Ethical Gifts for all Price Ranges
Eco-friendly gift ideas to suit any budget
Ethical gifts are often associated with a high price tag, but we’re determined to debunk that myth!
Here at Life Before Plastik, we have a wide range of eco-friendly gift ideas to suit all budgets and all tastes, made by environmentally friendly UK businesses who believe in being kind to the planet – just like us.
We have put together some of our favourites, starting at less than £5.
Ethical gifts under £5
The scrumptious Botanical Bloom Bath Fizzy by Dorset based Bramblewood Soap Co is made with cocoa butter to nourish and moisturise your skin and packed with lots of essential oils to leave you relaxed and smelling divine. Pair it with an organic lip balm by Kutis Skincare, great for moisturising and healing lips all year round. It comes in a cute tin that you can easily slip into your pocket.
Know someone who needs a bit of a hand waking up in the morning? Our very own 'Proper Mint' Soap Bar is the perfect gift for them. The ethically sourced poppy seeds gently exfoliate whilst the peppermint revitalises the skin, giving a minty boost to kick start the day.
For chocolate lovers, Raw Halo’s 76% dark chocolate really hits the spot. It’s vegan, gluten-free, contains no palm oil or refined sugar and tastes amazing! They take a lot of care to ensure their organic ingredients are ethically sourced and the packaging is fully recyclable.
Ethical gifts under £10
For someone full of ideas, we love this sustainable notebook by Vent For Change. It’s made from 100% recycled paper and is stitched, rather than glued, making it a completely plastic-free gift. The company also gives 10% of all sales to Plan International, supporting children’s rights and girl’s access to education.
And what better way to get the creative juices flowing than with a nice cup of tea! We particularly like Brew Tea co’s Earl Grey Loose Leaf Tin. It tastes how earl grey should taste and not only is the packaging is completely plastic-free, the aluminium tin looks great in any kitchen.
We also love the ‘Spruce Willis’ facial steam by Salt and Steam (and not just for the great name!). It helps to open pores, hydrate the skin and is infused with all sorts of gorgeous oils for an incredibly relaxing facial. It also comes in a pretty glass jar with a cork lid that has endless uses once the salt has finished!
Our final suggestion in this range is our favourite wash bag by Lani. Made from 100% organic cotton with a metal zip, it has a gorgeous swirl design. A perfect gift for an environmentally friendly loved one who likes to travel.
Ethical gifts under £20
For your ethical friend who is always out and about, why not help them fight against plastics with our next two gift ideas. First up is the lightweight Bamboo cutlery set which comes in a travel pouch and has everything you need to say no to single-use items, it even includes a straw cleaner! Next is the glass coffee cup which not only drastically reduces waste but can also save money when getting drinks from coffee shops. It’s made from 100% recycled materials and comes in a variety of colours.
Back at home, this Sea Salt + Driftwood candle is made from sustainably sourced soy wax and will have your room smelling reminiscent of a day by the shore. Handmade by Subluceo in London it contains only organic essential oils and comes in an attractive glass jar.
Vegan beauty brand, Flawless Skincare, has put together this Facial Cleansing Kit. Suitable for all skin types it includes a hydrating toner, micellar water and reusable makeup remover pads to help shift away from disposable alternatives.
Ethical gifts under £30
Shoreline Shaving is a Manchester-based company dedicated to reducing the amount if single-use plastics in the environment. We love their Metal razor kit, which includes soap and spare blades. Not only is it the last razor you’ll ever need to buy, but a portion of the sale of these kits also goes to support The Ocean Cleanup.
On the subject of body hair, this beard grooming kit by Rugged Nature will have the bearded men in your life looking and smelling amazing. All-natural and plastic-free, the kit comes in a handy bag to keep it all together.
Last but not least, we have put together two gift sets with a selection of products from our fantastic ethical suppliers. The Bare Essentials gift set is great for someone just starting out on their plastic-free journey. It includes toothpaste and deodorant and is sure to help make the switch. Alternatively, the Handmade Soap gift set comes with a bar of our gorgeous soap and a fun, handmade soap dish that will put a smile on anyone’s face!
As you can see, choosing to buy ethically does not mean your choices are limited. From skincare and grooming to tea and chocolate, you are bound to find the right ethical gift from our extensive collection, no matter what your budget is!
Take a look at our eco-friendly gift collections for more inspiration.