Ethical Present Ideas - Best Natural Beauty Brands to Gift This Year

The holiday season is here, so it's time to start thinking about gift ideas!  Ethical presents can seem overwhelming at times, so I'm here to share all my top picks to make your shopping easy and as stress free as possible.


These are all brands I have thoroughly tested over the year (or even YEARS), and I highly recommend.  Don't worry, you'll be getting even more recommendations soon including some gorgeous treats I've been using lately - but today is all about my long term favs.

This is a pretty long list, but I wanted to be sure that all budgets and preferences were covered, plus I have had the joy of becoming really familiar with (and incredibly fond of!) a lot of green beauty brands and did not want to leave out any stars.  You'll find a great mix of small artisanal creations in the guide alongside the internationally known products, and I am pleased to be spotlighting all the fab businesses that have won me over! 

Another reason this list of ethical present ideas is so lengthy is that I decided that I will not be making my full annual "Best Of" series this year as I will be in the final push for PhD corrections.  I will still be marking 2020's finds in a post, but rather than four roundups I will probably just do one abbreviated one - so to ensure everything gets the attention it deserves I am sharing all of the skincare, makeup, and fragrance highlights in this gift guide!

To make navigating all the ethical present ideas a little easier, I have created a key so you can get all the important details at a glance - everything here is cruelty free as well as natural, but you can also quickly see whether it's vegan, plastic free, organic, or refillable to see what each range offers.  I've also included a little blurb about each brand and my top picks for products from the range!


PRICE KEY:
£ - 0-20
££ - 20-50
£££  - 50-100
££££ - 100+

LIFESTYLE KEY:
O - organic ingredients
V - vegan friendly

VO - vegan friendly options
PF - plastic free
LW - low waste (minimal plastic or refillable)

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Anita Grant

Price: £-££

Lifestyle: O, VO, LW

The Brand: Anita Grant delivers quality and affordability time and time again.  From leave in conditioners and hair tonics to makeup, skincare, and more, this brand has a little bit of everything -- and it is all fab!  Their formulas contain many organic ingredients, and all are super gentle.  Plus, I love that there are lots of creations free from coconut oil, as this particular ingredient causes me to breakout and can be hard to steer clear from.

My Top Picks: Ylang Ylang Floral Water, Creamy Cafe Latte Leave-In Detangle Conditioner, Neroli Rose Dry Oil Spray

Gift Sets?: No

Offers: Grab £10 off your first purchase!



Awake Organics

Price: £-££

Lifestyle: O, VO, PF

The Brand: A British brand focused on utilizing the power of aromatherapy and avoiding exposure to unnecessary toxic chemicals.  I was immediately hooked on both the quality of their products as well as their ethos.  This UK-based company has it all - a clean range spanning deodorant to serums, certified cruelty free, unique formulas that are super effective and suitable for all skin types, a zero waste refill program, transparency in all aspects of the business, and a kindheartedness that shines brightly in everything they do.  Awake Organics certainly raises the bar when it comes to eco-friendly beauty.

My Top Picks: Sea Quartz Crystal + Algae Cleanser, Brightening Serum, Shampoo

Gift Sets?: No

Offers: Grab 15% off your first purchase over £10 from Awake Organics (excluding shipping and taxes).



Beauty Cleanse Skincare

Price: ££

Lifestyle: O, V, LW

The Brand: Creating natural high-performance formulations that are kind to the planet while also being totally results driven, this is a dynamic capsule collection.  You won't find any hidden plastics or synthetic fillers here, and they have a 'cheat sheet' that lays out everything they promise not to include in their products, from phenoxyethonal (the bane of my existence) and silicones to artificial fragrance and EDTA.  They have truly committed to being totally transparent, and for that I was instantly on board!

