No matter what, shopping locally is one of the best ways to be earth-friendly this festive season.
For those who want to go further we’ve put together a list of gifts to buy that are made sustainably, locally and don’t come wrapped in plastic.
#ShopLocal and #ShopSustainable this year!
Farm Urban’s Greens for Good produce boxes are the perfect way to be healthy and eco-conscious. They’ll deliver fresh greens direct to your door and currently offer subscriptions within a 4-mile radius of the Baltic Triangle. If you live outside the area you can still enquire via email.
If you’re in the market for designer gear this Christmas, take a look at Hush Luxe’s collection of pre-loved clothes. They don’t manufacture their clothing so the impact is lessened and they have also partnered with C-Free to plant a tree for every sale made on their website!
Local cycling cafe, Ryde, offer repairs and maintenance in their Northern Lights workshop. Why not treat the cyclist in your life to a tune-up while you sip on some delicious coffee? Active travel is the way to go after all!
Make Thread is a community platform who empower independents to create their own planet-friendly fashion. Striving for zero-waste, they produce on-demand and organic apparel only. Take a look at their slow fashion pieces including these amazing slogan tees!
Urban Bear is an independent outdoor lifestyle brand born from love of adventure! Their vegan-friendly gear is inspired by travel and nature. They have an awesome selection of quirky, quality products for all of your outdoor adventures including roll top backpacks made from 100% recycled fabric!
Make Bank is a social enterprise providing art material kits and online resources for young people interested in pursuing creative careers. Their aim is to fight creative poverty and work towards a diverse industry with equal opportunities for everyone. Instead of buying a physical gift this year, why not donate an art kit in somebody’s name?
Promising somebody a trip to a restaurant is not only a sustainable gift, but is something for you both to look forward to. If you’re stuck for ideas, check out Independent Liverpool’s app for offers in local bars and restaurants.
Welcome to PopUpPoetry’s earth-friendly magic bazaar! Sophie makes amazing eco-friendly hampers which also include snippets of her poetry. Each gift can be personalised and at the moment you can get Christmas Eve hampers for both adults and kids.
If you’re shopping for a business owner or aspiring entrepreneur, consider a digital subscription to Ethos – a magazine that covers stories about the most progressive business leaders, their teams, character and ideas to give you a unique insight into how they’re changing business practices.
92 Degrees are a stockist of HuskeeCups which are made from recycled coffee husks and are environmentally friendly as well as aesthetically pleasing. The cups can be used in any HuskeeSwap locations which include all of the 92 Degrees stores. It’s simple! Take your cup, order your coffee and enjoy.