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[This article was first published in December 2020 and has been republished with some of the best updates.]
While I am sharing a variety of gift guides this year, this particular gift guide is important to my heart. This year I want to focus on eco-friendly gifts that may not be from small shops, but still make a big difference.
Holiday shopping, while sometimes stressful, can also be a lot of fun. There’s joy in picking out gifts you know your friends and family are going to love, even if finding those gifts can be a challenge. But if you’re also worried about the impact your purchases have on the environment it can add a whole other layer of confusion to the shopping process. Where do you even find gifts that are cool, useful, and sustainable?
The good news is, a green Christmas is in your future—and it’s easier than you might think. There are actually quite a few unique, stylish gifts out there that minimize their impact on the environment, from brush kits and lollipops you can plant (yes, really!) to bags and straws made from recycled materials. There are some eco-friendly gifts for everyone on your list here!
My family has been fairly “green” for a while now, although not consistently mindful about all of our purchases. Recently, I have been learning more about sustainability and eco-friendliness, and it has really affected my shopping habits. I now seek out brands that use sustainable practices and pay fair wages, as well as products that are more natural and eco-friendly. Also important is supporting those who create less waste!
Here I am sharing a few eco-friendly gifts with you. Read on to find my top picks for sustainable and eco-friendly gifts for mindful gift-giving this year.
And if you’re still shopping for gifts for your family and friends, don’t forget to check out my gift guide, where I round up the best gift ideas for dog lovers, parents, coffeeholics, and everyone else on your list!
Happy earth-friendly gifting!
WHICH OF THESE ECO-FRIENDLY GIFTS DO YOU LIKE BEST?