My Top Picks: Carrot Algae Marine Drops, Mean Green Superfood Drops

Gift Sets?: No

Offers: Grab 15% off your order using code BRYANNA15



Bodhi & Birch

Price: ££-£££ 

Lifestyle: O, VO, mix of glass/plastic packaging

The Brand: Made in England, this eco-luxe skincare brand delivers exceptional face and body products that "create 24/7 antidotes to modern life – sensory bath, body and skin care to awaken the skin and enlighten your senses.  Packed with ethically sourced organic ingredients, each product draws on the healing power of the earth to address the skin's needs.  Over time, many products within the range have become cult favourites, and once you experience their quality it is no surprise why!

My Top Picks: Jasmine Falls Bath & Shower Therapy, Lemon Water Hydrosol Tonic, Lime Blossom Protecting Hand Serum

Gift Sets?: Yes



Dafna's

Price: ££-£££

Lifestyle: O, V, LW

The Brand: This Spanish skincare brand values honesty, responsibility, passion, and effectiveness.  They've won many awards, and have repeatedly impressed me with their delicate textures and gentle formulations.  Plus, their belief in going beyond skin deep resonates strongly with me.  They proudly state that all of their products "undergo Ayurvedic philosophy: (Ayur’ = life, Veda=knowledge), the body and mind are directly related and we believe in the power of the mind to transform and heal the body."  I love a holistic approach, and immediately connected with the ethos.

My Top Picks: Recovery Cleanser, Detoxify Mask, Eye Care

Gift Sets?: Yes



Earthwise Beauty

Price: ££-£££

Lifestyle: O, V, LW

The Brand: Founded over a decade ago, this Washington based natural beauty brand has been crafting exceptional skincare and wellbeing formulas that are pure, effective, and oh so special ever since.  The love and skill that founder Ava pours into her products is palpable.  It's not about making as much as possible as quickly as possible - it's about a selection of highly potent products that offer real results, handcrafted small batches that contain organic, wild crafted, and raw ingredients, and one of a kind products that draw on ancient healing traditions, gem infusions, and flower essences.

My Top Picks: Nap in the Meadow Face Serum, Yasuni Face Balm, Hibiscus Tea

Gift Sets?: No



Elan Skincare

Price: ££-£££

Lifestyle: O, V, LW

The Brand: Founded by the kind-hearted Joanna, this British skincare brand merges an understanding of medical industry experience with a drive to boost women's confidence and dreams.  The combination of science, art, and nature has led to exceptional formulations that are made sustainably and with integrity.  The range of face and body products use a blend of plant extracts, oils, and actives to soothe and nourish the skin, and I am always wowed by how unique each creation is.

My Top Picks: Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum, Pure Goodness Body Butter, Wonder Face Cleanser & Gentle Make-Up Remover

Gift Sets?: Yes



Flaya

Price: £-££

Lifestyle: O, V, LW

The Brand: Handmade in Scotland, this small family run business carefully blends precious oils and natural aromatic compounds to create stunning eau de parfum that is suitable for all occasions and is also safe for skin and the planet.  Each perfume contains 20% natural fragrance, meaning the scents are potent and pretty long lasting, and of course there are no synthetic additives.  Plus, they now offer a natural hand sanitizer too!

My Top Picks: No 48, Island, Forever

Gift Sets?: No



Green People

Price: £-££

Lifestyle: O, VO, mix of glass/plastic packaging

The Brand: A leader in the green beauty world, Green People have a range spanning suncreams, body treatments, hair and shower goodies, and of course skincare.  Founder Charlotte started formulating natural products over twenty years ago, and went to market in 1997 with a selection of allergy-friendly creations.  You can find them online and in stores, and I love how accessible and affordable the collection is - it's no wonder they have won over 140 awards!

My Top Picks: Nordic Roots Hyaluronic Booster Serum, Scent Free Shower Gel, Hydrating Firming Serum

Gift Sets?: Yes



Inner Senses

Price: £-££

Lifestyle: O, V, LW

The Brand: There are so many gorgeous goodies available from this multi award-winning British artisan brand of Organic Beauty and Wellbeing products -- from sleepy time oils and refreshing cleansers, to blends that help you feel invigorated and masks that rejuvenate your complexion...  There truly is a formula for everyone.  These are aromatherapeutic in every sense of the word, and I am never without at least a few on my shelf.

