Are you hopelessly hunting for the perfect gift for a special woman in your life? Whether you are looking for a birthday present for a friend, something to spoil a partner, or a gift of appreciation for your mum, we’ve compiled a list to to help you choose something truly meaningful. We’ve scoured our favourite sustainable brands to bring you a list of the best eco-friendly gifts for her.
This list features exclusively sustainably-made items, which embody great quality, style and ethics. From funky sweatshirts to statement jewellery, there’s something for every woman.
And to make things as easier as possible for you, we’ve organised our picks from lowest to highest price tag – we hope it helps!
Book bundles subscription
As book lovers, we couldn’t think of a more beautiful birthday gift. Hand Me Down Book Club was founded “to prevent books being sent to landfill while they still have great stories to tell”. Essentially, this means you select your giftee’s favourite genres and each month they will be sent a selection books tied with string.
From £9.99 p/m | Hand Me Down Book Club | SHOP NOW
A natural, fairtrade shea massage candle? Don’t mind if we do.
FAIR SQUARED is the ultimate go-to shop for truly good natural and ethical intimate body care. Their whole collection of products is made completely vegan, cruelty-free, plastic-free and certified Fairtrade.
Made from fair trade coconut oil and fair trade shea butter, this unique natural and vegan massage candle combines romantic candlelight with sensual massage in one product. The formula is easy to glide over skin and the ingredients leave your skin feeling supple and radiant.
Simply light the wick of the candle and let it burn until the burner plate liquefies. Extinguish the flame, wait a little and then gently massage in the warm massage oil ‒ it’s as simple as that!
£16.95 | FAIR SQUARED | SHOP NOW
Good Night gift set
Give the gift of some good old beauty sleep.
The lavera Good Night Gift Set, featuring their Good Night Body Lotion and Good Night 2in1 Hand Cream & Mask, is the perfect pick-me-up for your body.
Not only do these skincare products smell good, but they are enriched with natural, organic ingredients, such as organic Grape combined with Vitamin E and organic shea butter. These moisturisers are intensely nourishing, helping to regenerate and care for the skin overnight.
It’s no coincidence the name lavera is derived from the Latin for ‘truth’. lavera’s vision is about making truly good natural skincare for everybody. They are certified by NATRUE, PETA and The Vegan Society.
£15.95 | lavera | SHOP NOW
Toiletries gift box
Restock the toiletry supply with Ben & Anna’s best-seller bundle is a sure-to-please great smelling pack, with a difference. For just £20, this sustainable goodie box includes three of Ben & Anna’s best-selling all-natural vegan toiletries, including Persian Lime Deodorant, White with Fluoride Toothpaste and Very Berry Conditioner… The items are perfect for travel.
£20 | Ben & Anna | SHOP NOW
Refillable makeup palette
The benecos Beauty ID Florence palette is a fab gift for any makeup lover. This palette includes a rouge, two highlighters, four eye shadows and a lip & cheek balm. These palettes not only come feature an array of beautiful colours to play with. Excitingly, they are also refillable! So, when you’ve run out of your favourite shade, there’s no wasting money, or packaging, on replacing the entire palette. You can simply replace the individual colour. Or, switch things up and swap it out for an entirely new shade. The options and potential make-up looks are endless…
benecos offers a wide range of organic, plant-based makeup at an affordable price. Their products are packed full of natural ingredients that care for your skin. They also steer clear of mineral oils, paraffins and silicones. benecos hold certifications from BDIH COSMOS ORGANIC, BDIH COSMOS NATURAL, and PETA Cruelty Free. The Natural Care range is Vegan Society Certified.
£21.95 | SHOP NOW
Before Sleeping Candle
This gorgeous Before Sleeping Candle, a limited-edition blend of geranium and rosemary, is the ideal way to unwind before sleeping. It is the product of a collaboration between Oh, James – an East London brand that produces unique handmade candles – and luxury loungewear brand Leticia Credidio. Founder, Leticia, has worked at the intersection of design and social change for more than 14 years, and her brand champions taking time to rest, embracing comfort and being present in the now.
Each candle is made from soy wax and 100% essential oils, handsomely packaged in a hand-sewn, up-cycled fabric bag. Burn time is up to 40 hours. Warning: this candle smells so good you’ll want to keep it for yourself…
£25 | Leticia Credidio | SHOP NOW
The Tea Box
Kib Teas are all about making deliciously fragrant and flavourful teas, from regeneratively grown ingredients from Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, and Tanzania. This means the farming methods give more than they take from the soil and the environment. It also means they work with small farms, including many that are female-led and pay more than the minimum wage. Oh, and all the packaging is recyclable and compostable, too.
