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HOW TO HAVE A MORE
SUSTAINABLE CHRISTMAS

Dreaming of a green(er) Christmas? We have recycled gifts, long-lasting decorations, recyclable cards and wrap, and our best vegan Christmas dinner yet

Sustainable gifts

We’ve made sustainable strides with our men’s knitwear and kids’ outerwear this season. Give him the gift of cosiness with a super-soft striped crew neck, classic cable knit, on-trend half-zip style or a timeless ribbed knit, all made with either recycled nylon and polyester. For kids, how about a gift that promises outdoor fun on crisp winter days? Our drizzle-beating padded jackets for kids are filled with recycled wadding, while our half-zip fleeces for boys and girls are made with recycled polyester.

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SHOP SUSTAINABLE GIFTS

Striped crew-neck jumper
Give him a knit made with recycled nylon
£19.95
Pink and purple colour-block fleece
A colourful kids’ fleece made with recycled polyester
£12
Camouflage padded jacket
Jackets for kids filled with recycled wadding
£16
Navy crew-neck jumper
Classic men’s crew-necks made with recycled nylon
£19.50

Green(er) cards, wrap and decorations

Sending cards and thoughtful gifts will ensure friends and family know you’re thinking of them even if you can’t be together in person. This year we’ve created a sustainably stylish range of Christmas cards, crackers and gift wrap – Christmas crackers containing recyclable or reusable gifts, fully recyclable wrapping paper and, by rethinking our packaging, we’ve reduced the amount of plastic used by 3.7 tonnes. Make your tree greener with LED lights that use less power and shatterproof baubles made from recycled plastic that will survive the inevitable knocks and bumps from kids and pets. Packaging designed for storage will keep decorations safe between Christmases for years to come.

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SHOP CARDS, DECS & CRACKERS

Winter animal charity Christmas cards
Recyclable cards made from recycled wood
£5 for 15
Pack of 40 colourful shatterproof Christmas baubles
Baubles that will stand the test of time
£12.50
Box of starburst LED Christmas tree lights
Lights that use less power
£29.50
Make your own crackers kit
DIY your own recyclable crackers
£6

Have a merry (veggie) Christmas

Our new Plant Kitchen vegan festive wreath, made with roasted mushrooms and chestnuts then topped with a sticky cranberry glaze, makes an impressive – and delicious – festive centrepiece. Trimmings include Plant Kitchen no-chorizo pigs in duvets: moreish vegan chorizo sausages wrapped in golden vegan pastry. All that’s left to add is a rich gravy (if you’re going ready-made, try the Plant Kitchen vegan gravy – it’s a winner) and plenty of veg. You’ll find vegan prepped vegetables in store, from cauliflower cheese to dauphinoise potatoes. And to drink? M&S is working towards making all our wines vegan by 2021, and many already are – try our rich and fruity Classics claret.

Shop vegetarian and vegan Christmas food

SHOP VEGAN CHRISTMAS FOOD

Plant Kitchen Christmas wreath of mushrooms, chestnuts and pumpkin seeds
A tasty meat-free option for Christmas dinner
£10
Plant Kitchen vegan chocolate torte
Ring the changes with chocolate torte for pudding
£12
Vegan food Christmas gift bag including mince pies and chocolate spread
Festive vegan treats from mince pies to pudding
£40
Bottle of M&S Classics claret
Raise a glass
£42 for 6

Words: Miranda Eason and Heather Taylor

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