There are many ways to make Christmas more planet conscious. Some of our favourites include choosing recyclable paper (because most wrapping paper is not recyclable), being mindful when choosing gifts by only buying things the recipient will truly love/use, avoiding gifts which are plastic heavy, and shopping from independent, local businesses. If you’re stuck for ideas and have a loved one obsessed with home decor then we have some environmentally conscious gift ideas made from natural materials that will last a life time and are from a local, independent business.
A natural stone bird bath is the perfect gift for the keen gardener or budding bird watcher, it’s always a treat welcoming more wildlife to your garden. Granite is the perfect stone for bird baths as it’s exceptionally durable and as it’s non-porous will hold water well. Local stone masons like Coulon Stone can help you design your bird bath, whether you want a rustic design or something more modern. Let your loved one sit back and enjoy as birds flock to your garden oasis.
For those that love earthy, textured interiors, a natural stone candle holder may be the gift for them. Why not visit your local stone mason and hand pick the stone for that extra special, bespoke touch. They can then cut it to your requirements, whether you would want it to hold a tealight, dinner or pillar candle.
Pestle and Mortar
For the keen cooks out there a hand-crafted pestle and mortar makes a great gift. The hefty weight and deep bowl means it won’t slip and slide as your grind, and spices, seeds and nuts won’t jump about. Choose a rustic look which combines rough and smooth granite, or for a modern take choose a sleek, shiny marble. They also look great displayed on open shelving or on top of your worktop.
If you are interested in any of the gifts above please get in touch by visiting www.coulonstone.com. And for more natural stone inspiration follow us on Instagram (@coulonstoneltd) | Facebook (@coulonstoneltd)