The best list of eco-friendly gifts from Cornish brands, so you can buy sustainable presents this festive season!
We are officially starting to get excited about Christmas here at Falmouth Marine Conservation! In celebration, we have put together a gift guide for Cornwall lovers who wish to shop sustainably this year.
It's crucial now more than ever to reduce our environmental impact, and Christmas should be no exception. The problem is that it’s not always simple to choose the ideal present, particularly when keeping the planet in mind. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered, scroll to shop now!
Circular&Co use waste materials to create amazing new products, like their travel mugs (photographed below) which are also 100% recyclable! Their 100% leakproof reusable coffee cups come in a range of colours, along with 8oz and 12oz capacities. 100% recyclable and 100% leakproof, win-win.
The Cornish Seaweed Company
The Cornish Seaweed Co. has a range of products that make great meal additions, from dulse flakes to seaweed salt, the perfect gift for a foodie this Christmas. They aim to introduce edible seaweeds as an alternative healthy and sustainable food source, which also tastes good!
Cornish Seal Sanctuary
The Cornish Seal Sanctuary provide expert care for sick and injured seals and other marine animals in need of help. To support the well-being of the amazing creatures at the Cornwall Seal Sanctuary, why not adopt a seal this Christmas? An adoption includes 2 free entries to the sanctuary, certification of adoption, a photograph of your adopted animal and more!
The Wildlife Trusts
The Wildlife Trusts are a movement of independent local charities that believes that “we need nature, and it needs us”. At FMC we are proud to work alongside Cornwall Wildlife to protect our seas. The Wildlife Trust sells stylish sustainable and organic clothing, as well as ceramic mugs and art prints, they’ve got perfect stocking fillers that depict the beauty of our local wildlife.
Picture from: https://thewildlifetrustsshop.com/collection/art-prints/
SeaMaid (Laura Jackson) sells stunningly beautiful jewellery, featuring Cornish sea glass, beach pottery and gemstones. Her jewellery is inspired by her connection with the sea, with that in mind, she makes jewellery with as little environmental impact as possible. Laura achieves this by collecting glass from the shores of Cornwall and using 100% recycled sterling silver in every piece.
Image from: https://seamaid.co.uk/pages/about-seamaid
Behaviour Change Cornwall
Behaviour Change Cornwall recover ghost fishing nets and ocean plastics from around Cornwall and their team recycle what they recover into new products to ensure the plastic never re-enters the sea. One such product is their ‘Coasters For A Cleaner Coast’. Coming either as a set of 4 or 6 coasters every batch is a slightly different blend of various colours, making them a truly unique Christmas present.
The Wild Tribe Heroes Books
The Wild Tribe Heroes are a bestselling children’s book series on plastic pollution, climate change and habitat loss. The books are a great way to gently teach children about our current environmental issues in a positive and inspiring way. The series is already being used by schools, councils, and organisations to help inspire children to take action in their local communities.
Author of the bestselling series, Ellie Jackson, lives in Looe, Cornwall!
Image from: https://wildtribeheroes.com
Rooted Ocean founded in 2016/17 design, source and build sustainable gear in Cornwall, Bude. They have a range of products including backpacks. Their Strand Knapsack backpack is 100% canvas, 25L day bag, perfect for everyday life! With Rooted Ocean’s Lifetime Repair Offer, this backpack will be sure to go on many adventures with you for years to come! Other products include changing robes, boardbags, blankets and beanies, perfect gifts for someone who loves surfing or exploring beaches.
Image from: https://rootedocean.com/strand-knapsack/
Happy holidays from Falmouth Marine Conservation!