Is it important to consider eco-friendly gifts for your environmentally conscious loved ones? Long-lasting gifts symbolize long-lasting connections in life— so, yes, it’s important. Gifting eco-conscious people sustainable gifts demonstrates your regard for their ideals, life philosophies, and choices. It also takes you to places you haven't been before— unveils different layers of socio-environmental concerns. Eco-friendly gifts also make you, the gift-giver, more aware of the current affairs of sustainability. So, if you're wondering what kind of gift would your eco-conscious friends appreciate— we got you covered.
Here are our favorite picks for the best sustainable gifts, including organic cotton bed sheets, home supplies, cookware, and houseplant!
- Organic Cotton Bed Sheets from Terra Thread Home
Our very own bed sheets are woven from GOTS-certified organic cotton— inherently soft and absorbent. The sheets range from Twin, Queen, King, to California King sizes in eight color options. The set includes a fitted sheet, a flat sheet, and pillowcases.
The way we take great care of our products exemplifies ethical goals and objectives. From examining farms and factories before working with them to ensure the product is free from pesticides, carcinogenic, or toxic substances— a clear demonstration of our brand’s respect for their customers and the planet.
- Organic Cotton Towels from Terra Thread Home
Our products organic and Fair Trade certified, making it one of the best ways to incorporate more sustainable, organic products into your daily routine. Our GOTS certified organic cotton towels are made responsibly and without chemicals— fluffy, plush, soft, and highly absorbent. Available in 8 colors, the towel set includes 2 oversized bath towels, 2 hand towels & 2 washcloths.
- Reusable Silicone Bags from Stasher Bags
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No more lugging about the gravity of Ziploc fixation— thanks to Stasher bags! The powerfully integrated 100% pure platinum silicone pockets are not just colorful and pretty to the eyes— they are also self-sealing. You won’t require any additional lid to cover them. A simple pinch releases the air inside and naturally, seals the bag tight. These non-plastic reusable bags boast quality and performance of the highest level, and they fulfill them all.
Stasher bags keep the food safe from contamination, are easy to clean, and the revolutionary pinch-loc "zipper" is practically indestructible. So far, Stasher bags have helped keep over a billion single-use plastic bags out of the oceans and landfills. These superior silicone designs truly keep on giving.
- Journals from Ecojot
Ecojot, an award-winning brand, uses recycled post-consumer waste paper, which comes from the well-known Cascades mill in Quebec. Ecojot's journals are made entirely of vegetable-based adhesives and pigments, and the boards are sourced from environmentally conscious North American vendors. The brand hosts different programs to give books to underprivileged children— contribute a book to a child in need for every book you purchase. They also support Umoja Global, The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, the Center for the Arts in Haiti, and other organizations. Ecojot 300-page jumbo journal is environmentally friendly, colorful, and highly convenient for professionals, college students, and literally anyone!
Sustainable Backpacks from Terra Thread
A sustainable backpack with a laptop compartment, side pockets, and plenty of storage space? Yes, please! Terra Thread is passionately committed to giving back to the environment. They donate to Feeding America for every product purchased, and has neutralized 64,340 kilograms of carbon emissions so far (and counting).
Terra Thread’s collection of GOTS Certified backpacks are manufactured from 100% organic and Fairtrade cotton. The brand is dedicated to the use of eco-friendly materials, and ethical manufacturing and fair labor practices.
- Non-Toxic Cookware from Our Place
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Our Place’s cookware is created ethically with environmentally friendly ingredients and is free of Teflon and PTFE. The brand also contributes to ending world hunger by supporting hunger relief organizations. Our Place’s line of ceramic non-stock minimalist cookware comes with a spatula, built-in spoon rest, stay-cool handle, and steaming basket for cooking just about anything. The brand makes the warmth of delicious meals in home-cooked style possible anywhere and everywhere!
- Houseplants from Bloomscape
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Bloomscape brings a little more green in everyone's lives. These plants are fresh from the greenhouse— they are well-cared for and preserved until they reach your dorm room. These plants come in eco-pots, which are made of up to 80% recycled plastic sourced from the oceans and stone dust. The velvety, matte texture of the eco-pots enhances the beauty of the plants. These potted plants are sophisticated and sustainable, making them a stunning accent for any living space.
We hope these gift ideas inspire you to think about how you can be more sustainable in gifting your loved ones!