10 Sustainable Gifts for Everyone On Your List

Updated: December 3, 2019
These sustainable gifts are perfect for those just getting started on an eco-friendly journey, or for those who are already making headway!
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Sustainability has been a huge “trend” in recent years, but is something we’ll likely be discussing for years to come. The concept of sustainability focuses on meeting present needs (eating food, living comfortably) without compromising the ability of future generations from being able to meet the same needs. 

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For many, making the switch to more sustainable items can be a daunting task, but making small steps by switching out greener alternatives in your home is a great way to get started. These gifts are perfect for those just getting started on a sustainable journey, or for those who are already making headway! 

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Here are our top eco-friendly gift ideas:

Reusable Silicone Bags

Single-use plastic is arguably one of the most easily replaceable items in your home, and starting with silicone bags is an easy place to start. These bags are available in a variety of sizes and colors, and are perfect for storage at home or on the go use, even in lunch boxes! Plus, they are freezer, microwave, and dishwasher safe.

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Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Keep your water cold for up to 24 hours or your beverages hot with this insulated water bottle that’s perfect for everyday use, and kids will love that it comes in fun colors for them.

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Collapsible Straws

This set of collapsible straws is perfect for the family looking to become more sustainable. Each carrying case is small enough to keep in a handbag, backpack, or car, and comes with a cleaning brush, too. 

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Mesh Produce Bags

Whether shopping at the local farmers market or grocery store, these mesh produce bags cut down on the amount of plastic you’ll be bringing into your home. 

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Leakproof Lunch Container

Need a last minute gift for a coworker or neighbor? This travel bowl comes with a retractable spoon and fork, plus a separate container perfect for snacks or toppings for soup, oatmeal, and more. 

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Reusable Cotton Pads

For the makeup and skincare lovers in your life, this eco-friendly set of cotton pads is the way to go. Plus, it comes with a laundry bag for easy washing and two facial cleansing gloves.

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Wool Laundry Balls

Swap out dryer sheets for hypoallergenic wool balls that naturally soften your clothes and are good for up to 1500+ uses. Pop a small bottle of your favorite essential oil into the bag for an even more personal touch. 

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Food Huggers

For the moments that you’re only using half of a vegetable or fruit, a food hugger can come in handy. These can also be a great option if you’ve lost a lid or top to a glass container and are in need of a replacement. 

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Nylon Foldable Tote

Make sure your gift recipient is never without a shopping bag for any scenario with this set of nylon foldable totes which can hold up to 30 pounds each. 

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Collapsible Cup

For the coffee lover in your life, pair this collapsible cup with a bag of their favorite coffee. Or, go with a box of tea if that’s more their speed! Unlike traditional mugs and travel cups, this collapses down and takes up minimal space when you’re on the move. 

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Looking to have a more eco-friendly Christmas? Check out our guide on How to Have a Minimalist Christmas with Kids.