After writing countless articles about sustainable shopping, we at Good Good Good consider ourselves experts on the hunt for eco-friendly products.
But conscious consumption is more than just finding the best B Corp certified brands out there. We have to strike a balance between usefulness, meaning, and affordability. There’s just a lot to think about!
But the good news is: We’re thinking about it.
According to reports in 2021, searches on marketplaces like Etsy showed a 48% increase for “eco-friendly,” “sustainable,” and “biodegradable gifts” compared to the year prior.
And that mindfulness has a lot of meaning. Whether you’re shopping for the holidays, someone’s birthday — or maybe even Earth Day — it is indeed possible to find great gifts that are special and sustainable all at once.
Lucky for you, this article is full of some of the best eco-friendly gifts out there.
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Our favorite sustainable gift ideas —
Cadence Capsule Containers
Perhaps one of the best sustainable stocking stuffers out there, these fan-favorite containers are perfect for refilling and reducing waste for all your TSA-approved travels.
Plus, they’re made with 20% recycled ocean-bound plastic and 30% excess manufacturing material!
Price at the time of publish: $98 for a full set
Listen, we all need socks, so why not gift a pair of socks that give back? Bombas works on a buy one, give one approach, giving clothing essentials to people in need. Plus, the certified B Corp is extremely eco-conscious and even has a recycling program.
And I’ve found these socks to be more comfortable than any others from a big box store like Target or Old Navy.
Price at the time of publish: $13
P.F. Candle Co. Candle
When we began our journey into reviewing eco-friendly candles, P.F. Candle Co. came highly recommended — and we think the brand lives up to the hype. All P.F. candles are made with safe, vegan soy wax in Los Angeles with a low-carbon supply chain.
I’d recommend the Teakwood & Tobacco scent for a divine “woody” fragrance.
Price at the time of publish: $24
→ Explore more of our favorite sustainable candles
Well, you’re going to need an eco-friendly way to light that candle, too! Rechargeable lighters are a long-lasting alternative to matches or disposable lighters that can help all the candle-lovers lessen their environmental impact.
Price at the time of publish: $12.99
→ Explore more of our rechargeable lighter recommendations
Reusable Produce Bags
Even if you always remember your reusable grocery bags, you probably still have to grab a single-use plastic bag from the produce section. No longer.
A simple alternative to grocery store’s plastic produce bags, these are made to last and ready to use over and over again.
Price at the time of publish: $15
Need a consumable gift for your favorite sweet tooth? Vegan chocolate is the answer.
Lovo Chocolate makes 100% vegan chocolate from ethically sourced beans and plant milks, including almond milk, coconut milk, hazelnut milk, and oat milk. Plus, they come in a 4-pack, so you can drop one in everyone’s stocking or Valentine’s mailbox!
Price at the time of publish: $19.95 for a 4-pack
→ Snack on more of our favorite vegan chocolate bar brands
Organic Cotton Sheets
Cozy doesn’t have to come at the cost of the planet’s well-being. Gift a sheet set that makes your gift recipient sleep guilt-free. Bedding companies that use organic cotton end up using about 90% less water than conventional cotton crops!
Price at the time of publish: $195
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VEJA is a regenerative company, certified B Corp dedicated to making shoes sustainably. That means being intentional about the materials that go into every pair of shoes.
The soles on every pair of VEJA sneakers are made from natural rubber that is ethically harvested from the Amazon Rainforest, as well as organic cotton and recycled plastics.
Price at the time of publish: $150
Tushy Classic 3.0 Bidet
Did you know that switching to a bidet can save the 384 trees required for one person’s lifetime supply of toilet paper?
Plus, they just make your bathroom breaks feel extra fancy. Tushy bidets are our favorite because a portion of profits go toward building community toilets around the globe to improve dignity and sanitation worldwide.
Price at the time of publish: $109
Stasher Starter Kit
End your gift recipient’s reliance on plastic baggies by getting them set up with a Stasher set of reusable zipper baggies.
I’ve tried several other brands of reusable silicone bags and Stasher’s are hands-down the easiest to use and clean — plus they look really cute.