My Top Picks: Golden Sunset Exotic Body Oil, Vibrant Earth Revitalising Detox Powder Mask, Glow Facial Oil

Gift Sets?: Yes

Offers: Grab a free sample of your choice using code BRYANNA 



Kiss the Moon

Price: ££

Lifestyle: V, LW

The Brand: This English-based natural beauty brand focuses on the importance of restful sleep, and handcrafts a wide range of products including candles, soaps, facial oils, bath treatments, and more.  The idea of promoting sleep through skincare routines is such a great holistic approach, and the ethos really drew me to Kiss the Moon, as I wholeheartedly believe plant botanicals and extracts hold great power.  Each of Kiss the Moon's restoring ranges target a different need, and there is an option for every skin type which makes it all the more alluring.

My Top Picks: Love After Dark Bath Oil, Calm Pure Essential Oil Soap, Aromatherapy Drops & Eye Pillow

Gift Sets?: Yes



Kri Skincare

Price: ££

Lifestyle: O, V, LW

The Brand: For this English brand it is all in the name: the entirety of the range is formulated so your skincare routine is totally guiltless, and the new branding comes from the Sanskrit term meaning "to make, to do, to prepare."  As makers of skincare, this perfectly captures their mission.  From their certified organic ingredients to their facility in Essex, every aspect of the business is focused on sustainability and integrity.  Each product is free from potential toxins and is totally vegan friendly, plus they are all created with the aim of supporting the skin's natural processes rather than covering up or distracting from the needs at hand.

My Top Picks: Endless Moisture Face Cream, Unveil Oil-to-Milk Cleanser, Illume Radiance Serum

Gift Sets?: Yes

Offers: Grab 25% off your order by using code BRYANNASENTME



Lani

Price: £-££

Lifestyle: V, PF/LW

The Brand: Founded by the lovely Viola in 2014, Lani is a vegan friendly natural beauty brand that creates tropical inspired formulas that are 100% natural, vegan, and cruelty free, and also uses organic and food grade ingredients to ensure the highest quality and most skin friendly creations. Plus, their glass packaging is so stunning, making this an eco collection that encompasses both the nontoxic wonders provided by nature and a super flashy and trendy looking style that captures the eye and draws people in. It's Instagrammable AND planet friendly!

My Top Picks: Blue Mint Facial Cleanser, Tropical Cacao Detox Mask, Omega Glow Facial Serum

Gift Sets?: Yes 



Leafology

Price: £-££

Lifestyle: V, PF

The Brand: This plastic free and vegan friendly brand was founded by Ella in 2017, and the focus stems from "a vested interest in beauty that is pure, plant sourced and full of natural abundance."  I have to say I find the entire range truly embodies this approach, and I have been impressed with what I have tried so far!  Created in fresh batches, each product contains only all natural scents and colours from pure plant-based ingredients, and all include the nutritional powerhouse of tea in some way.

My Top Picks: Mermaid Magic Anti-Blemish Face Mask, Shine Elixir Hair Food, Renaissance Cleansing Powder

Gift Sets?: Yes



Leahlani

Price: ££-£££

Lifestyle: VO, LW

The Brand: For aloha vibes look no further than Leahlani, the American natural beauty brand that has achieved cult status and has won fans across the world.  Created by esthetician Leah, the aim was to produce a ritual that sparks joy and inspiration.  Infused with Hawaiian botanicals, fruit nectars, and tropical oils, this skincare range is truly special.  The aromatic fragrances, gentle approach, and nourishing finish leads to an experience you won't likely forget. 

My Top Picks: Aloha Ambrosia Morning Moisture Serum, Kalima Coconut Cream Cleansing Powder, Meli Glow Illuminating Nectar Mask

Gift Sets?: Yes



Lola's Apothecary

Price: ££

Lifestyle: V, LW

The Brand: This natural beauty and wellbeing brand creates products inspired by the magic of Devon, and I have to say every single one I have tried has been incredible.  They strive to help customers find their inner peace, combining passions for spa, wellness & nature into one holistic vision.  From tea to bath oil, body butter to candles - you'll be totally blissed out with these creations, and I must say I have never come across a product in their collection that I do not love.

