Christmas Present

If, like me, you are being bombarded with the endless Black Friday ads and promotions look no further than your own hand-picked guide of ethically sourced and fairly priced gifts for your loved ones this holiday season.

Despite winter just beginning, we all know someone with a green thumb who is counting the days until they get back in the garden. Help them stock up ahead of the growing season with the Ethical Shop’s wide range of gardening gifts. Whether it be growbars or seedballs, their gardens will become a firm favourite with local bees and butterflies. And while they bide their time, why not treat them to gardening-themed gifts? For me, I’m hoping to see this allotment-themed bamboo socks gift box by Thought under my Christmas tree this year. This jigsaw puzzle depicting my dream assortment of house plants would not go amiss either (hint, hint).


For your foodie friend who loves experimenting with new recipes, there is the Zaitoun: Recipes and Stories from the Palestinian Kitchen cookbook that pairs beautifully with the Zaytoun food hamper – offering a delicious assortment of Fairtrade Palestinian ingredients. If they are in need of spicing up their pantry, I would recommend the flavour-packed World Spice Tin by Spice Kitchen. And perfect for a loved one who is on a health kick this season, the Ethical Shop proudly stocks gebana’s array of organic Greek produce – from freshly picked clementines to luscious lemons. Yum!


And for the tea enthusiasts out there, a Nemi Teas gift tube would be a lovely present to receive. Choose from one of the classic and organic tea flavours in loose or bagged form. What is even more impressive is that Nemi Teas are Fairtrade, Organic and Rainforest Alliance certified. If that wasn’t enough, each tube is packaged by a UK-based social enterprise employing refugees. And what better accompaniment to a nice mug of tea? The ever-popular Divine chocolate thins. Choose from ginger, orange and mint (my personal favourite). 


All of us have that friend who will be lacing up their walking boots while the rest of us will be cosying up this winter. For your step-counting loved one, a new water bottle will always be welcomed – like this stunning brushed copper reusable one. And to keep them warm on brisk walks, why not treat them to a recycled wool stole, lovingly made in Nepal, or a reusable and 100% leak-proof coffee cup made from single-use paper cups.


For those wanting to focus on self-care this season, the Ethical Shop provides a large selection of pampering products – from the Pop Fizzy Foot Reviver for tired feet to a Sunshine Bathbomb, both made with essential oils and all-natural ingredients. There is also this gorgeous crocheted hot water bottle cover – perfect for brightening up gloomy days – and ideally paired with a good film and Divine’s chocolate hearts.


Finally, for the little ones out there, encourage them to tap into their adventurous side with this fantastic den kit, which goes brilliantly with this colour-in tablecloth. Where will their imagination take them? If you know a budding book worm, this plantable book (you read that right) is full of possibilities – and seeds.


If you found this Ethical Shop Gift Guide helpful, stay tuned for more! I’ll be sharing even more gift ideas in the coming weeks.