31 Handpicked Eco Friendly Gifts For EVERYONE On Your List

When you think of eco friendly gifts, what comes to mind? Bamboo straws, cute reusable shopping bags, a healthy water bottle? These are all necessary products, BUT if you are looking for sustainable gift ideas that are unique and thoughtful, you've come to the right place.

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Best Eco-Friendly Gifts for Her

Looking for something special for that special lady in your life? Look no further than these beautiful, thoughtful, sustainable gift ideas. From one-of-a-kind candles to glorious clean skincare to stocked subscription boxes, this list is for you!

1. Ei SKiN Detox Face Mask

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A good facial treatment is such a simple delight. It’s no wonder the self-care market has been booming over the last few years, and it makes a great gift for the holidays too. Ei SKiN’s Remineralize & Detox Clay Mask is an effective product that makes a wonderful option if you are looking to offer a little self-pampering for the holidays. 

Their mask is carefully crafted to absorb oil, draw out impurities and detoxify clogged skin with the help of superstar ingredients like kaolin clay and salicylic acid. A light exfoliator, it uses Bromeliad (Pineapple) and Papain (Papaya), which are two natural enzymes known to dissolve dead surface skin cells, soften sebum (oily, waxy substance produced by skin) and brighten a dull complexion.

It also restores skin’s natural hydration by delivering zinc, minerals, and skin-softening goodness. Make sure to check out Ei SKiN’s entire line of holistic skincare, designed to help with a range of concerns including sensitivity, hydration, dark pigmentation, acne control, and dryness, with sensory elements that offer a full, captivating and euphoric self-care experience. This makes the perfect gift for sustainable skincare lovers.

2. Annmarie Skin Care

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In the spirit of offering the gift of green beauty, Annmarie Skin Care has just the thing if you are looking for a complete skincare routine. Finding a balanced routine can be a little tricky, but Annmarie Skin Care has just the thing.

For sustainable skincare lovers, they offer a $19.99 3-Step Trial. Featuring all of the essentials, including Aloe Herb Cleanser, an Anti-Aging Serum, and Anti-Aging Facial Oil, plus a FREE full-size Antioxidant Lip Balm made from organic cocoa butter, perfect for dry lips during the cooler months ahead.

The cleansing system is designed to help hydrate and nourish skin, for a calmer and healthier-looking complexion – all using approachable ingredients – some of which are organically grown or wildcrafted.

Founded by Kevin and Annmarie Gianni, Annmarie Skin Care set out to offer the cleanest products from the beginning – free of synthetic chemicals, colors, and fragrances. Everything in these products is on the label, which is not the industry standard.

All of their products are certified MADE SAFE ensures that only safe ingredients are used to make their products. No parabens, phthalates, or carbon black here! Just Leaping Bunny Certified cruelty-free products, carefully designed to nourish the skin. Discover all Annmarie Skin Care's customer's favorites in this Clean Beauty Trial Set, with the Free Lip Balm.

3. The Refill Shop Bath Kit

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Featuring an aloe-based bubble bath, a re-mineralizing bath salt blend, and moisturizing bath oil, The Refill Shop’s Bath Kit is a little customizable, refillable self-care dream. 

Packaged in glass, with handwritten titles — we absolutely love the aesthetic. And the kit ships using exclusively reused, recycled, and recyclable packing materials. 

No sulfates, parabens, or phthalates, and everything is GMO, Gluten, and Palm Oil Free. And you can choose from a really wide selection of botanical, citrus, earth, and floral scents including Basil, Bergamot, Sage, Germanium, and more!

The Refill Shoppe is home to lots of wonderful refillable products. Founded by Michelle Stevens the brand is a 1% For The Planet member and a Certified B Corporation.

They also offer lots of other great gifts to choose from for him, for her, or according to a particular budget. Other things we noticed were perfume rollers, body spray, lip balm, papaya gel mask, body butter, and body travel kit, just to name a few!