My Top Picks: Clementine Calamity Relaxing Tea, Sweet Lullaby Soothing Body Soufflé, Breath of Clarity Uplifting Body Polish

Gift Sets?: Yes



Love Absolute Skincare

Price: ££

Lifestyle: V, PF/LW

The Brand: Created by the lovely Sarah, this brand is vegan friendly, fully focused on sustainability, and prioritizes bee and bug friendly ingredients, and it has stolen my heart with all the fabulous formulations on offer.  Their mission is to make "holistically designed skincare, with every part working toward healing and supporting skin health," and that is just what their range of multi-tasking natural products has proven to do.

My Top Picks: Amoral Calm Blue Cleansing Balm, Soulful Spice Mask and Balm, Essential Purifying Hand Spray

Gift Sets?: No (but there is a sample set)



Mallow + White

Price: £-££

Lifestyle: VO, LW

The Brand: This brilliant green beauty brand offers skin and body treats with six or fewer ingredients, and is formulated with gentleness in mind.  Founder Joanna has perfected the art of taking simplicity and elevating it into something luxurious and oh so effective, and I have become a big fan of her work.  Every formula offers a soothing boost to the skin, smells lovely, and feels fabulous, and I have not met one that I haven't enjoyed yet.

My Top Picks: Soothe Cleansing Oil, Coffee Scrub + Mint Soap, Restore Balm

Gift Sets?: Yes



Meadow Skincare

Price: ££

Lifestyle: O, V, LW

The Brand: A must for anyone who loves a capsule collection or waterless beauty, this natural and vegan friendly brand is run by friends Kelly and Wendy who aim to supply earth friendly products that are highly effective, gentle, and practical.  Meadow Skincare is not rushing to get out as many products as possible, but instead focus on providing a range created with purpose - a selection that in no way overwhelms customers, but instead provides a minimalist selection of highly effective treatments. 

My Top Picks: Vitamin Rich Botanical Day Oil, Instant Hydration Body Balm, Hydration Boost Moisturising Face Balm

Gift Sets?: Yes

Offers: Grab 10% off your order using code SKYE



Mono Earth Alchemy

Price: ££-£££

Lifestyle: O, V, LW

The Brand: This brand was inspired by nature, and strives to provide holistic eco-luxury green beauty products that benefit body, mind and spirit.  Using only plant based ingredients, their vegan friendly high performance creations are handcrafted with love and integrity, and you can really feel the passion that has gone into making each and every bottle.  Choose from oils, balms, aromatherapy treatments, face masks, and more, and get ready to be blown away.

My Top Picks: Rose & Cucumber Cleansing Oil, Radiance Luxury Facial Mask, Chakra Oils

Gift Sets?: No



Myroo

Price: £-££

Lifestyle: O, V, PF/LW

The Brand: Award winning and a fast consumer favourite, this is a brand for those suffering from skin sensitivities (or those who just want to experience a gorgeous range of skincare!).  Based in Harrogate, this organic business is the UK's first totally free from skincare range, meaning their formulations do not contain any of the 14 food allergens or the 26 cosmetic allergens.  There are fragrance free versions of the formulas (ideal for eczema and psoriasis) as well as naturally scented options for those wanting a gentle aroma - and both are brilliant!

My Top Picks: Brightening Blackberry Super Boost Drops, Om Oil, Hand Treat Geranium

Gift Sets?: Yes



Nami Naturale

Price: ££-££££

Lifestyle: VO, LW

The Brand: Handcrafted by founder Jan in Ireland, the Nami Naturale range focuses on easing troubled skin, soothing irritations, and offering wellbeing benefits on top of the nourishing properties found within the formulations.  The brand started as a journey of love, self discovery, healing, and education, and the finished products have won over lots of fans who fell for the delicate but luxurious capsule collection - me included!

