Trying to find the perfect gift for your loved ones can be a bit of a dilemma and trying to find a gift that won’t harm the planet is even harder still. Fret not! With our gift guide, you’ll be able to find the perfect eco-friendly gift no matter your loved one’s personal likes, tastes, or interests. We have something for everyone!
Does your bestie like to shop? Give them a bag that they can keep with them and use every time they hit the shops. Tote bags are a great eco-friendly replacement for plastic bags which are a major contributor to environmental pollution, killing wildlife, and damaging human health.
Tote bags are long-lasting, durable, and you can find some excellent fun and artsy designs. Choose an ethically made tote bag from sustainable or recycled material or from a company that supports green initiatives for an all-around green gift!
If you have a foodie for a friend - one who loves to eat, cook, or even just take photos of their food, then this is the perfect gift! A hamper of locally sourced, organic, or fair trade gourmet food items will excite their taste buds and get their cooking imagination going. They may even invite you over for dinner! Fairtrade chocolate and coffee, organic fruit or veg, conserves, or vegetarian/vegan goodies are just a few ideas to get you started.
For the gentleman who likes to look after his appearance, an eco-friendly facial grooming set is exactly what they need! About 2 billion plastic razors are being thrown into landfills every single year. Lifetime safety razors can help reduce such waste and they look really smart!
Disposable Wooden Dinner Set
This is a perfect gift for those who love to entertain, host dinner parties, go camping, or planning picnics in the park. You can create a dinner set entirely from disposable wood. Not only are these wooden utensils and plates completely free from harmful toxins but they are also 100% natural and compostable.
Few recyclers aren't willing or able to deal with Vinyl as it contains polyvinyl chloride (PVC), which is full of poisonous chlorine gas and heavy metals. But, a popular way to deal with vinyl in an eco-friendly way is to up-cycle or re-purpose it. There are so many gift ideas out there on handmade markets which will make a great gift for the music lovers in your life. Vinyl clocks, jewelry, or handmade recycled vinyl coasters make excellent gifts.
Eco Music Amplifier
The Sono Ambra is a sustainable and portable speaker suitable for playing music from your phone or tablet. It works by amplifying your sounds naturally, with no need for electricity or plastic cables. It’s also free from plastic and made from FSC certified oak. It’s the ultimate music lovers’ gift which allows them to have eco-friendly tunes wherever they go, saving energy and reducing harmful waste from plastic speakers ending up in landfills.
We all have that one friend who hates waste - well, this is for them! Composters may not be the first thing that pops to mind when thinking about a gift, but they have come a long way from being a bucket in the garden! Check out this list of stylish compost bins that help reduce waste and are an aesthetically pleasing addition to any kitchen.
Spices and Wooden Spice Scoops
Another one for the foodies. Add some flavor to their cooking with a set of spices and spice scoops. Instead of buying new spice pots, you can use recycled mason jars and purchase the spices from a zero-packaging store. Pair them up with mini wooden scoops for a cute, homemade eco-friendly gift.
Travel Drinking Containers
The office commuter and an outdoor enthusiast alike will appreciate an eco-friendly travel mug, flask, or water bottle. There are loads of options and designs out there so you can easily find one that suits your friend’s personality. Reusable drinking containers are the perfect replacement for plastic bottles or plastic coated cups, and they are much more useful too. They keep the temperature of your hot drinks and your cold drinks for hours.