Conscious Gift Guide 2017 - Our Top Holiday Picks!
Black Friday? Let's make it "Green" instead!
I recently collaborated with a whole bunch of UK based conscious lifestyle bloggers and brands. The idea is to encourage everyone to shop local, shop ethically and shop sustainably. We created three Holiday Gift Guides full of gifts which do good. If you enjoyed our Holiday Lookbook, you will definitely love this.
Give with thought and love this season. Shop with intention too!
P.S. Make sure to look out for great discounts and our big festive giveaway!
We thope you enjoy these thoughtfully made videos that Holly of Leotie Lovely made!
BRANDS + PRODUCTS FEATURED IN THIS GIFT GUIDE ARE:
- GUNG HO | Chained to Tradition Silk Scarf £140.00
- GUNG HO | Summer Earrings in Red £30.00
- THE FUTURE KEPT | House Of Plants Book £18.00
- LITTLE DIFFERENCE | Mountain And Moon Card £2.50
- THE FUTURE KEPT | Red Tinted Lip Balm £18.00
- ONE NINE EIGHT FIVE | Woman Cushion £90.00
- ONE NINE EIGHT FIVE | Zipper Pouch £43.00
- THOUGHT CLOTHING | Kelis Pom Pom Organic Wool Beanie Hat £24.90
BRANDS + PRODUCTS FEATURED IN THIS GIFT GUIDE ARE:
- THE FUTURE KEPT | Wild Dyer £17.00
- ALLY BEE KNITWEAR | Alpaca Cardigan Stitch Hat £69.00
- GREEN FIBRES | Organic Velour Hooded Bathrobe £79.00
- GREEN FIBRES | Woolen Hot Water Bottle Cover £29.90
- THE FUTURE KEPT | Moroccan Rose Bath Salts £10.00
- CELTIC & CO | Lambswool Tartan Throw £150.00
- CELTIC & CO | Dita Slippers £49.00
- LITTLE DIFFERENCE | Pattern Deer Card £2.50
- THE FUTURE KEPT | Beeswax Dinner Candles £12.00
- 58 LIFESTYLE | Balancing Room Mist £22.00
- 58 LIFESTYLE Balancing Aroma Oil £12.00
- 58 LIFESTYLE Balancing Body Cream £33.00
- 58 LIFESTYLE | Balancing Body Wash £29.00
- 58 LIFESTYLE | Balancing Bath Oil £25.00
- 58 LIFESTYLE | Balancing Eco Soy Candle £21-£58
- 58 LIFESTYLE | Incense
- FROM BABIES WITH LOVE | Nautical Nesting Blocks £24.90
- FROM BABIES WITH LOVE | Wooden Duck Baby Pull Along £19.90
- FROM BABIES WITH LOVE | Penguin Baby Grow £21.90
- FROM BABIES WITH LOVE | French Grey Kisses Knot Hat £7.50
- CELTIC & CO | Crawler Boots £20.00
- LITTLE DIFFERENCE | Llama Card £2.50
- CELTIC & CO | Flatout Bear £58.00
THE BRANDS & THEIR STORIES:
Little Difference is an eco-friendly stationery brand providing greeting cards, notebooks, and prints inspired by nature. Launched by a couple with a love for nature, they decided to start a business that runs in the most Earth caring way possible. All of their products are made using 100% recycled paper and 100% biodegradable packaging. Their mission is to make the consumer happy and fulfilled with a uniquely designed product that signifies they have made a “Little Difference” in the world whilst making a net positive impact on nature by regeneration the world’s forests. For this reason they have started a “1 Card, 1 Tree” initiative where they pay for the planting, raising and protection of one tree towards reforestation for every single product sold!
From Babies With Love
We all love buying babies beautiful products, particularly at Christmas. Sadly there are too many children who don’t have anyone to buy them presents. However, when you buy from From Babies With Love, every single penny of profit, goes round the world to help orphaned and abandoned children. They work with the charities SOS Children’s Villages and Street Child to provide a family home, education, healthcare and support to overcome trauma. It’s amazing and essential work.
From Babies With Love provide us with the perfect organic baby gift. All their designs are ethically and sustainably sourced. They use the softest 100% organic cotton, and their toys are made from wood from sustainable sources and come in recyclable packaging.
