How do you gift sustainably for Christmas?
We believe that the smallest change makes the biggest difference when it comes to sustainability. Whether you have a full blown eco-warrior loved one, or someone that is trying to their best to make sustainable swaps in their everyday life, we have collated our top five favourite sustainable brands that make the perfect eco-gift.
Okay so we know what you're thinking - toothpaste for Christmas?! However, the Parla toothpaste tablets are a product we have tried and tested here at NORA HQ and we think they are genius! Designed by dentists, Parla toothpaste tabs are a sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to your standard toothpaste. They come in a refillable jar, with the any additional refill packaging compostable in your food waste caddy. Not only do they work, are dentist approved and sustainable, they are the perfect entry level gift for someone who wants to dip their toe into more eco-friendly care products.
An Ebay giftcard is the perfect gift for the person in your life who has everything, Ebay has got you covered from second hand fashion to furniture, it has something for everyone! It's a more thoughtful gift than just money (no judgement on that - an always welcome gift) but also it means you're supporting small businesses and the second hand market too.
Reusable period wear is the gift that keeps on giving, quite literally year after year! It may seem like a bit of a random gift to give someone, but trust us, the gift of period pants is one they will be eternally grateful for. Provided you know their clothing size, you can't go wrong with any of of period pants in moderate as a gift, however if you know more in-depth about whether they have light or heavy periods even better, we have light, moderate and heavy to choose from! If you don't have the foggiest idea, our reusable try me pack of period pads is also the perfect way to try reusable period wear!
If you're looking for an ethical natural beauty brand, look no further! Faith In Nature not only have a range of gorgeous beauty products, from shampoo bars to refillable hand and body wash, they also have refill stations all over the UK. This means you can refill your favourite Faith In Nature products rather than having to recycle the bottle after just one use. Made in the UK using 100% natural origin aroma and the highest quality cruelty-free ingredients, their products harness the power of Nature without harming it in the process. From Haircare to Household, everything is Vegan Society Approved, free of SLS and parabens – and smells amazing.
For your fashion loving friend, we think you're going to love Onesta, a sustainable fashion brand who slowly make their gorgeous pieces in a studio in South Wales. Every element of their business has an environmental or social purpose. They source natural fabrics, use biodegradable packaging, partner with charities, are committed to becoming zero-waste, offer a lifetime repair guarantee, and manufacture in the UK to ensure safe and ethical working conditions.
But here’s the best part — they don’t compromise style for sustainability. Onesta create timeless, luxury pieces inspired by Gabriella's (the founder) Italian heritage.
We hope our sustainable gift guide has inspired some gorgeous gift ideas! Our NORA reusable period pads and liners are currently buy one, get one free - why not pick up some pads as stocking fillers for your eco-conscious friends and family? Shop livebynora.com