My Top Picks: Melt to Nourish Calming Body Butter, Hand & Feet Savior

Gift Sets?: Yes



Nini Organics

Price: ££-£££

Lifestyle: O,V, LW

The Brand: Alex and Nicole, co-founders of Nini Organics, turned a lot of heads in recent years and have taken the green beauty world by storm.  The range is packed full of raw, ethically sourced, active ingredients that work to clear and strengthen the skin, and I find their creations often have such unique textures, colours, or scents - all natural of course!  From bath salts and cleansers to serums and masks - you'll find a little bit of everything here, and will be sure to enjoy each.  And if you're out to discover everything Alex and Nicole offer, why not check out their House of Green Beauty??

My Top Picks: Natura Miracle Mask, Blue Lagoon Bath Soak, Glow Illuminator

Gift Sets?: Yes



Okoko Cosmetiques

Price: £££-££££

Lifestyle: O, V, LW

The Brand: If you love natural beauty and artisan skincare, then this luxury vegan friendly collection is a must try!  Based in Vancouver, this Canadian brand was founded by Oyéta Kokoroko in 2016, and they offer cruelty free creations that utilize precious ingredients to help get your skin glowing.  Okoko prides themselves on their innovation and their ability to incorporate synergy, efficacy, quality, and effectiveness into each of their avant-garde formulations.

My Top Picks: Secret du Dragon Moisturizing Renewal Lip Serum, L'Élixir de Manuka Clarifying Serum, Beauté Majestique Gel-to-Milk Cleanser

Gift Sets?: No



Pamoja

Price: ££

Lifestyle: V, LW

The Brand: Pamoja - a Swahili word which means ‘together’ and that is inspired by founder Sarah's Tanzanian heritage.  Honestly I think it perfectly captures this natural beauty brand, as the range brings together the power of plants as well as the many different skin types and lifestyles that people have to create a truly inclusive range.  The vegan skincare range is gentle, inclusive, and one that will have you coming back for more.

My Top Picks: Revive Multi-action Face Cream, Restore Multi-purpose Beauty Oil (Essential Oil Free)

Gift Sets?: Yes



PHB

Price: £-££

Lifestyle: O, V, LW

The Brand: Need to pick up some makeup bits but don't want to break bank?  PHB is a fab choice, and one of my favourites!  And not only do they make excellent affordable mascaras, eyeshadows, and lipsticks - they also create high performance skincare too!  This is a range that offers it all, and one that I return to time and again.  Since relaunching last year they've introduced more eco-friendly packaging, more organic ingredients, and more options for hair, body, face... You name it!

My Top Picks: Superfood Brightening Cleanser, Pressed Mineral Eye Shadow, Mesmerise Mascara

Gift Sets?: Yes

Offers: Grab 30% off your order using code BRYANNA30 (one time use only!)



Pure Anada

Price: £-££

Lifestyle: VO

The Brand: A Canadian brand that is a favourite across the world, not only are most of Pure Anada's products pretty inexpensive, especially their eye shadows and lip products, but the ingredients are really good too!  Ethically sourced and free from the "dirty dozen," the green beauty range is a great option for those looking for a more eco friendly alternative to mainstream products, and especially for those seeking makeup refills.  From blushers to eye serums, you'll find a thorough collection here.

My Top Picks: Garden Facial Mist, Pressed Eye Shadow, Essential Oil

Gift Sets?: Yes



Pure Purpose

Price: £-££

Lifestyle: V, LW

The Brand: Based in Kent, this award-winning British green beauty brand creates simple but effective products ranging from oils and masks to scrubs and deodorants.  Founder Magdalena's aim is to use pure ingredients and knowledge gathered from years of travel to craft potent products that have been tried and tested across different geographical locations.  Simple, effective, and inspired - that's what you can expect from Pure Purpose.

My Top Picks: Hemp Masque, Plum Oil, Lemon Breeze Natural Deodorant Cream

Gift Sets?: Yes



RMS Beauty

Price: ££-£££

Lifestyle: O, VO, mix of plastic/glass packaging

The Brand: RMS is an organic brand that has achieved cult status in both the natural and mainstream beauty world.  Featured in shows like Toxic Beauty and stocked in retailers around the globe, they have certainly proved to be a leading range, and when you delve into their products you soon discover why.  Almost everything is versatile, making it a great pick for minimalists, and you can stock up on both makeup and skincare goodies, all of which have been expertly crafted to hydrate and illuminate.

