Tuesday 1 December 2020

Eco gift guide


Bamboo Cheese Board set

This beautiful Bamboo Cheese Board 12 piece set (RRP £34.99) from TruBamboo comes with four knives, white fired porcelain food markers and gold pen, and knotted cocktail sticks. 
Tru Bamboo, who are a UK based and ethically managed company, ensure their large bamboo cheese board is truly eco-friendly by using established bamboo from China’s South Eastern Moso forests which has an unrivaled growth rate of over 10cms/day. They also ensure they use minimal packaging, 97% of which is recyclable.

The beautiful bamboo cheese board is made entirely from gorgeous Moso bamboo. Renowned for its rich grain and durability; the board is an attractive and hard wearing centrepiece for any dinner table or buffet. 

As Moso bamboo is a hard wearing, non-porous material which repels dangerous bacteria for optimal food safety, this naturally antibacterial bamboo board goes beyond all FDA / LFGB food safety requirements. Chemical and toxin free it is ideal for serving cheese on and as it is a substantial, thick cheeseboard it is not affected by distortion or movement even when cutting the hardest of cheeses.
The large cheese board’s generous cutting surface is perfect for any size of elegant party or informal occasion and ideal for nights in as we celebrate the festive season at home. The bamboo cheese board features an integrated tool drawer. The fully removal drawer stores the cheese knives and features a stylish silver finish metal knob for drawer removal. The four piece specialist cheese tool set is designed to slice, spread and serve. The knives are made from strong stainless steel for a long lasting finish and featuring matching smooth bamboo handles for a stunning look whilst providing the most comfortable grip.

Integrity Bottle 

Integrity Bottles (RRP from £15.95) are 500ml reusable bottles. 

Made in Malvern, UK where there are dozens of fresh water springs and drinking wells dotted around, Integrity Bottles are an eco conscious water bottle brand. As their name suggests the eco conscious water bottle brand has Integrity and are helping our planet with their fully reusable bottles that come with a lifetime guarantee. 

Made from double-sided stainless steel, the Integrity Bottles are insulated to keep drinks warm for 12 hours and cold for 24 hours.

Integrity Bottles are beautifully embossed with a unique design. The decals on each bottle are embossed in metal - aluminium, copper or pewter - and applied to the bottle for an individual look.

There are six designs to choose from - original tattoo-style winged heart, funky skull, stylised cross, zen yin yang, biohazard and zodiac designs. Each design is available in a range of colours, simply choose your design then your preferred colour.


Go earthy, go edgy, go hippy – but be principled, have integrity.

Bamboo Tumbler

Made by Tru Bamboo, this Bamboo Tumbler (RRP £21.95) is a slim design, large capacity (530ml) bottle. This stunning tumbler is made from sustainable Moso bamboo. As no two Moso grains are the same each tumbler is unique.  Truly eco friendly and responsibly made, the removable non slip base is a recyclable plastic, the Moso bamboo is naturally harvester and has a quick growth rate, and the interior is made from 100% recyclable pure stainless steel.

It is fantastic at maintaining temperature thanks to a triple layer insulation including a cutting-edge interior with double-wall vacuum technology and bamboo exterior. It retains heat for up to 12 hours or keeps drinks cold for a whole day. Thanks to a superior cap sealing system the tumbler is leakproof. It is certified BPA free and made from 100% food grade stainless steel.

The fantastic tumbler also comes with a tea/fruit/ice infuser. The detachable two-piece infuser/strainer is made from fine mesh filters to strain tea or infuse water while you drink. It also features a brilliant hidden, secret storage area. The removable base unscrews to reveal a hidden compartment for tea bags or emergency/private items such as cash.

As the bamboo tumbler is beautifully individual, multifunctional, practical and eco-friendly it is a fantastic gift to give loved ones this Christmas.

VASO Glass Straws 

VASO premium glass straws are eco-friendly straws which are sustainable, reusable and recyclable.

Produced in Germany from strong, premium quality glass the structure and glass quality have been engineered to provide a safe alternative to disposable straws. The mixed 4 pack (RRP £15.49) of VASO’s premium glass straws offers you the choice of 4 straws of any length. Simply select an option of which mixed size of glass straws that you would like. Each straw features a clear glass body, rounded tips, a 1.5mm thick wall and a printed logo. 

Not only are the glass straws fully recyclable and sustainable but the packaging is also created from sustainable materials and is recyclable. Delivering a 100% pure taste they are free from plastics, toxins, mineral oils and BPA 

Stylish, eco-friendly, practical and superb quality they are a wonderful gift to give to loved ones. The simple yet stylish box that securely holds the straws make each pack ideal to be given as a gift. 

