Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, wedding, or holiday — an eco-friendly gift helps celebrate a special occasion a little more sustainably. It’s also a wonderful opportunity to introduce your loved ones to new brands that put people and the planet first. Finding useful, high-quality, and exceptionally designed sustainable gifts, though, isn’t so easy. That’s where we come in.
Our curated guide will help you find the best sustainable and eco-friendly gifts for her, for him, for them, and for the home. From organic cotton pajamas to recycled jewelry, there’s something for everyone on your list.
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Crafted by artisans in Turkey, this traditional flat-woven Turkish peshtemal is perfect for taking on picnics, beach trips and cozying up next to the fire on a chilly evening. Even if you don’t have an occasion to use this upcycled and versatile blanket, it still makes for a lovely textured throw to accent any living space.
Hilana: Upcycled Cotton is committed to creating comfortable upcycled blankets and towels. Each piece is crafted with heritage textile techniques and made with 50% regenerated cotton upcycled from clothing manufacturing waste and 50% virgin cotton.
Coyuchi’s Mediterranean robe creates a balance of comfort and sophistication with its modern silhouette and 100% GOTS certified organic cotton.
Committed to environmental and social sustainability, Coyuchi works exclusively with fair trade and earth-first manufacturers, partners with small-to-medium size family-run companies and uses organic cotton and responsibly sourced linen for their robes.
3. Territory Design Calabash Basket Vase — $68-$125
Sturdy and beautiful, these baskets make a great gift for anyone looking to spruce up their living space. Add some dried flowers to your vase to create a beautiful and unique gift that makes a huge impact.
Made of palm with natural dye, these vases are handmade in Namibia using heritage techniques.
The best gift for the host-with-the-most, this recycled copper Moscow mule gift set is sure to dazzle with its elegance and durability. You don’t even have to worry about gift wrapping: this gift set includes a recycled paper gift box as well!
This copper gift set is handcrafted with 100% recycled copper by master copper artisans in Mexico and Texas.
These quality copper cups are ideal for both cold and hot drinks and can be used for game day, happy hour, or anything in between.
Each copper cup is made from 100% recycled copper by Sertodo Copper’s master artisans in Austin, Texas and Santa Clara del Cobre, Mexico, and the sleeves are made from vegetable-tanned leather in Austin and San Marcos, Texas.
Ceremonia’s small macramé plant hanger is extremely versatile. Hang it indoors or outdoors or use it as a plant holder, a fruit basket, or even as storage to hold toys in a nursery. There is no wrong way to decorate and style your living space with this hanger.
Ceremonia’s plant hanger is made from natural and locally sourced materials in Bali. Handmade by artisan families using methods and traditions that have been passed down for generations, each macramé plant hanger has a one-of-a-kind design.
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The super-soft pajamas and loungewear from Coyuchi are made from GOTS-certified organic cotton, making them a thoughtful and conscious gift for a more restful sleep.
Coyuchi is an earth-first home and lifestyle brand that has been creating sustainable products since 1991 and is committed to ensuring ecologically and socially responsible practices at every step of their supply chain.
Surprise the accessory-lover you know with Iron Oxide’s gold opal earrings. These timeless pieces will surely dazzle and impress, uplift any outfit and make for a great addition to their jewelry collection.
Dedicated to using a sustainable manufacturing process, Iron Oxides only uses ethically sourced or lab-grown gemstones and makes their molds from recycled metals.
9. Carry Courage Cork Cosmetics Bag — $69
This vegan cork cosmetics bag from Carry Courage is the ultimate storage piece for the cruelty-free makeup lover or eco adventurer on your gift list.
All of the brand’s sustainable bags are made from responsibly harvested Portuguese cork in small batches in Portland, OR by Carry Courage owner Marissa Simones herself. And not forgetting any details, the bags are lined with linen and the metal hardware on the bags is produced in the US by a woman-owned company.
This color-blocked scarf from Soil to Studio is a bold accessory for accenting a vibrant outfit or adding a pop of color to a neutral look.
Each and every one of Soil to Studio’s textiles are thoughtfully handwoven using heritage techniques and natural fibers. The brand’s colorful Sushmita scarf was ethically handwoven from 100% merino wool in a small village, Kullu, India.
11. Nisolo Upcycled Tiny Brass Bead Bracelet — $20
Nisolo’s brass beaded bracelet can be styled for any occasion or season, and the perfect gift for the minimalist in your life.
Nisolo is focused on using versatile and ethically sourced manufacturing practices, ensuring their artisan makers receive beyond fair trade wages, healthcare, and a healthy working environment.
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12. Son of a Sailor Men’s Shirin Bracelet — $38
Son of a Sailor’s heirloom-quality bracelet can be worn through any season or occasion, making it a timeless gift he can wear for a lifetime.
Each and every accessory and piece of jewelry from Son of a Sailor is made by a small group of makers in-house in the brand’s studios in Austin and San Marcos, Texas. The woman-owned brand pays fair wages to all of their employees and sources their materials responsibly — and locally as well, whenever possible.
13. Harvest & Mill Men’s Jersey Shorts — $52
Made with 100% organic, locally grown cotton jersey and colored with non-toxic, low-impact react dye, this pair of Men’s Jersey Shorts are soft and breathable. It features two large pockets and a cotton drawcord to provide maximum comfort and storage.
Harvest & Mill makes their products with organic, non-toxic cotton that’s all grown, farmed, milled, and sewn in the United States. They are a women-owned company who pays living wages to their employees.
14. FINEX Cast Iron 15″ Lean Grill Pan — $99
This is the only grill pan he’ll ever need. Made from durable cast iron in Portland, Oregon by skilled craftspeople using temperatures above 2,000 degrees and taking over 12 hours to make from beginning to end, Finex’s cooking gear is truly made to withstand anything.
Functional, stylish, and responsibly-made, Son of a Sailor’s wallets make for great gifts for all the guys you’re shopping for this season.
All of Son of a Sailor’s gorgeous leather products are made from vegetable-tanned leather sourced from one of the few remaining vegetable tanneries in the U.S., Wickett & Craig. Vegetable tanning has a far lighter environmental impact than chrome tanning, and it also produces a more authentic, longer-lasting leather that develops a beautiful patina effect over time.