This holiday season, sustainability should be on top of our To-Do lists. When it comes to finding the perfect last-minute gift for a friend, colleague, or significant other, eco-friendly products are readily available and less expensive than you might think. Don’t forget to use eco-friendly packaging or reuse last year’s packaging materials.
Our list of eco-friendly products and gifts was curated by our Vertemode team and will hopefully lead you to the perfect gift that will make the recipient excited to see your name in their mailbox. Happy gifting!
1. BLAVOR Solar-Powered Phone Charger $28.99
2. UNCOMMON GOODS Living Composter uncommongoods.com $199.00
Composting has never looked so chic! Minimalist and modern, the Living Composter is perfect for a busy household, processing more than two pounds of food per week. SHOP
3. UNCOMMON GOODS Funny Produce Bags $15.00
These reusable produce bags keep your fruits fresh for longer than the single-use plastic ones the store supplies — just subtract the bag’s weight as you check out. SHOP
4. OUTERKNOWN Luelia Sweatshirt $98.00
Loungewear is practically our uniform right now and this sweatshirt with matching sweatpants from Outerknown tops our list for the ultimate cozy day at home.
The set is made responsibly from 99% organic cotton with the sweetest shirred sleeve detail — perfect for running errands around town. SHOP
5. UNCOMMON GOODS Reusable Bowl Covers $40.00
There is no need to dirty plastic containers or throw your leftovers out — these breathable cloth covers will preserve everything from fruit salad to bread dough. SHOP
6. SÉZANE Irma Necklace $65
Sézane’s understated and sophisticated gold-plated brass necklace is the ultimate in minimalism — a perfect everyday necklace. Add one of their sweet charms to make it a more custom gift.
The necklace is made ethically and shipped in recycled packaging, so this is a gift you’ll feel good about. SHOP
7. S’WELL Stainless Steel Water Bottle $34.99
This pretty S’well water bottle not only sidesteps the need for single-use plastic water bottles, but it also keeps your drink cold for up to 24 hours. SHOP
8. OUI THE PEOPLE The Tone It Around Shave Set $90
Oui The People’s beautiful safety razor is a simple zero waste swap. The blades are recyclable and the handle will last for years to come. It’s also perfect for those with sensitive skin.
Pick up the Tone it Around Shave Set for a thoughtful way to help your loved ones reduce their carbon footprint. SHOP
10. GREEN TOYS BPA-Free Fire Truck$22.45
Can you believe that this fire truck is made completely from recycled plastic milk containers?
Neither will the kids who get to play with it. SHOP
11. ABLE Hammered Stacking Ring $15
Made by hand in Nashville, Tennessee, this affordable, sweet ring will be an everyday favorite. The ring may be tiny, but it makes a big impact. That, and this gorgeous stacking ring fits the bill.
ABLE is dedicated to empowering women in the US, and the brand partners with artisans in Ethiopia, Mexico, Brazil, and India to provide sustainable employment around the world. SHOP
12. NORDIC BY NATURE Reusable Sandwich Bags $14.99
13. AMOUR VERT 3 Masks Bundle in Bouquet Embroidered $40.00
Amour Vert’s non-toxic and sustainably-made masks from deadstock fabrics are back!
Designed for comfort, fit, and safety, these woven masks include a built-in pocket for filters. Note – knits masks do not have a pocket but are pleated with multiple layers.
Each purchase ensures essential workers in the City of San Francisco will receive a non-medical grade mask. SHOP
14. PATAGONIA Better Sweater Jacket $139.00
15. MADE BY DWC Venice Beached Candle $30
This hand-poured soy wax candle features notes of cucumber, honeydew, and citrus that eases the long winter (and is perfect for a self-care at-home spa day).
16. BURT’S BEES Beeswax Lip Balm $5.47
17. DRIFTAWAY COFFEE Coffee Subscription $44
For a carbon-neutral cuppa that’s sure to surprise its recipient, Driftaway Coffee makes gifting easy. Choose your grind (or whole bean), size, frequency, and even opt for a variety pack of freshly-roasted coffee on your preferred schedule.
Driftaway is also transparent about pricing, so you can hold the brand accountable to pay its farmers fairly. SHOP
18. WATERPIKEcoFlow® Hand Held Shower Head $37.99
19. THIRD ROCK Compost Bin $34.99
A little composting bin like this one makes it easy for anyone to get into minimizing the amount of garbage they send to the landfill. SHOP
20. VEHHEStainless Steel Straws $3.69
Water, iced coffee, sweet tea — whatever their drink of choice is, they can drink it with a metal straw. Plus, this set comes with a nifty cleaning tool. SHOP
21. ASOS DESIGN Recycled Polyester Touch Screen Gloves $6.50
You’ll never believe that these soft, knit gloves from Asos are made out of plastic bottles and textile waste (or that you can text while wearing them!). SHOP
Updated, 23 December 2021