40 Eco-Friendly Gifts for the Sustainability Obsessee

40 Eco-Friendly Gifts for the Sustainability Obsessee

By Samantha Daly
If their everyday mantra sounds something like “reduce, reuse, recycle,” these eco-conscious gifts won’t weigh on their conscience.

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Patagonia Thermogreen Insulated Recycled Ripstop Hooded Jacket
Diamond quilting inside and out adds to the heat-trapping and easy-packing qualities of this wind-resistant and water-repellent jacket. A split kangaroo pocket is in easy reach for hand warming, and the drawstring-adjustable hood keeps your head as warm and dry as the rest of you.
Thredup Gift Card
When you combine gifting with thrifting, you get something better than new. Endless adventure. Sustainable style. The fun of the find, non-stop. Skip boring and wasteful gifts. There are so many reasons why a thrift gift is better. Choose from five digital designs.
Baloo Weighted Blanket - 15 lbs
The weighted blanket that’s proven to increase serotonin, calm stress, and reduce anxiety.
Avoplast Straws - 50 Count
Made in Mexico from agro-waste from guacamole production.  60% Biodegrades in approximately 240 days with normal amounts of water and heat, or in landfill conditions. What remains will fully degrade within 1-2 years.
Soma 10-Cup Pitcher
Designed to look stunning on your table and fit perfectly in your fridge.
The Zero Waste Cookbook: 100 Recipes for Cooking without Waste
Do you ever just throw out a corn husk or a lemon peel and call it a day? This cookbook from Giovanna Torrico and Amelia Wasiliev will teach you just what you need to do to stretch your food further and reduce your waste (hint: use the corn husk to make vegetable stock and lemon zest to infuse...
The Humble Co. Toothbrush
100% sustainable toothbrush by The Humble Co. featuring a bamboo handle, the eco-friendly and socially responsible alternative to traditional plastic toothbrushes. Nylon bristles from DuPont have a lower hardness and lower water absorption, making them hygienic and soft on your gums.
Live Green: 52 Steps for a More Sustainable Life
Many of us are already doing what we can to adopt a greener lifestyle. We recycle, try to reduce our waste and plastics, choose organic food when shopping, eat less meat, and opt for environmentally friendly cleaning products.
Buffy Cloud Pillow
Soft yet supportive—a pillow for every sleeper. Pick your firmness! Our standard-sized pillow comes in three fill levels to hug your head just the way you like it. Choose softer if you like some plush give, medium if you want something balanced, or firmer for extra support. Feel good fluff.
U Konserve Big Mini Food Storage Container
Durable and eco-friendly, this stainless steel container is just the right size for packing smaller items like berries, nuts, crackers, hummus, and more.
Girlfriend Collective Peregrine Windbreaker
Ooh, speedy. A classic full-zip jacket with a hideable hood, cinchable waist, loose fit, and pockets. (Ooh, pockets.) Water and rain resistant for marathon commutes, rainy day runs, and layering post-HIIT.
Ekobo Recycled Bamboo Palette Dinnerware (4-Piece Set)
Today's Special  A set of matching plates and bowls is a certain version of domestic bliss: they stack neatly in the cupboard, line up precisely in a dishwasher or drying rack, and give a fully set table a sense of order and calm.
Coyuchi Diablo Striped Climate Beneficial Wool Throw
Our Diablo throw gets its extraordinary warmth and softness from the wool of Rambouillet sheep, a breed known for the finest and softest merino. Stripes of alternating thickness and color reverse at each end.
Bee's Wrap Assorted Set of 3 Sizes
Wrap bread, cheese, vegetables, or cover a bowl! Bee's Wrap® is the sustainable, natural alternative to plastic wrap for food storage.  Use the warmth of your hands to soften the wrap and create a seal. When cool, the wrap will hold its shape.
Bamboozle Bamboo Compost Bin
A modern compost bin that eliminates food waste and looks damn good in the process. For nearly everyone, food waste is an inevitable part of daily life.
Buffy Cloud Comforter
Our original cloud-like comforter is covered in super-soft eucalyptus fabric and filled with layers of 100% recycled fiber for that snuggled up feeling.  ...
Oil/Lumber Saki Chore 002 - Natural
The second version of our Saki Chore Jacket.  Blending Organic Cotton, with 100% fully recycled PET Sherpa lining, this jacket is sure to keep you warm this winter. The jacket features 4 front pockets with bar tack reinforced pockets.
Sustainable Threads Handwoven Banana Leaf Placemats (Set of 4)
Go bananas.  We’re all about table accessories over here (after all, it’s kind of like setting the stage for the meal, right?) And these placemats totally have our hearts...for more reasons than one.
