We’ve collaborated with multiple small businesses to put together this one stop shop so you can support small this Christmas.
We have unique gifts for her, gifts for him, gifts for kids and even that person who has everything and difficult to buy for!
Here’s a round up of small businesses taking part in this years eco-friendly Christmas gift guide:
Like so many parents in the UK, I had the bittersweet pleasure of homeschooling my children in the Spring of 2020. I was inspired to write this story after we made a bird feeder and were eagerly observing the birds visiting it every day. While the human world was very still, the birds were continuing about their business, singing loudly and bringing us joy.
After a few days of excitedly watching the birds visiting the feeder, we spotted a baby blackbird in the corner of the garden and watched as his parents came back and forth with different types of food for him. We called him Billy and the story was born at our kitchen table, as I was desperately trying to engage my six-year-old son with his reading. My children loved the story and encouraged me to share it with you. We hope you will enjoy hearing about Billy’s adventures as much as we loved writing about him!
As brand new bird watchers we found it tricky to identify the different birds coming and going to our feeder, so we decided to include a How to Make a Bird feeder page and a “Garden Bird Detective” colouring in sheet with the story, so that our readers can experience all of the joy of these amazing little creatures too!
About the Book: Garden birds find it more difficult to find food in the winter! Join the children of number 6 Lavender Lane as they prepare a winter feast for Billy the Blackbird and his friends that they will never forget!
This exciting, winter story includes instructions how to make a winter bird feeder and free downloadable colouring-in sheet.
Available in Paperback, Hardback and a Gift Pack of both Billy the Blackbird books.
We need to look after the environment so our wildlife friends like Billy can stay safe, that’s why all of our books are printed on recycled paper and our packaging is 100% plastic free.
With gentle care these lashes can be cleaned & reused until they fall apart so you can recycle & reuse wherever possible.
Add that little extra to your Christmas look from just £5.50.
Eco Party Bag Somerset Eco-friendly Plastic-free Children’s Party Bags And Gifts UK has a range of pre-selected bags for you to choose from. Each bag has been created with the environment in mind, by reducing the plastic and giving you and your loved ones something more meaningful and thought-provoking than the traditional party bags and gifts. There are many themes including woodland, nature, farmyard, Superhero and more.
These snowman seed bombs make the perfect stocking filler and children will love to watch the wildflowers grow and and attract birds, bees, butterflies and other insects.
Go plastic free with stocking fillers this year from just £1.20
Inspired by a calling to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle, and be a good role model for her kids, this exciting journey has led her along a path of exploration, discovery and full immersion in something that she truly loves – making & creating useful, lovable products underpinned by an ethos of doing something positive for our precious world !
ECOnsider offers a range of thoroughly researched, handcrafted, high quality, accredited, natural & organic products made with minimal environmental impact.
This gift set features a selection of gorgeous pure, natural goodies. The essential oil combination in these will pamper body, mind and soul. These sets also come with some beautiful finishing touches including a vibrant risograph printed card ( non-toxic ink, 100% FSC recycled card, low energy & waste printing process), recyclable tissue paper & a dried lavender stem.*
Goodies inside this box includes Body Whip (woo) Uplifting (Ylang Ylang & Grapefruit); Calm Haze Atmosphere Mist 50ml (Lavender, Rosemary & Sweet Orange Blend), Sweet Spice Aloe Soap
Our “Body Whip (woo)” body butter is packed with organic ingredients that deeply nourish your skin.
Our “Sweet Spice” Aloe Soap works beautifully, especially this season, and can be used as a hand or Body soap. It is big enough to cut in half if you want to use it as both.
Set the scene with our relaxing “Calm Haze” atmosphere mist whether you make it part of your yoga or meditation session, a calming bed time routine or to bring a little calm into your home/office
Mucky Knees Gift Boutique is a UK based multi-award winning sustainable children’s gifts boutique. Amy started Mucky Knees to provide educational, wholesome and sustainable gifts for children with a unique platform that makes sustainability fun and easy for parents!
We will be starting a new family tradition with this incredibly fun indoor treasure hunt. A great way for children to get into the spirit of Christmas with Elf on the Shelf and a perfect edition to your Christmas Eve Box!
This pack contains 15 cards with clues leading you around the house in search of a treat. Something nice to eat, a festive movie, an early Christmas present – you decide what’s at the end of the hunt!
The cards are interchangeable and broad enough that the clues will be relevant to most homes. You can also remove some cards if you want a shorter game.
Hide the cards and watch the festive fun unfold!
They come complete with a beautiful storage tin, keeping them safe and reusable for many years to come.
Product eco credentials:
Festive Fun starts from £7.99
After discovering all the nasties that went into normal crayons, The Natural Crayon Company’s mission became simple – Create an eco-friendly alternative to the traditional paraffin wax crayon. We do this by using natural waxes and food grade pigments.
The waxes used in our crayons are:
These Christmas crayon gift sets are vibrantly coloured and due to the nature of natural waxes, they give a lovely soft colour when drawn onto paper. This may be more muted than you’re used to with conventional paraffin wax crayons. All packaging is eco-consciously chosen and is biodegradable, compostable or recyclable and made from recycled materials wherever possible. All our crayons carry the CE mark and have undergone stringent testing to ensure they meet all safety standards.
Perfect Stocking Fillers from just £1.25
I bought the dinosaur shaped ones for a 4 year old birthday gift, and here’s the glowing review:
The Empathy Holistic Buddies are a collection of cuddly toys that magically come to life to calm, uplift and refocus families and organisations through sessions & products.
Not to mention the lead buddy Emma King which is your in-house virtual aromatherapist.
This year, Emma has created these festively filled reusable baubles filled with a surprise combination including either Calming down oil, Uplifting hand cream (using festive spices) or Festive (clay based mask).
You can also bring calm to Christmas with a gift kit specially with you in mind.
It includes a revive hand cream, warmth massage blend and a calming clay based face mask to help you through those dark nights and festivities!!
Gifts start from £6.50 with Gift Vouchers also available.