My Top Picks: Sensual Skin Trio, Wild With Desire Lipstick, Swift Shadows

Gift Sets?: No



Skin Alchemists

Price: £-£££

Lifestyle: O, V, LW

The Brand: Using raw ingredients, potent extracts, and beautiful botanicals, Skin Alchemists' plant powered formulas are something to be marveled at.  Founder Theresa works to bring you an experience that is unique and indulgent, handcrafting micro batches to ensure freshness and the ultimate efficacy.  The range consists of skincare and wellbeing goodies, including an exfoliating scrub, facial oil, massage candles, soap, and cleansing oil, each which is like a spa retreat in a bottle and offers a moment of peace and relaxation even during the most hectic of times.

My Top Picks: Sesenne Rejuvenating Facial Elixir, The Chocolate Cove Nourishing Body Exfoliate, Midnight's Serenade Intensive Skin Treatment

Gift Sets?: Yes



Skn-RG

Price: ££-£££

Lifestyle: O, V

The Brand: Combining science and nature, award-winning Skn-RG is all about providing performance driven products that contain ethically and sustainably sourced ingredients.  Trusted by therapists and designed to work, the vegan range uses Quanta® extraction technology to capture the maximum benefit of the plant to ensure real results, yet the collection of cleansers, oils, masks, toners, and more are all kind to the skin and not at all harsh.  There is so much to discover here, and many favourites to be found.

My Top Picks: Pro Serum Concentrate, Advanced Brightening Moisturiser, Eye Elixir

Gift Sets?: Yes



Soap Folk

Price: £

Lifestyle: O, V, PF

The Brand: Soap Folk is a UK natural beauty brand based in the market town of Stroud, and founder Fiona has generated a lot of fans for her sustainable creations since launching in 2016.  The range includes plastic free handmade soaps, lip balms, body oil, and even beautiful greeting cards, all of which are ethically made.  You won't find any palm oil or synthetic ingredients here - everything in the supply chain is fully traceable, and everything has a low impact on the environment!

My Top Picks: Spiced Apple Soap, Lemon Organic Lip Balm, Calendula Soap

Gift Sets?: Yes



Terre Verdi

Price: £-££

Lifestyle: O, V, LW

The Brand: Based in London and inspired by Sicily, founder Alessandra has created an award winning certified organic skincare brand that uses the finest botanicals to create effective cruelty free and vegan beauty products.  Leaping Bunny approved, no synthetics whatsoever, and lots of multi-tasking marvels - this brand has it all!  And the range covers all the necessities for healthy and glowing skin: serums, oils, masks, and more.

My Top Picks: NeroliPom Moisturiser, Orange Coffee Cleansing Mask, ThéBianco Camellia Oil

Gift Sets?: Yes

Offers: Grab £7 off orders of £30 or more using code Ecological7 



Walden

Price: £-££

Lifestyle: V, LW

The Brand: Taking inspiration from Thoreau's work, Walden crafts natural fragrances that capture elements of living humbly, meditative states, minimalist attitudes, and the beauty of nature.  All offer lovely aromas that can be enjoyed all year round, and better yet, there is so much choice when it comes to size and application method!  You can opt for a moisturizing oil within a rollerball, a purse spray, a full size bottle, or minis.  Each are lovely and help disperse the gorgeous aromas, so why not try a few?

My Top Picks: See the Moonlight, Two Eternities, A Little Stardust

Gift Sets?: Yes



Of course there are so many other incredible products and brands out there, some of which will be featuring in the next Ethical Gift Guide installment (coming in December!), but I wanted to provide a great little roundup of natural beauty treats that come from businesses I have thoroughly tested and highly recommend.  

