We round up the best sustainable, organic and eco-friendly Christmas gifts for both new mums and babies this season.
When it comes to sustainability, even small changes can help make a positive impact on the environment. Plus, organic clothing and toys are much kinder to the skin, especially babies, due to the absence of harmful chemicals.
So, whether you’re shopping from small businesses or thinking more mindfully about what you’re gifting, we’ve come up with the ultimate list of eco-friendly gifts from fantastic brands that are doing their little bit for the planet.
Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Gifts for New Mums
If Only If Nightwear Matching Mama and Child Nightwear
[Review by Kate Freud]
There’s a reason that feminine, comfortable night dresses have been around for centuries, and they don’t come much prettier than the timeless designs from If Only If Nightwear. With simple yet effortlessly beautiful designs and exceptional craftsmanship, they are made from the lightest materials for guaranteed comfort.
The family brand, founded in 2011 chooses only the finest cotton and silk to make their dresses, which are available in sizes for children from 2 – 10 and adult sizes. Using these 100% natural, breathable materials not only ensures a comfortable night’s sleep but they are sustainable and biodegradable which plays to the brand’s eco conscious ethos.
They have also used the same New Delhi factory to make the dresses since the company began, which is SEDEX certified to protect the people working in their supply chain and maintain high social and environmental working conditions. Everyone is paid above the living wage, insurance and pensions are given to all, and hours are limited to 8 hours a day.
Beyond Nine Laura Drop Arm Jumpsuit, £95
This bestselling Laura Jumpsuit from Beyond Nine has been made in wonderfully soft 100% organic cotton sweatshirt fleece with GOTS-certified organic cotton and dyes. The perfect throw-on piece for a busy new mum.
KinKind Make Me SHINE! Set, £18
Give an eco gift this Christmas, with KinKind’s new plastic-free travel gift sets. Choose from the brand’s range of shampoo and conditioner bars that are specially tailored to meet an array of hair and skin needs, with 12 different sets available.
Each set comes with two travel tins, making the bars easy to store at home and carry with you whether you’re heading to the gym, pool or on holiday! What’s more, each bar saves two plastic bottles.
Batch #001 Mama Healing Gift Set, £89
Featuring full-size products: Stretch Mark & Scar Oil (formulated with 100% natural, organic and pregnancy-safe oils, including Organic Argan and Rosehip, to encourage supple skin, boost collagen and increase skin elasticity), Salt & Oil Bath Soak with Organic Tea Tree and Lavender, and Organic Beeswax Balm with Organic Tea Tree and Lavender. Presented in a cute Batch Bee Bag.
Isla Day Forest Green Pyjamas, £95
These classic Isla Day pyjamas make the perfect sustainable Christmas gift, in a festive forest green colourway and embroidered with the word ‘joy’ on the pocket. They are also made with 95% sustainable and eco-friendly Modal Cotton.
Plus, 10% of profits from these Joy pyjamas will be donated to Mind, the mental health charity supporting services and raising awareness for mental health causes in the UK.
Dreamgazer Designs Initial Stamp Necklace, £30
This delicate personalised handmade initial necklace is made from recycled silver and is hammered down with a stamped letter of your choice and packaged in a sustainable jute bag or recycled cardboard gift box making this a thoughtful present for a loved one.
Please note this treasure is made to order, which means each piece is beautifully unique.
Veja Campo ChromeFree Leather Low-top Trainers, £120
These trendy Veja trainers are constructed from smooth Chromefree leather tanned in Brazil using no chrome, heavy metals or dangerous acids delivering a more sustainable product. The vulcanised sole is compromised of bio-based and recycled amazon rubber, rice waste and recycled rubber with a tech lining made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. Perfect for the on-the-go mum!
Loft & Daughter Mama Signet Ring, £85
Celebrating mother figures in all shapes & forms, the Mama ring is the perfect gift for new mums. The sale of each ring supports Seva Mandir, a charity fighting malnutrition in some of Rajasthan’s most vulnerable children. Made from 22ct gold vermeil (a thick 2.5 micron coating of 22ct gold electroplated onto recycled sterling silver for a long-lasting finish).
