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It’s the most wonderful time of the year… The annual Daisybutter Christmas gift guides have arrived! And this year, there’s a small change because I won’t be sharing the usual fortnight’s worth of guides. Instead there are just two guides, thoughtfully padded out with gift ideas chosen for their sustainable ethos’ or mindfulness. You might have noticed that I’m consciously stepping away from consumerism-fuelled content, but similarly I know that so many of you really look forward to these posts come this time of year.
These sustainable Christmas gift ideas are equally perfect as stocking fillers or for ‘main gifts’. Personally this year we’re opting for a minimalist Christmas as we’re moving! Without further ado, let’s dive in to this year’s gift ideas…
Papier Mini Photo Book, From £20
Macramé Plant Hanger, From £15
I ordered one of Papier’s new Mini Photo Books when they launched earlier this month and was so thrilled with it that I wanted to include it in my gift guide. Papier’s drag-and-drop tool makes it so easy to create your own high-quality hardback photo book; I’ve previously made larger ones of our travels, but this time created one full of photos of Milo — our dog — from the year. In the spirit of handmade goodies, I love the look of Hopscotch London’s new scented candles! I’ve burned their candles for three years now, and couldn’t fault them. And for the plant enthusiasts, these macramé plant hangers on Etsy look beautiful. Look at the detail!
For fellow pals with a coffee (or tea, or hot chocolate!) habit, these ceramic travel cups would be oh so practical and look stylish too. They’re a great alternative to the typical plastic ones, and of course it’s great to support small businesses. If you have a friend who’s going to be getting started at the gym in 2020, why not treat them to a pair of my favourite gym leggings? Girlfriend Collective leggings are made from recycled fishing nets and plastic bottles… As is this vegan leather handbag by Friday by JW Pei. I wear mine (and my leggings) multiple times each week and swear by them both.
How could I share this year’s sustainable and mindful living gift guide without including my favourite vegan and cruelty-free lipstick? The Ambreesh Liquid Lipsticks have been an essential in my handbag since I discovered them back in February. A dream. Next up, a beautiful handmade and hand-embellished headband by Crown & Glory. I wear the khaki one at least three times a week, and have sported Sophie’s designs for years and years: pretty much since the OG blogging days! Speaking of OG bloggers… Liv has only gone and launched her own Papier collection! The Gingham Dreams Weekly Planner is truly a thing of beauty for non-bullet journallers.
Blue Rock Bamboo Toothbrush Subscription, From £3.90
Continuing the mindful theme, I’m thrilled to share the stunning Sea Soul Blessings cards with you. Wonderful Pippa designed these to encourage everyday mindfulness and to seek the magic in the everyday. Meticulously crafted and housed in 100% biodegradable packaging, users can select a card each day to feel empowered and inspired.
If, like me, you’ve struggled to find vegan and cruelty-free perfumes, I have the answer. Molton Brown’s new Eaux de Parfum are wholly vegan and cruelty-free and the best part? They can be refilled in-store after their last spritz! I wear Flora Luminare and it is the ultimate beach babe fragrance; it transports me straight back to my first holiday with Harvey, in Bali.
Lastly, for the household who are desperately trying to get into zero waste, a Blue Rock Bamboo Toothbrush Subscription comes in from just £3.90 a month. The entire toothbrush can be composted, and then a new one for the month will arrive through their letterbox. A lovely little stocking filler!
What are your favourite picks from my gift guide this year? Stay tuned for Wednesday’s post, which will be a special bookish-themed Christmas gift guide.