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Thursday, 15 November 2018

5 UK Eco-Friendly Brands | Christmas Gift Guide

Arya Candles Eco Friendly Brand
Oh yes, the time has come to mention... the festive season!  I can no longer contain my excitement; I've just come home from a 'turning on the lights' event, the festive tunes are playing on a loop and, uh, is that a golden tree I spy in this shoot?  Christmas gifting is one of the first things that occur to me when getting into the spirit of the season, and so following on from my Luxury Christmas Gift Guide (which can also be found via the bar at the very top of my blog), I've searched high and low for five fabulous brands to consider gifting this Christmas, with an ethical and eco-friendly theme in mind to gather some good karma in time for the New Year ahead!
Arya Candles grapefruit and lime diffuser
Wearth London Arya Candles Grapefruit and Lime Candle
Wearth London Arya Candles Eco Friendly


A R Y A   C A N D L E S

First and foremost, my latest love is Arya Candles; a socially conscious company located in the heart of Suffolk.  They've opened my eyes nose to fragrances other than familiar rich, musky fragrances with their light, zesty and fresh grapefruit and lime fragrance.  The Grapefruit and Lime Luxury Candle and Grapefruit and Lime Reed Diffuser are fabulous gifting options this Christmas - particularly as they're literally the gifts that keep on giving! 


T H E   S O A P   C O

There is a very lovely concept behind The Soap Co; all their soap is handcrafted by using natural ingredients in the UK by people who are visually impaired, disabled or otherwise disadvantaged.  Their Hand Wash and Bar Soap Gift Box is presented in minimalist packaging and would be ideal for gifting one of the men in your life


L I T T L E   I M P   J E W E L L E R Y

This is one for the vegetarians and vegans in your life.   Sarah, an independent jewellery maker, has reduced the amount of chemicals commonly used in jewellery making, using green alternatives, and has ensured all polishing compounds are not animal fat based.  The sweetest find?  Little Imp's Dainty Moonrise Necklace    


A T L A S   &   O R T U S

A lot of attention has been drawn lately to the 2.5 billion coffee cups thrown away annually here in the UK, which has paved the way for alternatives to enter the scene, such as Atlas & Ortus.  The brand was created this year by sisters (Evie & Francesca) with the mission of making stylish zero waste lifestyle accessories.  Gift an eco-friendly acquaintance their Reusable Glass Coffee Cup this December! 


L A   A Q U A R E L L E

I'll admit it, I love gifting eye masks.  They're just so cute!  With this in mind, La Aquarelle is now firmly on my radar thanks to their range of natural and organic sleep accessories; including sleep masks, eye pillows and herbal sachets.  All of their products are 100% toxin and chemical free.  If you know someone who loves their rest and relaxation, take a peek at the 'Avocado' Organic Sleep Gift Set.  The fabric is hand dyed with avocado stones and skin to create a soft, feminine dusty-peach colour.  Dreamy?  Dreamy. 


Arya Candles Eco Friendly Reed Diffuser
Christmas Gift Guide Idea Eco Friendly
Wearth London Arya Candles Reed Diffuser Grapefruit and Lime
Okay, so you've got the gift for your eco-friendly friend and now it's time to wrap it up.  So you reach for the glittered foil wrapping paper and- oh.  Now your friend is looking at you with disappointment.  You should have picked the Happywrap Recycled Wrapping Paper.  If you're reading this and feeling as though you have miles and miles to go before living an eco-friendly life, stop berating yourself.  I'm only just dipping my toe into the waters, though I have to admit, I like very much what I see.  My advice?  Join me and make your first step be to gift a couple of ethical and eco-friendly presents this festive season!
UK Eco Friendly Handmade Christmas Gifts
Gold Embellished Cut Out Masquerade Mask
The extra good news?  Every single brand mentioned in this post is available via Wearth London, an online marketplace created last year which partners with 'independent UK brands that make contemporary and well designed products in an eco friendly and ethical way'. I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below - have you noticed this topic being discussed more lately?

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With love,

Gabrielle x

Thanks to Wearth London for working with me on this post!



  1. Girl this gift guide is beautiful - those brands are so stunning, great they're eco-friendly too! Will definitely be checking them out this Xmas!

    Hayley xo

  2. Loving these photos - nice to see things are looking festive at your place already! We haven't put our tree up, we do it at the start of December, but I'm looking forward to it! Thanks for sharing your gift ideas too :)

    Hope that you are having a nice week and a lovely weekend ahead of you :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  3. awh this is such an amazing post! I'm so big on being a conscious consumer so this is the perfect post to read up on!

  4. the pictures are gorgeous!!! I LOVE the decoration! the gift guide is amazing. thank you for sharing! x
    have a lovely day!

