Christmas. I love it, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t stress me out. It always jumps out of nowhere. Every. Single. Year. After Christmas, I vouch that next year I’ll be prepared, I’ll buy all my presents waaay in advance and I won’t give useless presents just because I have to give something (sorry about the abundance of cufflinks over the years, Dad).
However, this year I’ve decided to be prepared. To help us all out a bit, we’ve put together the best gift guide (ever). Demonstrating that gift-buying doesn’t have to be scary, tbh it’s actually pretty fun when you have a bit of inspo. From stocking fillers to all-out gifts, you’ll find something in there for every person and every taste. We’re giving you a little teaser with a few gifts from the guide in this article, if you want the full thing (discount codes included!), sign up here and we’ll send it right to your inbox.
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For Those Who Have It All
We all have that one person. You go to their house for a coffee and they have a world-class coffee machine with matching mugs, coasters, a milk-pan, a milk-frother AND fairtrade organic coffee imported all the way from Kenya. Is there really anything they don’t own? Well, hopefully, this solar lamp jar! Produced fairly in South Africa, this jar absorbs energy from the sun during the day and then glows throughout the night! Just leave it by a window and you’ll have a solar-powered enviro-friendly night light to make your room extra cosy.
Lumi Accessories hand-make their products using natural materials such as vegetable-tanned leather. These accessories are the prettiest sustainable gifts around and perfect for any fashionista. Our top pick is the Large Case Meeting Pocket in Natural. A simple, yet beautiful design with an ecological flair. This one is definitely essential for the wardrobe.
For Natural Folk:
This is for those extra environmentally friends of yours. This book is the ultimate guide to going zero-waste. It explains the 5 Rs: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot in an entertaining and relatable way. It makes going zero-waste seem easy, the perfect gift.
For Beauty Addicts:
I definitely know a few beauty-product addicted friends and family that are nail polish hoarders. So this one’s bound to be a hit and all of Kia Charlotta’s polishes are beautiful, vegan, cruelty-free and 14-free (read more about what this means here). Just pick out your gift-receivers favourite colour and you have a great gift ready.
Tea is cheap and everybody loves tea. This makes it the best stocking stuffer. Cupper produces natural, fair & delicious teas. From black tea to vanilla-infused green, they offer just about every flavour imaginable. So there’s absolutely something for everyone!
We’re all so over plastic bottles, it’s time to invest in a great quality, reusable bottle and where better to purchase one than at S’well? They’re completely BPA-free, keep your drinks hot for 12 hours and cold for 24, and they’re stylish. You can even get a personalised one to give this gift something a bit extra.
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