Posted: December 2, 2021

The Conscious Christmas Gift Guide 2021

Buying presents for friends and family is never easy, and 2021 is certainly no exception.

Now is a perfect time to give thoughtful sustainable presents. And what could be more thoughtful this year than a gift which is a delight for the recipient, provides a much needed boost for an independent UK business and contributes positively to our planet.

Why not take a moment to browse through our carefully reviewed collection of independent shops selling the very best in vegan, handmade and environmentally conscious gifts?

We’re certain you’ll discover plenty of options to help lighten your festive ‘to do’ list.

Cruelty-free beauty

Considerate Beauty

Want to make sustainable changes to your beauty regime but don’t know where to start? Considerate Beauty have curated the best eco-friendly, natural and vegan friendly beauty products on the market. 

Essential Roots

Indulge your Hair and Skin with Essential Roots. Made using 100% natural ingredients that will rejuvenate and nourish your hair & skin.

Love the Planet Make Up

Love the Planet mineral makeup is vegan, cruelty free, paraben and palm oil free, and dispatched in plastic free packaging – reusable, recyclable tins and compostable refill pouches!

Gifts That Give to Charities

Choose Love

Give gifts with heart to those who need it most. Send love, supplies and services to refugees this holiday season and stand with people in their hour of need.

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Trees for Streets

Trees for Streets is the new National Street Tree Sponsorship scheme where you can donate to the planting and watering of trees on residential streets in the UK 

Gifts for Children

Blue Brontide Toys

At Blue Brontide, they believe children’s items should not only be beautiful, but built to last, made for keeps and designed to be passed down the family gathering memories and stories along the way.

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Green Cheeks Nappies

A typical baby from birth to potty training will use approximately 5000 nappies. Green Cheeks offer a range of cloth nappies in beautiful prints. Save the planet and save money!

Eco-friendly Christmas

Eco Christmas Tree

An environmentally-friendly alternative to the traditional Christmas tree. Each Eco Christmas Tree is crafted from coppiced hazel sourced from sustainably managed woodlands.

Fabrap Fabric Gift Wrap

Zero waste and multi-purpose, these gift wraps are used time and again to delight and enhance the act of giving. The very best alternative to throw away paper to treasure and pass on to cherished family and friends, or to keep forever. 

Vegan food and drink

Creative Nature

Creative Nature stocks a range of snacks, baking mixes and custom hampers, free from the top 14 Allergens, which means they are all vegan! 

Ditto Bakes

Ditto Bakes brownies & blondies are handmade by Emma, who believes anything you can do, DITTO, but vegan! Emma makes her brownies using the finest vegan ingredients, including authentic Belgium chocolate.

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The Mighty Nooch

The Mighty Nooch, “making being vegan a lil bit easier”, stocks vegan meal mixes for quick and easy comfort food. 

Hobbies and experiences

Vegan Yarn

Vegan Yarn offer a range of plant-based, sustainbly and ethically sourced fibers. They do use some plastics but these are all reused and reclaimed.

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Vegan Voucher Card

Vegan Vouchers’ mission is to make switching to a Vegan lifestyle easy and affordable by offering amazing vegan discounts, online and in stores. They’ve teamed up with some amazing companies to bring you exclusive Vegan discounts.

Sustainable homewares


Maemara takes ocean and landfill-bound plastic and turns a hazardous waste product into beautiful homeware to liven up your home.

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Niloh Candles

Niloh is a small business with big dreams of celebrating the female form in all its glory. The candles are vegan and 100% soy wax, each collection is thoughtfully curated using a blend of artisan fragrance oils that embody the collection.

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Self care

Blob Box

Blob Box is a  subscription box full of period products from the best brands in the business, plus 5-10 beauty treats, and lifestyle goodies to put a smile on your face, and delicious snacks when you need them.

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Nini Organics

Nini Organcis is a green beauty brand that has passion and heart.  Their prodcuts are Natural, Organic, Vegan, Cruelty-free and pride themselves results-driven skincare.

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Embrace Body Skincare

Luxurious and moisturising chakra inspired body blends that calm your skin and soothe your soul. Available in a range of scents that can be used from your root to your crown.

We hope our guide has provided you with food (and more) for thought. Thanks for helping to support UK businesses and the planet. Happy Christmas!

If you supply high quality ethically sourced and environmentally conscious gifts and would be interested in featuring in a future guide, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Emily Jones
Founder and Creative Lead at Two Shoes Creative
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