Plant a Bloomer

Plant a Bloomer plantable tokens (RRP from £5.50) are quirky seed paper shapes which can be planted to grow wildflowers. Splendidly eco-friendly they are a lovely gift to give loved ones and are ideal as a stocking filler gift for loved ones young and old.

The Plant a Bloomer range was developed by the creative and clever Rani Deshpande. Plant a Bloomer bloomed after Rani created a wonderful wedding favour for one of her first clients; a beautiful flower embedded with seeds.  Created from a unique seed paper made from recycled materials, the flower could be ‘planted’— to grow seedlings! The plantable flower proved hugely popular and soon became much sought-after as a memorable and environmentally friendly wedding favour.
Handcrafted from 100% recycled materials, the shaped seed paper contains inclusions of natural mica flakes, flower petals, ferns and wildflower seeds. The seeds are a mix of hardy wildflower varieties, which will grow all year round indoors, or outdoors. When ‘planted’ the unique seed paper breaks down into the soil — and the seeds germinate to produce seedlings!

Perfect for Christmas the Plantable Christmas Tree, Star And Heart Set (RRP £15.00) includes a ‘Plant a Star’ in silver-white, a ‘Plant a Christmas Tree’ in bronze and a ‘Plant a Heart’ in gold. Each plantable shape is beautifully presented in a square pocket and finished with a sparkling ribbon tie. An insert gives planting instructions and information about the seed paper.

OneTouch bottle

OneTouch bottles (RRP from £9.99) from ION8 are on-the-go leak proof water bottles. The bottle is stylish and is available in a range of different stunning styles and sizes. 

100% leak proof, the water bottles feature an innovative OneTouch lid. Reliably leak proof, when the lid is closed, the spout and vent are completely sealed. The secure lid ensures the drinking spout is safely covered and contamination free. With a smooth flow for spill-free hydration and hygienic flip top cover for one handed use on-the-go they are ideal for keeping hydrated.
The OneTouch bottle boasts sustainability as polymers are derived from biomass and it is made from fully recyclable stainless steel. The bottle is also food safe, odour resistant, easy to hand wash, and keeps drinks fresh and full of flavour.

Madagascan Pink Pepper Body Wash

This luxurious Madagascan Pink Pepper Body Wash (RRP £25.00) from Nereus London is a revitalising aromatherapeutic spa shower experience that not only provides a relaxing experience but also improves your skin’s health.

The extra moisturising viscous body wash formulation is expertly designed with 100% natural pink pepper, fresh ginger, eucalyptus, and clove essential oils to create a refreshing, natural awakening shower experience. Leaving your skin feeling soft and moisturised, it is designed to be uplifting and revitalising while providing a luxurious clean. Recommended for all skin types and those struggling with dry skin.

Nereus London is proud that their formulations are natural, made with ethically sourced ingredients and 100% natural and organic fragrances, paraben-free, sulphate-free, silicone free, gluten-free and vegan. They are also tested on humans and not animals. 

This luxurious British beauty brand has the environment at its heart. They create their deluxe products without the plastic impact. For every bottle purchased, 1kg of ocean-bound plastic will be recovered via Plastic Bank.  This body wash comes in 100% BPA free bottles made from aluminum that has zero black plastic and is infinitely recyclable, as is the aluminum cap. The label is made from wood pulp and is biodegradable.

Lyonsleaf Beauty Balm 

The Beauty Balm (RRP £14.99) from Lyonsleaf is a sumptuous balm that is an oil cleansing balm & moisturiser in one

The balm is formulated with natural plant oils so it's kind to the skin. It's made with certified organic ingredients from Lyonsleaf's carbon conscious family farm. Dramatically improve skin barrier and seal in moisture for glowing skin that stays hydrated and plumped all day with this 100% natural Beauty Balm, consequently reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles caused by dry skin.

One single pot for infinite use, the water-free Beauty Balm can be used to moisturise, cleanse, exfoliate, nourish, repair and protect the skin. It can be used as a cleanser, as a moisturiser and as a primer before applying makeup. One little pot that perfectly fits in everyone's Christmas stocking and is an ideal gift.

Made from 100% pure, unrefined, undiluted plant oils it is abundant in vitamins, antioxidants and other phyto-nutrients plus contains fatty acids your skin requires to naturally maintain skin barrier and allows skin to regulate itself naturally. It is free from preservatives, artificial colours, emulsifiers, artificial fragrances and all artificial chemicals. The water-free natural skincare is not only undiluted goodness and super concentrated so a little goes a long way but the small pot uses less space, resources and packing.