4. EcoTools Vegan Makeup Brushes

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Bunny-approved makeup brushes! I'll take them all, please! 😍 This set features a cruelty-free vegan brush for every step of your makeup routine. With bristles so soft and smooth, even those with sensitive skin are covered. 💚✨

All these brushes are made with synthetic bristles and have a recycled aluminum ferrule and bamboo handle and they come in a cute recycled aluminum case, which you can #REUSE!

EcoTools is carried in big box stores all over North America, making them very accessible. So hop on over and grab this perfect gift!

5. tentree's Gorgeous Sustainable Fashion

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We are always looking for eco-friendly holiday gifts that are sure to bring a smile to your loved ones' faces and giving the gift of sustainable fashion is one way to do that. tentree carries all your ethical wardrobe basics. From tee and tops to sweaters and cardigans tentree does not disappoint.

We've featured them many times here on The Eco Hub: pajamas, backpacks, tees, and more.

This year we are simply loving ALL of thier collections. The Outerwear collection has all your cold weather basics covered, including Unisex Puffer coats and shells, recycled materials, and coated with a DWR finish to keep you warm, dry, and outside.

The Ecoloft Collection takes a refined and classic take on staples like hoodies and vests. Made up of recycled fibers and/or materials such as plastic bottles/waste, textile waste, recycled clothing, fishing nets, etc. these pieces are the perfect way to introduce sustainable basics into your wardrobe.

The Highline Collection includes gorgeous, warm turtlenecks, and v-necks. These come in over 6 colors and we just want them all! They are made with a combination of organic cotton and responsibly sourced wool.

The apparel industry creates a lot of trash—10.5 million tonnes per year, to be exact. tentree is helping divert some of it from landfills while conserving water and important resources too. By planting ten trees for every item purchased, they prove to the world that sustainability can and should be as easy as putting on a t-shirt.

6. Lofttan's Ethically Made Jewelry

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Environmentally friendly gifts with purpose make the ultimate presents, and I don't know of one woman (or man) who does not love the gift of ethical jewelry. When my hubby presents me with a little box, my heart skips a beat! If you want jewelry that's eco-friendly, beautiful, affordable, AND handcrafted, Lofttan is one of the best choices you can make. Oh, and they are an Indigenous-owned brand too!

Lofttan is designed and made in Niagara using textures and traditional materials like shells, sustainably sourced wood, and semi-precious stones.

Lofttan offers what is known as convertible jewelry, which means many of its pieces can be worn in multiple ways and can also be customized to the wearer. The idea is to bring out the creator that's within all of us.

As a brand, Lofttan also embraces slow fashion and the idea of doing more with less. You can curate and design your own capsule collection of textures, and style yourself YOUR way.

Thank you, April, for the contribution to our world that you are making. Your message moves me!

7. BRND & Co. Organic Tees

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UK readers will love BRND & Co.’s organic cotton, screen-printed garments which make a perfect gift for the holidays. Featuring timeless pieces of art, all of BRND & Co.’s designs are hand drawn by their resident artists. With something for everyone in the family including infants, and babies too — choose from awesome t-shirts, really lush, stylish sweatshirts, as well as gift cards, if you aren’t sure what to choose. 

The team works out of an atelier in London, where they screen print, sew and embroider all the garments on site — keeping production local, minimizing carbon emissions, and supporting their local economy.

Shirts are made from 100% organic cotton and sweatshirts are made from a blend of 85% organic cotton and ethically sourced recycled polyester which creates a really soft and cozy final product. They also make sure to stay cruelty-free, are PETA-approved vegan, and use water-based eco inks with no plastisols or harmful chemicals. 

For shipping — 100% recyclable and biodegradable packing. This includes everything from the mailing bag, box, tissue paper, stickers, and all paper and cards like the invoice. 

BRND & Co. also partners with charities, donating a portion of sales to organizations like the Born Free Foundation which works all over the globe to protect various species of animals, educating the communities they work in and helping to fight against different animal harming laws. Other partners include the Bee Friendly Trust, Butterfly Conservation, Nature Foundation SXM, and The Whale and Dolphin Conservation. This brand is also BIPOC-owned!

