The Best Sustainable gifts in 2022

The Best Sustainable gifts in 2022

Gifting sustainably has never been easier. But what makes a sustainable gift?

For us, sustainability is everything from the materials the product is made from and its lifecycle through to what happens to that gift at the end of its life. It also is about who is making those gifts – how are they being treated and what is their working environment like? Is the gift itself helping to replace a single use product and thus being beneficial to the planet?

Gifts that they will adore that are also great for the planet.

We particularly love finding sustainable gifts from smaller, independent companies. With the current cost-of-living crisis we are all watching where we spend our money. Small independent brands need our support more than ever. Make a small business owner do a little happy dance when you buy your Christmas gifts this year – it’ll feel great!

Best for the travel enthusiast

Whether they are always off for another weekend camping, taking train to weekend getaways in Europe of jetting off further afield, a sturdy insulated water bottle is perfect to keep them happy and hydrated on every adventure. Ohelo bottles are dishwasher safe, 100% leakproof and have super handy handles for all day carrying. Make it even more special by personalising it just for them!

Ohelo insulated 500ml water bottle with blue swallows design and engraved with the name "Rudolph"

Best for the tea lover

When they think a cuppa is better than sliced bread, then a trusty travel cup is the way to go. Make sure they can enjoy that tea whether at work or meeting friends for a stroll. Ohelo tumblers are 100% leakproof and dishwasher safe. Keeps hot for up to 6 hours and they also come with a handy strainer so they can even use it with loose leaf tea. Plus 5% profits go to charity – that’s bound to bring a smile to their face!

Ohelo Pink blossom water bottle and travel cup in a park

Best for the hair care aficionado

The FSC certified wooden brushes and combs from certified B Corp, Tek, are perfect for someone who loves tending their locks.

wooden hair brushes and combs

Best for the gardener

Bees have had it tough the last few years and we all depend on them for our very survival. For the gardener on your list why not get a beehouse that doubles as a flowerpot, perfect for growing things and housing those wonderful pollinators at the same time. We love the ones over at Green and Blue, stylish designs and sustainably made.

Green and Blue bee house flowerpot

Best for the bookworm

If they always have their nose in a book and have an interest in sustainability there are so many books on the market that would make a great xmas gift. How bad are bananas? The carbon footprint of everything is written by Mike Berners-Lee (brother to Tim), an Oxford educated professor of social futures. This book looks at the carbon footprint of almost everything and offers helpful tools to reduce our own carbon footprints in a light-hearted way.

How bad are bananas book cover

Best for the coffee lover

When they take their beans seriously, whether it’s a home brew or a stop at their favourite coffee house, a truly leakproof coffee cup is a serious contender for best gift possible. Ohelo coffee cups are 100% leakproof, dishwasher safe and lead free. Plus you can drink from anywhere – no more lining up to that tiny little hole – finally! Put their name on it to show you really care and give them a gift that is for life, not just Christmas.

Ohelo leakproof coffee cup in black blossom

Best for the fragrance fan

What better way to get a beautiful fragrance drifting around their home than with a reed diffuser from B Corp St Eval. St Eval diffusers have wonderfully light fragrances, come in frosted glass vessels and are from a brand who is looking at all aspects of sustainability, from their energy consumption to eliminating single use plastic from their products. We love their geranium fragrance. 

St Eval reed diffusers

Best for the one who always has cold feet

Keep their toes toasty warm with socks made from sustainably sourced bamboo by Swole Panda. Moisture wicking and breathable in a range of fun designs these are sure to be an upgrade from the xmas socks of old.

Swole panda fun bamboo socks

Best for outdoor fanatic

Are they built for adventure and always heading out on one no matter what the weather? Then Finisterre may be a good place to head. The 3rd B Corp in our list, they make a wide range of adventure-ready clothing in an ethical and transparent way.

Finisterre sustainable outdoor clothing

Best for the conversationalist 

Are they always on their mobile? For the one who loves to chat why not get a new sustainable case for their trusty phone? Pela case have a great range, are compostable with reduced carbon and water usage in the manufacturing process and donate a % of profits to charity. With a range of cute designs there is sure to be one they will love.

 Pela case eco-friendly phone cases

 Go ahead, gift sustainably this year! Check out our full range of leakproof, dishwasher safe water bottles and travel cups - with many colours and designs and the option to personalise further there is one for everyone on your list!

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