The last few years have seen an incredible shift in consumer habits, as more and more individuals are seeking information about the products they are buying and their environmental impact. According to a recent study by Nielsen, 66% of global consumers say they’re willing to pay more for sustainable brands—Up 55% from 2014. 73% of global millennials are willing to pay extra for sustainable offerings—Up From 50% in 2014.
Here are a few of my favourite environmentally friendly products that make great gifts for all the important people in your life! A win-win for you, your loved ones and the planet.
You’ve seen the headlines. Everyone is banning plastic straws and trying their best to #savetheturtles. While there is so much more to be done, this is a great place to start! Climb aboard this movement and purchase these great stocking stuffers!
These insulated wine glasses, coupled with an organic or biodynamic wine would make an amazing gift for a host, teacher, or loved one!
Swell bottles have taken the reusable water bottle world by storm. You are sure to see these trendy bottles dotted alongside Lululemon yoga mats at your local studio, and for good reason. They keep water cold for 24 hours! The bottles are easy to grab on the go, and there are so many amazing designs to choose from!
This starter pack is so perfect for anyone wanting to reduce their plastic consumption. Everything your friends or family need to start shopping more sustainably at the grocery store!
How CUTE are these reusable totes? I know I’m biased, but I love the “Don’t Kale my Vibe” one. Perfect for produce shopping at the local market!
Who doesn’t love a good mason jar? Buy this box of 12 and head to your local bulk food store and fill them with goodies! Such a cute, thoughtful gift for a loved one.
Everlane recently took a stand and introduced their new ReNEW line; clothing made from recycled plastic bottles. I discovered this company through Elana Loo, an amazing photographer, writer and advocate for sustainability. The company has committed to having “no new plastic in their ENTIRE supply chain by 2021”. Support this cause by gifting your special someone a piece of clothing from Everlane’s ReNEW line. Like this beautiful crewneck below. Cue the heart eye emoji.
Gift an Outdoor Experience
I love receiving and gifting experiences over products, especially when it’s an activity you can do together. Head out on a hike, camping trip, or gift an outdoor spa experience!
Chopsticks, Reusable Organic Cotton Napkins and Soy Sauce Dish for Sushi Night
Create your own little sushi starter pack with these chopsticks, napkins, and soy sauce dishes. Take out can wreak havoc on the environment. Between all the plastic sauce packets, dishes, plastic containers and plastic bags they come in, it’s hard to remain eco-friendly when ordering in. These environmentally friendly products will allow your loved ones to tell restaurants to skip the plastic.
This sustainable on-the-go lunch kit includes three removable containers and magnetic chopsticks in an all-natural bamboo case. Such a cute gift for the busy worker bee that also values sustainability!
If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know my love for Nala Care Free-From deodorants. These deodorants are aluminum, phthalate, paraben, petroleum, carcinogen, and cruelty free!!
How cool is this concept? Not only does Leze the Label provide you with work clothes that feel like pajamas, they are also helping the environment, one pair of pants at a time!
I recently came across this company after a few bloggers posted about their container-free shampoo and conditioners. They are against excess packaging waste. Plastic free hair care? Sign me up! These environmentally friendly products would make great stocking stuffers or secret santa gifts!
Adopt a piece of coral in someones name
The oceans are dying. If they die, we die too. Take action and plant a piece of coral in someone’s name to help preserve our oceans. Find out more here.
Donate to a Charity
For a list of some of the best Environmental Charities, check out this post.
Eco-Friendly Clothing Companies
For the fashion lovers in your life, here are some other ethical brands that focus on curating environmentally friendly products without compromising style:
- Arnhem Clothing
- Rowie the Label
- Rove Byron Bay
- Will and Bear
- Girlfriend Collective Work-out Gear
- Peony Swimwear
I hope this inspires you to gift environmentally friendly products this holiday season! If you do, I also encourage you to find creative ways to wrap your gifts! Use recycled paper, newspaper that you doodle on, or purchase a reusable shopping bag to put all your gifts in. Happy Holidays! xx