Christmas 2020 gift guide for vegan and Eco friendly - MissLJBeauty

Christmas 2020 gift guide for vegan and Eco friendly

 It's so hard to not start these gift guide with a Christmas song like. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Well, it is. This is my 2020 picks for vegan and eco friendly. I know finding gift can be hard and I want to take the hard work out of it for you. As with all my guides, some gift has been kindly gifted for included in this guide some I have bought myself. I have two family member who is vegan and I am hoping they will not need this post as they may see their gifts. So if that is you get off this page thank you. 

Some of these items are eco but not Vegan friendly I will mark these in the review. 

Gift wrap

This is a very cool concept wrapuccino, let's face it we all want to use fewer materials that are not eco friendly like wrapping paper. Wrappuccio is a fantastic alternative to wrapping paper and they are super cute and feel so luxurious. 

What the brand says 
In short, we offer unique multi-use and multi-purpose fabric gift wraps. With Wrapuccino, we show the world that sustainable gift-wrapping is not only possible but also that it doesn’t have to be grey and boring. Quite the contrary; though the fabrics are beautiful on their own, every time you wrap a gift you create a little piece of art that’s one-of-a-kind, without the need for any ribbons or tape

anther alternative to wrapping paper and a gift for the craft lover in your life is giving the fit of high-quality fabric. Prestigious offer some of the most beautiful and high-quality material I have ever seen. The bonus with ordering high-quality fabric you can use it for gift wrapping for cushion making to using it for your Christmas table cloth. You choice is endless. 

What the brand says. 

Counting down 100 days until Christmas, Prestigious Textiles is getting festive early by introducing a brand new Nordic-inspired collection of prints.

 

Featuring five different designs, each one is available in either 100% cotton, or practical, easy-to-wipe-clean PVC and PVM finishes. A stylish and contemporary addition to any seasonal décor, the new illustrations showcase baubles, chalets, fir trees and stars in all of their festivity.

 

Beautifully presented and wonderfully fun, these fabrics would make any household jolly, and would be the ideal add-on to cushions, table settings, stockings and everything in between.

Food 

This year has been the year of baking right? Why not continue with that theme and give the gift of fresh bread baked with the ingredients you choose. Giving you total control over what you are eating. Tower digital bread maker. Honestly, this might be the best gift you ever give imagine waking up to the smell of homemade bread. You need one of these in your life. 

What the brand says
Bake a delicious loaf of bread in no time with this Tower digital bread maker. It features 19 pre-set programs, which offers a variety of options for baking basic bread, sweet bread, sourdough, French bread, wholemeal bread, cake and much more, all at the touch of a button. The included adjustable crust control gives you the option of low, medium or dark crust, producing delicious results for a range of bread types. A 60-minute keep warm function keeps your bread at a consistent temperature so it’s fresh and ready to eat when you want it. The bread pan is non-stick, which can be removed for easy cleaning. There’s also a viewing window that provides a clear view of how the loaf is looking during the baking process without disturbance. Almost finished baking but there’s suddenly a power cut? Not to worry, as the handy back-up system provides 15 minutes of runtime so your baking isn’t interrupted for too long. Accessories include a hook, measuring cup and measuring spoon for accurate baking.
One of my favourite brands has to be Oggs. If you are looking to gift delicious vegan treats you need to go check out OGGS. They make the best chocolate cake and mince pies I have ever had. I actually a not a mince pie fan and these have changed my mind. You will not go wrong with gifting any item from OGGs over the festive period. 

What the brand says

A great alternative to the traditional Christmas cake or mince pies is this Chocolate Celebration Cake from OGGS. This vegan-friendly chocolate sponge cake is filled and topped with chocolate fudge frosting and finished with chocolate curls, edible stars and festive gold shimmer.


Handmade mince pies from plant-based brand OGGS® without any eggs or butter making them perfect for vegans, flexitarian and anyone who loves a mince pie! These festive fancies are kind to the planet, animals and people and come in completely sustainable packaging.


I want to admit something from the get-go I love nice chutney and it is always a winner in this house. So when Rubies in the rubble dropped through my door I was a bit excited. This gift set is an awesome gift every chutney in this set is delicious the flavours are  Chilli Onion, Classic Apple and Pear and Fig. I am not even sure which is my favourite. You will not be disappointed. 

