HIS: Stylish and ethical Christmas gifts from less than £20

Words: Gabrielle Kynoch

Buying for the man in your life can be a challenge, so here’s a little helping hand. We’ve chosen gifts from small companies who ensure all the pieces have been made from sustainable fabrics by people who are paid fair wages.

Christmas jumpers are always fun but we love knitwear with longevity.

Because it’s Cool: This navy cable knit jumper from Thought is a timeless winter staple. Whether it’s for your brother, father, friend or lover this style is a classic.
Because it Matters: Thought pride themselves on total transparency and work with charities such as Traid and MySource to tackle the waste problem in the fashion industry. This jumper is made from 100% organic cotton.
Price: £69.90
Last delivery date: Monday 18 December
Order now: Thought


As the temperature drops, there’s nothing more vital for the outdoorsman than a pair of insulating gloves.

Because it’s Cool: With their rubber grip these gloves are perfect for the runner, cyclist and even the butterfingers at the bus stop. Plus, the touch-screen fingertip it makes easy to avoid the winter chill!
Because it Matters: Sundried are at the forefront of fabric innovation to find sustainable materials for active wear, including creating functional and stylish clothes using coffee and recycled plastics. These gloves are made out of sustainable bamboo fibre.
Price: £20
Last Delivery Date: Tuesday 19 December
Order now: Sundried


This wash bag is perfect for the traveller with a conscience.

Because it’s Cool: Lightweight and water proof this travel friendly toiletry bag is perfect for any trip – we love it in this burgundy but it’s also available in forest green and shimmering bronze.
Because it Matters: ECOALF are constantly tending to the catastrophic pollution problem in our oceans. They work as a global community to recycle waste, this wash bag is made out of recycled fishing nets!
Price: £39
Last delivery date: Friday 15 December
Order now: ECOALF


You’ll never have to worry again about what’s more important… combing your hair or opening a beer!?

Because it’s Cool: This men’s comb-cum-bottle opener, known aptly as Man Comb, is perfect for the bro with a full head of hair in your life. Made from stainless steel and polycarbonate it will never rust or break.
Because it Matters: This handy stocking filler comes from Ethical Marketplace, an online store that vets every brand they showcase to ensure their ethics and standards are in line with their own. The Man Comb has been stamped with the ‘fairly made’ label, promising fair salaries and safe working practices.
Price: £18
Last delivery date: Monday 18 December
Order now: ethical.market


Move aside whiskey and port, FAIR rum is our post-Christmas dinner digestive of choice.

Because it’s Cool: Aged for 5 years in American Bourbon barrels, FAIR Rum has a deep character. The Belize rum is made using the traditional fermentation and distillation process that has been used in the Caribbean for hundreds of years.
Because it Matters: The process starts with Fair Trade Certified sugar cane from Belize. Each stalk is carefully hand harvested to maximize the yield and protect the land. Fair by name, fair by nature.
Price: £35.25
Last delivery date: Wednesday 20 December
Order now: The Whisky Exchange



Get festive with this burgundy bobble hat from Gandys!

Because it’s Cool: A warm hat is always necessary at winter, perfect for the icy temperatures of England and the ski slopes alike. This knitted star design is an added bit of festive fun too!
Because it matters: Started by two brothers who survived the Boxing Day Tsunami that hit Sri Lanka in 2004. Gandys funds campuses around the world where communities can learn basic skills while feeling safe and supported. The Gandys brothers visit their factories to ensure humane working conditions – including no child labour – and a living wage are enforced.
Price: (ON SALE) £18
Last delivery date: Friday 15 December
Order now: Gandys


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