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11 December 2021
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The ultimate eco-friendly Christmas list

Sick of rubbish and waste on Christmas day and conscious of cutting down this year? We've compiled a list of eco-friendly gift ideas to help you avoid unnecessary waste this Christmas

Wild deodorant

It might seem weird to buy someone a deodorant for Christmas, but hear us out. Wild is a sustainable natural solid deodorant that you can buy refills for in a whole host of scents. With aerosols heading to landfill more often than not, this is a great eco-friendly alternative to keeping fresh!

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Reusable cotton pads

Reusable cotton pads are also a great option if you’re hoping to switch out your toiletries for more sustainable alternatives. While cotton is a natural material, the pads we toss in the bin everyday are also likely to contain synthetic materials, use huge amounts of water to make and can take months to decompose. These machine washable, soft velvet alternatives, which can be used thousands of times, are more eco-friendly and inexpensive in the long run!

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These bands are made from 100% recycled ocean plastic, while the clasp is made from decommissioned illegal firearms, proceeds of which are used to tackle gun violence in the US. Choose a pair from between 17 different colours, each representing one of the UN’s sustainable climate development goals. Whether you pick the project you’re most passionate about, or the band you like the most, your money will go towards supporting a sustainable development project.

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NSPCC Christmas range

The NSPCC have a bunch of stocking fillers ready to shop on their site, including reusable bags, lunch boxes and toys. Plus, they’re all under £5!

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Vegan candles

Candles are always a great stocking filler and Etsy have a great collection of vegan ones. You can pick up a range of different scents from a host of independent sellers to surprise your loved ones on Christmas day.

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Refurbished tech

Are you thinking about upgrading your electronics this Christmas? BackMarket have a host of refurbished products so you can keep your tech up to date while cutting down on e-waste.

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Reusable Christmas crackers

This might not count as a stocking filler… but why not swap out your crackers for some eco ones this year? You can fill them with your own treats and re-use them as many times as you like.

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Holland & Barrett vegan box

This sweet box is the perfect stocking filler, packed with vegan treats to enjoy on Christmas day and beyond. Plus, it’s half price!

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Sustainable beach bag

If your loved ones are finally planning that summer trip away, this beach bag from sustainable swimwear startup, Stay Wild, will definitely get them ready for when the time is right. It’s handwoven but durable too, so it doesn’t have to be kept just for a beach day.

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Partage eco gifts

Partage have a host of eco-friendly gift ideas on their site, including toiletries, jewellery, reusable water bottles and crafts. Why not have a browse and pick up a few for your loved ones? They also have more options on their food and fashion sections.

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