Five eco friendly (chocolate free) Easter gift ideas

If you're looking for an alternative Easter gift that's not chocolate, or you supplement chocolate eggs with an extra treat, here are five eco friendly, plastic free ideas that we think will go down a treat.:

1. A glass jar of aromatherapy bath soak

For those who love a long luxurious soak, College Green bath soaks are pure bliss. A combination of three different salts, a blend of pure essential oils plus skin soothing colloidal oatmeal make for a perfect bath time. Choose from Sleep Easy, Rosy Posy, Calming or Happy. And College Green Warming foot soak is a great option for people who spend a lot of time on their feet, and those without a bath. Each bath soak comes in either an amber glass jar, (£12-£20) or Kraft waxed pouch. And we've made a single-bath pouch that's perfect for popping in an Easter card (£3). 

top view of a College Green opened jar of bath soak

2. A handmade natural soap

College Green natural soaps are handmade in small batches using a traditional cold process technique. We combine six skin loving oils and butters, pure essential oils and spring water that runs through our village near Stroud, in the Cotswolds. They are palm oil free, rich in hydrating glycerine and have a creamy lather that is kind to skin. Individual soaps are wrapped in artisan Cambridge Imprint paper (£5), or available as a gift box set of four in heart, sunflower or traditional bar shapes (£20).

College Green natural soap in a flower shape, with lavender flowers in the centre

3. A scented candle

College Green candles are made from pure soy wax and premium fragrance oils for a cleaner, soot-free burn. Available in amber glass jars, they will add a warm, cosy glow to any room. Available in individual jars (£8) and as a set of four in a gift box (£30).

Candle in amber glass jar

4. A gift set

College Green gift sets are packed full of luxurious treats - choose from:

A set of four natural soaps in either heart, flower or traditional bar shapes

  • A bath soak, wooden soap dish, natural soap & mini candle
  • A selection of scented soy wax candles in amber jars
  • A ceramic wax warmer & selection of fragranced wax melts
  • Or get in touch and we'll make a bespoke box just for you

Why not make your gift set extra special by adding a Japanese-style furoshiki gift wrapping: it's a beautiful vintage scarf that's a present in itself. Just add `wrapping' after you've selected the gift set you'd like (extra £5)

5. A College Green gift voucher

If you simply  can't choose (or have run out of time), why not buy a gift voucher - the unique code can be printed or written in a card and your recipient will have the joy of choosing the gift they'd most like.

All College Green products are hand made with the greatest care in our Cotswold studio. Our packaging is plastic free and fully recyclable, and we're proud to be a Surfers Against Sewage Plastic Free Business.

We'll be at Saxon Barn Easter Fair in Leonard Stanley on Saturday 9 April, alternatively browse our website, which has a local pick up available for customers that live nearby. 

Our next Stroud Farmers' Market will be on Saturday 23 April.