8. 8000Kicks Hemp Shoes

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8000Kicks offers 100% hemp shoes and accessories, perfect for the vegans on our list. Founders Bernardo and his grandmother, Otilia, are from Portugal and set out to disrupt the shoe industry by creating a 100% hemp sneaker that is water-repellent, dust-repellent, and lightweight. And they did just that.

The soles are plant-based as well and made from algae bloom. It all comes together to create a comfortable, durable sneaker, for anyone looking for a good versatile, everyday shoe — but also for an eco-friendly alternative to plastic or leather products.

The shoes are versatile enough to fit any occasion (though we will leave that to your discretion), and they work well both indoors and out. If you or your loved ones are looking to create a minimalist wardrobe, this is definitely an option to consider.

You will also find their nice waterproof hemp backpacks. Made from 100% hemp, these bags are durable and designed to offer a balance between protection, functionality, style, and design. They are also expandable, fit a 15-inch laptop, and feature an ergonomic back panel, reinforced straps, a chest belt and offer the ability to fit a USB plug.

Find other things like accessories including laptop cases, tech pouches, hats, wallets, socks, dog toys, face masks, and gift cards (which are always nice if you are not sure what to go with — and remember to account for any fees, shipping and such if you can!). Use code THEECOHUB10 for 10% off.

9. Rawganique Robe

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100% Organic Hemp Knit Bathrobe anyone?! That’s just one of the lovely bathrobes we think would make a wonderful gift over at Rawganique this season. Find an Organic Cotton Waffle Honeycomb Spa Bathrobe, a Hemp Terry Bathrobe, or an Organic Irish Linen Terry Bathrobe — the coziest of which looks to be the latter two. Depending on the style sizes include Unisize, XS, or XL.

All of their products are sweatshop-free, chemical-free, and specially designed with those who have sensitivities in mind. The Organic Linen Terry Bathrobe is certified organic and made in Europe from a mixture of organic linen and organic cotton, akin to the best sauna friction towels in Scandinavia.

Rawganique also offers lots of other wonderful products like vegan shoes, non-toxic rugs, pyjamas and lots more that would make wonderful gifts for the holiday too so be sure to have a look around if the robe is not the right fit. They also make a great option if you are looking to shop with slow fashion brands.

Rawganique is all about ethical manufacturing and really prides itself on knowing where everything they use comes from. All of their products are made and sourced from the USA, Canada, or Europe, and everything ships from warehouses in the USA and Canada.

10. Scoria Yoga Mat

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Scoria’s Yoga Mats make for a really mindful gift for the holidays, with beautiful designs that help to get to physical activity a little more delightful. Their cork yoga mats are made from a naturally anti-microbial cork surface which helps to eliminate any odors and is sustainably harvested.

The cork surface is backed by natural tree rubber rather than TPE or PVC, unlike other yoga mats. And Scoria offers a 1-year limited warranty with their products. Consider pairing a mat with their mat carry strap for easy transport and/or storage.

You will also find other products like crescent cushions to support meditation practice, and yoga props like blocks and rollers to bolster yoga practice, or massage and recovery, etc.

To give back Scoria allocates a portion of every purchase to empowering indigenous youth through play-based education in partnership with Right To Play.

11. Obakki's Hand Crafted One-Of-A-Kind Candles

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Light up your home with these absolutely stunning sustainable candles from Obakki. A beautiful, timeless gift idea for someone you treasure, this Sumac Candle Gift set includes two candles and a cast iron stand, all of which are packaged in a stylish, reusable wood box. These candles are ethically made by a family-run business in Japan that has been operating in the same factory since 1892.

Vegans will especially love this gift. The wax that is used is harvested from the fruit of the Japanese Haze tree. Maker and artisan Yoichi Tamaki adds, “There are three important elements in making traditional Japanese candles: craftsmanship, plant-sourced raw materials, and a commitment to social contribution.”

Obakki makes it to the top of just about every list on The Eco Hub and has been featured in our organic cotton breakdown, as well as our favorite green beauty brands, and of course, it's one of the BEST alternatives to Amazon too.

They work with artisans from all over the globe and take ethical sourcing and manufacturing to heart in every aspect of their business. Their not-for-profit, The Obakki Foundation, has provided clean drinking water for over three million people!

