The best gifts for everyone on your list and Mother Earth are sustainable! From kitchen goods to fitness gear, check out our picks of eco-friendly gifts to shop for this year.
Forget single-use plastic water bottles and stay hydrated in style with this spiked limited-edition opaque water bottle in soft sage green. The glass water bottle has a removable silicone sleeve that’s tactically friendly and a small opening for no-spill sipping.
Baggu was one of the earliest brands to introduce reusable shopping bags. The best-selling Standard Baggu comes in many colors and patterns and can hold up to 50 pounds, which is the equivalent of two to three plastic grocery bags worth of stuff. Made with recycled ripstop nylon, it hauls a lot while also being able to fold into its own flat 5-by-5-inch pouch.
Bee’s Wrap is a durable, pliable, and sustainable alternative to plastic sandwich bags and cling wrap made with certified organic cotton, responsibly sourced beeswax, certified organic plant oils, and tree resin. The wraps are easy to use for storing things like cheese and produce or covering the tops of plates and bowls. Bee’s Wrap comes in a variety of colors, patterns, and sizes.
Silicone straws are lightweight, flexible, and the best plastic alternative for biters. This five-pack contains five colorful straws, two travel cases, and two cleaning squeegees – great for on-the-go sipping. GIR uses platinum-cured silicone that’s cosmetic-grade and hypoallergenic. Each straw is 10.5 inches long, but you can easily trim the ends to your liking.
Glass straws are another alternative to plastic, and these crazy designs make drinking a little more fun. They are handmade with borosilicate glass, which can be used for hot and cold drinks. Available in blue, green, pink, orange, and yellow, buy them individually for $13 each or save with the five-piece set.
The Stojo cup is perfect for the on-the-go coffee or tea lover. The collapsible 16-ounce (Grand size) silicone cup is available in various colors. The silicone straw makes sipping easy for cold drinks, while the lid’s mouth tab creates an airtight, leak-proof seal for hot beverages.
These reusable paper towels from Papaya are sure to liven up your kitchen or bathroom while helping the environment (one cloth replaces 17 rolls of regular paper towels). The natural, antibacterial, and compostable sheets can absorb 20 times their weight in liquid and can be used to clean surfaces, produce, dishes, and more in style!
Cadence brings function, style, and satisfaction to packing by replacing single-use travel-sized toiletries with leak-proof, watertight, airtight, BPA-free, TSA-compliant capsules that hold everything from shampoo and conditioner to vitamins and jewelry. Each container holds approximately one to two weeks’ worth of skincare staples, two to three days’ worth of hair care, or about 17 tablets. The hexagon shape and built-in magnets make them easily snap together. Mix and match colors or stick with one monochrome look.
Replace plastic baggies with Stasher’s reusable bags, which are made with non-toxic food-grade platinum silicone. This starter kit includes the following sizes: half-gallon, sandwich, snack, pocket, stand-up mini, stand-up mid, stand-up mega, quart, and go. Stasher bags are freezer-friendly and dishwasher, microwave, and oven-safe up to 425º F. They come in various bold and neutral colors.
All of 42 Birds’ yoga mats and accessories are made from cork harvested from Mediterranean oak trees, a 1,000-year-old practice considered the most sustainable and environmentally friendly in the world. This set is perfect for any fitness or yoga buff. The super-light cork yoga mat offers perfect grip, great for sweaty sessions and even hot yoga! The massage balls help relieve tension and improve muscle function. Cork also has natural antimicrobial and self-cleaning properties that resist mold, mildew, and odors.
Encourage creative play and motor skills with this stackable nesting toy made from sustainable, eco-friendly bamboo. The toy comes with its own printed cotton bag for easy storage and gifting. It’s available in a bear or bird design with minimalist painted details.