53 best sustainable gifts for her in the UK (2022)
Finding the perfect gift can be a stressful task. When gifts aren’t wanted, needed, or are made in an unsustainable way, then gift giving can be disastrously un-environmentally friendly.
The good news is that sustainable gift-giving is on the rise. In Australia half of consumers are now looking to buy sustainable Father’s Day presents. In the UK 62% of shoppers now set out to buy at least one sustainable gift over the Christmas period.
So, when it comes to gifts for the amazing women in our lives, we have compiled some of the best sustainable gifts for her in the UK, for whatever the occasion.
Best sustainable gifts for her UK
Sustainable gift giving shouldn’t cost the earth. So, we have great options in our gift guide for whatever your budget.
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Sustainable gifts for her under £20
1. National Geographic subscription
Price: Starts at £6
Having told the stories of the world for over a century, National Geographic is a household name in world journalism. From tales of history to science to current events, National Geographic explores the secrets of the Earth.
Subscriptions to National Geographic start at under £10 and offer a unique idea for a gift that keeps on giving.
2. INOV-8 COLLAPSIBLE FLASK
Great for taking to the gym or on a tranquil hike, this collapsible flask holds 250ml of water. It is BPA and PVC free, reducing the risk of chemical nasties leaching into your water. When you don’t need it anymore this clever flask compresses down so it doesn’t take up space in your bag.
Inov-8 has a specially designed sustainability strategy to guide its decision-making processes. It focuses on product durability and sustainable materials to lower its impact and also donates to local environmental charities.
3. Good Guys Go Vegan crew socks
Who doesn’t secretly love getting some comfy socks at Christmas time? These socks from Good Guys are made in Italy and are 100% vegan, making them a gift that looks out for the animals as well. These reliable socks even come with a pink cotton bag!
A brand that cares about people, the planet, and animals, Good Guys started in 2011 with the goal to make a cruelty-free wardrobe. Good Guys is PeTA approved and the brand is transparent about its supply chain and production process.
And get 20% off with the code GOODMAKERTALES ! For more sustainable brand discounts see our article.
4. Circular and Co reusable coffee cup
For many of us, our day doesn’t start until we’ve had our morning cup of coffee. The Circular & Co reusable coffee cup makes your morning brew a sustainable one. This reusable cup is leakproof and recyclable, and keeps drinks hot for 60 – 90 minutes.
These reusable cups are made from recycled single-use paper cups and are made to last for ten years, drastically cutting down the need for disposable cups. The brand has a take-back scheme and offers a sustainable solution to an everyday need.
5. Vegan Outfitters Living Life on the Veg mug
Microwave and dishwasher safe, this fun mug from Vegan Outfitters is a great little sustainable gift for her from a UK cruelty-free company. The perfect accessory for your morning almond milk latte!
As the name may allude, Vegan Outfitters are vegan fashion and accessory specialists. Designed for a plant-based generation, the brand has a cruelty-free approach and even donates 10% of profits to animal sanctuaries around the UK.
The brand has offered Good Maker Tales readers a 5% discount if you spend over £50. Just enter code GMT5 at the checkout! For more sustainable brand discounts see our article.
6. Urban Kissed reusable velvet cotton pads
Plastic-free and unbleached, these reusable velvet cotton pads are soft and gentle enough to be suitable for all skin types. The velvet cotton pads make for a more sustainable approach to your morning beauty routine than their disposable counterparts.
A marketplace for sustainable products, Urban Kissed promotes independent brands and designers that are taking a kinder approach to business. The brand hosts products from slow-production brands to create an ethical platform.
7. Urban Kissed Lavender and French Pink Clay soap
Luxuriously calming this vegan handmade soap embraces a soothing blend of lavender and pink clay. Made using a traditional cold press method, this natural soap from Urban Kissed is free from synthetic fragrances and palm oil.
A marketplace championing ethical products and slow production principles, Urban Kissed has an expertly curated range of products. They also offer carbon-neutral delivery.
8. Snag Tights merino wool tights
Made from 52% wool, merino wool tights from Snag Tights are sure to keep their wearers feeling toasty on even the coldest winter days. The tights are available in silver, blue, red and black to suit any style and are made in Italy.
