A gift guide like no other – Inspired by the impending Star Wars™ movie – The Last Jedi
We’ve pulled together some wonderful ideas – an ethical gift guide with a cosmic twist if you like!
So whether you’re planning to gift your Thanksgiving host, or a Christmas present for a Star Wars fan, we’ve selected some fabulous offerings, without falling into the BLACK Friday and CYBER Monday trap – Why not #BlockFriday and Shop Ethical instead…
Let’s start with Po-Zu’s Star Wars collection
From Resistance to BB-8 sneakers – made from organic cotton canvas, hand stitched, they use no glue – a vegan high top sneaker perfect for the whole family, available in children’s sizes and for women and men too – these sneakers have been the best selling hightop on their website to date. A Star Wars™ | PO-ZU footwear collaboration of boots and sneakers inspired by some of the films’ lead characters (under license with Lucasfilm/Disney)
Designed for everyday wear, the Resistance and BB-8 branding is subtle, but identifiable to all those in the galaxy who know the ways of the force.
Available here: from £65 (use my code incredibusy15 for 15 percent off)
Ingrid Petrie Design star struck prints
For those of you looking to the stars for inspiration – start at home with this contemporary design featuring quirky lettering and stars in white against a deep indigo blue, perfect for a modern kids room, playspace or elsewhere in the home. Star prints available here from £15
There has been a great deal of chat recently about the use of plastic, and disposable coffee cups – Every day KeepCup users divert millions of these disposable cups from the waste stream and through their actions, inspire others to do the same.
Many of the team at KeepCup are Star Wars fans, and, the battle between dark and light, convenience and care – seemed a fitting way to celebrate great design and continue to encourage reuse behaviour. Available here from £14.
Every bag has a silver lining
The Bronte Bags Bessie Star tote bag is made from vintage Hungarian natural linen and has an embroidered star detail. Soft veg tan leather handles. Every bag has a silver inner pocket for that extra bit of Cosmic sparkle!
Available here £120
For the tribal space princess in your life
Artisanal handmade silver necklace just £10 available here
For the baker in your life – we’ve found the classic 1989 Cook Book…
Wookiee Cookies and other Galactic Recipes – From C-3PO Pancakes to Jedi Juice Bars, this intergalactic Star Wars cookbook features healthy snacks, delicious dishes, sweet treats, and easy main courses no Rebel can resist.
Available second hand here from £5.50
Star themed ornaments have caught our eye this season – Made from 100% recycled paper maps by Lewes Map which has been hand drawn by illustrator and commercial artist Malcolm Trollope-Davis.
Using vegetable oil-based inks and other materials from sustainable source – these paper origami stars created in collaboration by artist Origami Est are available here: £9
Porcelain Black Stars
A gorgeous gift – for your BlackStar Squad L’Étoile Noire hand made porcelain, delicate yet deadly from Ceramic Magpie.
available here from £18.
Eco-friendly Marble Galaxy Gift Wrap Set
Wrapping Paper And Gift Tags by Nikki Strange. Printed on recycled eco friendly paper stock, features beautiful marbled planets in space and is printed on an uncoated finished paper in the UK & printed using eco friendly vegetable inks. Available here £5.50
When it comes to sparkles, we’ve tracked down Finnish Jewellery Designer Björn Weckström at Lapponia who became internationally renowned when the Planetoid Valleys necklace and Darina’s Bracelet were worn by Princess Leia in the final scene of George Lucas’ first Star Wars epic in 1977.
Find similar at Grasilver.com, specialising in selling rare vintage 20th Century Modernist Scandinavian jewellery.
Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) with Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford) Photo copyright Lucasfilm Ltd.
Cosy down in Rey’s boots from The Last Jedi
We couldn’t resist adding these boots, probably my favourite product (apart from the BB-8 KeepCup!) in this ethical gift guide.
Hand stitched, and lovingly crafted, these chrome-free leather look good on Rey in The Last Jedi, and will look just as good out on a walk on Wimbledon Common (more photos to follow!) Available here in black, and brown: £225
The swirling beauty of a (Patagonia) galaxy far far away.
