While Christmas can be a season of joy and love, it can also be a time of relentless consumption and excess. Buying presents can often feel challenging as we try to figure out how to give in a way that honours God, his creation, and his people.
We’ve gathered 5 of our favourite ethical gifts that you could buy this Christmas to do just that!
First up on the list are the wonderful bags from M24. M24 bags are designed from recycled truck tarpaulin. Each bag they make is totally unique because of the variety of lorry curtains (truck tarps) they collect.
Another great gift option for this Christmas are the beautifully curated Karibu Boxes. Their gifts are curated using products sourced from some of the best independent makers and businesses. Each of them has a real care for their craft and a story to tell (and they give 10% from the sale of each box to good causes that make our world a better place!)
Wild & Sage
Wild & Sage skincare products are a great buy this Christmas. Wild Sage and Co is a family run business nestled in the valleys of the river Wye. From their countryside cottage, they create cold processed soaps, skin loving balms, and all natural skin care. Their products are based on home made remedies, tried and tested throughout the years on family and friends.
If the person you’re buying for likes coffee, they’ll love Manumit Coffee. The word ‘Manumit’ means ‘to set free from slavery.’ Manumit Coffee Roasters offer dignity and hope to survivors of modern slavery through training & employment. Their coffee is roasted by men and women who have suffered horrendous exploitation at the hands of modern slave traders, but are now rebuilding their lives.
Rapanui clothing products are made from natural materials, using renewable energy, and everything they make is designed from the start to be sent back when it is worn out. They make new products from the materials they recover. It’s a circular supply chain. Their t-shirts are produced in real time, in the seconds after they are ordered.
You can read more about these gifts and explore more of our Christmas content right here.