Have A More Eco Christmas With These Swaps
We know its only October, but we can’t help thinking about Christmas, especially as 2020 has been such a rollercoaster. The magic of Christmas can often overshadow worries about sustainability, so we have curated a list of fantastic sustainable versions of our favourite festive accessories.
Lynda creates beautiful handmade gift bags ideal for any occasion, but we love the idea of gifting something special in a fabric gift bag this Christmas. Just imagine these sitting under your tree or at the end of your bed waiting for Santa!
A regular gift at Christmas time is a bottle of someone’s favourite tipple, make it more special by gifting it in a beautiful reusable fabric bottle bag, or arrive at your Christmas meal in style by bringing your host a bottle of wine in one of these bags. Bottle bags make a much more thoughtful wrap which will be used again and again.
Happy Wrap offer a fab range of wrapping options, with 100% recycled paper wrap printed with vegetable inks which are fully recyclable as well as reusable organic cotton wraps for which they provide how-to videos on their website.
Christmas cards can often feel wasteful to those passionate about the environment. 1 Tree Cards offer a fantastic alternative by producing beautiful cards on recycled card with vegan inks and are a plastic free company. As well as this, for every card purchased, one tree is planted which we think is the most beautiful gift this Christmas.
Purple Clover Crafts create stunning cards and crackers which come with seed bombs. The Beeco crackers contain wildflower seed bombs, a bee joke, Christmas hat and a snap!
We all love Christmas crackers, but the supermarket versions are so environmentally unfriendly. One solution is to make your own. We love the way Craft Corner Shop have created gorgeous reusable fabric hats which are so much more desirable than the disposable paper version. We would wear these all day!
If you are looking for decorations this year, but want something a little different and much more attractive, how about some macramé hangings? Your tree, mantlepiece or wall would love these gorgeously organic and festive decorations, but they would also make a fabulous gift for a special friend or loved one.
Another fantastic option for decorations this year, we love the star garland. Simple and elegant and available in a wide range of colours, this garland would look fantastic in any home, offering a classy touch of Christmas wherever it hangs.
If you are looking for a gift for that person you can never buy for, how about a personalised hamper? The Popup Poetry Shop offers a wide range of hampers including a vegan, eco friendly and men’s options. What’s more, you can also include some awesome poetry for a really special gift.
Sophie creates beautiful seasonal wreaths using foraged flowers and foliage from her surroundings in Dorset. Each wreath is handmade on a 12-inch wire frame and can be customised to your request or sent as a gift with a card. A natural and beautiful version of a shop bought wreath, taking Christmas décor back to its origins.
If you have been inspired by these Christmas eco swaps, make sure to tag us in your pictures at @esperanzaretail or if you have seen a Christmas swap we should be shouting about, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.