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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 Plastic, 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 £6.
Ethical gifts under £6
The scrumptious bath bombs by Dorset based Bramblewood Soap Co are 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, Tony's Chocolonely chocolate bars really hit the spot. They take a lot of care to ensure their ingredients are ethically sourced and slavery-free, plus their packaging is fully recyclable.
Ethical gifts under £11
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 facial steams by Salt and Steam (and not just for the great names!). They help to open pores, hydrate the skin and are infused with all sorts of gorgeous oils for an incredibly relaxing facial. They also come in a pretty glass jar with a cork lid that has endless uses once the salt has finished!
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, these vegan candles are made from sustainably sourced soy wax and will have your room smelling divine. Handmade by Press Pause candles in Manchester it contains only organic essential oils and comes in an attractive glass jar.
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.
Why not add a notebook to your gifting list. Agood company create notebooks made from stone paper. They're climate-positive, without feeding into deforestation and no harmful chemicals. You can choose from your recipients favourite colour or design.
Last but not least, we have put together a gift sets with a selection of products from our fantastic ethical suppliers. 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.