If you’re looking for green Christmas gifts for her, check out our list of top ten winter warmers. They’re not only eco-friendly and ethical but totally gorgeous too!
Whether you’re shopping for your girlfriend or your gran, you’re sure to find something here to please. We’ve scoured the shops to bring you perfect presents for all budgets so read on for our top finds:
1. Recycled Wool Hot Water Bottle Cover and Bottle – Ethical Superstore
Traditional textiles are big news for 2012, and this hot water bottle and cover from Natural Collection Select puts a new spin on an old favourite. Made from the finest recycled yarns, it helps divert old clothing from landfills and could cut your energy bills.
After all – who needs a weighted blanket when you could banish cold sheets with this?
Just £19.95 from Ethical Superstore.
2. Nanna Knit Hat – Seasalt
This woolly hat from Seasalt may have Nanna in the name, but it’d look great on ladies of any age! The soft lambswool knit will turn heads in the most wintery of weather, whether climbing hills or wandering around the shops.
The trendy contrast pom and ribbed turn-up add to the fun factor, and there are three cheery colours to choose from too.
Only £18 from Seasalt.
3. Crochet Scarf – People Tree
If you’re looking for something a bit different, avoid the high street and seek out something handmade! This People Tree scarf is hand knitted from recycled wool with a soft lining in Nepal, so each one is totally unique.
Fun, ethical and stylish to-boot ñ seriously, what is not to love?
Just £50 from People Tree.
4. Handkerchief Scarf – Seasalt
The luxurious lambswool knit is incredibly warm and cosy, while the Scandinavian print wins plenty of fashion points.
Only £25 from Seasalt.
5. Recycled Yarn Long Stripy Socks – People Tree
Is there anything better than slipping into something comfortable after a tiring day outdoors? These brightly coloured stripy socks from People Tree would be perfect for padding around the ski chalet or resting by the fire.
Each pair is hand-knitted in Nepal from 100% recycled wool, meaning no two pairs are the same.
Just £22 from People Tree.
6. Angora and Merino Wool Slipper Socks – Not On The High Street
A real treat for feet! These luxurious angora and merino wool slippers by Holistic Silk at Not on the High Street are knitted by a fair trade collective in the Himalayas from hand-spun, vegetable-dyed wool.
Available in a choice of three colours, they’re ideal for plane journeys or simply relaxing at home.
Only £50 from Not On The High Street.
7. Komodo Wool EMU Jacket – Natural Collection
The Komodo Wool EMU jacket from Natural Collection would make a really special addition to any winter wardrobe. Made from pure New Zealand wool with a super-soft lining, it offers the perfect combination of practicality and style.
A faux fur lining and cute wool bobbles add to the Alpine charm of this warm jacket that will keep you snug and warm for years to come.
Just £81.25 (SALE PRICE) from Natural Collection.
8. Tisserand Soothing Wheat Cushion – Amazon.co.uk
This Soothing Wheat Cushion by Tisserand offers a natural solution to the age-old problems of tired muscles, sore backs and fatigue. Simply pop it in the microwave for a few seconds until warm, then lie back and let the organic wheat and French lavender get to work.
The aromatherapy cushion is small enough to pack in a suitcase and can be used again and again.
Only £15 from Amazon.co.uk.
9. Women’s Classic Grey Bodywarmer – Ethical Superstore
Fairtrade and fashionable….now here’s something you won’t find on the high street! This hand-knitted body warmer from Pachamama at Ethical Superstore offers great quality and good looks, at a really reasonable price.
Made from pure wool and lined with a super soft fleece, it’s one to wear until spring.
Just £40 from Ethical Superstore.
10. Orla Kiely Belted Cardigan – People Tree
Fans of Irish textile designer Orla Kiely will be delighted with this warm and stylish cardigan from People Tree. Designed by the Queen of Pattern herself, it’s lovingly hand-knitted from 100% merino wool.
Perfect for casual weekends in the country or even the office on cold days, the striking contrast neckline is guaranteed to turn heads.
Only £160 from People Tree.
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