15 Sustainable, Earth-Friendly Gift Ideas
If you’re looking for gifts for the eco-conscious people on your list or you want to give some nifty gifts that help those you love give love back to the planet, this gift guide is for you. We’ve collected 15 sustainable, eco-friendly ideas from the community of Certified B Corporations. Because all of these products are produced by B Corps, you can trust the companies are holistically working toward having a positive impact on workers, communities, customers and the planet—giving you options to give love in more ways than one.
Love Your Planet B Corp Gift Ideas
The bambu product lines help people reduce their reliance on plastic through their reusable and compostable products. Ditch the plastic and use the only tools and cutlery made from certified organic bamboo. This 7-piece kit contains bamboo utensils, including a spork, straw and cleaning brush, and chopsticks.
By Bee’s Wrap
Bee’s Wrap is the natural alternative to plastic wrap for food storage. Made of GOTS-certified cotton, responsibly sourced beeswax, organic jojoba oil, and tree resin, this 3-pack of vibrant food wraps is reusable and makes an easy entryway into more sustainable living. The best part? Once they reach the end of their useful life in the kitchen, they are fully biodegradable. Wrap cheese, bread, fruit, and veggies. Cover a bowl or pack a snack for your next adventure! Bee’s Wrap is lovingly handcrafted in Middlebury, Vermont, by a proudly woman-owned company and makes a unique and thoughtful tool in the kitchen that simply feels good to use: It encourages us to slow down, take good care of our food, and connect back to nature — no matter where in the world we are.
ChicoBag products are designed to make it easy to replace single-use disposable items. The company produces reusable bags, packs and totes that are great for shopping, travel, organization, outdoor activities and more. Most styles, including this ChicoBag Original Tote, compact into an attached pouch to make them easy to keep in your purse or pocket so you’re never without a reusable bag again!
Citizen Burro creates wool sleeves for drink tumblers and bottles. As part of its business model, the company gives 25% to the nonprofit No Regrets Initiatve to support regenerative agriculture to improve carbon sequestration, soil health and community health. This Merino wool sleeve will give love and joy through the soft “hygge” experience when drinkers grab their coffee tumbler, beer pint, or water bottle.
Launched by a mother-daughter team in 2013, Diva International offers products that are user-friendly, environmentally responsible, reusable and can be easily accessed around the world. The DivaCup revolutionizes periods as an all-round better way to period. Offering up to 12 hours of leak-free protection, the DivaCup is a reusable menstrual cup that collects flow rather than absorbs. It’s comfortable, convenient and cost-effective. A gift that comes in three different sizes for every body and also won’t end up in the landfill, the DivaCup empowers us to love ourselves and the planet.
EarthHero is a platform offering 6,000-plus products from more than 170 ethical brands, including the products and brand recommended here. Did you know that every time you do your laundry, your clothes release hundreds of thousands of microfibers–aka tiny plastic and chemical coated fibers–that eventually end up in our waterways? The Cora Ball Microplastic Ball removes microplastics and microfibers from your laundry machine, preventing them from going into our oceans and waterways, where they cause environmental damage.
Since its founding in 2000, Enviro-Stewards has created environmental and economic sustainability solutions for a wide range of businesses and households. In 2004, the company launched its Safe Water Project to help create viable long-term solutions for African communities, recognizing that more than 1 billion people don’t have access to safe water. Each project is developed as a locally managed microenterprise using sustainable technology (biosand filters) that do not require energy or chemicals to operate, are easy to maintain, and can be constructed with locally available materials. The gift in this guide will help a family to purchase a water purifier for their home, from a locally owned and operated social venture, that will provide safe water for 25 years.
A leading producer and early-to-market reusable bottle and cup creator, Klean Kanteen makes stainless steel drink products, including insulated bottles and stackable tumbler cups, and a lot of options in between. The company is family- and employee-owned and is certified climate neutral. Its 8-ounce insulated tumbler is great for coffee or tea on a cold day, filling the recipient with a drink to warm their soul. The climate lock vacuum insulation keeps drinks cold for 10 hours or hot for 2 hours.
