The 10 Best Sustainable Gifts
Words By Alice Florence Orr
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Wall art to sustainable sneakers, these are ethical gifts for any friend or occasion
“Green” gifting is trending — for good reason. With climate issues in the news, sustainability has become an important factor in many people’s purchase decisions. Do you have that friend who went vegan in January or who forgoes fast fashion in favour of conscious brands? It can be tricky to pick the perfect present — but don’t worry, ethical gifting can still be special and accessible.
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The Perfect Home Scent
Why look anywhere else when you can choose a candle made locally in the UK? These hand-poured scents are inspired by the slower, sensual moments in life. If they can’t burn a flame indoors, give the gift of zen with a minimalist Japanese diffuser, using only 100% essential oils.
The Ethical Leather Wallet
“Eco-friendly” and “luxurious” need not be antonyms. A hand-made leather wallet is the perfect gift for a young professional, and what better place to source one from than an artisan workshop in Europe? These pieces are made to last.
The Sustainable Suede Sneaker
A white sneaker might be the classic, but don’t overlook an ethically crafted suede trainer when looking for a gift for the snappy dresser in your life. Sustainable sneakers are trending and we can’t get enough of European-made brands like Belledonne and Ascot x Charlie.
The “First Home” Gift
So they just bought their first home. It’s a big milestone. Give them an ethical gift that they’ll cherish for years. Here are some ideas that are both fabulous and functional, from a handmade throw to lead-free glasses to cheers their future.
The Ethical Romantic Gift
Discover a present with true meaning by choosing a piece crafted by real artisans in Europe. These romantic gifts are made with care and given with love.
The “Has Everything” Gift
Truly stuck? These “wow” gifts are guaranteed to make an impression without sacrificing your ethical values. From skateboard art to neon lighting, who said sustainable luxury was boring?