There’s a lot of pressure in getting the perfect gift. We’re not big on receiving gifts ourselves, but we do love to share the love with our friends when the occasion arises. This year, consider giving gifts that your friends and the environment will love with 9 green gifts that are useful, reusable, and affordable.
For the one who adventures in style. Fjallraven has a line of nifty sustainable outdoor clothing made from eco-friendly and organic materials. Our current favorite for the colder weather months is their warm Fjallraven Byron Beanie.
Why We Love Them: True to their arctic fox logo, the Fjallraven team works with researchers to help spread the word, donate money, and supply equipment and food supplements to many arctic fox projects.
For the one who drinks 8 glasses a day. Make sure they always have their favorite drink in hand, extracted from none other than Mother Earth. Perfect for hiking, backpacking, or filtering water at home, Lifestraw Personal Water Filter is a lifesaver.
Why We Love Them: We meant it when we said ‘lifesaver.’ For each personal filter sold an of portion sales goes towards supplying Lifestraw purifiers for schools around the world.
For the one who loves to cook. Whoever came up with the Flameless Cooking System is a true hero. Your friend will appreciate this tool in emergencies when they’re out camping, stuck without electricity, or escaping the zombie apocalypse.
Why We Love Them: We don’t recommend this for everyday use, however, if you do end up using the single-use heat packs for your next meal, feel better knowing it’s 100% recyclable.
For the one who is environmentally conscious. The Compost Gift Set is a great gift for a friend who wants to take a step towards living a waste-conscious lifestyle. With its small stature, it’ll take up little to no space and adds a charming addition to any kitchen.
Why We Love Them: It’s made from recyclable bamboo and includes an easy to learn book with a tell-all of how to compost at home the right way.
For the one with the green thumb. These organic Veggie Micro Greens grow box contains seeds for carrots, cabbage, and peas. Plus, the box is made from recycled steel providing a snazzy combination your friends will flock over.
Why We Love Them: In collaboration with Tree Future, for every product sold, a tree will be planted in your honor. Earth Easy also partner with TerraPass to sponsor clean energy, the EPA to promote water conservation, and is a member of Green America.
For the one who hosts dinner parties. This is a gift they’ll use all year round (which means, more dinner parties for you! woohoo). Get them these Eco-friendly Cooking Ware made from recyclable bamboo and recycled glassware.
Why We Love Them: Who says we have to give up style for comfort? Each cooking wares’ sleek finishing and classic styles keep kitchens all over the world looking modern and fresh.
For the one who loves beauty products. We talked about Herbivore Botanicals Travel Mist Set in our Top 14 Cruelty-Free Beauty Products You Need to Know blog last month (and we’re still not over it). Their line of skin care products is natural, safe, and non-toxic products that work!
Why We Love Them: Each ingredient found in Herbivore products are ethically sourced in the United States. Once finished, glass packaging can be recycled or reused.
For the one who loves a night out. Glam up with Burt’s Bee’s line of tinted lipstick. They’re 100% natural and provides up to 8 hours of moisture for ones who can talk up a room all night.
Why We Love Them: Their packaging is made from 100% recycled #5 plastic (find out what that number means here) and 60% PCR content.
For the one who prefers a quiet night in. When burned, PF. Candle Combo Pack Candles are carbon neutral, natural, and non-toxic. They’re a great addition to nights in reading a novel, dancing around in socks, or a sweet pick-me-up for late night studies.
Why We Love Them: Along with being eco-conscious and environmentally friendly, P.F Candles’ line of soy candles are vegan and never tested on animals. Plus, their jars can be repurposed into small planters, storage for small items, or recycled.