Snag operates with an inclusive approach, offering tights from sizes four to thirty-six, ensuring everyone can find the perfect size. Snag Tights are also completely recyclable, helping to reduce waste in the fashion sector.
9. Thought organic cotton jERSEY tRIANGLE bralette
100% cruelty-free, this bralette is made from fabric certified by Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). Breathable and comfortable, this everyday essential is composed of 95% organic cotton and designed to fit to the natural shape of the wearer.
A responsible brand since 1995, Thought has policies in place to ensure animal welfare and environmental protection. The company uses sustainable materials and promotes clothing recycling and a circular fashion system.
10. Oxfam recycled jute doormat
The Oxfam online shop can be a great place to find a sustainable gift for her in the UK. As well as its wide range of pre-loved goods, the organisation hosts a wide selection of ethical gifts sourced from around the world.
Gifts like the Fair Trade recycled jute doormat, with bright colours are perfect for jazzing up any entryway. As well as finding a unique gift, purchases help support Oxfam’s vital poverty alleviation work.
11. Stripe and Stare boxers
An upgrade to the classic gift of underwear, the Polka Dot boxers from Stripe and Stare are made from TENCEL Modal making them soft for all day wear. These comfortable underwear are 95% biodegradable, feature a cool pattern and even come in a recycled gift box.
Offering a sustainable option in a historically unsustainable subsector of the clothing industry, Stripe and Stare promote the use of sustainable materials. It is a certified B-Corporation and plants a tree with every order.
What’s more, we have negotiated an exclusive 10% discount for Good Maker Tales readers with code GOODMAKERTALES10.
See our post for more sustainable fashion brand discounts.
12. Finisterre Bosun socks
Know someone with a taste for adventure? Then Finisterre’s Bosun Socks are made for them. Designed to keep toes warm and feet happy on every outdoor escapade, these socks are made from a 90% wool blend from “happy sheep”.
A B-Corp certified brand, Finisterre operates with a commitment to protecting the oceans. The brand uses recycled and sustainable materials and even offers repairs to keep you wearing your clothes longer.
13. Vegan Outfitters No Wool Woolly Gloves
The woolly gloves that aren’t actually made of wool, Vegan Outfitters’ mustard No Wool gloves are snuggly, sustainable and cruelty-free. The gloves sport a chunky knit and soft touch acrylic fabric to make them comfortable and warm to wear. These trendy gloves can be purchased individually or with a beanie and scarf to match.
While Vegan Outfitters does still use virgin synthetics in its ranges, it does offer a vegan-friendly, cruelty-free approach to the modern fashion scene.
The brand has offered Good Maker Tales readers a 5% discount if you spend over £50. Just enter code GMT5 at the checkout! For more sustainable brand discounts see our article.
Sustainable gifts for her under £50
14. Plant Faced marle grey beanie
Know someone that can rock an epic beanie? Then the Plant Faced Marle Grey Beanie might be just the eco-friendly gift you have been looking for. While it is made with acrylic fabrics, each purchase plants one tree. What’s more, it comes in a range of colours including bright orange if you want to get noticed!
Plant Faced works with Fair Wear and WRAP facilities. It also manufactures in small batches and ships its orders in sustainable packaging. For more on this super ethical brand, see our interview with their founder Charlie McEvoy.
15. Boody Cami bodysuit
An everyday essential, the Boody Cami Bodysuit is designed to fit close to the body to give a streamlined look. Made from bamboo viscose the bodysuit is breathable and silky soft to provide comfort for all day wear. This trusty bodysuit is designed with functionality, comfort and style in mind, making it destined to become a wardrobe staple.
Boody creates essential clothing items crafted from bamboo fibres. The brand holds B-Corp certification and uses WRAP certified factories to support an ethical supply chain.
16. Waves Tropical Print flip flops
A pair of tropical print flip flops from Waves are the ultimate gift for anyone dreaming of a summer escape. Made from FSC natural rubber ethically sourced from Sri Lanka, these flip flops are casual, comfortable and 100% biodegradable. They even feature a tropical print to channel those summer vibes.
Waves takes a natural approach to production, using natural materials rather than synthetics in its footwear styles. It also has recycling schemes to keep products out of landfill and has vegan-friendly styles sourced from ethical supply chains.
