lil wabbit's people & planet friendly Christmas gift guide 2021
Christmas is a magical time of year with gift giving at the very heart of it, but after a year where our focus has been pulled over to some of the worlds biggest issues, many of us are wanting to purchase people & planet friendly gifts for our loved ones.
That's why our 2021 Christmas gift guide features unique presents that hold charity, sustainability and giving back at their core. From clothing focused on empowering women to vegan soaps and candles to charity projects that'll inspire all who comes across them, we have something for everyone!
I came across this amazing charity at a trade fair in the summer and was truly blown away by the concept and the products.
‘Arthouse Unlimited is a charity presenting artistic talents of adults living with complex neuro-diverse and physical support needs. 100% of sales sustains the charity, enabling it to evolve and grow. They strive to challenge perceptions and to create better acceptance and inclusion for people living with neurodivergence and physical adversities.’
They have a load of great gifting options; chocolate, badges, socks, soap, candles, mugs and tea towels and so much more.
Highlight product: Let’s Share the Fun Together gift set - £45.00
The title of this book says it all really - “Do Something for Nothing: Seeing beneath the surface of homelessness, through the simple act of a haircut.”
It takes you on journey with Josh around the world, giving haircuts to people experiencing homelessness in different cities along the way. It’s uplifting in places, enlightening in others and will undoubtably change your perception and outlooks.
This is not the first blog of ours to feature Cabin & Cowshed soaps. It’s no secret I am a big fan of Jess’ creations! These vegan, palm oil free soaps will fill a room with the most amazing smells after every use. They are handmade in Wiltshire, and come sustainably packaged too.
What’s not to love?
Highlight product: Sleepy Head (Lavender, Sweet Orange, Patchouli, Sandalwood) - £5.50 per bar
The Bouclé team, Ben and Louise, have a passion for craft and environmentally conscious design. They create candles, essential oil blends and diffusers in small, hand-poured batches in the UK using vegan ingredients including soy wax and 100% essential oils.
We love their whole vibe and marvelled at their incredible packaging when we received our first order. The attention to detail and impeccable design will brighten any family members morning on Christmas day.
Who doesn’t love candles, especially when they smell this good.
In January 2021, with the country in the depth of homeschooling, we at lil wabbit decided to give everyone a daily challenge, from children, to their grandparents, everyone was included.
Each day for 26 days, we would work through the alphabet and crowd source ideas for an animal with an accessories of the same letter. One idea would win and I would paint it.
This tea towel is a bright and colourful accumulation of all 26 paintings, it makes a wonderful addition to any kitchen and is 100% sustainable cotton and machine washable too! We reckon its the perfect stocking filler this Christmas!
Highlight product: lil wabbit Animal Alphabet Tea Towel - £12.00
Choose Love’s tagline is ‘Gifts with Heart’ and this perfectly defines what this incredible charity offer. I can’t explain what they do better than they can, so I will leave it to them; ‘The Choose Love shop is the world’s first to sell real products for refugees and displaced communities.
Every item represents a similar product or service provided by one of the organisations we support around the world. When you buy an item at Choose Love, we get it to where it’s needed most.
Over the last five years this pioneering model has provided refugees and displaced communities with the tools to rebuild their lives.’
You can shop three categories; Emergency needs, Daily Survival & Building futures, and choose from items like clean water, waterproof tents and a child’s coat.
Highlight product: Support for unaccompanied children. (Access to education, vital psychological support, clothing, food & a phone) - £25.00
Our pet portraits are hand painted in watercolours and we think they make the most perfect and thoughtful gift for a loved one.
We work with every customer to design their dream painting and guide you through the process of picking photo based on our experience of what we know works best!
We offer three standard sizes 8x8 inches, 8x10 inches or A3, and all additional accessories and calligraphy are free of charge!
Most popular: 8x10 inches - £75
The Cross Lane team, Billy and Ellen, left London in 2019 to pursue a dream of a career in the countryside.
Since then they have overcome a global pandemic (which pretty much shut down the hospitality industry) and created one of the most special places to stay in the UK.
The three en-suite rooms offer charming and historic luxury, the bar is fully equipped with a roaring fire and the restaurant offers beautiful locally sourced food (some ingredients are as local as the on-site kitchen garden!!)
Cross Lane House is perfect for all weathers and all seasons. In the summer it offers alfresco dining and beach activities, in the winter it gives major Kate Winslet’s house in the holiday vibes.
You can purchase a voucher for a Cross Lane House stay on their website
Muthahood is an online shop that aims to empower women and girls through positive and meaningful messages.
Gemma, the founder of Muthahood, creates beautiful and unique clothing that is ethically made. The site also features a curated edit of books, toys and accessories that support a sense of community and self-worth. I recently purchased a babygrow and muslin cloth for a friends newborn and was blown away by the quality of these products.
Muthahood is also the home of the Strong Girls Club. An inclusive club that promotes the importance of being heard. We love the message, we love the products and we LOVE Gemma. Her hilarious instagram stories pretty much single handedly got us through lockdown.
Highlight product: Faces of the Club Canvas Bag - £18.00
& to wrap it all up (excuse the pun) we have our lil wabbit x StreetVet collection.
This year we have designed a glorious line of cards, tags and gift wrap in support of the amazing UK based charity StreetVet who provide accessible veterinary care to the pets of people experiencing homelessness in the UK. 50% of the profits from every sale go directly to helping StreetVet continue its vital work.
Highlight product: lil wabbit x StreetVet Ultimate Bundle (8 cards, 8 tags & 4 sheets of wrapping paper) - £30.00
We can’t wait to see all of your gifts wrapped up in our wrapping paper this year! Please remember to share your pictures on social media and tags us!!
Also let us know if you use any of our suggestions in this blog, we absolutely love finding the best charities products and sustainable small business to share with you and we hope you love hearing about them!!
Happy shopping xxxxx