The holidays are a wasteful time. Even if we’re just looking at the gifts we give and the gifts that get thrown away. Because let’s face it, we’re not as thoughtful as we could be during the holidays when there are a thousand things to do and a thousand places to go.
more often than not we’re giving and receiving generic, after-thought gifts. And if they don’t go directly into the trash, they’ll sometimes take a detour to the thrift store and then to the trash.
It’s time to cut the crap and give eco-friendly gifts that everyone will use and love regardless of if they care for the planet or not.
Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas
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These wool slippers are on almost any gift guide I make because they are that good and can work for anyone on your list, including kids! They’re made from ethically and sustainably sourced wool (no harm to sheep, just a good ole haircut) and low-impact dyes making them safe for you and the planet! Plus they’re made to last so they’ll get more than one season to wear out of them.
For the coffee and drink enthusiasts give this set of speckled stoneware pinched tumblers! These cups are handmade – not mass produced and feature a unique pinch design for easy holding and sipping. They’re made from safe and sustainable materials as well.
Dress up any coffee table with these handmade fringe coasters! They’re the perfect boho accessories that won’t scratch up a surface all while protecting them from water rings and damage a cup could cause. These coasters were made fairly in Bali by experienced artisans!
These cocktail kits are perfect to spruce up your holiday or weekend brunch! You can choose from 3 different kits!
The Weekender with vodka
The Slow Rush with vodka and cold brews
Time after thyme with sparking wine
Each kit includes syrups, spritzers, garnish and bitters to make the perfect brunch cocktails!
Know someone who loves getting their nails done? Save them money with this customer nail polish kit that lets you create your very own, non-toxic nail polish colours! This kit was handmade in the US and safe for anyone of any age!
The perfect gift for the candle lover in your life! A rechargeable lighter (that’s also a flashlight in case of an emergency!) is much more eco-friendly than a regular lighter or even matches! This thing can be used over and over again by simply charging it via a USB when it dies!
This adorable turtle-shaped tofu press is perfect for the vegan in your life, or anyone trying to cut down on meat! It’s chic and wooden making it the perfect addition to any countertop and it requires less effort than trying to stack heavy things on a block of tofu!
What’s better than lighting a candle and curling up with a good book? Lighting a candle with some of the world’s finest literate works on it! These all-natural soy-candles don’t contain harmful waxes or chemicals and you can choose from 7 famous works of literature!
Give the gift of reducing waste and saving money! This Stasher reusable silicone ziplock bag kit includes 7 bags that can be reused time and time again! No more wasting money on disposables that just end up in the trash! They’re also dishwasher and microwave safe making them ideal for any use!
Most everyone has a phone, right? Why not give them a phone case that’s protective, made from plants and will break down at the end of its life? Pela makes FULLY compostable phone cases that are gentle on our planet! What could be better?
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I hope these eco-friendly gift ideas inspire you to gift consciously and sustainably this year. Please don’t forget to subscribe and follow me on Instagram for daily low-waste living inspiration!