fishing nets. They produce low quantities of product at a time in order to reduce waste and this is done in a small female run factory in the UK in order to minimise carbon footprint.

Morvoren Collective’s Sirena Surf Suit

5. Elizabeth Scarlett

Christmas gifts for the interior designers…

Elizabeth Scarlett creates a range of luxury designs from make-up bags, to cushions and bedding that are beautifully embroidered and appliqued with Elizabeth’s stunning designs. Elizabeth Scarlett’s aim is to help protect keystone species, from elephants to turtles, in order to maintain balance and biodiversity in the natural environment.

Elizabeth Scarlett’s Constellation Wash Bag

6. Roam Slow Studio

The best ethical Christmas gifts for the art lovers…

Stephanie at Roam Slow Studio creates wonderful beachy style prints inspired by her travels and life-on-wheels on the Cornish coast. All of these prints are printed on natural, recycled paper with vegetable-based inks and packaged in compostable and recyclable packaging.

Roam Slow Studio’s Desert Dunes Print

6. Turquoize Strawberry Designs

Ethical gifts for the little ones

Sophie’s gorgeous little company creates wonderful designs on ethical and sustainable children’s clothing. These gorgeous designs range from strawberries to giraffes, enabling you to find a design that your little one will adore.

Turquoize Strawberry Designs’ Adorable Strawberry Design

7. Seedball

Ethical gifts for the green-fingered…

Seedball is a wonderful company that creates exactly what it says on the tin… a seed ball! The idea behind this gift is to create an easier way for people to grow native wildflowers in their garden and is a fun activity for everyone in the family to get involved with. Seedball presents a fun and easy way to plant wildflowers and is an excellent opportunity to educate younger generations on the importance of wildlife and biodiversity, from bees to butterflies.

Seedball’s Artist’s Meadow Seedball

8. The Quiet Site

The best gifts for those who prefer experiences to objects…

Have a loved one who prefers to receive gifts that allow them to get out and create wonderful memories? No problem, these can often be some of the best ethical gifts! The Quiet Site is a carbon-neutral gorgeous holiday park in the Lake District and has won several awards for sustainability and eco-consciousness. They have a range of accommodations from luxury cottages to camping pods, that provide you with the perfect base from which to explore the wonders that the Lake District has to offer. If you know someone who would love this place, but would be nervous to book particular dates for their adventure then it is also possible to purchase a Quiet Site Gift Voucher on the website.

The area surrounding the Quiet Site, at sunrise

9. Good to Bee

For the everyday eco-conscious…

Adopting a sustainable and eco-conscious lifestyle can be expensive and so, sometimes the best gifts can be the simple, everyday things that can help make our everyday lives more eco-friendly. Good to Bee create a range of ‘Eco Essentials’ to help transform the day-to-day, including beeswax wraps (a great alternative for clingfilm!), organic dish cloths, un-paper towels and much more. Perhaps you could even put together a whole range of products to create your own personalised eco-living hamper!

Good to Bee’s Beeswax Wraps

10. Valley Mist

And finally, the best ethical gifts for skincare and wellness lovers…

Of course, here at Valley Mist we also stock a range of gift boxes including some of our best-selling eco-friendly products. We have something for everyone with of men’s skincare range, our mother and baby range, our customer-favourite lip balms, our candles, and much more.

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