Gift subscribers receive:

  • Introduction booklet
  • 6 issues of Ethical Consumer Magazine in print and/or digital format, and digital access to our entire catalogue of back issues
  • 12 months of full access to over 130 Product Guides, with mobile-friendly scorecards for when you're out and about
  • Transparent ethical ratings and data for more than 40,000 companies, brands and products, which you can customise to reflect your personal concerns and ethics
  • Free listing in the ethical business directory
  • Special discount offers from selected Best Buy companies
  • Sponsorship of an organic olive tree in Palestine
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Inspire someone with the gift of a year's subscription to Ethical Consumer

Choose either a Digital Only or Print + Digital subscription.

The only difference is that with a Print subscription they will get a printed paper copy of the magazine delivered to their door. 

Both options include 12 months of full access to the website and all digital editions of the magazine.

all for just £29.95

(due to airmail postage costs, non-UK Print subscriptions are priced at £39.95)


Every Gift subscription includes sponsorship of an organic olive sapling in Palestine.

Christmas Gift orders

Your gift recipient will be able to access the website and digital copies of the magazine as soon as you send them the activation email that we send to you when you buy a subscription. So you can order a gift subscription at any time over the festive period.

But if you want your gift recipient to receive a printed copy of the magazine by Christmas, we need your order by midnight on Tuesday 19th December. We will send out their first magazine that week by second class post. We will also include a Christmas Card with your name.

If you would like the gift to be sent earlier, or for it to go to a different address please let us know by emailing

NB: Please check that the activation email from us ( has not gone into your spam folder. This is most likely to happen if you have a Gmail account.


If you would like the gift to be sent to a different address, or if this is not a Christmas gift, just let us know by emailing or give us a call on 0161 226 2929 in office hours.

Sponsorship of an Organic Olive Sapling

Each Gift subscription includes sponsorship of an organic olive sapling in Palestine, through the Palestinian Fair Trade Association. Your gift recipient will receive a certificate of sponsorship.

These trees are planted in areas where trees have been destroyed by the Israeli army or settlers, or are given to farmers that have lost land behind Israel’s series of walls and fences.

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If you would rather not include this extra free gift, let us know in the 'Where did you hear about us?' box on the order form, or email with your order details.

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Gift Subscriptions outside of the UK

Outside of the United Kingdom, it is exactly the same gift subscription.

The only difference is that if your recipient is outside the UK, a print subscription will cost more, owing to the cost of sending their print copies of the Magazine by Airmail.

Digital Only subscription = £29.95

Print Magazine + Digital subscription to any address worldwide = £39.95

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Gift Subscription FAQs

If you have any questions or problems, call us telephone us during office hours on 0161 226 2929 or email

Is the trial offer valid for Gift subscriptions?

Yes it is. If you don't want to continue with it you can cancel any time within the first 30 days to receive a full refund. To cancel just telephone us during office hours on 0161 226 2929 or email

Can I purchase a gift subscription over the phone?

Yes, just call us on 0161 226 2929 in office hours with your credit card details.

What credit and debit cards do you accept as payment?

We accept Mastercard, Visa, Visa Delta, Visa Electron, American Express, Maestro, Solo and Switch.

How does my gift recipient get access to the website?

We will send an activation email to you. Then whenever you are ready, send that email or the link within it, to the person receiving the gift. They can then create their account and have immediate access to all the product guides and company information on the website, a digital copy of the latest issue and our entire catalogue of back issues.

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What your subscription supports

Your gift not only gives someone unique, trusted and independent information. It also helps to fund our campaigns and other work, like the Fair Tax Mark.

Our mission is to help consumers make informed ethical choices, support campaigners challenging corporate power, enable progressive businesses and charities to check their supply chains, and drive corporates to improve their behaviour.

We have achieved a lot since 1989, and with your help we can do much more. 

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Who else uses Ethical Consumer?

Ethical Consumer is used by thousands of conscientious consumers making purchasing decisions, ethical businesses who want to check their supply chain, and is the trusted source of information for many organisations:


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