The Gifts That Keep On Giving
At the end of a particularly heightened year of awareness surrounding sustainability, what do you get your loved ones for the upcoming holiday seasons? As well as buying local, buying less and looking to our planet-friendly wrapping solutions, here’s our round-up of thoughtful gifts from our brands to trust – that each have a positive impact on our planet…
FOR THE ADVENTURER
Baume and Mercier launched their Baume Watch this year – and it’s more earth-friendly than ever. These watches are vegan, gender-less with straps completely made from natural and up-cycled materials, such as ocean plastic. Their recent collaboration saw them team up with skateboard line HRS, using pre-loved boards to craft their timepiece. With interchangeable straps, they suit all styles and lend a personal touch, with free engraving available. The best part? They’re shying away from Black Friday and doing Blue Friday, where 20% will go towards ocean conservation.
FOR THE BEAUTY-FIEND
Fragrance is a go-to for gifting, but this is scent with a difference. Miller Harris breathes colour and life into the classic perfumer’s art, inspired by the natural world around us. They don’t test on animals, are child labour free and has formed an alliance with woman’s charity Hopes for Homes, Women in Need and Woman Kind. This season, they’re even avoiding paper waste by delivering your bottle wrapped in a signature silk scarf, making it a truly conscious present for family and friends.
FOR THE ARTIST
Jewellery is a timeless gift, but how can you make sure it has been crafted sustainably? Our brand to trust Stephen Webster is loved by the A list from music royalty such as Madonna and Rhianna, to actual Royalty. Stephen is part of the London Leopards, a collection of designers that celebrate the diversity and community of British craftsmanship, while all his jewellery is made using Fairtrade gold and with conflict-free diamonds.
Go one step further and look to his Last Straw as the perfect sustainable gift. Crafted from solid silver, it can be personalised with their name, and makes a lifetime change from single-use plastic straws. Some of the proceeds go to Plastic Oceans Foundation too.
Buying for the chef in your life? He’s recently unveiled a range of exquisite knives, each blade has been hand forged in London using Damascus steel. In Attention to detail is key, with each handle sculpted in bronze.
FOR THE GARDENER
Gift sets are ideal for those buying for someone you don’t know so well – and it doesn’t get more thoughtful than Weleda‘s ‘Gifted From Nature’. The all-natural and organic beauty company is famous for its Skin Food moisturiser, and here it is in miniature. Alongside other best-selling products from hand creams to lotions, the packaging is recyclable and designed by artist Emma Britton. Inspired by the wildflowers, wildlife and work of the Weleda gardeners, this has something for everybody.
FOR THE STYLE-MAVEN
If it’s an investment purchase you seek, look no further than our latest brand to trust Louis Vuitton. Since the founding of Louis Vuitton in 1854, the Maison has become synonymous with savoir-faire and visionary design, while working with Leather Working Group certified materials. The Maison’s Care service means they will advise you how to look after your piece, and restore it as new at the end of its life span.
FOR THE PERSON THAT HAS EVERYTHING
As the digital age makes consumption even more accessible, when we questioned our ambassadors and brands on what luxury means to them today, the overwhelming response was ‘experience.’ Nowadays, moments and money-can’t-buy stories are what we treasure – and some of our brand experiences make for a unique holiday gift. Whether it’s elephant-spotting off Lake Gozini with Elephant Gin, a personalised card-holder experience from thoughtful fashion brand Aitch Aitch, or a bespoke piece of jewellery by A-list designer Alexandra Mor, there is truly something for everyone.