Eco-Friendly Gifts for Him

Dudes love and deserve good stuff too and this list of eco brands is killing it when it comes to cool gear for guys! You might even steal some of these for yourself!

12. Kotn's Cozy Sweaters

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Keep your loved ones cozy and looking great thanks to Kotn this winter. Find women’s apparel, men’s apparel and unisex options, all mindfully crafted with people and planet in mind. Their new arrivals feature wonderful fleece shirts made from cotton, fleece cardigans with a beautiful contrasting finish also made from heavyweight BCI cotton, waffle knit balaclavas, knit jackets, scarfs, vests, and lots more worth considering. I mean who doesn't love a good winter sweater?

This is a great place for essentials that make lovely gifts. Sizes range from XXS to XXL depending on the style. You will also find home goods like lovely quilted comforters, sheet sets, and bath towels, as well as lovely-looking notebooks made from Indonesian creamy paper and natural leather, just to name a few. 

Best of all this brand is all about ethical production, with one of the highest B Impact Scores among B-certified apparel companies in North America. They were also voted B Corporations Best for the World in their Community category which speaks in part to their production practices — working directly with over 2,000 smallholder farmers in the Nile Delta and Faiyum regions to source their cotton. 

All garments and home goods are made of some of the finest natural fibers which can be composted at their end of life. Having built their company from the ground up, you can rest assured that the people involved are offered fair wages and safe working conditions. 

Kotn also makes sure to offer transparency about where their clothing is manufactured, including garment manufacturers in Egypt and Portugal. The brand even invests in the communities where their Egyptian cotton is grown by partnering with a local NGO to expand access to primary schools. So far they have funded 15 schools and built 10, with the goal of building 50 schools by 2025. 

13. Betterfelt's Comfy Slippers

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Putting on a comfy pair of ethically-made slippers at the end of the day is heavenly, especially if they make you feel like you are walking on a cloud. Betterfelt makes stylish AND comfortable slippers that you will not want to take off. It's one of the reasons why we featured them in our eco-friendly slippers guide and why they make it on our list of best eco-friendly gifts for him.

Betterfelt has two versions of slippers: one for wearing inside the house (made with leather soles) and one for wearing outside (made with rubber soles). They are certified Fair Trade, designed in Denmark and made ethically in Nepal using 100 percent wool. You can choose from a whole bunch of cool styles, including the boot syle or classic slipper style, pictured above.

Help your man put his best foot forward with these must-have slippers.

14. Coyuchi's Ethical PJs

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Now that your man has a divine pair of slippers, he needs ethical pajamas too! Perfect for you to cuddle up to, Coyuchi's flannel pj's are sooooo dreamy. I mean there is something really sexy about a man in flannel, am I right?

Coyuchi is all about sustainable home goods and these PJs are no exception. They are made with organic, GOTS-certified cotton. This brand is all about people and the planet, saying:

"For more than 29 years, we’ve focused on natural, organic, low-impact textiles, because they’re healthier for the environment and for the people who make and use them. Much of our cotton is Fair Trade Certified™".

Careful. This might happen to your man:

  • Wears pajamas all day.
  • Showers at 10 pm.
  • Changes into new pajamas.

15. Buck Naked's Men's Grooming Essentials

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You know I am going to have to go there, right!? The name is just too good....so let's get naked with Buck Naked's men's grooming kit!

I love this local Canadian brand so much; their shampoo bars are the bomb and for your dude. You've got two options for skincare bundles to choose from: The Beard Kit and The Shave Stuff.

The Shave Stuff kit comes with:

  • Cedar + Sage Pre-Shave Oil
  • Canadian Glacial Clay Shaving Soap
  • Post Shave Restorative Toner
  • Shave Stuff Canvas Bag

The ingredients they use are all-natural, handcrafted, and fair trade. They prioritize sustainable sourcing, innovation, ethical responsibility, magic, fun, happiness…and love. Use the code THEECOHUB10 for 10% off your order.

16. 2°EAST Watches

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What makes you tick when it comes to gift-giving? Is it a brand's ethics? Their sustainability track record? Design? If it's all of the above, then 2°EAST's timeless classics are the perfect choice for the special man in your life.

