Carved Culture Ethical Christmas Gift Guide

Looking for the perfect gift for a loved one can be challenging. Luckily for you we have done the research and have the perfect gift presents that are aesthetically pleasing and sustainable - because looking after our planet has become our number one priority. Whether you're looking for a gift on a budget or something that says more, we have compiled a list of our most popular sustainable gifts.

Merino wool penguin keyring

mini felt wool penguin

This penguin is made from 100% recycled merino wool and is completely made by hand which makes it a unique gift that is perfect for giving key chains a special individuality.

Shop sustainable wool penguin keyring, £15

Olive wood spice spoons

olive wood spice spoons

These small Nyeri spice spoons are stunningly hand-carved from sustainable olive wood. They make a wonderful gift for anyone who is into their cooking and can be purchased in singles or as a set of four. 

Shop sustainable olive spice spoons, from £10

 Multi coloured ceramic oil burner

selection of ceramic oil burners

This ceramic oil burner comes in many colours and is the perfect way to diffuser natural essential oils. You will be able to deodorise a room improving the overall smell and energy of your living space. Ceramic is made from natural and sustainable clay.

Shop sustainable ceramic oil burner, £15

 Recycled metal dragonfly windchime

dragonfly windchime


This dragonfly windchime is made entirely from recycled metals and glass. It is an ethical gift that is perfectly suited to that special woman in your life. Whether that be your partner, your sister, your mum or your nan. Each windchime is made by hand in India and it is just stunning in the garden.

Handwoven recycled African basket

Kolda medium african basket

This basket is handmade from woven recycled plastic and straw. The pot comes with a matching lid and due to its large size, it is perfect for storing many things around the home. 

Shop recycled African kolda basket, £16.95

Global sounds musical instrument pack

global sounds instrument pack


The global sounds musical instrument pack includes five musical instruments from around South America and Asia. The bundle includes panpipes, a guiro, an ocarina, a rainstick and a flute. The musical instruments bundle makes a great christmas gift for a child aged 7 years plus. 

Shop global sounds musical instrument pack, £19.95 

Indian essential oil soy candle

A candle made from soy wax and organic essential oils. This patchouli and vanilla candle comes in a gift box and provides a 60 hour burn time. Each one contains hand poured soy wax and smells beautiful.

Shop Indian essential oil soy candle, £24.95 

Solid mango wood chopping board

solid mango wood chopping board

This solid mango wood chopping board is completely sustainable and can be used as a serving board. With the addition of its jute loop, it can be hung up on display in your kitchen. These are made by hand in Northern India. 

Shop solid mango wood chopping board, £34

Shipibo Shaker

shamanic rattle shipibo

Our best selling shaker is made in the remote Peruvian Amazon by the Shipibo tribe, it is decorated depicting their animals, plants and native art with an elegant feather on top!

Shop for Peruvian tribal shipibo shaker 

Owl Bookends

pair of owl bookends

Our best selling bookends, these beautiful hand carved mango wood owls sit either side of your books, and look fantastic at the same time. They do look rather cute though, especially for birds of prey!

Shop solid mango wood owl bookends 

Cactus rainstick (25cm)

25cm cactus rainstick

Our most popular rainstick comes from the Atacama in Chile. All of our cactus is wood collected by mule from hills high inland. Then they are cleaned and hollowed. Cactus needles are used for spiking into the interior, which is filled with pebbles before sealing. The sound of rain from the desert. Finished with a colourful cotton band.

Shop Chilean cactus rainstick 

Peruvian Monkey Drum

small 15cm peruvian monkey drum

Our best selling and cheapest monkey drum! Small Peruvian Monkey drum (Damassas) These are so easy to play a monkey could do it! Made in a small family run workshop in the mountains of Peru. Great sound from such a small instrument! Assorted colour woven bands. 6cm Diameter.

Shop Peruvian monkey drum

Tagua seeds

tagua nut seeds

250g of assorted size, and colour tagua nut seed pieces, presented in a cotton drawstring bag. Perfect for making your own jewellery, learning to count etc. Tagua seeds are also known as vegetable ivory. Larger quantities are available, please contact directly!

Shop assorted tagua seed 

Drawstring Pouches

natural cotton pouch

Handmade in Vietnam, a nice drawstring pouch. They measure about 10cm 'square' and have a double drawstring fastening with tabs to the top. Good for keeping little bits and pieces safe. They make good jewellery bags, change purses, makeup pouches, and packaging for little gifts.

Shop Vietnamese drawstring cotton pouch


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