The Alternative Christmas Gift Guide with Uncommon Goods*

Uncommon Goods Christmas Gift Guide
Uncommon Goods Christmas Gift Guide

I know, I know, it's probably too early for Christmas shopping! But to start to give you some ideas, I've teamed up with independent, ethical gift retailer Uncommon Goods to bring you my top 20 awesome Xmas present ideas for everyone in your life, from quirky little stocking stuffers to meaningful, personalised items with a handmade twist.

What I love about UncommonGoods is their mission to make sustainability and ethics a key part of everything they do. By looking beyond the classic 'greenwashing' message that many high street and online brands are offering, this affordable online design store stands up to their values by:

  • treating each individual inside and outside the company with dignity and respect, offering health insurance to staff members and providing a fair wage to all
  • offering products that contain recycled and organic components and never featuring products containing leather, feathers or fur - they're committed to selling products that do no harm to people or animals
  • printing any physical marketing materials using recycled or FSC certified paper
  • encouraging customers to donate to charity at the checkout with the Better to Give Program
  • participating as a founding member of B Corporation, an organization created to help customers understand the social and environmental impact of their purchases


    Convinced yet? Well, not only is Uncommon Goods part of the ethical consumerism movement, but the products they offer are covetable too. Sustainability that never compromises on style is always a good thing in my books. Here are my top twenty items that you can buy online now in plenty of time for Christmas. Let me know what you think in the comments, and click on the pictures to buy each product!

Christmas gifts for friends and family

1. Agate Coasters

Uncommon Goods Christmas Gift Guide
Uncommon Goods Christmas Gift Guide

2.Caterpillar Bud Vase

Uncommon Goods Christmas Gift Guide
Uncommon Goods Christmas Gift Guide

3. Slow Brew Iced Tea Maker

Uncommon Goods Christmas Gift Guide
Uncommon Goods Christmas Gift Guide

4. Bedside Smartphone Vase

Uncommon Goods Christmas Gift Guide
Uncommon Goods Christmas Gift Guide

5. Over-Sized Color Block Scarf

Uncommon Goods Christmas Gift Guide
Uncommon Goods Christmas Gift Guide

6. Chakras Handmade Soap Set

Uncommon Goods Christmas Gift Guide
Uncommon Goods Christmas Gift Guide
Uncommon Goods Christmas Gift Guide
Uncommon Goods Christmas Gift Guide

7. Dino Mugs8. Homemade Gin Kit

Uncommon Goods Christmas Gift Guide
Uncommon Goods Christmas Gift Guide
Uncommon Goods Christmas Gift Guide
Uncommon Goods Christmas Gift Guide

9. Solar System Bath Bombs

10. Speckled Glass Olive Oil Dispenser

Uncommomn goods oil dispenser
Uncommomn goods oil dispenser
3d printed necklace
3d printed necklace

11. 3D Printed Initial Necklace

12. Custom Morse Code Necklace

morse code necklace
morse code necklace

13. Personalised Family Mugs

family mugs
family mugs

14. Couple Art

couple art
couple art

15. Gold LP Record

personalised lp record
personalised lp record
moon phase pouch
moon phase pouch

17. Poetry Match Striker

matches jar
matches jar

18. Avocado Huggers

avocadeo hugger
avocadeo hugger

19. Flavour Infuser Water Bottle

fruit infused water
fruit infused water

20. Fidget Blocks

fidget blocks
fidget blocks