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21 eco-friendly Christmas tips: Gifts (6-10)

How to ease off the rampant consumerism without seeming a bit of a Scrooge at Christmas. Our 21 cockle-warming tips for a greener festive season.. Gifts.

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Get creative. Home-made crafts or foods are lovely alternatives to the usual shop-bought stuff. Or, if you’re really trying to cut back on the consumerism, why not offer to do something nice for someone instead?

6. Eco-friendly gifts

If you are buying presents, the Friends of the Earth shop has a fabulous eco-friendly range of seasonal cards, calendars and gifts. So you can do all your festive shopping and support Friends of the Earth at the same time.

We’ve also got gift vouchers, so you can let your friends or family choose their own present.

7. Bee Saver Kit

Friends of the Earth’s Bee Saver Kit

Our popular Bee Saver Kit contains British wildflower seeds, a DIY cardboard bee hotel, bee guide and a garden planner to help you, or someone you know, become a heroic bee saver.

8. Wool and the Gang

This Christmas embrace the maker movement – knit, help the planet and feel good. Our friends at Wool and the Gang have created ‘Heal the Wool’, a luxurious yarn made completely from recycled wool that would otherwise end up in landfill. And for every kit you buy, 30% is donated to Friends of the Earth. It’s the perfect gift for you and your loved ones to create beautiful, low impact fashion. Get your Heal the Wool now  and find out about our partnership.

9. Liforme

For yoga fans… How about a revolutionary 100% biodegradable yoga mat from the eco-friendly folks at Liforme? Mats are made from naturally-sourced sustainable rubber and a specially-engineered non-toxic polyurethane. Designed by Yogis for Yogis.

This Christmas, Liforme will donate 5% from each sale of its Purple Earth range  of mats to Friends of the Earth.

10. Free gifts

Why spend money if you don’t have to? Pledge to do something nice instead. Free Christmas Gift Cheques  are a lovely way of making your time the thing that counts.




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