The festive season has arrived and we’ve put together some of our favourite sustainable and ethical gifts. From cruelty-free chocolate to snazzy socks that help the homeless, there’s something for everyone.
Socks that are going to change the world
Surprise Sock Subscription £19.99 a month for 2 pairs
Stand4 Socks started by this simple statement when founder Josh Turner said this amongst friends casually,
“A bold concept but when you stop and think about it, most of us wear socks everyday…. and if each pair could have a positive impact, then why can’t socks change the world?“
From that initial comment they have come a long way. They have donated a pair of thick, anti-bacterial socks for every pair purchased, having donated over 150,000 pairs of socks to vulnerable people in need to date.
Farmer-owned Fairtrade Chocolate
Hamper of 24 bars £50.00
Founded by Kuapa Kokoo Farmers’ Co-operative, Twin Traders and The Body Shop in 1998, with support from Comic Relief and Christian Aid. Divine Chocolate was created to help end the exploitation within the cocoa industry.
Their scrumptious range of chocolates are perfect stocking fillers or to gift for a Secret Santa. Try a luxurious dark chocolate with hazelnut truffle or a smooth milk chocolate with pretzel & caramel, each bar improves the lives of farmers, is Fairtrade, palm oil free and made with natural ingredients.
Bags that battle plastic pollution
Hackney Backpack £75.00
All of Kind Bags products are made from 100% recycled plastic, saving bottles that were destined to float away in our oceans. Founded by Maria Rodriguez in 2019, all of their beautiful bags are 100% recyclable, machine washable and rain-proof as well as being super stylish!
For your fashion conscious friends, their range of gorgeous bag come in a wide variety of designs, from block colours to florals and a limited edition range featuring prints from British textile designer, William Morris.
World’s best coffee’s, in a way that’s best for the world
HALO Ristretto Coffee Pods £10.00
We are super fans of HALO, being an office full of coffee drinkers and environmentally conscious, their home compatible pods are perfect for us. In 2018 alone, the coffee capsule industry produced 60 billion capsules, HALO capsules address the negative effects of capsule production by utilising waste sugar cane to create their eco-friendly pods.
Their delicious range of coffee pods include a strong, intense Ristretto blend and also a lighter, milder Three Mountains blend as well as some tasty decaf options. Perfect for the coffee lovers in your life.
Make up brushes that make a difference
So Eco Luxury Brush set £45.00
So Eco are a PETA accredited brand, being cruelty free and vegan friendly, and on top of that they plant a tree for 100 products sold to off-set their carbon footprint and help towards tackling deforestation around the world. What can’t they do?
They have a stunning range of make up brushes, bath care, haircare and beauty accessories. All of their packaging is recyclable, using vegetable inks and water-based adhesives that are solvent free. Their accessories are great for your friends and family who want to look after themselves whilst looking after the planet.
And our gift guide wouldn’t be complete without our favourite One Gin
One Gin 70cl Gift Box £38 One Gin Miniature Gift Set £16.00
Giving back is at the heart of what we do and 10% of our profits are put towards supporting clean and sustainable water projects in some of the world’s poorest communities.
Our range of award-winning gins are now available in our beautiful new gift boxes, designed to celebrate the natural wonders of the African countries that The One Foundation supports. The red rose of Rwanda, the lilac breasted roller bird from Kenya, the lotus of Malawi and the elephant ear plant from Ghana.