It might seem silly to give a gift to someone who considers themselves zero waste or eco-friendly. However, even zero wasters need a few things to simplify life.
Our Naples Compost guide to gift giving this holiday season is jam packed with ideas to help you pick out the perfect gift. Whether you want to share this list with your own family members so they know what to buy you, or get inspiration for your favorite eco friendly person, this eco-friendly gift guide is full of great ideas.
Sustainable Gift Ideas
A true zero-waster or eco-freak would probably prefer that you don’t buy them anything for the holidays or birthdays. Or they might have a list of things that really do want or need. It’s okay to ask them!
When shopping for sustainable gifts, it’s always best to follow these tips:
- Buy used when possible. Thrifting for presents is encouraged!
- Look for plastic free products. Bamboo and glass are the best options, but stainless steel is a runner up.
- When buying clothes or other fabrics, stick with 100% cotton. Rayon, polyester, and other blends have plastic which never breaks down. Cotton fabric can be composted!
- Gift cards delivered electrically are a great option when you have no idea what to buy.
FAvorite Sustainable Gifts on Amazon
Following the tips above will ensure that your favorite Earth loving friend gets a thoughtful gift.
Let’s face it though, sometimes it’s impossible to take the time to thoughtfully thrift shop for sustainable gifts, especially during the busy holiday season. Sometimes we find ourselves frantically online shopping for people just a few days before Christmas.
That’s why we’ve taken the time to source Amazon for a few thoughtful, eco-friendly, and nearly zero waste gifts that will arrive in 2 days thanks to Amazon Prime.
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Travel mugs are a must for any coffee or tea loving environmentalist. Gift this with a Starbucks or other coffee shop gift card for an easy, but still thoughtful, eco-friendly gift. These SIC tumblers have a double wall vacuum for extreme temperature retention.
Stop sucking! Protest plastic with this hand lettered Skip the Straw design and is a great gift for brother, mother, sister, father, or a friend that cares about global warming, marine conservation, zero waste living, eco friendly living, and earth day.
Here is the best gift for all Acai/ smoothie bowl loving Instagrammers. These coconut bowls are made from real coconuts so they are as sustainable as they are trendy.
This kit allows you to easily reuse your mason jar after its burn, into the cutest cocktail shaker you’ve ever seen! Sure, you could make a candle in your own mason jar, but why not support a small business making zero waste gifts?
An eco friendly, zero waste eco gift set for those who love zero-waste, or need a little help getting started on their zero waste journey. This set includes Bees Wrap, an alternative to plastic wrap, metal straws, a mesh shopping bag, reusable utensils, a water bottle, and a toothbrush. All are plastic free!
Give the gift of stylish food storage with these plastic free storage containers with bamboo lids. The lids double as a cutting board or can be used to display food. Talk about double duty!
Set your favorite eco-friendly family on the path to a planet-friendly lifestyle with this fun guide to compost–what it is, how to make it, how to maintain it. Includes games, stickers, and more!
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