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This year, get your eco Christmas all wrapped up with &Keep.
If you are new to &Keep, this is an online retailer devoted to helping you to reduce the impact everyday living has on the earth, and to help leave the planet in a better place for future generations.
This means that the majority of &Keep’s products are plastic-free. As well as a focus on plastic, &Keep also carefully considers other product ethics. That means you will find carefully sourced products made from recycled or upcycled materials or items made by Fairtrade artisans. What’s more, all of the products they stock are all cruelty-free and are not tested on animals.
Whilst it’s always disappointing when you buy products from eco-retailers and they arrive in the post wrapped in plastic, there isn’t this disappointment with &Keep. Their packaging is always completely plastic-free, and they use recycled materials.
Christmas At &Keep
&Keep is the perfect place to shop sustainably this Christmas. In this one-stop eco-friendly shop, you’ll find everything you need to help you with your Christmas preparations, such as festive stockings and decorations. &Keep even stock cards, recyclable wrap, and plastic-free sticky tape.
You’ll also find earth-conscious gifts for every recipient on your list – from kids to adults and even pets – at every price point. And you’ll even find everything you need for your home over the festive period – from baking supplies, to table decorations, to eco-friendly candles, and plastic-free Christmas crackers, and more.
This year their festive range is bigger than ever, and I’m excited to show you some of my favourite products from their virtual shelves.
&Keep has curated a collection of beautiful sustainable Christmas decorations for you to decorate your home with. From recycled plastic to recycled paper, all the way through to wool felt and off-cuts from the Sri Lankan furniture industry. All of &Keep’s decorations tread lightly on the planet. The decorations tread lightly on your pocket too, with nothing over £20.
From top to bottom, here are some of my festive favourites from &Keep.
Avocado Christmas tree decoration (£5.95). This cheeky little avocado is made by hand from 90% recycled wool, by artisans in Mumbai, India. It’s sure to raise a smile, dangling from your tree, for years to come!
Honeycomb paper tree decoration (£4.95). This lovely plastic-free decoration has been handmade using recycled paper. To keep it looking good, year after year, it folds flat for convenient storage. And, rather than sticky pads that fail to stick after more than one use, this decoration is cleverly held open by a small magnet.
Recycled paper angel decoration (£5.95). For something different for your tree, this unique Christmas Angel hanging decoration has been handmade in Vietnam using brightly coloured recycled paper.
Felt ball garland (£11.95). If you are looking to give tinsel the miss this year, but aren’t sure what to use in its place, then this pretty and plastic-free felt ball garland is a good festive choice. Available in two different festive colour palettes – red, green, and white or red and white – these are hand-made with 100% wool felt. In 1.5 metre lengths, these are great for draping on your tree or for wherever you are looking to give a festive finishing touch.
Hand-felted polar bear stocking (£14.95). Finally, if you are looking for a stocking to hang by your fireplace this year, then try this pretty hand-felted polar bear stocking. Made from 100% wool felt, there aren’t any synthetic fibres in here. What’s more, it’s Fairtrade. This means that it has been sourced and made through a fair supply chain, where producers and artisans are treated with dignity, respect, equality, and fairness.
Eco Christmas Gifts From &Keep
Of course, in &Keep’s one-stop eco-friendly Christmas shop, you’ll find more than just festive decorations. &Keep also have a great selection of eco-friendly Christmas gift ideas. Here are some of my top choices from &Keep, all of which are under £40.
Sustainable Bathroom Gift Box (£27.95). This gift box contains everything your loved one needs to make sustainable swaps in the bathroom. You’ll find all the eco-friendly dental care essentials you need. This includes eco-friendly floss, interdental brushes, a bamboo toothbrush, and plastic-free toothpaste tablets. You’ll also find delicious smelling soap, a wooden soap dish that helps avoid that dreaded mushy soap, and a handy soap saver. And for easy gifting, the gift box is tied with twine and finished with a Christmas tree kraft paper tag.
Eco Kids Gift Box (£17.95). For a fun, eco-minded gift for kids then look no further than this delightful gift box. Containing a PLAYin Choc surprise toy and vegan chocolate, this is just like a Kinder Egg, without the plastic. There’s also a bath bomb, to make bathtime fun (my kids go wild for a bath bomb!), and a fun make-your-own elf peg doll kit. And to top it off, there’s a pack of bamboo toothbrushes, to help remind them of the importance of cleaning their teeth! Again, this gift box is tied with twine and finished with a kraft paper gift tag.
Make Your Own Minibeasts Garden (£15.95). For crafty kids, this make your own minibeasts garden is a great choice. The kit contains wooden shapes, jumbo watercolour pencils, a wooden paintbrush, and wheatgrass seeds. From this, they can then create and assemble their own minibeast garden scene. Once the wooden shapes have been decorated, add soil to the tin, place the painted props into position and spread the wheatgrass seeds. The magical garden then awaits!
Upcircle Moisturiser (£18.95). For skincare fans, this Upcircle moisturiser is a great sustainable choice. It’s made with the finely-ground powder of discarded argan shells. This is a natural by-product of the argan oil industry and is rich in the antioxidant Vitamin E. These deeply-hydrating ingredients really nourish and brighten the skin. And what’s more, it’s made with 99% natural ingredients and is also vegan-friendly and cruelty-free.
On The Go Gift Box (£35.75). Finally, this on-the-go gift box is a great eco Christmas gift idea. It contains a plethora of practical reusable products. From a reusable water bottle to a reusable and recycled coffee cup made entirely from single-use paper cups. There’s also a reusable food wrap and a reusable food bag. There’s even a stainless steel straw. All this helps empower the recipient to say no to single-use plastic on the go. And again, the gift box is tied with twine and finished with a gift tag.
Take The Stress Out of Christmas
What’s more, from just £2.95 &Keep will wrap your chosen gift for you to help take the stress out of Christmas. They’ll place your gift in a recycled cardboard gift box, tie it with raffia and finish it with a recycled tag. You can also select some Christmas-themed recyclable wrapping paper for an extra festive flourish.
If you’re busy getting ready for Christmas then you can also check out my guide to having an eco-friendly Christmas. It’s bursting with festive ideas that are kind to the planet! From choosing an eco-friendly Christmas tree, to tips on plant-based Christmas dinner ideas. I’ve even got tips on reducing your festive food waste.