58 Lifestyle was created by the two beautiful souls Michal Cohen-Sagi and Noam Sagi who believe that wellbeing, health and beauty should be treated by a 360 approach. They opened a well being centre in London (58 Well Being Centre, Mayfair) and it’s pretty unique in terms of what they offer. Anything from massage to holistic treatments and western medical practitioners so they are definitely worth a visit. They also developed these gorgeous products which include notes of green mandarin, jasmine, coriander and ylang ylang amongst other natural ingredients that recreate a harmonious feeling that ultimately enhances our wellbeing. They are also free from sulphates, parabens and harsh additives. They are little packages of harmony and balance that create an environment fit for anyone yearning a peaceful soulful lifestyle.
Greenfibres has been making and selling organic textiles since 1996. William and Gabriela Lana launched this mindful brand because they wanted to offer beautiful and useful textile products that are kind to the environment and to our health. They also wanted to provide meaningful livelihoods for everyone who work with and in Greenfibres. With a gorgeous store in Totnes, Devon, you can visit this little country haven to experience their homely array of products including socks (pictured), clothing, organic and natural mattresses, natural cleaning products, duvets, pillows and toiletries. Expect a low-key, Totnes vibe that is hard to resist.
The Future Kept
The Future Kept stocks a range of well designed, high-quality and meticulously chosen homeware and gifts. Owners Jeska and Dean Hearne have carefully curated items from independent designers, makers and artisans who are creating products that are better for our world. They sell quality goods designed to be used in our day-to-day lives, everything is made to last. Moving away from the throwaway nature of modern life, The Future Kept is a place to source family heirlooms of the future. Jeska and Dean want to inspire a curiosity and desire within customers to make more sustainable and ethical choices.
Use code ETHICAL10 for 10% off until 30th November 2017.
One Nine Eight Five
Established in 2016 by textile designer Eleanor Nadimi, One Nine Eight Five is a British homeware brand that specialises in print and interior textiles. Support British manufacturing, craftsmanship and sustainable processes is at the heart of One Nine Eight Five. Using ethically sourced materials wherever possible they support and celebrate the talent of British craftspeople and UK manufacturing. Every piece is designed and made in the UK by people who take great pride in their work creating high-quality and unique products.
Celtic & Co.
Founded 26 years ago by husband and wife team Nick and Kath Whitworth, Celtic & Co is best known for their 100% premium quality British sheepskin footwear, made by hand in their own purpose built factory in Cornwall by skilled craftspeople. Unlike other sheepskin boots which are designed to be thrown away, Celtic & Co offer a resole and repair service so you can keep your tootsies cosy for years to come without adding to the landfill. Using hides that would otherwise go to waste, Celtic & Co invest time in creating quality yet affordable pieces that are designed to last and buck the current, destructive trend of disposable fashion. Every Celtic & Co piece is made from carefully chosen, ethically sourced, natural and organic materials, the majority of which is produced in the UK.
Use code JELLA10 for 10% DISCOUNT and free delivery on full price items. Discount code valid until the 21st of December 2017.
Gung Ho Design
Founded in 2016, Gung Ho Design combines a whimsical aesthetic with designs that are versatile, high quality, and filled with deeper meaning and purpose. Each print is designed by hand by founder Sophie Dunster; created to be both beautiful and to connect people with environmental issues through the designs themselves, and with each purchase Gung Ho donates to a corresponding charity working with this cause. Each piece is made from organic cotton which is hand printed in the UK using responsible dyes, whilst the final collection is handmade in London. The garments are also wrap designs, meaning that only two sizes need to be made, XS/S and M/L. Not only does this mean the clothes can fit any body type, and adjust alongside our bodies as we change through the years, but it also reduces waste caused by creating garments in many size variations.
Thought clothing, as the name suggests, is a collection of thoughtfully made items which are both ethical and sustainable, for women and men. They use naturally grown bamboo, cotton, wool, tencel, modal and hemp, all free of harmful pesticides and chemicals and sourced responsibly. Their designs borrow from nature, and in turn somehow feel effortless to wear, and diverse enough to transcend the seasons.
Ally Bee creates her knits with a clear cradle-to-cradle story in mind. She produces each collection with a set of environmental standards that go beyond mere compliance and constantly questioning the status quo for ethical and sustainable production. Ally Bee seeks out natural fibres and produces ethically from farmer to shop floor, choosing high-quality fibre cashmere, alpaca and wool yarns produced to high standards of land management while protecting animal welfare. Her creations are intended to be a keepsake, created to live well beyond a season, and if cared for properly, beyond a single lifetime.
** Disclaimer: This post was a sponsored collaboration. We thoughtfully selected the brands we partnered with. We picked our outfits based on our individual styles. We borrowed and returned every item seen in this post. **