20 Ethical (and quirky) Christmas Gifts under £20

UNDER £5

Natural Twig Coloured Pencils

Give a creative gift this Christmas with this set of ten coloured pencils, ethically made in Thailand in the shape of a natural twig.

 

The Cloudy Stars Notebook

Credit: House of Kind UK

Credit: House of Kind UK

This notebook is part of the 'daydreamer' collection and perfect for recording dreams, goals and adventures. Small enough to pop in a handbag so your gift recipient will never miss an idea!

Designed by Nikki Strange, an independent British accessories label based in Hackney. Nikki designs all her prints in her studio, and is inspired by nature and travel; creating her ethereal prints using watercolours, inks and a splash of glitter. Her notebooks are printed using vegetable oil inks onto 100% recycled paper, making them both eco-friendly and sustainable. They're proudly made in the UK, supporting local businesses.

 

Sam Ubhi Ceramic Bead Ring

A beautiful handmade brass ring with teal ceramic bead detail. Made by Bombolulu, Fair Trade social business in Kenya that creates beautiful handmade jewellery. Bombolulu provides opportunities for people who have physical disabilities.

Credit: People Tree UK

Credit: People Tree UK

 

 

 

 

Enamel Ring

A gorgeous enamel ring made  by TARA, a Fair Trade group working with artisans in India. TARA makes a collection of delicate, beautiful jewellery and crafts for People Tree. Available now for just £3.96 in the People Tree sale!

 

 

 

 

 

Cartwright & Butler Cola Cubes Hard Boiled Sweets

Free from gluten, wheat, soya, palm oil, GM ingredients, artificial flavours, artificial colours and artificial preservatives and made in the UK. Give the gift of reliving their childhood with this sweetie classic from Cartwright & Butler.

 

UNDER £10

Recycled Brass Elephant Bookmark

If they're a bookworm this lovingly handmade, recycled brass bookmark with an adorable elephant is the perfect addition to the stack of books they've requsted.

 

Credit: Ethical Market

Credit: Ethical Market

Pineapple Print Eco-friendly Cotton Socks

Made by MAiK London these socks of socks are fairly made, chemical free and printed using eco-friendly inks. Who wouldn’t want to jazz up their life with a pair of pineapple socks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waterfall Bead Earrings in Peach

Handmade peach waterfall earrings in brass. Glass bead and natural stone detail. Made by TARA, a FairTrade group working with artisans in India. TARA makes a collection of delicate, beautiful jewellery and crafts for People Tree.

 

Cactus Plant Pot Covers

These mini crochet plant pot covers are a perfect complement to mini cactus plants. We defy you to find anyone who doesn’t love a mini cactus! Handmade in Hackney, London

Credit: Secrets of Green

Credit: Secrets of Green

Bamboo Face Cloth In Hemp Bag

Pamper a loved one this Christmas with these luxuriously soft bamboo face cloths. Made from 70% bamboo and 30% cotton, bamboo fibre is naturally anti-bacterial and it’s also one of the most eco materials on the planet.

 

Breu Resin Incense

Give the gift of good energy this Christmas with this Blue Resin chunky incense from the Eco Yoga Boutique. Extracted from the Almacega tree of the Amazon rainforest, Breu Resin is used in healing rituals to ward off dark spirits and invite good energy. Chacrona & Jagube is used in the sacred Ayuahuasca ceremonies and is usually offered back to the soil, but has been humbly traded for use in this incense.

 

 

 

UNDER £20 

Double Hexagon Necklace from A Weathered Penny

Simple geometrical contrast hexagons define this delicate necklace suspended on a sterling silver plated chain. Ethically made in North London.

 

Credit: Trouva

Credit: Trouva

Quail Ceramics Hand Painted Zebra Jug

This quirky hand painted zebra jug is a fun addition to the table or would equally be a great decorative piece for any zebra loving individual. Handmade in London.

 

Peace Stripe T-Shirt

This bestselling Breton from People Tree has been reinvented this season with the addition of a small but powerful peace emblem. Crafted from the softest organic cotton, this t-shirt is perfect for her.

Credit: The Maker Place

Credit: The Maker Place

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stoneware Tea Bowl

Give the gift of a good cuppa this Christmas! Part of Clod and Pebble’s range of tea bowls made on the kick wheel from buff stoneware clay.

It features a white glaze which has been poured and dipped carefully on each piece. The glaze is made by Chris of Clod and Pebble himself and has a beautiful quality where the iron in the clay causes speckles in the glaze, adding to the rustic character of each bowl.

Perfect for tea or even something stronger. Did someone say whisky tumbler?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chunky Knit Scarf

Help a friend wrap up warm this Christmas with this hand knitted scarf in 100% wool from People Tree. Knitted by artisans in Nepal who work for KTS. KTS is an educational and vocational training centre based in Kathmandu, Nepal, employing over 2,000 artisans who produce a collection of hand knitted and embroidered cardigans, jumpers, hats, gloves and scarves for People Tree. Artisans are mostly women who work part time for People Tree and can look after their children at the same time.

 

Credit: Secrets of Green

Credit: Secrets of Green

Geo Hanging Planter

These geo design hanging planters are a gorgeous addition to any home. Ideal where surface space is tight where you can instead hang your plants, which make a great statement feature. These make perfect gifts and look great with succulents and cactus plants. Handmade in Hackney, London.

 

Wax + Wick Candle

Contributing to the circular economy and minimising waste by creating their candles from repurposed wine bottles, Wax + Wick candles are the perfect gift for him or her. Candles, are ethically sourced, vegan friendly and paraffin and phthalate free.

 

Potted Cacti Trio Wall Hanging

This adorable wall hanging adorned with cacti is the perfect gift for any cacti lover. Hand embroidered on 100% organic, unbleached cotton in Yorskshire with much love, by two sisters, this is the perfect quirky gift for those looking to avoid candles and smellies.

 

 

Credit: Sanchos Dress

Credit: Sanchos Dress

The D bangle

A D shaped brass bracelet from super cool eco- boutique Sancho’s Dress, made in the UK with recycled brass. Perfect for your pals with a penchant for minimalist chic.

 

Wondering what to wrap it all in? Try this recycled wrapping paper from Ethical Superstore. Their festive bauble print gift wrap is made in the UK using 100% recycled materials. The paper is made from post-consumer waste unbleached pulp and printed with recyclable inks as well as being fully recyclable. The manufacturer donates 5% of profits to charity.

 

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