17. A Safer World for Women Oxfam gift card
This charity gift card from Oxfam is part of their Women at Work programme and helps to protect women against violence in the workplace. This card in particular helps women and girls in Nepal, although there are a vast choice of cards to choose from.
Giving a charity gift card is a great way to buy a present for someone you don’t know what to buy for or who just doesn’t want more stuff in their lives, win win!
18. Wolf & Badger pen and brush case
A great present for the artist or stationary lover in your life, this pen and brush case is bright and cheerful. Featuring a trendy yellow pattern, the case is made from GOTS certified organic cotton.
Created with the idea of disrupting the high street model that often doesn’t work in the modern age, Wolf & Badger are a contemporary sustainable marketplace.
The organisation is a certifed B Corp and has strict standards for the designers from which it sources its ethical products. So you can be sure that you are buying from designers who take a conscious approach to design and production and operate with a kinder and greener outlook.
19. National Trust Random Wool Recycled Waterproof Backed Rug
With a waterproof coating and a quirky pattern, a picnic blanket from Frugi is a great sustainable gift for her from a UK brand. Perfect for park trips, the blanket includes recycled polyester and can be conveniently rolled up to be easily stored when not in use.
Primarily a sustainable children’s clothing brand, the Frugi range now includes accessories and clothes for grown-ups. The brand has a sustainable outlook, using sustainable and organic materials, as well as a strong supplier code of conduct.
20. Omnes Jennie Top
Made from post-consumer polyester, the trendy pink Jennie top is contemporary and modern. With a scoop neck design, it can be styled for a casual vibe or dressed up for a more formal affair, making it effortlessly versatile.
Created from materials certified by the Global Recycled Standard, the top is a sustainable gift that she’s sure to love. The brand works with audited factories and responsibly sourced fabrics. Omnes’ certifications include Oeko-Tex, REACH and FSC certification.
21. Boody Good Night Tee
Designed to aid the perfect night’s sleep, the Boody Good Night Tee offers a relaxed fit and is made from luxuriously soft bamboo viscose. Available in two different hues, the tee is breathable, thermoregulating and moisture-wicking.
Boody uses plastic-free packaging and uses sustainable materials in its range, primarily bamboo. All its products are also PeTA approved.
22. Bluebella Colette bra
For lovers of lacy lingerie, the Colette bra from Bluebella may be just what you are looking for. Underwear that is sexy and ethical! Embroidered with intricate designs, no detail is overlooked. It’s sassy in red, but is also available in yellow, blue and black.
The Colette bra is made from polyester, which isn’t always the best option for sustainable clothing. However, the brand is a member of Sedex meaning ethical production and operates with an inclusive approach to fashion, celebrating themes of self-love.
23. Elvis & Kresse West End belt
If you are looking for a gift for someone with an iconic fashion style and a sustainable outlook, check out an epic belt from Elvis & Kresse. The brand creates classic styles, like the West End belt, made from decommissioned fire hoses. Not only does this innovative brand make cool fashion accessories but it also helps to stop firehose waste from going to landfill.
Making this gift even better, 50% of the brand’s profits are donated to charity and it is a Living Wage employer.
24. Nobody’s Child Felicia midi dress
A highly versatile style, the Felicia midi dress from Nobody’s Child is fun, vibrant and floral. While it does also contain viscose, this contemporary style is made from 57% eco-friendly Lenzing Ecovero, making it a great sustainable gift for her from this UK brand.
Nobody’s Child is refreshingly honest about the negative impacts of the fashion industry. The brand focuses on innovation to improve its impact. It has supported tree planting programs and uses recycled materials in its products.
Sustainable gifts for her under £100
25. Joanie Henry Woodland Fair Isle jumper
Give the gift of getting cosy with the Henry Woodland Fair Isle jumper, adorned with delightful images of woodland animals. Made with Lenzing Ecovero from certified renewable wood sources, you can be sure this adorable jumper isn’t destroying the woodlands it’s inspired by.
The brand takes a comprehensive approach to sustainability. Everything from materials to shipping is considered to create a supply chain with a limited impact. Joanie also donates to charities such as Hey Girls.
26. BAM Enduro leggings
Whether it’s for a new year’s resolution to hit the gym or just something comfy to hang out on the couch in, the Enduro leggings from BAM are soft, stretchy and a great sustainable gift for her from a UK company.