Veja V-10 Sneaker
Sleek and classic, a simple V-logo brands this court-inspired pair that's made to make a difference.
Building Better: Sustainable Architecture for Family Homes
Sustainably built single-family homes don’t have to be ugly. In this book, architects and homeowners share their perspectives on the interplay between ecology and contemporary architecture.
Cuyana Recycled Cashmere Mock Neck Sweater
A sustainable sweater that’s as stylish as it is soft, crafted in Italy from a recycled cashmere blend using no extra dyes.
Food52 Five Two Wooden Spoons
Made by us, made with you.  When we decided to give classic wooden spoons the Five Two treatment, we asked thousands of you: What do you love about your favorite spoon? You told us about how it does everything, lasts for generations, and has a place in your most treasured kitchen memories.
Stasher Medium Reusable Silicone Sandwich Bag
Bag those plastic baggies. You’ve likely thrown away hundreds of plastic zip top bags in your lifetime.
Why Materials Matter: Responsible Design for a Better World
This visually stunning investigation of natural and man-made materials will change the way you look at the world around you, while offering hope for the future of our planet.  What does it mean to live in a material world, and how do materials of the past and present hold the keys to our...
Coyuchi Serenity Organic Latex Pillow
Soft, supportive, and extraordinarily comfortable, our shaped Serenity Pillow redefines sleep support. It’s designed for proper spinal alignment, relieving pressure on your head and neck.
On Waterproof Anorak
This fully waterproof and windproof anorak is ultralight and breathable for staying active in all weathers. Made with sustainability in mind, it features a recyclable membrane and a PFC-free water-repellant coating.
Waste Not: How to Get the Most From Your Food
The James Beard Foundation's comprehensive book on full-use cooking—how to use all the food you buy and avoid food waste—featuring innovative recipes and tips from chefs across the country.  The average American household throws away more than $1,500 worth of food every year.
Soma Glass Carafe
Designed to look beautiful on your countertop and be the centerpiece for your dinner party. It is made of shatter-resistant, borosilicate glass and holds 6-cups (48 oz.) of crisp, refreshing filtered water.
W&P Porter Bowl - Plastic
The Porter Bowl is a durable plastic lunch bowl that features a protective nonslip exterior, rigid plastic lid and snap-tight silicone strap. Perfect for transporting your salad, grain bowl or leftovers - wherever life may take you.
Follain Candle No. 2
When you need to escape the day, grab our candle and strike a match. Our custom-crafted blend of white tea, fresh fig leaf, basil and a touch of lavender will instantly transport you to a peaceful sanctuary (and the pretty packaging doesn’t hurt either).
Everlane The Day Glove
A shoe that fits like a glove—and hustles all damn day. The Day Glove is made of buttery soft leather that molds to your foot for a perfect, custom fit. With features like a back pull tab, side vents, a rubber sole, and a cushioned insole, it's truly up for anything.
W&P Porter Mug
Start your morning smart and reduce your eco-impact with the Porter Mug. Crafted with durable ceramic and wrapped in protective matte silicone, this reusable mug is a high-quality replacement for disposable, plastic or metal to-go mugs.
Reformation Liza High Straight Jean
Smart ass jeans. This is a high rise, stretch jean with a straight leg and finished hem. The Liza is fitted throughout the hip and butt with an easy fitting leg. Perfect for all sizes and gives you a tight but comfortable fit.
Juniper Ridge Campfire Incense
Inspired by sitting around a crackling campfire, Juniper Ridge crafts incense in nature-inspired scents that evoke specific places with stunning clarity.
Stojo Collapsible To-Go Cup (Set of 2)
Ready, sip, go.  These collapsible wonders are making all of our sustainable dreams come true. Every cup is made from recyclable materials that are safe for enjoying both hot and cold drinks on-the-go, and—bonus—they’re microwave friendly. (Did we mention you get a 12 oz. and a 16 oz. cup in...
The Citizenry Stonewashed Linen Duvet Cover
Set the stage for an effortlessly cool bedroom. Breathable yet warm, this duvet is the perfect layer from summer to winter. Garment-dyed and stonewashed to give you an airy, soft, most perfectly worn feel ever (no, really).
Baggu Fanny Pack
A hands-free bag to wear across the body, over the shoulder or around the waist. Adjustable logo strap with buckle closure. Durable, heavyweight nylon exterior with ripstop lining for easy cleaning.

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