Gift Guide: Sustainable, Ethical, and Small Businesses

Lifestyle

November 28, 2020

It’s getting to that time of year where we all start making our Christmas wish lists and start buying gifts for our loved ones. I love looking at gift guides to help me with gift ideas, so I thought I would put together one of my own! This gift guide is a collection of products that are sustainably made, help you become more environmentally friendly, ethically made, or that support small businesses. I think these are all really important goals to keep in mind at the moment when we make choices about what to buy, and hopefully they’ll give you some inspiration for your gift-giving this season!

I also have a discount code for some of the products in this guide, so stay tuned for that!

1. The Together Band

The Together Band is created from ocean plastic and the clasps are created from decommissioned firearms. The proceeds go towards tackling gun violence and 1kg of marine plastic is removed when you purchase a band. Each band has to do with one of the UN’s 17 Global Goals, and the packaging contains information about the goal as well!

2. Coco Rose Hydration Trio

Herbivore botanicals is a natural beauty brand and their products come in sustainable and recyclable packaging!

3. Keep Cup

I love using my Keep Cup! The perfect addition to bring to your local coffee shop so you don’t have to use disposable cups. It’s such a beautiful cup, why wouldn’t you want to use it?

4. The Little Market Rosemary Candle

The Little Market sells fair trade and ethically made products from local artisans. This handmade candle is the perfect gift for your loved one. They have lots of different scents!

5. Rosie Jane Fragrance Discovery Kit

This gift set gives you 7 different fragrances to try out. They’re completely vegan and made from 100% eco-friendly materials.

6. Small Home Concrete Speckled Planter

The Small Home is a store that stocks sustainable products that are created ethically. These speckled planters are so cute and come in a few different colors.

7. Stasher Reusable Bag Starter Kit

Back when we weren’t working from home, I used to use my stasher bags everyday. They’re the perfect alternative to plastic bags and disposable containers for food!

8. Bloom & Wild Florist’s Festive Pick

Bloom & Wild is one of my favorite stores for gifts! They deliver this bouquet of flowers right through your letterbox in sustainable packaging, which you can then assemble at home. They also offset their carbon emissions!

9. Girlfriend Collective Fern Gia Crop Tee

The Girlfriend Collective is a clothing company that creates their products from eoc-friendly materials and their packaging is 100% recyclable. Their clothes are also super cute!

10. Reusable Makeup Rounds

These are a sustainable alternative to the makeup removal wipes! Instead of throwing them away when you’re done, with this product you can just wash the round and reuse it!

11. The Little Market Bamboo Straws

The Little Market sells fair trade and ethically made products from local artisans. These bamboo straws are the perfect alternative to plastic ones and have a little pouch so they’re easy to carry around.

12. The Little Market Farmers Market Tote

The Little Market sells fair trade and ethically made products from local artisans. This tote is not only a great alternative to plastic bags, but you can also put in 6 extra labeled pockets to organize everything!

13. Wearth Eco-Friendly Cutlery Set

This little wrap of reusable cutlery is really easy to bring around with you so that you don’t have to use single-use products when you’re out and about!

14. Small Home Slim Stripe Basket

The Small Home is a store that stocks sustainable products that are created ethically. This basket can be used for storage or as a really cute plant pot.

15. Daily Edited 2021 Weekly Planner

The Daily Edited are one of my favorite small businesses!! I used their planner for 2020 and have already purchased mine for 2021 – they’re amazing! I actually have a 10% discount code that you can use “LittleMissExpat10”

16. The Daily Edited Starry Lined Notebook

As I said, The Daily Edited are one of my favorite small businesses!! These notebooks are seriously some of the prettiest ones I’ve seen. You can use my discount code here too for 10% off, “LittleMissExpat10”

17. Bloom & Wild Twinkle Tree

As I said Bloom & Wild is one of my favorite businesses and they’re sustainable! This adorable mini Christmas tree arrives through your letterbox ready to be set up with all the decorations. So cute!

18. Collective Stories Convergent Cushion

Collective stories is a company that sells fair trade handmade products made my local artisans. This cushion is so beautiful, I would definitely love to have that in my future house!

19. Josie Doodles Soft Heart Courage

This is a really cute piece of artwork from Josie Doodles, which is an awesome small business. I really like all of her artwork, but this has to be my favorite piece!

20. “More Planet Less Plastic” Tote

This tote bag is not only a great alternative to plastic bags, but I think it has such an awesome message written on it as well. I’d definitely buy that!

These are all items that I’d genuinely buy for myself and be proud to support companies like this! I hope that this guide has given you some inspiration for your gift shopping!!

Of course, don’t forget that my store, Wildflower Studios, is having a huge Black Friday sale right now where everything is 40% off! Shop the sale here.

Have a lovely day and see you next week!

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