It’s that time of year again, where if you haven’t already, you need to get ordering your Christmas presents! Perhaps you’re looking for ideas or maybe inspiration. Below you’ll find a mixture of gift ideas and special touches for the big day.
Crackers start at £3.50 for adult sizes. You can choose from fun, festive or eco socks. The crackers are made from recycled, recyclable paper. They are tied up with string, not elastic bands and the delivery packaging is also eco-friendly and as small as it can be.
Additionally, you can choose to have names as decoration on the outside and then use them as place settings at the table. What I really like, is that customers are allowed to buy crackers singly rather than being restricted to specific pack numbers. – Sock Crackers
Brushbox are an eco-friendly, cruelty free, bamboo toothbrush company. In addition, they also sell many other tooth-friendly products, read my full review here!
Their aim is to provide a ‘socially responsible service, supplying regular, fresh brushes and pastes without damaging the environment in the process.’ Both adult and children’s brushes are available. You can arrange delivery of new brush/products every two months, This is £4, including delivery (Use code: VOLUBLE15 for 15% off). Alternatively, you can buy a yearly box (6 brushes) which saves you £4. There’s no contract and it can be paused or ended at any time. Products are Certified with Peta as Cruelty-Free & registered with the Vegan Society.
Britain Loves Baking
Britain Loves Baking is a new website providing recipes and ingredients delivered straight to your home. They have a vast range of sweet and savoury bakes and all with free postage! Read all about my experience baking brownies and afternoon tea.
They individually pack and label each ingredient and have clear recipe cards where instructions are easy to follow. So even if you’re a novice like me, they’re fun and easy to use. 10% with my link.
Life Less Ordinary
Life Less Ordinary create personalised jewellery made from the Tagua nut, known as vegetable ivory as it is tough, beautiful yet totally sustainable and cruelty free.
Their signature product is the custom coordinates bracelets. Every personalised coordinate bracelet is as unique as the place it represents, and every seed is totally unique too. No two are the same, plus you can add a hidden message to the back of your coordinate bracelet to make it even more special. Ethical, Fairtrade and cruelty free products are at the heart of this company. They use Fairtrade cotton, the tagua nuts are cruelty-free and the cards written on, can be planted so that something can grow for every bracelet sold! Plus 10% of their net profit each quarter goes to charity. – £19 www.life-less-ordinary.co.uk
FFS Beauty are an award-winning, certified cruelty-free shaving and beauty subscription company. They’re vegan friendly and offer a blade recycling scheme for free! You get a weighted metal razor, with you can engrave for free. I love FFS and have purchased further products to ones I’ve been gifted previously. They now also do razors for men and self tanning products!
Use code: BLG_VOLUBLE for 15% off Christmas gift sets and more!
The Little Green Paper Company
Little Green Paper Shop are a small, woman founded, family run business focused on Eco-Stationary. All of the products are designed and printed in house on a range of exciting papers; Plantable Seed Paper, Reindeer Poo Paper, Elephant Poo Paper and SugarCane Paper. These papers help protect the environment from deforestation, give back to great causes.
SeedPaper cards are infused with wildflower seeds and can be planted after use, with zero waste. They come with a biodegradable wrap and recycled Kraft envelope. The Reindeer Poo cards are made from recycled reindeer dung ‘all the way from the north pole’!
You can feel the quality of these products, they truly are lovely.
The Dark Imp – Coaster Games
Picture this, your guests are waiting for the main course. All of the crackers have been pulled, but the food isn’t quite ready. The Dark Imp have created reusable games on cardboard coasters in a little pack. All are playable with 2+ players.
They’re bright and attractive, with the rules are on one side and the game on the other. They’re plastic free too! I really like the Ice Cream Truck game, which is all about risk taking! – £6.99 The Dark Imp
Developed by a qualified pharmacist, Bunch Skincare produces vegan-friendly, natural and biodegradable products. Where possible, organic ingredients are also used. I like that the products use minimal ingredients, avoiding a never-ending list of additives. The packaging is glass with convenient pump-dispensers, perfect to be reused when empty as flower vases! Products are suitable for both men and women and any skin tone.
The body oil featured is a light and fast-absorbing organic body oil with juniper, mandarin, geranium, and rosemary. With regular use, this organic body oil can help eliminate toxins and pollutants from your body, tone, moisturise, revitalise and nourish your skin. It also aims to improve circulation and tighten the skin, targeting cellulite and stretch marks. – £40
How many of you have purchased a new pair of tweezers because your old ones are blunt? Tweezerfile is the market leader for tools to sharpen tweezers. Not only does this save you the money in the long term, but it’s better for waste and the environment too.
Tweezerfile™ has a contoured handle and diamond plated stainless steel blades on both sides and is available for £19.99. It’s really easy to use, you move your tweezers up and down the blades, applying equal pressure. In no time at all, my tweezers were rejuvenated.
It also doubles as a nail file! What a great, useful stocking filler (and handbag essential).
Sip & Share
Sip & Share The UK’s only premium craft spirits club.
Like your gins? Or perhaps you’re more of a rum fan? If you regularly purchase spirits, a Sip & Share membership is a fantastic way to save money.
There are thousands of different spirit brands out there and of course, for a range of prices.
For just £1 a month, you get access to discounted, artisan, small batch spirits. Some are up to 35% off! This is a great way to discover new brands at a cheaper price, or revisit old favourites. After your first month, it’s just £2.99 to renew. You can cancel at any time, but these offers are exclusive, so you probably won’t want to! Read my full review here!
Jane Austen Box Set
I purchased this as a gift for my Mum. She’s read them many times over the years and owns a variety of published versions. But, I really liked the idea of updating her collection with a matching collection.
They have a soft cover, with embossed detail. Each spine has a slightly different design, but when put together, they all link. – £50 Amazon
Every year I ask for Lush bath bombs. I seriously don’t think you can have too many. I love discovering the new styles and designs and they go all out at Christmas.
By Beauty Bay Palettes
Beauty Bay released their own makeup line – By Beauty Bay. I love their forty-two-colour eyeshadow palettes, with six step-by-step looks and what’s more, they’re all vegan friendly and PETA certified cruelty free. The Origin palette is a fantastic neutral palette, great for both night and day looks with a combination of matte, metallic, and duo-chrome shades. The fall out was minimal and the pigmentation really good. Read more here.
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