Christmas is inevitably a time when we spend more money and buy more things as we search for the perfect gifts for our friends and family, but buying products that will either go to waste or that are made from harmful materials does take a toll on the environment.
Thankfully, an increasing number of people are becoming more conscious about the environmental impact of their purchases and whether they are sustainable or ethical, which is why we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite natural Christmas gifts.
Christmas is right in the middle of the coldest time of the year, and nothing is quite as comforting on those winter days as snuggling up in bed. Give someone the gift of cosiness this Christmas with some beautifully made natural bedding.
Not only are you being more eco-conscious by not buying synthetic and chemically-treated alternatives, but also promoting a better night’s sleep, as natural fibres are more breathable and luxurious, ensuring temperature control and comfort in equal measure.
Sticking with the cosy theme, how about a beautiful throw as one of your natural Christmas gifts? Throws are a great way to liven up a bed or to wrap around yourself while watching a festive film. Our Organic Wool Throw is a thick, cosy throw hand-woven from 100% wool sourced from organic sheep farms. These throws look lovely layered over a bed or tucked up on the sofa for chilly evenings.
The Devon Hills Throw is another great option for a Christmas gift. These throws are hand woven on traditional looms from threads of 100% Organic cotton. The organically dyed threads are brought together into a waffle pattern that is tactile to the touch and will add a smart finishing touch to any bed or sofa.
Sometimes it is hard to put your finger on what is missing from a room when you’ve bought all the essentials. If you’re looking to buy a present for someone with this conundrum ,then why not add a luxurious touch to their bedroom with this beautiful lambskin pouffe?
Available in a selection of colours and filled with natural sheepskin, this soft and comfy pouffe is the perfect seat or footstool. The lambskin pouffe is also a great option if you are trying to avoid buying furnishings made from synthetic materials.
Here at Naturalmat, we are champions of healthy sleep, but there is more to getting a blissful night’s rest than just a natural mattress and bedding set. This is why a sleep candle makes a perfect natural Christmas gift.
The Sleep Scent One Candle creates a relaxing, spa-like experience at home. A combination of vegetable and mineral waxes are blended with 100% natural essential oils and hand-poured for us in Cornwall by sustainable, specialist chandlers at the St Eval Candle Company, who have been mastering the art of candle-making for over 25 years.
Naturalmat gift cards
If you’re not sure what gift to get, but you know the recipient would love something natural, sustainable and expertly crafted, why not let them choose their own product with one of our gift cards, giving them the freedom to redeem the card against any product on our website or in our showrooms.
Similarly, if the recipient has a newborn or child, why not get them a nursery gift card so that they can kit out their little one’s bedroom with anything they need to make the perfect sleep haven.
If you’re trying to be more mindful of your purchases this year, or you know someone that would appreciate something sustainable this Christmas time, then why not choose something made with natural materials and exceptional quality?