Ecotopia, the online store run by Britain’s leading green energy company Ecotricity, has this year launched a fantastic range of Christmas gift ideas to encourage people to shop more sustainably.
The average Briton will create 650kg of carbon emissions over three days of festivities*, much of which will go on buying presents produced overseas in highly polluting factories, so shopping more ethically could have a huge impact on Britain’s emissions.
Ecotopia aims to harness the power of shopping to change the world, encouraging shoppers to use their purchases to challenge the status quo and support a better way of doing things. All products are either Fairtrade, organic or sustainably sourced and have a social, ethical or environmental benefit.
At Ecotopia, there are gifts for all the family, from bubble bath for mum to sunglasses for dad and den kits for the kids, so visitwww.ecotopia.co.uk to browse the fantastic selection.
For the home
Many winemakers use animal products in the fermentation process which means the wine is actually unsuitable for vegans! We know how much Brits love a drink at Christmas time, so we’ve developed an exclusive case of six fantastic bottles of beautiful wine – all handpicked by our friends at Naked Wines.
Comprised exclusively of authentic, distinctive ingredients made to traditional, natural recipes, the Clearspring Luxury Sushi Kit makes it easier than ever to create beautiful sushi in your own kitchen.
Bring the natural botanical fragrance of the Royal Botanic Gardens of Kew into your home with this gorgeous Canova Kew Gardens Soy Wax Candle Tin. Inspired by the wealth of living plant collections at Kew, each candle creates a pure and complex aroma. This scented candle tin is made from 100% pure soy wax, hand poured into a pretty tin with a decorative recycled label.
CHOC Chicos is a fun dairy-free chocolate making kit for kids. Including all organic ingredients, mini baking cases and a simple recipe book, kids will be able to make delicious chocolates and learn about the origins of cocoa and chocolate making.
For the outdoors
A solar powered light that can last up to 30 hours on a single day’s charge – perfect for a camping trip or weekend away.
Stylish Sahara sunglasses with a difference… Ecotopia sells Sahara sunglasses distributed by Bambooka Sunglasses, a British based social enterprise which seeks to use all proceeds purely to benefit the people of Africa.
Ignite your child’s interests in science and the environment with this Green Science ultra-smart weather station. You can keep track of weather changes, learn facts about the weather, and do experiments on the greenhouse effect.
Have fun outside, learn new skills and embrace your sense of adventure with the original Real Adventure den kit! The kit provides everything you will need to build a den anywhere in the world, and wherever possible its components are sourced in the UK.
Place your solar rover outdoors on a sunny day and watch it zip along! Inspire your children by explaining how the solar panels transform sunlight into the electricity that powers the motor. Next step, buying a full electric car for the family!
A combination of cocoa butter and pure essential oils make these bubble bath melts a perfect bathtime treat. Lie back, soak and unwind – feel yourself relax whilst all your stresses slip away. Your skin will feel soft, moisturised and delicately scented.
An organic gift set that includes a lemongrass & ginger body lotion and body wash to create an uplifting shower experience for even the most sensitive skin. 50p from every purchase will go towards supporting UK woodland and the animals which call it their home.
A luxury shampoo and shower gel set, the Blue Cedar range is packed with the aromas of blue cedar and Swedish mountain herbs and trees. Rich, distinctive and ready to help you take on the day.