Browse these sustainable gifts for eco-friendly shopping inspiration that meets everyone’s needs on your list.
I recently discovered EarthHero, an online alternative to Amazon, which prioritizes sustainability and the environment. I’ve partnered with the company to put together this gift guide and give you an alternative to shopping places that contribute to the climate crisis. Here’s how EarthHero is different, “as an eco-friendly online marketplace, EarthHero has done the work so you don’t have to. Here, you can pick from products that are sourced, manufactured, and shipped in a way that protects our planet’s future.” They carry multiple brands so that you can shop all the eco-friendly products in one place. “Each brand has been chosen because they’re taking the right steps and helping to create a more sustainable future.”
Your EarthHero purchase helps to plant 5 trees!
The Importance of Sustainable Holiday Shopping
Black Friday and holiday shopping are the biggest shopping experiences throughout the year. With that comes waste and negative impacts on the environment. Sources are listed at the end of the post.
- 80% of clothing and electronics purchased on Black Friday ends up as waste and in landfill.
- 25% more trash is acquired per USA household Black Friday.
- Less than 50% of cardboard boxes are collected and disposed of properly from Black Friday shopping.
About The Gift Guide
I’ve broken the gift guide into multiple sections to help you shop. I began with stocking stuffer ideas and gifts under $25. Ending the post are more large items such as kits and also more pricy options. Have fun browsing this gift guide and don’t forget to visit the EarthHero website to look at the other amazing sustainable products and gift suggestions available. Click here to view the categories and check presents off your list.
Continue reading for my favorite items you can give loved ones this holiday season.
Holiday Ordering Information
The cutoff for Christmas orders is December 14, 2022. This means that to guarantee your order arrives BEFORE Christmas, December 25th, you must order your items on or before December 14th.
USA Mail Delay
Please be aware that there may still be a delay with mail being delivered on time in America. This may cause presents to arrive AFTER Christmas if your order isn’t placed early enough. To make sure your items arrive on time, I suggest ordering from EarthHero before their shipping deadline ends. This delay has nothing to do with EarthHero or other online stores.
1. Sustainable Gifts Wrapping Ideas
Use fabric gift wrap and other materials besides single-use wrapping paper to cover your holiday gifts.
2. Stocking Stuffers
3. Gifts $25 & under
I love creating my own gift box of items that I know my loved ones will use and enjoy. Sometimes the pre-made boxes include items that I know my friends have or that family won’t use. So, I hand-select items that remind me of who I’m shopping for, purchase things that they can use, and create a theme for the box. For example, a bath kit with essentials like candles. Below are some options that would be great to create a box around!
Use the mug and create a hot-drink kit. Include tea samples, a hot cocoa mix, coffee, etc.
5. If You Love Pre-Made Gift Sets
But if you didn’t have time this year or are unsure what items to put in a gift box, shop the options below!
This kit has basics to help minimize outdoor waste and promote multiple versus single-use items.
This gift set is designed to “support healthy pollinator populations – and glowing skin – with the “Save the Bees” Honey Pot Organic Skin Care Bundle by Moon Valley Organics! Packaged in a 100% biodegradable pouch.”
” All of the products included are made naturally, with paraben-free and sustainably harvested ingredients that are better for your body, and our planet.”
6. Gifts For Self-Care
7. Gifts For The Kids In Your Life
8. Gifts For The Hostess
9. Gifts For The Eco-Advocate
One can never have too many reusable bags! They’re great for running to your local food store to beach days, book shopping, and everything else in between. Some of my favorites are the Earth Canvas Tote Bag and Reusable Organic Cotton String Bags.
I hope you enjoyed these sustainable gifts and the quick guide while browsing my favorite products from EarthHero! Below is a video I recorded unboxing one of their beginning eco-kits. Click the video to watch. Thank you to EarthHero for sponsoring this post.
(Green Alliance, 2019), “Building a circular economy: How a new approach to infrastructure can put an end to waste”, Green Alliance, 2019, Available at: https://green-alliance.org.uk/building_a_circular_economy_press_release.php
(Calma, 2019), “The ‘Amazon effect’ is flooding a struggling recycling system with cardboard,” The Verge, 2019, Available at: https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/2/20986298/cyber-monday-black-friday-amazon-effect-recycling-cardboard-shopping