The brand is transparent about its positive impact so you know exactly how clean and green these leggings are. Made from sustainable materials, even the packaging that BAM products are sent in is sustainable. Check out our interview with them for more info!
27. Rains Loop Scarf
Insulated to be the ultimate scarf for between seasons, the Rains scarf is sleek and futuristic in its design. The scarf features an easy tie knot and a fleece lining, and even has an incorporated pocket! Available in both black and brown.
Rains is a vegan brand and has taken some steps to be more environmentally conscious. It uses FSC-certified retail packaging and all stores and offices are lit with LED lights. Its direct suppliers are BSCI audited meaning ethical production at the first level.
28. Albaray Black Sweat Dress
Incorporating organic cotton in its fabric makeup, this casual dress from Albaray features handy side pockets and soft rib hems. It has a brushed fabric interior to make it extra snuggly on cold mornings and is versatile enough to be paired with jeans or a dress.
Albaray could improve by reducing its overall use of virgin synthetics, however, it does use a high proportion of responsibly sourced and sustainable fabrics throughout its collections. It also uses no animal products.
29. Nobody’s Child Jaquard jumper
Featuring a floral design in pink and blue, the Jaquard jumper from Nobody’s Child incorporates recycled materials and is made in Turkey in a certified eco-friendly factory.
Nobody’s Child supports transparency in its supply chains and works to use eco-friendly and sustainable fabrics to lower its overall impact. Even the brand’s product tags are made from FSC-certified paper.
30. The North Face Borealis Tote
Complete with an external water bottle pocket and a padded laptop sleeve, this handy tote is a great gift for someone that is always on the move. The Borealis Tote has a water-repellent finish and comes in neutral tones that make it pair well with any outfit.
While the North Face could do more to further improve its sustainability score, it does use recycled materials throughout its ranges and has vegan friendly products. It also has the commendable aim to use 100% responsibly sourced fabrics by 2025.
31. Aligne Giana short sleeve denim shirt
Made from 100% organic cotton, this stonewash denim shirt sports a relaxed fit, making it a casual yet still chic style. The use of organic cotton helps to reduce the amount of water that went into making this cool style. Orders from this sustainably-minded brand are also shipped in sustainable packaging.
The Aligne collection is made from at least 50% sustainable materials. The brand works with factories committed to eco-friendly practices to help reduce its overall environmental impact.
32. Komodo JIM JAM pyjama set
Crafted from soft organic cotton, these snuggly pyjamas are GOTS certified. With a double-brushed fabric feature, this style is made for getting cosy on cold nights. The pyjamas also sport a classic pattern, making them the ultimate pj style.
An ethical brand since the 80s, Komodo has GOTS certified and Fairtrade products. It takes a conscious approach to fashion, using eco-friendly fabrics and renewable energy in its supply chain.
33. Complete Unity yoga mat
No yoga session is complete without a good yoga mat. The CompleteGrip yoga mat from Complete Unity Yoga offers just this. Made from eco-friendly natural rubber and jute, this mat promises a slip-free yoga session and 4mm of cushioning for ultimate comfort.
Vegan-friendly and ethically made, this mat is shipped in plastic-free packaging and offers an eco-friendly product for a tranquil yoga session.
34. Everlane Teddy sweater
Soft, snuggly and comfortable, the Everlane Teddy Sweater is the cosiest gift out there. It has a classic style making it perfect for everyday wear and embraces a casual, laid-back vibe. Made from recycled polyester and Bluesign certified dyes, this sweater doesn’t skimp on its sustainable credentials either.
Everlane uses some eco-friendly materials throughout its range. However, it could do more to ensure fair pay and conditions throughout its supply chain.
35. People Tree Oliana Jumpsuit
From one of the UK’s best known names in sustainable fashion, this stylish jumpsuit is a great sustainable gift for her this holiday season. With a timeless design, this jumpsuit is made primarily from organic cotton and comes in navy or black.
People Tree takes a commendable approach to ethical fashion. It ensures all products are from fair and ethical supply chains and the materials and products it works with hold accreditations including Soil Association Organic, GOTS and PeTA Approved Vegan.
