RUN&FELL Christmas Gift Edit: 9 Ethical Gifts for Men

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We know Christmas isn't just all about presents, but who doesn't love the excitement of exchanging and unwrapping gifts? In the spirit of spreading love and goodwill to all men, we've compiled a selection of luxurious, incredible quality, ethically produced men's gifts. 
So whether you're a Christmas shopping amateur, or whether you might as well be Santa's little helper, you're going to want to scroll through our list of gift ideas below. Each piece in our edit has been hand-picked not only for its design and its appeal, but also for its ethical credentials, so you know your gift will be spreading that goodwill a little further this year. 
Amazingly, you can also enter to WIN the Gift Guide below. Yes. Every. Single. Item. 

 

     

1. Denim Apron by Risdon & Risdon 

Risdon & Risdon are a family business based in Shropshire. They design and handmake high-end workwear using the finest cotton canvas, Italian leather (or Portugeuse cork for an alternative to leather) and metalware from a British foundry. They all believe in quality that not only lasts but looks good.
Risdon Risdon Street ApronThe denim Street Apron is made from 12oz denim, tied with smart leather straps. They are attached with heavy-duty metal poppers, on strong double layer corners and can be removed in seconds for machine washing. The pockets are reinforced with branded antique finish brass rivets for extra durability. The leather neck strap is adjustable with a smart Sam Browne rivet.

Ideal for the culinary genius in the family, your mate who thinks he's absolute the barbecue king, or that guy who can just knock together some wood in his shed and craft his own designs to enviable levels of greatness. Let's face it, no respectable man cave should be without one of these. Even just hanging up on a peg in the corner, this apron will give you serious man points.

Impressively, Risdon & Risdon's pieces are not only hand-made in England, but the have incredible green credentials. The company's principles are of sustainability, recycling and zero waste, ethical banking, green energy supplier, and the avoidance of plastics. 

Shop Now | Online: | https://risdonandrisdon.co.uk | Instagram: | @risdonandrisdon | 

Risdon & Risdon's Street Apron in action
  

2. Natural Handmade Shaving Soap Bar by The Printed Peanut

The Printed Peanut is an ever-expanding collection of quirky, inventive illustrated products, designed by illustrator Louise Lockhart. In 2012, Louise was working in a beautiful stationery shop in Vancouver which inspired her to start her own line of illustrated products. Realising there was a gap on the market for quality party games, she began making her version of Pass the Parcel (fuelled on peanut butter) and so The Printed Peanut was born. The Printed Peanut is still a one-woman operation, but is now based in sunny Yorkshire, England. 
 
This Soothing Shaving Soap bar has been handmade in Yorkshire. It's 100% natural and will make an ideal stocking filler. Containing castor oil, kaolin clay and soothing aloe vera, it has a delicate lemony fragrance. Combine with hot water, brush and bowl. Whip up a naturally soothing, velvety lather that softens your beard and nourishes your skin. It contains no SLS, parabens or palm oil. It's vegan, and not tested on animals. It even comes wrapped in 100% recycled paper, printed in the UK using water based, eco-friendly inks. Each bar is stamped with a smiling face.

All products by The Printed Peanut are manufactured in the UK and aim to use eco-friendly materials wherever possible. 
    
Shop Now | Online: | https://www.theprintedpeanut.co.uk | Instagram: | @theprintedpeanut

The Printed Peanut Soap Bar unwrapped    

 

3. British Wool Throw by Adam Curtis

Adam Curtis Online is the online retail outlet for a small network of family-owned textile companies, based in Yorkshire. They take pride in supporting British textiles and the wider industry, working with specific partners who share their values. 

The Best of British throw collection is a collaboration between two British owned textile companies, The Real Shetland Co. and Curtis, Curtis & Sons. The range consists of three designs, featuring a unique blend of pure, undyed British wool. The wools were specially selected for their desirable characteristics that ultimately represent the best of British textiles. Meticulously designed and developed in Yorkshire, every element of production was carried out in the UK.

Shop Now | Online: | https://www.adamcurtisonline.co.uk/ | Instagram: | @adamcurtisonline |
Best of British Wool Throws by Adam Curtis
 

4. Hip Flask by Marlborough of England

Since its inception in 1972, Marlborough of England has developed to become the largest manufacturer of Stainless Steel Hip Flasks made in England. A team of dedicated craftspeople whose exemplary skills, combined with highest quality materials, create their range of exceptional luxury items. Every single product is hand crafted in Walsall, England, the Home of the Leather industry, to ensure that their industry-leading standards are maintained. 

This Harris Tweed and Tan Leather 6oz Hip Flask is produced by hand in the Marlborough of England workshop by their master craftspeople. The stainless steel flask is hand covered in the traditional way using vegetable tanned Leather. Using the finest polished stainless steel and leather, Marlborough of England is the only company to offer a life time guarantee on their English hip flasks. The screw top has the signature MW Logo on the top and is fixed to a flexible brass chromed hinge to prevent it from being lost. The leather is also imprinted with the MW logo and features contrasting stitching detail. This stunning item is the ideal size for slotting into the outside pocket of a parker or blazer and makes the perfect gift idea for any English gent. And imagine all those country walks, picnics, days out, camping trips and festivals where this little item would come in so handy. 
 
Shop Now | Online: | https://www.marlboroughofengland.com | Instagram: | @marlboroughofengland |
 
Harris Tweed & Leather Hip Flask from Marlborough of England  
 

5. Dopp Kit by Ada Blackjack

Ada Blackjack takes its name from an Inuit woman who was the heroic and sole survivor of a two year expedition on the uninhabited Wrangel Island in northern Siberia. Taking inspiration from her story, Ada Blackjack stands for resilience, endurance and bravery. All Ada Blackjack goods are carefully crafted by hand using only the finest fabrics and hardware. Each item is made with great attention to detail and special craftsmanship, essential when making goods that last. 

