Sustainable Gift Guide – The Best Eco-Friendly Gifts of 2020

Gift Guide for Eco-Friendly Gifts

Feel good with our 2020 Sustainable Gift Guide!

If there’s one thing we know about doing good for the planet, it’s that every little bit helps. What will your little bit be this holiday season!? Maybe you’re finding reusable ways to wrap your gifts, filling up that recycling bin, or composting scraps from your holiday cooking. You. Are. Amazing…and making a positive impact!

Fortunately, it’s easier than ever before to find eco-friendly + sustainable products. Whether it’s chic clothing, kitchen tools or makeup, our sustainable gift guide is here with the best gifts of the season that’ll please any one of your eco-friendly friends!

Reduce your carbon footprint with these gifts in your shopping cart:

middle kingdom dish detergent vase

1. Dish Detergent Porcelain Vase ($35)

These vases by Middle Kingdom make such a unique and gorgeous gift! Middle Kingdom creates imperial caliber Chinese porcelain bowls, cups, plates, pots, and vases inspired by a long and distinguished history of design and craftsmanship. Each piece is thoughtfully handmade made by artisans in the ancient kiln city of Jingdezhen. Now with over 20 years in business, and a wide assortment of incredibly designed products, Middle Kingdom has successfully infused a modern aesthetic into an age-old art form and begun a new chapter for Chinese porcelain. Each Middle Kingdom artisan begins as an apprentice — ensuring that each piece is designed and crafted at the highest quality that the art form commands. Middle Kingdom only uses the finest clays, glazes, and colors in their sustainably made pieces and pays all their artisans well-above-average salaries for their craft. Middle Kingdom is a Women-owned and POC owned company.

BUY IT @ Made Trade: Dish Detergent Porcelain Vase

aether beauty palette - clean beauty option2. Joshua Tree Desert Matte Eyeshadow Palette ($58)

Transport yourself to Joshua Tree with this 12-shade palette in an ultra-matte finish that is inspired by the desert landscape in Joshua Tree National Park! This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

BUY IT @ Sephora: Joshua Tree Desert Matte Eyeshadow Palette

Quilted Scuff Slippers in Recycled Faux Fur


3. Quilted Scuff Slippers in Recycled Faux Fur ($39.50)

Made of supersoft—and recycled (!)—faux fur, these quilted slippers are a treat for your feet. Welcome to Cozy Town, population: you.

BUY IT @ Madewell: Quilted Scuff Slippers in Recycled Faux Fur

4. 34 oz. All-In-One Cleaning Concentrate ($29)

Everyone has a Monica in their life. This is the gift for her! All you need is one! PUR Home created this all-in-one concentrate cleaner to give you all of our products in ONE. It’s just the most sustainable product. Dilute with water to use on dishes, kitchen surfaces, floors, laundry, bathroom surfaces, windows, mirrors, kids toys + more!

BUY IT @ PUR Home: All-In-One Cleaning Concentrate

French Market Tote Bag

5. Filt French Market Bag ($20)

A classic market bag in 6 colors that will get a LOT of use. Tip: these actually make great beach bags!

BUY IT @ Anthropologie: Filt French Market Bag

6. Plants for Beginners Monthly Subscription Service ($35/month)

Send the burgeoning plant lady (or plant guy) a plant subscription! An easy-care plant, hand-potted in a small 5″ earthenware planter, will land on their doorstep every month, reminding them that you are THE best gift giver.

BUY IT @ The Sill: Plants for Beginners Monthly Subscription Service

orange teddy beanie from Everlane

7. Everlane Teddy Beanie ($35)

The season’s coziest trend is bouclé, and, as Everlane puts it, this beanie is like a hug for your head! It comes in 5 great colors, all ethically made.

BUY IT @ Everlane: The Teddy Beanie

8. Compressive High-Rise Leggings ($68)

These must-have leggings come in over 20 colors and they are made from recycled water bottles!! So rad!

BUY IT @ Girlfriend: Compressive High-Rise Leggings

9. Reusable Bees Wrap ($18)

The new classic. This is a uniquely designed plastic free and eco-friendly reusable food wrap made from organic cotton, infused with sustainably harvested beeswax, jojoba oil and tree resin. The most fun stocking stuffer for eco-friendly friends!

