Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 11:53

From specially designed mugs that let you carry three in one hand to indulgent pamper-hampers, the Eden Project in Cornwall has put together a range of gifts to help people to save time, along with ideas about how to make the most of it.


The educational charity’s online shop showcases the very best of food, drink, plants and unique treats – many of which come from Westcountry producers.

Each gift is either recycled, organic, sustainable or fairly traded, meaning that they have added value.


Forget the high street rush this year and pick presents for friends and family at


Ideas to help ease the load


Bunch of mugs £28.99

Make light work of large tea rounds. Made in the UK by an ethical design studio these cleverly designed mugs help you to carry three cups in one hand.


Recycled coffee cup weekly planner £26.95

An eco chalkboard made from recycled coffee cups, which helps you to plan the week ahead and get those ‘must-do’ jobs out of your mind. Great for families!


Water powered clock £10.25

Never be late for an appointment again with this H2O clock that runs on water. Only needs filling up every six to 12 months you simply add H2O


Hand-made journals from £5

A handy book that is small enough to fit in your handbag. Made from Lokta paper produced in Nepal, these are environmentally-friendly and contribute to economic development as well as the preservation of the art of papermaking by hand.


Apron with mitts £34.99

This clever kitchen apron has oven gloves built-in, great when you’re cooking in a hurry. Now you can keep your clothes clean and stop your fingers getting burnt.


Inspiration to help take time out


Eden Project scented candles from £3.25

Made with 100% rapeseed wax was these sustainable candles come in an unusually, exotic range of natural scents including bamboo and olive blossom; black tea and cracked pepper; wild fig and grape; and rose with geranium.


Recycled wool blankets and throws £49.95

Stylish blankets that started out as old woolly jumpers, our Eden Project throws are made from recycled woollen garments, finished with a soft felt border. Perfect for a cold winter evening on the sofa, and better than turning up the heating.


Eden Project skin care range from £5

Naturally organic creams made from the types of plants grown at Eden such as calendula, lemongrass and rosehip. Each one treats you to a pamper without harming animals, the planet or anything else for that matter.


Garden hammocks from £50

Great in the garden or a conservatory this hammock is perfect for getting away from it all without going anywhere. Made with 100% cotton in Brazil, every purchase helps to provide more than 100 workers in rural Brazil with a secure job and a fair wage.


Eden Project pamper hamper from £34.50

An indulgent treat packed up in a lovely sustainable wicker hamper with lots of Eden Project inspired goodies. Includes coconut candles, sweet orange lip balm, rosehip moisturiser, lemongrass hand cream and lavender soap.