The minimal designs are characterized by simplicity, timelessness and durability. Made of water-repellent waxed canvas in a khaki sage hue, the Dopp Kit is an ideal travel companion. It can carry cosmetics, grooming accessories and other small personal items. It's been designed to be practical with a leather side handle and metal zipper. 

Shop Now | Online: | https://www.adablackjackgoods.com | Instagram: | @adablackjack |

 



 The Dopp Kit in Sage by Ada Blackjack

 

  

 

6. The Firefighter Belt by Sipahi & co.

Sipahi & Co. Eco-Luxury Leather Goods are made by skilled British craftsmen - exclusively with oak bark leather from the last remaining traditional British tannery of its kind. The buckles are individually sand-cast in one of UK's last remaining traditional foundry from solid brass, hand-polished to a satin finish.

Made for firefighters of Victorian times and gadget lovers of today - oak bark leather belt with iconic quick release buckle! (There's a video on their site  showing how the buckle pops open in one easy flick) A gentle 14-month-long natural tanning process gives this leather a characterful patina that will develop beautifully throughout its long life. These belts age gracefully like fine Bordeaux.



Shop Now | Online: | https://www.sipahi.co.uk | Instagram: | @sipahiandco

The Firefighter by Sipahi & Co.

 

7. Organic cotton & Hemp T-shirt with Metallic Print by RUN&FELL

Here at RUN&FELL, we like to do things properly. We source organic fabrics, and select them for their quality and "feel appeal". We cut and sew each garment here in Manchester, England. We collaborate with local businesses to apply the print designs using both traditional screen print methods and digital printing technology. Our aim is to avoid exploitation across our supply chain, so that our customers can be confident that their clothing has been made fairly and made well.

This slate grey T-shirt with hi-shine metallic foil print has been constructed from a substantial, thick, hemp and Organic Cotton jersey. Hemp grows naturally without the need for pesticides, herbicides or fungicides, so doesn’t contain any toxic chemicals or contribute them into the environment.

As with all our garments, the fabric has been meticulously cut and sewn by hand in Manchester, England. We believe that in selecting luxuriously soft, organic fabrics, our products have a noticeably high quality and comfortably soft feel. The print has then been applied directly to the finished garment, using traditional screen print techniques.

 

Shop Now | Online: | https://www.runandfell.com | Instagram: | @runandfell |    

Organic Cotton Hemp Grey Men's T-shirt Metallic Print Ethical Menswear Men's FashionOrganic cotton & hemp Plate T-shirt by RUN&FELL 

 

8. Rugby Sevens Sock Gift Box by Mark John's

Marko John’s socks are made by a family-owned firm that has been making superior socks in England since 1895. The brand maintains the Victorian ’boutique’ sensibility today by focusing on quality above all else. They celebrate heritage, tradition and quality over disposable, short-term consumerism. Whilst they use time-tested methods to create their socks, the designs and colourways are always contemporary, combining the wealth of heritage and experience with a quintessentially English sartorial flourish.

The Rugby Sevens gift set comprises seven pairs of Marko John's superior socks, made in England with toe seams linked by hand, presented in a magnetic closing gift box (also made in England!) These are luxury British socks; a pair for each day of the week, and the perfect gift this Christmastime. For the dapper gent who loves to suit up, a flash of these bright, luxury socks just under the trouser hem will add the perfect finishing touch to a carefully considered outfit. 

 

Shop Now | Online: | http://marko-johns.com | Instagram: | @marko_johns |

Rugby Sevens Sock Gift Set by Marko John's

 

9. Howgill Classic Soft Twill by Laura's Loom

Following a desire to create something beautiful from top quality Yorkshire Dales wool, Laura began to source fleece from local farms in 2008. This new venture has taken Laura’s Loom into the realm of production weaving, working with small manufacturers across the north of England and into the Scottish Borders to create limited edition collections of luxuriously soft wool throws and scarves, cushions and baby blankets all woven from 100% British wool and made entirely within the British Isles.

This Howgill Classic Soft Twill scarf is woven from 100% British wool sourced directly by Laura from farms in the Yorkshire Dales. Laura’s yarn is spun in West Yorkshire and woven in Scotland. These scarves are available in five subtle colours: Sky Blue, Tarn Blue, Bracken Red, Moss Green, and Clover Purple.  

Shop Now | Online: |

 http://www.laurasloom.co.uk | Instagram: | @laura_s_loom |

 

WIN the christmas gift guide editIn our biggest ever competition, we're giving you the chance to enter to win each item above. That's a grand prize worth over £500.

You can win:
1 x Risdon & Risdon Apron - £75
1 x Printed Peanut Shaving Soap - £5.75
1 x Adam Curtis Best of British Wool Throw - £65
1 x Marlborough of England Hip Flask - £60
1 x Ada Blackjack Dopp Kit - €55
1 x Sipahi & Co. Leather Belt - £115
1 x RUN&FELL T-Shirt - £65
1 x Two Pairs of Marko John's socks - £27
1 x Laura's Loom Howgill Classic Soft Twill Scarf - £45

How to Enter:

To be in with a chance of winning over £500 worth of gifts just follow the following steps:

 

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T&Cs: The competition will run from Friday 16th November to 17th December 2017. One winner will be chosen at random to win all of the prizes listed above. The prize cannot be exchanged for cash. The winner will be chosen and notified on the 18th December 2017. Open to entrants based in the United Kingdom only.

 


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