In 1963, Andy Williams famously sang that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. It’s hard to disagree; the cold weather and long nights give us all the perfect excuse to gorge ourselves on mince pies, decorate everything in sight and spend evenings cuddled up with the ones we love. On the other hand, we’re expected to buy gifts because, capitalism. So how do we show how much we care without feeding into a system of overconsumption?
The trouble is, buying any object only adds to the problem. It's all very well buying your mate a reusable water bottle or a KeepCup but if they've already got one, they're just going to chuck the old one out before they start using the new one and so the landfill problem continues.
So this year, when it comes to sustainable gifts, it's time to get really inventive. Click through for our picks of the best ways to spread Christmas cheer and not leave too much of an impact on the planet.