Buying handmade gifts this Christmas

Buying handmade Christmas Gifts

Buying handmade is good for the environment, this is a fact universally acknowledged. But, it is understanding why buying handmade is a benefit not only to the environment but to yourself. It is not just about the zero-waste and sustainable element but the economic and local impact we can make if we all invested more in handmade gifts this Christmas.

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Firstly, when things are handmade they are typically locally sourced, which means the materials to make the item don't have to travel miles which helps the decrease of carbon gases.  
Furthermore, the lack of industrialisation needed to make handmade products, helps with reducing one's carbon footprint, as handmade retailers don’t often use big machines to manufacture their products, unlike many of the larger retailers that dominate the high street currently.

Buying handmade products means you're often buying locally and nationally, which means your purchase helps to support local communities, as the money you spend will then be used to buy more natural and organic materials from other small businesses which then funds the money back into their local economy.

Let’s discuss in more depth, our perfect top three handmade gifts that have been made in Britain, to treat, surprise and delight loved ones this Christmas.

1. Rose Quartz Travel Candle With Essential Oil - By Hoof & Paw RRP £18

Rose Quartz Travel Candle with Essential Oil

Who wouldn’t want a gift full of love, kindness, and care, all of which is packing a punch in this gorgeous range of travel candles with essential oils. This wonderful gift is made from 100% natural resources and is handmade in Britain.

The infusion of the natural essential oils with the Rose Quartz Crystal, enhances the room with aromas of Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang and Black Pepper, promoting the wellness of mind and soul.

This is a gift that gives long after the candle has burnt out, as the Crystal will be left for constant use, harbouring the energy of love, self-love, friendship, mother-love, and kindness for years to come.

 

Crystal Candle infused with Essential Oils
View our Travel Candle range here

2. Floral Lip Balm with Shea Butter - By Rock & Rose Beauty RRP £5

Floral Lip Balm with Shea Butter, Handmade in the UK

Handmade in Hastings, a seaside town nestled on the coast of East Sussex, these Rockrose oil-based products are suitable for people of all ages. With significant skin benefits to those suffering from menopause, or tired, ageing skin, these 100% natural and cruelty-free lip balms replenish and restore moisture and hydration.

With added Rose Geranium, an oil famous for its anti-inflammatory properties, this lip balm can help reduce anxiety, with the natural and soothing aromas immersed into the balm.

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Feel this balm soften to the touch once warmed, and feel it melt onto the skin almost immediately upon application. Enjoy the sheer, silky finish as this semi-solid balm covers your lips and protects you from the daily elements.

And at just £5, this is a great gift that will fit into most budgets. We have a beautiful range of holistic, organic beauty products lovingly made by Rock and Rose Beauty; you can even create your own beauty hamper!

Feel this balm soften to the touch once warmed, and feel it melt onto the skin almost immediately upon application. Enjoy the sheer, silky finish as this semi-solid balm covers your lips and protects you from the daily elements.

And at just £5, this is a great gift that will fit into most budgets. We have a beautiful range of holistic, organic beauty products lovingly made by Rock and Rose Beauty; you can even create your own beauty hamper!

Creating your own Beauty Hamper

We have facial oils, moisturisers, and even a Cistus Infusion Leaf Tea! View our Rock and Rose Beauty range here

3. Natural Coconut Oil Toothpaste with Manuka & Peppermint Freshness - By Naturoganik RRP £7.50 for 60ml

Natural Coconut Oil Toothpaste with Manuka & Peppermint Freshness

The gift that protects its recipient, as well as future generations. Naturoganik specialises in natural oral products. All their products are sourced using sustainably grown plants, with no use of plastics. They only use recyclable and recycled materials making this a perfect environmentally-friendly product.

Furthermore, the Calcium Carbonate mineral properties in this toothpaste will help promote healthy bones, meaning healthier teeth! With Manuka Honey and Peppermint, when it comes to freshness this toothpaste is unbeatable, which is why this is one of our best sellers. And, as a company dedicated to the protection of the environment for future generations to come, this jar is completely recyclable.

And while oral care might not be a typical Christmas gift, it certainly is one that demonstrates the saying, ‘it is the thought that counts’. Suitable for both Vegans and Vegetarians, this toothpaste contains no harmful chemicals and is 100% natural. Infused with natural coconut oil, give the gift of a pearly white smile this Christmas with this outstanding whitening toothpaste.

We also offer a range of oral products such as powders and mouthwashes. For top-quality, Eco-friendly oral products at competitive prices, you can view the range here.

Buying handmade Christmas Gifts

These handmade products are their creators' passion, as well as ours as a retailer. They will put all their effort into making your products as high quality as possible. By buying handmade you know you're getting a good quality item, which has been intimately created and not in bulk on a mass scale. Purchasing a gift that has been handmade allows you to give something personal that has a personal connection already built into its creation.

Love and care have gone into handmade products and buying them will only give the person who made it more confidence in their product, which in turn will inspire them to keep putting effort into their work.

View our range of handmade Christmas gifts on our website and give a gift that really means something. After all, it really is the thought that counts.

Handmade Christmas Gift Range

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