Kind Bag Pouches Set of 3, £24
These zip pouches are ideal for on-the-go or organising at home. The three different sizes make it easy to neatly pack a bag or organise your ‘bits and bobs’ and store everything from travel essentials and stationery to makeup and clothes.
They even lay flat when not in use making it easy to take them with your wherever you go. Each bag is made from old plastic bottles destined for the oceans or landfill and vegan and cruelty-free!
KOHA Beauty Relaxation Gift Set, £24
Give the gift of relaxation with this soothing set of products, using mellow essential oils and gentle ingredients, to help them unwind and relax the mind. Perfect for anyone who needs some R&R in their lives, like new mums or always-on-the-go friends. This gift set includes a Lavender Herb candle, a Stardust soap bar, and a pretty cotton candle bag.
Tiba + Marl Elwood Changing Rucksack, £150
This gorgeous baby changing backpack offers everything you’d want from a changing bag – it’s roomy and practical, with the added bonus of being made from 100% recycled material! It has wipe-clean lining, an insulated bottle holder and two front zips to pack in all the essentials.
It also comes with a removable clutch, a padded changing mat and an easy buggy attachment. The padded straps mean it’s comfortable to wear and the classic black leather design means it will go with every outfit!
SBRI Wild Thing Card Holder, £65
Handmade from sustainably sourced, premium quality British leather and made in the UK, this funky slimline leather card holder carries all your essential cards in one place: credit cards, ID cards, travel cards – ready to go. Available in five colourful styles and personalised with gold foil stamping.
fiils Pomelo Hair Duo, £26
Carbon-neutral British brand, fiils, has been at the forefront of the refill-not-landfill beauty and personal care movement since launch last year. The brand is dedicated to preserving the planet and reducing single-use beauty products, with customers able to return & recycle their products for free, as well as offering a subscription model for repeat purchasing (and sustainable savings!)
Fiils offers naturally scented hair and body products, featuring four fragrant choices: Rose, Coconut, Pomelo and Lemongrass – with benefits for every hair and skin type.
Tala Skinluxe High Waisted Side Pocket Leggings, £54
These side pocket leggings by Tala, influencer Grace Beverley’s lifestyle brand, are here to solve all your pocket-less problems. It’s the gym legging to rival all other gym leggings.
Designed to be super functional with a handy side pocket perfect for holding your phone and other essentials – the ultimate gym and on-the-go leggings. Plus, they come in three more sleek colourways to suit any style.
Hotel Chocolat Classic Christmas Sleekster Box, £24.50
Who doesn’t love chocolate? Especially at Christmas! Hotel Chocolat laid out its first Planet Pledge in 2017, which set out targets of ensuring 100 per cent of packaging would be compostable, recyclable or reusable by 2021.
The cacao is sourced from an organic, eco-conscious farm in Saint Lucia, as well as from Ghana and sustainable co-operatives in Latin America and the wider Caribbean. Care is taken to ensure traceability and prosperity for these farms, as well as ensuring farming communities are supported. This box is also available in a vegan-friendly version too!
Beyond Nine Billie Bag, £65
This 100% organic cotton oversized bag is suitable for all of life’s adventures, with or without baby. The straps fit over buggy handles so it can be kept on the back of the buggy for all those everyday things you need to hand (cue muslins, wet wipes, nappies, dummies, keys, wallet, phone, spare clothes, snacks, toys etc). Simple, unfussy thoughtful design that is functional whilst still being striking. Internal pocket for easy access to your phone, wallet and more.
Selfmade Original Candle Gift Set, £50
Selfmade Candle is an independent, black-owned home fragrance brand that uses quality 100% vegan-friendly soy wax and essential oils – used to promote positive emotions and deep relaxation.
What makes these candles particularly special, is that once you’re finished with your candle, you can give it a new lease of life by planting your label in the same candle jar and grow some poppies!
Green People Organic Babies Skin Relief Kit, £23.50
A skin-comforting organic mother and baby gift set featuring Scent Free Baby Wash & Shampoo- a gentle, eczema-friendly bath wash for baby’s first baths and washing sensitive skin after childbirth with no SLS or fragrance, and Scent Free Mum & Baby Rescue Balm- a gentle, organic rescue balm for mum and baby to share.
