With the festive season almost upon us, we have compiled all of our products that are fabulous gifts for the environmentally conscious person in your life all in one handy place.
Eco Friendly Gifts under £50
Natural Decorating and Eco-Renovation Books*
Price Range: £4.50 to £34.99
These books have been recommended to us by customers. They have found them invaluable one way or another during their natural or eco building project. Although some of them are small, they are jam packed with useful information.
The Farrow & Ball book "How to Decorate" is simply a stunning book packed with inspirational pictures and colour combination guides.
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Natural Beauty Products*
Price Range: £11.00 to £38.00
Conscious Skincare make natural and organic skin care with a clean conscience. They are based near us here in Wales and we think they are wonderful.
The whole range is free from synthetic preservatives, palm oil (sodium laureath sulphate), parabens and phthalates.
What's more all the products are fully approved by the Vegetarian Society, PETA, and Cruelty Free International.
All of the Conscious Skincare range is vegan (with one exception - the mini festival kit which has some honeyquat in the shampoo).
We hope you think they are wonderful too.
These luxury natural soy candles are non-toxic and scented with just pure essential oils.
Beautifully presented in their own gift box, they are a great gift.
Made from 92% Soy candle wax derived from pure non-GM SoyBean oil.
Each candle will burn for 50+hours.
Artist Pigment Colour Collection Sets*
Price Range: From £49.00 to £57.50
Save £10 off the price of the items when purchased individually with these sets of 12 x 100g powder pots.
We have carefully selected colours from the Coloured Earth non-toxic pigment range to create two colour collection sets for the creative artist or model maker in your life.
The Artists Pigment Colour Collection includes a rainbow of 11 pigments and 1 pot of Gum Arabic, a handy How to make Artists Watercolours guide, a 16 page Coloured Earth Pigment Information Booklet (A5) and a voucher for 15% off your next pigment purchase.
For the Model Makers Powder Collection we have chosen a range of 12 natural earth tones and weathering powders to create realistic weathering effects to models, figures and dioramas. The 100g pots are perfect for enthusiastic model makers. All the colours in this collection are UV stable so will not fade over time. The Collection also includes a 16 page Coloured Earth Pigment Information Booklet (A5) and a voucher for 15% off your next pigment purchase.
Eco Friendly Gifts over £50
Wood Stove Fans*
Price Range: £57.50 to £140
Wood Stove fans for the top of wood burning stoves are a great addition to any home with an enclosed fire.
Ecofans are simply great at circulating heat from the woodburner across and around the room. If find you need to sit close to the fire to keep warm an ecofan is a great energy efficient solution. It helps you feel warm in the room with less fuel.
Our best selling ecofan within is the Ecofan 812 at £110.00. A choice of blade colours (Black, Gold or Nickel) ensures it will compliment any room.
We are super excited about the Ecofan 815 a mini wood stove fan at £57.50. Launched earlier this year this is the smallest wood burner fan in the range. It is just soooo cute.
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Organic Cotton Hammocks*
Price Range: £60 to £225
The beautiful handmade organic cotton hammocks from la Siesta can be used indoors or outdoors.
We love these hammocks, not just because the are made from organic cotton (so kinder to the environment) but also because of their high-quality workmanship, unique comfort and durability.
There are many different styles available, from single to kingsize hammocks, to hammock chairs like the Modesta Hammock Chair featured (£75). You can purchase them with or without stands or suspension cords.
Baavet Wool Duvets
Price Range: £98 to £182
Absolute luxury. Baavet Wool Duvets also helps you sleep more easily. The breathable nature of the wool filling means that you will keep cool and dry. Naturally hypoallergenic and it's also dust mite proof beyond the standard set by the asthma society.
Available in different sizes from Single to Superking size and different weights from Light to Winter.
I'll let you into a little secret... pretty much everyone here at Celtic Sustainables has converted to a Baavet duvet over the years. We just can't recommend them highly enough!
Who Gives A Crap Toilet Roll*
Price Range: £0.76 to £31.20
We converted to using " Who Gives a Crap" Toilet roll here when we were looking to swap out our company purchases to plastic-free.
This recycled paper toilet roll is made without any dyes, inks, scents or bleaching agents - so good for your bum! (also great for removing makeup).
A fun little stocking filler that doesn't need wrapping!
Purchase one roll, a box of 12 or box of 48 rolls.
Price Range (100g): £3.50 to £12.50
The beautiful Coloured Earth Pigments are non-toxic and made of ether earth or mineral bases.
The 100g pots are perfect for artists and model makers. They can be used to make watercolours, oil paints, pastels, for adding weathering effects to models and a whole range of other uses.
It's very easy to light a fire, wood burning stove or barbeque with Flamers. So much easier than messing around with matches.
A lot of customers in our shop here in Cardigan purchase these as gifts for elderly relatives as they are just so practical.
No smell and from untreated wood shavings (from FSC wood) dipped in candle wax.
Comes in a box of 50.
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All of the eco-friendly gifts marked with an asterisk * are vegan (except the Conscious Skincare Mini Festival Kit as the shampoo contains honeyquat).
We also have a range of vegan paints (I know doesn't sound too exciting, but wait for it ...) within that range is Eco-Chic Furniture Paint. The furniture paint, when combined with the furniture glaze, crackle glaze and smaller 100ml claypaint tester tins) could make the perfect gift for your creative vegan friends.
After the fun we had making oil and watercolour paints using the Coloured Earth Pigment guide, I decided to have a crack at making some soft artist pastels. You can find the guide I followed guide I followed here, although some techniques and ingredients may vary which I’ll touch on below. Soft pastels are always popular [...]
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