Give Better with our Thoughtful, Ethical and Sustainable Gift Guide

Gift Wrap by Phoenix and Providence - Sustainable Gift Guide by Curly Carrot Pinterest Marketing

Photo by Phoenix and Providence

Welcome to our thoughtful, ethical and sustainable gift guide. Choosing gifts thoughtfully and carefully, considering who made them and where they have come from is important to us. Purchasing from small businesses, designers and makers, is the best way to bring magic to your Christmas and all year around. We’ve curated this collection of unique, handmade and consciously crafted gifts from our Curly Carrot community. We hope it inspires you to shop small and to celebrate the people behind what you buy. 

Naturally Dyed Beanies, Socks and Scarves by Kathryn Davey

Kathryn’s gorgeous accessories will keep you super warm and cosy this winter. They’re made from 100% wool, cotton and linen, and hand-dyed in Dublin using colour extracted from plants.  

“I believe in consuming less and making considered decisions when it comes to what you wear or buy for your home. Every item I sell has been dyed by hand using 100% traceable plant extracts. The process of natural dyeing is slow and labour-intensive, it takes many days to dye a product after it has been made. Our goods are made from 100% natural fibres created by individuals, small businesses and people who care about their communities and our planet.” – Kathryn Davey

kathryndavey.com

Hand dyed linen scarf by Kathryn Davey - Sustainable gift guide by Curly Carrot Pinterest marketing
Naturally Dyed Wool Socks by Kathryn Davey - Sustainable gift guide by Curly Carrot Pinterest Marketing
Hand dyed wool beanie by Kathryn Davey - Sustainable gift guide by Curly Carrot Pinterest Marketing
Naturally dyed wool socks by Kathryn Davey - Sustainable gift guide by Curly Carrot Pinterest marketing

Photos by Kathryn Davey

Midwinter Gift Box by Phoenix and Providence

Enjoy a cocooning moment of self-care, pairing this limited-edition Midwinter Bath & Body Oil with the golden glow of 100% natural beeswax candles. The beautiful seaweed infused Midwinter Bath & Body oil has been formulated for the colder months to rejuvenate dry, irritated skin, and scented to provide a revitalising moment of grounding. Phoenix and Providence make award winning organic seaweed skincare on the Isles of Scilly.

“Phoenix and Providence is about ocean wisdom and mindful living…You can’t live on the Isles of Scilly and not love the sea, it’s practically mandatory. For me, sea swimming has been a way to find some time for myself as a busy mother of two, to reconnect with nature, to create some headspace and come home to my heart. It’s where Phoenix and Providence began, the business was designed during these inspiring, soul-enriching sea dips” – Ella Mclachlan

phoenixandprovidence.co.uk

Midwinter Gift Box by Phoenix and Providence oranic seaweed skincare - Sustainable Gift Guide by Curly Carrot Pinterest marketing

Photo by Phoenix and Providence

Gift Vouchers for Jewellery Making Classes by The Quarterworkshop

Get creative in one of the jewellery making classes at the Quarterworkshop! A series of workshops run throughout the year from making silver rings to bangles with small class sizes and expert tuition as well as lots of complementary cups or tea, coffee and of course biscuits. The team at the Quarterworkshop only use 100% recycled sterling silver.

Within each class you will be given the materials and shown step by step how to make an item. You can then try the processes and techniques yourself and use the materials provided to design and make your own item of jewellery to take home and treasure. The Workshop is located within a grade II listed Victorian building  in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham UK.

thequarterworkshop.com

Jewellery classes at The Quarterworkshop studio - Sustainable gify guide by Curly Carrot Pinterest Marketing
Vouchers for jewellery classes at The Quarterworkshop - ustainable gift guide by Curly Carrot Pinterest Marketing
Jewellery classes at The Quarterworkshop in Birmingham - Sustainable gift guide by Curly Carrot
Make your own silver bangle at the Quarterworkshop - Sustainable gift guide by Curly Carrot

Photos by The Quarterworkshop

Organic Sweatshirts and Hoodies for Kids & Adults by Mutha.Hood

Gorgeous sweatshirts and hoodies that feel like a hug. Made with organic cotton and either manufactured in a female-led factory in Portugal, or screen printed using eco-friendly inks here in the UK.

Mutha.Hood, the home of the Original Strong Girls Club, is a community-led brand with the main aim of encouraging women and girls to know the power of their voice through thoughtful and sustainable fashion.

muthahoodgoods.com

Organic sweatshirt for kids by MuthaHood - Sustainable gift guide by Curly Carrot blog post
Organic hoodie for kids by MuthaHood - Sustainable gift guide by Curly Carrot blog post
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Organic sweatshirt for adults by MuthaHood - Sustainable gift guide by Curly Carrot blog post

Photos by Mutha.Hood

Handmade Linen Pouches by Sarah Becvar Design

These gorgeous linen pouches have been freehand machine embroidered by Sarah, so each one is unique. The fabric is constructed in a luxurious, cream linen and lined with the most beautiful Liberty print cotton. Beautifully made and hand-finished, each pouch is cut to a slim, flat silhouette that’s guaranteed to keep your everyday essentials firmly in place and protected.

