Christmas 2021: eco-responsible gift ideas, from seeds to sustainable shampoo

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As we all become more aware of how waste harms the environment, it’s time to shop more sensible for this year’s Christmas gifts.

Gift ideas for the eco-responsible home are fairly easy to find, but what about beauty and lifestyle?

We’ve found some of the best eco-friendly Christmas gift ideas for 2021.

There are chic perfume refills, durable sewing boxes, and even a sparkling water machine (because why not?).

Read on for some inspiration for Christmas gifts:

Wildflower Seed Balls

The gift that keeps growing

Spread the love of gardening this Christmas with this set of seed balls.

Each box contains 6 seed balls with a mix of beautiful native wildflowers for flower beds and pots – Cornflower, Red Campion, Meadow Cranesbill, Oxeye Daisy and Musk Mallow.

Buy it for £ 7.99 (set of three) at Seedball

Eau Capitale Refillable Diptyque Perfume

It smells good (Photo: Patrick Parchet)

Diptyque has returned to traditional and less expensive methods of perfume making with its limited edition Eau Capitale solid fragrance.

And the portable gold case (a real luxury, that!) Can be recharged and reused.

Buy it for £ 64 at Diptyque

Wax Atelier linen food packaging

Packaged foods last longer

Beeswax wrappers always make a great gift, and these hand-dyed linen cloths are no exception.

Each pack contains three different sized cloths (Large 36 x 25cm, Medium 25 x 18cm, Small 18 x 18cm) to cover all your kitchen needs.

Buy it for £ 22 from Toast

Liberty Thorpe print square sewing box

All their pieces in one box

Upholstered in an archival Liberty print fabric, this spacious square sewing box is perfect for the craft enthusiast who cares about durability.

With two layers, plenty of compartments, and a built-in pin pad, all of their recycling and repair needs will be sorted out.

Buy it for £ 27.96 at Liberty

Aarke Carbonator 3 stainless steel sparkling water maker

Add sparks

Do you know a fan of sparkling water? Avoid them buying endless bottles by offering them sparkling water on their counter.

Producing a glass of bubbles in less than 10 seconds, the stainless steel machine comes with a recyclable water holder and cleaning cloth.

Buy it for £ 200 at Selfridges

Vegan suede yoga mat with bio-rubber backing

Stand out in yoga class

Yogis will love this mandala print yoga mat, with its super-soft vegan suede upper and organic rubber backing.

And because it comes from Barnados, all proceeds will go to helping the UK’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged children.

Buy it for £ 48 from Barnados

Frances Prescott Tri-Balm to cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize bread

that really does everything

Give complete skin care with the ingenious three-in-one balm from Frances Prescott. It cleanses, exfoliates and hydrates to reveal nourished, glowing skin.

Sustainably and ethically produced, Tri-Balm is free from parabens, synthetics and harmful chemicals, making it ideal for sensitive skin.

Buy it for £ 49 from Frances Prescott

Durable Rechargeable Classic Shampoo Set

Fill it out

Rahua Classic Shampoo and Conditioner is packed with antioxidants and natural oils to rejuvenate all hair types, making it a sure bet for a Christmas present.

Each full-size Rahua product comes with a charging pouch to help reduce unnecessary plastic waste.

Buy it for £ 66 from Rahua

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