Top Tips for a Sustainable Christmas From Local Zero!

Looking to have a sustainable and eco-friendly Christmas this year? Look no further. Local Zero has got you covered. From gift ideas to decorations, we've got everything you need to make your Christmas celebration as green as possible. Read on for our top tips!

Sustainable Christmas

Sustainable Gifts

Seek out sustainable, locally-made presents this festive season. Ask your local artisans to make one-of-a-kind gifts for your loved ones or even shop online at stores that focus on upcycling and reuse. Not only will this reduce the amount of waste heading to landfill but it'll also support small businesses in your local area.

Eco Gifts Ideas

Have you checked out our health and beauty products?  From natural skincare to organic essential oils, we've got the perfect presents for that special someone in your life. Our products are 100% natural and use only sustainable ingredients, so you can feel confident about gifting an ethically-sourced item.

Give the scent of Christmas with a hand-poured soy wax candle. Soy wax is made from 100% natural, renewable sources. It's free of paraffin, petroleum and other toxins that can be found in traditional candles. Not only will it burn longer and cleaner, but you'll also avoid the release of harmful toxins into your home and the environment!

Why not try the BlueBeards Revenge male grooming range? The perfect gifts for the eco-conscious as all of their range is 100% plastic-free and recyclable, cruelty-free, vegan, and made in the UK!  From face wash and moisturisers, to old-school shaving brushes, they've got all the products needed to keep your face looking smooth and well groomed!

Do you know someone with a sweet tooth? We have a selection of luxury chocolates, truffles, and more in our Gifts collection!

Gifts for Friends and Relatives

Hampers are a great gift idea as they bring together a dozen sustainable treats from local producers for a touch of festive luxury and indulgence. Local Zero will deliver your sustainably packaged gift in eco-friendly vehicles (free delivery within 20 miles of Stockbridge) with a gift card/message of your choice. The hamper also contains a £10 voucher to introduce your friends to Local Zero and save money on their next shop. Last year, these sold out within 10 days of going on sale. The 2022 edition is now available. Grab yours while stocks last!

Recyclable Gift Wrap

Most gift wrap sold on the high street can not be recycled but fear not! We have festive fully recyclable wrapping paper available in Christmas tree, holly and penguin prints. We also have eco parcel bows and Merry Christmas brown paper tape!

Eco Decorations

Get creative with your decorations this Christmas! Instead of buying plastic and other non-recyclable decorations, opt for more sustainable options. For example, you could make your own paper snowflakes or even use natural materials such as dried fruit, nuts and popcorn strings to decorate your tree. Why not crochet a garland of your favourite colours or create unique ornaments from recycled materials - get creative with your sustainable decorations. You can even get the kids involved and create a family tradition of making decorations each year!

What about table decorations? Have you considered making your own Christmas crackers? Have fun with the family creating these fully recyclable Christmas crackers, and the best part is you can pick the prizes! Why not fill your Christmas crackers with something a little bit more fun or customise your crackers with seasonal dried flowers for a really festive look.

Speaking of festive foliage, bring the outdoors in this Christmas with these festive table decorations. Perfect for your centerpiece or for unique place settings, this festive foliage from Featherstone’s flower farm in Nether Wallop, will add the finishing touch to your festive table decor. 

Reduce Your Energy

Finally, don't forget to turn off unnecessary lights and decorations when they are not needed. Doing so will reduce energy consumption and as we all know, it's more important than ever to look after the pennies this winter. 

No matter what kind of Christmas you are planning, we hope it will be a joyous and memorable one.

Here’s to a happy festive season!

Team Local Zero!