Lyonsleaf make award winning, hand-made, natural skincare on their farm in Somerset where they grow herbs that they use in their products. Their products are ideal for those with sensitive skin and chronic skin conditions, as well as those who are wanting to eliminate artificial chemicals from their skincare routine. Lyonsleaf products are cruelty free and hand-made in the UK, using home-grown herbs, by workers earning a living wage, using as little plastic as possible. Lyonsleaf are committed to an ongoing program of reducing carbon emissions, environmental impact and waste. The packaging of this product is 100% recyclable and we only use biodegradable postal packaging.

Saalt Menstrual Cup

The Saalt Menstrual Cup (RRP £25) is a high quality, eco-friendly period cup. 

Made in the USA, Saalt Menstrual Cups are made with medical grade silicone, which is chemical-free and completely safe. The Saalt Cup is a reusable soft silicone cup worn internally like a tampon, but collects—rather than absorbs—your period. It stays in place by creating a seal between the cup and your vaginal wall. Once your cup is filled, you simply empty, rinse, and reinsert the cup for another 12 hours of protection day or night. 

They come in two firmness options, two size options in each and various colour options, so there is a perfect fit for all. Comfortable and reliable they are better for your body and the environment! 

1 Saalt Menstrual Cup lasts for up to 10 years, meaning the use of one would stop thousands of tampons and single use period products from going into landfills and oceans. Gift one to the people in your life who might be interested in trying one out. By gifting the Saalt Menstrual Cup, you will help your friends save money, reduce their plastic usage and improve their menstruating experience.

Skin Academy Zero products 

Skin Academy Zero products are 100% natural, environmentally friendly skincare. They care for your skin and your planet. 

Skin Academy Zero are passionate about conserving our environment and thinking of our future, as such all of their products are packaged in sustainable packaging. The tubes are made from sugarcane ethanol, the retail boxes from partially recycled cardboard and the caps, jars and lids are all fully recyclable.

Skin Academy Zero Day Cream

Skin Academy Zero Day Cream 50ml (RRP £15.99) is formulated with 100% natural, vegan ingredients and contains plant derived preservatives. Enriched with Shea Butter & Coconut Oil, this cream is perfect for daily use to deeply moisturise skin and help soothe and hydrate skin.
The cream’s packaging compliments the natural skincare products and the little pot looks luxurious and stylish. The pure white cream is silky, soft and gives skin natural loving care.  This natural skincare cream is a wonderful gift. Made in the UK the day cream is not tested on animals and is suitable for vegans. 
Skin Academy Zero Face Scrub
Skin Academy Zero Face Scrub 100ml (RRP £12.99) is formulated with 100% natural, vegan ingredients and contains plant derived preservatives. 

Enriched with Sacha Inchi Oil, Sweet Almond Oil & Apricot Seeds, this scrub is suitable to use daily to gently exfoliate the face. The Sacha Inchi Oil & Sweet Almond Oil in this natural scrub helps to deeply moisturise and hydrate the skin whilst Apricot Seeds help to remove dead skin cells, leaving skin soft and nourished.

The packaging’s design evokes a natural look that compliments the 100% natural and plant-based skincare that it contains. The opulent scrub has a velvety feel with gentle texture thanks to the Apricot Seeds.

Skin Academy Zero Eye Cream

Skin Academy Zero Eye Cream 25ml (RRP £12.99) is a 100% natural, plant-based skincare product. 

This naturally scented, rich eye cream is enriched with Shea Butter, renowned for its healing properties, and deeply moisturising Coconut Oil. These all-natural ingredients help to hydrate, deeply moisturise, soothe and nourish the delicate skin around the eyes. Suitable for all skin types the eye cream is suitable for vegans. 

The cream feels satiny soft and leaves the skin feeling hydrated and healthy. Packaged in a small tube adorned with the iconic Zero logo that showcases the naturalness of the product, just a little bit of the cream goes a long way.

Soak Sunday products

Bringing back bath time, Soak Sunday make sensorial, sustainable and indulgent bath and body care to soothe body, mind and soul. Made in the UK, Soak Sunday are proud of the fact that their products are UK designed, created and fulfilled. Evoking the power of natural bath botanicals, their products include natural ingredients. The packaging they use is 100% recyclable being plastic free and 100% glass and aluminum. Vegan and cruelty free their products are Leaping Bunny Certified.
Midnight Storm Botanical Bath & Body Oil

Midnight Storm Botanical Bath & Body Oil 200ml (RRP £14.00) from SOAK SUNDAY is a luxurious oil for body and mind renewal. Perfect as a gift, this restorative bath & body oil helps to detox skin, bring balance to your mind and provide relaxation.

The high-end packaging is under-stated, sleek and stylish. The oil has a wonderful aroma, aids relaxation and nourishes the skin.

Enriched with jojoba and sweet almond oils to nourish and rejuvenate skin; whilst ginger and sweet basil uplifts the mind and detoxifies. The blend of ingredients in the oil have been used to help mind, body and soul. 

