I know that well sourced and low impact gifts can be a challenge to find! I love getting to share things we love, to make it easier to think of ways to keep gifting ethical, and with a lighter footprint on the planet. Whether you’re looking for something for Mother’s Day, or you need inspiration for a Spring birthday or anything else.
I’ve rounded up some Spring 2023 ideas for you!
Firstly and easily, I love a store where you can shop and know everything cares for people and planet. It makes life simpler right? A few of my favourites for gift browsing are below if you want to browse a curated range of great more sustainable options.
Like all my content, this post may contain affiliate links! When we love something, I check to see if they have an afifilate program so the brand can pay me a (small) amount if anyone buys on my recommendation. You pay no more but it gives me a bit for my time!
- ETHICAL SUPERSTORE: my amazon alternative for all things better sourced)
- KNOW THE ORIGIN: A curated store with an emphasis on sustainabilty and female founded companies KTO is Jared’s go to for shopping for me!!!
- SANCHO SHOP: A black owned and female founded go to for gifts! Clothing, homewares and more.
- EVOLVE ORGANIC BEAUTY: beautiful, high end well formulated skincare I love
- PHB ETHICAL MAKEUP: my UK go to for ethical, well formulated makeup.
So you can browse those wonderful places, or have a look at the full list of items and shops we love below! And no there aren’t any flowers on this list because there aren’t many English grown flowers available at Mothers’ Day time of you so I’d always go for a plant over cut flowers! Ok, let’s dive in:
Evolve Organic Beauty: Travel sizes, Radiance Boosters + Bakuchiol Hand Cream
I truly LOVE this beautiful female founded B corporation. They’re focused on having a truly low footprint and creating well formulated skincare! I’ve gifted this facial in a box and it’s a fantastic gift.
Find the Hand Cream HERE and my favourite Glow Booster Set with Vitamin C serum HERE. If you’re buying for someone pregnant – the Pregnancy Safe Bundle is HERE and wonderful!
Mc’Nean Organic Whisky
Everyone needs a go to Gin right? This is ours and a favourite find since moving to England. Made by a London cabby, with kind and personal customer service, gorgeous branding… and just great London gin. We pair it with Fever Tree tonic every Friday at 5pm to start the weekend!
Find it HERE, £20 for a small botanical spirit, a small whisky, and 2 Fever Tree mixers! Or look at the full gorgeous full bottles £37-£56.
Beaumont Organic Cotton Eye Mask + their Home range
Beaumont Organic is a favourite of mine for ethically made, contemporary classic wardrobe pieces and their home line is gorgeous. This organic GOTS cotton eye mask ethically made in Portugal would make a gorgeous gift. Maybe with a travel size Evolve night cream?!
Find their whole gentle on the planet collection HERE
This is the coffee we drink every day. It’s a non profit and company that exists for social good. They are really careful with the human and environmental impact of sourcing and all elements of what they’re doing. They pay top specialty prices at twice the Fair Trade rate or more, then donate another £1 per kilo to conservation and empowerment efforts at home and in coffee-producing communities. We love their Ethiopian for our daily brew.
Athr Eye palette
I have an Athr Beauty Palette and completely love it. The sourcing and formulation is done thoughtfully, safely and ethically with ethically sourced mica which you rarely find in makeup but it’s what makes things shiny! The colours are rich and absoutely stunning.
Find it HERE! £18-£40 via Free People
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
An inspiring read I loved last year that would make a great gift. A well loved documentation of a year eating locally, with the challenges and learning that came along with it. Anyone who is thinking about sustainability and food will love this read!
Find it HERE on Amazon and Audible or HERE from World of Books
Consumed: by Aja Barber
A gift for the daily activist. Aja Barber is a challenging but brilliant and educational follow on Instagram looking at consumerism and it’s connections with climate change, the clothing industry, and colonialism… and her book is a continuation of that story.
