With the ‘C’ word drawing ever closer, we’ve rounded up our pick of our eco-friendly offerings to help you shop small and buy sustainably this Christmas. There’s something for everyone, from newborn up, and to cover all budgets.
Of course this is just gifts you can purchase from us at The Path Less Wasteful and whilst we’d love you to choose us to help get your sustainable Christmas sorted, even if you decide to get your gifts elsewhere we hope this list can give you a bit of inspiration for this years present picks.
Remember all of these products are:
For the Little Ones:
These rompers are thick, warm, breathable and provide comfortability for everything from playing, sleeping and out during the day. 100% organic cotton, they are available in essential romper style and this knitted footsy style.
These counting blocks are the ideal resource for teaching your child about numbers and place value. Each number block has a traceable number with corresponding counting holes. They have also been designed so that each block increases in size as the number value increases. The opportunities for learning with these counting blocks really are endless!
Absolutely recommended by my little ones!
Watch them engage in mealtime in a whole new way whilst knowing their bowl is ethically made, food-safe certified and free from chemicals.
Another perk of using bamboo for your baby weaning set is it’s lasting-power, this set will grow with your baby as they transition from infant to toddler, and can be used across all siblings and even into different generations.
This wooden teether ring and bird teether set is the perfect baby gift. The set includes a wooden teething ring and a bird shaped teething toy. They are the perfect size for baby to hold and made from natural untreated wood so safe for baby to chew. The teethers have a smooth finish so are comfortable against baby’s skin. Wooden teething toys are a natural, BPA free and eco friendly baby toy which can help with the discomfort of teething as well as improving hand eye co-ordination.
Handcrafted so no pair is the same. Eco-friendly cotton with a non-slip vegan leather suede sole. These perfect little baby loafers will compliment any outfit, aid with those first steps and keep tootsies warm as feet dangle from the pram. Available in a variety of designs.
For the Coffee Drinkers:
High quality double-walled stainless steel construction to keep their drink the perfect temperature. The stainless steel construct also ensures the long-lasting and freshest flavour of the drink with no metallic after taste. Lightweight and durable, perfect for use at home, in a favourite coffee shop or on the go. The perfect size to carry around and fits under all coffee machines. The soft matt finish and compact shape for easy gripping will mean that they won’t want to put it down. Available in a variety of colours.
Made from the highest quality borosilicate glass, these cups are designed to replicate the coffee shop drinking experience and unlike plastic or bamboo will not taint the flavour of the drink. Available in a variety of colours/sizes.
A truly sustainable travel cup. Huski Home recycles rice husks to create a durable, environmentally friendly, non-toxic material. These non-toxic, melamine, BPA and silicone-free travel cups feature a leak-proof flip lid and a non-slip base.
Great for hot or iced beverages on the go, they are twin walled to keep drinks warmer for longer without burning hands and insulated to keep hot drinks at an optimum temperature for up to 90 minutes. Available in a variety of colours/sizes.
Lightweight, durable and fits perfectly under a coffee machine. Ideal for use at home, in a favourite coffee shop or on the go. The double walled reusable cups are designed with both style and comfort in mind. A spill-proof resealable lid combined with a water tight silicone seal to prevent any unwanted leaks. Available in a variety of colours.
For the Make Up Artists:
The Flawless brushes deliver a perfect makeup look every time. All of the brushes are luxurious and vegan, containing no animal hair. The hand finished synthetic fibres are ultra soft yet firm enough to effortlessly apply your makeup with a flawless finish.
Unlike animal hair, synthetic fibres are non-porous, allowing more of your makeup to be applied to your skin rather than being absorbed into the hairs, causing a build up of product and bacteria. This enables less wastage of makeup and is much healthier for the skin.
Each brush boasts a sustainably sourced bamboo handle. Bamboo is a strong grass which is harvested and used in the beauty industry for its anti-bacterial properties. Due to being a natural material each brush handle will be unique.
This cotton canvas bag measures 15cm high by 20cm wide, fully lined, perfect for makeup or travel cosmetics.
The world’s first plastic-free Micellar Water. Carefully formulated to with aloe vera and lavender which contain anti-inflammatory properties to soothe, heal and hydrate the skin. Aloe Vera is also an effective impurity and makeup remover, leaving the skin feeling fresh, clean and smooth.
For the Candle Lovers:
These hand-poured eco-friendly wax melts come in plastic free packaging, are Vegan and Cruelty Free. They are made using deluxe soy way for optimum scent throw, cleaner burning with no parabens or silicone. All of the wax melts are topped with natural botanicals that compliment their fragrance. Each wax melt is reusable, with 20+ hours scent. Variety of scents available
These hand-poured, pure, organic, ethically sourced coconut-rapeseed wax candles come in a beautiful hand-made, repurposable ceramic container and have an organic cotton wick. Natural, ethically sourced fragrance oils that are FREE from CMR’s, Phthalates, Parabens, Silicone and PEG. Packaged in a cloth gift bag.
Individually wrapped for freshness, these 20ml coconut-rapeseed wax candles make up a pack of 8, packaged in fully recyclable gift wrap, with a handmade ceramic tag. Each tea-light is hand-poured, organic, ethically sourced and provides 6 hours burn time. Natural, ethically sourced fragrance oils that are FREE from CMR’s, Phthalates, Parabens, Silicone and PEG. They are entirely handmade and feature an organic cotton wick.