Sarah is a textile artist specialising in freehand machine embroidery. Her designs are heavily influenced by the natural environment surrounding her garden studio in the weald of Sussex, situated down the lane from her family farm where she spent many of her childhood days walking through fields and woodland surrounding the farm, gathering armfuls of wildflowers and sketching them.

sarahbecvardesign.com

Freehand machine embroidered linen pouch by Sarah Becvar Design - ethical and sustainable gift guide by Curly Carrot
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Freehand machine embroidered linen pouch by Sarah Becvar Design 01

Photos by Sarah Becvar Design

First Print Issue by heiter Magazine

The theme of the first issue is ‘New Beginnings’. It features 96 pages of carefully selected interviews, e.g. with the fresh new interior brand Luizzo and clothing rental business Kleiderei, editorial and nature photography, illustrations, essays, recipes and features as well as poetry and a short story that all tie in with the theme.

“Heiter is a magazine that is all about helping you find and celebrate joyful moments in daily life. The changing seasons, community, sustainable fashion and conscious living are just a few of the things that make me heiter (that’s German for cheerful); what makes you heiter?” – Katharina, founder of heiter magazine

heitermagazine.com

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Photo by heiter Magazine

Limited Edition Fine Art Prints Inspired by Nature by The Wildwood Moth

Beautiful limited edition giclee fine art prints by Alice Tatham – The Wildwood Moth. Printed on 290gsm museum grade fine art paper with a white border surrounding each image. Each print is embossed with The Wildwood Moth Logo. The Prints are A4 sized and sold individually. They come unframed and are wrapped in eco-friendly packaging.

Alice is a photographer, seasonal storyteller and content creator who loves capturing evocative imagery of the ever-evolving changes in nature along the Jurassic coast. “I find such solace in daily walks capturing on camera everyday moments in time and changes of season- cow parsley-filled hedgerows, bluebell woods and the way the changing light falls on the sea. Photography has been a passion throughout my life. I honestly believe that being outside in nature and taking the time to notice the small things really does bring true happiness” – Alice Tatham

thewildwoodmoth.co.uk

Limited edition prints inspired by nature by The Wildwood Moth - Sustainable gift guide by Curly Carrot Pinterest marketing
Spring flowers on the beach by The Wildwood Moth - Sustainable gift guide by Curly Carrot

Photos by The Wildwood Moth

Handmade Contemporary Tableware by Lewes Map Store

A beautiful curated collection of contemporary tableware of consciously crafted pieces made from clay, wood and brass, ethically sourced from independent UK makers and artists, including Selwyn House, Raz Maker, KT Robbins Ceramics and Windmill Pottery. Every order will be carefully gift-wrapped and shipped using eco-friendly packaging.

“We seek out items which are made by people with a passion for what they do, and who share our love for traditional craftsmanship, sustainable design and timeless quality. We’re proud to be part of the movement towards a more responsible consumerism and know our customers appreciate items which are consciously crafted and ethically sourced.” – Dörte Januszewski, co-founder of Lewes Map Store.

lewesmapstore.co.uk

Handmade ceramic breakfast bowl - Sustainable gift guide by Curly Carrot Pinterest marketing
English oak plate and butter knife by Selwyn House at Lewes Map Store - Sustainable gift guide
Porcelain Vase by KT Robbins Ceramics - Sustainable gift guide by Curly Carrot
Raz Maker Tea Strainer - Sustainable gift guide by Curly Carrot Pinterest Marketing

Photos by Lewes Map Store

Handmade Wall Quilts by Excell Quilt Co.

Stunning modern quilted wall hangings that have been handcrafted using improvised quilting techniques to create a unique piece of textile art for your walls.

Excell Quilt Co. is the studio of Kayleigh Excell, designer and creator of modern quilted art and goods inspired by the natural world. With a signature collection of abstract landscape designs, each piece is handcrafted in the UK to add a little wanderlust to your space.

excellquiltco.com

Wall quilts by Excell Quilt Co - Sustainable gift guide by Curly Carrot Pinterest marketing

Photo by Excell Quilt Co.

Online Art Journaling Classes & Kits by Abby Monroe

Explore Abby’s online art journaling classes and kits. As well as the class video you will also receive a lovely set of printables to use to make your journal cover and pages.

Abby Monroe is an artist, creative guide, and teacher, bringing you confidence, inspiration, and mindset you need to live your life as a heart-centred creative. “My ultimate wish – Helping you find your creative voice, guiding the way to your inner whisper, and seeing you share your unique light.” – Abby Monroe

abbymonroe.co.uk

art journaling with Abby Monroe - Sustainable gift guide by Curly Carrot
art journaling with Abby Monroe

Photos by Abby Monroe

Honey & Light Gift Box by The Sussex Bee

Experience the full wonder of the beehive with a Honey & Light Gift Box. This beautiful gift box includes: 1 x Pair Hand Dipped Sussex Beeswax Short Candles, 1 x Sussex Wildflower Runny Honey, 1 x English Borage Honey, 1 x English Ling Heather Honey, 1 x Tasting Notes Card. All of The Sussex Bee honey is unpasteurised and from their own bees. It is harvested with care and jarred by hand in small batches.

