Friends of Glass 2018 Consumer Survey Results
A survey conducted for Friends of Glass found that 9 out of 10 millennial Europeans have become more conscious of the environmental impact of their consumer habits in the last year.
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The temperatures have started to drop, the faint sounds of Wham and Mariah Carey are beginning to echo around city centre shops and at least one of your neighbour’s houses can be seen from space.
Yes, Christmas is just under three weeks away which means that many of us across the country are getting in the festive spirit and that means the hunt for the perfect present is well underway.
However, if you’re lagging behind and you haven’t even bought your first gift yet or you’re looking to have a more sustainable celebration this year, we’ve got you covered.
At Friends of Glass we’ve scoured the internet to find the best gifts you can give that come in glass.
Glass can be recycled repeatedly without a drop in quality and is also 100% recyclable making it the perfect material for sustainable gifts.
So, without further ado, here are our best picks for gifts in glass this Christmas.
Nothing says Christmas like a glass of mulled wine, whether it be enjoyed by the fire or bought for £6.50 at a Christmas market.
But now thanks to Adnams you can provide your loved ones with the festive tipple to enjoy over the festive period.
What’s more this giftset comes with two branded Thermo glasses to enjoy the drink at the ideal temperature and it’s under £25.
In need of a last-minute present for your Mum or Auntie? We’ve got the perfect solution.
This Yankee candle comes in an elegant glass jar which is perfect for reuse, but you can also personalise it with whatever scent, picture and message you want.
So not only will their home be filled with the scent of Christmas Magic, Black Cherry or Clean Cotton, they’ll also have a reminder of you on their shelf.
We must say this every year but there really isn’t a better gift for someone who’s environmentally conscious than a reusable glass water bottle.
Glass’ inert quality means no chemicals are leached into anything that’s contained in a glass bottle so it’s simply best for taste and for your health.
On top of that, a reusable water bottle will also help cut down the amount of single-use plastic you use without breaking the bank, so gift such as this is a win-win for the environment and for your wallet.
Or if a water bottle isn’t your bag, a reusable coffee cup will have exactly the same effect, just for your hot drinks.
Carrying on with the sustainable trend, with a more environmentally aware world, many beauty brands have responded and moved to be more eco-friendly.
What’s more is that each of those brands package their product in glass meaning you can pop them in the recycling once you’re done with them as an added environmental benefit.
If you’re wanting to splash the cash on your loved on this Christmas, then a perfume or aftershave is the way to go.
With most perfume bottles packaged in glass they can be easily recycled once you’re finished with them, as long as you remove the plastic top and pipette.
We’ve come full circle with our final gift recommendation with another giftset but this one is slightly different.