Ethical Christmas

Here at Ethical Consumer we believe in sharing the ethical Christmas spirit, providing information on everything from where to shop on the high street to individual products from Best Buy Label companies.

Plus you can use our Alternatives to Amazon guides to ditch the online giant once and for all. 

Ethical Christmas Gift Guide

Shopping ethically can be tough at the best times, never mind with the pressure and rush around Christmas. We list our gift ideas from our Best Buy ethical companies. 

Check Out the Ethical Christmas Gift Guide

The ultimate guide to a low-impact Christmas

The Christmas season is upon us and, although Covid-19 is having a good go at wrecking our most important holiday, UK consumers are getting ready for the season of good-will.

In this guide, Emma Oddie shows how you can have a low impact Christmas, with all the – much needed – fun included.

The ultimate guide to a low-impact Christmas

Ten Ethical Christmas Gifts with a Twist

Gifts that are created with love and thought, gifts to combat consumerism and save the planet, gifts to spread the word about an ethical lifestyle and gifts that will probably save you quite a bit of money too. It’s the Ethical Consumer Top Ten Alternative Christmas Gift Guide.

10 Alternative Christmas Ideas

10 reasons to avoid Amazon this Christmas

We list 10 reasons to avoid the company this Christmas and beyond - from ongoing abuses of its workers to the sale of tech to fossil fuel companies and Trump’s immigration enforcement.

They may seem like Santa but they're much more like Scrooge. Here's why...

Ten reasons to avoid Amazon this Christmas

Shopping without Amazon

We have designed a number of guides detailing alternative ethical retailers to help you boycott Amazon this Christmas (and beyond). This series features booksellers, online retailers and streaming services. 

Boycott Amazon This Christmas

Six ways I’ve created a more ethical Christmas

Ethical blogger and writer Rae Ritchie lays out her strategies to be more conscious and less consumerist over the festive period.

Read Rae's six ways to create a more ethical Christmas

Christmas Gift Subscriptions

The best present you could give a loved one - a subscription to Ethical Consumer Magazine! Give them our print magazine and full access to our website so they can shop with a clear conscience.

See more about Christmas gift subscriptions

Palm Oil Guide to Christmas Food

Our essential palm oil free guide to help those boycotting palm oil or only buying sustainable palm oil this Christmas. 

Guide To Palm Oil-free Christmas Food

Have yourself a merry vegan Christmas

Blogger Lynsey Clayton (Monsoon of Random) gives a personal view on how to celebrate a very vegan Christmas.

How to celebrate a very vegan Christmas.

Top 5 High Street Shops

If you want to shop on the high street this Christmas we recommend the top 5 mainstream ethical shops. These well-known shops are staples on the high street, and while they may not compete with some of our highly-rated Best Buy products, they are showing positive steps when it comes to ethics. 

See our Top 5 Ethical High Street Shops

Tips for a Plastic-free Christmas

Christmas festivities are often wrapped up in an unnecessary amount of plastic packaging. Follow our tips to help you enjoy a plastic-free Christmas. 

Reduce Your Plastic This Christmas With Our Top Tips

Gifting a Tree for Life

For many years Ethical Consumer’s gift subscriptions have included sponsorship of an organic olive tree sapling in Palestine. This is then distributed by the Palestinian Fair-Trade Association (PFTA) as part of their Trees for Life programme.

Find Out More About Gifting a Tree for Life

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