Ethical gift guide – for Grown Ups
This guide is good for Christmas, but equally perfect for other celebrations (think any of the special ‘Days’ – Fathers, Mothers, Valentine’s you name it…) all year around. So whether you pick a few different products here to make a special ‘hamper’ (think organic coffee and Fairtrade chocolates) or splurge on one big gift, here’s a really good selection of good ethical gift ideas to chose from…
The New Divine Chocolate Tasting Set £5.50 Let’s start with probably my favourite thing in the world which is this Palm-Oil-Free, Fairtrade gift set from Divine Chocolate. Vegetarian too, and a really good stocking filler… contains six fabulous flavours in a box of 12 little bars, all individually wrapped to cherish and share. It also includes flavour notes, a chocolate guide and the Divine story.
Choose from: White Chocolate with Strawberries – Milk Chocolate – Milk Chocolate with Toffee & Sea Salt (gets my vote!) – 70% Dark Chocolate – 70% Dark Chocolate with Raspberry – 85% Dark Chocolate
Coffee Grown By Women (Equal Exchange) – Women Farmers organic coffee is a blend of three small farmer co-operatives in South America the blend is medium roasted and creates smooth, rich, honeyed apricot and almond notes, a perfect all day coffee!
Fentimans Pink Grapefruit Tonic Water – Made with ruby red grapefruit and quinine for a tonic that is refreshingly dry and crisp. No artificial sweeteners, flavourings or preservatives.
which goes really nicely with this…
Juniper Green organic gin £16 – now this has been ‘sampled’ by my good self and it’s very nice – Definitely a nice ‘over 18’ gift.
Palava.co Christmas dresses – gorgeous organic cotton, wonderful Holiday illustrations around the hem – just lovely!
Elvis and Kresse belt from £26 How fabulous.. can you believe it’s made from London Fire Brigade hoses?
Selfish Mother Sweatshirt with a percentage of sales going to charity, and stylish too – no wonder they are such an Instagram sensation!
Po-Zu.com shoes – the London based eco shoes everyone is talking about, with a co-branded Star Wars collaboration in the bag for 2017 – how about some vegan Brisk sneakers whilst you’re waiting…?
Hammam Blanket – Owl in the Ivy £24.00 A gorgeous Moroccan blanket, to wear as a scarf, or to use as a towel whether it’s after a bath, or on the beach – Or just fling it on you bed, wabi sabi style!
Millican Backpack £140 – Millican was founded in the English Lake District in 2008 and they run everything from here, in a renovated farm building just outside Keswick making sustainabl
Hygge by Louisa Thompsen Brits Book, having met Louisa briefly at Sisterhood Camp recently, and hearing her speaking about ‘hygge’ has made me want to make a cafetiere of coffee, relax in my favourite armchair and have a read.
Do Lectures – Michael Townsend Williams Book – Ad-man turned yoga teacher and mindfulness coach, is an advocate of ‘welldoing’ – leading a busy and productive life, but not at the expense of our health and wellbeing. And key to this? Our breath.
Lewes Map Tea Towel £12
A classic Tea Towel with a hand drawn map design by Malcolm Trollope-Davis, printed in the UK.
Jennie Maizels Iron on Patch from £8.99 a set – a lovely idea for a stocking filler!
Inspirational Cookery Workshops from £40 The Blid & Hatton Food Studio is based at the renowned (and very photogenic) food and art destination, the Medicine Garden in Cobham, Surrey. An old Victorian seed shed has been transformed in to a light and airy space, and their foody workshops are so fun!
Cold at Night blanket from Fforest £135 – To wear or have to hand on the back of your favourite chair or at the end of your bed. 100% pure new wool traditional double-cloth, designed by Sian Tucker at fforest and woven well at a local mill in West Wales.
So – we hope you’ve found something for the grown-ups in your life, if you would like some ideas and top tips for Ethical gifts for kids – babies, teenagers, CLICK HERE.
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