The holiday season is here!
Gift-giving is a thoughtful way to pass on a passion for sustainability through a meaningful product that has a story. Our green, eco-friendly and ethical holiday gift guide includes some of the best sustainable brands making beautiful products that benefit people and planet.
Scroll down to find the best eco-friendly gift ideas for minimalists, self-care lovers, travelers, vegans, fashionistas, kids, and more.
1. PROJECTKIN | LUGGAGE
ProjectKin creates sustainable and stylish luggage & travel accessories for the mindful traveller. Their suitcases and other travel products are designed with simplicity and functionality in mind—a perfect gift for the minimalist in your life.
OUR PICK: The Kin Carry-On
Shop | $199
2. BY HUMANKIND | PERSONAL CARE
ByHumankind is a zero-waste personal care brand whose products are designed to reduce single-use plastic waste. byHumankind’s products are also made out of non-harmful, natural ingredients that are safe for daily use. Their small, cute packaging makes their products perfect as eco-friendly stocking stuffers!
OUR PICK: Daily Routine Set
Shop | $38
3. BESAME COSMETICS | MAKEUP
Besame is a unique, vintage-style makeup company whose products are all-natural, cruelty-free, and come in refillable reusable containers. Good for you, good for the animals, and good for our planet! Cute, vintage-style packaging & branding makes Besame a great gift for any makeup-lover.
OUR PICK: Refillable Mascara Cake
Shop | $20
4. PELA | TECH ACCESSORIES
Pela Case is a sustainable phone case & accessories company whose mission is to create a waste-free future for our planet. Pela uses biodegradable plastics to produce phone cases, air pod cases, sun glasses, and other technology accessories that are 100% compostable. To top it off, they’re perfect stocking stuffer gifts that come in a range of colors and sizes.
OUR PICK: Black Honey Bee Phone Case
Shop | $39
5. THE LITTLE MARKET | ARTISAN ITEMS
The Little Market is a nonprofit fair trade shop featuring ethically sourced, artisan-made products. They feature products of all kinds, from handwoven blankets to beautiful, artisan jewelry: A perfect place to find unique presents for family and friends.
OUR PICK: Reusable Shopping Tote
Shop | $20
6. TACT & STONE | MENSWEAR
Tact & Stone is a sustainable menswear company; a stand-out brand committed to sustainability in the world of wasteful fast-fashion. Thoughtfully and beautifully designed men’s garments with style & purpose, for the sophisticated man in your life.
OUR PICK: Joshua Upcycled Pocket Tee
Shop | $55
7. VETTA | CLOTHING
Vetta is a sustainable fashion brand with a unique system– they create mini capsule wardrobes made up of five versatile pieces that can be mixed and matched to create a month’s worth of outfits. You can buy the entire capsule or shop individual pieces to start building your dream wardrobe. Their versatile designs can be worn multiple ways, and everything mixes + matches. Perfect for the indecisive fashionista!
OUR PICK: The Blazer Dress
Shop | $179
8. SAMARA | BAGS & ACCESSORIES
SAMARA is a sustainable company that creates beautiful, quality vegan leather products. Their goal is to provide luxury vegan fashion that is as simplistic and elegant as true leather, without harming animals.
OUR PICK: The Laptop Sleeve
Shop | $85
9. Click A Tree | Give the Gift of Reforestation
CLICK A TREE plants trees all around the world. It’s the perfect gift for the nature-lover in your family. Planting more trees does so much to alleviate poverty, to absorb carbon, to support a healthy water cycle, and to reduce desertification cause by deforestation.
OUR PICK: Trees for Entreepreneurs in Ghana
Shop | $25
10. ITEMERIE | HOME & PERSONAL
ITEMERIE hand pics high quality and ethically made products for you and your home. Indulge with a conscience.
OUR PICK: Lady In Red Non-Toxic Nail Polish
Shop | $14
11. MADE TRADE| CLOTHING + HOME
MADE TRADE believes in making the world a more beautiful place by holding ourselves to a higher ethical standard. They call it being “ethically elevated. It means we put artistry above efficiency. Fair wages above profits. Sustainability above mass production. Quality craftsmanship above mindless consumption.”
OUR PICK: Handmade Stoneware Hanging Plant Holder
Shop | $45
12. SIMBLY| FURNITURE
SIMBLY believes “great design and environmental sustainability can come together to improve our lifestyles and create balance with nature.”
Simply manufactures well-designed, minimalist furniture made of sustainably harvested, FSC certified wood. Their factory is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, North Carolina.
OUR PICK: Coffee Table
Shop | $499
13. KOTN| CLOTHING FOR MEN + WOMEN
KOTN believes in setting the standard for conscious creation and consumption. Developing products around the principles of considered design, relentless quality, honest value, and positive impact.
OUR PICK: Men’s Baseball Jacket
Shop | $103
14. ECO LUNCHBOX| ZERO WASTE ITEMS
ECO LUNCHBOX believes in creating a zero waste food culture. If you don’t have non-toxic and no-waste lunchware in your pantry, it’s time to tool up. With ECOlunchbox, it can be easy for you and your family to ditch the plastic tubs, plastic baggies, pre-packaged cheese sticks, yogurt squeezies, wrapped cookies and food bars.
OUR PICK: Seal Cup Large
Shop | $16
15. GREEN KID CRAFTS| STEAM BOXES FOR AGES 2-10+
GREEN KID CRAFTS believes in empowering the next generation of environmental leaders using creative, nature-based STEAM activities.
OUR PICK: Rainforest Science Box
Shop | $35
16. UNSPUN| CUSTOME JEANS
UNSPUN mission is “to permanently alter how garments are made with technology used for good.” Send your measurements and Unspun will make your jeans just for your body. Their goal is to get to zero waste, starting with zero inventory and what denim is left over from cutting fabric to your exact size, they donate to make denim insolation for homes.
OUR PICK: CLICK TO GET 10% OFF
Shop | $100
17. SIMPLY STRAWS| ZERO WASTE SIPPING
SIMPLY STRAW believes in changing the way we sip our favorite drinks. Rightly so, as 500 million plastic straws are tossed daily. Going reusable will offset 30,000+ straws in each of our lifetime. Simply Straws is a great place to get started.
OUR PICK: Mason Jar Lid & Metal Straw
Shop | $13
18. BATHING CULTURE | PERSONAL & PLANETARY CARE
BATHING CULTURE “celebrates the simple necessity of bathing. How it bonds humanity and cultures across time and space.” They use all natural and environmentally friendly ingredients, zero waste to low-waste re-usable containers, and embrace a positive vibe and culture.
OUR PICK: Big Dipper Mineral Bath
Shop | $30
19. EARTHLOVE | ECO-FRIENDLY SUBSCRIPTION BOX
EARTHLOVE curates eco-friendly self-care, educational, and home decor items from ethical and sustainable brands. Choose from a one-time gift or a subscription box that keeps giving throughout the year. With carbon neutral shipping you can’t go wrong.
OUR PICK: Season Gift Box
Shop | $75
We hope you enjoyed this guide to eco friendly and ethical holiday gifts, and that it inspires you to shop mindfully this holiday season. For more eco-friendly gift ideas visit our Sustainable Marketplace.
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