If you are looking for Christmas present inspiration, why not keep it local in 2015? Bristol has a huge range of independent shops, artists and charities offering ethical, unusual and meaningful Christmas gifts. Here are Ecojam Bristol’s top, locally sourced Christmas gift ideas — discover more in the Ecojam Directory.
Made in Bristol
At Made in Bristol you'll find Christmas gifts crafted by talented local artists such as Rosie Webb and jewellery from Elin Morgan. There is no shortage of artwork, ceramics and homeware to browse at their temporary Christmas home in The Bristol 2015 Lab Space on Harbourside.
Gifts that Grow support Tree Aid's work across communities in Africa. Choose to donate a Moringa tree, known locally as a miracle tree, or fund a villager to be trained in setting up and running a successful tree nursery. Your gift will help African dryland households transform their lives and protect their environment.
For the collector in the family, why not treat them to a 'Souvenir Paper Pounds Second Edition Print (2015)' by Bristol Pound? Alternatively, instead of shop vouchers, introduce a family member or friend to Bristol Pound by presenting them with beautifully designed paper £B notes — they can be used at loads of shops and restaurants around the city.
Avon Wildlife Trust
The perfect Christmas gift for a Bristol-based wildlife fanatic is annual membership with Avon Wildlife Trust. They'll receive four mailings of 'Wildlife' magazine whilst feeling smug that they are helping local wildlife!
Bristol is a foodie heaven! Some of our favourite local spots include Pocos, The Thali Cafe, The Pump House, Maitreya Social, The Canteen and Cafe Kino. Vouchers for a meal at any of these places would 'go down well' at Christmas.
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