The Ultimate Sustainable Gift Guide for 2021

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The holiday season is approaching and we’ve curated a list of this year’s hottest and most sustainable gifts! Whether you’re shopping for a friend, family member, or yourself, these luxe products are sure to make the final months of 2021 the best yet!




Rentadella – Reusable Satin Silk Mask – $19.90


Everyone knows that a 2021 staple is a reusable face mask. These masks from Rentadella, a Singapore-based boutique specializing in rentable clothing, are stylish, comfortable, and cooling. The breathable material upholds the standards of the World Health Organization (WHO). This mask’s various patterns and colors make for a fashionable yet fully socially responsible product for the conscious consumer. 


Bambaw – Bamboo Makeup Remover Pads – $16.77  


So many of us are searching for easy sustainable swaps for our everyday products. For those guilty of using single-use cotton pads, the best gift might be these washable and reusable makeup remover pads from Bambaw! These bamboo-based rounds skip the typical plastic packaging and the pesticides, water, and fertilizers that all come from growing cotton. In addition to 16 pads, the set comes with a laundry bag to wash and reuse whenever necessary! 


Luna & Rose – Pacific Palm Gold Necklace – $189.00


Jewelry can be one of the best gifts, so this year, make it even better by purchasing ethical pieces that minimally impact the planet! The accessories from Luna & Rose are ethically sourced and transparently handmade by artisans in Bali. Each item is created from recycled sterling silver and 18k plated. Additionally, the company donates 1% of all sales to their favorite charities benefitting planet Earth. 


Ulta, Axiology – 3 in 1 Balmies Trio – Of the Earth – $36.00

Treat yourself, a friend, or family member this year with this lip crayon trio from Axiology. These balms are vegan and made with no palm oil, no animal testing, and no plastic! The zero-waste product made from recycled trash in Bali adds no garbage to the planet with its tube-free and cap-free design. The “Of the Earth” color pack includes a caramel, nude plum, and cherry shade with long-lasting wear. 



Rothy’s – The Vanity Set – $175

This travel set is perfect for storing all of your favorite zero-waste products! The knit pouches are made from 100% recycled materials, including ocean-bound marine plastic and Rothy’s signature thread from recycled water bottles. As well as being eco-friendly, the fabric is durable, washable, and totally sustainable, following Rothy’s vow to do better for the planet. 


Allegorie – Black Gala Bifold Wallet – $175.00

Buying gifts for the man in your life can be challenging, but Allegorie’s plant-based products are the perfect mix of practical and sustainable for him. Since food waste is one of the world’s largest polluters, Allegorie found a way to transform discarded fruits into luxury pieces. This handcrafted wallet is made from natural apple peel and comes in accent orange, grey, or teal colors. Each bag from the brand upcycled around 550 apples and was created to be 100% PVC-free. 


Albatross – Zero Waste Butterfly Safety Razor – $29.99

Any guy would appreciate this high quality and totally plastic free safety razor this holiday season. Most razors are single use and cannot be cycled, yet this sustainable alternative is meant to last a lifetime, only needing to replace the reusable steel blades. This piece by Albatross kit comes with 10 reusable blades and a hemp storage bag and is perfect for all genders and all shaving needs! 



Blavor – Solar Powered Phone Charger $29.99 

The black and hunter orange Blavor solar power bank is the perfect stocking stuffer for that tireless outdoor adventurer. The tough, reinforced, and durable design is shock, dust, and splash-proof, so it’ll cross any terrain, rain or shine. Enjoy the lithium polymer battery with its 6-hour charge, an ideal battery for camping, hiking, or those long, crisp days in fresh powder. Charge it at home in an outlet or use its solar feature, and note the cable and tangle-free design so you won’t drop or lose cables when out, enjoying the finest mother nature has to offer.


Hive- Portable Metal Straws – $18.00

This year, help your family prevent ocean accumulation of plastic waste with Hive’s portable metal straw. They feature a carbon footprint cutting stainless steel and rust-free design, plated in your choice of gold, silver, or copper. Each 4-pack features a cleaning brush for continued, long-lasting wear and comes equipped with a reusable storage container. Your purchase supports gardening education, serving low-income students in NYC schools. Plus, Hive embraces responsible sourcing and manufacturing, relying on sustainable and environmentally friendly factory production.


