In times past, putting together a ‘
sustainable gift guide’ was a bit of a slog. It was honestly pretty difficult to find items that were as chic as they were ethical. And don’t even try to factor in affordability in that too—anything that was worth having always meant parting with a lot of cash. Good news, then, as all the below 30 items I’ve found are ideal for the fashion-lover and they just so happen to be sustainable as well. Happily, most of the big online retailers have sustainable sections, making it much easier to find the best stuff around. But, if you’re looking for smaller UK-based brands, I’ve got those in there too.
Expect to find clothing and accessories, with a few choice beauty bits and interiors too (because we’re all obsessed with homewares right now). I’ve divided it up into budgets as I know everyone is being careful right now but it also proves my point that just because something is sustainable doesn’t mean it has to cost a month’s rent. Ultimately, I chose pieces that I would also love to receive in my stocking, so keep scrolling for my favourite sustainable gift ideas.
Not only is this a UK-based brand, the candle is refillable.
You might not be commuting much now but you’ll appreciate this for long walks in the cold.
Make your clothes last longer with this genius item.
British beauty brand Neighbourhood Botanicals is becoming a fast favourite among beauty insiders.
Keep your delicate clothes looking better (so lasting longer) and prevent microfibres shedding in the wash.
If you’ve not done away with plastic bottles yet, here’s your excuse.
This actually smells good and it also means you’ll be using less plastic. A double win.
Meghan Markle and Emma Watson love these. As do countless influencers.
Vintage interiors is a great way to make your home more sustainable.
Cork is a more sustainable material and helps to protect the environment. Read more about Corkspace here.
It just so happens that Jade Swim is sustainable and creates incredible swimwear.
One of the Who What Wear editors’ favourite brands at the moment.
A collaboration with John Lewis and Mother of Pearl has given us this incredible shirt.
If you’re stuck on present ideas, why not send a bunch of dried flowers?
Another brand the Who What Wear team can’t get enough of. House of Sunny is the coolest sustainable fashion brand around.
A print is a worthwhile investment.
This British PJ brand was set up by a fashion stylist and it shows. Choose from these elegant striped pyjamas or the shirt.
Ninety Percent uses recycled fabrics and organic cottons as well as vowing to give 90% of its profits to those those who make each collection happen.
Zen out with this collection from Neom that’s vegan and cruelty free and is made in the UK.
Aesop is a B Corporation, which means it adheres to the “highest standards of verified social and environmental performance”. Also, the brand’s stuff smells incredible.
Vintage interiors brand Mille Fiori finds exceptionally pretty lamps such as this. All you need to do is decide which one you love the most (it’s really very hard).
This winning set from VB’s skincare range has been raved about.
You can’t go wrong with Stella McCartney if you’re looking for a sustainable fashion brand.
Maggie Marilyn’s elegant dresses will win over anyone.
I’ve been eyeing up the faux leather pieces from Nanushka for a long time. And this jumpsuit might just be my favourite.
Elegant earrings from Melissa Joy Manning’s sustainable jewellery brand.
A great way to do sustainable fashion? Buy it pre-owned.
One of the fashion industry’s favourite sustainable brand is Mara Hoffman.
The pre-owned Chanel bracelet of dreams.
Gucci is committed to reducing its impact on the environment. It’s banned use of PVC and it offsets all its greenhouse gas emissions produced during the supply chain.
Next up, this bra-size calculator is a thing of genius.