36. Wolf & Badger Star Crossed Lovers’ Hoop Earrings
Some sparkly earrings are a classic gift, and with Wolf & Badger you can share this special gift in a sustainable way. These 18-carat gold earrings have a contemporary feel and the perfect glittering look to complete any outfit.
B Corp certified Wolf & Badger is a great platform for accessing sustainable brands and products. It has a strict no-animal testing policy and promotes independent artisans.
37. Knickey Starter Set
The underwear starter set from Knickey offers an upgrade to your everyday basics. The set comes with six signature styles made from 95% organic cotton, available in a range of colours.
With an aim to use low-impact fabrics and an ethical manufacturing process, Knickey champions organic cotton. The brand is working to create underwear that is good for you and the planet.
Sustainable gifts for her under £200
38. Good Guys DaVinci Clogs
Made in collaboration with Troentrop, the DaVinci Vegan Clogs from Good Guys are made from Oeko-Tex certified microfibre and are completed with a natural Alderwood footbed. In a warm, honey colour, these clogs are ideal for everyday wear and with arch support are comfortable enough to wear all day.
Good Guys are a vegan brand that embraces a sustainable approach. It is a PeTA UK Vegan Fashion Awards winner, making it a great place for those looking for vegan gifts. The brand even has styles that have been worn by fashion icon Emma Watson.
What’s more, with the code GOODMAKERTALES Good Guys will give you 20% off your purchase! For more sustainable brand discounts see our article.
39. Mate Tencel Hooded Robe
Crafted from organic cotton and Tencel, this hooded robe from Mate the Label is designed for relaxed days at home. The robe features a double-layer hood, knee length design and secure waist tie and comes in neutral hues, making this piece effortlessly calming.
Aiming to create clean, green essentials, Mate champions the use of organic and natural materials. It offers a recycling take-back scheme for used products and is a member of 1% for the Planet. The brand is also Climate Neutral certified.
40. Tamga Designs Samira Maxi Kimono
Price: $125 (CAD)
A statement piece that makes every outfit stand out from the crowd, the Samira Maxi Kimono blends boho vibes with a chic, modern feel. Sporting a floral design, this kimono is highly versatile and sure to become a wardrobe staple. It’s even carbon-neutral!
Tamga makes carbon-neutral garments and works to track its impact to be able to continually improve. It works with sustainable materials and is a member of 1% for the Planet
41. Will’s Vegan Country Boots
Giving protection whatever the weather, this fashionable adaptation of the classic wellie doesn’t skimp on style. The boots have an open tread making them ideal for muddy days and feature recycled insoles for all-day comfort.
As the name may suggest, Will’s Vegan Store is the home of vegan fashion. Everything in the brand’s range is vegan, and these boots are also carbon-neutral certified.
42. Girlfriend Collective Elia zip jacket
Making every workout a stylish one, the Eliza zip jacket is moisture-wicking and has a body-hugging fit. This jacket has great details, with features like thumbholes at the cuffs and a fabric zipper protector.
Girlfriend Collective is becoming a well-known name in ethical activewear. The brand champions materials made from recycled plastic bottles and offers a recycling scheme for used clothing.
43. NAE Freda Black Chelsea ankle boots
Classic boots are always a great gift and the Freda Black Chelsea boot from NAE is a UK sustainable gift for her that is no exception. The boot’s chunky sole gives it some modern edge, and these vegan-friendly shoes are made from non-toxic and hypoallergenic materials.
With a Good on You rating of ‘Good’, NAE operates with a cruelty-free approach. The vegan brand uses recycled and organic materials and holds PeTA Cruelty Free certification.
44. Bhumi Cable knit throw
Soft and breathable and yet still snuggly and warm, the Bhumi cable knit throw is an eco-friendly gift that is crafted from Fairtrade organic cotton. This stylish throw is a carbon-neutral product. It is available in four colours and has a chunky knit with an appeal that helps to elevate any room.
With a name that means Mother Earth in Sanskrit, Bhumi is conscious about limiting its impact. It uses organically farmed materials and Fairtrade certified factories, showing a commitment to ethical and sustainable production.
45. Nudie Jeans Rowdy Ruth jeans
Available in blue or nearly black, Rowdy Ruth jeans are a style to be lived in. Made from organic cotton and pre-consumer recycled cotton, these jeans are sustainable and comfortable with a 70s inspired feel.
