Ethical Gifting Week: Stocking Fillers, Secret Santas and Gifts for £15 or less

If you want to know how unaware a blogger is of their privilege, take a look at their stocking filler gift guide. I’ve seen Jo Malone candles, key rings for over £100 and more luxury makeup than I’ve owned in my whole life. Honestly, I think some people would suggest BMWs if they could squeeze them inside of a sock!

Whilst there’s nothing wrong with splashing out on expensive gifts for the festive period (who wouldn’t, if they could?), I’m also extremely aware that, for most of us “stocking fillers” doesn’t just mean anything that you can physically fit into a stocking. It means chocolate coins, toy cars and bubble mixture. All of the glorious little things that make it feel like Christmas, not because they’re expensive, but because they’re part of the magic of it all.

So, when I started creating this gift guide, I knew that I didn’t want to go too crazy with the price limit. Instead, I wanted to find ethical, eco-friendly and sustainable items that didn’t break the bank and could be used as anything from a stocking filler or secret Santa gift to an under-the-tree present. It can be daunting deciding to shop more ethically, since items produced in fairer conditions are naturally more expensive. However, if there are ways that you can incorporate even one or two of these gifts into your festive proceedings then you are making a difference! And that’s what matters most.

Scroll to the bottom of this post for my ethical symbols key, so that you can align your gift choices with what matters most to you.

1. Fuck Plastic Book 

2.Wild Sage Shampoo Bar

3. Pixi Glow Tonic 15ml

4. Gold metal straws

5. Fruits of Nature Lavender Bath Essence 

6. Newspaper Coloured Pencils

7. Lush Dreamtime Bath Oil 

8. Cocoa Loco Chocolate Spoon 

9. Moon Juice Brain Dust and Dream Dust

10. Spice Drops

11. Soap with a message 

12. Pacifica Roll On Perfume in Persian Rose

13. Succulent Temporary Tattoos 

14. Eco glitter in merry go round and mermaid tail

15. Divine Orange Milk Chocolate

16. Booja Booja Truffles 2 pack 

17. Tea Pigs Apple and Cinnamon Tea 

18. Beauty Without Cruelty Nail Varnishes in Naked Bathing and Sable Noir

19. Lush Sparkly Pumpkin Bubble Bar 

20. Star and Moon stud earrings 

21. Wild Sage and Co 5 Soap Gift Set 

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3 Comments

  1. Becca Fletcher
    November 25, 2018 / 5:09 pm

    This is a really good post. Im trying to be more ethical myself so that means I want to buy more ethically. Thanks for sharing it! 🙂 xwww.beautylifebecca.co.uk

    • BethanyAustin
      November 26, 2018 / 9:02 am

      Thanks so much, Becca! I'm glad you liked it. I hope you enjoy the rest that are coming soon, too xx

  2. Lucy Cole
    November 26, 2018 / 6:15 pm

    The temporary tattoos and glitter are caaa-oooote! Perfect for a festival. Thanks for showing us all these fab pieces Beth.BTW, totally forgot to tell you – I bought those cotton face wipes alternatives you suggested off of amazon to help reduce my waste.. they're bloody wonderful!Lucy | http://www.lucy-cole.co.uk

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