The Sussex Bee is a small-scale apiary, nestled in the heart of Sussex, run by Lia, in partnership with over 1 million bees. Having tended to bees since childhood, Lia has learned the art of beekeeping from her father, who has cared for honeybees for over fifty years – and still does so to this day.

thesussexbee.co.uk

The Sussex Bee honey and candle gift box

Photo by The Sussex Bee

Limited Edition Fine Art Prints Inspired by Wild & Garden Flowers by Wild About Here

Kriss MacDonald captures the beauty of nature in her botanical art photography, now available in exclusive fine art print collections in Wild About Here. She creates seasonal tales featuring wild and garden flowers. Kriss is an American-British photographer and visual artist currently living in the Algarve, Portugal. Her work has been published in magazines, exhibited in the Algarve, and licensed internationally.

“I began creating botanical art compositions with real flowers and nature finds when I was living in the middle of a thousand-acre nature reserve in southeast England. Daily I would take walks following paths, streams, and animal trails through the woods, by the lake, and fields, learning where each wildflower grew in the different seasons…” – Kriss MacDonald

wildabouthere.com

Limited edition prints by Kriss MacDonald

Photo by Kriss MacDonald

Handprinted Linen Towels by LUSOPHILE

These gorgeous handmade linen towels are light and durable, perfect for beach days, picnics or wall-art. They’re made from medium thick raw linen, and handprinted with lino-cut stamps and textile paint in a studio in Lisbon.

LUSOPHILE is an independent Portuguese lifestyle brand based in the UK. They carefully select ethical and sustainable homeware, clothing, gifts and accessories from independent brands, family-run businesses and independent makers with quality craftsmanship, timeless style and great design in mind.

lusophile.co.uk

Lusophile Amidst Studios Linen Towel | Curly Carrot Sustainable Gift Guide
Lusophile Amidst Studios Linen Towel | Curly Carrot Sustainable Gift Guide
Lusophile Amidst Studios Linen Towel | Curly Carrot Sustainable Gift Guide

Photos by LUSOPHILE

More Pinterest Help

Check out our Pinterest For Business Online Course, One-To-One Pinterest Coaching and Free Recourses that show you why Pinterest works and how to implement an effective strategy.

“I’ve completed the course and found it super useful, and already I’ve more than doubled my monthly unique viewers and am seeing much more traffic to my website! yay!”

Caroline Rowland | Editor of 91 Magazine
Caroline Rowland | Editor of 91 Magazine @91magazine

” This online course was refreshingly achievable and incredibly helpful for getting a comprehensive jumpstart on Pinterest. If you have been meaning to get a handle on Pinterest this is a fantastic place to start. ”

Kathryn Davey | Designer and Natural Dyer
Kathryn Davey | Designer and Natural Dyer @kathryn_davey

“I highly recommend this online course to anyone looking to understand more about Pinterest and how it can help to market your small business. I’ve learnt so much on how to use Pinterest more strategically. It has really helped me focus on my brand!”

Zoë Power | Photographer + Designer
Zoë Power | Photographer + Designer@zoepower

“I would recommend Curly Carrot to any small business, Georgie and Dörte share plenty of practical, achievable advice on how to maximise a potential audience on Pinterest through simple steps and personalised feedback.”

Julia Smith ~ Photographer | Humphrey & Grace
Julia Smith ~ Photographer | Humphrey & Grace @humphreyandgrace

“I found the online Pinterest course so useful and I’m totally amazed that I’m starting to see results so quickly”

 Louise Tilbrook | Knitter, blogger + designer
Louise Tilbrook | Knitter, blogger + designer@louisetilbrookdesigns

“I’ve just signed up to your course. Only two lessons in and I’m already making improvements to my Pinterest feed! Can’t wait to see the rest ? ”

Kayleigh Excell | Kindred Quilting
Kayleigh Excell | Kindred Quilting@kindredquiltingco

“The Pinterest Workshop was delivered in a chilled out, collaborative setting. We were taught the technical ways of Pinterest in a very easy to understand way. I would highly recommend to anyone looking to get under the skin of this app which can offer such good returns on investment. .”

Bex Partridge | Botanical Tales
Bex Partridge | Botanical Tales @botanical_tales

Although I actively embrace all forms of social media for myself and my clients, I have previously only ‘dabbled’ in Pinterest. It was after taking part in one of Dörte’s Pinterest coaching sessions that I truly began to find the love. Understanding that Pinterest is more of a search engine than a social media platform, and creating content that really works and drives traffic has been part of this journey.

Ali Clifford | Incredibusy
Ali Clifford | Incredibusy@incredibusy

“I loved the Pinterest Workshop. It was inspiring, motivating and also really impressive how such a huge subject was tackled so clearly and concisely.”

Chloe Edwards | Seven Sisters’ Spices
Chloe Edwards | Seven Sisters’ Spices@sevensistersspices

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