✨ Your Ultimate Eco Friendly & Zero Waste Christmas Gift Guide 2020 ✨

74 Eco Friendly Sustainable GIFT IDEAS - your ultimate eco & zero waste gift guide this christmas

 

WHAT a year……!!??!

The start of 2020 seems simultaneously both just a moment ago and a whole lifetime ago! Now Christmas is fast approaching… (again!)

And whilst we don’t know what that will look like, we can make a start on thinking about what we might like to give our loved ones.

Here at The Contented Company, we truly believe that gift-giving doesn’t have to have a negative impact on the Earth. And so we have put together this Ultimate Eco and Zero Waste Gift Guide, to help you give gifts that both the recipient and planet will love.

Whether you're after gifts that are made from 100% natural ingredients, are 100% plastic-free; recyclable, biodegradable, compostable gifts; gifts that are hand-made, ethically manufactured, locally made; ones that are organic, palm-oil free or vegan.... there will be a gift for you here. They are all contributing to a healthy planet in their own way.

Why not start by browsing through this list of 74 sustainable, eco friendly gift ideas...

  

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              FREE RECIPE: Coconut Fairy Cakes: from the Five Breastfeeding Recipes Download - £0

              ✨  FREE RECIPE: Coconut Fairy Cakes: from the Five Breastfeeding Recipes Download - £0

              Make ahead of time, then keep a batch of these cute cakes in your freezer and ice them when it's time to give them as a gift. The cream-cheese icing on them is the perfect combination with the light, coconut flavour of the sponge.

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              FREE RECIPE: Fig & Walnut Cookies from The Contented Calf Cookbook - £0

              ✨  FREE RECIPE: Fig & Walnut Cookies from The Contented Calf Cookbook - £0

              I made these for work colleagues one Christmas and they went down a storm! The combination of figs, walnuts and fennel seeds in these cookies is irresistibly good. Gorgeous on their own or try them with vanilla ice cream for added indulgence... Drop me a message on Instagram and I’ll send you the recipe!

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              REE RECIPE: Home-made Voucher for Spending Time Together - £0

              ✨  FREE RECIPE: Voucher for Spending Time Together - £0 ✨

              After the tumultuous year that has been 2020, one thing we are all craving is time with our loved ones. How about making a home-made voucher to send to someone you haven’t been able to see or spend much time with this year, to get together (go for a walk, cook a meal, have a hug…) as soon as we are all able.

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              Plastic Free Solid Shampoo, by Beauty Kubes - From £1.75

              ✨  Plastic Free Solid Shampoo, by Beauty Kubes - From £1.75

              Plastic free, palm oil free, solid shampoo Kubes. These unique solid shampoos provide a high performing alternative to shampoo bars. Each regular box contains 27 individual solid conditioning Kubes; each Travel & Trial box contains 3 Kubes. The biodegradable cleansing agents are Ecocert approved, sulphate free, synthetic fragrance free & synthetic preservative free. They will cleanse the hair and scalp deep-down while remaining gentle on the scalp.

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              ✨ Divine Giant Milk Chocolate Coin - £1.76 ✨ 

              Bypass the plastic net bags of your usual Christmas chocolate coins. This giant Fairtrade certified milk chocolate coin will be a favourite of children and adults alike! Made from Divine’s delicious milk chocolate it is the perfect treat for anyone. 58g; Kosher; Vegetarian.

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              Packet of Flower Seeds, from Squires Garden Centre - starting at £1.85

              ✨  Packet of Flower Seeds, from Squires Garden Centre - starting at £1.85

              How about treating someone to a little a dash of sunshine - and flowers! - with a packet of flower seeds in their stocking? Not only will they love it, but so will the local bees and other pollinators. For example this packet contains a blend of 19 species of nectar and pollen rich annual and perennial wildflowers, which are proven favourites of honey-bees in our gardens.

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              Wildflower Seedbomb Gift Bag (Bag Only), by Bee Wild - £2

              ✨  Wildflower Seedbomb Gift Bag (Bag Only), by Bee Wild - £2

              Once you've made your own 100% native wildflower seedbombs! This is the perfect way for you to gift your homemade Seedbombs - in one of our beautiful Bee Wild linen drawstring pouches. Size of pouch is approx 10cm x 8cm. 

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              Plastic Free Solid Hair Conditioner, by Beauty Kubes - From £2.25

              ✨  Plastic Free Solid Hair Conditioner, by Beauty Kubes - From £2.25

              Beauty Kubes plastic free, solid hair conditioner is vegan friendly, sulphate free, silicone free and palm oil free. Each regular box contains 27 individual solid conditioning Kubes; each Travel & Trial box contains 3 Kubes. This new and unique plastic free, solid hair conditioner has been formulated using vegan friendly, sulphate and silicone free ingredients that have been carefully selected for their ability to leave hair feeling hydrated, nourished and incredibly soft and shiny.

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              Wooden Toys, by Little Nutkins – from £2.30

              ✨  Wooden Toys, by Little Nutkins – from £2.30

              They're huge fans of wooden toys. Beautifully simplistic, and last for ages. Our range of wood toys includes animal and people figures, building blocks, farms, castles, arks, balance boards, puzzles and jigsaws. Take a look now.

