Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, wedding, or holiday — eco friendly gifts help 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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Affordable Eco Friendly Gifts for the Home
This candle bundle is a great gift for pretty much anyone on your list! Each candle is made with 100% vegan soy wax from a renewable source and can burn for 8-12 hours. Choose between Rain Water, Warm Sugar Fig, and Winter Wonderland in Pack 1, or Apple Spice, Bramble, and Honey Spiced Head Trip in Pack 2.
Ritual and Fancy is a women-owned and BIPOC-owned company that makes all their candles by hand in Portland, Oregon. All their candle fragrances are derived from sustainably and ethically sourced therapeutic-grade essential oils and each candle is topped with fresh flower petals from the owners’ own garden.
This super cozy blanket is the perfect fair trade certified everyday essential for the chilly season. It’s made with 100% organic hand-spun cotton and made in West Bengal, India.
Looma manufactures their products in safe and healthy fair trade certified factories. Their premium, sustainably sourced GOTS certified organic cotton is irrigated using only rainwater which is handpicked and purchased directly from local organic cotton farmers. Looma also uses GOTS compliant OEKO-TEX certified organic vegan natural dyes.
3. Korissa Savar Side Handle Basket Set — $89
Beautifully handcrafted and designed with minimalism and elegance in mind, these side handle baskets are sustainably made by Fair Trade artisans in Bangladesh. Made from 100% natural jute and sweetgrass, these baskets are a wonderful eco friendly edition to any home.
Korissa is a woman-owned and BIPOC-owned brand who creates high-quality home decor that’s made with socially and environmentally responsible materials. Their artisan partners in Dhaka, Bangladesh and Ecuador are all paid living wages and are provided with education and health care opportunities.
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.
Give the gift of a gorgeously handcrafted matcha stoneware bowl that’s available in six colorful and creative variations. With its delicate spout, it’s perfect for mixing and pouring anything that’s being whipped up in the kitchen.
6. EKOBO Recycled Bamboo Sushi Set — $52
Made with BIOBU® FSC-certified bamboo fibre eco-composite, a byproduct of China’s chopstick and flooring industry, this Recycled Bamboo Sushi Set is a beautiful gift with a story! Each set comes with two rice bowls, four sauce bowls, and two small trays, which are all ethically made at a BSCI compliant factory in China.
Give the plant lover in your life the gift of a sustainably-made wall plant hanger. Made with cotton and pruned coffee branches, each plant hanger is handcrafted in Bali by artisans using traditional heritage techniques that have been passed down for generations. Village Thrive’s artisans are paid a sustainable income and work in safe working environments.
Affordable Eco Friendly Gifts for Her
8. Coyuchi Solstice Chemise — $58
Ultra-soft and extremely versatile, this GOTS certified organic cotton chemise will become an instant favorite loungewear staple. With its adjustable straps for comfort and intentionally roomy fit for breathability, there’s no doubt it’s made for luxurious comfort and maximum relaxation. Plus, it has pockets!
9. Yewo Nayo Recycled Hoops — $36
These classic, minimalistic hoops are sustainably made with recycled brass in an off-the-grid, solar-powered workshop in Malawi, which ensures the manufacturing process is carbon neutral. YEWO’s employees receive individual health insurance, two healthy meals per day and guaranteed reliable well-paid salary that’s 2-3 times the national average.
This backpack is made of natural cork and dyed with natural vegetable dyes, making it a beautifully handcrafted PETA certified vegan gift. Tiradia Cork harvests their cork sustainably and responsibly in Portugal using regenerative practices. No cork tree is ever cut down during the harvesting process, and each tree grows back the cork every 9 years for a 150-year lifespan.
Handwoven in Nepal using Australian Merino wool and colored with certified Eco Swiss dyes, this luxurious scarf is timeless and stunning while also ethically supporting artisan communities. Studio Variously’s artisans across India and Nepal are all paid living wages. They only use premium quality, natural yarns and their dyes are sourced from plants wherever possible.
