12 Sustainable Gifts for Everyone on Your List
Shop your values with feel-good, sustainable gifts
Every season we search high and low to find sustainable gifts that align with our mission to tread lightly on the planet. We focus on smaller brands we know well, and choose practical gifts that get used up, or inherently help reduce waste in our daily lives. See our top 12 sustainable gifts for this holiday season and remember to buy less, and buy better.
Refillable Shampoo, Conditioner and Body Wash
from Plaine Products
Most bathrooms are filled with plastic bottles that will only be used once before they head to landfill. While recycling is a good idea for some product, experts agree that it isn’t a sustainable solution for many. Plastic-free, non-toxic hair and body care in reusable aluminum bottles are returnable and refillable through the Plaine Products’ refill program. They’re a fellow B Corp and member of 1% for the Planet. Shop here.
The purest ingredients and the highest standard helped Myro develop an effective, healthy deodorant in refillable packaging. You purchase a case to keep in your bathroom (and out of landfill), then add an insert delivered in a planet-friendly container when it’s time to refill. You’ll get cleaner ingredients with essential oils as fragrance instead of chemical-based phthalates. Shop here.
Sustainable Wool Diablo Throw Blanket
For a splurge, we love this blanket, woven entirely of climate-beneficial wool sourced from a Northern California ranch that uses sustainable practices to return more carbon to the earth than it releases, helping to lower levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere. Coyuchi’s innovative circular initiatives are reducing the need for raw materials and creating linens designed to last a lifetime. Shop here.
Silicone-Topped Food-Storage Containers
A gift list isn’t complete without a way to thoughtfully (and sustainably) package homemade holiday treats. U-Konserve containers can both be a gift, and hold a gift! Give the gift of reuse by packing up goodies in reusable stainless steel containers with plastic-free silicone lids. Gift together with picnic or camping supplies for an outdoor experience. U-Konserve is a B Corp and 1% for the Planet member. Shop here.
Organic Deep Dark Chocolate
from Alter Eco
Alter Eco Swiss-made chocolate isn’t just dark, deep and smooth—it’s also crafted from organic cacao by farmers who are replanting South American rainforests, and in an effort to minimize their waste the company is working towards 100% compostable packaging. Alter Eco is also a fellow B Corp and member of 1% for the Planet. Shop here.
Organic Cotton Napkins
These super soft napkins can accompany any picnic lunch or cocktail hour—or use as reusable gift wrapping. They’re 100% organic cotton woven by textile companies paying a fair wage, providing safe working conditions, and treating our environment with care. Willaby practices a no-waste policy, and incorporates fabric scraps into quilts, handwoven rugs, accessories, and sustainable paper. Shop here.
All-Natural Room Spray
from Juniper Ridge
Juniper Ridge’s room spray is an all-natural alternative to chemical-based alternatives. Use to freshen a room, linens or upholstery. Juniper Ridge uses sustainably harvested plants and traditional steam-distillation techniques at their workshop in Oakland, CA. Extracted from native-plant sources with sensitivity and respect for the existing wildscape, the harvesters return to the same stands year after year to carefully monitor regrowth. Shop here.
All EO products are researched, developed, tested, blended, bottled, marketed, and shipped all in one place: their family-owned, zero-waste factory in Marin County, CA. They’re committed to using ethically sourced ingredients and being plastic neutral by 2021. The geranium essential oil has a gentle, rose-like scent and is distilled from the flowers, stems, and leaves of the Pelargonium graveolens plant. EO is a Certified B Corp. Shop here.
Triple-Insulated Stainless Steel Coffee Mug
Everyone needs an insulated mug for cozy winter drinks, and the classic EcoVessel mug features their signature triple insulation and will keep your drinks cold up to 40 hours and hot up to 4 hours. It includes a multi-position slider lid, a non-slip silicone base, and an ergonomic handle that makes it comfortable to hold and easy to carry through all life’s adventures. EcoVessel is a member of 1% for the Planet and donates 5% of every online sale to environmental non-profits. Shop here.
Refillable Hand Sanitizer
Since the pandemic started, literally tons of plastic hand sanitizer bottles are adding to the staggering amount of trash polluting our planet. Now there’s a way to stay safe without disposable plastic by using refillable, reusable and easily recyclable aluminum. Clean for good with lightly scented U-Konserve hand sanitizer—a healthier alternative to chemical-based sanitizers. 70% alcohol content exceeds CDC guidelines. Infused with a blend of essential oils. U-Konserve is a Certified B Corp and member of 1% for the Planet. Shop here.
Zero-Waste School Supply Kit
from Wisdom Supply Co.
Wisdom Supply Co. believes the time for facing the harm caused by our ongoing convenience culture is now. With this knowledge comes the drive to make immediate changes in our habits and purchasing choices to prevent tons of plastics from ever entering our waste stream. Choosing reusable, repairable, and authentically recyclable supplies are perfect for school and the office. Wisdom is a Certified B Corp and member of 1% for the Planet. Shop here.
Denim Carryall Tote
This large, extra-wide tote is made in San Francisco, CA using locally sourced denim. The long and shallow tote is great to hold your zero-waste containers at the bulk store, and it’s sturdy enough for casseroles and dishes, farmers market produce, and everyday grocery items. Perfect for picnics, weekend road trips and camping. Aplat is a member of 1% for the Planet. Shop here.