I can feel the jingle of Christmas in the air…
This is the first time that I’ve done anything like this, and I would like to thank UncommonGoods for allowing me to make this happen and for giving me the inspiration to write this post!
I find it hard to find decently priced gifts that I can trust to be ethical and sustainable. Unlike many other gift sites, UncommonGoods emphasises sustainability and positive ethical impact. They provide a socially responsible and environment-conscious marketplace for designers and artists. Although they are based in Brooklyn, New York, they also ship internationally.
They sell handmade, organic and recycled products, never featuring anything containing leather, feathers or fur. This love towards people and animals alike has led to a fantastic selection of gift ideas.
Let’s spread the love this Christmas to our loved ones and the world!
Sponsored by UncommonGoods
20 Affordable Gifts that Caught My Eye
I’m going to list my favourite gifts for under £15 (under $20), which is totally affordable for students like me!
The colour options are just so cute! These would go great with the Kenyan tea or the Novel Teas below. £13.76
For those lovely, introspective, thoughtful people who need some time for themselves. I think this is a really cute idea. £11.43
They’ll need some foot care after a hard night of partying 😉 £13.76
What’s Christmas without a card game? £14.52
For the geek in your group. £12.19
You can never have too many pencils. Especially inspirational ones. Or ones about food. £9.17
Add a little green (or red) to your bedroom 😉 £9.17
Indulge that lucky person with these bath salts. £11.47
For the indecisive person in your life. That’s probably you… £13.76
For water with a bit more flavour. £11.47
For those who always burn their cooking. £11.47
The United States Only
These products don’t ship outside of the US. Sorry to the rest of the world – take this list as inspiration!
There’s nothing that makes you feel smarter than sitting down to work with a clever cuppa. £9.56
Continuing the breakfast theme, this will give you a playful morning! £7.64
Definitely one to get for any bike user. £13.38
Add a sprinkle of sweetness to the lucky person’s day 💫 £14.52
Raise a toast to your town! £10.70
I’m not a coffee fan but this looks tasty (and useful to any students about to pull an all-nighter!) £9.13
In my opinion, tea should be a basic human (student) right. Grown ethically and sustainably without pesticides, the loose leaf chai features cloves, fennel, cinnamon, and rose petals, and the peppermint carries notes of lemongrass to form a sweet blend that can be re-steeped several times for lasting flavour. £9.17
To Your Partner
I’ll just be over here, ticking off the bucket list by myself… £13.76 ($18)
The sentences that you fill in are sure to bring a smile to your SO’s face 🙂 £7.64 ($10)
And those are my top 20 sustainable gifts for under £15… If you’re looking for more cute/awesome gifts (like a sweater mug hugger, a beer opening glass, a doughnut warming mug or other problem-solving designs) head over to UncommonGoods for more gift ideas!
Which gift was your favourite? Do you like these inspiration-style posts? Do you mind if I do a few paid ones here and there (I am a poor uni student, remember…)? Let me know!