Kib Tea’s The Tea Box, featuring a Sabahar tea towel, a Nkuku tea cup, and a season’s worth of Kib tea Tea, is the perfect winter survival kit.
£30 | SHOP NOW
When we stumbled across this bad boy, we just couldn’t resist including it in our list. This jigsaw from Rapanui is impossibly ridiculous, hence the name ‘re-jiggulous’.
It is made to puzzle even the most hard-core of puzzling pros. Know anyone who loves a challenge?
It is sustainably designed from recycled cardboard and printed with a cool marine-inspired doodle.
£30 | Rapanui | SHOP NOW
Three month coffee subscription
For the discerning coffee aficionado in your life, does waking up to fresh specialty coffee delivered directly to their door get any better?
Well, yes, if it’s coffee from Redemption Roasters.
Redemption Roasters is a prison based roastery. It exists to provide alternative employment routes for people who are too frequently overlooked for work. Having a job is the single biggest factor that can prevent someone from reoffending, but prejudice, stigma and fear make it hard for prison-leavers to find work.
Their coffee is sourced from all over the world, including the Galapagos, with a preference for smallholder farmers. Where possible, Redemption Roasters also purchase coffee that aligns with their ethos – for example, a project called “Spirit of Peace” sees Colombian ex-combatants rehabilitated through productive work as smallholder coffee farmers. Everyone in the supply chain is paid a living wage.
From £34.20 | Redemption Roasters | SHOP NOW
Organic Pima Cotton Long Sleeve Shirt
There’s nothing like the classic long sleeve shirt to get you through winter. AYA‘s long sleeve top is luxuriously comfy and stylish – the perfect layer for festive outings or quiet nights in. Made in Peru from organic pima cotton, it is not only super soft on your skin, but gentle on the planet, too.
This top is available in four different colours.
£35 – $36 | SHOP NOW
Silly Greens subscription box
For any aspiring gardeners or foodie friends, a subscription to Silly Greens is a cute and clever gift idea.
Silly Greens makes it easier and more fun than ever to grow greens at home. Their “grow it yourself” subscription box arrives through the letterbox once a month. Each one contains three microgreens: seedlings of herbs and veg – from coriander to wasabi – that add that final touch, and punch of flavour, to any dish.
Silly Greens pre-sow the box of microgreens on their farm and then post the live seeds directly to you. These little leaves just need a window and some water, and they’ll be good to grow (get it?) straight from the box.
Your giftee will never have to go without fresh herbs or veggies – an aspiring chefs dream!
£36 for six month subscription | Silly Greens | SHOP NOW
This modern sporty style double layered crop bra from Pantee is comfy and cosy.
Pantee is an amazing new brand who are tackling clothing waste head on. Since launching in November 2021, they have upcycled over 1,500kg of deadstock t-shirts and fabrics into bras and knickers.
So not only is this bra super soft, breathable and buttery, but it’s brilliantly made from reworked deadstock cotton, too.
The crop bra is available in black, white and limited edition colours. You can mix and match it with Pantee’s range of brief styles, so we recommend having a browse.
There’s also the option to treat someone to a Pantee gift card, starting from £10.
£38 | Pantee | SHOP NOW
For any gin lovers, this organic gin is perfect. In fact, it’s so good you won’t want to give it away.
Helen Browning’s certified organic London Dry Gin is hand distilled in copper stills in the heart of rural Oxfordshire.
Inspired by the botanicals and flora found on Helen Browning’s organic farm, the gin has the delicate aroma of British wild flower meadows and orchards. Its distinct flavour profile is made up of Sea buckthorn, pear, fresh honey with herbal notes.
As if we weren’t already sold, the bottle itself is made from recycled glass. Refillable pouches are then available for your giftee to top up their gin bottle when they are running low. The refill pouches can be sent back to Helen Browning’s Organic to be recycled.
£45 | Helen Browning’s | SHOP NOW
This beautiful silver Little Star Necklace is made by Solitude the Label, an Amsterdam-based brand founded by two sustainably-minded sisters. What better way is there to show someone you think they’re a star?
Made from recycled silver, it’s sure to be adored by any recipient who actively cares for the planet.
The necklace is slightly adjustable so can be worn as a choker necklace or a little lower onto the chest, however your giftee likes it best.
£57.85 | Project Cece | SHOP NOW
Gift Voucher for Migrateful’s Refugee & Migrant-led Cookery Classes
How about treating her to a truly rewarding experience?
Migrateful is an incredible award-winning charity supporting refugees and asylum seekers on their journey to integration by preparing them to run cookery classes.