  5. I love the eco-conscious focus to this post, especially because Christmas tends to be the season of giving gifts and sometimes it's out of obligation rather than because you saw something you think a certain person would love, so at least trying to buy nice gifts that most people would enjoy that come from eco-friendly or sustainable indie brands is a great idea. I love the sleeping mask, I'm a very light sleeper so that would definitely come in handy for me! And the recycled wrapping paper is a wonderful idea too!

  6. I've not bought Arya yet, but I do love The Bath Company candles. Also, love that you mentioned The Soap Co., & Wearth does have a great site! Such lovely inspiration and eco-friendly brands here. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Remembering to be eco-friendly and sustainable is really important especially during the holidays when it can be so easily lost behind everything else that going on. I'm so glad you highlighted this in your gift guide Gabrielle. It is definitely possible to be eco-conscious in our gift giving if we make the effort. That sleep gift set sounds absolutely dreamy!

  8. Such a great post! Love the sound of these brands.
    Gemma x

  9. Eco-friendly and ethical brands are the future. Such a great idea to opt for them when it comes to our Christmas gifts choices, it's almost like double gifting because it's gifting that's also good for the environment and our planet. Those Arya candles seem great....and a recycling wrapping paper is a great way to finish up an eco-friendly gift.

  10. Christmas is a very magic moment of the year. Nice tips Gabrielle and photos are amazing (as always).
    Have a nice day and don't miss my latest post, now on my blog! Kisses from Italy and thank you for your visit,

    Eniwhere Fashion
    Kidswear : Alessandro in Tommy Hilfiger

  11. What a great roundup of eco-friendly brands, Gabrielle! I only buy soy or essential oil candles, so I would love the Arya ones!


  12. Oh my word, these photos get me in the holiday SPIRIT! These brands sound really lovely, and are great gift ideas. Moving toward being more eco friendly can feel like such a process in certain aspects, but like you said, beginning with little eco friendly gifts is one small way to start. Thanks for sharing!

    Kathryn •

  13. what a beautiful gift everything about this post.
    have a lovely weekend.

  14. Is it that late in the year already really?

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

  15. I love all your five amazing gift for holiday seasons!! you have such a great taste when it comes to interior design pieces. The eye mask is definitely my fave of all. Love all the mood setting pictures. Love your blog and keep it up Gabrielle!

  16. I love all your five amazing gift for holiday seasons!! you have such a great taste when it comes to interior design pieces. The eye mask is definitely my fave of all. Love all the mood setting pictures. Love your blog and keep it up Gabrielle!



  17. As someone who is actively trying to make better, more eco-friendly choices, this has come at the perfect time for me! I love a glass coffee cup (and a latte!) so really like the Atlas & Ortus choice. I think my favourite of the five is the Organic Sleep Gift Set though, such a lovely gift and lavender is the perfect sleep aid!

    Musings & More

  18. Wow! How cozy!

  19. What a fabulous post Gabrielle! It's such a good idea to get eco-friendly gifts. After all, you may well help someone discover a concept that they'll want to support as well. Arya Candles sound great, and I love the concept of the Soap Co!

    Julia x
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  20. Brilliant suggestions and thank you for introducing Wearth London, will check out the site and see what else they carry.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

  21. I love all the bits you have chosen! I'm obsessed with candles and diffusers! I was in Harrods yesterday and they have the most amazing selection of diffusers one can dream of! xx

    Much Love,
    Elegant Duchess xx

  22. This post and photos made me so excited for holiday season

  23. The topic is certainly more and more discussed lately, so I love it that you also share your thoughts and ideas on it! All of the gifts you proposed here sound amazing, so it's great to see that eco-friendly doesn't need to mean boring :D
    Your pictures are fabulous as well btw!

    xo Noor

  24. Thanks much for sharing these brands. I'm only familiar with The Soap Co. I'm dreading all this Christmas hype. Lol!

  25. My favorite out of these would have to be the jewelry brand. I can't live without a jewelry piece to set off the mood of my outfit.
    Have a fab new week!

  26. I'll definitely have to look in to Little Imp (I'm a vegan and strive to live as eco-friendly as possible so the reduced chemicals sound great!) x

  27. These are gorgeous!! Will definitely look into these as it's important to use eco-friendly products!! Happy day to you lovely x

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  29. Thanks so much for including us! x

  30. There's an Avocado gift set?! Definitely need to check it out. :D


  31. This is such a cool guide dear. Will definitely take note of these, thanks for sharing! Also, amazing photos as always.

    Jessica |

  32. Lovely post, dear! This came just in time for Christmas shopping! xoxo


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