Eco-Friendly Christmas Gift Guide

Hellooo, I’m taking part in Etsy Made Local-Preston and I’m very excited about it! It will be my first time selling there, but if it is anything like last year it sounds like it is going to be a wonderful event! There are so many amazing makers taking part, I thought I’d give you a little sneak peek and put together a gift guide, to help you get a head start with all of your Christmas shopping.

Also, you may have already guessed from my ‘very’ creative title, that everything I have shared is eco-friendly in one way or other. Whether it’s made from recycled materials, it’s cruelty free or made from eco-friendly alternatives each maker is doing their little bit to help to save the planet!

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Blenheim Candles

Hand poured soy wax candles and melts, in a wonderful range of different scents, the Pepper and Sandalwood sounds divine!

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Amazing artwork created from salvaged materials and personal items can even be included in the bespoke commissioned pieces.

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Hand made, cruelty free and zero waste beauty products for both men and women, what could be better?

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A wonderful and eclectic mix of hand made future heirlooms, created from a range of recycled materials.


Beautiful jewellery featuring Seaham sea glass which is collected during long walks along the coastline and is all hand made on a lovely narrow boat.

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Cute clothing for all of the family and every occasion, printed with eco friendly inks.


Beautiful and unique gifts made from reclaimed materials such as old light bulbs.

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Hand knitted reusable makeup wipes and body buffers made from 100% cotton, the perfect way to cut down on waste.

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A lovely range of hand knitted gloves and scarves along with these cute little purses made from recycled fabric.

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Super cute and fun clothing for children which is all handmade and organic.

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Amazing industrial and rustic furniture made from reclaimed timber.


Fun and quirky gifts made from recycled tin and wood.

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A beautiful collection of scarves and organic cotton tote bags.


Stunning and one of a kind crystal and copper jewellery with recycled elements.


Zero waste advocates creating lovely climbing accessories made from climbing rope and other recycled materials.

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Last and hopefully not least is me! I specialise in custom watercolour paintings, prints and personalised greetings cards. I use vegan friendly paints and paper (not all art products are V.F.) 100% recycled card and just generally recycle as much as I can.

If you’re in the area do come along to Etsy Made Local next month, it would be lovely to meet you, but if not I hope my little Eco-Friendly Christmas Gift Guide has been helpful :-)

Carla x

Designed and painted by (me) Carla Gebhard Designs

Designed and painted by (me) Carla Gebhard Designs