Vegan Christmas Hampers & Zero Waste Gifts – Ethical Advent Day 11

Today, I’m welcoming back the wonderful Rebecca Hardy of What Rebecca Blogs to share her experiences of Lincoln based e-shop, La French Maison.

Over to Rebecca…

La French Maison is a Lincoln based e-shop selling all things eco-friendly created by French artisans. The shop was started by Jessica Sanchez, who moved to the UK 12 years ago. After missing her roots in the French countryside, she set up La French Maison to bring her own corner of France to her new home in Lincoln.

La French Maison, translated as “The French House” in English, stocks eco-friendly, plastic-free and zero waste household products, beauty products and a range of artisan French food hampers, as well as a “build your own” option.

The hampers are a great way to gift someone something extra special while still being able to tailor it to suit the person, and if you choose the “build your own” option, you can create an entirely vegan hamper, with a choice of the following products:


You can choose from four different teas; Masala Chai Tea, Magic Mama Herbal Tea, Thyme, and Verbena. The herbal teas are truly unique and all ingredients – including the tea leaves – are grown and handpicked in France.

Herbal tea: thyme

Chocolate Spreads

Who can resist chocolate? Personally, I don’t feel like it’s Christmas without indulging in some delicious, organic chocolate. The chocolate spreads that La French Maison stock are Dark Chocolate & Pecan and Dark Chocolate & Peanut. These flavours sound divine and are sure to make the most perfect gifts!

Preserves and Chutney

The vegan friendly preserves and chutneys on offer are Raspberry & Rose Petal Preserve, Strawberry & Tonka Bean Preserve, Yuzu Preserve and Cherry Plum Chutney. These sound glorious and I can’t wait to get my own order in for a Raspberry and Rose Petal Preserve! What’s Christmas without spoiling yourself?

Vegetarian Spread

The Roasted Red Pepper vegetarian spread is also vegan friendly, and is perfect with some crackers and a delicious vegan cheese board.

Coriander Seeds Chocolate

This chocolate bar is made with 70% dark chocolate and filled with coriander seeds praline. A lovely, vegan friendly, unusual gift to add to your hamper.

Cleaning products

You can also add cleaning products to your gift hamper. Maybe you want to introduce a friend to the world of eco-friendly, plastic free cleaning or perhaps you want to get your own hamper to stock up over the festive season. La French Maison’s vegan friendly cleaning products include their Marseille soap, which is also palm oil free. One Marseille soap cube will last you around 16-20 weeks – isn’t that fantastic? They also have their wooden saucepan brush and wooden kitchen brush to add to your hamper. Both of these are made from vegetable bristles and beechwood.

Beauty products

All of the crème deodorants that La French Maison stock are vegan friendly and I can speak from experience, they are so gentle on your skin. I have sensitive skin and haven’t got along so well with deodorant bars and other options I have tried, however this crème deodorant is subtle in scent and kind to sensitive skin. You can add a mini kit with 3 sample size pots or choose a larger pot to last a little bit longer. The scents to choose from are Coconut, Earl Grey & Green Tea, or Geranium. There is also a selection of organic soap bars to choose from, blended with either rice milk, aloe vera, or shea butter.

There really is plenty to choose from at La French Maison and the ‘create your own’ hampers are a perfect idea for Christmas gifts. Jessica lists all the ingredients in each product clearly on her website, so you can be confident that everything you choose is vegan friendly.

I hope that this gives a bit of inspiration for any last-minute gifts you were after or anybody that you weren’t sure on what to buy for. I know I’m definitely treating myself and my partner to a wonderful hamper for over Christmas time!

Wow! I am so delighted that Rebecca shared this post with me, and I’m now salivating having uploaded it! I want it all.

Thanks for reading. See you tomorrow!

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