A Circular Economist's Christmas Gift Guide 2019

A Circular Economist's Christmas Gift Guide 2019

Oh Christmas! You gorgeously excessive thing, you. This time of year can be such amazing jolly good times, but it can be hard to avoid the waste and excess that this time of year brings.

We are all about the QT with the loved ones, but don’t get us wrong — there are no bah humbugs here. We are firm believers that you can find the most perfect gift for those around your table this Christmas that can’t and won’t end up with a short life. With these fail-safe options, not only are you guaranteed pleasure in the giving, but it’s also good to know what goes around, comes around.

REALLY YOUNG

Gift the babies you know, with a gift for the many you don’t. Choose Love has a baby bundle that includes the basics that a mother needs — including nappies, dry clothing and wash bundles.

www.choose.love

YOUNG

The rental economy has arrived for children and it’s in the genius idea of a toybox membership.

STILL YOUNG

Another around the theme of renting is the Lego membership. One of the truly the best ideas for an eager kid. Each month you are sent a new lego kit to build, and they offer gift memberships to get started.

https://www.buildurbricks.co.uk/give-as-gift/

We are big fans of experience gifts. Tickets to see the Lion Witch & Wardrobe would be on my list if I was a 10-year-old again.

https://bridgetheatre.co.uk/performances/?event=5852

YOUNG PEOPLE

Oh to be young in London. There is SO much for them and so many great deals to be had for teens.

ARTPASS MEMBERSHIP
Artpass for the year will get them exposed to a bunch of culture.

https://www.artfund.org/national-art-pass

SCHOOL OF LIFE COURSE
A course from The School of life will get them pondering the existential.

https://www.theschooloflife.com/london/events/

GALLERY MEMBERSHIP

Or a Young Barbican membership.. that is just the best.

https://www.barbican.org.uk/join-support/young-barbican

For teens that love things, onescoopstore is another great resell store — both online and IRL now in Dalston. Like these amazing Irish horn earrings from JW Anderson that are a steal for £60. They also do a gift voucher if you want to hedge your bets.

https://www.onescoopstore.com

THE REST OF US

A MASSAGE

For Hackney locals we love. https://www.fixlondon.co.uk

More broadly, Urban Massage fits the bill. https://urban.co

ANYTHING FROM CHOOSE LOVE

For those who have everything, get them a gift from Choose Love, a virtual gift store that has everything that a refugee might need when they arrive.

https://choose.love

A GIFT CARD FROM MANIFESTO WOMAN

Never have I been on the site and not found something to buy. But make it even easier for yourself and pick up a gift card, and this way you don’t have to take the chance yourself. She does a keen kid and men's selection too!

https://manifestowoman.com/collections/all/products/gift-card

Merry Christmas!

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