Every product you purchase from our Apothecary shop helps to change lives one story at a time.

Gifts for the Eco-Conscious

The Shop Elves present their Top 5 gifts for the eco-conscious; these items are ideal for anyone who is actively trying to reduce their waste and be more sustainable with recycled or recyclable materials, no plastic and products made close to home.

        Motivation solid shampoo   
  1. Our potion range is full of charms and curses to suit every taste. From Compound of Wicked to Condensed Enthusiasm, Success Stimulant to Sun Shine. Choose from bottled granular ingredients (humans use these as bath salts), two varieties of solid ingredients (used in the mortal realm as soaps and shampoos), and brand new for the festive season, Pearls of Wisdom (bath pearls), all of which plastic-free.
    Most of our potion ranges are vegan-friendly, all are vegetarian products and you can re-use your glass bottles for more salts or other items.
    Shop the Apothecary Potions here.

                  Hanging dried fruit garland with wooden heart at the end.    Image of the hanging mesh star tree decoration with dried fruits inside on a Christmas tree.  
  1. The truly festive Scents of the Season range will bring the nostalgic smells of orange, cinnamon and clove into your home. These gifts are all designed and made in the UK by a family team and can be re-used each year with a top-up of the Christmas in a Bottle oil to keep them smelling good as new. The decorations are made up of dried fruits, pine cones and cinnamon sticks, for a naturally festive scented display with no plastic in sight. 
    Take a look at the Scents of the Season.

    Image of books wrapped in scarves for eco-friendly wrapping paper  Image of hands wrapping a book in a scarf wrap.
  2. Our beautiful range of Story Extract and Excerpt Scarves not only make a pretty gift to wear (as part of a convincing human disguise), but can also be doubled up as an extra gift when you use one to wrap other items. Take a look at our Head Shop Elf wrapping one of our clothbound classic books in a matching styled scarf in this video here. Instead of wasting lots of wrapping paper this year, you can wrap your gift in a stylish and eco-friendly wrap and give an additional present at the same time.
    Shop the book wrap scarves here.

                Image of the Journal of Dreams in burgundy. Image of all the colours of Journal of Dreams including black, nutmeg, navy, burgundy and blue.

  3. Top on our list are our Journals of Dreams, Schemes and Wild Plots. Everyone loves good quality stationery and our vegan-leather journals are definitely high quality and beautifully functional. Leave us a note to say if you would like the journal embossed with someone's initials, for a personalised gift. The journals are re-fillable with inserts, meaning you never have to throw away your journal, just order refills including calendar, dotted, lined and plain pages.
    Shop our Journals here.

    Image showing all three Grimm & Tonic candles with the centre candle lit.

  4. Our last pick in this Top 5 list is the Grimm & Tonic tinned candle range. These little tins of warmth and light are filled with vegan-friendly soy wax which melts evenly when lit, reducing waste of excess wax as it burns. With around 40 hours of burn time, these candles will release their delicate scents to fill a room. These candles are scented with a choice of juniper (Flicker of Fortune), freesia (Glow of Gratitude) and mimosa and mandarin (Glimmer of Confidence) with around 40 hours burn time. Once the wax has burned out, these handy tins with lids can be washed and re-used to store anything from jewellery to paperclips, screws to pocket-money. Let us know how you re-use yours.
    Find the Grimm & Tonic candles here.

The Shop Elves love to learn new ways of re-purposing our items, especially as Graham Grimm is a very frugal man and hates waste. We'd love to hear about any other products you bought from Grimm & Co that you've managed to find another use for. 


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