With the Yuletide season just around the corner, hosts are busy preparing their homes for visiting family and friends. We love this time of the year as hosts and as guests, because it’s really a time for showing how much we care for our loved ones.
Here’s a list of our favourite homeware items that are great for the ultimate eco-hosts and for guests to bring. But we won’t judge if you want to keep these presents for your own homes – they’re great for you eco-warriors looking to furnish your sustainable homes as well!
Blankets and Throws
We love throws and blankets and think they’re the ultimate cosy gift – perfect for Christmas movie marathons and for some much needed couch snuggling.
Urbanara is a great source for blankets; they design their pieces in Europe and manufacture them ethically all over the world. This wool bestseller is made out of virgin yarn from a particular breed of sheep that’s native to the Faroe Islands in Denmark. What’s more – their grey colour varies, depending on what the sheep eats that year.
Pendleton, an American brand, has been weaving woolen fabrics for more than 150 years and back their products with a full lifetime warranty. This beautiful eco-wise wool blanket is not only machine-washable, but it’s also made with naturally renewable wool and vegetable dyes.
We also love Woolrich’s American-made buffalo check wool blanket, a product they’ve sold since 1850! It is a classic multi-generational gift that can be lovingly passed on from one family to another, sparking a new Christmas tradition that will no doubt be cherished.
Towels and Peshtemals
Towels and peshtemals are practical presents that we’re sure will be welcome under any Christmas tree. This Urbanara organic cotton towel is not only eye-catching with its waffle-weave design, but it is also guaranteed to be durable and absorbable. It’s made in the Imabari district of Japan, a region where the water is particularly soft and practically free from heavy metals. This produces a towel that has a soft, super absorbent finish.
Peshtemals are great for travelers because they are quick-drying, light and absorb water as well as a bath towel. Peshtemals are inspired by traditional Turkish bath towels and can also be used as a scarf, a throw, a beach towel or even a sarong. This multi-functional peshtemal by Luks Linen is made ethically by small family artisans using traditional techniques and is backed by a free 20-year fixing guarantee.
Santa may be tempted to have a nap when he sees this luxurious bed sheet set by Urbanara under the tree. Made from mercerised cotton in a sateen weave, it’s extremely durable and smooth at the same time and will ensure a good night’s sleep year after year. We also love its stylish and classic colours that will look good in any bedroom.
A Bed for Your Furry Loved One (because they have all been good boys and girls too!)
Of course, we can’t forget beds for our furry friends! This dog and cat Circo basket pod from Sasha & Me cleverly combines minimalism, quality and a commitment to using eco-friendly materials. The basket pods are made out of sheep’s wool, which makes them super toasty and easy to clean. They can also be used as a stylish storage basket for pet toys too. We’ve arranged an exclusive BuyMeOnce lifetime warranty with Sasha & Me, making this the ultimate gift for your furry loved ones.