Choice of scents available.
For the Travelling Ones:
The reusable bamboo cutlery set is the perfect plastic free alternative for eating on the go! These portable travel utensils are BPA free and handmade from a single piece of organic bamboo without the need for any harmful fertilisers, pesticide or glues.
It’s small enough to take in a bag wherever you go; the perfect zero waste swap! This bamboo travel cutlery set is everything needed for a waste-free and guilt free lifestyle. Jungle Culture have made it easy to carry eco utensils & include a hessian travel pouch in order to conveniently store this portable bamboo cutlery set when not in use.
Individually hand crafted and harvested by local artisans at a small, family-run farm in rural Vietnam. These reusable bamboo straws are an eco-friendly and sustainable solution to plastic, made without the need for any harmful pesticides or chemicals. The entire process is safe, non-toxic and completely organic. Each straw is 100% organic, handmade and biodegradable. Jungle straws can be reused hundreds of times and are engraved with the Jungle Culture logo. They come in a naturally made soft hessian pouch
A beautifully rich, 100% natural and completely vegan cleansing and moisturising balm for face, body and hair. Packed with nourishing cocoa butter and lashings of vitamin E and essential oils, the Miracle Worker balm provides deep hydration to tired skin and hair.
The Miracle Worker balm is highly versatile. It can be used as a cleanser, by applying a small amount to the face and massaging in a circular motions to lift grime and pollutants from the skin, before wiping away with a muslin cloth or flannel soaked in warm water. Breathing in the relaxing scent of lavender, eucalyptus and rosemary for deep relaxation in the evening. It can also be used as a body moisturiser, but massaging a small amount into areas of dry skin, such as the hands, heels, elbows and knees.
Finally, Miracle Worker can be used in very small amounts as a hair wax to tame unruly flyaways (a little goes a long way!) or as a conditioning treatment by lightly massaging the balm into wet ends, relaxing for 5 minutes and then rinsing with warm water.
Its multi uses make it the perfect travelling companion, cutting down on waste, products needed and luggage space!
For the Bearded Ones:
A quality moisturizing beard oil for the most adventurous of beard owners. Formulated with only natural ingredients, there are no toxins or harmful chemicals – just 100% natural, healthy hold.
Choice of Scents.
A 100% natural, plastic-free beard shampoo and shave bar for naturally rugged faces. This handmade, vegan bar creates a smooth rich lather, which nourishes and softens beards and makes for a soothing shaving lather. Perfect for a quick shave in the shower or bath, or a longer, luxurious shave with a sink full of steaming hot water.
A great stocking filler gift for the bearded beauty in your life.
The paper packaging is secured with biodegradable clear stickers. No plastic. No palm oil. No sulphates. No triclosan. No phthalate. No cruelty. No worries.
For the Four Legged Ones:
This is perfect to keep your little furry friend happy. These soothing and nourishing dog nose balms are all-natural, vegan, and cruelty-free. Made to gently nourish and soothe those little doggy noses.
For The Home:
These hand-carved eco-friendly coconut wood cooking and serving utensils are made from coconut trees that no longer bear fruit. By utilising this material that would otherwise be discarded, it helps to reduce unnecessary waste. This set of coconut wood utensils are perfect for everyday cooking use, serving meals, and more!
These hand-carved eco-friendly coconut wood soap dishes are made from coconut trees that no longer bear fruit. By utilising this material that would otherwise be discarded, it helps to reduce unnecessary waste . Available in Leaf, Turtle or Heart design.
Reusable Vegan Waxys Food Wraps are made from organic Indian cotton printed with unique designs in the UK and coated with vegan-friendly wax by Dundee specialists Halley Stevensons. Unlike beeswax wraps Waxyz don’t have any smell or sticky residue and are perfect for wrapping sandwiches, bread and leftovers.
Waxyz designs are bright, colourful and gender-neutral. We have medium or large size and multipacks. Variety of colours/designs available.
Practical and stylish, these knitted organic cotton dish cloths make a useful and attractive addition to any kitchen. Highly absorbent and durable, these dish clothes are super versatile, use it for cleaning counter tops, doing the dishes, or even as a mini hand towel. Choice of colours.
For Those Who Deserve Pampering:
Scence's collection of body and hand balms use wonderful mango butter, organic borage, jojoba and calendula oils for their healing and replenishing qualities. Essential oils offer protection and aromatherapeutic benefits and rice bran wax gives their balms firmness and grip, sealing in the goodness and moisture-giving properties of the natural oils.
These plastic-free body moisturisers can be used daily, and are especially good after a shower or bath.
Softening and hydrating, the nourishing hand moisturiser is packed with moisture rich butters and oils. Leaving your hands and nails feeling soothed and cared for without leaving a greasy residue.
Variety of scents and balms available
These mess-free essential oil bath bombswill help to create the ultimate relaxing experience. These bath bombs are packed full of Epsom salts, essential oils and clay to help them enjoy their bath to the fullest.
Each pack contains 3 individual hand-pressed bath bombs. These are packaged in a paper bag with a paper sticker, which can be recycled.
We hope we’ve given you some good ideas to get started on your Christmas shopping, and we’d love if you wanted to head over to our shop and give the planet some love when buying for your loved ones this year!