"Meet the watch for humans who believe it’s cool to be kind" — now that's a mission statement! This watch company has some real eco-cred. Strap yourself in and check out these features:

The face of the watch is protected by a sapphire crystal which, unlike mineral crystal, is made to last. It's indestructible and you do not need to worry about scratches, etc. You have the choice of gold or silver.

The watch movement is a Miyota quartz, chosen because of its strong environmental policy.

What really impresses me is the zero-waste ION plating. Here's how they explain it: "our conflict-free rose gold is applied using a zero-waste dry plating process that eliminates air emissions, wastewater, and hazardous wastes associated with traditional plating techniques."

They use 100% post-consumer recycled PET (RePET) for their NATO straps, giving a second life to a material that’s not biodegradable and would otherwise end up in landfills or oceans. The leather is vegetable-tanned, which is a much more eco-friendly and non-toxic option compared to conventional leather.

A watch is something that's so personal and by making its straps interchangeable, 2°EAST has done what other companies have not, giving you the option to choose what your watch will look like. It's brilliant. Choose from leather, mesh, and NATO straps.

If you want to have the best time ever with your man, I'd consider one of these luxury (but affordable) timepieces that are ahead of the curve with their various ethical practices on land and sea.

For every watch or strap sold, they plant a tree in partnership with Trees For The Future. Plus, your watch will arrive at your door in plastic-free packaging.

17. Nisolo Men's Bag

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A bag for every occasion! That's what Nisolo is all about. As one of my favorite ethical brands, they carry a range of men's and women's clothing, bags, and accessories. I love the Luis Weekender (pictured above). A good men's duffle bag needs to do one thing really well: carry lots of stuff.... and this bag does just that.

It's made from cotton canvas, has a shoulder strap that can be removed and it's super lightweight. I love that this bag is neutral enough to work for any occasion but also has a lot to offer in design and detail.

Nisolo is a Certified B Corporation. They ensure a living wage to 100 percent of the artisans who create their beautiful products. They also offset 100 percent of their carbon emissions and are verified by Climate Neutral Certification.

18. Good Good Good Newspaper

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Share some joy, beauty, and positive vibes with your loved ones this holiday with Good Good Good’s Goodnewspaper. A little bit of good news can go such a long way and Goodnewspaper makes that all the easier with their print newspaper subscription. 

Featuring good news, art, and practical action steps designed to make it easier to get involved, the Goodnewspaper will definitely bring a smile on, every month for 3, 6, or 12 months at a time. Their newspapers are made from recycled paper and printed with soy-based inks so no worries when it comes time to dispose of them. Just keep them on a coffee table, share them with friends, put them in the blue bin, or compost them! 

It’s really such a lovely way to make someone's life (or your life!) a little brighter and the people behind it are all artists, activists, and journalists. The fold-out centerfold is illustrated by guest artists, with past guests including Daniele Coke, Cara Sykes and Morgan Harper Nichols. 

What’s more, Good Good Good is a 1% for the Planet member — contributing to environmental causes — and they’ve donated over 35,000 copies of the Goodnewspaper to classrooms and hospital waiting rooms across the US, with the help of subscribers.

They are also a founding member of Climate Neutral which helps to tabulate and offset their carbon footprint. Consider joining their free good news emails too, for a little bit of good news in your inbox.

Eco Friendly Gifts for The Host

It can be so hard to choose the right gift for the host with the most! So many times we choose something they either have or don't want! LOL! #beenthere But we are confident all these gift ideas will be a hit no matter who is receiving them!

19. Sömn Home Bedding

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You will never want to get out of bed with Sömn Home's sustainable linen bedding. This is the stuff that dreams are made of. I have a set and it's possibly the most comfortable bedding I have ever slept on—even my hubby loves it and he is not one to comment on home goods! 😉

It's luxury at its best and comes in a range of pretty colors like Peach, Blossom Pink (my top pick), and cinnamon just to name a few. It will be hard to choose, trust me!