It can be used pre-birth for perineal massage or post-birth on sore nipples and baby’s dry skin.
Chilly’s X Liberty London Bottle Series 2, £36
This Series 2 Chilly’s bottle is in collaboration with Liberty, and features one of their iconic prints for a fashionable finish. This gift with help the recipient to be more mindful about plastic, as using one of these means less single-use plastic is being used! Perfect for on-the-go.
Myrtle & Maud Postpartum Hair Growth Mask, £20
Postpartum hair loss is very common, this Hair Growth Mask includes pea sprout extract which works like a superfood for the hair, packed with nutrients to help improve hair, packed with nutrients to help improve hair density.
Storksak Eco Stroller Bag Black, £55
This 2-in-1 stroller organiser and compact changing bag simply has it all. Crafted from recycled nylon manufactured from post-consumer waste, the stylish outer features four pockets for easy storage of essentials while the spacious interior can house all items needed for parent and baby and includes an insulated bottle sleeve.
Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Gifts for Babies
Wee Gallery Ocean Activity Pad, £34.95
Keep babies entertained and stimulated with the Wee Gallery Ocean Activity Pad. Made from soft organic cotton, it features a variety of sensory stimulators from high-contrast graphics, crinkly items, a rattle, a squeak and an Eco-Certified maple wood teething ring. It’s designed for newborns up to 12 months and is perfect for tummy time.
Isla & Fraser Organic Cotton Baby Blanket, £38
This exceptionally soft organic cotton blanket in sage green by Isla & Fisher is thermoregulating, breathable, and gentle on delicate newborn skin. The brand was awarded Gold for ‘Best Baby Blanket’ in the Organic Baby Awards 2022.
My Little Green Wardrobe Christmas Baby Gift Set, £48
Moonie Humming Organic Bear Night Light, £64.95
Ensure a little one sleeps peacefully and undisturbed with the Moonie Humming Organic Bear Night Light. Made from organic cotton with a recycled filling which is kind to our planet. The night light has seven different colours to suit little one’s needs.
It is programmed with five natural pink noise sounds and a gentle lullaby. The night light has a smart cry detector that senses when a little one stirs and plays them pink noise to settle them back to sleep!
Sophie La Girafe So Pure Bath Toy, £15
Make bathtime fun with this cute, retro-style Sophie La Girafe floating bath toy. Sophie is very soft, flexible and safe for chewing so perfect for soothing baby’s sore gums during teething. She is also conveniently shaped like a buoy, making her easy for little hands to grasp for lots of good clean fun!
This little eco-friendly toy is traditionally made in France from 100% natural rubber derived from the sap of the Malaysian Hevea tree, a renewable resource and coloured with non-toxic, food-grade paints.
Kaloo Carré Douceur Doudou Bear Night-Owl, £14.99
Made of recycled materials and stuffing from plastic bottles that would otherwise lie in landfill, the super cute comforters are 100% eco-friendly and make for a very special sustainable surprise for any new arrival!
Shangri-La X plaay? X Make a Wish Foundation Wooden Tiger Toy
In time for the festive season, Shangri-La and plaay? are creating the perfect gifts with sustainably handmade wooden toys inspired by the Lunar Year of the Tiger to raise funds for Make-A-Wish International across the Middle East, Europe, India, and Canada.
Available exclusively at select Shangri-La hotels from mid-October to the end of January 2023, the tiger toy is the perfect gift for the festive season. The tiger is handmade, created from sustainably sourced oak, hand painted with non-toxic paint, and a tail consisting of naturally sourced rustic twine and black beads for eyes.
Available to buy from selected Shangri-La hotels now
The Little Green Sheep Wooden Baby Play Gym & Charms Set, £79.95
This beautifully made hand-oiled A-Frame Baby Gym is as natural as it gets! Complete with four adorable detachable charms, it’s perfect for your little one to explore in the home or on the go. The frame is made from 100% certified sustainable Birch wood and the charms feature certified organic cotton.
