One of our major achievements in 2019 is being recognised as Andover's first Plastic Free Business Champion, (see our blog about it here) and a lot of our customers are focussing on reducing single use plastics from their lives so here's our guide to Christmas Stockings without the plastic....
Soap reduces the need for plastic bottles in the shower. Our French made triple milled soaps come in 125g bar format (£3.95) or 240g soap on a rope (£6.50) if you're going for a bar why not add a cotton bag for travel (£1.35), a bamboo scrubby bag (£2.50) for extra suds and exfoliation and a wooden soap dish (£4.00) which allows the soap to dry out between uses and makes it last longer!
Bamboo socks are beautifully soft, naturally anti-bacterial - our festive collection includes size 3-6 and size 7-11 designed in Cornwall you can choose from robins, Xmas puds, polar bears, penguins, Scandi Santas, or brussel sprouts! We do also have cats, pugs, stripes and various patterns.
Our recycled cashmere hand warmers are a winter essential. They are available in a variety of colours and one size fits all and cost £25 per pair. They have no "fingers" for are ideal for dog walkers, parents who need to wipe noses, mobile phone users and those that generally have cold hands. As they are long in length they cover your wrists which in turn helps keep your fingers warm even if they're not covered. The also work incredibly well with our sheepskin mittens.
Sheepskin mittens are a great way to keep your hands toasty in the coldest of weathers. Natural sheepskin is toasty warm and ideal for people with sensitive skin. At £28 per pair they're a great gift or stocking filler.
Norse hand salve is a great product for both men and women. Made in the UK, it contains 100% natural ingredients the salve will repair dry and damaged skin, moisturise and protect skin throughout the day and for those care it will treat your cuticles. It is thicker than a cream and a little goes a long way. Packaged in an aluminium tin it's good for the environment too. £12.
For men we also have Norse luxury shaving soap in either sandalwood or bergamot scent £12. Or for the bearded chap or those that like a little stubble at the weekend there is also a citrus beard oil packed full of carefully selected essential oils will tame and soften the beard leaving it itch free and smelling great. £16.
Our recycled shopping bags aren't plastic free but are made from 100% recycled plastic - each bag is made from four plastic bottles, in four classic Emma Bridgewater patterns £4.00 each.
Our gorgeous ceramic Scandi Santa bowls by Gisela Graham are £6.50 each and make a great little festive gift! Perfect for serving nibbles or dips or a handy trinket dish.
We have wooden signs for all ages and personalities. Gin Club President, You're Amazing Remember That, No Riff Raff, Robins Appear When Loved Ones Are Near, I love You to the Moon and Back, and many more. All made in the UK.
One of our best-selling products all year around are our Wild Flower Beebombs, These make fabulous gifts - no gardening, tilling or digging required. Beebombs don’t need to be planted or tended. Just throw your Beebomb onto cleared ground and await your wildflowers and bring the bees back! £8 each for 5 for £30.
High Street Christmas Stockings are usually made from acrylic but ours are made from 100% wool. In festive red with either Dalmations or Dacshund they make a beautiful display by the fireplace or at the end of the bed ready for Christmas morning!
We also have a selection of beautiful wooden champagne boxes and gin crates in a variety of sizes which are perfect for use as Christmas Eve boxes as well as stylish storage the rest of the year.
We hope this has been useful in helping you to make 2019 a stress free and enjoyable festive season.
Steph & Stu x