Price at the time of publish: $72
Furoshiki Reusable Cloths
The best kind of gift wrap is the kind you can use over and over again! Furoshiki is a Japanese concept that started as a means for merchants to carry their goods through a flat folded fabric bundle.
From bento boxes to gifts alike, these cloths are a staple for those trying to reduce their waste.
Price at the time of publish: $14.99
Enviroscent Scent Stix Diffuser
These Scent Stix from Enviroscent make for a fresher space without the use of water or flames. The non-toxic fragrance comes in plastic-free packaging, and the scented sticks provide a subtle scent for up to 30 days.
Then, you can recycle them and grab a refill!
Price at the time of publish: $14
Glassware is one of the best ways to add a little character to the kitchen. Plus, purchasing recycled glass to produce new products cuts emissions, reduces consumption of raw materials, and extends the life of existing glass.
Price at the time of publish: $55
→ Check out more of our favorite recycled glassware options
Indoor Herb Garden
No more plastic-packaged basil from the produce aisle! Help them start a super-simple at-home garden right on their kitchen counter.
These indoor hydroponic gardens include light systems, water reminders, and more.
Price at the time of publish: $112
Fight food waste with “misfit” produce or perfectly-sized portions. Even more appealing? The convenience that comes with a tasty meal delivery on your doorstep every week. Once we opted for grocery delivery, we never looked back.
Price at the time of publish: $36
→ Read our complete breakdown and review of Misfits Market!
Help plant the seeds of a compost-friendly lifestyle by giving them a home for their food scraps. This OXO compost bin is the perfect countertop companion to add to the heap.
Price at the time of publish: $22.99
This cutting board is happily utilized in at least two Good Good Good team members’ kitchens — and they swear by it.
Made entirely of upcycled and renewable materials (75% repurposed kitchenware plastic scraps, 25% renewable sugarcane), the ReBoard is a great sustainable kitchen staple — and it donates half of its profits to Heart of Dinner, an organization delivering food and handwritten letters to Asian elders in NYC.
Price at the time of publish: $35
→ Check out our guide to great eco-friendly kitchenware gifts
Last Object Personal Care Kit
Made with recycled ocean-bound plastic, these personal care kits replace the pesky waste-producing essentials like cotton swabs and makeup wipes.
Price at the time of publish: $50
Cotopaxi Del Dia Hip Pack
Appeal to their adventurous side. Cotopaxi’s Del Dia packs are made from 100% repurposed nylon that was headed to the landfill from other factories. The bags feature a unique colorway, so be prepared for a fun surprise!
And they hold so much. If I did a “what’s in my bag” haul, we’d need a whole new article.
Price at the time of publish: $32.50
UpCircle Vegan Hand Cream
This soothing hand cream is formulated with upcycled hibiscus flowers and is 100% natural and cruelty-free. Plus, all packaging is recyclable, and you can even repurpose the cap of this cream for future orders.
Price at the time of publish: $30
Zero Waste Dish Brush Kit
Doing the dishes isn’t exactly the most fun, but having the right tools makes it a whole lot more tolerable. Help build out their zero waste collection with a kit of sustainable brushes.
Price at the time of publish: $24
Keep cozy at your campsite, festival, or sporting event with any of Rumpl’s awesome blankets. They’re made with recycled plastic bottles, and the company is a certified B Corp with partnerships with Climate Neutral and 1% for the Planet.
Price at the time of publish: $125
Pela Phone Case
Pela phone cases are fully compostable and made with flax shive and plant-based polymer. The company also donates a percentage of every sale to ocean cleanup initiatives.
Price at the time of publish: $49.95
Solar-Powered Portable Phone Charger
Although it might be a small switch, help lower their energy bill (and carbon footprint) with this solar-powered device charger. It also makes for a dependable companion in the great outdoors.
Price at the time of publish: $80
Nutr Plant-Based Milk Maker
There’s only one thing better than stocking up on oat milk at the grocery store: making it yourself! Plus, it saves a whole lot of money and packaging waste.
Using the Nutr plant-based milk maker, your gift recipient can make fresh plant-based milk at home in just a few easy steps.
Price at the time of publish: $135
Girlfriend Collective Leggings
When I first invested in some staples from Girlfriend Collective, I was taken aback by how comfortable and high-quality they were.
