A Very Ethical Christmas

Whether you’re finishing up with school, uni or work, this festive time of year can be a just a little bit stressful as your juggle the demands of the day to day with Christmas planning. Hopefully you’ve got a lovely holiday to look forward to, you’ve worked hard all year and definitely deserve it!

If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed in the gift-giving department, we’re here to help! It’s the second year of Taboo’s ethical gift giving guide, and this year we’ve decided to show case the amazing locally made goods that our home state of South Australia has to offer. There’s some real talent in our fair city of Adelaide, so let’s get into it.

Katia Carletti Stoneware

Katia is an Adelaide based potter who works out of her home studio creating magical handmade stoneware that would put a smile on anyone dial Christmas morning. Katia draws inspiration from nature and folk-art when creating her vases, plates and cups. Our pick for a special gift to one of your nearest and dearest is her ‘Sun and Moon vase’ that is completely out of this world. Double points for supporting a local, female owned small business!

Etikette Candles

You may have seen these stylish and deliciously fragrant candles gracing the tables of the trendiest haunts around Adelaide, and wondered just where they came from. They’re Etikette, and they’re made right here in South Australia. Not only that, they’re named after some of the state’s most beautiful and iconic locations like The Barossa, Lobethal and Henley. You can even order a custom candle with your scents with a name of your choosing. Each candle comes in a super cute amber jar and is made from super environmentally friendly soy wax, so there’s no nasties in the air when you burn this bad boy.

Good Studios Hemp Bed Linen

There are few simple pleasures in life greater than fresh clean sheets on your bed, am I right? Why not give the useful and yet luxurious gift of hemp bed linen by Good Studios this Christmas. You guessed it, it’s all made lovingly right here in South Australia from 100% hemp linen. The best thing is that hemp will keep you cool in summer and cosy in winter, so this gift is all rounder. And in a range of shades from rose pink to navy, there’s something for even the most difficult to pick for family member.

Loey Lois Scrunchies  

Gone are the days when wearing a scrunchie was a horrible fashion faux from the 80’s or 90’s. They’re uber cool now, and an hair friendly alternative to those every disappearing hair ties that will have your tresses breathing a sigh of relief. Just to sweeten the deal, Loey Lois scrunchies are handmade in SA, often from repurposed materials such as vintage silk scarves. Tres chic! They’re the perfect Chrissie gift for you bestie that will have them looking like the belle of the ball on New Years! DM Loey Lois on their Insta to purchase.

And Last but not at all least

Taboo Sanitary Products… the gift that gives twice

Oh does Taboo have a special Christmas gift for you this year, boo! Taboo Sanitary Products has 3 gifting options to take your pick from. You can either give a gift voucher between the values of $25 to $100 to a beloved friend or family member. And for those individuals in your life that don’t bleed, you can choose to give them a charitable gift by selcting the option on our website to donate pads to women in Rural Communities of Australia through the support of NPY Womens Council or by selecting to donate sanitary products to schoolgirls in SA through the support of FoodBank. Whichever option you pick for your mates this Christmas, 100% of Taboo’s net profits go towards providing women and girls in Developing Countries to gain access to education and sanitary care. You’d really be mad not to!

Alicia Franceschini

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