Sömn's (Swedish for “sleep”) bedding is made from 100 percent flax, grown with no herbicides or pesticides. They call their linens "low impact," adding that they "consciously chose to spin, dye, weave, finish, and sew all our linens in one facility to minimize our carbon footprint, also a rare find in modern world textile production."

Sömn is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, and was founded on the principle of mindful living through the use of natural materials for everyday living. They also invest in carbon offsets and give to charities like the Jarí Para Forest Conservation Project in the Amazon Rainforest.

What could be better than the gift of sleeping after hosting a big party? Sign me up!

20. Get Urban Leaf's Indoor Herb Garden

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If I bought this for someone, I'd probably end up keeping it — LOL! Get Urban Leaf on Etsy has an abundance of fresh, healthy food for indoor and urban gardeners of all skill levels. Their mission is simple: "By facilitating a relationship that brings people closer to their food, our mission is to motivate, encourage, and inspire healthier and more sustainable food choices."

They are also growing in the right direction and are currently applying to be a B Corp-certified company.

Don't have a green thumb? No problem! They have a Green Thumb Guarantee, which means that if you can't get it to grow or are not satisfied, they will refund your money.

There is no better THYME to start growing your own food or gifting this blessing to someone else!

21. SAM & LANCE’s “You Deserve Some Time" Box

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SAM & LANCE’s “You Deserve Some Time” box is a great way of reminding your loved ones to take some time to themselves this holiday season. Whether it’s by going for a long walk with a mug of tea, being one with nature, or on a drive singing along to TSwift favorites! However they do it, they deserve to take a load off and this box is a great companion for that. 

Each box features a pouch of Chamomile tea by Grow Tea (known to be soothing and relaxing, and perfect before bedtime), a beautiful Mimi & August Daisy Travel Cup, and an adorable Lavender Scrunchie by Good Tee.

With each order, the brand promises to plant a tree and offers the option to choose from a number of fun cards with something for various occasions. With your card, don’t forget to look out for the option to include a little note which will be handwritten for you.

SAM & LANCE is a women-owned brand founded by two sisters, Veronica and Alora. On a mission to redefine how we celebrate as women, they’ve done just that with their wonderful selection of subscription boxes and gift boxes. All of the products featured are mindfully curated — making sure to omit anything that might’ve been tested on animals.

Everything is also sustainably packaged using tissue made from acid-free paper and soy-based inks, recyclable and compostable stickers, tastefully designed boxes that can be recycled or repurposed, recyclable tape, recycled paper inserts that are also recyclable and crinkle paper for extra padding.

22. Teabloom Tea Set

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Teabloom has as its expressed mission to elevate the tea-drinking experience for connoisseurs and tea lovers alike, and that’s just what their Celebration Complete Blooming Tea Set does. 

It features a crystal clear 40 oz. glass teapot, complete with a loose-leaf tea infuser, a glass tea warmer, and a matching glass lid – plus four 3.4 oz. double-walled glass cups and a canister of 12 blooming teas in different jasmine-filled tea flowers. It all comes together to make for a wonderful tea-drinking experience for everyone, from first-time tea drinkers to connoisseurs. 

The teapot is not just designed to showcase the beautiful blooming teas included in this set. It also doubles as a kettle for boiling water using electric stoves or gas stoves. Stain-resistant, microwave safe, and dishwasher-safe, your loved ones will really be able to make the most of this gift if they so choose. 

With a commitment to sustainability, Teabloom offers a number of premium teaware like this set, made from premium borosilicate glass that is lead-free and cadmium free. You will also find carefully selected and expertly crafted tea, produced with as little impact on the planet as possible. 

Options include organic whole-leaf teas packaged in plant-based pyramid sachets, with lovely flavors like Sweet Vanilla Chai, and Raspberry Hibiscus Bloom, to name a few. You will also find Kosher options, many of which are also organic, and wonderful tea collections including tea chests and gift boxes that also make lovely gifts for the holidays. 

23. Elva’s All Naturals Hand Soap

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Looking for something simple, practical, and wonderfully cheerful for the holidays? Elva’s All Naturals Canadian Winter Forest and Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice liquid soap make a great option. Along with their line of sustainable skincare products, they also offer these wonderful body and hand soaps perfect for the holidays. 

