1% for the Planet Gift Guide: Top 10 Sustainable Gifts
Top 10 sustainable gifts that give back
Our current environmental issues have caused us to renew our commitment to our mission, and look more carefully for gifts from small, conscientious brands that give back. Our favorite brands are those who pledge to donate 1% of annual sales to nonprofits that benefit the environment. Our 1% for the Planet gift guide has practical gifts that get used up or help reduce waste. See our top ten sustainable gifts for the holidays, all from 1% for the Planet member brands. This season, give to friends and family and the planet.
Wool Dryer Balls by Coyuchi
Add Coyuchi’s wool balls in the dryer with your laundry and they’ll do it all—help air circulate, get rid of static, reduce drying time and soften fabrics. Say goodbye to chemical-heavy conventional dryer sheets with Coyuchi’s handmade, naturally unscented wool dryer balls. This set-of-three can be used for more than 1,000 laundry loads. Shop Coyuchi’s climate beneficial wool dryer balls.
Super Oil (available at Re-Up)
This organic, five-ingredient blend for all skin types comes in a refillable glass bottle, or you can bring your own refillable bottle and fill up at the Re-Up Refill Shop. On a mission to reduce single-use plastic, Re-Up offers sustainable bath, body, kitchen and cleaning products in refillable containers. If you’re in the Bay Area, visit 1% for the Planet member Re-Up Refill Shop and check out their Super Oil—so your beauty routine and your low-waste lifestyle don’t have to compete.
Rumpl Merino SoftWool Throw
Rumpl’s newest super-soft blanket is made from a blend of responsibly sourced Australian Merino wool and organic cotton. It’s naturally anti-microbial, helps regulate body temperature and is itch-free. In addition to giving back 1% of sales, Rumpl is also a fellow B Corporation, and a Climate Neutral Certified brand committed to measuring their environmental footprint, reducing waste where possible, and offsetting the rest.
Zero-Waste Sunscreen Stick by Raw Elements
Designed for sensitive skin, Raw Elements hypoallergenic sunscreen contains coconut oil, chamomile, calendula and sunflower seed oil. It’s light and creamy, and super easy to apply. This clean, water-resistant formula (non-nano zinc oxide is the only active ingredient) provides UVA-UVB true broad spectrum protection. It’s hard to find effective, healthy sunscreen that doesn’t end up in landfill after use, and that’s why we love this plastic-free option. Raw Elements give back 1% from every sale.
GoodLight Tea Lights
GoodLight candles are made from plant-based, paraffin-free wax with lead-free cotton wicks. Through their 1% for the Planet membership, they support the Orangutan Land Trust, an NGO dedicated to forest conservation in Southeast Asia to secure safe, wild forest habitats for the long-term survival of these threatened animals. We love their mission, and their unscented tea lights in plastic-free packaging.
Town Coffee Company Gift Basket
The Town Coffee Gift Basket includes two bags of craft coffee, one jar of coffee blossom honey from the coffee farms in the mountains of Guatemala, and a jar of organic cane sugar. Town Coffee works with growers that provide fair and livable wages and support regenerative efforts to restore the land. In addition to giving back 1% to environmental nonprofits, Town Coffee is also a fellow certified B Corp.
Transit Insulated Coffee Mug by EcoVessel
Just like the tried-and-true classic coffee mug, the triple-insulated Transit, featuring unmatched temperature retention, will keep your coffee hot for hours. It’s the perfect sustainable gift for beer and cocktail lovers too, keeping cold drinks cold up to 48 hours. Perfect for sitting around the campfire, tailgating or backyard parties—it’s a thoughtful gift that reduces waste and gives 1% back with every sale.
U-Konserve Plastic-Free Containers
Reusable stainless steel containers filled with delicious homemade cookies make great hostess gifts for holiday dinners and parties, and perfect year-end gifts for teachers, neighbors, friends and family. U-Konserve’s endlessly reusable food-storage containers have platinum-grade silicone lids, so you can feel good about giving plastic-free gifts for worry-free meals. U-Konserve gives back 1% from every sale, and is a Certified B Corporation.
Jardin Bouquet Tote by Aplat
This reusable canvas tote is designed to hold cut flowers, garden stems and fresh herbs. Perfect for hostess gifts, year-end teacher gifts, wedding parties and special occasions—all without wasteful plastic wrap. Made from 100% certified-organic cotton canvas and produced with low-impact, food-safe dye for the perfect sustainable gift. Aplat is a member of 1% for the Planet and all products are made in San Francisco with zero byproduct waste.
Replenish Grocers Gift Certificate
Supporting small sustainable businesses is important, especially those that offer an expansive selection of bulk refill options. If you’re in the Bay Area, Replenish Grocers is a low-waste, organic market with carefully curated products for treading lightly on the planet. What better way to pass along the reuse message than to give a gift certificate here, or your local refill shop. Plus, 1% of every sale goes back to the planet.