Don’t panic, it’s not too late! I have loved reading everybody’s nice, early Christmas gift guides. It’s been brilliant to see that all my friends have been out shopping, hit the internet and generally done what they needed to do to get organised for Christmas.
Sadly, there are people like me everywhere who just aren’t that organised. And yet, I don’t want to buy just any old thing because I what I lack in organisational skills, I make up for in ethics. So, for the disorganised masses here are some ethical last minute Christmas gift ideas.
1. Head over to Thrashion for fabulous jewellery and accessories made from recycled skateboards. This bracelet is an ideal gift for literally anyone. It is suitable for both males and females of all ages. In the photograph, it is modelled by Lia. The adjustable strap means that she could wear it all her life and it would grow with her. It fits my husband too and it looks almost as good on him as it does on Lia.
2. I recently did a review of a Cottonridge Club hoodie and loads of people have said how much they want one. Let’s face it, who wouldn’t want a hoodie with a bottle opener in the pocket for the festive season? The competition to win one is still running on my blog but the winner won’t be announced until New Year’s Day. If you want one for Christmas, head over to their website quick to order yours.
3. Last summer, I reviewed a hat from the Tarp hat company. The hat was for my husband, but we have all worn it and we all love it. I’ve since bought two wallets from their site and I will be ordering myself a hat next summer. The items are all made from recycled truck tarpaulins and are totally unique. The last day for Christmas orders is 21st December and they’ve even got 25% off at the moment because it’s Christmas.
4. Wyatt and Jack are one of my favourite companies. I’ve done a few reviews for them and I have also bought two bags and a washbag from them. They make everything from reclaimed materials such as bouncy castles and deckchairs. Head over to their Facebook page to find out the best places to pick up their gorgeous bags before Christmas.
5. Over at Shop Palm Oil Free, there are multiple ethical companies listed. Whatever you are looking for from chocolate to bath bombs to cosmetics, head over there to find out the best ethical companies to purchase from. There are links to the websites of all retailers so you can find out where to purchase items from in time for Christmas.
6. Don’t forget the charity shops. I know that buying a Christmas gift from a charity shop is frowned upon by some people, but if you would turn your nose up at a charity shop gift then I’m afraid we can’t be friends. One of my favourite ever Christmas presents was the teapot that my sister bought me a couple of years ago from a charity shop. It’s a beautiful, functional vintage item that appears to be pretty unique – I haven’t found another one since, try as I might.
Good luck to everyone braving the last minute rush for Christmas shopping. I hope you all have a very merry Christmas.