This sustainable gift guide includes eco-friendly gift ideas for everyone on your list!
Every year I feel ethically challenged by the encouragement of excessive consumerism during the Christmas season. There is a lot of social pressure to give and receive physical holiday gifts with loved ones. I do my best to start my gifting brainstorm with a list of zero waste gift options, but sometimes it can be challenging to please every gift recipient this way.
With that possibility in mind, I have created the sustainable gift guide you see below. Every gift listed is either made ethically, made with the intent of reducing future excess waste, sourced and produced from sustainable materials, and/or is produced by a brand with a positive “give back” mission.
Sustainable Gift Guide for Her
Below is a sustainable gift guide appropriate for your best girlfriends, your sisters, cousins, or mother.
- Black Maxi Dress via Accompany
- Suede Mule via Accompany
- Cheeky Jean via Everlane
- Festival Hat via Amazon
- Turtleneck Sweater via Siizu
- Lori Tote via Nisolo
- Alpaca Crew Sweater via Everlane
- Sisal Cowgirl Handbag via Accompany
- Compass Hoop Earring via Accompany
- Rufo Clutch via Accompany
- Sunset Earrings via Nisolo
- Elayna Sneaker via Nisolo
And here are more sustainable fashion brands to browse if you’re interested.
Sustainable Gift Guide for Him
Having trouble coming up with gift ideas for the men in your life? Here is a sustainable gift guide full of ideas for your husband, boyfriend, brother, father, or other male friends.
- Vaughn Trucker Jacket via DL1961
- Compact Briefcase via Elvis & Kresse
- Organic Boxers and Socks Set via Organic Basics (save 10% with code: KAITOBC)
- Wool Runners via Allbirds
- Bomber Jacket via Everlane
- Tree Tribe Leaf Leather Wallet via Amazon
- Organic Cotton Tee via Organic Basics (save 10% with code: KAITOBC)
- Men’s Cashmere Scarf via Everlane
- Beanie via Krochet Kids
- Nisolo Chukka Boot via Nisolo
- Cucol Bamboo Watch via Amazon
- Nisolo Low Top Sneaker via Nisolo
Sustainable Gifts for the Home
Do you know someone who loves decorating their home with eco-friendly and sustainably sourced products? This sustainable gift guide for the home is a great place to start looking!
- Watering Can via Amazon
- Pinstripe Decorative Box via Accompany
- Wind Chime via Accompany
- Shibori Throw Blanket via Accompany
- S03 Mug via Siizu
- Organic Pillow Cover via Coyuchi
- Seafoam Plant Pot via Anthropologie
- Pothos Indoor Plant via Amazon
- Natural Stripe Planter via Rejuvenation
- Blue Diamond Pillow via Accompany
- Beeswax Votive Candles via Rejuvenation
- Large Hope Basket via Accompany
Sustainable Gifts for Babies & Kids
Whether you’re shopping for your kids or your friends kids, this sustainable gift guide for babies and kids has you covered.
- Organic Bamboo Bandaids via Amazon
- Pikler Triangle Climber via Etsy
- 13-Piece Musical Toys via Amazon
- Kids Gardening Set via Amazon
- Kids Klean Kanteen via Amazon
- Beeswax Crayons Set via Amazon
- Small Broom and Dustpan via West Elm
- Hape Kids Cooking Set via Amazon
- Gathre Mat via Gathre
- Hape Wooden Shopping Cart via Amazon
- What Does it Mean to be Green? Book via Amazon
- 64-Piece Wooden Blocks Set via Amazon
Sustainable Gifts for the Cook
Do you have a friend or family member who absolutely loves to cook? Consider gifting them one or more items from the below gift guide for the cook.
- Olive Wood & Etched Cow Bone Spoons via Accompany
- Shibori Napkin Set via Accompany
- Redecker Scrub Brushes via Amazon
- AltaAndina Cast Iron Pot Handle Holder via Amazon
- Shell Mosaic Salt & Pepper Set via Accompany
- Stainless Steel Bento Lunch Box via Amazon
- More With Less Cookbook via Amazon
- Copper Measuring Spoons via Accompany
- The First Mess Cookbook via Amazon
- Countertop Composter via Amazon
- Ankole Horn Serving Spoon Set via Accompany
- Olive Wood Salad Claws via Accompany
Sustainable Gifts for the Traveler
Do you have any wanderlust friends on your list this year? See below for the eco-conscious traveler.
- ABLE Leather Passport Wallet via Accompany
- Kindle E-Reader via Amazon
- KeepCup Reusable Mug via Amazon
- Bambaw Stainless Steel Water Bottle via Amazon
- Leather Backpack via Nisolo
- GoToob Silicone Toiletry Bottles via Amazon
- ABLE Weekender Bag via Accompany
- Nomadix Travel Towel via Amazon
- Fosterie Paper Plane Stud Earrings via Accompany
- TreeTribe Bamboo Sunglasses with Polarized Lenses via Amazon
- Organic Basics Silvertech Ankle Socks via Organic Basics (Men’s Version) (save 10% with code: KAITOBC)
- Reusable Makeup Remover Pads via Amazon
Sustainable Gifts for the Spa Enthusiast
Below is a gift guide for the friend or family member who loves to feel pampered. This sustainable gift list is full of spa-inspired ideas.
- Massage Brush via Amazon
- Satin Robe via Accompany
- Turkish Towel via Accompany
- Bralette via Organic Basics (save 10% with code: KAITOBC)
- Cedar Soap Dish via Etsy
- Satin Eye Mask via Accompany
- Kyrgies Slippers via Kyrgies (save 15% with code: KAIT15)
- 100% Beeswax Candle via Rejuvenation
- Ceramic Soap Dispenser via Terrain
- Ayurvedic Soap Bar via Accompany
- Teak Wood Soap Dish via Terrain
- Tank via Organic Basics (save 10% with code: KAITOBC)
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