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2019 Sustainable Gift Guide – Eco Friendly Gifts for Everyone on Your List

Sustainable gift guide - eco friendly gifts for everyone on your list

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.

  1. Black Maxi Dress, $158 via Accompany
  2. Suede Mule, $145 via Accompany
  3. Cheeky Jean, $88 via Everlane
  4. Festival Hat, $47 via Amazon
  5. Turtleneck Sweater, $105 via Siizu
  6. Lori Tote, $168 via Nisolo
  7. Alpaca Crew Sweater, $95 via Everlane
  8. Sisal Cowgirl Handbag, $76 via Accompany
  9. Compass Hoop Earring, $54 via Accompany
  10. Rufo Clutch, $85 via Accompany
  11. Sunset Earrings, $32 via Nisolo
  12. Elayna Sneaker, $148 via Nisolo

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.

  1. Vaughn Trucker Jacket, $188 via DL1961
  2. Compact Briefcase, $323 via Elvis & Kresse
  3. Organic Boxers and Socks Set, $55 via Organic Basics
  4. Wool Runners, $95 via Allbirds
  5. Bomber Jacket, $88 via Everlane
  6. Tree Tribe Leaf Leather Wallet, $32 via Amazon
  7. Organic Cotton Tee, $39 via Organic Basics
  8. Men’s Cashmere Scarf, $98 via Everlane
  9. Beanie, $26 via Krochet Kids
  10. Nisolo Chukka Boot, $150 via Nisolo 
  11. Cucol Bamboo Watch, $20 via Amazon
  12. Nisolo Low Top Sneaker, $150 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!

  1. Watering Can, $29 via Amazon
  2. Pinstripe Decorative Box, $75 via Accompany
  3. Wind Chime, $50 via Accompany
  4. Shibori Throw Blanket, $98 via Accompany
  5. S03 Mug, $35 via Siizu 
  6. Organic Pillow Cover, $68 via Coyuchi
  7. Seafoam Plant Pot, $14 via Anthropologie
  8. Pothos Indoor Plant, $2 via Amazon
  9. Natural Stripe Planter, $19 via Rejuvenation
  10. Blue Diamond Pillow, $75 via Accompany
  11. Beeswax Votive Candles, $35 via Rejuvenation
  12. Large Hope Basket, $98 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.

  1. Organic Bamboo Bandaids, $8 via Amazon
  2. Pikler Triangle Climber, $199 via Etsy
  3. 13-Piece Musical Toys, $29 via Amazon
  4. Kids Gardening Set, $26 via Amazon
  5. Kids Klean Kanteen, $22 via Amazon
  6. Beeswax Crayons Set, $23 via Amazon
  7. Small Broom and Dustpan, $22 via West Elm
  8. Hape Kids Cooking Set, $20 via Amazon
  9. Gathre Mat, $46 via Gathre 
  10. Hape Wooden Shopping Cart, $56 via Amazon
  11. What Does it Mean to be Green? Book, $13 via Amazon
  12. 64-Piece Wooden Blocks Set, $50 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.

  1. Olive Wood & Etched Cow Bone Spoons, $12 via Accompany
  2. Shibori Napkin Set, $40 via Accompany
  3. Redecker Scrub Brushes, $16 via Amazon
  4. AltaAndina Cast Iron Pot Handle Holder, $20 via Amazon 
  5. Shell Mosaic Salt & Pepper Set, $22 via Accompany
  6. Stainless Steel Bento Lunch Box, $30 via Amazon
  7. More With Less Cookbook, $25 via Amazon
  8. Copper Measuring Spoons, $28 via Accompany
  9. The First Mess Cookbook, $20 via Amazon
  10. Countertop Composter, $29 via Amazon
  11. Ankole Horn Serving Spoon Set, $65 via Accompany
  12. Olive Wood Salad Claws, $36 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.

  1. ABLE Leather Passport Wallet, $35 via Accompany
  2. Kindle E-Reader, $90 via Amazon
  3. KeepCup Reusable Mug, $30 via Amazon
  4. Bambaw Stainless Steel Water Bottle, $15 via Amazon
  5. Leather Backpack, $270 via Nisolo
  6. GoToob Silicone Toiletry Bottles, $21 via Amazon
  7. ABLE Weekender Bag, $300 via Accompany
  8. Nomadix Travel Towel, $40 via Amazon 
  9. Fosterie Paper Plane Stud Earrings, $13 via Accompany
  10. TreeTribe Bamboo Sunglasses with Polarized Lenses, $50 via Amazon
  11. Organic Basics Silvertech Ankle Socks, $35 via Organic Basics (Men’s Version)
  12. Reusable Makeup Remover Pads, $15 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.

  1. Massage Brush, $30 via Amazon
  2. Satin Robe, $198 via Accompany
  3. Turkish Towel, $48 via Accompany
  4. Bralette , $60 via Organic Basics
  5. Cedar Soap Dish, $9 via Etsy
  6. Satin Eye Mask, $46 via Accompany
  7. Kyrgies Slippers, $69 via Kyrgies
  8. 100% Beeswax Candle, $29 via Rejuvenation
  9. Ceramic Soap Dispenser, $32 via Terrain
  10. Ayurvedic Soap Bar, $12 via Accompany
  11. Teak Wood Soap Dish, $20 via Terrain
  12. Tank, $42 via Organic Basics

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