Available in amber glass or a 1.5L refill, these delicious-smelling soaps are refillable and do not contain any artificial fragrance. Instead, they are scented with essential oils. They are primarily intended for use as hand soap by the sink.

The Canadian Winter Forest blend includes Balsam Fir, Spruce, Pine, Grapefruit, and Frankincense essential oils, as well as luxurious oils and nourishing plant extracts including Sweet Almond Oil, Avocado Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, and Organic Chamomile Extract, just to name a few. Both are all-natural, pH-balanced, and clean effectively without leaving skin feeling stripped. Alternatively, where available you can find them packaged in aluminum. Vegan, gluten-free, and CertClean Certified, this is a great option for anyone on your list who enjoys lovely aromas and a gentle clean! Use code ECOHUB15 for 15% off your order.

24. Unscented Co. Solid Hair + Body Care Essentials Gift Box

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Want to share the gift of a plastic-free bath routine? Or maybe treat yourself to one? That’s just what The Unscented Company has in store for you this holiday with this lovely hair and body care bundle! 

It features all of your solid body essentials in one box including a Leaping Bunny Certified Soap Bar, Shampoo Bar, and Conditioner Bar, as well as soft organic cotton and bamboo bath glove for a deeper cleansing experience. It also brings all of the shine and nourishment needed while cutting out single-use plastic packaging from your life and ours! Think more water for the planet and less plastic too. 

Altogether this gift box saves 3 bottles worth of plastic and 1.5 liters of water making it all the more delightful! Plus the soap bar, the shampoo bar, and the conditioner bar are plant-based for our vegan friends — and made right in Canada for a lighter footprint if you live on this side of the planet.

As you may have noticed by their name, The Unscented Co. specializes and is dedicated to offering all fragrance-free, unscented products which we absolutely love. It can be harsh out here with all the parfum and synthetic fragrances so if you have any loved ones with sensitivities this may be just the thing for them too. They are also a Certified B Corporation.

25. Cocoon Apothecary Hand Care

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Cocoon Apothecary’s Hand Care Kit offers an escape from the ordinary with this duo and makes the best sustainable Christmas gift!

Their Kahuna Hand Care Set contains organic hand soap and natural lotion with luxurious ingredients like lemongrass and ylang-ylang. It makes a perfect gift for anyone who enjoys being pampered. This certified organic soap, made from coconut oil, will lather nicely without being harsh on your skin. It is perfect for those with sensitive skin, as it can be used on your hands without damaging your skin or causing irritation.

From their non-toxic perfumes and organic face wash to this lovely kit and all of their other decadent offerings, Cocoon Apothecary’s products are mindfully crafted for maximal impact without any ingredients that are harsh on you or on the planet. 

Jessica, the owner, is a master at scent and formulas, and the brand has a cult following in Canada — and for good reason!

26. Drizzle Honey Jars

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If you want a gift that everyone will be buzzing about, this is it! Alberta-based Drizzle is a female-founded, B Corp-certified company that offers a new generation of honey that's infused with superfoods like turmeric, ginger, and cocoa! You can add the turmeric to a chai latte, or amp up your cocktail with ginger!

Owner Aja is an environmental scientist who saw firsthand the detrimental effects of the conventional honey industry. Here's what she has to say about why she started the company, and why you should try it:

"When you choose Drizzle honey, you’re shortening the journey of your food from farm to plate, which reduces your environmental footprint. Access to diverse floral sources and nutrients, as well as the use of responsible management techniques, ensure our bees are happier, healthier, and produce higher quality, honey."

This eco-friendly Christmas gift is as sweet as honey, you will get hooked on this little pot of gold!

27. Ten Thousand Villages Tea Towels

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As someone who loves to be in the kitchen, it seems like I have too many tea towels, but at the same time, never have enough. It's one of those items that, if I see a cute pattern in a shop, I have to have it. They also make a really great gift for a hostess. You can even use them as eco-friendly wrapping: think homemade goodies, pretty candles, or a bottle of wine. It's a thoughtful twist on classic wrapping paper.

