By Lucia Fontaina Powell
Welcome to the Dr Jackson’s guide to having a
conscious Christmas. Read on to discover our favourite sustainable Christmas gift ideas and tips for celebrating more mindfully. 

This year’s festive season will undoubtedly be more joyful than the last two years—and here at Dr Jackson’s, we intend to celebrate in style. 
That said, many of us will be more mindful about how we spend our time, money and the planet’s resources this Christmas. So we’ve curated our favourite ideas for sustainable Christmas gifts and responsible revelry (without scrimping on fun or good taste).
From circular economy Christmas trees to eco friendly department stores, we’ve got you covered. 

How to have a sustainable Christmas

  1. Give back: donate to 1% For The Planet
  2. Rent a Christmas tree
  3. Use eco friendly gift wrapping
  4. Make your own Christmas decorations 
  5. Choose eco friendly travel

5 conscious Christmas gift ideas

  • Zero waste homeware
  • Eco friendly stocking fillers
  • Sustainable Christmas jumpers
  • Organic fragrance
  • Dr Jackson’s natural skincare gift sets
Read more below.

1. Donate to 1% For The Planet
True Christmas spirit is all about giving back. 1% For The Planet is a global network of businesses, individuals and environmental organisations that put people and the planet over profit. By donating yourself or on someone else’s behalf, you’re helping to solve the massive environmental crises we all face.

Donate here

P.S. Dr Jackon’s is a proud member of 1% For The Planet, through which we support The Baobab Foundation. So every time you shop our natural skincare, you’re funding education and conservation projects in rural African communities. Learn more here.

2. Rent your Christmas Tree

From holiday homes to bicycles to clothes, the rental economy is taking over. Why not Christmas trees too? With seven million trees going into landfill every year for just a few weeks of pleasure, London Christmas Tree Rental decided something had to change. They launched a service that allows you to rent and return your Christmas tree. Simply take good care of your borrowed tree while it’s in your home, then it can head back to the farm to be looked after until next year. 
Rent a tree

3. Use eco friendly gift wrapping

Ditch single use paper for more eco friendly gift wrapping ideas, like:
Conscious and chic. 

4. Make your own decorations

Trade in tinsel for natural Christmas decorations. Book a masterclass with botanist and designer Robbie Honey to learn everything there is to know about flower arrangements (and have the most elegantly bedecked home in town). 

Contact Robbie Honey

5. Choose eco friendly travel

Jetting off for the holidays? Lower your carbon footprint by choosing 100% flight-free trips with slow travel agency Byway. There’s nothing like a panoramic train journey through the Swiss Alps to get you in the Christmas spirit.

Book your trip on Byway

5 conscious Christmas gift ideas

  • Zero waste fashion homeware
Name a more timeless gift than a piece of history. Zero waste clothing and homeware brand By Walid upcycle antique textiles into one-of-a-kind furnishings. Their unique home creations, made using 18th-century French tapestries, make the perfect sustainable Christmas gift for an interiors enthusiast.
Shop By Walid
  • Eco friendly stocking fillers

For those thoughtful little extras, head to London’s first sustainable department store. The Good Store on South Molton Street specialises in brands that put the environment at their core. Browse their gift shop to fill those stockings sustainably. 

Shop The Good Store
  • Sustainable Christmas jumpers
Ah yes, the Christmas jumper. For colourful knitwear that will carry them far beyond Christmas, we recommend HADES’ alphabet knits (pick out a scarf, jumper or cardigan adorned with the first letter of their name for a personal touch). 
Championing craft and responsible design, every HADES knit is handmade in Hawick Scotland using 100% lambswool from the Yorkshire Pennines. 

Shop HADES’ Alphabet collection
  • Organic fragrance

For a staple gift with a sustainable twist, buy your beloved a golden ticket from natural fragrance atelier, Ffern. Based in Somerset, Ffern’s blended and barrel-aged fragrances are made using natural ingredients, and released in limited edition batches each season for a truly unique scent.
A golden ticket reserves your giftee two to four bottles each year.

Buy a golden ticket from Ffern
  • Natural skincare gift sets
Last but not least, what’s more generous than the gift of good skin? 
The Dr Jackson’s Christmas Shop is now open. Choose a combination of our award-winning, natural products that best suits your loved one’s skin, all pre-wrapped in sustainable packaging.

Remember, we donate 1% of our profits to The Baobab Foundation, so Dr Jackson’s is the gift you can feel good about.

Visit the Dr Jackson’s Christmas shop

We hope these sustainable gift ideas help you shop more mindfully this Christmas. And with that, we wish you a very merry—and conscious—Christmas.
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