Over the past 5 years, they have supported over 97 Migrateful chefs through more than 2000 classes. Its no wonder they have high profile supporters in Meghan Markle, Yotam Ottolenghi, Aisling Bea, and Jamie Oliver.
It goes without saying, a voucher for a Migrateful Refugee & Migrant-led Cookery Class is a wonderful, unique gift that keeps on giving.
Online voucher, £25 | London, £45 – £70 | Brighton, Bristol, Canterbury & Margate, £35 | SHOP NOW
Adaptable Wrap Top
We love this great-quality and stylish wrap top from Unhidden.
Unhidden makes their clothing accessible for everyone. Their entire collection – from tops to dresses – is designed to be body inclusive, size inclusive and customisable for people with disabilities.
This top, for instance, is designed for discreet tube access and wheelchair users. It features a cute wrap design at the back, with long ties that can be tied either at the front or back. There are discretely concealed zips at the front for port access and openings in the side for tube access. The winged sleeves are a fun yet practical feature for arm movement.
It is made from deadstock jersey fabric sourced in Bulgaria. Unhidden make this top to order, so please purchase it as early as possible.
£55 | Unhidden | SHOP NOW
The Silken beauty box
This beauty box by Lora GENE features a hydrating face oil with authentic white rose Alba from the Bulgarian Rose valley and a gorgeous bright orange headband made from mulberry silk, in the UK and dyed with plant-based dyes by Katrina Wilde.
It’s perfect for someone who likes pampering and loves silk.
This is one of many divine beauty boxes by Lora GENE, so we do also recommend checking those out.
£55 | Lora GENE | SHOP NOW
Flower T-Shirt Dress
This comfortable yet stylish Flower T-Shirt Dress from Pitod is the ultimate easy summer garment to throw on and go.
It is made from soft and breathable 100% organic ring-spun cotton fabric, so it’s great for the warmer seasons.
It also features Pitod’s bestseller flower design on the back and is available in black and white.
Pitod are an inclusive fashion brand that specialises in genderless everyday clothing. So this dress is really made for everyone, cut to flatter all shapes with its medium fit and set-in sleeves and available in various sizes.
£59 | Pitod | SHOP NOW
Hunting for a something hipster? We’re a fan of this Chumba Sweat from WAWWA. Made from 100% GOTS organic cotton and printed using water-based inks, this sweatshirt is as fun-loving as the flower on its front.
£60 | WAWWA | SHOP NOW
This gorgeous Ray Necklace from Nouare Jewelry is a unique treasure.
Nouare Jewelry was founded by Marie Bertel, a French jewellery designer based in the UK who wanted to create a fully sustainable jewellery brand.
This necklace, along with the rest of Nouare’s simple yet intricate pieces, are handmade by Marie from recycled silver. Also all of her packaging is made from recycled materials.
This necklace is crafted using lost wax casting techniques and its design is a symbolic talisman of protection.
You can choose between two types of chain as well your preference of chain length.
£60.20 | SHOP NOW
Bird Eyewear Sunglasses
You can never have too many shades, right? Especially when they are as great as Bird Eyewear’s.
Bird Eyewear is the UK’s very first B Corp Certified eyewear brand. Their frames are made from a variety of more sustainable materials like FSC wood, bio-based acetate, cork and recycled aluminium.
They have an array of sleek, contemporary designs and they are all at an affordable price! Your new pair of sunglasses is delivered to you with a cork case and a cleaning cloth made from recycled plastic bottles.
Brilliantly, when you buy a pair of their sunglasses, you help to give back through their Share Your Sun partnership with SolarAid. This social project helps to distribute solar light to families in Zambia and Malawi, replacing the use of fossil fuel burning lamps.
Bird Eyewear is also tackling circularity with their recycling programme: send them any old frames and receive a £20 discount voucher.
From £65 | SHOP NOW
This flattering V-Neck T-Shirt from Arms of Andes is not just any old tee. It’s a high-quality 100% Alpaca Wool tee which is lightweight, soft and breathable – the perfect chuck on and go top for sports, travelling, and everyday use.
Alpaca Wool is moisture-wicking and naturally odour resistant helping to keep you protected, clean, and comfortable on your adventures.
It is available in nine versatile colours, all low-impact or natural dyes.
£73 – $75 | SHOP NOW
Mountain blue underwear set
If you’re treating yourself or someone you love to undies, you can’t go wrong with a set from Peachaus.
Peachaus’ range of delicate, contemporary underwear are consciously crafted from responsibly sourced fabrics. Their sets come in an array of feminine, pastel and neutral colours, but we especially love this gorgeous mountain blue set pictured.