Ten Thousand Villages could be considered the OG of ethical marketplaces. By connecting with fairly paid and dignified artisans from all over the world, they've got a huge range of gift ideas that are sure to make one happy hostess.

28. Made Trade Bread Warmer + Basket

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Don't judge me, but I just ordered this! I feel like this basket and warmer will convert a simple loaf of bread into a delicious powerhouse — I mean, who does not LOVE warm bread! Talk about divine.

This dynamic duo is available at Made Trade, one of the best ethical online stores that deserve a visit. Give yourself some time to peruse — you will need it. Made Trade is known for its dedication to: "Fair wages above profits. Sustainability above mass production. Quality craftsmanship above mindless consumption. And transparency above everything."

Their website is a gold mine of ethical goodies and this bread basket and warmer is currently at the top of my list. It's made by a company called Korissa which partners with artisans in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and Indigenous communities throughout rural communities in Ecuador. Korissa is a fair trade, POC-owned brand whose collection of goods is really beautiful.

The terracotta warmer has been hand engraved and the basket is handmade with seagrass and jute.

29. Your Green Kitchen Bowl Covers

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OBSESSED! That is the only word that comes to mind when I think of these bowl covers. Don't let their size fool you. Good things come in small packages after all. These sustainable eco friendly gifts will not only help you reduce your waste they will make your kitchen look fabulous!

The average household uses up to 24 rolls of plastic wrap in a year! At three to five dollars per box, that’s over $100 per year. When you choose our reusable bowl covers you not only save a huge amount of waste but, also save $$.

Plus they look a lot nicer. They come in a variety of sizes from small to cover the top of a mason jar to large to fit over a bowl, dish, or casserole. Each one is handcrafted with love and includes messages like "live simply", "love your food" and more. They are made with GOTS certified organic cotton with an elastic band that fits snuggly over the container.

30. Coconut Bowls

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I'm coco-nuts for these bowls, and your vegan loved one will be too! They are one of the best sustainable Christmas gifts in my humble opinion!

These Coconut Bowls aren't just a beautiful way to serve smoothies and snacks, they also offer a simple way to help reduce waste and support artisans around the world. 🌏

​It all starts with reclaiming coconut shells destined for landfills from rural farmers in Vietnam, providing them with an additional stream of income whilst reducing waste. 🌱

​These shells are then lovingly hand-crafted by the Coconut Bowls team of talented artisans, transforming these husks into a totally hand-made bowl that's as unique as you or your loved one! Use the code CANDICE10 for 10% off your order.

31. Net Zero Co. Bamboo Cutlery Sets

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How cute is this set? These bamboo utensils and trendy carrying case are perfect for that special someone who always packs the #Iwanttostealyourlunch lunch. Featuring a spoon, fork, knife, chopsticks, straw, cleaning brush, and adorable handkerchief, these utensils are made from sustainably sourced bamboo these are ideal for picnics, work, or school.

Now it's easier than ever to bring your eco-friendly flair with you no matter where you go. Net Zero Co. helps you reduce kitchen waste with its innovative products like zero-waste toilet paper (yes there is such a thing) and zero-waste school supplies!

What makes a gift sustainable or eco-friendly?

As with all things here on The Eco Hub, we try to stick to certain criteria, and we want to share brands that live up to that eco cred.

So, we've rounded up our favorite brands for this ethical gift guide, all of which we'd certainly add to our holiday wish list. We look for a number of things when choosing eco-friendly gifts, like:

  • How and where is the item made?
  • Does the company adhere to certain standards in the manufacturing process?
  • Are there any certifications such as Fair Trade or B Corp in place?
  • How sustainable is the packaging?
  • Is it free of greenwashing?

Now you can say Happy Holidays with this eco-friendly gift guide for everyone on your list. The gift-giving time of year is one filled with consumption, we've tried to provide great ideas from some really wonderful brands and we hope you agree that these are some of the best gifts for sustainable living!

Make sure to check out all of our other gift guides, we've got something for everyone on your list.

And don't forget that REGIFTING is okay too! Just make sure you do it right! If you found this post helpful, please help someone by sharing this article – help me to help others 🙂!


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