7 Sustainable Winter Warmers For a Cosy Christmas
7 Sustainable Winter Warmers For a Cosy Christmas
Are you ready to wrap up warm and get cosy? Our winter warmers are here! We’ve picked our top 7 sustainable Christmas goodies to go under your tree and around your home this year. Take a look and start feeling festive!
Christmas is creeping up once again, and now it really is just around the corner! After the turmoil of last year's festive season, we think you'll all agree that this one should be extra special. So, to kickstart your planning (or finish up your stocking fillers, if you're one of the very organised), we've put together some of our top winter warmer picks from our Christmas collection.
These are perfect for all sorts of festivities. Whether you're looking for sustainable Christmas gifts for your friends and family or want to decorate your home completely free of plastic, we've got everything you need. Remember that Christmas is a time for you, too, so if you see anything you like, why not add one more gift under your tree this year? After everything we've been through recently, everyone deserves a little self-care treat.
1. Sustainable Cotton Stocking
Have you got anyone waiting for Father Christmas this year? Whether little ones who still believe in real magic or a partner who you'd love to treat to some extra Christmas festivities, these stockings are perfect.
They're hand-crafted from soft, Fairtrade cotton with contrasting black thread in a stylish diamond or chevron pattern. This minimal, cosy style is typical of Scandinavia, bringing some Nordic fashion into your home this Christmas. Add them to your fireplace for a sustainable Christmas decoration that'll last for many years to come.
2. Antique Gold Baubles
If you head out to the high street, most of the baubles you'll find these days are made from plastic. Not only is this awful for the planet, and your baubles are likely to end up littering the landfill or sinking in the sea, but it's also not traditional! At Christmases of days gone past, when wooden toys sat beneath real Christmas trees and log fires warmed the rooms, all the baubles on the tree would have been glass.
Now you can get back to the roots of Christmas with these gorgeous Antique Gold Baubles. Handmade in traditional styles, they're ideal for bringing some class and cosiness to your Christmas tree. Crafted carefully from glass and a recycled sari tie, they're also completely sustainable.
3. Cinnamon & Shea Plastic-Free Soap
Fill up stockings with these Festive Soaps, or use them in your bathroom as part of your Christmas preparations! Scented with warm patchouli and sweet cinnamon, they're a real treat to use at this time of year. Your hands will be left nourished from a blend of moisturising ingredients, including organic shea butter, coconut oil, and cocoa powder (which is great for anti-ageing). You'll also have the peace of mind that these soaps have been handmade in the UK, and are plastic-free and vegan-friendly.
For a more substantial sustainable Christmas present under the tree, take a look at our Mindful Gift Set, which includes cinnamon soap, along with antique recycled baubles and a beautiful vegan candle.
4. Natural Herbal Christmas Diffuser
A lot of diffusers and candles are scented with nasty chemicals, but not ours. Our herbal diffusers are fragranced with 100% natural essential oils. If you go back just 150 years, all fragrances used to be made by extracting oils from herbs and flowers, and we've gone back to that. The oils in our herbal diffusers are extracted from herbs grown on a small patch of land in the South Hams in Devon.
This Christmas, try our diffuser in Heavenly to fill your home with sweet orange, cinnamon, and clove. Warm, spicy, and undeniably festive, anyone who steps through your door will instantly feel Christmassy!
5. De-Stress Natural Body Oil
Christmas is a time to wind down and treat yourself to some you time. If you're looking for something that'll help you de-stress and find a haven of calm in the busy world, our body and bath oil is perfect. Scented with all-natural geranium, patchouli, and frankincense, it's designed to create feelings of peace - ideal for the festive period!
Add two tablespoons to a bath for true relaxation, or rub directly onto your skin for unbeatable moisturise and bring that sense of calm with you wherever you go. If you know someone who could do with some self-care this Christmas, these oils also make brilliant and thoughtful presents.
6. Artisan Star Spoons
If you know someone who's notoriously tricky to buy for, we think these handmade Brass Star Spoons are the answer. Unique and made from Fairtrade materials, they're undoubtedly special and make for a lovely keepsake. For a loved one who adores tea, why not pair these with our Winter Warmer Tea for a gift that's bound to please? Sophisticated and charming, we wouldn’t be unhappy to see these presents under our tree!
7. Spiced Orange & Red Berry Diffuser or Votive
It shouldn't come as a surprise that we love sustainable scents at Wild & Rust (how many times have we mentioned them in this blog alone?). So, for our final winter warmer, we had to pick one of our favourite Christmas scents for this year that won't hurt the planet; Spiced Orange and Red Berry. Inspired by all those lovely things that make the festive season special, from soaking your Christmas cake in brandy and making mulled wine to wrapping presents beneath your Christmas tree and watching the first snowfall (hopefully!), it encapsulates the season in a scent.
Warm Up With Wild & Rust and Have a Sustainable ChristmasWe love having a sustainable Christmas at Wild & Rust. Just because it's the season of giving - and sometimes gorging - doesn't mean you have to hurt the planet! With these thoughtful ideas, you can give sustainable presents and decorate your home without feeling guilty about your consumption. What could be better than that?
If you'd like to see more eco-friendly Christmas gifts and decor, be sure to take a peep at our entire Christmas range. We think there are plenty of treats that will look great under and around your tree this year!