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Gifting without the guilt - 2020 Christmas Gift Guide

23 November 2020

April French Furnell

2020 has been a year of reflection, of prioritising family and friends, and of considering our impact on society and the environment. When you gift this Christmas, let your gifts tell your family and friends that you not only cherish them but also the planet we live on.

Citywealth has compiled a guilt-free gift list fit for 2020.

 

Support the V&A with the gift of membership

Enjoy the museum from home with weekly Membership emails that bring you digital tours of exhibitions, interviews with performers, artists and designers, and much more. Delve deeper with highlights from world-class collections.

https://www.vam.ac.uk/info/membership

 

A high-performance bag made from 80 plastic bottles

If you want style and functionality from your accessories, then new British brand GROUNDTRUTH has a design-led, high performance collection made from 100% recycled materials, all tested in the South Pole. This Technical Tote features plenty of cool functions: modular compartments, multiple pockets, detachable straps and a water-resistant shell. With a stormproof top opening zip and a separate laptop compartment, this versatile bag meets the challenges of every cyber journey or extreme outdoor adventure. Feel Good Factor: Each Technical Tote reuses 80 plastic bottles.

 

Beauty products to boost the mood

After a year like this, we could all use some uplifting goodies in our stocking. Bring some welcome cheer to the festive period, with ilapothecary's award-winning Beat the Blues range, including the best-selling room spray included in this Christmas package. The therapeutic, all natural, mood balancing products, which include Clary Sage, are the perfect antidote to 2020. 

This Christmas may involve a lot of screen time. Help loved ones look glowing on video calls with the ultimate Gua Sha tool from the Hayo'u Method. Known as the ‘Master Healer’, the Beauty Restorer Quartz is the newest addition to their range of crystal tools. Use with Beauty Oil to lift, plump and sculpt, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Also works to soothe tired and stressed skin, improve energy flow, support circulation and lymphatic drainage.

 

Upgrade your Work From Home outfit with Asquith London

Asquith London make all their clothing using Bamboo and Bambor, their trademarked performance fabric. The brand says: “Bamboo has considerably less impact than most and we’re happy not to be contributing to the microbeads issue in the same way that synthetic polyester fabric does. Our organic cotton and bamboo fabrics are both from FSC certified, well-managed forests.”

Our top choices include their Chi Culottes, comfortable yet elegant pants which easily take you from desk to dinner, and their Tiger-print pyjamas.