Polarn O. Pyret Stripe Baby All-In-One, £22
From iconic Scandi brand Polarn O. Pyret, iconic stripey outfits are essential from day one. Coming in an array of gorgeous hues, as well as the brand’s original shades of red, grey and navy, there is something for everyone.
Made from the softest GOTS organic cotton, little ones aged 0-12 can enjoy getting cosy with their parents too, as they all come adult sizes, meaning twinning for the whole family!
KinKind’s Plastic-free Travel Gift Sets
Give an eco-friendly gift this Christmas with KinKind’s new plastic-free travel gift sets, from just £18. Choose from the brand’s range of shampoo, conditioner, bodywash and moisturiser bars that are tailored to meet an array of hair and skin needs, with 12 different sets available.
Sets for hair include the dandruff-busting CLEAR My Head! bars, extra hydrating Give Me MORE! bars for coarse and curly hair, or My PLATINUM Touch! purple bars formulated for blondes and greys. Give skin some pampering with the MOISTURISE Me! set including two moisturiser bars, or the Make Me SMILE! set comprising bodywash and moisturiser bars.
Each set coms with two travel tins, making the bars easy to store at home and carry with you whether you’re heading to the gym, pool or on holiday. What’s more, each bar saves two 250ml plastic bottles. Shop the range at KinKind.co.uk.
Nala’s Baby Luxury Gift Set, £54.99
Nala’s Baby is a newly launched brand for newborns and upwards. The range, which is made in Britain, is proudly dermatologist-approved, paediatrician-approved, cruelty-free, vegan, eczema friendly, tear-free and fully recyclable.
Nala’s Baby Luxury Gift Set is the full skin and hair care range from the brand, packed with carefully picked nutrients to protect your little one’s sensitive skin and delicate scalp from top to toe. This set also includes a 100% cotton hooded towel, 100% vegan wooden brush and comb.
Each Peach Baby Frilly Organic Baby Socks Gift Box, £18
These cute organic cotton frilly baby socks keep little feet protected and look oh-so pretty with ruffle detail on the ankles in two sweet shades. This ribbon gift box has six pairs in either ivory or peachy pink – the perfect gift for a baby girl. Made from 100% organic cotton, they are super soft and breathable and a new baby essential.
Kit & Kin All-in-One and Hat Bundle, £37.98
The cutest outfit for a little one, all made from sustainably sourced 100% organic cotton. This super soft and durable onesie keeps baby comfy from day to night and is extra gentle on their skin.
Delicately designed with a handy zip up front for easy changing, this stylish all-in-one pairs perfectly with our adorable chunky knit hat to keep their head warm and cosy all day long.
Pebble My First Bunny Rattle, £13.50
This cute crochet bunny is sure to quickly become a baby’s most trusty companion- a comforter, rattle and teether all in one. It’s hand crocheted from soft organic cotton and is the perfect size for little hands to shake! This little bunny is made entirely by hand through a WFTO-certified fair trade producer in Bangladesh.
MORI Organic Cotton Gingerbread Sweatshirt, £26
Made in the softest organic cotton, this cute Gingerbread Sweatshirt by MORI is an ideal extra layer for chilly festive days. With added poppers for sizes up to two years to make dressing a little simpler, this jumper is available for little ones from three months to five years old. The perfect sustainable Christmas present for any little one.
Green People Organic Babies Newborn Collection, £47.50
Give the gift of goodness this Christmas with this gentle collection of four certified organic products harnessing the natural benefits of Aloe Vera, Chamomile and Calendula to soothe and nourish baby’s delicate skin.
This is the latest bundle of joy to join Green People’s award-winning Organic Babies range and provides new parents with a readymade skincare routine which can be used during pregnancy right through to baby’s first bath and beyond.
MORI Wooden Rattle Ring, £12
Made from natural FSC beech wood & MDF, this Wooden Rattle Ring has been painted with non-toxic paints making it safe for babies and durable too. It’s designed to stimulate the senses and encourage fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and cause-and-effect reasoning. It’s been made so it’s easy to grip and shake for little hands!
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