Buying cruelty-free beauty can be a minefield, so it is great to find a retailer that takes all the guess work out of buying ethical products so you can spend less time researching and more time stocking up on your favourite skincare. Lovethical are among my top trusted websites to purchase cruelty-free as each brand has been vetted and verified to ensure that each product meets the cruelty-free criteria laid out by Lovethical.

What I love in particular about Lovethical is that they are challenging the misconception that cruelty-free and ethical beauty has to be expensive, showcasing that green beauty – and vegan products in particular – doesn’t have to cost the Earth. With this in mind, I’ve rounded up some of my favourite natural beauty items from their range of products that will make perfect budget friendly gifts this Christmas. All these gifting options are under £15.00, so make great stocking fillers and secret Santa gifts for all ages, as well as a little natural beauty treat for yourself (as you deserve it). As all the brands featured have been approved by Lovethical, you can be safe in the knowledge that these gift ideas are cruelty-free and vegan friendly – with absolutely no exceptions.

Flawless Make-Up Brushes – From £4.00

Make-up brushes make a great gift and with brushes ranging from £4.00 to £6.99, these affordable brushes from Flawless really do make a perfect present for any make-up enthusiast. Flawless use bamboo to create their brush handles, as well as using recycled aluminium ferrules which can by recycled once again when the brush is disposed.

Flawless Make-Up Brushes Lined up in a row. Gift Guide by Beauty Folio, Photo from Lovethical
Photo Credit: Lovethical Website

The PETA-approved synthetic fibres can be used with creams, powders and liquids, and being synthetic, helps to eradicate make-up wastage and bacteria build-up which can occur with natural bristles. I have Flawless make-up brushes within my collection and having owned one for over 3 years, I am pleased to say that it is still as good as new. Lovethical stock a good range of brush sizes from Flawless, so there really is one for every purpose making them a lovely gift on their own or as a bundle for the lucky recipient.

Benecos Nail Polish – £4.95

I am such a huge fan of Benecos Nail Polishes as not only are they incredibly ethical but they are also great quality too. The nail polish applies to the nail with ease thanks to a nicely-shaped brush and highly pigmented formulation that gives perfect coverage with only two coats.

Benecos Nail Polish in red. Gift Guide by Beauty Folio, Photo from Lovethical
Photo Credit: Lovethical

These affordable polishes are great for every age, with a festive red, sophisticated neutral and bold bright listed on the Lovethical site, there is something for every style preference. These small but mighty nail polishes will make great stocking fillers and cracker gifts this Christmas, as well as a lovely little treat for yourself.

Lovethical Gift Card – From £5.00

When it comes to last minute gifting, a digital gift card is the ideal gift for someone special. Lovethical’s gift card are priced between £5 – £35.00, making it an affordable choice and a great way to introduce someone to cruelty-free beauty.

A digital image of the Lovethical digital gift card.
Photo Credit: Lovethical Website

I personally love to give the gift of gift cards if i’m unsure on someone’s scent preference, skin type – or if they have any allergies – as it takes the guess work out of selecting products and allows someone to choose something that they really want this Christmas. This is also an incredibly ethical choice, as not only is the digital gift card zero waste when emailed to the lucky recipient, it also eradicates the amount of unwanted gifts that end up in landfill come New Year (and is also a great way to gift cruelty-free beauty across the miles).

Bloomtown Red & Berried Lip Balm – £6.00

I’ve been a Bloomtown fan for quite some time now and their Red & Berried Lip Balm is among my favourite products – with a theme that also makes it the perfect festive gift too.

Bloomtown Red & Berried Lip Balm surrounded by snow and foliage on a log slice. Loethical Gift Guide by Beauty Folio

The tinted balm not only smells of berries but has the most beautiful, yet subtle, berry red hue that is flattering and very wearable whatever your skin tone. It applies beautifully to the lips to give a nourishing wash of colour and I also like to pop a little on my cheeks to give a delicate flush and dewy finish. It’s a great addition to any Winter routine and will certainly be greatly appreciated in someone’s stocking come Christmas morning.

Vegan Bunny Candles – £8.00

Nothing says ‘lovely pampering session’ quite like a candle, and these affordable palm oil free offerings from Vegan Bunny make for the perfect Earth-conscious gift this Christmas.

Vegan Bunny Candle Chai Latte from Lovethical. Gift Guide by Beauty folio

The candles come in a stylish tin with a lid that would look beautiful in any room and have an approximate burn time of around 25 hours. The handcrafted, soy wax candles are fragranced with essential oils and come in a variety of aromas from spicy Chai Latte to the lovely floral Rose Blossom. They would be perfect to gift alone or add to an existing present for the ultimate self-care package this Christmas.

Moonie Eco Beauty Gift Set – £12.95

|Ad – Gifted| If you’re looking for an ethical, eco-friendly beauty gift this Christmas then look no further than this beautiful set from Moonie. The set contains some really handy reusables to help minimise the effect our beauty routine has on the planet, replacing make-up wipes and cotton wool with pads in a variety of fabrics to help with a multitude of beauty tasks.

The set comes in a paper bag and features 3x reusable cotton pads (perfect for cleansing and toning), 2x reusable nail varnish remover pads, a Konjac sponge, multi-purpose mesh bag (for pad storage or laundering) and a Moonie ‘Neil’ charm.

This for me is the gift that keeps on giving, with reusable products that will ensure that your ethical Christmas gift will last long after the festive period. This is a brilliant set for the green beauty novice and beauty enthusiast alike, and by giving a plastic-free beauty gift this year, you are also playing your part in protecting the planet. [Also available in a Grooming Version too].

All the items featured.

To say that Lovethical is a great place to shop cruelty free beauty feels like an understatement, as they really showcase an incredible range that has been fully vetted. Giving the gift of vegan, cruelty-free beauty doesn’t have to be expensive, with an affordable range that really performs exceptionally well. To find out more about Lovethical, check out my previous reviews here, and don’t forget you can get 15% off with the code Beautyfolio15.

Take Care and Merry Christmas!

Emma @ Beauty Folio x

*Disclaimer: Moonie’s Eco Beauty Gift Set was kindly gifted to me by Lovethical. This has not influenced my thoughts and opinions in this review as everything on Beauty Folio remains #triedandtested with honest feedback on each product that has not been influenced by the brand in any way. I will never give a positive review on a product I don’t believe in just because it has been #gifted, and each product i’ve received free of charge will be labelled as such. For more details on gifted products, please check out the disclaimer section on my website which can be found here. 

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