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              FREE RECIPE: Fig & Walnut Cookies from The Contented Calf Cookbook - £0

              The Contented Calf Sneak Peek Recipe Booklet: Recipes for - £3

              Home cooking is the ultimate in Zero Waste. This Sneak Peek Recipe Booklet has seven tasty recipes (made with breastfeeding-friendly, lactogenic ingredients) to try out and get your taste buds tingling! Why not make something delicious for the mama-to-be in your life and/or give this sneak peek booklet as a delicious stocking-filler?

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              ✨  Plant-based Skincare: Sustainable Bamboo Spoon, by Meadow Skincare - £3

              These Bamboo Spoons are a great addition to many of our skincare products - perfect for scooping out your luxury plant-based skincare from Meadow Skincare, keeping each product super clean. Bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world, and is an endlessly renewable resource. It grows naturally without using any pesticides or fertilisers, takes in greenhouse gasses and produces 35% more oxygen than the equivalent trees. Bamboo is also naturally antibacterial and antimicrobial. Size: 9cm * 2cm spoon head / 1cm handle.

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              Indoor Plants, from Patch - starting at £3

              ✨  Indoor Plants, from Patch - starting at £3

              Bring a bit of green (literally) to the home of someone you love by getting them an indoor plant. Long-lasting (hopefully!) and with a wealth of well-being benefits, what a lovely gift!

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               Eco Wash - Natural Fragrance Bag, by Clothes Doctor - £4.50

              ✨  Eco Wash - Natural Fragrance Bag, by Clothes Doctor - £4.50

              Create a revitalising fragrance for your wardrobe with our 100% cotton Fragrance Bags that are filled with a blend of natural ingredients. Sustainably-sourced Yorkshire lavender, patchouli, lemongrass and eucalyptus. ...there's absolutely nothing artificial about it! Place our chemical-free moth deterrent in your cupboards and drawers (especially near anything made from animal fibres, including wool, silk, cashmere, feathers and even leather) and keep the moths away!

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               The Contented Company Gift Card - From £5

              ✨  The Contented Company Gift Card - From £5

              Want to buy something Eco Friendly, but not sure what to choose? Get your friends and family started on the eco friendly path with ourContented Company Gift Cards. A Contented Company Gift Card can be used as payment toward future orders from our online store. You will receive an email that contains a unique gift card code that you can use at checkout to redeem its value.

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              Oxfam Unwrapped Charity Donation – from £5

              ✨  Oxfam Unwrapped Charity Donation – from £5

              Oxfam Unwrapped is our range of unique charity gift cards and instant eCards that help people beat poverty for good. You can choose a gift to give to your friends or family on any occasion and know that you are helping and improving the lives of people living in poverty. For a limited time, all funds raised from the purchase of Unwrapped gifts will be used to support Oxfam’s response to the coronavirus pandemic worldwide. In what is already a hugely challenging time for people facing conflict, disaster and poverty, your gifts will provide help where it is needed most.

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              Emergency Gift Range, by Shelter – from £5

              ✨  Emergency Gift Range, by Shelter – from £5 ✨  

              Not only are these chocolate bars and virtual gifts perfect for the person who has everything but all proceeds from the range will help us deliver vital support to those who most need it.

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              Fund a Call for Help - Sleigh Bells Ring Gift Card, by the Samaritans – from £5

              ✨  Fund a Call for Help - Sleigh Bells Ring Gift Card, by the Samaritans – from £5

              The value of this card is enough to pay for one call for help from someone struggling to cope this Christmas, at any time of the day or night: the perfect gift for someone who wants to make the world a better place. An A5 card will be sent to you, along with an envelope, for you to personalise before sending on to your friends and family. 

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              Empowering and Inspiring Children’s Books, by GrumpyKid – from £5.95

              ✨  Empowering and Inspiring Children’s Books, by GrumpyKid – from £5.95

              Their book collection is a specially curated collection of books to teach, inspire and educate. Let their imaginations run away and have fun with our beautiful, hand picked selection of books that will halp them understand all that the world has to offer them.

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               Plastic-free Natural Lipbalm, by Hydrophil Lipbalm, by Hydrophil - £6.25 

              ✨  Plastic-free Natural Lipbalm, by Hydrophil Lipbalm, by Hydrophil - £6.25

              Keep your lips super-soft this winter with this incredibly effective lip balm from Hydrophil. This nourishing lip balm contains nothing but 3 ingredients: Shea Butter, Almond Butter and Hemp Wax. It is free from artificial fats, or oils, such as paraffins, petroleum derivatives and silicone. It's totally plastic-free, as it comes in an aluminium tin.

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              Natural Lipbalm, by We Luv Eco (Spearmint, Berries or Vanilla) - £6.75

              ✨  Natural Lipbalm, by We Luv Eco (Spearmint, Berries or Vanilla) - £6.75

              This plastic free We Luv Eco lipbalm is made with food-grade natural ingredients, and is ultra-hydrating and effective. It is packaged in a specially designed push tube, which, along with the lip balm itself, is completely biodegradable.

