Musings

How to have a sustainable Christmas by Roots

Katie Jennings / Roots Team / 1st Dec 2021
Katie Jennings 1st Dec 2021 Roots Team

The planet only wants one gift this Christmas!

Let us make this year our most eco-friendly and sustainable Christmas yet and opt for non-harming Christmas decorations, gifts and support local!

Not sure where to start? Don’t panic! Here are some ways to help…

Get yourself a bespoke Hand Crafted Tree at Marwood Creations - A Marwood Creations Tree is sustainably made by hand and is a natural product. You can get as experimental as you like and decorate your new tree with paint for that extra touch!

Wrap your gifts with recycled paper or fabric (Top tip – newspaper is awesome for this and gives it a rustic look).

Ditch your store-bought cards and send ‘forest-friendly’ or plantable Christmas cards instead. Support small business's at Jackson & Young and print your designs or even gift someone one of their breathtaking pieces of art! (You can also Recycle or compost your cards after Christmas or even turn them into decorations for next year).

Turn the switch to LED Christmas lights this year (Did you know that LEDs lights use up to 80% less energy than traditional ones…amazing!)

Gift a loved one something special and sustainable without compromise at Branche D'Olive - who work with World Land Trust to ensure they are working sustainably...oh and they have some absolutely beautiful fragrances!  

Invest in a reusable advent calendar (You can fill your calendar with a variety of handmade gifts to give it that personal touch)

Dare to take a dip in the sea this December? Or just take a look at Nalu Beads and bring the beach to one lucky person's jewellery collection. Not only will you be helping contribute to a local business - you will be gifting that special someone a get a custom made, personal and precious piece of surf jewellery.

Here are just a few ways to have a more sustainable Christmas – Here at Roots we take sustainability very seriously and would love for you to gift our amazing planet this December.

Katie Jennings

Katie Jennings / Operations Director

Just like the farm dogs of her childhood, Katie herds our rag tag bunch of specialists into some semblance of order. A key liaison between the agency and our clients.