Bother's Sustainable Gift Guide

Bother's Sustainable Gift Guide

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Christmas is the season of giving but sometimes it can be a challenge to find the perfect gift for your family and friends. The good news is that we've done the research for you and put together this guide to make gift shopping much easier this festive season. The gift ideas below are guaranteed to put a smile on the face of your friends & family this Christmas, as well as on the planet as they’re all eco-friendly and sustainable options.

Delicious Chocolates

Chocolate is a gift you just can't go wrong with because let's face it, who doesn't like chocolate? It's the perfect gift idea for kids and adults. What we've got for you though isn't just any chocolate, it's Tony's Chocolonely. If the person you're giving this to hasn't tried a bar yet, you can give them the best chocolate-based gift they'll receive this Christmas with this Tony's Chocolonely Rainbow Tasting Pack. It contains 6 individually wrapped bars of delicious Tony's Fairtrade dark and milk chocolate, with added pieces of caramel, nougat, almond, hazelnut, and sea salt. It might sound like a lot for one person, but we know for a fact that Tony's Chocolonely bars are highly addictive, and they’ll get scoffed down in a flash.

Buying for someone who eats, sleeps, and breathes chocolate? You could always build your own chocolate hamper with our range of delicious chocolate treats like H!P’s oat milk chocolate bars, bags of Montezuma’s creamy chocolate. You could also add in our wide range of Tony’s Chocolonely, including some of their originals and even their Christmassy editions with flavours like Minty Candy Cane and Gingerbread. These brands all work to minimise their environmental impact whilst producing high quality, tasty chocolate.

These chocolates are the great last-minute gifts to give someone this Christmas and you can order from us right up until 23rd December at 4pm to get your order before Christmas Day (excludes Scottish Highlands and Islands).

Luxurious Drinking Glassware

One of the best things about Christmas is that there’s all sorts of new boozes to try, so a great gift would be some pristine, new glassware. Rowan & Wren have a beautiful selection of handmade glasses made from recycled glass. Their Bodin Craft Beer Glasses comes in a set of two, and they’re perfect for holding a refreshing can of craft beer. Its unique curved design makes it stand out when compared to a classic pint glass.

We also love Rowen & Wren’s Abel Recycled Wine Glasses, a set of 4 wonderfully created glasses to serve the finest of wines. They have been hand blown using recycled glass and have a slightly textured surface to add a feel of character and luxury when sipping on rich glass of red.

Coffee Lovers

Give your friends a unique way to enjoy their coffee this Christmas and introduce them to a V60 dripper. You’re probably thinking, ‘what on earth is that?’. A V60 is used to brew clean and delightful ground coffee and makes all the difference in taste when compared to a normal cup of instant coffee. This Hario V60 Dripper is made with recycled plastic so not only is this product sustainable and better for the planet, but it will also help coffee lovers explore different ways to enjoy their daily cup of coffee. They can try all sorts of ground coffee including our Cafedirect ground coffee range which offers different roasts and strengths and is 100% Fairtrade.

Another one for coffee lovers is this Frank Green Reusable Coffee Cup by Volcano Coffee Works. It's made with stainless steel so there's no plastic used, and we just love the cup’s stylish and smart design. The push button operation to open the lid means it will help avoid any spillages at home or in the office, and with vacuum insulated walls it keeps coffee hot for up to 10 hours. Make someone’s life easier and get them this reusable coffee cup so they can take their coffee on-the-go which will be kept hot for hours.

An Eco-Friendly Spa Break

The year feels like it’s lasted forever and we’re certain that everyone needs a well-deserved spa break. Bother is all about being eco-friendly and sustainable, so we’ve only gone and found an eco-friendly spa in the UK – Titanic Spa. It’s located in Huddersfield and is the UK’s first eco spa, they’ve removed all plastic and provide guests with reusable water bottles and offer on-site spring water. The spa is powered using solar panels and even the swimming pools and plunge pools are filled with spring water. Titanic Spa are offering a Christmas Wish Luxury Spa Day Voucher which includes a 55-minute treatment, access to their facilities and a 1 course light lunch. This is the perfect gift to give someone this Christmas and give them a relaxing end to the year.

The Sustainable Water Bottle

Get your family and friends away from plastic bottles because it's time to introduce them to Ocean Bottle. A water bottle as a Christmas present might sound boring, but the sleek design of this bottle is enough to wow anyone (plus you’ll be helping them with their hydration levels). It's made from recycled materials and stainless steel, and with its vacuum-insulation, it keeps cold drinks cold, and hot drinks hot. Ocean Bottle are even allowing you personalise the bottle this Christmas and it's available in 6 colours. Ocean Bottle has been designed to stop plastic bottles entering our oceans, and each bottle comes with a 10-year warranty and replacement parts for life.

Christmas Presents for Your Dog

You can’t forget about a present for your dog this Christmas, and with the biting cold weather we’ve found the perfect gift to keep them warm. Bella and Watson make all sorts of clothes and accessories for dogs using premium bamboo fabric which is organic and eco-friendly. You can pick up a warm jacket for those cold, winter dog walks or a fast drying bamboo towel to keep them warm after a lovely dog grooming session.

You can also make your dog’s bed cosier this Christmas with this Luxury Quilted Dog Blanket which has been made with organic cotton and filled with 100% organic bamboo. Perfect to keep them warm and can even be used as a throw on your sofa so your dog can snuggle up with you in the evenings.

Christmas Gifts Wrapped Up

So, with Christmas fast approaching, we hope our gift guide with a wide range of products has helped you with some gift ideas to treat your family, friends and even your pets. These gifts are bound to make them happy, and you’ll also be introducing them to sustainable products.

We understand that Christmas can becoming pretty overwhelming with all the gift buying but we’re here to make your life easier. Check out our Christmas Essentials Guide to make sure you’ve got everything ready for Christmas.