The importance of eco-friendly products has been so important this year and will be no different this Christmas. One of the positives to take from the last year or two is the growing consumer demand for green, sustainable products. In this blog post, I will share some of my top sustainable gift ideas for the home and living which not only have great green credentials but are also stylish and fit for 2020.
Sustainable home accessories:
This stylish teapot with a cork lid is sustainable, renewable and recyclable. Cork is harvested once every nine years without felling trees. A growing awareness of the value of the ecosystem of the cork oak forest has led to important initiatives in reforestation and the systematisation of good practices. It is a way of ensuring the future as two new cork oaks are planted for each old cork oak. This is a sustainable gift that is helping save the planet while looking stylish and on trend.
The Summer Time Fine Art Print features a modern illustration of a summer sunset. This stylish design in green and pink is perfect for decorating your home with modern art and contemporary graphical prints. This beautiful print from Keeler and Sidaway (stocked by Noteworthy.style) is handmade in their London studio and is produced using only British materials. Their goal is to provide the best of British design, spreading the British design movement.
This striking white 3D printed mid-century modern style plant stand is made from biodegradable plastic. The beech legs are finished with a beeswax polish to bring out the natural grain of the wood, while the unique ribbed texture of the planter is great to the touch, and is complemented by the beautiful beech legs that are held within the pot without any glue or fasteners.
This beautiful cushion features a silk patterned front and black velvet back with contrasting Lilac piping. It is filled with a mixture of free range farmed duck feathers and an eco fibre made from recycled plastic bottles. If this print doesn’t grab you, Claire has a beautiful range of different colours and patterns.
Hygge is the Danish art of creating joy and cosiness in life’s everyday moments to promote wellbeing, whatever the season or time of day. That’s exactly what this box is about! It contains a Rooftop Garde candle and a Midnight Somewhere candle, both of which are made from GMO-free coconut wax in recycled glass jars, a wick trimmer, chocolate bar and a tea tasting selection. As an added bonus, £1 from each sale goes to YoungMinds, supporting young people with mental health problems.
The Round Storage Baskets are handwoven in Moroccan in a robust open weave using sustainable palm leaf. Available in three sizes, these nesting baskets can be used as fruit bowls, bread baskets or the perfect naturalistic home storage solution. This would be a beautiful sustainable gift for a fashion conscious friend.
Sustainable Christmas cards:
Alright, you got me! These aren’t technically gifts, but they will help to spread Christmas cheer in an eco-friendly way. 1 Tree Cards was born from the idea that the love sent through cards could be amplified to have positive effects around the world. Every 1 Tree Card plants a tree through our partner charity, Eden Reforestation Projects; an amazing organisation whose planting projects act as a catalyst for good throughout communities. Their beautiful range of cards and their envelopes are 100% recycled and printed with vegan vegetable-based inks.
That concludes my round-up of sustainable Christmas gifts. Are you conscious about buying sustainably this year? Let me know in the comments.
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