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Ethical Christmas

Dec 1

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How to have an ethical Christmas 

We have plenty of resources to help you enjoy an ethical Christmas. Don’t forget your val-yules this Christmas with our guide to gifts, food and tips on avoiding Amazon. 


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Many people buy gifts online over the Christmas period to avoid the crowds. We encourage consumers to boycott tax avoider Amazon and instead to think before you click. See our ‘alternatives to Amazon’ guide which encourages consumers to shop locally. 

Our alternative Christmas gift guide promotes the use of independent and ethical retailers. We have made it easier to shop ethically with our brand new 'Places to Buy' box. They sit next to the Best Buys on most of our product guide pages (see below).


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Need some inspiration? The Ethical Consumer team have shared their gift ideas for loved ones and what they hope to find under the tree for themselves. See our ECRA wishlist for more information. 


Did you know?

If you are a subscriber you get special discounts for selected best buy companies. Just log in and go to the subscriber area to see these discount offers.

We currently have discount offers for menswear retailer Brothers We Stand, Outdoor specialist Paramo and Friendly Soap, as well as the Ethical Shop which features a range of different gifts.



Our shopping guide to meat-free substitutes is now free to view to help you in your search for ethical options for your Christmas dinner. The Best Buy companies are vegan companies with explicit environmental agendas.

We have also put together a palm oil guide to Christmas food. So for mince pies and biscuits without the guilt, see our list for palm-oil-free options, and those made with organic or sustainable palm oil.


Gift Subs

Inspire someone with a gift subscription to Ethical Consumer. With every new Ethical Consumer gift subscription, we make a donation to the Trees For Life programme. This provides an olive tree sapling for farmers in Palestine. 

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Find out about the Trees For Life programme and how it benefits local Palestinian farmers. 



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