Chic and sustainable Christmas gift ideas for eco-conscious loved ones

Written by Naomi May

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Struggling with your Christmas shopping? Fear not, for we’ve sourced sustainable and eco-friendly gifts that give back in more ways than one. 

Scouring shops and online sites for the perfect gift for a loved one can be hard work. In between the dark skies outside, the Baltic breeze and the onslaught of potential pressies, shopping for gifts is not for the faint-hearted.

But don’t worry, because your festive elves here at Stylist have done all of the research for you by discovering plenty of presents that are both stylish and sustainable – because looking after the planet isn’t just a nice thing to do, it’s imperative.

Whether you’re after homeware or accessories, fashion or skincare, we’ve compiled a list of must-buys that are manufactured with sustainability in mind. And the best part? You can order everything from the comfort of your own home. Here are a few of our favourites.

SUSTAINABLE GIFT IDEAS

  • Kind Bag boobs reusable shopping bag

    Kind Bag boobs reusable shopping bag

    This 100% recycled material shopping bag is made from rescued plastic bottles with strong stitching, so it’s perfect for doing that supermarket shop.

    Shop Kind Bag boobs reusable shopping bag, £10

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  • Daniella Draper silver mini star chain bracelet

    Daniella Draper silver mini star chain bracelet

    Daniella Draper’s achingly cool jewellery is all crafted from entirely recycled silver and gold, meaning you only have to worry about your bling making an impact in all the right ways.

    Shop Daniella Draper silver mini star chain bracelet, £65

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  • Essence + Alchemy winter bergamot candle

    Essence + Alchemy winter bergamot candle

    This cosy candle has an intoxicating citrus scent of bergamot with a hint of spicy clove which adds warmth, making it perfect for winter.

    Shop Essence + Alchemy winter bergamot candle, £48

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  • Rosemary and lavender shampoo bar

    Rosemary and lavender shampoo bar

    No need for a plastic bottle with this nourishing shampoo bar, which combats dandruff, improves scalp health and promotes hair growth.

    Shop rosemary and lavender shampoo bar at Wild Sage + Co, £6

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  • Chilly’s travel coffee cup

    Chilly’s travel coffee cup

    Chilly’s brings you this pretty travel cup made from durable, high-grade 304 stainless steel to preserve the flavour and freshness of a drink.     

    Shop Chilly’s travel coffee cup, £23

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  • Hay sip swirl straws

    Hay sip swirl straws

    Take seasonal sipping to the next level with this sextet of kaleidoscopic glass straws, which are perfect for conscious cocktail drinking. Bottoms up.

    Shop Hay sip swirl straws at Liberty London, £29

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  • Veja V12 trainers

    Veja V12 trainers

    Say it with sneakers this Christmas, namely the Veja V12 kicks, which are 100% vegan and made from an array of eco-conscious materials.

    Shop Veja V12 trainers at Anthropologie, £115

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  • Pai Skincare Rosehip BioRegenerate universal face oil

    Pai Skincare Rosehip BioRegenerate universal face oil

    A celebrity-approved secret, Pai Skincare’s vegan and conscious products are well worth treating a loved one to, but its rosehip oil is among its standout products.

    Shop Pai Skincare Rosehip BioRegenerate universal face oil at Free People, £24

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  • StylPro bamboo barrel makeup remover pads

    StylPro bamboo barrel makeup remover pads

    This three-piece essential set for the bathroom comprises a cotton laundry bag, a minimalistic bamboo barrel (perfect for storage) and an octet of bamboo pads. Do good, look good, feel good.

    Shop StylPro bamboo barrel makeup remover pads at LookFantastic, £12.99

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  • Emma Bridgewater Shelter 1/2 pint mug

    Emma Bridgewater Shelter 1/2 pint mug

    For every one of these mugs sold, British potter Emma Bridgewater will donate £5 to Shelter, which aims to make sure that everybody has a place to call home.

    Shop Emma Bridgewater Shelter 1/2 pint mug, £19.95

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  • Re=Comb purple haze recycled plastic comb

    Re=Comb purple haze recycled plastic comb

    A comb is a bathroom essential for everybody, but this one crafted from 100% recycled plastic is as cool as they come.

    Shop Re=Comb purple haze recycled plastic comb at Liberty London, £16

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  • Girlfriend Collective high waist cycling shorts

    Girlfriend Collective high waist cycling shorts

    These lilac cycling shorts not only look good, but they do good too, thanks to the 100% recycled plastic bottles they’re crafted from.

    Shop Girlfriend Collective high waist cycling shorts at Browns Fashion, £40

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Images: Lore Schodts / Courtesy of brands 

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