An indie twist on the traditional gift list!
Instead of gift ideas, I wanted to tell you about retailers who pour their heart and soul into their ethical and sustainable businesses with a focus on a better future for us all. From toys and beauty care, to household items and unique handmade gifts - they’ve got everything you need to shop small this Christmas!
Fair Kind Child
Everything sustainable and ethical for playtime, school time (and a bit for mum & dad too). Trish has been a supporter of Rowdy Kind since day 1. Look out for her amazing play and learn subscription box, only £15 per month for a year of fun! https://shop.fairkindchild.co.uk/
For unique gifts from makers, from artwork and knits to beautiful clothing and candles. Know someone who’s hard to shop for? Look no further, their gift section has you covered. It’s where I’m going to get unique gifts for the toughest people on my list! https://yardmarket.uk/
A true treasure-trove of everything you need for a sustainable Christmas, and a sustainable life. I particularly love their beautiful collection of tree and home decorations. Christmas is starting early for me this year, and as I’ll be home a little more than usual I’m looking for a couple of special pieces to make it feel even more festive on those dark evenings. https://andkeep.com/
The wonderful team behind VeraBee have created a truly customizable Christmas gift box. They have all your beauty and personal care needs sewn up in one big ethical and sustainable bow. I may be suggesting other people shop for my presents here (hint hint!). https://www.vera-bee.com/
The Clever Cactus
The Clever Cactus sells hand-made and super-fun reusables for kitchen, bathroom and everywhere, including my favourite reusable kitchen roll. It’s my go to for spills, plus I use them for placemats and napkins. It might not sound like a Christmas present, but trust me these will be the stocking fillers that keep on giving year round! https://theclevercactus.com/
Envirotoy offers a phenomenal selection of environmentally friendly toys that are 100% plastic free - including the packaging! From wood, to natural rubber and other plastic free materials their toy’s offer all the fun without the planet faux-pas. PLUS, their vast selection of plastic free bath toys are the perfect pairing for our Rowdy Kind Bars (*wink). https://www.envirotoy.co.uk/
Based in the beautiful Highlands, EcoNess has a curated product range that includes a whole stocking fillers section to help you stuff that stocking with just the good stuff this year! With loads of creative options, these new eco-additions are sure to be a hit! https://eco-ness.com/
Still not finding what you are looking for?
Check out the Do-Gooders website for an entire directory of ethical brands for you to shop from this holiday!
Plus, Visit these Amazing Local Gems, Still Open As Usual!
Their two stores in the villages of Fetcham and Ashtead are operating with reduced hours, but continue to have everything you need for your refill, fresh and packaged essentials. They’re also offering free local delivery for orders over £35 if you’re vulnerable.
While the regular Woking market days won’t be happening, Bare & Fair will continue local deliveries and you can continue to donate to the Woking Food Bank via their website.
Basicc Zero Waste
Serving Gorleston-on-Sea and surrounding areas with free local delivery or collection
Family run in Teeside!
Hope you love these retailers as much as I do - now I'm off to single jingle bells and put up my garlands!