The Ultimate Ethical Halloween Gift Guide
We’re getting ever closer to the spooky season, and this year we want to focus on having a spook-tastic time while also improving our ethical consciousness. Halloween and the fall season actually represent the best time to be eco-friendly. To help you get on board, we’ve created an ethical Halloween gift guide to spur you on while choosing gifts for your loved ones.
Before you start buying
We know that it can be tempting to just start adding gifts to your shopping basket – it’s quicker and more efficient, right? But remember, the art of gifting should be a thoughtful, fun process. It’s a time to really think about why you are buying a gift for someone. Is it because they need cheering up, to celebrate an occasion, or just because you want them to know how appreciated they are? There are a host of reasons why we give to others, and we should always keep this in mind.
We’ve spoken before about the importance of ethical gifting. We encourage you to buy organic, cruelty-free gifts this Halloween, because it’s good for the planet, and good for us! Organic products have been thoughtfully created and are often more unique and memorable, making them perfect for gifts!
Also, when it comes to sweet treats, you cannot beat organic chocolate. We love this Divine Organic 85% Dark Chocolate Bar set. Your loved ones tastebuds will be treated to the very best with these high cocoa dark chocolate bars, made using São Tomé organic cocoa. The unique flavours really make this a delightful gift – we especially love the Blueberry and Popped Quinoa bar, which is included in our Relax & Pamper Deluxe Luxury Ethical Gift Box.
If you want to make more of a statement with your organic gifts, try this amazing centerpiece-worthy chocolate skull by Cocoa Cabana. Each skull is handcrafted and made using organic Belgian chocolate.
Delight the senses with sweet-smelling candles
Who doesn’t love to receive candles as a gift? They really brighten up a room and they release subtle scents which enhance our mood. Candles are perfect for those dark, gloomy nights. This Vegan Bunny-Pumpkin Pie Candle is exploding with gorgeous aromas – cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg combined with vanilla and orange peel essential oils. In essence, this vegan, cruelty-free, plastic free and zero waste candle is an absolute must for ethical Halloween gifting.
For the little ones
There are some adorable Halloween toys out there for your little ones; we love these cotton crochet toys from Pebble, who have a whole Halloween range! They are a social enterprise - helping to provide employment and opportunities for women in Bangladesh.
Be charitable this season
Another way to buy eco-conscious Halloween gifts is to consider buying from a charity. For example, the WWF values and purpose are committed to creating a sustainable planet for all of us. Their beautiful 4Ocean Bracelet is made from 100% recycled materials and is 100% waterproof. Even better, by purchasing this bracelet, you will remove one pound of rubbish from oceans and coastlines!
Make your own!
Finally, what better way to get in the spirit of Halloween than to make your own gifts. If you have extra pumpkins to spare, why not consider making your own Halloween treats basket? There are so many delicious recipes online, such as this Organic Spiced Pumpkin Pie.
You can even get creative and make your own ethical Halloween Gift Hamper! Invest in a black wicker bag or basket (which can be re-used every year), and fill with lots of ethical Halloween goodies. We love this one from Sklum:
You can find more gift ideas and tips on having a more sustainable and natural Halloween here.
The most important aspect of an ethical and luxury gift is the little details, such as the wrapping. We recommend really taking the time to perfect your signature gifting style. After all, first impressions count, and the first thing they will see is the outside of the gift! With Halloween; think simple ideas such as kraft paper with black cord and gift tags for a minimalist yet spooky look.
We hope this guide has given you the inspiration you need to re-think your gifting strategy and develop a more personal, more ethical way to give! By changing the way you give to your loved ones, you’ll find you have more fun as well – and that’s what the spooky season is all about. Let us know what you give your loved ones in the comments below.