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              Good Gifts Charity Donations - from £6

              ✨  Good Gifts Charity Donations - from £6 ✨

              Good Gifts introduced a new way of giving. It cut out unwanted gifts and gives practical help to those in need. And lasting pleasure to the person in whose name the gift was given. For example, you could gift week’s worth of dinners for UK school children during the holidays, when they don't have access to school meals.

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               Wildflower Seedbombs, by Bee Wild - £8

              ✨  Wildflower Seedbombs, by Bee Wild - £8

              These Bee Wild Seedbombs contain 24 species of native wildflower seeds from the RHS ‘Perfect for Pollinators’ list, which help to create a diverse environment and range of food to support bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects. Bee Wild Seedbombs are hand made in Dorset with natural red clay and super fine grade compost, which helps to protect and nurture the seeds as they grow. Our seed mixture includes annual species Borage, Corn Cockle, Cornflower and Poppy to provide colour in the first year and a mixture of beautiful biennial and perennial species to create a permanent and colourful area of wildflowers.

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               Reusable Plastic-Free Glass Straw, by Strawesome - Just for Kids - £8.50

              ✨  Reusable Plastic-Free Glass Straw, by Strawesome - Just for Kids - £8.50

              This size of straw is kid tested (and mum approved) to make drinking easier for little ones.

              Reusable Plastic-Free Glass Straw, by Strawesome - Regular Width - £8.50

              ✨  Reusable Plastic-Free Glass Straw, by Strawesome - Regular Width - £8.50

              Reusable Plastic-Free Glass Straw, by Strawesome - Smoothie Width - £8.50

              ✨  Reusable Plastic-Free Glass Straw, by Strawesome - Smoothie Width - £8.50

              A fabulous alternative to plastic straws, the super strong reusable, glass straw - both regular and smoothie widths.

              Unlike plastic, glass isn’t porous so it won’t leach into your mouth or drinks ever! The straws are BPA free and toxin free.

              Hand made in the USA by Strawesome, the borosilicate, also known as the same glass used in Pyrex®, can withstand temperatures below freezing and up to over 800 degrees Celsius!

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              Plastic Free Eco Cosmetic Bio Glitter® PURE (Duo Mini Pack), from Eco Glitter - £8.50

              ✨  Plastic Free Eco Cosmetic Bio Glitter® PURE (Duo Mini Pack), from Eco Glitter - £8.50

              Bioglitter® PURE, its 100% plastic-free and Certified ‘OK Biodegradable WATER’ by TÜV, a world first. Cosmetic grade, you can use both glitters on your body, face and hair; and for Arts and Crafts too. This Bioglitter® PURE mini box set includes either: 2 x 4ml bottles of our vivid Framboise Uber Disco Ball blend & Galactic Milky Way blends of biodegradable glitter or 2 x 4ml bottles of our vivid Uber Chunky Citrine & Uber Chunky Sapphire of biodegradable glitter.

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              Fight Climate Change and buy a tree from The Woodland Trust - £8.95

              ✨  Fight Climate Change and buy a tree from The Woodland Trust - £8.95

              Trees are the ultimate multi-taskers, helping to combat the two environmental emergencies facing our planet: climate change and biodiversity loss. They absorb carbon, fight flooding, reduce pollution, nurture wildlife and make landscapes more resilient.

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              Natural, Plastic Free Dry Shampoo, by Natur - £10

              ✨  Natural, Plastic Free Dry Shampoo, by Natur - £10

              Our natural, plastic free dry shampoo is made with arrowroot powder and no added fragrance - just a little grapefruit oil for freshness, so if you've ever had sensitivity from other dry shampoos, lazy days may be your new best friend! Whether you follow the 'no-poo' method or don't want (...can't be bothered) to wash your hair or just want a little extra volume, lazy days dry shampoo has your back.

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              Natural Organic Beeswax Balms, by Batch 001 - £10

              ✨  Natural Organic Beeswax Balms, by Batch 001 - £10

              When you have 3 brilliant beeswax balms, it’s too hard to choose which one to buy. Super nourishing, smoothing, calming, moisturising – this trio pack provides healing relief on the go, especially great to use after hand sanitising. Lip balm, body balm, multipurpose balm – deeply moisturising Organic Beeswax Balms 15mls, for Sensitive Skin, with Organic Tea Tree and Lavender, and award-winning Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil can do it all.

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              Recycled Bottles & Organic Cotton Slogan Tee-Shirts & Sweatshirts, by Seven Shades Shop – from £10 

              ✨  Recycled Bottles & Organic Cotton Slogan Tee-Shirts & Sweatshirts, by Seven Shades Shop – from £10

              Since starting trading in 2019, Seven Shades have wanted to ensure that the garments are sustainable, and have minimal impact on the environment, choosing clothing made either from recycled bottles, blended with organic cotton, or 100% organic cotton. They are also passionate about ensuring that the work conditions where the garments are made are also kept to a high standard in terms of fair pay, good conditions and equal rights.

