40 Eco-Friendly Gifts for the Sustainability Obsessee

40 Eco-Friendly Gifts for the Sustainability Obsessee

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 Men's Diamond Quilted Bomber Hoody
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 Living Weighted Throw
Cozy on up. In a handy throw size, this weighted blanket is game to cozy up just about anywhere. Drape it over the couch or reading chair, or at the end of the bed for on-hand soothing. Glass microbeads are evenly distributed to snuggle around you like a gentle hug.
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. Photo Courtesy of Amazon
Soma 10-Cup Pitcher
Designed to look stunning on your table and fit perfectly in your fridge, the Soma Pitcher holds 10 cups (80 ounces) of crisp filtered water and is made of shatterproof BPA-free plastic with a bamboo handle.
The Zero Waste Cookbook: 100 Recipes for Cooking Without Waste
The Zero Waste Cookbook is the complete guide to how you can make your food stretch further in order to reduce your waste.
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. Photo Courtesy of Pharmaca
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.
Bee's Wrap Assorted 3 Pack
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.  
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. Crafted from leather sourced from Rio Grande do Sul farms and tanned according to REACH norms, the lining is made from recycled fabric and the soles are wild Amazonian rubber.  
Building Better: Sustainable Architecture for Family Homes
A practical and inspirational guide for anyone who sees sustainability not as limiting, but rather as a creative opportunity. An essential reference for everyone who wants to build a better home. Sustainability and energy efficiency play a critical role for anyone building or renovating a house.
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 Reusable Silicone Sandwich Bag
A total crowd pleaser, some say the Stasher fam starts with this essential — whether you’re meal prepping and packing your lunch, or just trying to keep your tinted moisturizer from exploding into your gym bag. Fun fact: The Sandwich can also hold 10 energy bars or a laptop charger.  
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 Turiya 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. Photo Courtesy of On
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. Photo Courtesy of Soma
W&P Porter Bowl
An ultralight lunch container, perfect for transporting your salad, grain bowl, or leftovers—wherever life may take you. 
Follain Candle No. 2
Escape the day with our custom-crafted, uplifting blend of white tea, fresh fig leaf, basil and a touch of lavender.  
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
The Porter Mug is a stylish update to disposable to-go cups so you can say peace out to single-use plastics. 
Reformation Liza High Rise Straight Jeans
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.
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 for any outing. Surprisingly spacious and made from durable, heavyweight nylon for easy cleaning. Wear across the body, over the shoulder or around the waist. 

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