BUY IT @ Amazon: Reusable Bees Wrap

10. Marla Zip Sweatshirt ($78)

Get after it in this chic sweatsuit! Reformation uses ethical + sustainable methods to produce its chic, fashion-forward apparel line, all inside green buildings with LED fixtures and recycled fabric insulation. Did I mention…REAL cute!

BUY IT @ Reformation: Marla Zip Sweatshirt

11. Reusable 3ply Cotton Paper Paperless Towels ($24.99)

This company has reinvented the wheel with modern, reusable ‘paper’ towels, that will not only save you money in the long run but help save the planet one step at a time! Cut, compact, lightweight, and designed to look great in any modern kitchen!

BUY IT @ Etsy: Reusable 3ply Cotton Paper Paperless Towels

12. Coco Luxe Fleece Pants ($108)

Wide-leg lounge pants featuring a removable waist tie and side seam pockets, perfect for staying in or going out! Luxe and cozy, this is loungewear you’ll want to live in. Amour Vert has a zero waste philosophy + uses nontoxic dyes + sustainable sourcing.

BUY IT @ Amour Vert: Coco Luxe Fleece Pants

13. EeBoo Round Positivity 500 Piece Puzzle ($22)

This cute 500 piece puzzle is made by a woman-owned company that constructs it from recycled greyboard and soy ink! The fun shape of this circular jigsaw makes for the perfect activity for a moment of mindfulness that the whole family can enjoy.

BUY IT @ World Market: EeBoo Round Positivity 500 Piece Puzzle

14. Recycled Stemless Wine Glasses, Set Of 4 ($24)

This everyday stemless wine glass set features a distinct oval shape that helps prevent spills and adds an unexpected touch to your table setting. Handcrafted in Mexico of recycled glass, they make adorable gifts for entertainers!

BUY IT @ World Market: Recycled Stemless Wine Glasses, Set Of 4

15. Carma Designs Recycled Macrame Scrunchie ($12)

Macrame scrunchie from Carma Designs is crafted from recycled plastic water bottles and sustainably sourced cotton dyed with Oeko-Tex-certified dyes, ensuring no harmful chemicals were used in the dyeing process. Because who doesn’t love a good scrunchie?

BUY IT @ Urban Outfitters: Carma Designs Recycled Macrame Scrunchie

16. Zero Waste Starter Kit ($89)

This is perfect for the person on your list who wants to learn about living green and being more sustainable. The kit includes reusable bags, beeswax food wraps, a bamboo utensil set, reusable makeup removing pads and more!

BUY IT @ Etsy: Zero Waste Starter Kit 

17. Black Rothy’s ($125)

This famous shoe is made from recycled plastic bottles and is completely washable. The company has recycled close to 70 million bottles already! Get to steppin.’

BUY IT @ Rothy’s

18. Poketo Warm-Toned Glass Straws ($24)

An environmentally sustainable alternative to plastic straws, these reusable ones are crafted from borosilicate glass so that they are resistant to thermal shock and durable enough to take with you on the go. Plus…this cute color combo!

BUY IT @ Anthropologie: Poketo Warm-Toned Glass Straws

19. Living Composter ($199)

Compost all year round with this chic little gadget! Designed scientifically, this odorless, biomorphic composter turns food scraps into fab fertilizer.

BUY IT @ Uncommon Goods: Living Composter

20. The On-The-Go Zip-Up Jacket ($110)

Summersalt has active (and loungewear and swimsuits) made from recycled materials…and we’re sold! This limited-edition jacket is the cutest.

BUY IT @ Summersalt: The On-The-Go Zip-Up Jacket

21. Christmas Eco-Friendly Reversible Wrapping Paper ($15)

Giving an early Christmas gift? Wrap everything up in recycled and compostable wrapping paper, or give to your sustainability-loving family member to festively use!

BUY IT @ Amazon: Christmas Eco-Friendly Reversible Wrapping Paper

Shell Necklace

22. Merewif Token Necklace in Gold ($68)

Perfect for the girl who loves the beach + ocean. This gold plated brass necklace is cast from a shell found on the beach. All Merewif products are made with recycled brass and are designed and handcrafted in the United States.

