Reducing waste and buying for the long-term is more important now than ever, and it’s easy to still give gifts while being eco-friendly.

An increasing amount of gift-givers are demanding ways to reduce waste, and many companies are stepping up to the plate. This means that there’s a growing number of eco-friendly gifts in the marketplace and plenty of choices for you.

Whether you’re trying to find a gift for someone who is very environmentally conscious or you just want to be a responsible gift-giver, there are great options for everyone on your list. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

1. Pela Phone Case

Almost everyone uses a phone case to keep their phone safe. Pela phone cases are protective and come in various designs so everyone can find one that they love. The best part is that these phone cases are not made out of plastic; they are fully compostable. If your friend doesn’t compost, they can send the phone case back to Pela when they’re done using it, and they’ll compost it.

2. Loose Leaf Tea

Loose leaf tea is a great gift for everyone. Who doesn’t enjoy relaxing with a nice warm beverage? Whether the recipient is already a tea enthusiast, is trying to cut back on caffeine, or just looking to try something new, a loose leaf tea gift set is one of the best gifts for just about anyone. For those new to loose leaf tea, you can find gift sets that include reusable tea strainers. If your friend already has all of the equipment for brewing, an assortment of teas is a great way to spice up their tea time.

Loose leaf tea

3. EKOBO Storage Jars

EKOBO storage jars are quite versatile. Whether the recipient needs some new sustainable Tupperware or likes potted plants, EKOBO jars are great gifts. These multi-purpose containers are made from bamboo fibers and have tight-fitting cork lids. They’re ideal food storage containers or pots for small plants such as herbs.

4. Wireless Travel Kit

Electronics often aren’t given a good reputation when it comes to environmentalism. This wireless travel kit aims to change those notions. The kit is small which makes it ideal for travel, and the fabric is made from recycled plastic and organic hemp to make it even more eco-friendly. This plant-based charging kit is shipped in plastic-free packaging and includes a wireless charging pad and a dual USB wall charger so your recipient can charge two devices at once.

5. Reusable Straws

Reusable straws are becoming increasingly popular. There are a lot of people who prefer drinking with a straw, and if any of your friends have kids, straws are a helpful item to keep on hand. Reusable straws are available in varying materials including stainless steel, bamboo, and silicone. They’re available in bright colors, elegant designs, or neutrals, so there’s really a perfect fit for everyone. Reusable straws are a great, small gift for anyone who’s environmentally conscious or misses the straw they used to get in their iced drink.


6. Mesh Produce Bags

Many people are switching to reusable grocery bags. Take it a step further and get your friend some mesh produce bags. These are reusable bags that they can take to the store and keep their produce separate. They can say goodbye to those thin plastic bags that rip all too often and reduce their waste even further with mesh produce bags. Mesh is considered to be the ideal bag material to keep produce the freshest so it’s really a win-win situation. This set also includes muslin bags to store bulk dry food items.

7. Stojo Travel Cup

Stojo travel cups are the ideal travel mugs whether or not the recipient is eco-friendly. This coffee cup is available in 4 different sizes ranging from 8 to 12 ounces and comes in over 20 colors. What makes this travel cup truly unique is that it’s collapsible. Once empty, it can be squished into a small disk so there’s no need to carry around a bulky empty tumbler until they go back home. It’s the most convenient travel cup your friend will ever have.

Travel cup

8. Sustainable Clothing

Clothing is a common gift for many occasions. There are a variety of sustainable clothing options that you can look into. One of the best options is always a comfortable piece to wear. Girlfriend Collective leggings are the ultimate clothing choice for the environmentally conscious. These leggings are made from recycled water bottles and were manufactured using less water and producing less emissions than traditional clothing.

9. Seed Starter Kit

Whether your friend is already a gardener or is just looking for more ways to be self-sustainable, seeds are an awesome gift. An assortment of vegetable seeds and biodegradable peat pots is the perfect combination to start growing their own food. Just add some soil and this gift will go far. They’ll have the tools they need to get started with their home garden and enough seeds for years to come, whether it’ll be potted or go straight into their yard.

10. Miir Wine Bottle

For those who love to enjoy a glass of wine, or a little more than that, the Miir insulated wine bottle is a great way to keep wine chilled for outdoor activities. Whether your friend is barbecuing or camping, the double walls will keep a full 750 ml bottle of wine cold and leak-free. It’s also a great way for friends with children to more discreetly enjoy some of their favorite beverage throughout the day as needed or to bring along to places that don’t allow glass.

Insulated wine bottle

There are all kinds of eco-friendly gifts available, and these ideas are sure to delight. Find the right gift for everyone in your life without harming the environment by choosing an excellent eco-friendly gift.

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