Each pair of Girlfriend Collective leggings is made from 79% recycled plastic bottles. That means 25 water bottles are diverted from landfills for each pair made. Talk about a power lift!
“The Intersectional Environmentalist: How to Dismantle Systems of Oppression to Protect People + Planet” by Leah Thomas
We’re big fans of intersectional environmentalism and think anyone looking for an eco-friendly gift would be, too!
Leah Thomas’ book makes the perfect primer on climate justice for the next generation of activists.
Price at the time of publish: $20.99
→ Looking for more books about sustainability? We’ve got you.
For the voracious note-takers, there’s the XL spiral Decomposition Notebook. Made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper, it contains 160 pages of soy-printed, lined college-ruled paper. Write on!
Price at the time of publish: $14.99
CoffeeSock Reusable Coffee Filter
Kiss those one-time use coffee filters goodbye! These durable organic cotton coffee filters from CoffeeSock last for about a year and are handmade with GOTS-certified organic cotton. Plus, you can enjoy the full flavor of your coffee without the unsavory paper filter taste.
Price at the time of publish: $13.99
Happy Earth Forest Sweatshirt
This earthy emerald sweatshirt is made with Fair Trade, organic cotton for the coziest fit imaginable. Plus, every purchase gives back to the planet, either through trash clean-up or tree-planting efforts.
Price at the time of publish: $64
Upcycled Duffle Bag
Whether it’s Cotopaxi’s use of scrap fabrics, an Etsy seller’s recycled windsurfer sails, or Freitag’s upcycling of old truck tarps, there’s a unique and stylish way to carry everything they might need.
Price at the time of publish: $85
West Paw Toppl Dog Toy
For the person whose dog is their whole world, get a sustainable pet product they’ll both love! This Toppl Treat Toy by West Paw is made with a durable “Zogoflex” material that can be infinitely recycled through the brand’s “Join the Loop” recycling program.
Price at the time of publish: $20.95
Activist Skincare Travel Kit
This skincare starter kit comes with three cleansers, one toner, two serums, and one oil to get them started on their natural skincare routine. All of the products are cruelty-free and 100% vegan.
Additionally, Activist Skincare donates 5% of its revenue to environmental organizations!
Price at the time of publish: $50
For Days Take-Back Bag
Help make their next closet clean-out even easier. The Take Back Bag can be filled with old clothes your gift recipient no longer wears, and For Days will do the work of recycling their pre-loved items and turning them into something useful.
Plus, purchasing a bag will give you “Closet Credits” to use toward a new sustainable piece for their closet! (Or yours. We won’t tell anyone.)
Price at the time of publish: $20
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Stainless Steel Razor
Say goodbye to plastic razors. Leaf razors are made with stainless steel and are made to last — and provide a clean and easy shave without all the disposable waste.
Price at the time of publish: $84
Personalized Recycled Paper Stationery
Is there anything that feels more luxurious than writing a sweet note or a helpful memo on a fancy piece of paper? Of course not!
Stationery made with recycled paper undergoes audits and certifications from the Forest Stewardship Council to make sure it’s good for the planet — and your desk.
Price at the time of publish: $60
→ Check out more eco-friendly stationery recommendations!
Every month, our team of optimists, journalists, and artists makes a beautiful print newspaper filled with good news.
We offer gift subscriptions for three, six, or 12 months — and we also recommend just picking up a subscription for yourself. Every issue is printed on recycled paper using soy-based inks — and we measure, reduce, and offset 100% of our carbon footprint via Climate Neutral. Plus, we’re members of 1% for the Planet.
Price at the time of publish: $8
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Sea Glass Necklace
Handmade with upcycled beach treasures (or, uh, beach trash), a sea glass necklace is a special, sustainable accessory for anyone who loves this blue planet.
Price at the time of publish: $46
Handmade Ceramic Mug
Ceramic mugs make for an extremely thoughtful gift because they are made by talented artisans. Plus, shopping from a small artist or business often has a smaller environmental impact than the materials, shipping, and distribution it takes to make a mass-produced mug you might find at a major retailer.
Made mindfully with clay, these beautiful pieces are created from the earth and become practical household items that get used regularly with love.
Price at the time of publish: $36
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