Ethical gift guide part 2

Hey everyone, here are the latest instalments in my ethical gift guide! I have chosen  10 gifts from independent or small businesses to feature. I always try to buy handmade/homemade bits and bobs when shopping for my Christmas presents. By buying from small businesses and participating in small business Saturday, you can support local crafters and makers and keep smaller shops going too. Etsy, Folksy, Yummly, Ebay and Facebook are my go to sites when looking for things. Facebook pages where crafters sell their work are increasingly popular but always be cautious when paying for products and remember your buyers’ rights. Its always important to keep track of what bank details you give away or stick to paypal, keep track of payments and deliveries also- to make sure you receive all purchases.  Facebook page; ‘Santa’s Little Hikers‘ is one of my favorite for finding unusual gifts to purchase, so do check it out, as many people are still taking orders.

Gift number 1- For the foodie- Luxury Preserves  from Homemade by Erica Jane

Let them indulge with a variety of delicious chutneys and jams in exquisitely unusual flavors this Christmas!

Vegan artisan mallows and Selection box 

Ananda’s artisan mallows are perfect for an evening in, and I love both their standard and seasonal packaging!

 

 

Gift number 2- For the pet lover- Custom made sock dog

sock dog - your own custom made sock dog pet

Obviously too late for this year, these sock dogs from Wiggiewoo are one of my favorites! Wiggiewoo is running a giveaway currently though, so check out the Facebook page.

Betty and Butch healthy dog box

Custom healthy dog boxes and premade xmas hampers from Betty and Butch will cheer up even the most miserable of pooches come Christmas morning- so give Santa paws a hand.

Gift number 3- For the aroma nut- Christmas candle 

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In a variety of scents these soy wax candles are fab. I can 100% vouch for these candles as I have used two now – they have a good aroma and burn time

Gift number 4- For the Beauty nut- Citrus Large Christmas gift set

Citrus Large Christmas Gift Set

The ultimate in pampering, this set is packed with natural goodies perfect for the girly girl or metrosexual male!

Heavenly Organics only use vegan ingredients and are a reliable and efficient independent company

Gift number 5- For the kid. Crazy Crayons! 

Gingerbread Men in a House

An affordable gift with hours of fun these gingerbread crayons look good enough to eat! They can get started decorating the house right away!- no excess packing here!

Handmade stocking

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If you love this festive present holder as much as me then check out Grumble-bums crafts shop on Ebay for purses, pillows and bags adorned with cute designs and animals

Gift number 6- To treat your man- Non leather belt  

From vegan shoe designer, Will Green, this fashionable belt has a nickel free buckle and fits jeans comfortably too. Luxury non leather fashion.

 

Gift number 7- Stocking filler- Handpainted stone  Immagine oggetto

Driftwood Sails make these gorgeous rustic decorations which could even be used as paperweights

Mini Pocket Mirror by Dizzy Miss James

Miss Unicorn Pocket Mirror - Small Mirror - Hand Mirror - Handbag Mirror

In a variety of lovely animal designs such as squirrels and unicorns, these handbag mirrors make super cute extras

Gift number 8- For the home  – Handmade Pouff

Loaf lifestile pouf 13820 m

Fair Trade up cycled folk art from artisans in Pakistan enabled by Loaf Lifestyle

Loaf Lifestyle is an ethically driven home decor and handicraft company

Bourbon print cushion

Bourbon Biscuit Printed Cushion

Printed cushion featuring a favorite accidentally vegan food!

Adorable cushion from Nikkimcwilliams who sells on Etsy

Gift number 9- For the Baby – Baby bib by Petra Boase

Petraboase bib pear

Handmade in the UK, these fun and funky bibs retail at just £6.50

Gift number 10- Who could resist- The Mug of Motivation Katie Abbey Design

The Mug of Motivation

At only £6.50 this mug provides a perfect pick me up to a friend who is feeling low sometimes, and likes a brew- of course

Love from India and remember

10 DAYS TO GO!

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