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Stocking fillers

Christmas Guide g a big waster, If you’re after a traditional Crimbo, withouttibein s will help you look no further. These gifts, decorations and psea and yours have a super-savvy festive son

Turquoise plastic bag carrier, £4.95 from baggee.com Bamboo coloured bulb vases, £10 each from biomelifestyle.com

Shine a light on him and watch him fly! 3 bar box of artisan chocolates, £14.50 from rococochocolates.com Solar helicopter kit, £19.99 from ecotopia.co.uk

Make Your Own recycled paper train set, £24.99 from bynature.co.uk

Pants to Poverty boxer shorts, £20 from pantstopoverty.com

Badger classic lip balm set, £7.95 from lovelula.com

How about... Making your own stocking?

Relaxing limited edition gift set, £20 from beingcontent.com

Battersea Power Station cushion, £65 from greener abode.co.uk Katherine Hamnett for EJF ‘No More Fashion Victims’ t-shirt, £40 from ejfoundation.org. uk/shopforejf/

• Grab an old dress otherwise destined for the charity shop - or buy a cheap, second-hand shirt, dress or table cloth. • Make a card stencil in the shape that you want your stocking. • Cut two equal squares of material, bigger than your stencil. • On the back of one piece of material, trace the shape of your stocking in penicil, using the stencil. • Do the same on the other piece of material, but with the stencil the other way round. • Stitch together the two material shapes, while they are inside out, leaving the top open. • Fold and stitch a wide piece of ribbon around the open top. • Create a hook with the same ribbon. • Hope that FC makes a visit...


Drink neat as a classic winter warmer or with Champagne as a festive aperitif

Juggling penguin top, £18 from welovefrugi. com

ETHLETIC Hi Top Trainers, £36 from thefaircorp.com

Eat Slow Britain, £14.99 from sawdays.co.uk

Handprinted Love Message, £41 from greenerabode.co.uk

Freeloader solar charger, £35.95 from ethicalsuper store.com

Sipsmith sloe gin, £22.15 from Waitrose

It’s a wrap Orange and yellow Satin ribbon 9mm (10m roll), £4.10 from greenribbon. org.uk

How about...

Taking out the tape Sticky tape can take years to decompose in British landfill sites, so why not cut it out completely? Taking out the tape also helps your wrapped presents

Wooly hats brown gift tags,£1.95 from bouf.com

Christmas tree wrapping paper (5m roll), £3.50 from greenribbon. org.uk

look much more appealing and makes them quicker to open too! All you need to do is fold the messy end edges of the paper underneath as you wrap your gift, then tie it together using ribbon or coloured string. You’ll find the more you do it, the easier it becomes.

Deco plum earrings by Uncommonly Beautiful, £29 from kittydo little.com

Pantone Autumn laptop bag, €40 from maxjenny. fashion online.se

Harry the Gladstone bag, £225 from homeofmillican. com

Hand-painted tiffin set, £44.95 from natural collection.com


Deck the halls...

Sparkly star Christmas decoration, £12 from biomelifestyle.com

Nude Balancing Collection, £44 from lovelula.com

Plant a Decoration (plant after Christmas!), £4.49 from nigels ecostore.com

Solar fairy LED curtain, £40.84 from nigels ecostore.com

Pembrokeshire organic hamper, £54.95 from theorganicgift hampercompany. co.uk

6 recycled card crackers, £10.20 from nigelseco store.com

Mens Jura cardigan, £135 from komodo.co.uk Allegra necklace by Joanna Cave, £140 youngbritishdesigners.com

One for that special pooch...

Pair of tree teelights, £6.50 from natural collection.com

Snowflake decorations (set of 4), £10.50 from natural collection.com

Flamers natural firelighters (box of 24), £3.20 from wigglywigglers.co.uk

Exclusive hamper, from £27 from Hair of the Dog London Lowie mustard chunky knit headband, £22 from thinkboutique.co.uk

Pyjamas, £20 from greenbaby.co.uk

12 Biodegradable Christmas pudding bin bags, £9.95 from nigels ecostore.com

Wooden Kashmiri stars, £15.95 from natural collection.com

Paper angel decorations (pack of 7), £9.95 from naturalcollection.com

How about...

A tree with a difference Next time you’re on a walk in the woods, look for a leafless fallen tree branch that’s small enough to carry, but big enough to decorate. They can make a lovely alternative to the usual pine trees and can look stunning adorned with twinkling lights and silver decorations. (N.B: This is not a free licence to disfigure live trees!)

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