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50 Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas

 Christmas is almost here!

Yes, I’m dreaming of a green Christmas… not the type of Christmas with no snow but the type of Christmas that has minimal impact on the environment.

Gift buying can be a downer during these magical months, a total stress inducer that makes the holiday season hectic. Don’t worry I’ve got your back. Below is a list of eco- friendly gifts linked to where they can be purchased online.

Here’s a list of eco-friendly Christmas gifts that won’t leave you penniless and you can get you last minute (if you are anything like me). Santa, if you’re listening, feel free to use this list too – I’ve been good this year!

 

For the one who needs more Hygge in their life

 

1.  Asama vegan soy candle. It’s scented with essential oils and come in super cute reusable tins. Is there anything more hygge than a candle? $

 

2. Thought’s bamboo sock gift boxes, come in fun patterns. Getting socks may have been boring when I was a kid, but now I think it’s a the best gift ever! – $$

 

3.  Fair Indigo’s alpaca scarf. Alpaca is a luxuriously soft fiber and the scarves come in a variety of colors including un-dyed neutrals.  $$

 

4. Viverano Organic cotton throw. Warm cable knit, super soft eco-friendly blanket, comes in several colors. $$$

 

5. Café Du Chateau – French Press coffee maker with a 4 level filtration system – $$

 

For the one who deserves pampering

6. NOVICA Fair Trade Organic Bath Robe, So soft and comes in nice prints or neutrals $$

 

7. Dr. Woods Exfoliating Facial Bar Soap – comes in many great scents – $

 

8. Sweetbody Laboratories dreamy mineral soak is a great gift for someone who loves to relax in the bath – $

 

9. Brighten & Renew Mask – Cleansing face mask with rice powder, Australian pink clay and hibiscus- Restores healthy skin, deep hydrating treatment. $

 

10. CND Nail Polish – CND nail polish is one of the leading ethical nail polish brands, and they certainly don’t compromise quality. – $

 

11. Ethique Hair Bundle – Shampoo Bars – takes some getting used to but cant argue the zero-waste goodness. $

 

For the Adventurer

 

12. Encircled’s Chrysalis Cardi  – perfect for packing light because it can be worn in different dress styles, as a poncho, cardigan, or scarf. $$$+

 

13. Meow Meow Tweet’s Migrator Kit has travel sizes of 5 of their natural and cruelty-free cleansing/care products, including their baking soda-free deodorant. $$

 

14. Give a unique travel experience like camping in a tree house, rock climbing or any other adventures your friends may enjoy. $$ – $$$+

 

15. Alink – Stainless Steel Straws – Reusable stainless steel straws with silicone tips and a brush – $

 

16. Bataniya Glass Water Bottle – Printed glass water bottle with airtight steel cap for storing any liquids – $

 

For the Food Lover

 

17. Straight Up Food – Cookbook full of plant based recipes without salt, oil or sugar.  $

 

18. Earth Junky – Reusable produce bags in organic mesh – $

 

19. From the Earth Olive wood cheese board – its beautifully handmade and fair trade – $$

 

20. Pyrex Glass Mixing Bowls – Come with fun colored lids – $$

 

21. Bee’s Wrap’s reusable food wraps are wonderful to have in the kitchen. They cut down on plastic waste and are completely natural. The assorted pack comes with 3 different sizes. $

 

22. Give the beer enthusiast an organic beer and snack box. This is also a great idea which you could put together yourself with the person’s favorites! $$

 

For the Sustainably Stylish One

 

23. Paper Bead – This Chunky Asali necklace come in a few colors. Fair Trade jewelry from Africa. – $

 

24. Tribe Azure – Large shoulder tote bags. Great for travel, groceries, school. Handmade by tribe azure fair trade artisans. – $

 

25. Fair Indigo – Men’s crew neck T-shirts – fair trade organics available. $$

 

For the Home Decorator

 

26. Boll & Branch – Pillow cases or comforters – fair trade and organic options to ensure they are not sleeping on any chemicals or dyes – $ – $$$

 

27. Swahili African Modern – Fair trade hand woven lidded warming basket – $$

 

28. Plants – House plants are always such a fun option – $ – $$

 

29. Aakriti Gallery – Fair trade handmade rag rug made with recycled materials – $

For the Mover

 

30. Simple Modern – Steel Water Bottle –  Everyone needs a water bottle, especially those who are always active. Comes in fun colors – $

 

31. Sweetbody Laboratories oils and balms;  to help with aches and pains. Their products are natural, organic and consciously-sourced, and full of beneficial ingredients. – $

 

32. Audible or Spotify Memebership – So they can listen to books or music while on the move – $

 

33. PACT’s Hoodie – organic cotton and recycled poly helps you stay warm when you are lounging or working out. – $$ – $$$

 

For the Maker

 

34. Wool and the Gang offers some sustainable yarns and kits like baskets and plant hangers from their jersey fabric scrap yarn, or sweaters and tops from their recycled denim yarn. $ – $$

 

35. Pure Soap Making Kit – Making soap from scratch can be a fun hobby – $

 

36. Paxcoo – Jewelry Making Kit – for the sustainable friend in your life. Supplies kit with tools – $

 

37. Cascading Water Vertical Garden – 4ft raised garden bed, freestanding elevated planters with 5 container boxes. $$$

 

For the Green Beauty

 

38. iQ Natural Mineral Makeup Starter Kit – includes their highly recommended powder brush, mineral foundation, setting veil, concealer, bronzer + eyeshadow – $$

 

39. Good Being – has a subscription box with 5-6 full-size, cruelty and toxin free products. For those who love trying out different beauty products – $

 

40. Bamboo Reusable Cotton Pads Face Rounds – Best for makeup removing, washable, eco-friendly. Laundry bag included – set of 16 – makes a great gift. $

 

41. Lovegrove Essentials Natural Deep Cleansing Balm Make-Up Remover with Essential Oils. It will  Moisturize, Nourish, Hydrate & Balance all Skin Types – Includes Eco Friendly Cleansing Cloth $$

 

42. Ecotools – Cruelty Free and Eco Friendly Makeup Brush Cleansing Shampoo for cleaning makeup Brushes (Pack of 2) $

 

For the Minimalist

 

43. Experiences make the best gifts. Take them out for coffee, dinner and spend some quality time together. $

 

44. Netflix or Hulu subscription – may enjoy a show without all the clutter of movies piled up. – $

 

45. Get them… nothing! If someone has expressed they don’t want any gifts then that’s what they want especially a minimalist!

 

For the Little Ones

 

46. Sanyork Fair Trade – They make gorgeous finger puppet toys from natural and eco friendly materials –  $

 

47. Senda – Training Soccer Ball – Fair Trade certified $

 

48. Oskar & Ellen – 5 Piece hand sewn fairy cottage fabric playset – $

 

49. Pebble Fair Trade – Hand made rattle that is machine washable. $

 

50. Fair Trade -Beautiful fire burned double sided gourd drum 6″ – $$

 

 

 

$= $20 or less     $$ = $21-$50    $$$= $51 – $100

Enjoy your conscious gift buying this year.

Let me know if you know of any other really great eco-friendly products I should know about?

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