Find it HERE through Amazon or HERE through World of Books
PHB Ethical Beauty – Lipstick and everything
I have the “Passion” and it’s a perfect terracotta edged red I LOVE. And it’s all the things I want, fair trade and ethical sourcing, thoughtful formulation, no animal testing or synthetics dyes and a lot more. One of these would make a great well priced gift or if you’ve been wanting to switch your makeup – this is a great brand to ask for for a gift!
Find them and the whole range HERE
DIY Embroidery Kit
I LOVE this! A gift to slow down and relax a with, and then end up with a fantastic wall hanging! Embroidery can be a great way to switch off or help someone else switch off and I think this would be perfect hung in a little corner or in a gallery wall mix of pieces!
Find it HERE via Ethical Superstore – a helpful store I love for all things a bit better sourced!
Goldrick Bamboo Laundry Peg Airer
I use this for photos and kids’ art! I have lots of their pieces hanging on this in our living room and I love it. Or use it for laundry, drying herbs, so many used. The whole of the Goldrick shop is giftable and I love it all!
Lucocoa Chocolate Range + Women Farmer Tote
Lucocoa has the most beautiful range of chocolate products and gifts – the £6.50 Haiti Hot Chocolate with this tote would be an incredible gift!. Lucocoa is a small female founded independent chocolate company in London making gorgeous bars of delicious chocolate, hot chocolate and gift bundles.
Small company. Black owned. Fairly traded. Find it all HERE.
Cast Heirloom Necklace
I was sent this last year as a PR gift to test drive and I absolutely love it. I made a print of Jared’s finger print as I never wear my wedding rings, and now it’s round my neck all the time. I added on gold plating for an extra £20 and I want to add the kids finger prints in the future. The whole packhage that arrives is so beautifully put together.
Shop the kit here and get creative!
Happy Houseplants Plants Big + Tiny Monstera Duo
This place is my go to for house plants, with amazing personal customer service. I’ve bought them for us and gifted them and they’re always amazing. This range of Pots and Plants gives you the plant and gorgeous pot and they deliver across the UK for really reasonable prices! The pots are made by artisans using ethically sourced materials.
Monstera plant large and tiny duo HERE and browse the rest of their range!
Holos ‘Sparkling Oolong’ Kombucha (Alcohol Free)
This is made very locally to us and is my go to for a sparkling wine or champagne alternative when I”m pregnant or don’t want alcohol. The cork makes it feel special and celebratory!
Tasting notes: Sweet and floral aromas with notes of elderflower and lychee. Clean acidity, serve chilled in champagne flutes.
Shop it here for a delicious alchohol free celebration!
Rosanna Morris Prints
A few of these hang in my home and I adore them, as well as everything Rosanna is. Her value for the earth, and people and social justice shine through her prints in the kind of way I want hanging ALL over my walls!
The prints are on handmade Nepalese Lokta paper with non toxic inks they arrive in plastic free packaging and this one is on fabric. Bread and Roses is a suffragette slogan appealing for fair wages, and good working conditions, life’s needs and also life’s roses.
Shop her whole beautiful line HERE
Yala is a beautiful jewellery company I adore. It was founded to create ethical jewelry made to last with true transparency across the production process. The ensure workers receive fair wages, work in safe and healthy environments, and real recognition for their talent all while using eco-friendly materials. Each collection is exclusively made in small batches to create as little environmental impact as possible.
Find the Yala range HERE – I love the small huggie hoops
Sezane Purse (via Vinted!)
I love using Vinted for second hand clothing and items, and I LOVE Sezane as an ethical French brand. And they last so well, and wind up on Vinted so giftable at really good prices. It’s well worth checking them out. Pair them with a bar of chocolate or a mini skincare item (I love Evolve minis for that!)
Download Vinted HERE – I search “Sezane bag”, “Sezane Makeup Bag”, “Sezane Purse” to find these!
Pukka Tea + Charity Shop mug
I think this would make a great gift! We choose Pukka for being organic, fairly traded, a B corporation and completely plastic free so we can throw them in the compost and there’s no risk of microplastics in our tea. Pair it with a charity shop mug to make it more personal and keep cost down!
Shop this box on the Pukka gift site £11.69 HERE