Gift giving can be stressful. There are so many products in the world and so many of us value different things when buying or receiving a gift. This can be even more difficult when shopping as a conscious consumer.
Sustainable gifts can get expensive and out of many gift giver budgets. As the industry continues to grow and scale, costs to create sustainable gifts and eco friendly products are coming down.
What are some sustainable gifts that you can give to friends and family? Here are a few ideas:
1. A reusable water bottle or coffee mug. This is a great gift for someone who is always on the go and trying to be eco-friendly.
2. A set of reusable shopping bags. This is a perfect gift for the person who loves to shop, but also wants to be eco-friendly.
3. A bamboo toothbrush. This is a great sustainable gift for someone who is looking to switch to a more environmentally friendly lifestyle.
4. A pair of recycled or upcycled earrings. These make a great sustainable gift for someone who loves fashion and wants to reduce their impact on the environment.
5. A sustainable notebook. This is a perfect gift for someone who loves to write or take notes, but also wants to be eco-friendly.
This is great for the conscious consumers and our environment. Below are some sustainable gifts under $25 that fit nearly any budget and any member of your family and friends circle.
Sustainable Gifts Under $25
Conscious Step – Socks That Protect Oceans – $14.99
Make waves supporting healthy oceans: These socks feature crashing waves in shades of blue and the Oceana logo embroidery.
Each pair supports Oceana and their work to restore oceans and save marine life.
Conscious Step is redefining what it means to be a socially and environmentally responsible brand. We create premium-quality, organic cotton socks which give back to the world’s leading non-profits. Every pair is designed to tell a story about a cause and raise money to support it.
For every pair purchased of Socks that Plant Trees, for example, we donate to plant 10 trees.
Similarly, we have causes that protect oceans, endangered wildlife like sharks, elephants and sloths, save LGBTQ+ lives, stop violence against women, give schoolbooks to children more.
Every pair is made sustainably and ethically: we are the only company with GOTS (organic), Fairtrade, and Vegan certifications.
Bath Bomb Kit from Soapbox – $24.99
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Enjoy this collection of thoughtfully crafted bath bombs as each bomb blooms a relaxing aroma while you unwind in a soothing soak. Each scent lingers as the bomb diffuses a moisturizing blend of hand-picked ingredients to leave your skin feeling smooth and nourished after each use.
Comfort your body and mind knowing these bath bombs are free from parabens, sulfates, phthalates and other harmful chemicals.
Your purchase of this 5-pack also donates 5 bars of soap to someone in need, supporting our mission of soap=hope. Track your impact on our website by entering your Hope Code found on the back of your bath bomb pack.
Popi Shave 5 Razor System from Preserve – $12.99
This sustainable gift is made from recycled ocean plastic recovered through the clean up efforts of its partners. This next generation razor is beautifully designed to offer an extraordinary shave while being light on the earth.
The POPi Shave 5 is designed to not only accommodate, but work well and feel good with the various grips used by shavers of all stripes.
25% of the proceeds of POPi products sold will be donated to nonprofits that work to clean up oceans and beaches, support marine conservation and research plastic pollution.
Fair Anita – Zoom Canvas Purse – $24.00
When founder Joy learned that financial insecurity is the #1 reason that women stay in domestic abuse situations, she knew she had to do something.
So she started Fair Anita to provide women around the world with autonomy and independence to live empowered lives.
Today, Fair Anita partners with over 8,000 women around the world to create artisan jewelry and build a more sustainable economy for women around the world.
The byproduct of that mission is cute, handmade accessories that everyone can afford and feel great about wearing.
Plant a Tree Kit from One Tree Planted – $10.00
Experience the magic of growing a tree from seed! This simple Plant A Tree Kit is the perfect gift for tree lovers of all ages. Each kit comes in a cute, compact tube with everything you need to grow a tree.
- Seeds, perlite and growing medium (soil-less)
- A mini-greenhouse to start your seedling in
- Step-by-step instructions for how to grow a tree
Choose the tree species you want to grow and One Tree Planted will ship the kit to you. For every kit purchased, One Tree Planted will plant one tree in the region the tree species is from!
Luci Color Solar Light from MPOWERD – $24.95
Luci made colorful. With 8 bold hues, a sparkle finish, and lasting 6 hours on a single charge, this solar lantern is perfect for adding a splash of color to your life.
Lightweight, waterproof solar lights for everything from outdoor adventures to backyard celebrations, MPOWERD creates affordable clean energy products to make the world brighter.
Hassle free and ready for adventure, MPOWERD’s ethically-made lanterns not only provide light, but many double as bluetooth speakers and two-way chargers as well. And MPOWERD is sharing the light with others.
With a network of over 345 nonprofits in 90 countries, every purchase you make supports MPOWERD’s mission to bring light to 3 billion people globally still living without reliable electricity.
Patchouli Lemon Shea Butter Soap from Shea Yeleen – $8.00
This naturally nourishing Shea Butter bar soap delivers the best of the Shea seed’s moisturizing and soothing properties through thoughtful small-batch methods. This fresh and earthy scented shea butter soap will awaken your senses and invigorate your skin, leaving it softly fragrance with lemon and patchouli.
Shea Yeleen’s sustainable supply chain in Ghana empowers women producers to earn a living wage (5x the local minimum wage). Since their origin in 2003, all Shea Yeleen shea butter is 100% natural, 100% ethical trade, 100% chemical-free. Vitamins A, C, E, F, Seed Sorted, Controlled Heating, Triple Filtered.
Copal and Lemongrass Deodorant from Tierra & Lava – $22.00
Situated in Guatemala, Tierra & Lava believes you shouldn’t have to compromise with natural skincare – you can have a product that is both kind to your skin and the earth. All of their ingredients are locally sourced in an ethical and transparent way so they can ensure quality at every part of their journey; from inception to the final product.
Balinese 50-page Rice Paper Journal from NOVICA – $23.99
Filled with 50 pages of rice straw paper pages, this journal is designed to inspire the environmentally minded. Komang Sulaksana crafts the journal by hand, weaving pandan leaves for the covers, and adorning the black fabric spine with cinnamon sticks and albesia wood green flipflops. The Balinese artisan binds the notebook with agel cords.
Every purchase supports NOVICA’s mission to spread happiness by celebrating exploration, empowering artists, and preserving global culture.
Moringa Face Mask from True Moringa – $24.00
Treat yourself to nourished, balanced skin with this blend of superfood ingredients sourced directly from True Moringa’s family of farmers throughout Ghana. Moringa Seed Powder and Kaolin Clay gently purify and detox while aloe and moringa leaf powder moisturize and restore essential nutrients for beautiful, healthy skin.
True Moringa’s 100% cold-pressed moringa oil is sourced ethically from smallholder farmers and manufactured locally in Ghana with proprietary technology developed by MIT engineers. They took the unused part of the Moringa tree – the seeds- back to their labs at MIT and figured out how to cold-press the moringa seeds into a nourishing oil that outperforms argan, jojoba, and shea.
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