Welcome to the annual Daisybutter Christmas gift guide!
This year, we’re doing things slightly differently and keeping it more minimal than ever. Between the global climate crisis, worldwide overconsumption and cost of living crisis (how many more simultaneous crises can we endure?), I wanted to share some simple gift ideas for your loved ones. I’ve chosen a mix of paper-free gifts, vegan treats, luxury vegan accessories and experiences that’ll keep on giving, for an all-over more responsible and mindful holiday season.
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Stella McCartney Falabella Cardholder
Crafted from their signature grained Shaggy Deer vegan alternative to animal leather, Stella McCartney’s Falabella cardholder (£235) is a beautiful cruelty-free luxury accessory. Since we collectively rarely use cash, this gift is a real treat. The diamond-cut Falabella chain is an iconic aesthetic for the brand and it elevates the cardholder instantly. And, what I love most about this cardholder is its multiple card slots and zip compartment for spare change.
Molton Brown Milk Musk Eau de Parfum
I included this in a previous Daisybutter Christmas gift guide, but wanted to include it again. Milk Musk Eau de Parfum (£120) is my go-to scent – it’s the one all of my friends know me for. Comforting, soft and nostalgic, it’s a vanillary floral that I love. What’s more, the packaging is made to be cherished forever: after its last spritz, you can take it to selected Molton Brown store for a refill. I love gifting this, along with a homemade ‘voucher’ so my loved one can redeem a refill on me.
Pela Compostable Phone Case
Although this may not be a substantial gift by typical Christmas gifting standards, I really love these compostable phone cases from Pela. New phones are released all through Q4, and so I’m sure plenty of people would love a phone case! These have a much lower impact on the environment than their conventional counterparts and there’s a huge range of simple designs too. Once they’re finished with the case, it can popped in the compost bin and returned to the earth.
SHARK FlexStyle Multi-Styler
Since sharing a Reel of my FlexStyle (£300) a few weeks ago, it has become my most-asked about belonging! It really is comparable to the Dyson Airwrap, but I may even prefer it. The technology is powerful and keeps your hair styled for far longer. I couldn’t recommend this more!
Papier Yearly Diary
I’ll be keeping yet another bullet journal next year, but of course not everybody is into bullet journalling. A failsafe gift for your friends that love to stay organised, beautifully, is a Papier annual diary (£25). These diaries are pre-mapped out with plenty of pages to keep them on track, no matter their lifestyle. I’m a huge fan of Papier and their gorgeous quality – these zodiac ones are a must!
Stella McCartney S-Wave 1 Trainers
New kicks are a great gift idea at Christmas. These Stella McCartney S-Wave 1 trainers (£520) are entirely vegan and cruelty-free (just like the back heel tab will tell you…!), and a gorgeous dupe for a similarly named trainer. With a minimal monogram at the quarter and a sporty perforated upper, the trainers are a match-all choice. But, what’s best is that the vegan leather is crafted from discarded grape waste, making it a literally plant-based shoe.
Some of my friends gifted me a Treatwell voucher for my birthday earlier this year, and it was just what I needed. I booked a massage with it and didn’t realise just how I much my body wanted one. These vouchers can be bought in varying denominations and can also be sent digitally, so you won’t have to print anything on paper. What’s more, your loved one can support local beauty salons and small businesses!
Bloom & Wild Plant or Dried Flowers
You know by now that I’m a big advocate of sending ‘just because’ flowers. Well, I’m also a big fan of gifting blooms that last. When I was going through a rough patch last year, my friend Sarah sent me some dried flowers from Bloom & Wild and they’re the best thing in my office – I love them. But that’s not where it ends, you can even send plants – a gift that keeps growing long past Christmas.
What are some of the gifts you’ve selected for loved ones this year? Share your 2022 Christmas gift ideas with the Daisybutter community below.