These Are the 39 Best Eco-Friendly Gifts for 2024

3 Of The Best Eco-Friendly Gifts: A Take Back Bag, a cutting board, and a solar charger

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.

Explore more eco-friendly gift guides: InexpensiveFor Him | For HerFor Mom | For Kids | For Coworkers

By the way, some of the links in this article are affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link, we may earn a commission at no extra cost to you. Everything in this article was independently and honestly written by the Good Good Good team. Thank you!

Our favorite sustainable gift ideas — 

Cadence Capsule Containers

3 Cadence Capsule Containers With Jewerly Inside
Photo courtesy of Cadence

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

Shop: Amazon | Cadence 

Bombas Socks

Someone Is Wearing A Pair Of Colorful Bomba Socks
Photo courtesy of Bombas

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 makes socks built to last 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

Shop: Bombas | Amazon

→  Need a little more inspiration? Check out our guides to Bombas products for him and for her!

P.F. Candle Co. Candle

A Lit Sandalwood Rose Soy Candle
Photo courtesy of P.F Candle Co.

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

Shop: Amazon | P.F. Candle Co | Urban Outfitters

→  Explore more of our favorite sustainable candles

Rechargeable Lighter

A Rechargeable Lighter Lighting Up A Candle
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

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

Shop: Amazon | Uncommon Goods

→  Explore more of our rechargeable lighter recommendations

Reusable Produce Bags

3 Different Reusable Produce Bags With Cute And Funny Vegetable Cartoons
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

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

Shop: Amazon | Earth Hero | Uncommon Goods

Vegan Chocolate

A Bar Of Almondmilk Lovo Chocolate
Photo courtesy of Lovo Chocolate

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

Shop: Amazon | Lovo Chocolate

→  Snack on more of our favorite vegan chocolate bar brands

Organic Cotton Sheets

A Woman Cuddled Up In An Organic Cotton Sheet
Photo courtesy of Avocado

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

Shop: Avocado | Nest Bedding | Saatva

→  Explore more sustainable bedding

VEJA Sneakers

Someone Is Holding A Pair Of Iris Blue VEJA Sneakers
Photo courtesy of Veja

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

Shop: Amazon | VEJA

Tushy Classic 3.0 Bidet

A White Tushy Classic 3.0 Bidet
Photo courtesy of Tushy

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

Shop: Amazon | Tushy

Stasher Starter Kit

3 Reusable Stasher Zipper Bags Of Different Colors.
Photo courtesy of Stasher

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

Shop: Amazon | Earth Hero | Stasher

Furoshiki Reusable Cloths

A Woman Wrapping A Gift With Furoshiki Reusable Cloths
Photo courtesy of The Useless Brand

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

Shop: Amazon | Earth Hero | Etsy 

Enviroscent Scent Stix Diffuser

4 Enviroscent Scent Stix Diffusers
Photo courtesy of Enviroscent

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

Shop: Amazon | Enviroscent

Recycled Glassware

3 Glasses Recycled Glassware On Display
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

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

Shop: Etsy | Our Place | Uncommon Goods

→  Check out more of our favorite recycled glassware options

Indoor Herb Garden

An Indoor Herb Garden
Photo courtesy of AeroGarden

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

Shop: AeroGarden | Amazon | Uncommon Goods

Meal Subscription

A bowl of plant-based meal kit
Photo courtesy of Purple Carrot

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

Shop: Misfits Market | Purple Carrot

→  Read our complete breakdown and review of Misfits Market!

