December is officially here! It's come around so quickly and it's getting to that time of year for the Secret Santa shopping! This can often be a really stressful part of gift giving, however do not fear...we've got you covered! Whether you're shopping for a work colleague, a family member or friend - we've pretty much got something for everyone. We've listed some of our favorites for you this week. All products discussed in this gift guide can be purchased either online or in store!
1. Just Trade, Brass Ribbon Triple Hoops £12.50
Just Trade have a passion for empowering marginalised artisans to ensure a better future for their families through the making and selling of beautiful products. Just Trade work with groups across India, Ecuador, Peru & Vietnam supporting, training and providing life changing opportunities to disadvantaged groups. Subtly textured ribbons of brass are wound and twisted to make this gorgeous bestselling range. All handmade by Diana, Lucila, Naty and friends from the Hope Jewellery fair trade project in Lima, Peru.
2. Vegan Soaps by Kushboo £6.50
A treat for the senses! Our range of Kushboo soaps are such a treat, without breaking the bank, whilst being respectful to nature with the environment in mind. For every bar sold, another is donated to either homeless charities, women's refugees or food banks. Supporting amazing causes like this one, is so important especially at this time of year! These Kushboo soaps make an amazing gift on their own, or you could pair with a selection of bath & body gifts too! Every Kushboo soap doesn't contain any excess packaging and with a vast range of scents - you'll be spoilt for choice!
The Art House philosophy is a desire to challenge perceptions and give a creative voice to people living with learning disabilities. Their stunning packaging and expert craft is always picked up on by our customers in store. Art House products are designed by a collective of artists living with complex epilepsy and learning disabilities. The artists work alongside instructors to create artworks which are developed into designer products for sale. Their amazing designs and functionality of all their products are the reasons why we consider Art House to be a top choice for a Secret Santa gift this year!
A new addition to Frankly! AnimallTea are a UK speciality tea company that uses 100% of their net profit to fund wildlife conservation. AnimallTea aim to be the greenest tea company on the planet with sustainability built into every aspect of the business. Their teas are grown by farmers who promote biodiversity and conservation. All packaging is recyclable and compostable. A great gift for animal (and tea) lovers! Includes a limited edition animal artwork print. A breakfast blend of black teas from Satemwa Estate in the highlands of Malawi. Lwiro Dawn has a rich and velvety mouthfeel. Perfect at any time of day. Served black it has notes of grape, malt and caramel. Adding milk brings out vanilla and chocolate.
What a way to treat your skin! Bloom Town always fly the flag for the planet and we love the natural scents within all their products. As one of the first brands in the UK to go 100% Palm Oil Free, we love their ethos and passion to always put the planet first. Their packaging is 100% recyclable too! These products really are the perfect pamper gifts this Christmas. The Grove Body Scrub contains 100% natural ingredients with your skin in mind. These are such a great cosy Christmas treat!
Printed on 100% organic cotton our t-shirt features the iconic Frankly circle, the circle that is at the center of everything that we do. By becoming part of this circle you are helping to change lives, empower women & widen the circle's reach.
A unisex fit for a relaxed look, simply roll the sleeves (if that's your thing) & throw on with some denim.
7. Shuku Paper Star Kit from Art Star £10.00
Not only do Art Star decorations look amazing but they add the perfect sustainable festive touch to any home. Created by Designer Jo Hill, all Art Star products are made from responsible sourced trees, with 100% recyclable packaging too. They really do add something different to that Secret Santa gift and at only £10 per star, they don't break the bank either. The Shuku Paper Star Kit is made in collaboration with designer and artist Natascha Maksimovic. We love this collaboration and couldn't recommend this kit highly enough!
Vent for Change are a Bristol based sustainable stationary company who support childhood education worldwide. This amazing cause is not only local (and we love that!) but with their beautiful range of notebooks, pens and other stationary, a Vent for Change product is the perfect gift for a Secret Santa gift whilst not breaking the bank! These recycled Leather Notebooks, add a personal touch that's also practical - and we love gifts that you can use all year round!
Candles can often be the perfect gift for Secret Santa. These Recycled Glass Soy Candles mean that you can get someone a meaningful gift this year and consider the Environment too! Not only do these candles last ages, they look amazing when on display and create them warm, festive and cosy feeling that we all crave in the winter time. The packaging means that this gift is 100% recyclable and a way that you can add to your ethical gift shopping this year!
10. Wedgie Door Stopper - Freeda £18.00
We love our Freeda wedgies in store! These ones really pop on the shelves and are a great (& hilarious!) Secret Santa gift that would work for pretty much any occasion. There are so many to choose from and with the amazing production and ethos behind the brand, we we're so keen to know more. The team are so clearly dedicated to providing support and opportunity in rural communities. We are really proud to support such a great cause at Frankly.
'It is always very important for us to communicate the hand painted nature of our goods to our stockists and customers. We do not wish to mass produce in a factory, as the heart of our production is inside the rural communities, which means a slower process but we prefer to focus on purpose rather than solely on profit.'
We hope you've enjoyed our selection of Gifts for your Secret Santa and it's given you some inspiration on ways to shop more consciously this year! For more information about any of the products discussed in this weeks gift guide, head over to our website (frankly.store) or visit us in store.