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OUR GUIDE TO ECO-FRIENDLY GIFTS

Spread the joy a little more sustainably this year with gifts that love your body and the planet. From vegan and nature-inspired goodies to treats that can be repurposed or recycled, this is our ultimate guide to eco-friendly Christmas gifts.

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WHY CHOOSE ECO-FRIENDLY GIFTS?

With everything in excess, from tinsel to gift tags, Christmas can be tough on the planet. And it got us thinking, how can we make every Christmas greener than the last?

Well, since last Christmas we’ve helped save 29 tonnes of plastic by removing it from our Christmas offering. That’s the weight of 112,000 Christmas baubles! How cool is that? We’ve put together a round-up of gifts that do good, made with lovely stuff sourced through our Community Fair Trade partnerships, or that feature clever packaging designed for a second life. Keep scrolling to see how we can be even greener this season.

OUR ECO-FRIENDLY GUIDE

Gift of Joy

GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK

Made with love and crafted for joy, these gifts not only bring joy to the people you give them to – they help support our Community Fair Trade partners who help us make them.

Our Community Fair Trade programmes are our way of sourcing ethical, high-quality ingredients and materials from producers, farmers and artisans across the globe. It helps our suppliers gain market access and invest in social and environmental projects that benefit their communities. And helps us fill our Christmas gifts and products with the good stuff.

GIFT OF JOY

GIFT OF JOY, $50

A truly special gift, packed with body-loving surprises, like our Mango Hand Cream and Shea Body Butter, which help nourish skin from top to toe. This handwoven, reusable treasure chest is crafted with love and joy. It’s made with recycled paper designed by Get Paper Industry, our Community Fair Trade partners since 1989.

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AVOCADO SHOWER CREAM

AVOCADO SHOWER CREAM, $12

Our creamy and gentle Avocado Shower Cream gives you a moment of shower-time bliss. Its packaging is made from 100% recycled plastic, including Community Fair Trade plastic collected from the streets of Bengaluru, India. Our partnership helps support the waste pickers with access to more sanitary working conditions, a fair price and the respect and recognition they deserve.

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JOY & JASMINE BODY BUTTER

JOY & JASMINE BODY BUTTER, $27

This Christmassy Body Butter helps nourish skin for 96 hours and leaves it smelling festively floral. It’s enriched with handcrafted Community Fair Trade shea butter from Ghana. Our trade helps provide financial independence to over 600 women across 11 villages. We pay a premium on top of a fair price to help invest in community projects.

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The Body Shop has positively changed the lives of marginalised women across the world. They help empower women and girls as they fight for the equality of rights and opportunities.

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GIFTS THAT KEEP ON GIVING

Everyone loves to spoil their loved ones at Christmas, but gifting is a big contributor when it comes to waste. That’s why we’ve rounded up some goodies that can be reused, recycled or come in re-giftable packaging.

BAMBOO & BAUBLES MAKEUP BRUSH GIFT

BAMBOO & BAUBLES MAKEUP BRUSH GIFT, $60

Treat the makeup lover in your life to these vegan bamboo makeup brushes. There’s a Concealer Brush for cover ups, an ultra-soft Foundation Brush for liquid foundation and a Domed Powder Brush to sweep on powders. And the reusable packaging is the perfect place to keep them in tip-top shape all year round.

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CLEAN & COMFORT HEMP GIFT

CLEAN & COMFORT HEMP GIFT, $60

Spoil someone you love to our Hemp Dry Body Oil and Hemp Hand Protector. These hardworking heroes help nourish ultra-dry skin. Plus, the 100% natural jute pouch is perfect for reusing as a stocking next Christmas. Just fill it back up with treats to give your friends.

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FLORALS & FROST WHITE MUSK® BIG GIFT

FLORALS & FROST WHITE MUSK® BIG GIFT, $80

This fragrance gift set is a true treat for the senses. The box itself can be repurposed as a year-round storage chest for all your beauty accessories. Pretty cool, if you ask us. Inside are some White Musk® favourites too, including a Shower Gel, Body Lotion and White Musk Eau De Toilette.

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NATURALLY NICE KNICK-KNACKS

It’s important to choose gifts that are made with more natural materials so that we can help cut back on the amount of plastic in the environment. By choosing more natural materials, we also support the small-scale artisans who source and craft these materials.

Love & Plums Essentials Gift

LOVE & PLUMS ESSENTIALS GIFT, $45

Spread those festive feels with this body-loving gift. Inside you’ll find four essential treats, all wrapped up in a sustainable jute pouch from Teddy Exports. Enjoy it in our rich, fruity-floral plum scent or pick it up in our other Christmassy fragrances, Kindness & Pears and Joy & Jasmine.

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BUFF & SMOOTH BODY KONJAC SPONGE

BUFF & SMOOTH BODY KONJAC SPONGE, $12

Our biodegradable, natural, charcoal konjac sponge is made from konjac root, a porous root vegetable that grows in Asia. Its extra-fine texture softens when wet, making it perfect for gently exfoliating and cleansing skin. Gift this little guy to any of your friends or family – it’s gentle enough for all skin types.

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Sooth & Smooth Almond Milk & Honey Gift

SOOTHE & SMOOTH ALMOND MILK & HONEY MINI GIFT, $40

Discover three mini must-haves, a Hand Cream, Shower Gel and Body Butter, in our best-loved Almond Milk & Honey scent (though it also comes in four other iconic scents). These little surprises come tied up in a Christmassy, sustainable paper bag which can be wiped and reused to store your things.

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Charcoal Gift

VEGAN GIFT IDEAS

Whether you’re searching for the perfect pressies for your plant-based pals or just want to shop a little more mindfully, we have more vegan gifts than ever this Christmas. From our High Five & Thrive Hand Cleanse Gift to our Florals & Frost White Musk® Big Gift, our vegan goodies are sure to put a smile on their face. Check out our vegan gift guide for more inspiration. These gifts are winners with every body, vegan or not.

JOIN THE REFILL REVOLUTION

Cut down on waste this Christmas and beyond by filling up on your favourites with one bottle to replace them all. We’re kickstarting a refill revolution, rolling out refill stations across 500 stores globally with a further 300 coming to stores in 2022.

It makes a winning gift with your eco-conscious friends. And it’s easy. All you have to do is pick up an aluminium bottle in one of our refill stores and fill it up with your favourite shower gel, shampoo, conditioner or hand wash.* Once they’ve finished, they just need to give it a good rinse and dry, bring it back and we’ll refill it. Easy peasy.

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SUPPORT SELFLESS LOVE THIS CHRISTMAS

This Christmas, we want to celebrate those heroes who selflessly care for others all year round.

That’s why our gifts don’t just bring joy to the people you love. They will also help us donate a minimum of £500,000 to organisations across the globe which support unpaid carers and volunteers.