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               Natural Pillow Spray, by Made by Bancroft - £10.25

              ✨  Natural Pillow Spray, by Made by Bancroft - £10.25

              Handmade in the UK, this Lavender-blended natural pillow spray oozes calm and restfulness. Inhale relaxation as you lay your head on your pillow. Return your empties to the Contented Company, and we'll work with the manufacturer to provide a re-fill option, making it totally zero-waste.

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              Zero Waste Dental Starter Mini Kit, by The Contented Company - £11

              ✨  Zero Waste Dental Starter Mini Kit, from The Contented Company - £11

              Banish plastic from your bathroom, with this 100% plastic free Zero Waste Dental Starter Mini Kit - the perfect way to kick-start your journey to a plastic free zero waste lifestyle. Want to make a change to your plastic consumption in your home, but don't know where to start? Why not start in a room which normally houses so many plastic containers - the bathroom. With this Mini Starter Kit, you'll have taken your first step in sustainable living and towards a zero waste lifestyle - and you'll never look back.

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              Plastic Free Organic Eye Cream, by Heavenly Organics - £11

              ✨  Plastic Free Organic Eye Cream, by Heavenly Organics - £11

              These plastic free, fair trade, organic, 100% vegan natural eye creams are gentle, yet rich and moisturising and do not clog your pores. Blends of fair trade and organic shea butter with organic jojoba, sunflower seed oil and rose geranium essential oil, this little jar of goodness goes a long way with only a pea sized amount per application required.

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              Craft & Gardening Activities Box, by A Mud & Bloom - £11.95

              ✨  Craft & Gardening Activities Box, by A Mud & Bloom - £11.95

              The boxes are for 3-8 year olds and will be delivered through your letter box at the beginning of each month. Each box includes everything you need for four seasonal activities: gardening and nature crafts - along with instructions, nature news and a quiz aimed at teaching children about the seasons, plants, insects, birds, soil and rainfall. All seeds are certified organic and biodynamic. We also provide organic peat free compost pellets in each box, to enable our subscribers to get planting immediately.

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              Wildflower Seedbombs DIY Kit, by Bee Wild - £12

              ✨  Wildflower Seedbombs DIY Kit, by Bee Wild - £12

              Make your own 100% native wildflower seedbombs! Perfect family friendly messy play! We love making our seedbombs and we are sure you will too. This Bee Wild Kit contains all the lovely ingredients to make your very own wildflower seedbombs and comes beautifully presented in a hessian bag and make the perfect gift or wedding favour for your nature loving friends and family. A beautiful mixture of high quality wildflower seeds, specially selected from the RHS 'Perfect for Pollinators' list, natural red clay and a special compost that ensures perfect growing conditions for seed germination.

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               Natural, Plastic Free Lemon & Sea Salt Scrub, by Natur - £12

              ✨  Natural, Plastic Free Lemon & Sea Salt Scrub, by Natur - £12

              Reveal beautiful silky smooth skin with our natural hydrating sea salt and lemon body scrub, housed in a fully recyclable and plastic free glass jar and aluminium lid. Suitable for all skin types, Natural, Organic, Plastic free and fully recyclable, Preservative and fragrance free. Olive oil is rich in antioxidnts which can prevent prevent premature aging and skin damage as well as being a great skin hydrator. Contains: Fatty acids, Vitamin E, Phenolic Compounds, carotenoids. Lemon oil has a refereshing, energising fresh scent and is a stong antixodant which can prevent premature ageing.

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              Natural, Plastic Free Clay & Chamomile Face Mask, by Natur - £12

              ✨  Natural, Plastic Free Clay & Chamomile Face Mask, by Natur - £12

              Restore your skin's glow with this gently exfoliating natural face mask, the perfect addition to your skincare routine - in a fully recyclable glass jar and aluminium lid. Suitable for all skin types, Natural, Organic, Plastic free and fully recyclable, Preservative and fragrance free. Green french clay is fantastic for drawing out impurities from pores and by doing so tightening and minimising their appearance and reducing blemishes. Chamomile has strong anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiseptic and antioxidant properties and is a wonder at soothing irritated skin.

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              Reusable plastic-free Silicone Straws (pack of 6), EcoLiving - £12

              ✨  Reusable plastic-free Silicone Straws (pack of 6), EcoLiving - £12

              Do you want to reduce your plastic-pollution? This set is not only designed to reduce single-use plastic but to also reduce micro-plastics from entering our oceans. Eliminate Millions of Plastic Straws used every day with these Genuine Premium Food-Grade Reusable Silicone Straws. No Plastic Fillers. Available in a 6 pack of wide SMOOTHIE straws or STANDARD width straws.

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              Sponsor a Room with Homeless Charity Centrepoint – from £12 a year

              ✨  Sponsor a Room with Homeless Charity Centrepoint – from £12 a year ✨

              This could be the worst homelessness crisis in our 50-year history, with 23,000 young lives at risk. You can make sure a young person isn’t just a statistic this Christmas, by becoming a Room Sponsor today. Your monthly gifts will give a young homeless person a safe warm room to live in, so they can start to turn their lives around.

