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Sustainable Gifting this Christmas

Sustainable Gifting this Christmas

The lead up to Christmas can often feel overwhelming with the onslaught of festive advertising starting before Halloween has even finished.  If the consumerism overload has you feeling stressed this year (on top of everything else!) please don't worry, you are not alone.

We know that our customers are increasingly looking for both ethical and sustainable gift options in a shift away from spending on more throw away items throughout the Christmas period.  But what does sustainable gifting mean and why should you do it?

We are big believers in treasuring memories and a lot of our designs feature photographs or text that capture these happy life moments.  When you give a gift that has thought and meaning you know that the recipient will treasure it and it won't end up in landfill in January! 

As well as creating long lasting gifts we also ensure that our materials are as sustainable as possible and are always looking into ways to improve, whether it be our recyclable packaging or our commitment to plant a tree for every order placed. Why not check out our ethics and sustainability page right here for more details on how we create gifts that are mindful of our beautiful little planet.

If sustainable gifting is at the forefront of your mind this Christmas we have put together a little gift guide for you to make life a little easier:

The preservation of wildlife is, rightly so, being talked about more and more and one key creature is the humble bee! For every 'This Cup Of Tea Saves The Bees' Ceramic Mugs sold we make a donation to bee conservation, to help protect bees for the future.

The mug also comes with one organic, plastic free, unbleached tea bag, wrapped in a recyclable paper envelope - making a great eco friendly gift for a loved one.

If bees aren't your thing...how about trees! Our colourful "Tree Towels" (nothing like a good pun!) are made from 100% cotton, and for each towel sold we work with our reforestation partners to plant one tree in an area of the world that needs them most, helping to keep the planet clean as well as your dishes!

Staying on the tree theme, all the wood used for our wood block designs are sourced from sustainably managed forests.  Our photo wood blocks are some of our best selling designs but brand new is this Personalised Solid Oak Wooden Arch Photo Block. Whether it's a favourite wedding photo, a memory from a special holiday or just a happy family snap, it will look great on our photo blocks and will capture the moment for a lifetime.

Is it a bit obvious we really like trees?!  Our super popular 'A Tree for your Tree' Personalised Tree planting Decoration is the ultimate sustainable gift for the eco warrior in your life.  Research shows that planting trees is the biggest and most economical way to tackle climate change. This eco friendly Christmas decoration will not only act as a tree to adorn a Christmas tree, it also symbolises a new tree planted in an area of the world that needs it most.

If you are shopping sustainably this Christmas we'd like to say a BIG thank you, although it may not feel like it, little changes like this can make the world of difference!

Merry Sustainable Christmas from The Drifting Bear Co. 
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