The eco edit: shop more sustainably with BHPS

The UK’s hedgehog conservation charity invites you to shop with wildlife in mind this winter – choosing more eco-friendly gifts.

The British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) is dedicated to protecting hedgehogs native to the UK, through education, conservation and the funding of research focussed on hedgehogs.

The official BHPS online shop sells an array of hedgehog-themed goods and puts all its profits back into supporting the charity’s important conservation work with hedgehogs – so this Christmas, you can give something back to wildlife!

Fay Vass, CEO of BHPS, said: “Litter and single-use plastic is a huge problem for wildlife – especially hedgehogs so we all need to reduce and re-use as much as we can.

“We want to help people make more environmentally friendly choices this Christmas, so we’ve put together a collection of our most eco-friendly gifts – from biodegradable pens and recyclable wrapping paper, to cute upcycled coasters and hedgehog decorations!

“Hedgehog populations are in sharp decline and it’s more important than ever that help protect their welfare and habitats – supporting our work while you shop is a great place to start.”

Shop this selection of eco-friendly gifts:

  1. Hedgehog shopping bag (£9.00) Never need a single-use plastic bag again with this useful shopper tucked into your handbag or pocket! It folds neatly into its own pouch for added convenience.
  2. Biodegradable pen (£1.00) & envelope labels (£3.70) Help save paper by recycling envelopes with this pack of 100 adhesive labels which allow you to re-seal old envelopes for re-use! Add a matching BHPS pen made from biodegradable paper material and corn plastic to complete the set.
  3. Bamboo socks (£8.95) Brighten up your day with these colourful bamboo socks by Bare Kind – complete with cute hedgehog design.
  4. BHPS eco coaster (£6.95) – Show your support for BHPS with this rustic coaster made in Wales using weathered oak fence posts from local farms.
  5. Toadstool folk hedgehog (£22.95) – Curate a colourful collection of adorable ornamental hedgehogs with pretty toadstool hats – all hand carved from bamboo offcuts that would otherwise go to waste!
  6. Hedgehog Highway sign (£3.00 or £5.00 for two) – Mark your hedgehog friendly gap in your fence with a Hedgehog Street sign, made of recycled green plastic with pre-drilled holes. One of the best things you can do to encourage and help ‘hogs in your garden, a Hedgehog Highway (a 13cm square gap) with a sign will help ensure ‘hogs can roam and forage across multiple gardens and green spaces.
  7. Hedgehog bookmark (£1.95) – A great gift for the bookworm in your life – make sure they never lose their place in their paperback again!

All items are for sale in the BHPS online shop.