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              Plastic Free Hand Poured Organic Soy Wax Candles (225ml), by Wick Warriors - £12.75

              ✨  Plastic Free Hand Poured Organic Soy Wax Candles (225ml), by Wick Warriors - £12.75

              Small batch organic soy wax candles hand poured in the heart of East Sussex. Using 100% essential oils and a cotton wick, for a fresh fragrance and clean burn - no nasties here! Totally plastic-free, packaged only in an aluminium tin. Fragrances available: Bah Humbug, Peace Out, Power Up & Wonderland.

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              he Contented Kid Cookbook of Treats & Eats eBook (PDF download) - £13

              ✨ The Contented Kid Cookbook of Treats & Eats eBook (PDF download) - £13 

              Do you GRIMACE every time you’re faced with bright blue, sugar-laden, additive-packed ice-lollies? Dive into The Contented Kid Cookbook of Treats & Eats so you can start saying 'Yes!' to your kids, without that dose of mum guilt. After realising what I wanted to feed my kids was not in the stores, I developed my own recipes. The Contented Kid Cookbook is packed full of Mum Created Recipes. Some are naturally sweet and contain no added sugar. Others swap out some of the sugar for fruit. And all are intentionally nutritious (with no nasty additives in sight…).

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              Reusable Glass Coffee Cup, by Neon Kactus - £13.25

              ✨  Reusable Glass Coffee Cup, by Neon Kactus - £13.25

              Neon Kactus reusable glass cups have a textured thermal sleeve and ergonomically designed splash proof lid, which means you can enjoy your coffee on the go. The thermal sleeve and splash proof lid are made from fully recyclable food grade silicone. Glass is non-toxic and non-leaching, meaning the cup material won’t leach into your drink, and it also won’t absorb any flavours or tastes – so every time you use it, the drink inside will taste just as it should.

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              Zero Waste Shower Starter Kit, by The Contented Company - £14

              ✨  Zero Waste Shower Starter Kit, by The Contented Company - £14

              Banish plastic from your shower, with this 100% plastic free Zero Waste Shower Starter Kit - the perfect way to kick-start your journey to a plastic free zero waste lifestyle. Want to make a change to your plastic consumption in your home, but don't know where to start? Why not start in a room which normally houses so many plastic containers - the bathroom. With this Starter Kit, you'll have taken your first step in sustainable living and towards a zero waste lifestyle - and you'll never look back.

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              Plant-based Skincare: Cleanse & Glow Luxury Stocking Filler (Limited Edition), by Meadow Skincare - £15 

              ✨  Plant-based Skincare: Cleanse & Glow Luxury Stocking Filler (Limited Edition), by Meadow Skincare - £15

              Treat someone to the perfect stocking filler to deep cleanse and restore skin’s natural balance, with plant-based skincare. Double cleanse with our Gently Nourishing Cleansing Balm at night to remove pollution, grime and to lift make-up. Mix with a small amount of Gently Resurfacing Facial Exfoliant twice a week to remove dull skin and restore glow! Treat someone to the gentlest way to deep cleanse. Contains: 15ml Gently Nourishing Cleansing Balm; 5ml Gently Resurfacing Facial Exfoliant (multi-award-winning); Sustainable coconut spoon. Comes ready to gift, housed in a beautiful, sustainable kraft gift box!

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              Plastic Free Eco Cosmetic Bio Glitter® PURE (Trio Pack), from Eco Glitter Fun - £15

              ✨  Plastic Free Eco Cosmetic Bio Glitter® PURE (Trio Pack), from Eco Glitter Fun - £15

              Bioglitter® PURE, its 100% plastic-free and Certified ‘OK Biodegradable WATER’ by TÜV, a world first. Cosmetic grade, you can use both glitters on your body, face and hair; and for Arts and Crafts too. This Bioglitter® PURE trio set includes; 3 x 4ml bottles of our Bronze, Citrine & Sterling biodegradable glitter, bamboo application brush and aloe vera application gel.

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              Orsa Facial Peeling Stone, by Lavinia - £15.25

              ✨  Orsa Facial Peeling Stone, by Lavinia - £15.25

              Small, but effective, this facial peeling stone is handmade from natural Orsa sandstone, from Dalarne in central Sweden. It replaces other exfoliators, not made from natural materials and often contain plastic and / or come in plastic packaging.

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              Natural Orsa Sandstone Nail File, by Lavinia - £15.25

              ✨  Natural Orsa Sandstone Nail File, by Lavinia - £15.25

              A 100% natural nail file handmade from Orsa sandstone from Dalarne in central Sweden. The nail file, thanks to its unusual density, gives your nails a very nice and even edge. The file is presented in a small cork case for ease of use and transportability. It replaces other nail files where parts of it are usually plastic. It is beautiful, very effective on both nails and cuticles and safe to bring on flights.

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              Contented Earth Beeswax Wraps (Pack of 3) - £15.50

              ✨  Contented Earth Beeswax Wraps (Pack of 3) - £15.50

              Christmas is all about large meals and left-overs isn't it? Double down on zero waste this year, by both banishing food waste and single-use food wraps. Hand-made beeswax coated fabric wraps - the eco-friendly alternative to cling-film, aluminium foil and plastic sandwich bags. They are reusable and biodegradable, and do not leach any nasties into your food.