Pour a generous amount into the tub, sink into a hot bath and breathe in the intoxicating aroma, letting worries soak into the water and drain away. Or apply directly to damp skin as a nourishing body oil.

Cleo's Paradise Botanical Bath Soak

Cleo’s Paradise Botanical Bath Soak 280g (RRP £14.00) from SOAK SUNDAY is a pampering and relaxing bath soak With epsom salt to detoxify and soothe and everlasting flowers to rejuvenate the skin, this bath soak eases mind, body and spirit. 

Envelop your skin in nourishing softness with soothing organic coconut milk and oatmeal, calming vegan manuka oil and cleansing calming chamomile. The luxury bath soak is made using 100% natural ingredients and no synthetic fragrances. The ingredients help mind, body and soul. The bath soak has a gorgeous aroma and the bottle filled with this lovely bath soak is luxurious and beautiful.

Pour a generous amount into the tub, sink into a hot bath and breathe in the intoxicating aroma, letting worries soak into the water and drain away.

Rose Utopia Transformative Clay Face Mask

Rose Utopia Transformative Clay Face Mask 50g (RRP £16.00) is a self care face mask from SOAK SUNDAY. 

With softening and pore refining pink clay to draw out impurities, vitamin rich rosehip, geranium and nature’s natural healer aloe vera to soothe and lavender, red rose and cleansing sage, skin is left silky soft and glowing and your mind indulgently relaxed.

Mix your clay powder with a few drops of water until you make a smooth paste. Apply a thin layer to clean skin with the accompanying face mask brush, leave for 10 minutes then wipe away with a clean flannel.

Indulge and brighten skin with this 100% natural kaolin clay mask. Presented in a beautiful, stylish and recyclable bottle with accompanying brush, this Rose Utopia Transformative Clay Face Mask is a wonderful gift to give to loved ones so they can indulge in some skin care pampering and help them have euphorically glowing healthy skin.

Stib Children’s Earth Lover Beeswax wraps

Bee an Earth lover and reduce your plastic footprint, with Stib’s NEW Children’s Earth Lover Beeswax Wraps (RRP £16.95).
Exclusive to Joules and shortlisted for Best Ethical Gift in the Gift of the Year Awards, the four vibrant, colourful wraps which come in three different sizes, can be used again and again as an environmentally-friendly alternative to cling film or tin foil, supporting a sustainable lifestyle and each saving at least 200 pieces of plastic going into landfill! They also come with a pack of native wildflower seeds which children can plant to encourage the bee population, as well as a bee friendly information sheet.

Perfect for brightening up picnics and lunch boxes, the wraps are great for keeping sandwiches, fruit and vegetables fresh and can also be placed over bowl food, salads and snacks too! Super easy to care for once they come to the end of their shelf life they can be disposed of in the compost.

Making thoughtful gifts with a purpose, the wraps have been handmade by the passionate team at Oakdale Bees using the natural wax produced by their very own British Buckfast bees, along with 100% pure cotton, organic jojoba oil and a touch of organic tree resin to add a little extra stickiness.

Ethical giftware company, Stib, believes that small actions really do make a difference and the wraps are designed to raise awareness of waste among children while giving them an easy way to take positive action to help change the world, not only by reducing their plastic footprint but by educating them on the importance of bees who help contribute to one third of the food we eat yet are facing an alarming decline in both their numbers and their environmental ecosystem. 10% of profits go to education projects for vulnerable children via global charity, We.org.

If you are looking for more gift inspo for eco gifts check out last year’s eco Christmas gift guide here.

* This gift guide includes items gifted to use for inclusion in the guide *


  1. Wow! What a range of gifts, the bamboo cheese set looks awesome and right up our street :)

  2. This year eco friendly gifts are all the buzz, we have the bamboo tumblers and tooth brushes as well as coconut bowls.

  3. So many lovely eco friendly gifts to choose from. The pink pepper body wash sounds different. The straws are a good idea too!

  4. Eco themed gifts are so wonderful to receive and to gift someone as you know you are doing something back for the environment. I love Tru Bamboo products and the cheese board set looks perfect for Christmas

  5. I was so impressed by the plantable shapes set that I bought some whilst I was reading through your post, I haven't started Christmas shopping yet and your gift ideas are so helpful! I love its all eco friendly :) thanks so much for sharing!

  6. Some great gift ideas, the planting bloomers should intriguing. I have a bamboo cheese board and set and I love bringing it out at Christmas x

  7. Some really great eco gift ideas here - I love the look of the Vaso glass straws/

  8. That bamboo cheese board is just gorgeous, my parents would love that. So many good ideas for Christmas here

  9. I love this because I think most of us still need an extra prompt and some inspiration to remember to choose eco friendly. Love the cheese board and the planting bloomers!