What the brand says

At Rubies in the Rubble, we make delicious condiments from surplus fruit and veg that would have otherwise gone to waste. Working directly with UK farmers, we create a market for the freshest (if a little wonky!) fruit and veg to create our award-winning range. This Christmas we have launched a Christmas relish giftset - perfect for any sustainably minded foodie. All 3 relishes in the giftset are vegan-friendly, and our products do really make a difference, in the giftset 8 Onions, 1 Apple, and 1 Pear are saved from going to waste

I love nut and oat milk so being able to try your hand at making your own is a fun thing to do. So why not give the gift of being able to make your own nut milk. This is the Kilner Nut Drink Making Set
What the brand says. 
The Kilner® Nut Drink Making Set makes it incredibly easy to create plant-based drinks. Suitable for nuts such as almonds, oats, coconut or soya. Whether you are vegan, lactose-intolerant or looking for milk alternatives, Kilner® makes it simple.
This simple, easy-to-use set gives you total control over what is added to your drinks, guaranteeing a much higher nut content compared to shop bought alternatives.
The two Kilner® glass jars allows you to create a second batch, whilst you store or consume your original creation. All you need is an electric hand blender. All you need is an electric hand blender, the silicone splash guard prevents spills during blending. The stainless steel filter plunger separates out the liquid, enabling you to pour straight from the jar.
 For the cheese lover in your family, you need to check out Fox Sea Art. This amazing small British brand makes everything from coasters to coffee tables with this beautiful wave design. Inspired by the ocean and made in Britain this would be a winner of a gift. You will definitely impress your art-loving family and friends with an item from this designer. 
What the brand says
This handcrafted, one of a kind ocean-inspired Bamboo Serving Platter with resin has been inspired by the Devon and Cornish sea, with a variety of different blues creating depth like the ocean.

A little bit more about this ocean escape platter:

- Made using a layered technique of crashing waves of resin on bamboo, leaving a glassy finish on the artwork so the ocean really sparkles.
- 15.5 wide x 48cm long x 1cm deep
- This large food-safe platter is great for serving and presenting food.
- Great for a present, or in your own home



 

Skincare and toiletries
This is Balade Provence I have three products to review here. 
First I have to admit I have never really tried any solid product like these and I was a bit apprehensive. but I love the zero waste concept behind these products. 
What the brand says.
Discover the Solid Night Balm: a zero waste solid cream with a long lifespan (equivalent to 2 jars of moisturizer)We designed a nugget. Fewer ingredients, more natural, more organic, but above all a very effective product, With a clean formula, this artisanal balm made in France is a nourishing moisturizer for the evening.
Enriched with cocoa butter and apricot kernel oil, the Night Balm hydrates your face while you sleep. You wake up with smooth, soft skin in the early morning. Soft and radiant skin upon waking.
Next up solid facial cleanser
what the brand says.
This gentle facial cleansing bar cleans, hydrates and soothes the skin leaving your face feeling great and looking radiant. Enriched with French green clay to remove makeup and impurities, rosehip oil to lock in moisture and aloe vera to calm redness and breakouts this is the perfect cleanser for morning and evening us

Lastly, super-rich body soap bar orange blossom
What the brand says
Our signature Super-Rich Body Bar is a gentle and nourishing daily cleanser. This moisturizing soap bar is enriched with a blend of coconut oil and shea butter and infused with a delicate orange blossom scent that transports you to the fields of Provence 

You may already know this but I love Arran sense of Scotland They do the nicest products. This is the stunning Imachar hand care gift set. They make the best Christmas gifts and this one is one of my favourites. Imachar is the lovely refreshing and unique scent. Made on the Isle of Arran by a small Scottish company you will not go wrong with anything from this brand. 
What the brand says
Refreshing citrus accents of bergamot, mandarin, and lime contrast with the warm, heart of clover, honeysuckle and rose. Our signature hand wash and hand cream set is the perfect gift for your loved one. On the west of Arran, Imachar is surrounded by natural beauty – calm and peaceful, yet wild and romantic.
I love hand made soaps. These are the Live in the Light 3 Handmade Soaps & Dish Gift Set, These are all so nice to use and look really nice on the little soap dish. These make a fantastic gift. What I also love with this gift set is you can choose from a huge range of soaps for your gift set from Vanilla & Patchouli to Coconut Cream making the gift super personal. 