Miir makes premium stainless steel vessels for coffee, beer, wine and food, and sets aside a portion of revenue to fund projects focused on clean water, a healthy environment and strong communities.Through it’s Product to Project program, Every MiiR product sold helps fund trackable giving projects. This Wine Gift Set is an ideal picnic and camping upgrade, great for getting outside while enjoying a relaxing glass of wine. The set comes with vacuum insulated 750mL wine bottle and 2 vacuum insulated 10oz tumblers.
MPOWERD is on a mission to empower the 3 billion people around the world living without access to clean, reliable, and affordable energy. This mission is based in the company’s belief that everyone deserves access to clean, reliable, and affordable energy, no matter how or where they live, and that the Earth deserves a little more love, too. MPOWERD’s solar light sales fund solar lights in communities without access to the electric grid. This gift guide option is the Luci Color String Light, which is solar-powered, colorful, and always ready to hang. These string lights provide 6 colors of ambiance across an 18-foot cord. Powered by the sun, and with mobile charging, these lights are perfect for illuminating your space.
Pela Case is the world’s first 100% compostable, eco-friendly phone case that also has military-grade drop protection. Pela is a proud member of 1% for the Planet, so the company supports organizations who are working hard to better the planet. The Pela Case is made of Flaxstic, which is comprised of compostable bioplastic elastomer and flax straw materials. The material has been tested to be safe and free of phthalates, BPA, cadmium and lead and is verified to meet child-safety standards in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. This Sister Blush compostable phone case is not only made from plants, it was designed with a whole bunch of love by one of Pela’s in-house creatives in support of womxn everywhere.
Plaine Products, founded by a team of two sisters, creates products to help reduce the amount of plastic in the world. (Think about: Every piece of plastic that has ever been made still exists in the world.) You can give the gift of plastic-free sanitized hands, at home and on the go, with this gift set. This hand sanitizer effectively kills 99.9% of germs and bacteria. It has been formulated without the use of harsh chemicals, instead combining ethyl alcohol with peppermint essential oil, which has significant antimicrobial and antiviral activities on its own, to help keep you and your loved ones safe and sanitized. It’s a choice that’s good for you and the planet. And, it’s a great present to introduce someone to the beauty of sustainable packaging, as the travel size can be refilled with the larger bottle.
Simply Straws is on a mission to eliminate the waste from disposable plastic straws littering our oceans and filling our landfills. Save the earth in more way than one with this Single Sleeve Set. Keep plastic straws and discarded fabric out of the landfill with the upcycled or remnant fabric sleeve and reusable stainless steel straw. The metal is food-grade (unlike other metal straws, which can have toxins in their composition) and has a beveled edge for safer drinking. The set comes with a brush to clean the straw, which is also dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning and reuse.
UKonserve is out to address the fact that 50% of plastic in the U.S. is used just once—and then thrown away. The company makes long-lasting, durable essentials designed for the whole family to eat healthier and ditch single-use disposables, and gives 5% of every online purchase to charitable partners. This gift guide recommendation is for a set of UKonserve’s newest silicone-topped, leak-proof stainless steel food-storage containers. Our plastic-free containers give love to the planet and our bodies they help reduce our dependence on single-use plastic.
Wisdom Supply Co.’s mission is to disrupt the “shelf-to-shore pipeline” to eliminate plastic waste reaching our oceans. The company curates and designs zero-waste products for schools, offices and homes. This Zero-Waste Weekly Planner Gift Set ships in a100% Recycled Shipping Box (printed with carbon-negative algae ink) and contains: Limited edition 2021 Zero-Waste Weekly Planner; Zero-Waste Pencil Tin Set, which includes pencil, eraser and more. It’s an intentionally 100% plastic-free and authentically zero-waste gift (including all packaging) — all the way down to the plastic-free pen refill and the verified climate-beneficial wool that lines the recyclable aluminum pencil tin.
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