Tree of sustainable gift suggestions

A large number of families were attracted to our WaterCAN stall at the Mistletoe Fayre, many of whom braved the cold to enter our competition 'My favourite sustainable gifts at Christmas time'.

Congratulations to Hana and Albie whose winning suggestions, bulbs to plant and a bug hotel kit, were both practical and nurturing of our environment.  We will be in touch to present you each with a £10 gift voucher to be spent  Sam Long's fruit and veg at her pop up stall in Dibden Purlieu!

Other sustainable Christmas ideas included: 

  • Max's Making Toys
  • Harry's Hedgehog hotel
  • Becky's Bamboo objects and upcycled clothing
  • Evie and Eric's Christmas card making
  • Riley and Layla's Greenhouses made out of plastic bottles 
  • Katie's Baking kit in a jar
  • and of course, home-baked sweets and treats

Our top tips for a more sustainable Christmas are:

  • Plan for all your food
  • Buy second hand
  • Make your own gifts and cards
  • DIY your decorations
  • Shop locally
  • and of course, relax and enjoy......

Thanks to everyone who took part. Many of the ideas have helped to form the Sustainable Gift Tree in our cover picture. Can you spot your idea?


20:51, 07 Dec 2023 by Helen Capstick