The holidays are the most wasteful time of year. From wrapping paper, single-use boxes, tape, and gifts that nobody needs or wants. There’s nothing worse than receiving a gift you’ll have no use for. What do you do with it? You don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings by re-gifting or donating. So it just sits there until eventually, it ends up in a landfill.
We don’t want this. Let’s give intentionally and sustainably this year. Not only by gifting people the things they actually need/want but by giving sustainably made things built to last.
No matter who’s on your list this year, you’re sure to find the perfect gift for them on this list!
Sustainable gift ideas:
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1. Chocolate lovers hot chocolate bundle
This bundle of hot chocolate is perfect for the cozy lover in your life. With containers made from recycled steel and chocolate that is ethically sourced you can be sure this bundle is fair and delectable!
Made from sustainably sourced birch wood, this speaker requires no plug-in to work! Simply place your phone inside and the wood will amplify the sound up t 4 times. This makes it perfect for travel and places like the beach!
I’ve been in love with my hydroflask travel mug for years and any time I get to gift one, I do! It’s the perfect size and keeps your drink warm for hours! Perfect for any coffee lover to help eliminate waste on the go!
This robe is the definition of cozy and anyone on the receiving end of it will agree. Made from 100% ethically sourced organic cotton, this robe is soft and fuzzy on the inside with a waffle knit detail on the outside!
Scrunchies are one of the handiest, most useful gifts for any girl with long hair. These ones from kooshoo are so adorable and biodegradable!
6. Ceramic mug
Cute and functional! Who doesn’t love a good mug? This handcrafted ceramic mug removes 1 pound of trash from our waterways with each purchase!
7. Sustainable kitchen cookbook
For all chefs and vegans on your list this year! This cookbook is sleek and I’ll of plant-based, conscious meals for a healthier more sustainable diet.
8. Stasher bags
There’s always at least one person on my list lucky enough to receive a set of stasher bags. I can’t help it. They’re so amazing and functional and sure to help anyone reduce waste!
Perfect for little plant friends or storing fruit in your kitchen! These baskets are handmade using sustainably sourced materials by artisans in Bangladesh.
I love these sustainably and ethically made socks for a cause. I love gifting these socks because every pair goes to a different cause. So if the recipient loves animals you can gift them animal socks that help support wildlife protection! How cool!
Who doesn’t love a good phone case? How about one made from plants that won’t leave a trace at the end of its life! I love the look on people’s faces when I tell them it’s made from plants! It never gets old. This is also super easy to customize to the recipient because you can choose the size, colour and pattern that’s perfect for your loved one!
12. Cork cardholder
This gift is so practical and so sleek. This slim card holder made from natural cork is water proof and can hold up to 6 cards making it the perfect wallet replacement!
13. Cork yoga mat
This mat is perfect for any yogi! It’s made from anti-microbial and sustainably harvested cork with a natural rubber backing.
14. Human necklace
This dainty necklace is the perfect reminder that at the end of the day, we’re all just human.
15. Vegan soy candle
What’s cozier than a soy candle in the wintertime? Soy is a non-toxic wax and scented naturally. The best part is the really cute container is reusable and will make great storage or decor item after. Maybe even a planter!
Another great option for the conscious coffee drinker is a collapsible cup! It folds down so it can fit in any bag or space so you can always have it on you!
17. Elate eye set
or the makeup lover on your list, give the gift of a complete sustainable makeup set! Including their sustainable mascara, eyeliner, and makeup remover balm!
18. Kotn toque
This toque (or “beanie” as some Americans say) is made from 100% BCI cotton making it breathable and lightweight. Perfect for the colder months with such a luxurious feel!
For anyone in need of a little self-care these natural bath soaks are sure to do the trick!
Perfect for anyone who wants to try out plastic-free products without fully committing to anything yet!
There are sure to be some sustainable gift ideas your loved ones will love on his list! You can check out some more sustainable gift ideas here:
Fair trade gifts that give back
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