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A subscription to Ethical Consumer lasts all year long. It's the perfect ethical Christmas gift.

Help your friends or family in the way they shop, save, and live in 2024. Your gift provides a wealth of information to make ethical and thrifty choices that have a positive impact on people, animals and the environment.


  • 6 issues of Ethical Consumer Magazine in print and/or digital format
  • 12 months full access to all Shopping Guides and Company Profiles
  • Special discount offers from selected Best Buy companies
  • Digital versions of our back issues from 2015 to present day

Plus.. every 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.


Christmas Subscription dates

The lucky recipient of your gift subscription will be able to access the website (and digital copies of the magazine) as soon as you send them the activation email (you can choose to wait until closer to Christmas if you wish).

For Print gift subscriptions, the January/February 2024 issue will be sent to the gift recipient from the 15th December. 

Please use the Notes field on the 'Review Your Order' page if you would like us to do something different, such as having the first magazine delivered to your own address. 


Olive Tree Sponsorship

The Trees for Life programme helps to establish a relationship between over 5,500 Palestinian farmers and the fair trade movement. 

Solidarity organisations like Ethical Consumer raise funds for seedlings that are distributed to farmers in villages in the West Bank.

It targets young families, starter farmers, small farmers, women farmers and farmers who have been impacted by the Israeli wall, or field or tree destruction by the Israeli military.

During the 2023 planting season another 41,457 organic saplings were distributed, bringing the total so far to 343,373 trees. 


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About subscriptions

About Subscriptions

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.

Each subscription not only gives you unique, trusted and independent information. It also helps to fund our campaigns and other work, such as the Fair Tax Mark.

As a subscriber, you can also become a member of Ethical Consumer, a completely independent not-for-profit co-operative at the heart of the ethical consumer movement.

When you buy a subscription and we take the payment when you order.

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

Outside of the United Kingdom, you will receive exactly the same subscription.

The only difference is that if you choose a Print subscription it will cost more, owing to the cost of sending you the print copy by Airmail. 

Digital Only subscription = £34.50

Print Magazine + Digital subscription to any address worldwide = £45.95

NB: Print magazine subscription deliveries after July 2021 to EU countries may be subject to local delivery tax charges due to Brexit. Sorry.