We've put together a stocking full of gift ideas that cut the mustard on the eco front, as well as being lovely to give and to receive.

Blue Pitcher by Liz Balkwill

An exhibition of contemporary works marking 120 years of The Pastel Society takes place at Mall Galleries in London

Christine Liu's new book is a must for anyone wanting to be more eco friendly at home. Full of useful, easily do-able ideas, Sustainable Home will galvanise you to be less wasteful and to consume with caution instead of gay abandon

Neisha Crosland

The renowned surface designer, known for her lovely organically geometric abstract patterns, has developed a new range of tiles for stone company Ca'Pietra

Features

Silk and wool throws by felt expert Claudy Jongstra for Willer

Felt is one of the earliest fabrics made by man, and thousands of years later we still love it for its beauty, warmth, strength and eco-friendliness.

You may lament the lack of cheap package holidays to the Seychelles, but you not going there is helping keep its islands as nature intended. Abby Trow talked tourism and the environment with Seychelles Tourism Minister Didier Dogley on his recent visit to the UK

red silk embroidered star baubles hand sewn in Gujarat, £3 each at The Elephant Head

Putting up decorations is one of the joys of Christmas. But given that tinsel is made from PVC and so doesn't score highly on the eco points chart, how should we deck the halls?.. Kay Hill has some sustainable suggestions

People

Lisa is brand ambassador for Hotpoint

The former Celebrity Masterchef winner who's left acting for a career in cooking tells Deco she does compost her peelings, doesn't go overboard on gadgets and wants to tackle food waste

Martin Azua

Top designer Martín Azúa talks about nature, craft, going local and his Numbered collection of homewares that he hopes will make daily life better

Accessories

Eco Duvet from The Fine Bedding Company

Duvets filled with recycled PET plastic, an eco laundry wash bag to stop synthetic fibres getting into the water system, wooden wall pots for keeping mini cacti on display and beautiful fair trade grass baskets from Senegal...there's much to whet the appetite of the discerning eco-minded shopper this month

Ophelia cushions in velvet or linen

Artist Claire Nicklin's designs are vibrant, organic and complex and she's launched an interiors brand, Fox & Fettle, so we can all enjoy her art

discarded fishing nets account for 10 per cent of ocean plastic waste

Humanscale's Smart Ocean desk chair is one of the latest new products made using plastic fishing nets retrieved from the sea and reprocessed

Interiors

Silk and wool throws by felt expert Claudy Jongstra for Willer

Felt is one of the earliest fabrics made by man, and thousands of years later we still love it for its beauty, warmth, strength and eco-friendliness.

A group of Irish travellers who appeared during a photoshoot in 1963

Nigel Trow was a successful professional photographer in the 1960s before moving into art higher education. He's releasing for the first time, and exclusively to Deco, some of his works from the era, images that bring to life that most captivating decade which continues to cast a spell

Shutters are a clean, unobtrusive window treatment

Blinds or curtains? Or both? Or what about shutters? There are many ways to make windows look fabulous, and plenty of eco-friendly woods and fabrics to choose from