This lightweight marble print hooded jacket from Patagonia is an environmentally friendly choice. Made from recycled polyester, 50+ UPF sun protection. As a member of 1% for the planet, Patagonia donates a percentage of profits to environmental organisations around the world. Available here, Ethical Superstore
Commission your own Star Wars designs
If it’s bespoke artwork you are looking for, we’ve discovered artist Tiffany Groves. Licensed illustrator via TOPPS company by Lucasfilm/Disney to produce original artwork for their cards – Tiffany’s work is collectable and she is allowed to sell these limited editions and is available for private commissions too…. Cards available here, and contact Tiffany here for those private one-off commissions.
The Intergalactic Bath Bomb
From cruelty-free brand Lush, offers an “out of this world” experience with its sudsy formula, neon colors, gold glitter and popping candy – Available here £4.50
Fair trade cosmic collection
Our friends at fair trade jewellery brand Just Trade have recently launched their ‘cosmic collection’ – planets and stars – Just Trade use a ‘vegetable ivory’ for this necklace collection – Made from Tagua which is a nut from a type of palm that grows in the South American jungle. It is a sustainable and environmentally sound alternative to animal ivory. Available here: from £20
Glitter like the StarMan himself
If you’re feeling like your cheekbones need to match your intergalactic jewellery – slap on some biodegradable glitter available here: in silver AND in gold!
Our stamp(s) of approval
The Royal Mail have some brilliant Srar Wars collectables – from small books of stamps to presentation packs of Star Wars BB-8 Display sets – we love them! Available here: From £3
Mist Reflector Bobble Hat
Concerns about the dark side? Collingwoodnorrisdesign’s hats are finished with a hand made reflective pom pom, which shows up in lights. Ideal for being seen at night! Each hat is made with premium Geelong Lambswool which is spun and dyed in Scotland. Available here: £60
We love this brooch from One Happy Leaf
Saturun Planet brooch laser cut from eco friendly bamboo available here
It’s PJ time
I can highly recommend Yawn Pyjamas and oh, they arrive in gorgeous reusable gift boxes too, and a matching cotton bag for the ultimate gift which is designed to be used however you wish – as a wash bag, makeup bag or of course to store your perfect Pjs!
Yawn’s new print ‘Night Time’ was inspired by stars and constellations…. available here
Rehouse your drinks with Blasted bottle
These etches were originally a commission for a Star Wars geek. Available on request from @blastedbottle
Shoot For The Moon Newborn Reusable Nappy
Start them young, with these BabaandBoo eco nappies, available here £10.95
Jigsaw Planet by Jennie Maizels
Blast off to the skies for a supergalactic good time! And, it’s 10, 9, 8, down to zero, and off you go. Suit up and zoom out to worlds beyond. Look at Earth from far away, eat special space food, and surround yourself with stardust. Buy it used here
Doves Farm Chocolate Stars
Get your Holiday morning off to a intergalactic start with this Chocolate Stars cereal from Doves Farm and organic too! Vegetarian and Vegan friendly and gluten free diet too. Available from EthicalSuperstore here.
Night Sky cuboid friendship bracelet
The Lù star bracelet is inspired by the awe inspiring night sky. from Kashka.co.uk
Star Wars prints on metal
Magnet mounting in 20 seconds, simply stick the magnet to your wall and add the poster of your choice.
It’s that easy! For every Displate print sold, 10 trees are planted – and they have some AMAZING Star Wars licenced prints too, available here
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Other reading: Safia Minney’s blog The Ethical Agenda here: BLOCKFRIDAY
We hope you’ve enjoyed and taken inspiration from this gift guide, and thank the following contributors for their ideas:
Francesca Mcloughlin, EthicalUnicorn
Angela at EarthConcious
Claire at www.thefrugalfamily.co.uk
Check out Pebble Magazine’s Christmas Eco giveaways here
Earth Changers’ ethical Holiday travel guide