In times past, putting together a 'sustainable gift guide' was a bit of a slog. It was honestly pretty difficult to find items that were as chic as they were ethical. And don't even try to factor in affordability in that too—anything that was worth having always meant parting with a lot of cash. Good news, then, as all the below 32 items I've found are ideal for the fashion-lover and they just so happen to be sustainable as well. Happily, most of the big online retailers have sustainable sections, making it much easier to find the best stuff around. But, if you're looking for smaller UK-based brands, I've got those in there too.
Expect to find clothing and accessories, with a few choice beauty bits and interiors too (because we're all obsessed with homewares). I've divided it up into budgets as I know everyone is being careful right now but it also proves my point that just because something is sustainable doesn't mean it has to cost a month's rent. Ultimately, I chose pieces that I would also love to receive in my stocking, so keep scrolling for my favourite sustainable gift ideas.
Sister & Co. Rosa Candle (£25)
Not only is this a UK-based brand, the candle is refillable.
Frank Green Original Reusable Travel Mug (£21)
You might not be commuting much now but you'll appreciate this for long walks in the cold.
Steamery Pilo Fabric Shaver (£35)
Make your clothes last longer with this genius item.
Neighbourhood Botanicals Dream Dream Dream Night Facial Oil (£28)
British beauty brand Neighbourhood Botanicals is becoming a fast favourite among beauty insiders.
John Lewis & Partners Brabantia Wash Bags, Set of 3 (£7)
Keep your delicate clothes looking better (so lasting longer) and prevent microfibres shedding in the wash.
Chillys Vacuum Insulated Leak-Proof Drinks Bottle (£20)
If you've not done away with plastic bottles yet, here's your excuse.
Nuddy Ultra Volume Blow Dry Shampoo Bar (£9)
This actually smells good and it also means you'll be using less plastic. A double win.
Meghan Markle and Emma Watson love these. As do countless influencers.
Vanderohe Set of 7 Vintage Green Wave Glass Tealights (£70)
Vintage interiors is a great way to make your home more sustainable.
Corkspace Pro Cork Yoga Mat (£65)
Cork is a more sustainable material and helps to protect the environment. Read more about Corkspace here.
Jade Swim Evolve One-Shoulder Swimsuit (£160)
It just so happens that Jade Swim is sustainable and creates incredible swimwear.
Roop Furoshiki Satin Bag (£65)
One of the Who What Wear editors' favourite brands at the moment.
Mother of Pearl Tencel™ Stripe Shirt, Blue/Ivory (£89)
A collaboration with John Lewis and Mother of Pearl has given us this incredible shirt.
Shida Preserved Flowers Marseille (£62)
If you're stuck on present ideas, why not send a bunch of dried flowers?
House of Sunny Mid Century Quilt Shirt (£110)
Another brand the Who What Wear team can't get enough of. House of Sunny is the coolest sustainable fashion brand around.
Form Lifestyle Store Mid 02 Print (£120)
A print is a worthwhile investment.
Celeste Mogador Heart Brooch (£162)
The kind of intricate and thoughtful gift that could only be made by hand. Let us introduce you to a French jewellery designer who makes everything feel so special.
Honna Powder Pink Stripe Pyjama Set (£120)
This British PJ brand was set up by a fashion stylist and it shows. Choose from these elegant striped pyjamas or the shirt.
Ninety Percent Cutout Stretch-Knit Turtleneck Midi Dress (£250)
Ninety Percent uses recycled fabrics and organic cottons as well as vowing to give 90% of its profits to those those who make each collection happen.
Neom Organics London Wellbeing Pod & Oils (£150)
Zen out with this collection from Neom that's vegan and cruelty free and is made in the UK.
Aesop Parsley Seed Extended Anti-Oxidant Skin Care Kit (£220)
Aesop is a B Corporation, which means it adheres to the "highest standards of verified social and environmental performance". Also, the brand's stuff smells incredible.
Mille Fiori Interior Table Lamp (£215)
Vintage interiors brand Mille Fiori finds exceptionally pretty lamps such as this. All you need to do is decide which one you love the most (it's really very hard).
Reformation Jocelyn Dress (£320)
Made sustainably but also a classic LBD to wear every time the festive season comes around.
Victoria Beckham Beauty Victoria Beckham by Augustinus Bader the Healthy Skin Set (£300)
This winning set from VB's skincare range has been raved about.
Stella McCartney Willow Silk Crepe De Chine Shirt (£475)
You can't go wrong with Stella McCartney if you're looking for a sustainable fashion brand.
Maggie Marilyn Cover Girl Mint Silk Dress (£390)
Maggie Marilyn's elegant dresses will win over anyone.
Nanushka Ashton Yellow Faux Leather Jumpsuit (£309)
I've been eyeing up the faux leather pieces from Nanushka for a long time. And this jumpsuit might just be my favourite.
Melissa Joy Manning 14-Karat Gold Pearl Earrings (£710)
Elegant earrings from Melissa Joy Manning's sustainable jewellery brand.
Chanel Chanel Pre-Owned Cc Logo Bi-Colour Pumps - Farfetch (£640)
A great way to do sustainable fashion? Buy it pre-owned.
Mara Hoffman + Net Sustain Leila Knotted Organic Cotton-Poplin Maxi Dress (£565)
One of the fashion industry's favourite sustainable brand is Mara Hoffman.
Chanel Pre-Owned Cut-Out Logo Cuff Bracelet - Farfetch (£992)
The pre-owned Chanel bracelet of dreams.
Gucci Horsebit 1955 Wallet With Chain (£665)
Gucci is committed to reducing its impact on the environment. It's banned use of PVC and it offsets all its greenhouse gas emissions produced during the supply chain.
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