Looking for easy gifts to give that can reduce your carbon footprint? Here are a few of my favorite products and brands that make great gifts for all occasions! Most of these products are ones that I personally use with the exception of one that is on my wishlist this holiday season! I also included a few that would be great for young children.
(Price Range $15 – $40)
This is a great one for young families or the Disney fan in your life! This limited edition collab contains 2 reusable glass bottles featuring Mickey & Minnie and 6 plastic-free foaming soap tablets in an amazing Iris Agave scent. They also have this same bundle with the Donald & Daisy design or you can get all 4 or mix and match! We love how these colorful and fun these make washing your hands. The best part is that refills are only $2 a tablet and completely plastic free!
Had to plug another one of our favorite Blueland products with their Clean Essentials Set! We’ve been using ours for about 2 years now and loooove it. It comes with 3 reusable forever spray bottles, 1 glass foaming hand soap bottle, and refillable tablets. For a product being completely non-toxic and cruelty free, these solutions are both powerful and effective. These also make a perfect housewarming gift!
I was super excited to learn more about Elate’s plastic-free beauty products – these lip balms being one of them – are on my wishlist this year. Everyone can always use lip balm, but let’s make it sustainable! These balms come in a recyclable glass container with a compostable bamboo lid. They come in a range of lip colors or plain. Great for stocking stuffers or small gifts for friends!
Full Circle Wool – Set of 2 Wool Sponges – $10+
My husband and I first stumbled upon these at an open market and thought they would make a great gift! We also picked up a set for ourselves to try out. I am amazed. I’ve been looking for the best dish sponge replacement and this is probably my top contender at the moment. Wool is naturally antimicrobial and anti-fungal. They don’t harbor bacteria and naturally deodorizes! We’ve been using ours for almost 2 months now and I’m amazed at how there is no smell! These sponges have lasted longer than your traditional sponge and can be composted at the end of its life cycle. The wool sponge does shrink after its first few uses but I love that it’s effective for getting out oils and can be used on delicate surfaces. Another great gift that I plan on giving to friends this year!
These are my go-to toothpaste tablets because they taste great (natural mint flavor) and contains fluoride! It’s been tough finding a sustainable toothpaste that contains fluoride so I was so happy to have found this one. You can purchase the toothpaste refills alone or with the reusable container. The container is free if you purchase a subscription. By Humandkind also has zero carbon footprint and uses 100% compostable packaging. Check out their other sustainable clean products for more gift ideas. So far I have loved everything that I’ve tried from them! PS – They also have a plastic offset program where for $8/month, you can purchase a monthly subscription to offset your plastic consumption.
We’re approaching colder weather season as I write this gift guide so I wanted to include my go-to moisturizing cream. I have been using this one for years and highly recommend it to all of my friends who are looking for skincare recommendations. The Intensive Hydrating Cream is infused with a blend of Jeju green tea and green tea seed oil to leave your skin feeling quenched with intense hydration. What I love about Innisfree is their mission includes eco-conscious initiatives to protect nature. 80% of their ingredients are all natural and sustainably sourced. I have gifted Innisfree to friends and family over the years and they are always a hit.
I have been on the quest to find my favorite shampoo bar and finally have landed on one! Disclaimer: I loved it so much I applied for their ambassador program and have a discount link for you to use 🙂 superzero’s shampoo bar exceeded my expectation in terms of both effectiveness and feel. The shampoo bar will deeply cleanse your hair while nourishing it. I was surprised to see how easy it was to work up a good lather. Another completely plastic free gift idea. Check out their gift sets as well!
There are several brands out there but this is the one I have on my wishlist for my son this year. Making your own popsicles is more sustainable than buying pre-packaged and individually wrapped ones. I found these cute bird shaped ones with lids from Love Hubee to try out! These are so much fun for kids. I still have fond memories of making popsicles with my mom and siblings growing up. I am looking forward to being able to do so with my toddler!
I was so intrigued as soon as I first saw these – biodegradable bath toys made from wheat straw? And super adorable / neutral colored / minimal? There are several retailers but the product itself is all the same. They have pegs so you can attach them all to each other or stack them up. My toddler loves playing with these. They’re also easy to take a few when you’re on a trip. It’s only been a month or so since we got them and they are very durable and showing no signs of wear so far. I hope to see more bath toys made from wheat straw on the market!
Have you tried any of these out before? What else would you add? Please leave a comment and share! I have a few more that come to mind so let me know if you’d like to see a part 2!
I hope this guide gave you some inspiration for eco-friendly and sustainable gifts!