5 Ethical Gifts to Inspire You This Christmas

Christmas is coming, the tofu’s getting marinated (lucky turkey), and these days the season of giving is about much more than pennies in hats. Because being ethically-minded this Christmas isn’t about what you spend but how you spend it

Ho, ho, holy panettone! What happens to us all at Christmas? Shockingly, the season to be jolly has us racking up a carbon footprint in just 3 days that is as much as 5% of our total annual output! And as for the figgy pudding, food waste is at a peak over the next few weeks, with an estimated 5 million Christmas puddings and 75 million mince pies alone simply thrown away each year. But here at Apostle Coffee, we like to do things right. So cuddle up, cosy down and get stuck into our Ultimate Ethical Gift List this Christmas.

#1 Cycle of Good Reversible Cotton Tote Bag

These guys are amazing, offering a wide selection of festive gifts and stocking fillers made from a range of recycled materials, from the inner tubes of bike tyres to banana pulp and coffee sacks. We love these bright reversible tote bags made from off-cuts of African wax-printed fabric.

#2 Upcircle Chocolate Charcoal Chai Soap Bar

Mmmmm! Nothing says ‘Christmas’ better than the aromatic blend of chocolate and chai. And nothing says ‘Peace on Earth’ better than a soap bar that’s sustainable, vegan, cruelty-free and comes in 100% recycled cardboard packaging.

#3 Cocoa Loco Nice List Chocolate Gift Box

Fill the kids’ stockings with organic, fair trade chocolate this year. We just can’t get enough of Cocoa Loco’s creamy chocolate elves and boozy Christmas pudding truffles, all handmade in West Sussex.

#4 Bambaw Bamboo Cutlery Set

An ideal solution to single-use plastic cutlery, this gift will come in handy for campers and picnickers alike in the New Year. What’s more, the bamboo plant is a CO2 guzzler, providing a natural carbon sink and requiring little or no irrigation due to its low water requirements.

#5 Wild Fawn Adjustable Hammered Ring

Treat the person you love this year with a gift that doesn’t cost the Earth. Wild Fawn jewellery is ethically handmade in London using eco-friendly methods, plastic-free packaging and recycled metal; a great choice for the eco-conscious shopper this Christmas.

Apostle Coffee is a family-run, independent coffee company operating from a small-scale roastery in the Shropshire hills. Our plastic-free, zero-waste, eco-friendly brand is committed to providing peace of mind with every cup. Read more about our sustainable coffee brand here or give our Christmas Cheer Festive Blend a go, with notes of marzipan and red currant bringing to mind all the fantastic flavours of a delicious Christmas pud!

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