Peachaus’ innovative simple sized system means their garments are designed to have an enhanced, fluid fit – making it easier for women to find their ideal bra size (hooray!).
FYI, they have a seasonal offer on pants: buy three briefs and you’ll receive £10 off the total price.
Marshmallow lingerie set
Feel pretty in pink with this flattering Marshmallow lingerie set from Juliemay.
The Marshmallow bra is balcony shaped with an underwire frame to lift and support; though these underwires are encased in silk to prevent irritation. The matching briefs feature a semi-sheer lace panel and comfortable mid-rise cut.
Juliemay is a brilliant brand that specialises in making ultra-soft, super breathable, naturally hypoallergenic bras and briefs. The brand is accredited by AllergyUK.
This supportive yet stylish set is made from sustainably sourced Organic Pima Cotton and silk with delicate lace and floral detailing.
Balconette Bra £58, Briefs £23.50 | Juliemay Lingerie | SHOP NOW
Matching pyjama set
Receiving a pair of PJ’s for Christmas feels like a right of passage. And, if you’re looking to step up your PJ game this year with a pair that is cute, comfy AND kind to the planet, look no further than Peachaus.
Peachaus is an all-round fab women’s lifestyle brand that sells contemporary feminine sleepwear, underwear and leisurewear in an array of understated soft colours.
Their chic range of matching pyjama sets, which feature pastel stripes, gingham checks and beautiful embroidered designs, are consciously crafted from responsibly sourced fabrics.
These are the kind of pyjamas you’ll want to lounge in on the sofa with a coffee in hand, all winter long.
Prices vary | Peachaus | SHOP NOW
Acorn enamel studs
Looking for a truly unique and special gift? These mesmerising enamelled stud earrings by Eily O Connell are just that.
Designer and goldsmith Eily O Connell is heavily inspired by the natural world, and the studs feature a quirky acorn style cup shape.
They are created in an array of stunningly frosty tones, including the pictured ‘Misty Sea’, making these earrings a wonderful present all-year round.
Handmade, and enamelled by Eily in her Bristol based studio, these hand-painted earrings are crafted in recycled solid silver and then the enamel has been carefully fired inside the acorn.
What makes Eily O Connell jewellery even more special is that it is made with sustainability in mind. O Connell prides herself on crafting her pieces using high-quality, ethical and well sourced materials.
£105 | Eily O Connell | SHOP NOW
Najac Tencel boiler suit
If you’re at a loss shopping for someone who is super trendy and cool, this Tencel boiler suit is a winner. A simple statement piece it may be, this garment is not without intricate attention to detail. It features a collar closure with strap and D-rings, large buckle belt, a button through front, gunmetal hardware, plenty of patched pockets front and back, and VILDNIS signature stitching.
This is also the perfect versatile outfit to take city-dwellers from day-to-night.
£135 | VILDNIS | SHOP NOW
Olive silk dress
Lora GENE is a contemporary, forward-thinking London-based luxury womenswear label that is all about empowering women and taking care of the planet.
Their timeless and elegant 100% Mulberry olive green silk slip, complete with a satin finish, is made to compliment all body shapes and sizes.
As a brand, they prioritise minimising their use of resources and eliminating waste in every stage of the product life cycle. For instance, their slip dresses are made to order in their studio using material sourced from local London silk suppliers, both reducing their waste and carbon footprint.
This stunning statement slip is available in several shades, including ’emerald’, ‘rose’, and ‘lavender’. But, if you ask us, this olive green perfectly captures the feel of Christmas.
£149 | Lora GENE SHOP NOW
Farm Safari and overnight stay
Know someone in need of a relaxing trip away? How about a quiet getaway, indulging in great organic food and long wildlife walks in the Wiltshire countryside?
Helen Browning’s Farm Safari and Overnight Bundle for two includes a one night stay in their Royal Oak Hotel, complimentary breakfast and a two-hour farm safari around 1,500 acres of organic farmland.
Your giftee can book their stay online at their convenience – their safaris run all year round.
£200 | Helen Browning’s | SHOP NOW
The Walton Plus Cashmere Jumper
Looking for something out of the ordinary for someone extraordinary? Look no further than Valentina Karellas – a London-based knitwear specialist who specialises in bold statement designs made from surplus yarn.
Though we love all of her quirky designs, this super soft relaxed fit 100% cashmere jumper which marries ultimate comfort with style takes the cake. It’s available in beige or grey.
£360 | Valentina Karellas | SHOP NOW
Main image: Birdsong