Being an ethical shopper is tough at Christmas time as it can be easy to get swept-up in buying mass-produced products in the rush to tick people off your Christmas gift list. At Decorator’s Notebook though, our values of design, quality and ethics stay firm all year round, so you know that every purchase helps talented artisans in developing countries build a more stable future for themselves and their families. For me, giving an ethical, eco-friendly or handmade present is so much more fulfilling and, since every product has a story of empowerment and hope behind it, I find that recipients appreciate the meaning in their gift even more.
So, to help give you some ideas I’ve put together an Ethical Gift Guide of favourite ethical gifts for him, her and home, plus a sprinkling of our beautiful Christmas decorations for a little ethical sparkle. Decorator’s Notebook now delivers to the UK, Europe and USA so we hope to spread the love even further and wider in 2016.
Thank you for supporting fairtrade and purchasing with purpose at Christmas and throughout the year… every single order really does mean the world to us and we couldn’t make this difference to our artisans without you!
ETHICAL GIFTS FOR HER – CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT
Hand-etched brass vase, £59.95 | Jute bag, £44.95 | Vintage sari kantha quilt, £175 | Brass terrarium, £14.95 | Ombre Japanese teacups, £35.95 set of six | Bird Box necklace, £34.95 | Honeycomb throw in Rose Pink or Warm Grey, £58.95 | Brass Ribbon bangle, £18.50 | Double Sided picture frames, from £12.95 – £19.95 | Teal Moroccan leather slippers, £27.95
ETHICAL GIFTS FOR HIM – CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT
Leather Kindling Bucket, £89.95 | Campfire screen print A2, £41.97 | Moose head wire sculpture, £49.95 | Marble and Mango Wood serving board, £28.95 | Brass Nutcracker, £18.95 | Moroccan leather slippers, £27.95 | Cheese knife set, £19.95 for three | Honeycomb cushion cover, £34.50 | Hemp log basket, £49.95 | Dipped terracotta espresso cup, small £7.95; large £9.95
ETHICAL GIFTS FOR THE HOME – CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT
Eternal Sunset cushion cover, £34.50 | Wooden nibble bowls, £18.95 for set of two | Braided placemats, £34.95 for set of six | Brass box candle holder, £24.95 | Indigo Drop serving bowl, £34.95 | Hemp log basket, £69.95 | Marble pestle and mortar, £19.95 | Double Sided picture frames, from £12.95 – £19.95 | Line and Drop mugs in Indigo and Grey, £9.95 | Zinc terrarium, £16.95
ETHICAL CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS – CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT
Mini hanging picture frames, £16.95 for set of four | Hand-painted baubles in Red & Gold, £17.95 for set of four | Mirror Snowflake tree decorations, £12.95 for set of four | Recycled Sari Christmas stocking, £23.95 from a selection | Hand-painted baubles in Silver & White, £17.95 for set of four | Rusty Reindeer decoration, £11.95 | Diamond coloured glass baubles, £14.95 for set of four | Hand-painted baubles in Indian Floral, £17.95 for set of four | Mirror Star tree decorations, £12.95 for set of three | Copper glass tealight holders, £16.95 for set of three