It’s that time of year when you’ll already have started to think about festive gifts – maybe you’re still at the list-making stage, or have you got most of your presents wrapped and ready? Whatever stage you’re at, we’re sure you’ll find something interesting in our festive gift guide with a difference.
Allia's ethical gift guide to support independent, sustainable small businesses this festive season
All of the products or items listed below are from some of the amazing ventures that we have worked with on one of our venture support programmes.
They are all small ethical businesses that we are supporting, to help them grow and create greater impact – either through their products with purpose, or their effect on the local community. With a range of gift ideas for a variety of tastes and budgets, we’re sure you’ll find something for even the hardest-to-buy relative!
FOR THE FASHIONISTAS
BEEN London - Beautiful bags made from recycled materials, including a vegan range
Catch Rhys - Independent jewellery brand with a focus jewellery that's honestly priced, fairly marketed and ethically sourced
Dragana Perisic - Quality handmade womenswear and accessories that are made to last
FOR THE FOODIES
The Good Brownie Co - An extensive range of brownies, specialising in gluten-free, sugar/dairy-free, vegan & paleo-friendly options
NEMI teas - An ethical tea company providing employment to refugees
Harry Specters - providing employment and free training for young people with autism, enabling them to make award-winning chocolates and gain confidence, hope and experience.
FOR THE BODY BEAUTIFUL
Circla - Carefully selected collection of beauty care products, consciously chosen to be as kind to the planet as they are to your body
IN YOUR DREAMS - Unique trend-based festival beauty accessories & digital beauty workshops
NuNude - community brand, that promotes diversity, inclusivity and body positivity through skin matching underwear & shapewear
FOR THE ‘I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I WANTERS’
Wearth - An online marketplace full of eco and sustainable gifts
Cassava Republic Press - Brilliant books published by Black & African authors
Roses & Cushions - Ranges of beautiful flower bouquets, plants, cards and gifts
On Friendship and Chairs - Beautiful vintage furniture, homeware & gifts
FOR A DIFFERENT CHRISTMAS
The Do-Gooders – Take on their challenge and choose one thing this Christmas and swap it for a more sustainable or ethical alternative. Changing something small can make a huge difference even if it is something as simple as saving used wrapping paper this year to reuse next year!
Allia is a not-for-profit organisation that supports businesses - through flexible workspace, social finance and free business support - so that they can grow and create positive impact, on their communities and on the planet.