What the brand says
A beautiful Gift Set consisting of
3 luxury Handmade Soaps from Pure Anada & 1 Hand Made Wooden Soap Dish from Vermont Soap.

Choose 3 of the following for your gift set and put your choices in the notes on the order: Vanilla & Patchouli, Spring Breeze, Lavender Eucalyptus, Misty Greenhouse
Orange & Clove, Coconut Cream, Orange & White Chocolate, Pineapple Delight, Unscented

Candle alternative  

I love candles and when I found this Volcanic potpourri eco-friendly essential oil diffuser by Boostology I was over the moon. I love this as an alternative to a candle. It not only looks amazing and luxury. I love that you can mix and match what scents you use in it. I am using the sunshine which is a lovely refreshing and uplifting scent. I add about 8-10 drops of the oil and this last a few days. It scents the room really nice and I love that I can now buy more oil change up the scents. This is a gorgeous gift for anyone who loves candles or who like room scents. You will not go wrong with this one. 
What the brand says
The natural Lava and shiny Obsidian stones contrast beautifully with the smooth vessel they’re housed in, and each volcanic stone lid is made from solid red Agate which is hand-polished to perfection. The lid has its own individual grain and markings, so each one is totally unique to you.

C
rystal healers use Lava rock to provide themselves with calmness and strength; whilst Obsidian is said to be protective, shielding you from negativity. Agate is used to enhancing mental function & improve your concentration, making this a perfect decorative accessory for your workspace.

Eco-friendly

This essential oil diffuser is elegant, long-lasting and reusable - no part of it gets thrown away - this makes it an eco-friendlier way to scent your room. It uses no electricity and no flames which can pollute your living space.

Sunshine contains revitalising Grapefruit and Bergamot essential oils, which is blended with Ylang Ylang flower. It's natural, vegan and cruelty free, and is presented in a 10ml glass bottle. 

Drinks 

This Mermaid salt vodka is not only gorgeous but it contains the nicest vodka I have ever tasted. This would be an awesome gift for the vodka lover or someone who like to try new spirits. This is such a nice and different drink. It makes awesome cocktails too. 

What the brand says

Mermaid Salt Vodka, from the Isle of Wight Distillery, is infused with locally sourced sea salt that enhances its smoothness and flavour - described as being ‘like the subtle kiss of a mermaid’. With salt’s ability to enhance other flavours, the vodka had already gained a cult following amongst Isle of Wight bartenders for use in cocktails. But now, it’s finally available on the mainland and is presented in a stunning, eco-friendly, bottle with sculpted scales, like those of the mythical maritime creature itself.

The Isle of Wight is rich in amazing ingredients which the distillery loves to use - whether it’s the rock samphire and Boadicea hops in its signature gin, or the addition of local strawberries to Mermaid Pink Gin.

This vodka was, however, the first time they’d ventured into the surrounding seas for an ingredient. The salt comes from local supplier ‘Wight Salt’ and is harvested from water collected in the powerful flood tide off the island’s southern coast - an area prone to extreme storms that churn up the ocean floor, releasing huge amounts of flavour-packed nutrients. Naturally evaporated by sun and wind, the resultant sea salt retains a depth of flavour and distinct sweetness.

Who doesn't love a refillable bottle? This Ohelo bottle is not only super cute to look at it is also super practical and makes a lovely gift. 

What the brand says. 

Our 500ml bottle is pretty and practical. The high-grade vacuum insulation keeps drinks hot for 12 hours, cold for 24 hours. Designed for modern life it can be used with standard ice cubes and fits most cupholders. The super soft strap makes Ohelo a joy to carry. The 360° laser etched designs won't fade. Made safer with lead free solder and BPA, BPS and BPF free. Refreshingly different.

I love a nice mug. This one is not only cute but it has a really nice and inspirational message. I love The miracles store. They offer some lovely and motivational gift for all your loved ones this year. 

what the brand says

Imagine starting each day with your favourite warm drink, a smile on your face, and reflecting on this uplifting coffee mug. For just a moment, the stresses of life melt away and you reflect on all that is good in our world. That reality is just a click away. Scroll up and add this mug to your shopping bag today. Your future self will be glad you did!

I hope you really like this gift guide and it has helped you find the best gifts for your loved ones. 







 


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