What? You’re accusing me of creating a holiday gift guide filled with eco-friendly swag I want for myself?! Why I never… Okay. You got me. But just because I’d be super happy to find any of these eco-friendly Christmas gifts under the tree doesn’t mean someone on your list won’t want them too. (And maybe buy a little something for yourself while you’re at it?) The best thing about this gift guide is everything on it is eco-friendly, i.e.: organic, handmade, reusable and so on and so forth!
The second best thing is that I found all of these items on Etsy, meaning made and sold by awesome artisans around the world. Buying from Etsy is the next best thing to buying local, but it also allows for the ease and comfort (and fun!) of shopping from your own home. Plus, some of the below items are even one of a kind. Just like your special friends and family members are.
If your friends and family members aren’t much for the tree-hugging, have no fear! These items would be great gifts for both the environmentally conscious and just the plain old conscious.
For the Fashion Lover
For your friends and family members who love staying warm and stylish. Full disclosure – this scarf is made from wool, which isn’t always a cruelty-free material. However, the maker AmberGoesGreen actually recycles old garments. The scarf used to be a wool sweater! In my sheep-lovin’ books, that’s a-okay.
For the Food Lover
For your friends and family members who love them some eats. Now they can pack this reusable cutlery set by wanderlightly in their backpack, purse or shoulder bag and know they’re reducing waste with every bite. The cutlery is hand carved and the case is made with unbleached hemp and organic cotton.
For the Home Decor Lover
For your friends and family members who love to cozy up their home. Made by BellaGreyVintage with sustainable materials like 100% jute burlap, which is cool enough. But the extra cool part is that the coordinates on the front are customizable to the longitude and latitude of this pillow cover‘s recipient.
For the Jewelry Lover
For your friends and family members who love jewelry… and nature! I. Love. This. Ring. And I don’t even wear rings other than my engagement/wedding ring set. If someone were to buy this for me (or I to buy it for myself), I would turn it into a necklace and wear it that way instead. And then stare at it all day long. Made with all natural materials by VyTyvir and so flippin’ beautiful.
For the Music Lover
For your friends and family members who love how music makes them feel. I’m a sucker for word art, so this print by the aptly named PRRINT set on top of an antique book page is right up my alley. And, of course, because it’s printed on recycled paper and not new, it’s even more up my alley. Wait a minute… this is supposed to be a gift guide and not a wish list. My bad. (Use the coupon code ILOVEBLOGS to receive 10% off any order from PRRINT!)
For the Scent Lover
For your friends and family members who love smelling good smelling things. This essential oil kit by SimpleIsEssential comes with ten of the most commonly used oils including lavender (great sleep aid), tea tree (a disinfectant), peppermint (relieves headaches) and citronella (repels mosquitos). They’re more than nose-friendly, they’re life-friendly! Plus the seller uses recycled packaging. Nice.
For the Soap Lover
For your friends and family members who love being squeaky clean. A gift set that includes not only soap, but lotion and lip balm. Made by BotanyBarnCanada with natural organic oils, scents and colourants, and packaged using as little material as possible. Plus it comes in a super cute muslin bag, which of course is reusable!
For the Tech Lover
For your friends and family members who love their tech more than they love you. Made by HeyLoveBag out of cork, which is one of the most sustainable materials in the world, this case can be custom ordered to fit any laptop. It also has an extra inside pocket and pockets on the back. And you know what people (who wear cargo pants) say – you can never have too many pockets!
For the Travel Lover
For your friends and family members with a bit of wanderlust in their blood. They’ll need somewhere to put all their stuff while galavanting across the globe. I love this hemp backpack by Motherearthmandala, which was handwoven in Nepal – cool! You can see in the picture how high quality it looks, plus it comes with a little change purse to keep all those pesos, euros, francs and pounds.
Any of the above eco-friendly Christmas gifts tickle your fancy? Do you have any friends and family members that would hop up and down with joy upon receiving one of these Etsy items? Let me know in the comments and please consider helping a tree-hugger out by sharing this post on social media! Don’t forget to subscribe for posts on architecture, interior design, DIY projects, sustainability, gardening, home decor and healthy eating.
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Posted on November 26, 2017