Gift Ideas That Are Eco-Friendly
Help make a difference for the planet, when you consider the impact of presents with these earth friendly gift ideas.
The issues facing the planet are huge, so it is definitely too big of a problem for an individual to solve.
However, we absolutely can make a difference in little ways.
Help the people on your holiday gift list easily transition to a more earth friendly lifestyle with simple eco-friendly changes.
Reduce the reliance on disposables by gifting stylish, well-made reusable containers for food and drinks.
Choose products made from eco-friendly materials that are good for people and the planet.
Grow a garden on a porch or in your backyard or grow microgreens and other plants indoors.
Help friends and family take little steps to make our world a safer and better place for us and the generations to come.
Earth Friendly Gift Guide Picks
U-Konserve Food Storage Containers
U-Konserve stainless steel containers are a fantastic way to store leftovers or to pack your food to go.
They look fantastic and have a silicone lid that seals well.
My favorite feature is that the steel doesn’t absorb smells the way plastic containers do.
I can pack garlic pasta in it one day and chocolate fudge the next without any unwanted flavor residue ruining the taste of the food.
Ecologie Swedish Sponge Cloths
An Ecologie Swedish Dishcloth is a machine washable alternative to paper towels and sponges, so it is a great choice for the environment.
Two cloths are comparable to 10 sponges or 34 paper towel rolls!
They last about 6 months and can be tossed into the compost bin, when you are done with them.
There are lots of great styles to choose from, including animals, botanicals and interesting patterns.
MyBevi Insulated Stainless Steel Bottle
A reusable bottle is a fantastic way to stay hydrated and keep disposable cups out of landfills.
MyBevi stainless steel bottles are high quality, so cold beverages stay cold and hot ones stay hot.
The bottles look great and my drinks taste great.
Seeds to Grow Food at Home
Growing your own food is a practical hobby that is great for the planet, so Seeds Now is a great online store for holiday shopping.
They have lots of sampler packs of seeds of just 99 cents each and some Garden-in-a-Bag sets that are very giftable.
I grow sprouts and microgreens in the house year round and have had great success with the quality of their seeds.
The flower, herb and vegetable seeds are perfect any time of the year for people who live in moderate climates like me.
Towels and Festival Blankets from Nomadix
Nomadix towels and festival blankets are durable and absolutely gorgeous.
Use them for casual outdoor activities and serious adventures – camping, water activities or a relaxing picnic in the park.
The towels are an eco-friendly choice, since they are made from post-consumer recycled plastic bottles.
30 bottles = 1 towel
An added bonus is that they have partnered with 1% for the Planet to donate to environmental causes.
This is a practical, beautiful gift that you can feel good about giving.
Ecovessel Insulated Mug
The triple insulated EcoVessel Transit Mug is great to use at home or when you are on the go.
It looks great and is comfortable to hold, but my favorite feature is how well it keeps hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold.
This is a better choice than a disposable cup, but it also works better than a paper, plastic or styrofoam cup.
The mug is great for coffee or tea and can also be used for a Moscow mule or other cocktail.
Name Bubbles Labels to Keep Track of Your Reusables
Name Bubbles labels are a fun personalized gift that is also practical.
Reusable containers are a great way to reduce waste, but not when they get lost or misplaced.
Order personalized labels for each person in your family, so that reusable bottles, cups and other containers can be used for a long long time.
Pirani Insulated Tumblers
Insulated tumblers from Pirani make a great gift for people who care about the environment and want to reduce waste.
The tumblers are similar to the classic red plastic cup, but they are reusable and they keep drinks cold.
You can get it in red, if you’d like, or you can choose from a variety of other colors.
Which of these earth friendly gift ideas are a good fit for the people on your holiday shopping list?
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Additional Holiday Gift Guides
Following are fantastic gift ideas for the whole family, so you can use the guides to find gifts for Christmas and other special occasions.
- Gift Ideas for Self Care
- Gift Ideas for Weekend Travelers
- Tea Lovers Gift Guide
- Coffee Lovers Gift Guide
- Gift Ideas for Home Cooks
- Whiskey Lovers Gift Ideas
- Games for Teens and Adults
- Toy Ideas for Tweens
- Toy Ideas for Little Kids
- Gifts for Minions Fans
- Gifts for Space Jam Fans
- Art and Craft Books
For great deals on a beautiful assortment of gifts and necessities for adults, teens, kids and babies, check out these familiar online stores.
- Home Depot
- Banana Republic
- Just Flowers
- Old Navy
- American Girl
Free Holiday Printables to Download
Check out my free Christmas printables, when you are looking for fun activities to do at home.
Following are a few that your family may enjoy:
- Christmas Scattergories
- Santa’s Word Scramble
- Christmas Word Search
- Christmas Tree Coloring Page
- My Christmas Wish List Coloring Page
Some are educational, but others are just plain fun.
There are coloring pages, crafts, word puzzles, mazes, memory games and many other family friendly activities.
Crafts are fun all year long, but they are extra magical at holiday time.
Following are some of my favorite Christmas accordion leg crafts.
Each one has a free template that you can download.
- Polar Bear
- Christmas Tree
- Ice Skater
- Santa Claus
- Mrs. Claus
What would you like to do with your family first?