Ember – Travel Mug – $129.95

Practical gift-giving meets S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G in four gorgeous metallic options: gold, rose gold, copper, and bronze. Each Ember Mug notifies you of the perfect choose-your-own temperature setting using a Smart LED indicator, eliminating those excess microwave heat-ups to save energy, time, and money. Its built-in battery allows for on-the-go or desktop use. Convenient design features lets you customize, personalize, and receive notifications using the Ember App. Or, you can set Ember’s sleep feature when you know you’ll be too busy wrapping gifts. 



Ocean Bottle – Reusable Water Bottle – $48.00


Getting kids to use a reusable bottle rather than single-use plastic is half the battle, but this water bottle from Ocean Bottle makes it easy to be zero waste and use eco-friendly materials. This bottle is vacuum insulated and stainless steel while also being made from recycled ocean-bound plastic. Even better, the purchase of each water bottle results in funding for the collection of 1000 plastic bottles before they can reach the oceans. 


Krochet Kids – The Teddy Hat – $24.00

This children’s beanie from Krochet Kids, the non-profit brand that crochets pieces for the whole family, comes in sizes XS/S and M/L for all of the growing kiddies out there. The knit material is handmade in Uganda from a nylon/acrylic blend. Each handcrafted piece is signed by the woman who made it to add a personal touch, which customers can send a personal thank note to the artisan on the Krochet Kids website. 


Thriftbooks – What Does It Mean to Be Green? – $4.89-$15.90

Rana DiOrio writes an inspiring children’s book that gives children tips to save the planet. With ideas such as turning off the water while brushing your teeth and picking up trash that isn’t yours, little ones are taught about the importance of sustainability. Purchasing from a used bookstore such as Thrifbooks takes one more step to conscious consumerism by reusing already worn books. 




Lettuce Grow – The Farmstand – $348 – $649

If you’ve been searching for a means of bringing gardening into your own home, we’ve found the best! This self-watering and self-fertilizing farmstand comes with a water pump, power cord, grow cups and timer, plant food for 130+ plants, and more to help you grow your produce at home. You have the choice of growing between 12 and 36 plants with a selection of over 200 varieties of pre-sprouted seedlings. To make it even better, Lettuce Grow donates 1 Farmstand for every 10 sold!


Etsy – Zero Waste Starter Kits – starting at $36.00

This year you can fulfill your sustainable gifting while also shopping at small businesses! Etsy has a variety of handmade Zero Waste Starter Kits for those who want to take the first step in their zero waste journey. This box from HippyMonkey on Etsy provides shoppers with the choice between 3 different options, including sustainable and eco-friendly products, to help you eliminate single-use plastic. Each product is handmade from bamboo, organic cotton, and konjac.


Third Rock Retail – Compost Bin – starting at $32.99

Keep waste down this holiday season with a Third Rock indoor compost bin. You’ll reduce excess food waste in landfills and make a substantial environmental impact all year long. Its subtle, classic ivory design is suitable for countertop or beneath the kitchen sink and holds up to 1 gallon of compost. With powder-coated steel, it’s designed to be rust, chip, and scratch-free. And with odor control and replaceable charcoal filter features, you can continue to live a zero-waste lifestyle without the smell.


Big Dipper Wax Works – Hanukkah Beeswax Taper Candles – $29.00

For the best non-toxic and non-allergenic 100% beeswax candles, check out Big Dipper’s Handcrafted Hanukkah Beeswax Taper Candles that burn long and soot-free. Each package comes with 45 hand-dipped tapers for celebrating Hanukkah in both natural and multi-colored options. Their bees experience low exposure to pesticides to produce high-quality beeswax that is filtered using natural clay practices. Big Dipper is a Green America-approved business that uses 3rd party certifications, supports beekeeping (apiculture) education, research, and sustainability, and actively seeks global fair trade partnerships for more ethical sourcing.


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