It’s almost cosy season! And with the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about your gift list.
With many of the shops being closed, the risk of lockdowns ever-looming, and COVID-19 variants Grinch-ing up the joint, many are turning to online stores to get their holiday shopping done. But when holiday shopping online, it’s important to start early so your gifts all arrive on time.
At Sleepbo, we are obsessed with all things comfy and cosy. We spend all our time researching tips, tricks, and products to ensure you and your loved ones get the best night’s sleep possible.
So, without further ado, we’d like to introduce our holiday blog series: Honest Reviews.
Our team researched this year’s most popular cosy gift items and wrote their honest opinions on them so you can make smart purchases from reliable companies this holiday season.
Look, I don’t mean to sound like the Grinch, but one thing I really can’t stand about the holidays is how much waste they cause.
First, there are the shopping bags, then product packaging, then the gift wrap, the food waste, and don’t even get me started on all the gifts our distant relatives gave us that we have absolutely no use for.
I’ve been working as a Sustainable Product Researcher for Sleepbo for nearly a year now. I spend all day wading through products, reviews, and customer experiences in order to pitch the highest quality ethically made products available. So when my manager asked me to test out some of the season’s most popular gift items as a part of this series, I was worried, to say the least.
Luckily, I asked if I could focus solely on sustainability-focused gifts and my request was approved! So today, I’m going to be reviewing something I keep seeing everywhere in the eco-friendly world: Bamboo bed sheets.
After hours of research, I made the decision to purchase a Bamboo Bed Sheet Set from kalmkoala for the following reasons.
Bonus: I always like to cover my bases and this company has them covered for me! They have a 30-night guarantee AND free UK delivery. So there’s really no reason not to try them!
And at the time of writing this, Kalmkoala had 30% off site-wide, plus an additional £10 off with voucher TRANQUIL10.
Ok, first of all, do the kalmkoala employees work 24/7? Because my package came literally the next day! It was amazing, honestly.
I was expecting quite a bit of packaging, but I was actually pleasantly surprised when I found these sheets came in a reusable drawstring bag! Much of the other packaging was recyclable but I was disappointed by the few plastics that were used. Still, the package did look beautiful and it was far less wasteful than many of the other packages I’ve ordered from supposedly “sustainable” brands.
Once I took the bamboo bed sheets out of the packaging, however, I was really blown away by the quality. They were so soft they felt almost like pure silk. I was amazed!
I put them on my bed and they were the perfect fit. They smelt so fresh and when I laid down to see what it felt like, I really didn’t want to get back up!
The first night with my new sheets, I fell asleep so quickly and deeply that, when I woke up the next morning, I thought it must have been some sort of fluke.
But no! Sure enough, night after night, I’ve gotten wonderfully cosy sleep. It’s hard to remember how I used to sometimes lay awake scratching my irritated skin, or wake up in a puddle of my own sweat. These bamboo bed sheets are super soft on my skin, and they’re so airy and light, I always fall asleep feeling cosy and cool at the same time!
After using these for only a week, I purchased 4 more sets–one for my guest room and three for my family members’ Christmas gifts. I couldn’t help myself, they’re amazing quality for an amazing price!
Here are just a few of the benefits I’ve noticed from using these bamboo bed sheets for almost a month.
It’s honestly impossible for me to think of a reason why you wouldn’t replace your old bed sheets with bamboo. They literally offer something for everyone!
Just make sure you donate your old sheets to the charity shop instead of throwing them in the bin!
Remember, at the time of writing this, kalmkoala was having a massive sale with almost everything on the site discounted for the holidays. To top it all off, their holiday voucher code gives you an additional £10 off your order!
If you’re planning on buying bamboo bed sheets for Christmas this year, check out some other popular gift items from their site that my colleagues and I reviewed as a part of this series.
*I reviewed this too and if you’re shopping for sustainable and natural gifts, you NEED to check it out!
You could cross multiple people off your list in one virtual stop. And the sooner you get your shopping done, the sooner you can cuddle up in your ultra-soft sheets and enjoy the holidays.