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The Eco-Friendly Guide to Christmas Gifting

It’s November, which only means one thing… it’s nearly December and in 39 days time it'll be Christmas!

This year has been like no other and for many, opinions on the importance of the environment and support for small businesses has changed our consumer habits. This year, Christmas is about supporting local businesses, feeding our families healthy produce and choosing products that have a better or no impact on our world.

As far as independent, handmade and small retailers go, the Wasteless Market brings all of these together whilst being specifically tailored to supply zero waste products. By bringing together a strong community of like minded people, we’re able to support larger environmental projects. Every purchase contributes to trees being planted to help restore the world's deficit (don’t forget to write this on your present tags! Who doesn’t want a tree planted for them?) Each month a different Gold Standard Certified Project is selected to support, all of which are inline with the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals, to help change our world for future generations - truly who Christmas is for!

If you’d like to know more about what Wasteless Market is doing for the environment CLICK HERE.

But, if you’re here for sustainable Christmas gift ideas, check out the best ideas from our vendors this year below!

It might not be the year that everyone gets what they want, but beautiful, handmade and bespoke items are available to make this day amazing for everyone. There’s nothing more special than receiving a well thought out gift, it’s never been easier to make a positive impact on our environment whilst seeing happiness on the faces of our loved ones.

So Good Soap - Croydon
Handmade natural soaps, body butters, bath bombs, plastic free and zero waste - guilt free gifting is the way forward. With no harmful chemicals, rest assured that gifting quality personal products isn’t going to be anything other than luxurious and fun. Whether your intended recipient is a pamper-holic or loves the simple nature of beautifully crafted soaps, there’s something for everyone!

All Natural Gift Set 
£25 Free Delivery CLICK HERE


A Good Talking To - Maidstone
Change the way you wrap this year, and how  your recipients do next year. Reusable ‘no wrap’ gift bags to use year after year, saving waste and time. Handmade, recycled fabric bags are the new way to wrap presents and they’ll be recycled over and over again reaching so many different people. With a range of unique, one-off  textile products it’s not just about wrapping, there's a gift for even the littlest of people! 

Reusable Gift Bag £5 Free Delivery CLICK HERE


Rainbow Sweets & Treats - West Sussex
If you're looking for a plastic-free treat to traditional crackers, then look no further! Here's a box of 6 lovely handmade Christmas crackers, each one hand stamped with a festiveimage. The crackers contain a 50g bag of assorted vegan sweets - gummy and fizzy (6 bags of each), a paper hat, joke and confetti, with the confetti made from brown recycled paper and the jokes printed on matching brown card. 

A box of 6 handmade Sweetie Christmas crackers £12 
CLICK HERE


Early Bird Botanical - Erith
With more time spent at home we’re always on the lookout for new activities to build fond memories withour families. From Christmas decorations to growing plants, activities that will inspire little ones or are just perfect for adults who like to get crafty! This 12 day kit is great for novice gardeners and the more green-fingered alike. A perfect activity for the whole family!

Let It Sow - Organic Seed Sowing Kit -Advent Calendar £39.95 Free Delivery CLICK HERE


FrigginWell - Surrey
The business priority is bringing zero waste to all! These boxes are created not just for those already on their zero waste journey, but also to introduce others to these healthy habits. Vegan and handmade, there's no easier way to show someone you care about them, and that caring for the worldfeels great on our skin too.

Morning Mindfulness Shower Set £34.50 CLICK HERE


Discover Blue - Kent
With the motivation behind the company about looking after marine life, collections are made with no harmful ingredients and come with no plastic. A great way to introduce a newbie to not needing plastic with informative facts, but also a great collection from the best suppliers to indulge someone who cares about the ocean too! 

Ocean-friendly Christmas Bathroom Gift Box £24.00 Free Delivery CLICK HERE


Kiss The Saint - London
Aromatherapy is a perfect gift for anyone. Encouraging calm and peace in a busy world with natural, hand poured candles is a beautiful way to ease anxiety and stress. Even if your recipient is the calmest of all, who doesn’t love a relaxing evening with a guilt free candle burning? 

Winter Limited edition Orange Cinnamon & Ginger Soy Wax Candle £13.50 CLICK HERE


Sintra Naturals - Cheshire
For a next level of gift boxes, find a full size collection of all natural personal care products beautifully encased in wood. Bringing together plastic free ethics with elegantly chosen ingredients for the perfect pamper all year round.

Zero Waste Pamper Gift Set  £50.00 Free Delivery CLICK HERE


Lathersmith - London
Back to the most important factors of personal care, no nasties, all natural, simple, effective and made with kindness in mind. With handpicked ingredients, rest assured your recipient will be getting nothing but quality and freshness. 

Soap Gift Set £39.00 CLICK HERE


Team Sikel - Maidstone
For the people who love upcycling and the inventiveness of using products to make uniquely new items, recycling has never been so creative. From beautiful Christmas tree decorations to useful gifts - a great choice for anyone in the family!

Upcycled Xmas Bauble Earrings £5 Free Delivery 
CLICK HERE


Guilt free gifting is the way forward. No harm to our environment, no contribution to pollution and happy and healthy friends and family. No matter whether you're gifting to someone who’s never chosen zero waste items before, these are sure to put a smile on everyone's faces.

We hope we’ve given you some great inspiration, but don’t forget to check out our Facebook page for continuing Christmas’y updates and join the Virtual Christmas Market this year!