The Alternative Christmas Gift Guide with Uncommon Goods*

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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!

1. Agate Coasters

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2.Caterpillar Bud Vase

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3. Slow Brew Iced Tea Maker

4. Bedside Smartphone Vase

5. Over-Sized Color Block Scarf

6. Chakras Handmade Soap Set

7. Dino Mugs8. Homemade Gin Kit

9. Solar System Bath Bombs

10. Speckled Glass Olive Oil Dispenser

11. 3D Printed Initial Necklace

12. Custom Morse Code Necklace

13. Personalised Family Mugs

14. Couple Art

15. Gold LP Record

16. Moon Phase Pouch

17. Poetry Match Striker

18. Avocado Huggers

19. Flavour Infuser Water Bottle

20. Fidget Blocks