After the year we have all had, we could go one of two ways with gifts this Christmas. We can either go for a no-holes-barred, blow-the-budget Christmas indulging our every retail fantasy or we go for a pared-back Christmas making and giving lots of home-made gifts.
Christmas is that time of year when I must say I balk a little at the cost of it all and I’m sure I’m no different to a lot of people in that respect. And then there’s what to buy, particularly for the male members of the family. I have to admit that on many occasions I have resorted to the socks and whisky routine!
Here is Vegan Green Bee’s pick of gifts that the men in our lives might find under the Christmas tree this year!
M T Nest Crafts
Having had the privilege of taking part in the Live Laugh Love Ladies Virtual Christmas Fayre this November and December, we have seen some gorgeous gift ideas. We were very taken with this beautiful vodka bottle by M T Nest Crafts of Dorset – mainly because of the bees! M T Nest Crafts recycle glass and plastic to repurpose for beautiful craft items such as these bottles.
We were also inspired by these stunning resin coasters by Primrose Design UK. We think these will look perfect sitting underneath a glass of fizz – or whisky! Primrose Designs create a variety of resin products such as coasters, keyrings, notebooks, serving platters and jewellery holders.
Primrose Designs White & Silver Coasters
Many of us now have vegans in the family or are buying for family members who are thinking about using products that are more eco-friendly. Vegan Green Bee’s product range is totally geared to that planet and environmentally-conscious model but we have highlighted just a few gifts that are male-centric.
Our Men’s Grooming Gift Set would be a great value gift for the men in your family. It contains a Luxury Avocado & Hemp Beard Oil, our Natural Pear Wood Comb, our Natural Lemon Lip Balm and a Jute toiletry bag.
Our beard oil contains a blend of avocado, hemp, argan, jojoba and grapeseed oils and is the ultimate in daily moustache and beard care. Our Natural Pear Wood Comb is made from sustainably harvested pear wood and has both finer and thicker teeth for different types of hair. It can also be used to groom and style beards and moustaches. Our Natural Lemon Lip Balm prevents dry, chapped lips if you’re heading out on family walks with the dog in the cold winter weather this Christmas.
If your man is a foodie, then he will love our Handmade Coconut Bowls. He’ll be able to use them to serve some stylish home-made dips and snacks or to serve the Cranberry or Bread Sauce.
And finally, we know women love a candle but so (secretly, sometimes!) do men. We have two gorgeous candles in our range – The Relaxing Candle – Lavender, Bergamot & Lime and The Reviving Candle – Eucalyptus Lemongrass & Grapefruit. Each of them contain only sustainable soy wax and premium essential oils. Hand-poured by a female team in Hamble, Hampshire, they will fill your home with a wonderful sense of calm and wellbeing this Christmas.
We hope that this has given you some inspiration for some gifts for those hard-to-buy-for men. And not a single pair of socks in sight!