Nudie Jeans operates with a transparent approach to business and uses sustainable and organic materials. It offers take-back schemes and repair services to reduce textile waste and has received the coveted ‘Great’ rating on Good on You.
46. Save the Duck Daisy puffer jacket
The Daisy puffer jacket from European brand Save The Duck brings an on-trend approach to the vegan clothing market. Available in bright hues, this jacket is sure to stand out from the crowd while still keeping you feeling toasty.
Save The Duck is a B Corp certified brand. It donates profits and uses recycled materials. However, while it does adopt an ethical approach it also still uses virgin synthetics in its clothing ranges.
47. Coral Eyewear Vaquita sunglasses
Designed in the UK and crafted in Italy, the Vaquita sunglasses are luxurious eyewear with a sustainable twist. Polarised mirror glasses, these sunglasses are both stylish and offer protection from the glare of the sun.
Coral Eyewear creates styles made from recycled plastic and ocean fishing nets. The brand offers carbon-neutral shipping and plastic-free packaging, embodying a more conscious approach than the traditionally unsustainable eyewear industry.
48. Kuyichi Chelsea Sherpa jacket
With a warm sherpa lining, this jacket from Kuyichi is snuggly, sustainable and on-trend. With a classic denim jacket look, this style is made to fit in on city streets. The denim components of the jacket are made from 97% organic cotton and the jacket comes in timeless blue.
Kuyichi uses fabric with certifications including GOTS and Oeko-Tex. Kuyichi is also a member of the Fair Wear Foundation.
49. Elvis & Kresse Fire & Hide Crossbody Bag
Another entry from Elvis & Kresse as we just love their products made from recycled fire hoses. This Crossbody Bag in bubblegum pink will have you turning heads for sure. And if you don’t like pink they have 5 other colour lines to choose from.
The bag is made from recycled British fire hose and rescued leather, with a recycled parachute silk lining. Elvis & Kresse, a certified B Corp have made sure that none of London’s fire hoses have gone to landfill for over a decade. They’ve also partnered with Burberry to use their leather offcuts, saving 120 tonnes from waste.
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50. Labante London Shoulder/Crossbody bag
This vegan crossbody bag is contemporary and chic while still maintaining a classic undertone. It is versatile, able to be transformed from a shoulder bag to crossbody bag to suit any need, preference or style. It has an internal zipper pocket to keep keys and other small essentials safe.
Promoting fine craftsmanship, Labante bags are PeTA approved vegan. The company works with SEDEX-certified factories and donates at least 10% of profits to charity each year.
51. Isadore Women’s Alternative Bundle
Gift the cyclist in your life a sustainable gift this year with the Isadore Women’s Alternative Bundle. Including bib shorts, a cycling jersey and socks, this pack is great for when cycling clothes needs an upgrade.
Isadore uses recycled products, including in the Alternative range. It also manufactures in Europe to Oeko-Tex and Bluesign standards.
52. Outerknown Weave Jacket
A reimagined take on the classic plaid jacket, the Outerknown Weave Jacket embraces a timeless style while still having a contemporary, modern feel. The jacket is completely lined and features oversized pockets. Made from organic cotton, it takes a kinder approach to nature than many outerwear garments.
Outerknown works with Fairtrade certified factories and aims to make 100% of its products completely circular by 2030. The brand also uses eco-friendly materials and is committed to ethical supply chains.
53. Burberry Heritage Trench Coat
The priciest item on our eco gifts guide, there are few fashion pieces as iconic as a Burberry trench coat. The Mid-Length Chelsea Heritage Trench Coat is where modern sophistication and classic style meet. Available in three colours, the trench coat’s bespoke gabardine containing organic cotton is crafted at the Burberry Mill in the UK.
Burberry’s classic designs promote an attitude of enduring quality over quantity. The brand uses some organic and natural materials throughout its ranges.
A sustainable gift is a thoughtful gift
As the world grows more environmentally conscious, a sustainable gift is a must.
From chic jackets to cosy blankets to National Geographic subscriptions, there are great sustainable gifts out there for every taste.
So, next time you go present shopping, consider the environment and choose a sustainable gift for her that doesn’t ask the Earth to foot the bill.
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