Carry all your everyday essentials with this Rattan Clutch Bag. Each bag is handcrafted in small batches by artisans in Bali, Indonesia using traditional heritage techniques. Available in four natural colors, this unique clutch bag combines vintage style with distinctive texture for a piece that’ll easily elevate any outfit.
Featuring an adjustable chain and ethically sourced, lab-grown labradorite, this beautiful layered necklace is a high quality and elegant gift while still staying within budget. All of Iron Oxide’s jewelry are sustainably handcrafted in Washington by owner Amy Fox, who thoughtfully crafts each piece to last a lifetime.
14. Leena & Lu Pima T-Shirt Dress — $58
This T-Shirt Dress effortlessly combines comfort and style with it’s roomy fit and ultra-soft GOTS certified organic pima cotton. Handcrafted in small batches in Peru, this dress is made using all-natural non-toxic eco dyes and locally grown and harvested cotton.
15. Coyuchi Unisex Waffle Robe in Shadow — $128
Give the gift of luxury and relaxation with this GOTS certified organic Turkish cotton robe. Made to emulate the classic plushness of a spa bathrobe, the airy and drapey waffle weave ensures quick drying and comfort. Coyuchi partners with small- to medium-size family run companies to create their high caliber, organic products.
16. Korissa Kata Pompom Bag — $72
The Kata Pompom Bag is handcrafted in artisans in Bangladesh using ethically sourced jute. Easy to style and versatile for every fit, this bag easily elevates and uplifts the fit for the girl on the go. It effortlessly carries everything anyone could need, whether that be carrying essentials to the beach, holding groceries at the farmers market, or stylishly toting books and notebooks around campus.
Affordable Eco Friendly Gifts for Him
An ethically made upgrade to the traditional leather belt, this Owen Belt is water-resistant, handcrafted, and features a brass-finished buckle to subtly elevate a casual fit. Nisolo’s belts are all handmade in an ethical factory in Peru where artisan markers receive beyond fair wages and healthcare.
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.
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.
Handcrafted in Portugal, this classic wallet may look like it’s made from leather, but it’s made of 100% natural cork. This PETA certified vegan wallet features 8 compartments for credit cards and cash, plus a discreet interior pocket for anything that needs to be carried.
Tiradia harvests the cork for their products using sustainable methods, like carefully stripping the cork by hand rather than cutting the entire tree down. Because their products are made from cork, they provide durable and stylish animal-free and plastic-free alternatives to common leather goods like bags and wallets.
These hand-felted wool slipper slides are made to provide comfort and warmth for years to come. It’s made with sustainably sourced wool and features a vegetable-tanned leather sole for maximum comfort. They’re also odor resistant and moisturizing wicking, so they’ll keep your feet cool and dry even during the warmer months.
22. Tiradia Cork Workplace Cork Desk Mat — $45
Made with natural cork, this naturally dyed, handcrafted desk mat keeps a workplace looking tidy and sleek. Tiradia Cork uses sustainably sourced cork which is harvested by skilled craftspeople who carefully strip the bark from the cork tree rather than cutting it down.
23. Sijo Men's Eucalyptus Tee — $45
This OEKO-TEX certified organic Men’s Eucalyptus Tee is made with 95% Eucalyptus Lyocell and 5% Elastane, making it incredibly lightweight and breathable. All of Sijo’s products are made without the use of harmful chemicals, dyes, or pesticides. Hana M, says “This was a gift for my brother in law and he really liked it. Great for lounging around the house.”
This durable hand waxed canvas dopp kit is an instant travel essential for the globetrotter on your list. Made in an ethical factory in León, Mexico, Nisolo’s artisan makers recieve beyond fair wages, healthcare, and work in healthy work environments for their labor.
Made from sustainable hemp upper, this amazingly high quality sneakers thoughtfully combines sustainable style with unbelievable comfort. It’s dyed using only natural dyes, features an Eco-Pure® foam midsole/outsole and the laces are made with hemp and recycled materials, making this sneaker 100% sustainable.