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              The Contented Kid Cookbook of Treats & Eats iBook (via Apple iBooks) - £17

              The Contented Kid Cookbook of Treats & Eats iBook (via Apple iBooks) - £17

              Do you GRIMACE every time you’re faced with bright blue, sugar-laden, additive-packed ice-lollies? Dive into The Contented Kid Cookbook of Treats & Eats so you can start saying 'Yes!' to your kids, without that dose of mum guilt. After realising what I wanted to feed my kids was not in the stores, I developed my own recipes. The Contented Kid Cookbook is packed full of Mum Created Recipes. Some are naturally sweet and contain no added sugar. Others swap out some of the sugar for fruit. And all are intentionally nutritious (with no nasty additives in sight…).

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              Recycled Wool Cushion Cover, by ReSpin - £18 

              ✨  Recycled Wool Cushion Cover, by ReSpin - £18

              This cushion cover is made from recycled wool. Unwanted clothing is collected through recycling programmes around the world. The clothing is cleaned, broken down, made into fibres, spun into yarn and then woven into fabric. The fabric colour is a result of the original wool fabrics - no dyes are added.

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              Affirmation Cards, from A Mother Brand - £19.50

              Affirmation Cards, from A Mother Brand - £19.50

              Whether it's for general life or business, these cards have been carefully curated so that there's always one that can support you. Make picking your affirmation a part of your daily routine and feel the impact of feeding your brain good thoughts. Pick a card that speaks to you for that day. Read it, speak it out loud, write it in your journal, meditate on it or place it on your desk to reinforce your positive thinking throughout the day. Each deck comes with instructions in a reusable gift box, perfect for keeping to hand on your desk. All packaging is eco-friendly & recyclable.

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              Gift Box of 2 Books for either 0-3 or 4-7 Year Olds, from Little Box of Books - £19.99

              ✨  Gift Box of 2 Books for either 0-3 or 4-7 Year Olds, from Little Box of Books - £19.99

              These beautiful gift boxes are unique children’s Christmas presents. Each box comes with two newly published, inclusive and representative, hand-wrapped children’s books from top publishers. The boxes also contains a free gift, a reading record and progress stickers and puzzles and activities to help them think through the story and themes of the book. Little Box of Books books normalise diversity, encouraging little ones to recognise that everybody is different and everybody is ‘normal’.

              £20 And Over

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               Plant-based Skincare: Mini Detox Trio Gift Set, by Meadow Skincare - £20

              ✨  Plant-based Skincare: Mini Detox Trio Gift Set, by Meadow Skincare - £20

              Winter can be so tough on our skin, can't it? Why not gift a gently detoxifying stocking filler, which addresses uneven skin tone, reduces blemishes and sun-spots. This Mini Detoxifying Trio combines to soothe, calm and clear skin.

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              Natural Orsa Sandstone Foot File, by Lavinia - £21.50

              ✨  Natural Orsa Sandstone Foot File, by Lavinia - £21.50

              A beautiful, effective and not at least a gentle foot file made of Orsa sandstone at a stone masonry in Dalarne, Central Sweden. Made of 100% natural and sustainable material and . The foot file lasts a lifetime as it is made from 100% Orsa sandstone. The file is in a cork tray so beautiful to have out for show in your bathroom. It can be washed and scalded as needed. Use the fluted side at the cracked and dry skin on your feet and especially at your heels, immediately after bath.

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              Natural Salt & Oil Bath Soaks, by Batch #001 - £22

              ✨  Natural Salt & Oil Bath Soaks, by Batch #001 - £22

              This festive season, embrace Hygge and treat yourself to a long soak in the bath. These deeply relaxing, 100% natural, Salt & Oil Bath Soaks contain the purest Dead Sea Salts and Pink Himalayan Salts, with 84 minerals, including iron, magnesium, potassium, calcium and zinc.

              *****

              Plant-based Skincare: Hand Repair Luxury Stocking Filler (Limited Edition), by Meadow Skincare - £22

              ✨  Plant-based Skincare: Hand Repair Luxury Stocking Filler (Limited Edition), by Meadow Skincare - £22

              Treat someone to this luxury, plant-based skincare, limited edition Hand Repair Luxury Stocking Filler. Know someone who is always washing their hands and struggling with dryness? This is for them! Also comes with an Overnight Replenishing Oil to help smooth, moisturise and nourish skin. Some of our customers like to combine a drop of Overnight Oil with their Lip & Hand Balm for extra loveliness! Contains: 30ml Ultra Protective Lip & Hand Balm & 5ml Overnight Replenishing Oil (Beauty Shortlist Awards 2020 - Commended) Comes ready to gift, housed in a beautiful, sustainable kraft gift box!

              *****

              The Contented Calf Cookbook: Nourishing Recipes for Breastfeeding Mums - £23 

              ✨  The Contented Calf Cookbook: Nourishing Recipes for Breastfeeding Mums - £23

              Inspired by a friend’s quest to improve her milk supply and her discovery of lactogenic foods, this unique cook book gives new parents a one-stop collection of delicious, lactogenic meals, snacks, drinks and treats. The majority of the meals are designed to be made and frozen in the weeks leading up to the birth of your child.

