Friday, 22 December 2017

Gift tips: make your gifts customizable and ethical

The gift tips made to last and impress, whether for a birthday, a special occasion or Christmas, are buying ethical or local and customizing your packages!

How to memorable presents. Gift tips: handmade and ethical

What I like, do and suggest is preparing small presents wrapped at home, with your own hands and colourful crafting materials like paper bags, tags and ribbons.
Doubts about what to give? 
Think about the recipient and his/her taste and style: this is going to help a lot.
Choose little helpful accessories. With these, I include a product that is handmade and ethically involved.
So this year, I've created some little favour Christmas bags (with a secret content) and "embellished" with the real gifts outside.

I went local by choosing some gorgeous handmade soaps crafted by Charlotte George, a little indie company active in Birmingham.
The scent and the colours of these soaps are inviting and visually stimulating; they're an explosion of fruit, seeds and swirls.

Charlotte George handmade soaps. An ethical bath and body business in Birmingham (Citezen Home)
Charlotte George handmade soaps

I've found these beauties at the Citizen Home shop in the Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham, a tiny store filled with handmade, vintage, extravagant and recycled products for people and their houses.
Everything is second-hand, handmade, up-cycled or simply quirky (new); selected among socially passionate companies using fair-trade ingredients (like the York-based chocolate bars by Choco Affair), natural products or old materials...
all goes to support our local community and indigenous populations in Africa, India and South American countries through Shared Earth, different campaigns and products.

Citizen Home Birmingham, ethical gift shop (Jewellery Quarter) Charlotte George and Choco Affair

Honestly, it was the crowded store window that called my attention and welcomed to the Citizen Home HQ. You can find this store in Birmingham at 82 Vyse Street - B16 6HA (Jewellery Quarter) and let it content tempt you for a good cause.
Still in doubt for your gift? It's the time of the year when everyone feels optimist and generous, why not making people happy and giving back at the same time? 
Choose something ethical and add your personal touch with a bit of "do it yourself" skills!

Valentina Chirico aka Valens

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