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.
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