The 5 editor-approved ethical beauty gifts topping our Christmas wishlists

Promotional feature The Body ShopHave yourself an ethically conscious little Christmas...

Promotional feature The Body Shop Have yourself an ethically conscious little Christmas...

With many of us shopping more thoughtfully, is it any wonder that Christmas gift lists are starting to reflect this ethical trend? When it comes to iconic brands, The Body Shop has always been at the forefront of ethical beauty, creating fabulous products that ultimately give something back to both the environment and community projects across the globe – and this Christmas is no exception.

This festive season, The Body Shop will pledge 1.8p from every transaction to help protect and re-wild more than 10 million square metres of forest in England and Armenia, supporting the World Land Trust (WLT) and new partners The Woodland Trust UK as part of The Body Shop’s World Bio-Bridges Mission. To ensure this target is achieved, The Body Shop has committed to donate a minimum of £100,000 to the World Land Trust and £150,000 to the Woodland Trust respectively. Running throughout November and December, this Re-wild The World campaign will add an extra level of ethical value to your Christmas haul.

Plus, The Body Shop has been famously opposed to animal testing for over 40 years – an issue we feel very strongly about here at team Marie Claire – and with all products boasting a 100% vegetarian stamp (many are also vegan), you can feel rest assured you'll find gifts to please everyone.

It's also worth mentioning The Body Shop has designed many of its festive gift containers and packaging to be reused and upcycled to help reduce that post-Christmas waste.

So, with that in mind we've compiled our top five gift ideas from The Body Shop's Christmas collection. Inspired by the winter forest, this range is all about escaping into nature. Enjoy...

1. Perfect for... mum

Ideal for sensitive skin, the Almond Milk & Honey Ultimate Collection (£40) is packed full of creamy pampering treats. Using Community Trade organic almond milk from Spain and sustainably sourced Community Trade honey from Ethiopia, hello home spa goals.

2. Perfect for... gym fans

Infused with the uplifting scent of peppermint candy canes, this Festive Sack of Peppermint Candy Cane Delights (£18) is perfect for those who love a fresh fragrance kick post-workout. Plus, the sack is made from natural materials and is 100% reusable.

3. Perfect for... the BFF

Guaranteed to have skin glowing well into the New Year, this iconic vegan Facial Mask Duo (£32) is the ultimate bestie present. The Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Mask helps draw out impurities and refine pores, while the British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask leaves skin feeling replenished with moisture and visibly smoother. Hello festive indulgence!

4. Perfect for... Secret Santa

Containing handcrafted Community Trade shea butter from Ghana, this nutty Shea Soft Hands, Warm Kisses Duo (£8) will tick any last-minute Secret Santa boxes – just try not to keep it for yourself...

5. Perfect for... the chaps

Up his grooming game this Christmas with the Guarana & Coffee Skin Energising Kit (£18), enriched with invigorating ingredients such as Brazilian guarana seeds and caffeine-rich green coffee beans from Ethiopia to help rejuvenate and moisturise.

To see the full range of gifts, pop into your local The Body Shop or shop online and make this Christmas the most ethically conscious one yet!