Presents

Top Tips

A not-so-surprisingly 40% of you see buying Christmas presents as the biggest plastic nightmare.
 
From the plastic the presents are made of, to the copious and usually unnecessary amount they come packed in, never mind the plastic they are shipped in if you buy online!​
  • Really get in the Christmas spirit with a trip to one of the many Christmas Markets popping up all over the UK - full of handmade and wooden items.
     
  • Give memories rather than a physical gift, such as a fancy meal out, gig tickets or a spa day.
     
  • Eco friendly kits – help your friends and family see the light by getting them plastic alternatives, and eco starter kits.
     
  • Go second hand – Our consumer lifestyle fuels our plastic habit. Save money and plastic by going second hand.

How to Have a

Plastic Free

Christmas!

Last order dates for pre-Christmas deliveries

Sorry you missed the Christmas shipping cut off.

All orders placed after 19th Dec 3pm for First Class shipping or after 16th Dec for economy/free shipping will not arrive before Christmas.

Christmas Closing: No orders will be sent between 23rd to 27th December 2019 

Eco Presents

Stocking Fillers

Plastic Free Wrapping Guide

Singing along to Mariah Carey “All I Want For Christmas Is You”, sipping hot chocolate and wrapping gifts is a favourite holiday pastime for many of us but traditional wrapping can be incredibly wasteful.

 

Most of today’s Christmas wrapping paper can’t actually be recycled. Shiny, metallic and glittery wrapping paper may look great, but will end up in landfill, or worse in the recycling, where it will contaminate whole lots of recycling which will then have to go to landfill.

 

There are so many ways to beautifully, easily and cheaply wrap presents using recyclable and compostable materials, why not give it a go?

 

Here are our top tips for a plastic free wrapping that Santa would approve of.
 

  • Swap wrapping paper for brown paper, newspaper or scrap fabric

  • Make your presents look amazing using twine, ribbons and a sprig off your Christmas tree, or other festive plants

  • Ditch plastic cellotape in favour of recyclable brown paper tape, or simply tie your parcel using twine.

  • Still want to use tradition wrapping? Test if wrapping paper can be recycled using the scrunch test – scrunch your wrapping paper into a ball. If it keeps its shape it can be recycled.

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