The Sustainable & Ethical Shopping Guide to Black Friday
Black Friday lands on Friday the 29th of November, at a time of heightened worry and debate over the environmental impact of shopping. Black Friday is the ultimate emblem of mass consumerism at its finest, bang in the middle of Cyber Week, followed immediately by Cyber Monday, Christmas then January sales. BOOM! A massive hit on our wallets, environment and for some our overflowing toyboxes and wardrobes.
How to shop more sustainably
If you’re wondering how to shop sustainably then great because Voucher Shares want to help you avoid the hype! We believe that you can still get what you want and need but without the pressure and impulse buying which is ultimately activated by Cyber Week voucher codes, Black Friday discounts, Cyber Monday offers and Christmas sales. Plus by shopping with us you are doing your bit for the environment, we give a % of our revenue to the World Land Trust. You can read more about this in our sustainability mission
How to get the real deal during cyber week
Black Friday has some negative connotations, such as crowds of frenzied shoppers pushing and fighting to grab stuff they may not really need, highlighting one of the uglier sides of consumerism and (literally) fast fashion. In terms of its extremity, Cyber week can be compared to the Boxing Day sales Millennial’s may remember back in the nineties the images of people camping outside major department stores to bag the biggest bargain?
It is not just the increase in items purchased, some of which will ultimately end up landfill, but everything else such as postage, packaging, returns. So how can you get some good bargains this year which make great presents for yourselves or loved ones and have less impact on the environment?
Top 10 Cyber Voucher Codes which won’t cost the earth and make the perfect Christmas present
- Planet Organic Voucher Codes, Black Friday Offers and Deals
Shop the UK's largest fully certified organic supermarket, Planet Organic offer organic food delivery across the UK and Europe. They have some great offers and disounts and Christmas present ideas! Check out our latest Planet Organic discount codes and deals.
- Magazines Direct Voucher Codes, Black Friday Offers and Deals
The gift that keeps on giving! A magazine subscription is relatively plastic free too! Discover Magazines Direct Cyber week offers for Country Life, Ideal Homes, Golf and more.
- Big Green Smile Voucher Codes, Black Friday Offers and Deals
These guys have a great cyber week sale on, check out their selection of everyday green household items and a section dedicated to non plastic products (great stocking fillers in here). Shop sustainably and save with Big Green Smile voucher codes
- Aurelia Skincare Voucher Codes, Black Friday Offers and Deals
Check out Aurella Skincare Voucher Codes. All products come in glass bottles, way better for the environment and during the time of writing this they have some great cyber week offers.
- Bloom and Wild Flowers Voucher Codes, Black Friday Offers and Deals
Flowers make a good alternative to the traditional heavily wrapped presents you may give at Christmas. And when they are finished they will biodegrade easy-peasy! Bloom and Wild voucher codes can offer you great savings too!
- English Heritage Voucher codes, Black Friday and Cyber week offers
English Heritage is guardian to some of the nation’s most treasured and iconic buildings. English Heritage membership gift supports a great charitable cause and minimal plastic involved!
- Boohoo Voucher Codes, Black Friday Offers and Deals
Boohoo are recognising that fast fashion has a huge impact and are offering customers the opportunity to turn unwanted clothes into discounts using their Regain App. Save with Boohoo Black Friday voucher codes, and save even more with their Regain App.
- Living DNA Voucher Codes, Black Friday Offers and Deals
Giving an experience rather than a physical gift is a great idea and guaranteed to be more memorable.Give the greatest gift this holiday with DNA testing for ancestry and wellbeing from Living DNA
- Toucan Box Voucher Codes, Black Friday Offers and Deals
Toucan Box have some great ideas when it comes to arts and crafts for kids, their boxes include how to teach your kids about recycling and making your own chocolate advent calendar
- Red Letter Days Black Friday Offers and Deals
Check out our Red Letter Days discount codes. Red Letter Days is the UK’s original and best experience gift provider. From supercar racing and flying days to luxurious pampering, theatre evenings and gourmet cooking, they offer the perfect experience for every taste, occasion and budget.
Miranda Coombes, mother of 2, passionate about the environment,
keen horse rider, marathon runner and a business owner
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