Have a greener Christmas

Environmentally friendly Christmas gifts & essentials

Christmas is a time for giving, but single-use plastics can also make it a time for waste. This year we've reduced plastic and found sustainable alternatives, so you can find nature-friendly gifts and greetings that will protect natural resources, reduce environmental impact and directly help the wildlife you love.

Eco Christmas recycled wrapping paper
RECYCLED WRAPPING

RSPB GIFT WRAP

All our gift wrap is made of FSC® recycled paper. It can be recycled again after use. Tie it up with mixed hemp string (shown, £3.50 for a pack of three colours). Or try the recycled paper gift bags (including a bottle bag) in the Woodland design. 

RSPB Gift wrap

RSPB eco calendar plastic free envelope design
PLASTIC FREE & FSC

RSPB CALENDARS

Thanks to a clever redesign, the majority of our calendars are now entirely plastic-free. We have removed cellophane wherever possible. Printed on FSC® certified paper, calendars can be easily recycled after use too.

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RSPB charity christmas card selection
PLASTIC FREE & FSC

RSPB CHRISTMAS CARDS

You won't find plastic boxes in our packs of charity Christmas cards this year. Our 2021 designs are supplied in a cardboard box, or in compostable wrap rather than cellophane. With no glitter (microplastic!) or foil and printed on FSC® certified cardboard, the cards themselves are eco-friendly and fully recyclable.

Eco-friendly cards

recycled christmas crackers with plastic-free luxury gifts in plastic-free boxes inc wooden decorations
REDUCE PLASTIC

ECO PLASTIC FREE CHRISTMAS CRACKERS

Crackers are a tradition in many households: loved by young and old alike. Often in card and hard plastic boxes, with disappointing plastic toys, they end up in landfill. We have removed all plastic from our boxes, and from inside the crackers too. Choose from a fun trivia game, fairtrade chocolates, pin badges or wooden decorations you can make for the Christmas tree. Box of 6, £15, or 12 crackers for £27.

Eco crackers

 
wooden and felt nature Christmas tree decorations
NATURE FRIENDLY

CHRISTMAS TREE DECORATIONS

A tactile selection of eco-friendly materials that suit a range of Christmas decoration themes: Wool felt, ceramic and sustainably sourced wood, all look and feel beautiful. Try the Glass Christmas tree bird decorations by RSPB, £13.99, or the cheerful Wooden robin wreath, £4.99.

Tree decorations

FOREST FRIENDLY

RSPB NEST BOXES

Gift a nest box to any bird lover. All RSPB nest boxes are made from FSC ® certified wood. This ensures that they are sourced from a forest that’s well-managed: from the protection of indigenous people’s rights to the methods of tree felling. Bird homes from £9.99. Pictured: Apex classic nest box, £15.99.

Over 25 nest boxes

 
BIRD FRIENDLY

COFFEE & CHOCOLATES

Naturally grown under the rainforest canopy, this organic, fairtrade ground coffee provides a haven for birds and other wildlife whilst nurturing deliciously different wild-tasting coffee beans. Two blends available, and now incredible instant coffee too! Pair with sumptuous, ethical Booja Booja truffles, which also make a great gift for vegans.

Foodie favourites

stainless steel flask bottles with exclusive bird colourful prints
REDUCE PLASTIC

RSPB REUSABLE BOTTLES

One of the easiest changes to make is to move from single-use water bottles to a reusable metal one. These stainless steel bottles keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold, thanks to their triple-layer construction. Choose from five exclusive designs including: barn owlpuffin or blue tit, £27.99.

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Revive toiletries selection
NO PALM OIL

ETHICAL VEGAN TOILETRIES

We’ve all had a lot to deal with over the past year. Taking time to care for your mind and body can help you get through tough times. Our Revive range has been designed with your wellbeing in mind. Made in the UK, Revive is inspired by the calming, restorative power of the sea, and features coastal ingredients such as sea kelp, rosemary and sea buckthorn. The soothing scent features fresh and citrusy tones, so you can opt for guilt-free giving this Christmas.

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eco Christmas gifts - organic cotton scarf range
CHOOSE ORGANIC

ORGANIC COTTON SCARVES

The world’s largest non-food crop, cotton makes about half of the world’s textiles, but its environmental impacts can be devastating. Its production uses huge volumes of water, draining water habitats around the world. Toxic pesticides contaminate rivers, destroying wildlife and communities. Organic cotton is produced without the use of synthetic fertilisers and pesticides. The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) ensures textiles are produced in an ecological and socially responsible way. £15 each or 2 for £20.

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