BUY IT @ Amour Vert: Merewif Token Necklace in Gold

blooming lollipops

23. Blooming Lollipops ($20)

These delightful lollies are a daydream come true. One day, Brennan Clarke was thinking about how he could inspire special memories like the ones he has of gardening with his grandma: What if a lollipop could grow an herb or flower? Voila! Eight all-natural botanical flavors on seed-filled sticks. Savor creative yet delicious combinations like lavender-lemongrass and strawberry-basil, then plant the whole stick—the seeds are embedded right in it—to grow the herb or flower. Next, tap into your patience: in about three months, with the right care, you’ll have your edible plant. Farm to table, then back again—what a memorable treat!

BUY IT @ Uncommon Goods: Blooming Lollipops

Minna Peach Grid Apron

24. Peach Grid Apron ($125)

We’re all doing a lot more cooking at home and this gorgeous apron would be perfect for your fave chef! MINNA uses traditional craft techniques to produce ethically made, socially responsible goods with a contemporary aesthetic. Working collaboratively, MINNA creates multipurpose products; their patterns, colors, and textures are meant to be mixed, matched, and layered for today’s modern home. All of MINNA’s products are sourced from 100% natural and sustainable materials. This gorgeous apron comes in both peach and blue.

BUY IT @ Made Trade: Peach Grid Apron

swell marble bottle

25. S’well Elements 17oz Water Bottle ($35)

Ditch your plastic water bottles with this GORGEOUS S’well water bottle. Features Therma-S’well Technology with triple-layered, vacuum-insulated construction designed to keep beverages colder or hotter, longer than all the rest. Jen has a S’well bottle is a big fan!

BUY IT @ Revolve: S’well Elements 17oz Water Bottle

Herbivore Beauty Set

26. Herbivore Cloud Nine 5 Piece Favorites Set ($54)

Give the gift of a self-care treat, like this skincare set that’s made with sustainably and ethically sourced natural ingredients. This collection contains 5 of their most popular products (an $$82 value!) Skin will be on cloud nine with this start-to-finish routine – remove makeup and cleanse with the Pink Cloud Cleanser, treat with the Prism 12% AHA Exfoliating Glow Serum, moisturize with the Lapis Face Oil, exfoliate with the enzyme-rich Blue Tansy Mask, and show your body some love with the Coco Rose Body Polish.

BUY IT @ Sephora: Herbivore Cloud Nine 5 Piece Favorites Collection

glass to go coffee cups

27. KeepCup Cork Edition 12 Oz Reusable Cup ($26)

These glass coffee mugs are a chic way to replace disposable coffee cups!

BUY IT @ Anthropologie: KeepCup Cork Edition 12 Oz Reusable Cup

Be Light Stacking Ring

28. Be Light Stacking Ring ($22)

These eco friendly jewelry pieces feel so light, and embody a timeless and modern look. Hand hammered so they gently catch the light and cast a golden shimmer. Wear several stacking rings together or apart and shine on!

BUY IT @ Made Trade: Be Light Stacking Ring

The Lightweight French Terry Hoodie

29. The Lightweight French Terry Hoodie ($48)

Finally, a sweatshirt that looks as good as it feels…Everlane is a brand we love for their commitment to sustainability. They have built an ethical supply chain that creates high-quality, low-impact, long-lasting products. They carefully consider their materials and work with production partners to reduce waste, chemicals, and plastics that endanger our planet’s ecosystem. We definitely support that!

BUY IT @ Everlane: The Lightweight French Terry Hoodie

30. LastSwab Make-Up Q-Tip ($12)

Every day 1.5 billion  single use cotton swabs are being produced and an average American uses 415 cotton swabs every year. For every 100 feet of beach there are 9 cotton swabs. It causes a huge source of marine pollution. Animals are eating plastic and if we eat those animals, WE ARE EATING PLASTIC!

Change your habits for the good of the planet and pick out a storage case to match in your favorite color!

BUY IT @ LastSwab