The COVID-19 pandemic hit charities and small businesses hard and saw important eco-concerns slide off the news agenda. To rectify this, Green People is helping shoppers to give back as they gift with their Christmas 2020 gift range.
Here we pick out our top buys from their ‘presents with purpose’ selection which makes it easy for shoppers to support charities, independent businesses and eco-efforts through their Christmas shopping.
PERFECT FOR PARENTS
Families that welcomed a newborn in 2020 faced a wall of uncertainty. As maternity and post-natal services grappled with the pandemic, community midwife centres were forced to temporarily change their services and lockdown also left many parents separated from support networks.
Thankfully, little ones have slept through the pandemic and are none-the-wiser to the chaos in which they were born. The Lullaby Trust helps parents to ensure that their baby slumbers safely and each time an Organic Babies Silent Night gift set (£16.50) is purchased they receive a donation
The perfect gift for new parents, Silent Night contains the brand’s hero Soothing Baby Salve (£12.00, 100ml). This can be used by mum and baby to calm dry skin and delivers calming notes of Lavender to ease feelings of anxiety.
SUSTAINABLE STOCKING FILLERS
With supermarkets and independent stores stripped of their supplies at the height of the pandemic, even those most committed to zero-waste living could be forgiven for letting their eco-efforts slide during 2020.
To help everyone get back on track Green People continues to expand its sugar cane plastic and glass packaging choices and has also added a biodegradable 25% grass pulp carton to its NEW Nordic Roots range (from £19.00).
Made with sustainably sourced by-product beauty actives, Nordic Roots is a Scandi-inspired skin care range that makes a great stocking filler for green beauty fans. Our top-pick present is the Nordic Roots Apple Complex Moisturiser (£25.00, 50ml) which is bursting with a juicy vitamin-rich apple water derived during the manufacture of apple chip snacks.
TOP FOR TRICKY TEENS
Animal welfare charities were also affected by the pandemic and the wildlife protection charity Born Free believes one lesson to be learned from the outbreak is the risk that illegal wildlife trade poses to both human society and the animal kingdom. The charity is working hard to educate young people about how they can help to protect the animal world and Green People’s Oy My Skin Goal set (£30.00) was developed to support their education programme.
An ideal gift for teens that are as compassionate about the environment as they are their skin care, this cruelty-free skin care set is packed with maskne-fighting actives and is a top present for tricky-to-buy-for teens.