Happy December! Are you ready for the Christmas party season? I’m excited to be winding down 2021 with plans to celebrate with my boyfriend, family, and friends, as well as an impromptu trip to Paris for New Year’s… But before that, let’s talk gifts! Are you looking for ethical womenswear and gifts for her? Well, I’ve got the guide for you…
This year I felt like focusing my gift guides on fashion, and even wrapped myself up with a bow in this silver lamé Vampire’s Wife dress! At the same time, I’ve been careful to curate these lists from a range of ethical fashion brands at different price points, with inclusive sizing, some second-hand, some charitable, and some black-owned too. Be sure to take a look and hopefully get some inspiration for presents!
(Psst, I want to add that while this year’s gift guides are split out into his and hers, all genders are welcome to enjoy the guides and the items I’ve curated!)
Ethical Womenswear Gifts On A Budget
L to R: Swedish Stockings Tights* from £21, Aff and Jam Mini Mini Skirt £28, Meraki Mailouts Gift Box £30, By Rotation Gift Card from £20, Contigo Matterhorn Bottle £18, Noto Botanics Lip Stain £20, Sana Jardin Rollerball £28, Anuka Jewellery Stud Earrings* £22, Garuglieri Black Wide Leather Belt* £25, Le Bon Shoppe Socks £12.50, Qäsa Qäsa Nibble Bowl £24
This first set of present ideas contain some of my very favourites – I already own and wear or use a lot of these myself! For sustainable fashion stocking-fillers, Swedish Stockings, Le Bon Shoppe Socks, and second-hand belts from Oxfam are my top recommendations. Here I’m wearing a second-hand belt around my Ganni blazer, and my favourite pair of Swedish Stockings tights!
Know someone who takes their water bottle to work every day? Elevate it with a Contigo Matterhorn, my favourite reusable bottle for commuting and travelling. And if you have someone difficult to gift, go for a Meraki Mailouts gift box, or a By Rotation gift card for fashion rental. It’s where I rented my silver dress from!
Mid-Range Ethical Gifts For Her
L to R: Dai Eco Crew Top £95, Gucci Silk Scarf* £110, We Need To Talk About Money by Otegha Uwagba* £15, Monarc Jewellery Little Chubbies Hoops £80, Violette FR Petal Bouche Matte £24, Mosaik x Sophie Alda Vase £65, Phena London Dusk Candle £45, Semi Romantic Lingerie £100, Arena Flowers Gift Subscription* £75, Yala Jewellery Brass & Horn Cuff £60
To share some love this Christmas, consider sending an opulent gift from this set of presents. Whether it’s a cheeky lip stain from my favourite French cosmetics brand, Violette FR, as seen on me throughout this guide, or a subscription to Athena Flowers (one of the fairtrade flower brands I love), there’s plenty to choose from. Hidden gems also include recycled jewellery from Monarc or Yala, and recycled candles from Phena. Recycling never looked so good!
Special Sustainable Gifts For Her
L to R: Kjaer Weis Compact & Cream Foundation* £26, Laconic Charm Hoop Earrings £200, Mother of Pearl Trench Coat* £220, Sunday Riley Luna Night Oil £85, Ninety Percent Knit Rib Sweetheart Dress* £225, Sophie Hawkins ‘IN’ Jumpsuit £245, Kitty Ferreira Cruelty-Free Silk Shirt £199, Solios White Solar Watch £215, Grenson Nanette 65 Boots* £325
Finally, let’s add a little sparkle with these special gifts. I love ethical womenswear as gifts, but I tend to limit these to just one special purchase, often shared by my family or my boyfriend. Top of the tree this year is Sophie Hawkins’ made-to-measure denim jumpsuits, as well as my favourite stomping boots from Grenson. And to add a little shine on a more limited budget, go for a Kjaer Weis cosmetic or Sunday Riley skincare. All feel luxurious and thoughtful in equal measure!