              *****

              Plant-based Skincare: Natural Calm & Soothe Face Mask, by Meadow Skincare - £24

              ✨  Plant-based Skincare: Natural Calm & Soothe Face Mask, by Meadow Skincare - £24

              Treat your skin this winter to a soothing and calming face mask. The blue yarrow essential oil creates an earthy scent that promotes skin healing, especially helpful for those with scarring or unbalanced skin. The cucumber, broccoli and elderberry botanical blend helps to tighten pores and firm skin.

              *****

              Glass Infuse Flask, by Qwetch - £24

              ✨  Glass Infuse Flask, by Qwetch - £24

              These stunning Qwetch Glass Infuse Flasks are perfect for drinking loose leaf tea, herbal tea or fruit infused water at home or on the go. A truly beautiful plastic-free, zero waste gift, who love their drinks on the go and care about the planet too.

              *****

              Plant-based Skincare: Gently Nourishing Cleansing Balm, by Meadow Skincare - £25

              ✨  Plant-based Skincare: Gently Nourishing Cleansing Balm, by Meadow Skincare - £25

              Your first step to clean, clear skin. Our 100% natural cleansing balm gently sweeps away make-up, dirt and pollutants without stripping skin of natural oils. Leaves your skin glowing and with a soft, supple feeling.

              *****

              Plastic Free Eco Cosmetic Bio Glitter® PURE (Six Pack), from Eco Glitter Fun - £25

              ✨  Plastic Free Eco Cosmetic Bio Glitter® PURE (Six Pack), from Eco Glitter Fun - £25

              Bioglitter® PURE, its 100% plastic-free and Certified ‘OK Biodegradable WATER’ by TÜV, a world first. Cosmetic grade, you can use both glitters on your body, face and hair; and for Arts and Crafts too. This Bioglitter® PURE six pack includes; 6 x 4ml bottles of our Bronze, Citrine, Sterling, Pearl, Blush & Sapphire biodegradable glitter, bamboo application brush and aloe vera application gel.

              *****

              Plastic Free Hand Poured Luxury Soy Wax Candles, by Miller & Keane - £25

              ✨  Plastic Free Hand Poured Luxury Soy Wax Candles, by Miller & Keane - £25 ✨ 

              Hand poured by artisan candle makers in England and made from 100% pure natural soy wax, each candle is created with the highest of standards, as well as eco-conscious values in mind. Sustainably sourced, nurtured by farmers and each candle is carefully hand poured right here in England, all while being mindful of our planet. Using 100% plant wax (pure soy beans) Miller & Keane Luxury Candles are also vegan, cruelty free, GMO free, sustainable and renewable, and use the finest 100% cotton wicks.

              *****

              Zero Waste Dental Starter Kit, by The Contented Company - £25

              ✨  Zero Waste Dental Starter Kit, by The Contented Company - £25

              Banish plastic from your bathroom, with this 100% plastic free Zero Waste Dental Starter Kit - the perfect way to kick-start your journey to a plastic free zero waste lifestyle. Want to make a change to your plastic consumption in your home, but don't know where to start? Why not start in a room which normally houses so many plastic containers - the bathroom. With this Starter Kit, you'll have taken your first step in sustainable living and towards a zero waste lifestyle - and you'll never look back.

              *****

              Plant-based Skincare: Gently Resurfacing Facial Exfoliant, by Meadow Skincare - £28

              ✨  Plant-based Skincare: Gently Resurfacing Facial Exfoliant, by Meadow Skincare - £28

              Sloughs away dull skin for a brighter, hydrated, balanced complexion. Gentle enough for daily use even for sensitive skin. Citrus scent livens up the senses while the oat and butter blend calms irritation. Multi-tasks as a moisturiser due to deep hydrating properties.

              Over £30

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              Eco Friendly, Non Toxic Adults Lunch Poche (Cotton/Linen), by SoYoung - £34

              ✨  Eco Friendly, Non Toxic Adults Lunch Poche (Cotton/Linen), by SoYoung - £34

              We couldn't leave out the grown ups! Perfect for packed lunch or picnic, our Lunch Poches (French for "Pocket") were designed to complement foodie, fashion and wellness focused lifestyles. It's time to stop using shopping bags to carry your lunch and elevate the lunch experience. Purposeful features include a removable insert lining for easy cleaning, a messenger strap to double as a purse, and an inspirational name tag to remind you to live with intention. Dimensions: 9"/23cm L X 5"/13cm W X 8.5"/21.5cm H; Linen/Cotton exterior fabric; Insulated Interior; Machine ; Removable insulated insert for easy daily cleaning; Detachable 47" messenger strap; PVC, Phthalate, Lead and BPA Free.

              *****

              Plant-based Skincare: Overnight Replenishing Oil, by Meadow Skincare - £35

              ✨  Plant-based Skincare: Overnight Replenishing Oil, by Meadow Skincare - £35 ✨

              https://thecontentedcompany.com/collections/gift-idea/products/overnight-replenishing-oil-by-meadow-skincare

              Our Overnight Worker! A natural youth elixir blend of 13 seed oils, Replenishing Overnight Oil gets to work while you rest. Awaken with skin hydrated, toned and smoothed. The carefully blended concentrated antioxidant formula promotes a natural, rosy glow and helps to prevent free radical damage to fight signs of ageing. The jasmine and lavender blend also help aid a restful nights sleep. Beauty Shortlist Awards 2020 - Commended. One bottle lasts approximately 8 weeks. 

