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Give a gift with purpose this Christmas

As Christmas approaches, Social Investment Scotland (SIS) is encouraging people to shop with a little extra purpose this year and buy social.


SIS has compiled a list of ‘10 Gifts That Give Back’ which all do their bit to support some important social or environmental causes. From truffles and pizza boards to Christmas hampers, candles and beauty products, the list contains a range of high-quality alternatives to traditional Christmas gifts, helping you spread a little more joy!

Christmas pudding truffles from Grace Chocolates

Made with cinnamon, cloves and mixed spice, these delicious truffles will remind you of a traditional Christmas and make an ideal gift or an indulgent treat.

Box of eight for £9.95 – available to purchase from www.gracechocolates.co.uk

Christmas chocolate making kit from Grace Chocolates

An easy and fun introduction to the art of chocolate making that makes a perfect gift to enjoy with the whole family. Kit includes all the tools and ingredients you’ll need plus step-by-step instructions.

£11.95 per box – Available to purchase from www.gracechocolates.co.uk

Grace Chocolates supports women who have touched the Scottish criminal justice system by helping them with fulfilling, sustainable employment by making and selling delicious chocolates.

 

Pizza serving board from Greater Good Wood

Hand made in Scotland from sustainable, locally sourced, hard woods each one of these beautiful pieces is totally unique. The wood is specially chosen for its live edge, bulging sides and grain and can be made from oak, elm, beech, London Plane or any other suitably attractive wood.

£50 -available to purchase from www.scottishdesignexchange.com

Scottish Design Exchange sells exquisitely designed products by artists living in Scotland with every penny spent going directly to those who create. Scottish Design Exchange exists to delight customers, reward artists and boost the local economy.

 

Heroes Vodka

This multi-award-winning vodka is distilled a minimum of seven times and diluted with demineralised Scottish water. Heroes Vodka makes an exceptional base ingredient for cocktails or mixers. Profits from the sale of Heroes Vodka support the military community.

£24.99 – available to purchase from www.heroesdrinks.com

Profits from Heroes Drinks are donated to military charities to help veterans in their darkest hour.

 

Christmas hamper from Punjabi Junction

A beautifully presented selection of tasty treats from Punjabi Junction’s delicatessen range including chutneys, sweet treats, Christmas crackers and a hand painted candle. Personalisation available for additional cost.

£25 – available from www.facebook.com/punjabijunctioned

Punjabi Junction aims to inspire and empower Sikh and other Minority Ethnic women to advance their own life opportunities, through the building of skills, confidence and social inclusion.

 

Low Impact Living Gardener’s Box

A gorgeous set for a green-fingered loved one, suitable for beginners and experts. Includes products to care for hard-working hands, a natural fibre nail brush, , a Kabloom Seedbom to brighten a patch for pollinators and natural compostable garden twine.

£30 – available to purchase from www.dolilthings.org

Low Impact Living champions a better, more sustainable way to live. They sell natural, ethical, low waste (zero waste where possible) products to support planet-positive consumer choice.

 

Low Impact Living TLC box

A little bit of luxury delivered each month, all plastic free and ethically sourced. guaranteed to be a Items include luxury hand cream, spa-worthy cloths and cleansers, plant-based scented soaps and tasty treats.

£12 per month – available to purchase from www.dolilthings.org

Low Impact Living champions a better, more sustainable way to live. They sell natural, ethical, low waste (zero waste where possible) products to support planet-positive consumer choice.

 

Christmas gift hamper from Social Stories Club

This sustainable hamper makes the perfect gift, including a variety of delicious treats from hot chocolate and coffee, to honey and shortbread. Each product supports a different social cause which are shared in a story booklet included.

£70 – available from socialstoriesclub.com

Social Stories Club is a social enterprise offering gifts that shine a light on social ventures and their stories of social impact across the UK.

 

Christmas scented soy wax candle from Mecoco

These festive candle tins will fill your home with stunning fragrance for up to 40 hours. Choose from six different scents, all paraben free and hand poured, created by hand.

£12 each – available to purchase from www.mecoco.org

Mecoco believes that everyone, regardless of their disability can make a meaningful contribution. The team includes people with complex and profound disabilities and Mecoco has created unique equipment and processes to enable everyone to contribute

 

Unicorn felting kit from Little Blue Artworks

A beautiful plastic-free craft kit which is both easy and therapeutic and a wonderful, creative gift to enjoy or share with loved ones. Contains everything you need to create your own cute, felted animals. Various woodland creature designs available.

£25 – available to purchase from www.scottishdesignexchange.com

Scottish Design Exchange sells exquisitely designed products by artists living in Scotland with every penny spent going directly to those who create. Scottish Design Exchange exists to delight customers, reward artists and boost the local economy.

Search the Buy Social Scotland directory for more gifts with purpose this Christmas: www.buysocialscotland.com