Looking to pick up lots of presents (and maybe even some of your own staples!) all in one place?  Why not shop online with an ethical retailor that stocks some of these wonderful brands??  I have several I would recommend, all of which are trusted digital stores that offer great customer service as well as lovely selections to choose from.  Why not check out the following (many of which carry all the above natural beauty brands!):

Blomma Beauty: Founded by the lovely Karen, this fab London based wellbeing and beauty shop is full of many of the gorgeous brands I have featured here on The ecoLogical.  After struggling to find suitable choices in traditional shops on the high street, the goal to create a space that provides truly natural and effective products with minimal waste and sustainable ideals.  The aim is to allow customers to 'bloom' into beauty without any compromises.  Get 15% off with the code ecological15 at checkout!

Freedm StreetNot just a subscription service - nope, The Cruelty Free Beauty Box is also a fab place to do all your beauty shopping!  Every product availables fulfills their five CF criteria, and they also have tons of plastic free options ranging from haircare and toothpaste to moisturizers and masks!  They're always updating stock, so this is a fun place to find the latest goodies every month. Get 15% off your first purchase using the link above!

Live in the Light: This green beauty and wellbeing retailer is out to make nontoxic living easier for all.  They only sell natural, organic, and "no nasties" beauty and personal care products, and have a wonderful selection of North American brands making it cost efficient for those of us in the UK to try them out for ourselves!  Another bonus?  They search out formulations that actually provide real results - no gimmicks, no nonsense! Use code BryannaMartonis15 to get 15% off your first purchase!

Love Lula: With a 'beauty for life' philosophy, Love Lula insists their product offerings must be free from parabens, SLS, SLES, and animal testing.  They hand-pick the brands they decide to represent in their shop, and state all products are tried to ensure only those that are effective and 'guilt free' are chosen.  Offering everything from subscription boxes, to skincare and makeup, to sunscreen and period products, Love Lula truly carries a bit of everything related to beauty.  Plus, they carry loads of samples, a variety of gift sets, have special free products with purchase, and offer free shipping over £15. Use code LOVELULA15 for 15% off your first purchase PLUS a free gift!

Naturisimo: Seeking a one stop shop that includes all your beauty treats as well as home goods, clothing, and more?  Naturisimo may just be your answer!  Self described 'home of ethical,' this online retailer specializes in consciously-minded products that are safe for both you and the planet.  Even their packaging is dedicated to minimizing excess, with 100% recyclable card and paper that uses eco-friendly soy ink.  Plus, they often offer Discovery sets packed full of fab brands that can be picked up for a bargain.  Get £10 off your first spend of £50 or more (limited to 3 people only!).

Origins of Beauty: Bringing the conscious consumer to natural, ethical products that come from environmentally passionate brands, they stock a wide range of brands that reflect the needs of both the planet and customers.  Plus, they have gone that one step further and guaranteed that even their packaging is eco-minded.  Their parcels come in recyclable kraft boxes done up with recyclable brown tape, and even the loose fillings can be dissolved in water! Get 15% off your first purchase by using the link above!




What brands really stand out to you and have got you thinking you found a great gift idea for the holidays this year?  Do any have you hoping you end up with some spending money so you can pick up some green goodies for yourself?? Let me know!  And if you have any other brands you think are must tries, share them in the comments so we have even more ethical present ideas to choose from! xx

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  1. Love this guide! I am on a mission to only give sustainable gifts this year, so I'll definitely have to check out some of these websites when I am shopping around!
    Jenna ♥
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    1. Yay for sustainable gifts! I'm doing my best to buy from small business wherever possible all year round, but especially the holidays as I know it will help them out so much. And eco gifts that might start someone's journey with greener living is a double win so I love that you're making it a mission this year :)

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  2. Thanks so much for sharing this, so helpful!! Neal's Yard Remedies are also a great sustainable brand who are promising to protect a tree in Jaguar Del Norte Reserve in Sonora, Mexico in partnership with the World Land Trust with every one of their holiday gift sets sold this year!

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    1. I've tried a few NYR products and have really enjoyed them all, and I do really like the initiatives they take part in! :)

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  3. Love this Bryanna! Thanks so much for putting together this comprehensive list! You've given me so many ideas.

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    1. So happy to hear that! Thanks for reading, and for letting me know you found it helpful! x

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