shopThis December we've prepared an advent calendar with sustainable, festive Christmas ideas! 

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1. Advent Calendar

Make your own homemade advent calendar! Don't forget to use Fairtrade chocolate treats!

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2. Get a Hot Chocolate

Use a reusable cup for your festive takeaway drink and save money at the Village Shop.

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3. Christmas Candle

For your Christmas candle, choose soy wax rather than paraffin wax which are a byproduct of fossil fuels.

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4. Wrapping Presents

Wrap presents with reusable ribbon or twine instead of plastic ribbon rolls.

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5. Wrapping Paper

Test your wrapping paper, recyclable paper will stay in a ball, non-recyclable will bring back because of the plastic lining.

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6. Make Decorations

Make your own decorations such a paper garlands instead of tinsel.

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7. Donate

Donate food or other essentials to your local food bank. Re-gift things you don't use.

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8. Eco-friendly stationary

Pick eco-friendly stationary such as FSC or recycled for a stocking filler gift.

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9. DIY Snowglobes

Save your jam jars to make a homemade snowglobe decoration.

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10. Vintage Christmas Jumper

Fight fast fashion with organic or fairtrade clothing gifts or get a vintage Christmas Jumper!

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11. Christmas Crackers

Get some Eco-Christmas Crackers for your dinner table.

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12. Socks!

Christmas Socks are an essential, but pick bamboo, recycled or organic options.

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13. Ditch Glitter

Sparkle without glitter, it's not recyclable! Avoid it in your wrapping paper.

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14. Winter Walk

Winter walks are the way forwards - avoid transport for the day.

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15. Donate a tree

Donate a tree to a forest or a woodland trust as a present.

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16. Read & Learn

Learn about the planet and choose sustainable books as presents for all ages.

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17. Bath Bombs

Choose ethical bathroom products - smell good and help the planet.

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18. Lights

LED Lights can save 90% on costs because they use less energy.

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19. Blanket

Wrap up in a blanket and turn down your heating.

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20. Re-gift!

Has secret santa missed the mark? Re-gift the present.

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21. Homemade cookies

Do some Christmas baking to save on packaging.

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22. Shopping

It's probably your last food shop before Christmas - remember those bags for life and don't overbuy

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23. Boardgames

Pretend you've had a power outage, no screen time as a household and play a classic boardgame.

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24. Recycle.

Opening a present early? Remember to recycle all present packaging.

 

 

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