Compost Bin

A White Compost Bin With Vegetables Inside
Photo courtesy of Oxo

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

Shop: Amazon | OXO

Material’s ReBoard

A Cutting Board. It Has A Knife And a Cute Melon On Top
Photo courtesy of Material

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

Shop: Material | Anthropologie

→ Check out our guide to great eco-friendly kitchenware gifts

Last Object Personal Care Kit

A Light Blue Personal Care Kit
Photo courtesy of Last Object

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

Shop: Earth Hero | Last Object | Zero Waste Store

Cotopaxi Del Dia Hip Pack

3 Colorful Cotopaxi Del Dia Hip Pack.
Photo courtesy of Cotopaxi

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

Shop: Cotopaxi | Earth Hero | REI

UpCircle Vegan Hand Cream

2 Bottles Of UpCircle Vegan Hand Cream On Top Of Their Box
Photo courtesy of UpCircle

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

Shop: Amazon | Earth Hero | UpCircle

Zero Waste Dish Brush Kit

A Kit Of Zero Waste Dish Brushes
Photo courtesy of Zero Waste Store

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

Shop: Earth Hero | Package Free Shop | Zero Waste Store

Rumpl Blanket

A Very Colorful Rumpl Blanket
Photo courtesy of Rumpl

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

Shop: Amazon | Rumpl | Uncommon Goods

Pela Phone Case

3 Cute And Colorful Pela Phone Cases
Photo courtesy of Pela

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

Shop: Amazon | Pela

Solar-Powered Portable Phone Charger

A Solar-Powered Portable Phone Charger
Photo courtesy of Sunjack

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

Shop: Amazon | Uncommon Goods

Nutr Plant-Based Milk Maker

 A person holding a cup of coffee on a table next to a Milk maker and a jar of nuts.
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

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

Shop: Amazon | Uncommon Goods

Girlfriend Collective Leggings

2 Women Wearing Blue Girlfriend Collective Leggings
Photo courtesy of Girlfriend Collective

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!

Shop:  Girlfriend Collective | Amazon

“The Intersectional Environmentalist: How to Dismantle Systems of Oppression to Protect People + Planet” by Leah Thomas

The Book Cover Of: The Intersectional Environmentalist: How to Dismantle Systems of Oppression to Protect People + Planet by Leah Thomas
Photo courtesy of 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

Shop: Amazon | Bookshop | Libro.fm

→  Looking for more books about sustainability? We’ve got you.

Decomposition Notebook

A Recycled Notebook
Photo courtesy of Decomposition

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

Shop: Amazon | Earth Hero

CoffeeSock Reusable Coffee Filter

A CoffeeSock Reusable Coffee Filter
Photo courtesy of CoffeeSock

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

Shop: Amazon | Earth Hero 

Happy Earth Forest Sweatshirt

A Girl Is Wearing A Happy Earth Forest Sweatshirt
Photo courtesy of Happy Earth

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

Shop: Happy Earth | Uncommon Goods

Upcycled Duffle Bag

A Colorful Upcycled Duffle Bag
Photo courtesy of Freitag

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

Shop: Cotopaxi | Etsy | Freitag | Patagonia

West Paw Toppl Dog Toy

A Puppy Is Happy To See Its West Paw Toppl Dog Toy
Photo courtesy of West Paw

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

Shop: Amazon | Chewy | West Paw

→  Check out more gifts for animal lovers and eco-friendly dog products

Activist Skincare Travel Kit

A Skincare Travel Kit Across A Table
Photo courtesy of Activist Skincare

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

Shop: Activist Skincare | Earth Hero 

For Days Take-Back Bag

A pink bag that says The Take Back Bag
Photo courtesy of For Days

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

Shop: For Days

Stainless Steel Razor

A Stainless Steel Razor
Photo courtesy of Leaf Shave

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

Shop: Amazon | Earth Hero | Leaf Shave

Personalized Recycled Paper Stationery

A Personalized Recycled Paper Stationary
Photo courtesy of Minted

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

Shop: Minted | Papier

→  Check out more eco-friendly stationery recommendations! 

The Goodnewspaper

The Goodnewspaper with the headline REAL GOOD NEWS
Photo courtesy of Good Good Good

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

Shop: Good Good Good

Sea Glass Necklace

A Person Is Wearing A Sea Glass Neckacle
Photo courtesy of Smart Glass Jewelry

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

Shop: Etsy | Uncommon Goods

Handmade Ceramic Mug

A Person Holding A Handmade Ceramic Mug
Photo courtesy of Jars Of Dust

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

Shop: Etsy | Uncommon Goods

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