One of the best things about Christmas is seeing the face of a loved one as they open their present from you, carefully chosen with them in mind. But whether you’ve chosen them a gorgeous new pair of shoes that you know they’ll cherish, some delicious chocolates that they’d never treat themselves to or some extra special skincare products that they’ve been lusting after, there is no need to compromise the welfare of animals in the process. So in this Cruelty-free Christmas Gift Guide we’re going to highlight a few companies that not only make beautiful products but adhere to strict ethical guidelines in their businesses too.
Given that one of the immediate associations a lot of us make to the festive time is food, we’ll start by having a look at some mouth watering options to gift something sweet to those in your life. When it comes to chocolate, we’re spoilt for choice! Our friends at Mulu and The Raw Chocolate Company are both working hard to create delicious raw, cold processed, certified organic chocolate guaranteed to delight your taste buds. The founder of the Raw Chocolate Company is consumed by a desire to ‘ensure that what we do has a positive impact on the planet, on the people and things that live on it’ and as such, all their vanilla and cacao products are fairtade. Then, to add a little more deliciousness into the mix, Booja Booja are committed to creating sweet treats that truly everyone can enjoy and are the makers of gluten, dairy and soya free ‘melt in mouth chocolate truffles and scrummy ice cream alternatives’...and are also certified organic! The only question is, what will you choose?!
But if chocolate isn’t the right choice, why not think about something beautiful to wear? Beyond Skin make the most stunning, sustainable vegan friendly shoes. With shoes for every occasion, there’s something for everyone and once you’ve switched to them, you won’t ever go back to leather! And if you’re searching for clothes, make sure you opt for faux fur, leather and snakeskin fabrics instead of the cruel real versions. Topshop, ASOS and AllSaints have all committed to only using faux alternatives so they are a great place to start.
Finally, maybe you want to give someone the gift of beautiful skin and if that’s the case than here at rawgaia Superfood Skincare, we’ve a range of products perfect for Christmas giving! We are committed to high standards in our business and we are registered with the Soil Association to COSMOS Organic Standards, Cruelty Free International and the Vegan Society. This year we’ve developed three special Christmas gift packs that are just perfect for Christmas. Choose from Organic Hemp, MSM or a Floral and give a loved one some simply stunning products that their skin will absolutely love.
So there you have it, a range of ethical gift ideas to help you along in your Christmas shopping efforts. Hopefully you’ve found this guide helpful and it’s given you a few ideas as well as introducing you to some incredible companies.
A cruelty free Christmas is not only possible, it’s looking positively luxurious!