Welcome to the Seedlip Gift Guide. A carefully curated selection of brands and products loved by the Seedlip team, from a wild walking experience in Dartmoor to active wear made from recycled fishing nets.
It wouldn’t be a Seedlip Gift Guide without mentioning our mushroom-made gift set or the NOgroni recipe kit from our sister brand Æcorn. We’ve also included our latest recipe book Seedlip: Cocktail at Home, which is available to download free from our website.
Here’s our selection of festive and eco-friendly gift ideas for Christmas.
I. Frescobaldi Olive Oil
Made in Tuscany, this award-winning olive oil is a blend of handpicked, cold pressed Frantoio, Moraiolo and Leccino olives. Its colour is an intense green and it has a peppery, savoury taste that goes well with salad and vegetables.
£29.95 for 500ml from thegiftofoil.co.uk
II. Wandering Wild Retreat
If the Zoom calls, FaceTime catchups and Insta scrolling is getting you down, take a break and join a Wandering Wild Retreat in Dartmoor National Park. The three-day experience includes mindful walking, wild swimming and guided meditations. Bed and board are also included.
£280 at wanderingwild.co.uk
III. COMMON ROOM WALLPAPER
Kate Hawkins and Sarah McClean are bringing wallpaper back into vogue by creating designs that can be seen as artwork in their own right. All products, from wallpaper to home furnishings are designed and made sustainably in the UK. This is to support British Industry and reduce their carbon footprint.
Prices start at £140 for one roll at commonroom.co
IV. GIRLFRIEND COLLECTIVE ACTIVE WEAR
Don’t make waste, wear it; is the ethos behind Girlfriend Collective’s activewear. Their clothing is made using recycled materials including fishing nets and old water bottles. Plus, they offer full transparency on where and how their clothes are made.
Tops from £35, Leggings from £62, Available at selfridges.com
V. SEEDLIP SPICE 94 MYCELIUM GIFT SET
Did you know Mushrooms could help solve the issue of single-use plastic? We didn’t either until we started looking for ways to improve our packaging. Now there’s a much greener way to gift a bottle of Seedlip Spice 94. Plant-based and home compostable, this gift set includes a 100% recycled highball glass, a full-size bottle of Seedlip Spice 94 and a plantable Thyme seed necktag.
£40 at seedlipdrinks.com
VI. LIFORME YOGA MAT
If you’ve ever felt confused about where to put your hands and feet during yoga practice, you need one of these mats. The mats are environmentally low impact, have great grip, but most importantly feature an alignment system within the mat design. Buy Lifeorme’s Purple Earth mat and 5% of the sale will be donated to support the work of Friends of the Earth.
From £100 for a full-size mat at liforme.com
David Attenborough - A Life on Our Planet
Singling out one item from Patagonia’s new Autumn/Winter collection was like choosing our favourite flavour of Seedlip – impossible! If you’re looking for a new cosy Winter hat, fleece or waterproof to gift someone this festive season, Patagonia is the place to look. The company puts the planet first and most of the materials they use are environmentally friendly.
VIII. A LIFE ON OUR PLANET BY SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH
Seedlip’s founder Ben Branson gifted each Seedlip employee this book in October. Most of them read it in one weekend. It’s a must read and would make a timely, thoughtful gift for you and yours at Christmas.
£20, available from most good bookshops.
IX. NOGRONI RECIPE KIT
We’re not supposed to have a favourite non-alcoholic cocktail but the NOgroni would be a strong contender if we did. The best bit about our NOgroni? You can indulge in as many as you like. If you’re having friends’ round for dinner or know someone who loves to host a knees-up, consider investing in the NOgroni Recipe Kit and save £6.
To make a NOgroni, simply mix 25ml of Seedlip Spice 94, Æcorn Aromatic and Æcorn Bitter over ice and garnish with an Orange peel.
£59 at seedlipdrinks.com
X. STAINLESS STEEL DRINKING STRAWS
Does someone you know like to drink their Seedlip & Tonic through a straw? Gift them a set of metal straws for Christmas [and maybe a bottle of Seedlip] and they’ll be all set for Dry January.
£5.99 for a pack of four from greennetworkstore.com
XI. ESPRESSO MARTINO GIFT SET
The Espresso MartiNO is our delicious non-alcoholic twist on the much-loved, sumptuous coffee-based cocktail. We’ve teamed up with Grind Coffee for our Espresso MartiNO Gift Set, which also includes two elegant Martini glasses. Give the gift of enjoying indulgent alcohol-free cocktails at home.
£43 at seedlipdrinks.com
XII. SEEDLIP: COCKTAILS AT HOME
Why wait until Christmas to have a go at making Seedlip cocktails at home? Our latest recipe book has over 30 new, easy-to-follow recipes from our global community and it’s free to download from our website now. If you know someone who is looking for ways to get creative, send them a copy! Don’t forget to share the cocktails you create on social media and tag us @seedlipdrinks.
Available for free at seedlipdrinks.com
XIII. OCTAEVO PAPER VASE
Available in a whole host of patterns and colours inspired by the Mediterranean, Octaevo’s paper vases will brighten up any room. They’re made from special water-resistant paper, so you don’t need to worry about damaging them when watering your plants – just pat with a clean cloth and let the vase air dry.