              *****

              Plant-based Skincare: Cleanse & Restore Gift Set, by Meadow Skincare - £35

              ✨  Plant-based Skincare: Cleanse & Restore Gift Set, by Meadow Skincare - £35

              Treat someone to the gentlest way to deep cleanse. Contains: 100ml Gently Nourishing Cleansing Balm, Bamboo Wash Cloth, Sustainable coconut spoon. Comes ready to gift! Housed in a beautiful kraft gift box. Your first step to clean, clear skin. Our 100% natural cleansing balm gently sweeps away make-up, dirt and pollutants without stripping skin of natural oils. Leaves your skin glowing and with a soft, supple feeling.

              *****

              Plant-based Skincare: Facial in a Box Luxury Starter Kit, by Meadow Skincare - £35

              ✨  Plant-based Skincare: Facial in a Box Luxury Starter Kit, by Meadow Skincare - £35

              Explore Meadow Skincare's “Facial in a Box” with this luxury five-step plant-based skincare Starter Kit. This Starter Kit includes all 5 Meadow Skincare products in miniature so you can explore our facial designed to help you relax and unwind. Expect this Box to last two weeks which will give you a good idea which products you like. (Remember the products are concentrated and waterless so a little goes a long way!)

              *****

              Eco Wash - Laundry Kit, by Clothes Doctor - £35.50

              ✨  Eco Wash - Laundry Kit, by Clothes Doctor - £35.50

              Our Eco Wash Laundry Set is the complete solution to give you low temperature machine washing and gentle hand washing! For the perfect washing experience every time, these three beauties are for those who believe in caring for their clothes and protecting their skin from toxins, all without damaging the planet.

              *****

              Eco Wash - Cashmere & Wool Care Kit, by Clothes Doctor - £38

              ✨  Eco Wash - Cashmere & Wool Care Kit, by Clothes Doctor - £38

              These natural and sustainable products will help take care of your favourite wool and cashmere and keep them looking their best, whilst protecting the planet. This specialist kit combines three wonderful products to give your cashmere and wool garments the 5-star treatment to prolong the life of your delicate garments. What's included: Cashmere and Wool Eco Wash (250ml), Red Cedarwood Cashmere & Set of three Natural Fragrance Bags.

              *****

              Zero Waste Bathroom Starter Kit, by The Contented Company - £40

              ✨  Zero Waste Bathroom Starter Kit, by The Contented Company - £40

              Banish plastic from your bathroom, with this 100% plastic free Zero Waste Bathroom Starter Kit - the perfect way to kick-start your journey to a plastic free zero waste lifestyle. Want to make a change to your plastic consumption in your home, but don't know where to start? Why not start in a room which normally houses so many plastic containers - the bathroom. With this Starter Kit, you'll have taken your first step in sustainable living and towards a zero waste lifestyle - and you'll never look back.

              Over £40

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              Eco Yoga Mats, by ecoYoga - £44

              ✨  Eco Yoga Mats, by ecoYoga - £44

              A pure rubber underside to grip the floor and fabric/rubber mix on top. The hessian / jute fabric gives a durable, tactile and pleasantly natural surface to work on whilst providing that grip so sought after. The Eco Yoga Mat combines a cloth surface and sticky mat in one and is ideal for everyone practising yoga - from complete beginners to seasoned yogis. The 4mm thickness gives enough support and cushioning whilst maintaining a firmness for good practice.

              *****

              Experiences Not Things - from under £50 upwards

              ✨  Experiences Not Things - from under £50 upwards

              We don’t know when we’ll be fully able to socialise in the same way as before, but why not plan to do something fun together in 2021? How about treat your family and friends to a new experience instead of a material gift?

              *****

              Massage, Facial, Physio or Nails at Home, by Urban – from £67

              ✨  Massage, Facial, Physio or Nails at Home, by Urban – from £67

              We’re all in need of a bit of TLC. Why not buy an Urban gift card for someone to use in the new year? Headspace. Recovery. A spring in their step. Whatever they need. You choose the value, they choose from 30+ at-home beauty and wellbeing services, including massages, facials, nails, physiotherapy and more.

              *****

              Plant-based Skincare: Hydration Boost Luxury Gift Set, by Meadow Skincare - £68

              ✨  Plant-based Skincare: Hydration Boost Luxury Gift Set, by Meadow Skincare - £68 ✨

              Treat someone to the gift of soft, nourished skin with this bundle of hydrating, plant-based skincare for your whole body, face, hands and lips. Treat someone to the gentlest way to deep cleanse. Contains: 100ml Instant Hydration Body Balm; 30ml Hydration Boost Moisturising Balm; 30ml Ultra Protective Lip & Hand Balm.

               

              I hope these ideas start to get the creative juices flowing....

               

              As ever, with love from our family to yours, especially as the festive season approaches,

               

              Elena x

              Elena Cimelli Signature