The Gifts That Keep on Giving
As the holiday season progresses, you may be struggling to find gifts for all your family and friends. Luckily, we have made a list of gifts that everyone will love- and bonus point: they’re sustainable! Here are some great gift options for your loved ones that the earth will also love.
Reusable water bottle
You can’t go wrong by giving someone a reusable water bottle, everyone needs to stay hydrated! Plus, reusable water bottles are an extremely effective way to reduce the amount single use plastic we consume. There are so many great brands out there, but for a really nice option, try Hydro Flask!
Looking for a gift to encourage your loved ones to jump on the compost bandwagon? A countertop compost bin is a great option! Composting is a great strategy for reducing food waste, but sometimes it can seem like a lot of extra work. Having a cute, convenient compost bin in an easily accessible location will make the process much easier.
Beeswax reusable food wraps
Beeswax reusable food wraps are perfect for a small gift or stocking-stuffer! These wraps can be customized to fit your loved one’s style and are super easy to store. These are a great gift idea for your foodie cousin or friends with children. You can find beeswax wraps at many home or grocery stores.
Powdered dry shampoo
Anybody who washes their hair only a few times per week knows that dry shampoo is a necessity! However, aerosol dry shampoos can be detrimental to the environment. Instead of getting a dry shampoo spray, gift your friends and family bottles of powdered dry shampoo! Not only are the powdered versions better for the environment, but many are better for hair! Find these at hair salons, in health stores, or make your own with a variety of powdered starches. Add cocoa powder for your brunettes, or activated charcoal for black hair.
Another classic sustainable gift option is a pack of reusable straws. Many companies have now switched from plastic straws to paper, and there are tons of great silicone and metal options, too. These straws can also be found almost anywhere.
Wool mittens are always a great gift idea. Who couldn't use an extra pair for their car, at work, or in their to-go bag? They’re warm, cute, and sustainably made.
Do you know someone who is obsessed with coffee? Not only do French presses make amazing coffee relatively quickly, but they are much more sustainable than pod-based coffee machines. Get your loved ones to ditch their wasteful plastic coffee pods this season by gifting them a French press!