Conscious Shopping: An Eco Friendly Gift Guide! 💚

Shop responsibly this Christmas and look after the planet with our eco friendly gift guide 

Did you know a thunderegg is a natural wonder!? We felt it was time we paid homage to this wonderful planet with an eco friendly gift guide.  

Pretty Plant Shoulder Tote

We start our eco friendly gift guide with reusable shopping bags. Before plastic carrier bags existed, paper and string bags were how we packed our shopping! So our eco friendly gift guide is first of all dialling back to the 70s with these snazzy string shopper bags. Fun fact! String shoppers were invented by a man who manufactured hair nets. When women started sporting shorter hairdos, his business was at risk and he started netting shopping bags. They were a staple in grocery shopping at the time and now they’ve made a come back in a big way. These Sass & Belle string shoppers come in hot pink or the very on-theme leaf green

Sass & Belle - Hot Pink String Shopper Bag
String Shoppers

Bag options don’t stop there in our eco friendly gift guide, we have a ton of different styles from planet loving Blue-Q. We’re kicking things off with the large shopper bags, all of which are 95% post-consumer recycled materials! For those of you thinking… it’s what? Post-consumer recycled plastic is plastic that has already been a product, which was used or thrown away. It’s then collected and cleaned, reprocessed and made into something new. In this case, accessories! We love the bees and trees shopper, because it feels good to shop responsibly and made a statement. These spacious bags also make excellent storage for all your random crap!  

Blue Q - Trees & Bees Shopper
Trees & Bees Shopper

Next up in our eco friendly gift guide, we look at some more Blue Q accessories made from recycled materials. Nature lovers will love this super cute ‘You’re Beautiful’ zipper pouch with the sweetest mushroom illustrations! And a gift guide wouldn’t be complete without some prezzies for the dog lovers and cat lovers! Miniature accessories like these zip pouches and the llama coin purse make ideal stocking fillers too. 

Blue Q coin purses, pouches, pencil cases and socks

For those of you back at work, it can be tempting to grab a lunch while you’re out the house. But buying your lunch every day is not only bad for your bank balance, but all that single use plastic packaging can be harmful to the planet too! So we’ve included some ideal lunchtime accessories in this eco friendly gift guide to help you on your way to a lunch break that is healthier for the planet.

Re-useable Lunch Range

The ‘My Kind of People’ range from Sass & Belle is totally adorable, and eco conscious too! The hard lunchbox is made from bamboo, corn and wood fibres. It also has a handy band to keep the lid in place and avoid spillages, made from silicone, a more environmentally friendly alternative to plastic.  If you want to make this a super special gift, why not pair it with the matching lunch bag? Made from recycled materials and insulated to keep your dinner fresh! 

Sass & Belle - Sunflower Bamboo Travel Mug
Sunflower Bamboo Travel Mug

Did you know a whopping 2.5 billion disposable coffee cups are used and thrown away each year in the UK? So we couldn’t put together an eco friendly gift guide without showing your some reusable alternatives! Few creatures do as much for our planet as bees do. So carry this busy bees bamboo travel cup with pride! And if that cheerful yellow raises a smile, also check out the sunflower travel cup with a super sweet sleeve that reads ‘Hello Sunshine’. If you like a spill free travel cup, the House of Disaster Frida stainless steel cup has a watertight lid. And this cute spotted cat water bottle is the perfect alternative to plastic water bottles too!  

Feline Stainless Steel Drinks Bottle

If you clicked this eco friendly gift guide hoping for some clothing fear not! Check out this gorgeous rust coloured dress from Noisy May’s BeGreen range. Made from a soft touch Tencel, it’s breathable, lightweight and manufactured using an environmentally responsible production process. But you’d better be quick! Now it’s in our sale they won’t be around for long!  

Noisy May - Ruffle Hem Dress in Rust
Rust Ruffle Hem Dress

Last up on the eco friendly gift guide is our Moomin recycled shopper range. These bags were plastic bottles in a former life! They’ve been recycled to make gorgeous Moomin accessories, perfect for stocking fillers! If you want more Moomin gift ideas, check out our previous blog for Moomin gift inspo here

If our eco friendly gift guide has inspired you to shop more sustainably, you can shop our Planet Friendly Gifts online and in our Manchester stores.  

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