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2020 Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Guide

Sustainable holiday gift wrapping

‘Tis the season… to stuff the stockings and stealthily order those presents. In other words, we hope, to open your web browsers and your wallets! To make it easy, we’ve put together this gift guide of best-sellers so you can be green while you spend green. After all, nothing says, “boy, I’m such a thoughtful person” like a high-quality gift that supports a responsible small business and it’s carefully-vetted, eco-friendly products, sent with plastic-free shipping to boot.

*Tip from the elves: Order early this year – by December 15th or sooner is advised!

Three things to keep in mind as you’re shopping:

  1. Be choosy about who gets your business – pick the brands investing in sustainability and the principles you want to stand behind.
  2. Skip unnecessary packaging and wrapping papers – try to consolidate shipping, pick products without unnecessary plastic packaging, go with brands shipping plastic-free (like us!), then get creative with your own wrapping (like reusable bags/cloths) and definitely avoid the paper you can’t recycle with foils and glitters.
  3. Shop local and shop small – back to #1, which businesses would you like to see survive these hard times? At times, we count on you to choose conscious over convenient (which you already are by reading this – thank you!).

Gifts for her

We got the request, “PLEASE, give me an idiot proof gift for the women in my life.” This woman-owned business heard you!

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    Vertical product display of eco friendly Karigar brand versatile lightweight cape, Uptown, soho color pattern.
    Versatile Lightweight Cape Uptown – Soho

Gifts for him

Skip the sweaters and go for these swanky-looking gifts that will keep him well-groomed.

Gifts to give an event in a box

The party goes wherever these unique gift boxes do!

  • Eco friendly picnic gift box set with recycled blanket, tumblers, silverware and solar light
    The Twilight Picnic Gift Box
  • Sustainable wine gift box set with recycled sail lobster bag and reusable tumblers
    The Wine Lover Gift Box

Gifts for the workout warriors

Need a thoughtful gift for the fitness enthusiast in your life? No sweat!

  • Model is wearing an eco-friendly twist headband from Kooshoo. Made in the USA, supports give back programs, and uses organic cotton.
    Organic Cotton Twist Headband

Gifts for the outdoor enthusiasts

We think this is pretty much all of us right now as we try and keep our socialization outside…

  • Planet friendly day pack gift box with resuable bottle, recycled towel, backpack an silverware set
    The Day Pack Gift Box
  • This sustainably made yoga blanket by Manduka is constructed from all recycled fibers; shown folded in sediment gray.
    Recycled Wool Blanket
  • MPOWERD brand solar-powered inflatable handheld Luci smart light.
    Luci Connect Inflatable Solar-Powered Light with Smartphone Connectivity
  • Woman at beach sitting on Nomadix Agua Blue festival blanket for sustainable travel
    Recycled Festival Blankets
  • Four friends camping around Radiate Recycled Portable Campfire
    Portable Campfire

Gifts to relax

Rest assured these gifts include non-toxic skincare and planet-friendly attributes.

  • Eco friendly relaxation gift box set with eye pillow and mask, silicone earplugs and aromatherapy
    The One Who Needs Peace & Quiet Gift Box
  • Close up of sustainable, repurposed cashmere eye mask
    Repurposed Cashmere Eye Mask

Gifts to go low waste & recycle

Whether it’s your passion or theirs, everyone wins with these zero waste and other sustainable starter kits.

  • Zero waste food and drink gift box set with quality reusables
    The Zero Waste Food & Drink Starter Gift Box

Gifts for the kids

Showing them responsibility can include choosing responsible products!

  • This kid's travel blanket with monkey hood is made of organic cotton and is an eco-friendly option for your little one and the planet.
    Organic Cotton Kids Travel Blanket

Gifts for the travel lovers

For those keeping their travel goals alive, these low waste gifts will lift their spirits until take off.

Sustainable stocking stuffers under $25

Sustainable gifts that sustain your budget.

  • Mpowerd brand inflatable solar powered pocket light with emergency functionalities including red LED
    Luci Inflatable EMRG – Pocket-Sized Emergency Light
  • Stainless Steel Cutlery Set in Neoprene Carry Pouch
    Stainless Steel Cutlery Set in Neoprene Carry Pouch
  • 25oz M8: The Lightweight Clip-And-Go Bottle (0.7oz)
    25oz M8: The Lightweight Clip-And-Go Bottle (0.7oz)

Eco-friendly stocking stuffers under $10

Small price tag, big impacts!

  • Twistick shown next to a set of keys to show its small size.
    Twistick Travel Corkscrew
  • This carabiner also has a flat screwdriver, bottle opener, and stylus tip.
    The No-Touch Carabiner Tool
  • Up-close photo of the all-natural camp soap by Fire Lake Soapery with camping scene imprinted into the soap.
    All Natural Camping Body Soap
  • Mizu brand four pack of stainless steel straws with grey camo silicone tips; comes with a straw brush for easy cleaning
    4-Pack Straw Set with Silicone Tip

Well, you thoughtful gift-giver you, we hope you found a unique gift (or two, or more…) that makes your holiday shopping just a little merrier and brighter all around. We thank you for your business and wish you a very happy holidays!