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5 Sustainable Gifting Tips for a Conscious Christmas (& our gift to you)

The Mazillo girls are always here to support your sustainability journey.  From our cruelty-free ingredients to our low-waste packaging, we’ve built a business that fits seamlessly into your ethical lifestyle.

And since we all know Christmas can be tricky when it comes to shopping sustainably, we’re more ready than ever to cheer on your conscious choices.

In this post, we’ve got some top tips for sustainable gifting, details of an exciting pop-up to make a conscious Christmas even easier, AND a festive offer to spur you along the way – you can’t say we don’t spoil you.

Grab your mulled wine, check who’s on your nice list, and let’s get sustainable gifting…

5 Sustainable Gifting Tips

  1.     Shop local

In the age of online shopping, it can seem like the world’s your oyster when it comes to Christmas gifts. Before you start shipping your mum’s perfume from one side of the globe, and your dad’s socks from another, first look at businesses near you.

By shopping locally, you’ll be supporting your local economy and keeping your carbon footprint down. Who knows, the perfect gift might have been right under your nose all along.

(Did you know at Mazillo, we keep it local every step of the way, from sourcing ingredients to formulating in-house, to limit your carbon footprint even more?)

  1.     Wrap creatively

There’s nothing like the Christmas eve rush to get everything wrapped. Who would have thought a pile of oddly wrapped shapes in colourful paper could be so stressful?

Then you wake up the next day only to rip it off and throw it away. In fact, during the Christmas season, the amount of wrapping paper thrown away could cover 238,855 miles– imagine trying to wrap a present that big!

It’s time to make this tradition more fun, and more eco-friendly. Look around the house and see what you could repurpose as gift wrap – a box you could decorate? A magazine you could cut up? What about an old scarf, or another piece of material?

We’d love it if you saved your Mazillo boxes and used them to gift-again – take a picture and tag us in your upcycled package at @mazilloskincare on Instagram.

  1.       Gift with meaning

Be honest with yourself, is your sister really going to want another candle, even though you’ve brought her one for the past 5 years?

If the answers ‘‘no, probably not’’, it might be time to give your gift giving a little more thought. This doesn’t have to be a big job, but a small amount of time reading reviews and brainstorming ideas could save you spending money on something that’ll just end up as waste.

Stuck for ideas? Here’s what Maxine says about our Purify + Nourish Face Mask:

One of the most effective gentle masks I’ve ever used. Thank you! Would recommend this to anyone who has sensitive and acne-prone skin like me - use this mask and you will see a difference within under a week.

Is there anyone you know who has a similar struggle?

  1.   Choose quality over quantity

We know a massive pile of presents looks impressive, but if it leads to an even bigger pile in landfills, then it’s just not worth it. Think of a couple of quality gifts, rather than writing a shopping list longer than Santa’s.

We’ve taken this approach at Mazillo, creating 5 high-quality products that fit together for a simple but effective skincare routine – and they’re all stocking-sized!

  1.     Think vegan

Even if you’re shopping for someone who doesn’t follow a plant-based lifestyle, you can still seek vegan and cruelty-free presents for a conscious Christmas.

This season isn’t the nicest time for farm animals, particularly Turkeys. In the UK, 10 million Turkeys are purchased for Christmas day, and 263,000 turkeys are thrown away. Of course, choosing vegan gifts isn’t going to alter your Christmas feast, but it does mean you lessen the damage to animals in another way.

And why not see if vegan gifts inspire your friends to give Veganuary a go?

Have a Conscious Christmas with Mazillo

Lucky for you, we have the perfect opportunity to put these tips into action. The Winter Workshop is coming to Coal Drop’s Yard in Kings Cross, London on the 3rd-20th of December.

In collaboration with Stories Behind Things, we’ll have a pop-up store where you can come and chat sustainable gifting tips and get your hands on some Mazillo goodies.

Oh, and of course, a conscious Christmas wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t get you anything.

We’re giving you BUY 1, GET 1 FREE with the code XMAS22 and FREE delivery on all orders in Bulgaria & the UK, when you buy before the 31st December.

Now go and enjoy a second glass of that wine, and get your Xmas wrapping done early this time!

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