Grazia Daily's Eco Friendly Gift Guide

23 December 2011

Grazia Daily picks out the best of the seasons gifts with an ethical heart, from sumptuous cashmere to recycled rubber. Ethical purist and landfill loving petrol heads alike are guaranteed to swoon.

 Star Jumper from Chinti and Parker, £350

This softer-than-a-kitten cashmere jumper made from Italy’s finest Loro Piana yarn is the perfect gift for the purist luxury lover in your life. Their classic star print is perfectly festive for Christmas time, and extremely popular too; it sold like hot cakes on Net-a-porter. The company is ridiculously ethical: 100% organic cotton, carbon neutral with a transparent supply chain. Winner.

Melissa boots from Fashion Conscience, £87

Face winters grimmest weather in style with these adorable rubber ankle boots in bright red designed exclusively for Melissa by Vivienne Westwood. Not only effortlessly stylish but also infinitely practical too. The boots are part recycled from old shoes, recyclable and vegan to boot (ho ho!).

Mittens, £12.75,

A perfect stocking filler, these love heart mittens are sure to make their recipient smile.

 Belmont eco messenger, £185,

Made from old Hessian sacks reclaimed from Square Mile coffee roasters, along with other off-cuts, Lost Property of London create gorgeous totes, messenger bags and clutches. We adore this Belmont messenger bag in leather and hessian. Totes stylish (see what we did there?!)

Komodo Manchu coat, £150,

In one of the seasons hottest prints, this fairly traded Komodo Navajo fleeced lined coat with oversized sleeves and chic swing shape will keep you toasty warm and effortlessly stylish.

A PEACE TREATY Madeleine scarf, £275, Liberty

Woven from the shedding hairs of mountain goats (yes, really!) in Nepal by skilled artisans, these divinely soft scarves are hand printed with elegant and understated patterns. Gorge. Full details are here

‘Love, Joy, Peace’ Bamford Candle trio, £40,

Can you ever go wrong with a sumptuously scented candle? In short, no. We fell in love with this trio from Bamford; ‘Love’: is scented with Tuberose, Frangipani & Neroli. ‘Joy’, from Cyclamen, Rose & Jasmine, and ‘Peace’ with Peony, Clove & Vanilla. Divine x3.

‘Superbe’ Vintage Raleigh bike, £599.99

What better gift to give to a bonafide (or wannabe) planet lover than a bike? Help them to cut their carbon emissions and keep fit, as well as look incredibly vintage chic on this to-die-for gorgeous bike. This is a gift that says Happy Christmas but also Happy New Year too. Nearest stockists can be found on (all bikes are also available online) but Evans Cycles is the largest nationwide stockist.

Recycled cardboard Buck Jr Deer head, £29

Bring a bit of country lodge style into yours or a loved ones home this Christmas with this recycled Buck jr Deer head. We likey.

Richmond park necklace, £2,750.00

Ok, this is a definite splurge present, for someone who has been extra extra good this year… but, beautiful, no? Handmade in 18 carat Fairtrade yellow gold.  


by Hannah Bullivant


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