Sustainable gifts don’t have to be expensive. Many of them are actually cheaper than you’d think. That’s because sustainable items do away with bells and whistles to focus on essential features.
To help you save money and time, we’ve put together a list of sustainable gift ideas for you. Whether you’re searching for a gift for your spouse or lover, you’ll find something interesting on our list—without having to worry about the price tag.
Sustainable Gift Ideas for Him
Whether he’s picky or not, you’ll find something for him on this list.
1. Biodegradable iPhone Case
Made from a combination of natural wheat straw and TPU (a green material), this eco-friendly phone case is available in five different colors.
2. Organic Cotton Socks
Made with 98% certified, Fair Trade organic cotton, these organic socks for men are more eco-friendly than most other socks out there. You get three in a pack.
3. Cork Wallet
This slim credit card holder made from cork is lightweight and flexible. It can hold up to 8 cards and a bunch of folded bills, making it great for non-business occasions.
4. Double Edge Safety Razor
Cheaper than most safety razors out there, this durable shaving razor offers a smooth shave. It doesn’t look bad either.
5. Organic Cotton T-Shirt
Available in a variety of colors, this no-nonsense organic ring-spun cotton t-shirt is a closet essential that he’ll feel proud to own. Great for all occasions: home, walk, gym, party with friends.
6. Organic Natural Shampoo Bar
Help him keep his hair strong and dandruff free with this all-natural shampoo bar soap and salve. If the notion of using a shampoo bar unnerves him slightly, remind him that plastic bottles are choking landfills around the world.
7. Bamboo Charcoal Deodorizer
These all-natural charcoal bags eliminate bad odors and toxins. He can hang one in his car, slip one into his gym bag, and take one with him at the office.
Sustainable Gift Ideas for Her
Looking for sustainable gift ideas for her? Here are a couple of items that won’t disappoint you.
1. Natural Skin Detox Set
Forget about cosmetics with this jade roller and Gua Sha set. It features a natural jade stone for face, neck, and body skin massage. It cools, tightens, and relaxes the skin.
2. Bloody Buddy Menstrual Cup
Easy to use and simple to clean, this menstrual cup is a cost-effective and comfortable alternative to tampons and pads. Comes two in a set.
3. Reusable Cotton Shopping Bags
These stylish tote bags are woven from durable cotton, making them easy to fold and compress. They’re a chic alternative to plastic bags.
4. Stainless Steel Tumbler
Available in a variety of designs, this vacuum-insulated stainless steel tumbler comes with a straw lid as well as a flip lid. She can use it as a water bottle or coffee or tea mug. She can also take it with her when traveling.
5. Coffee and Oatmeal Soap
Handmade from certified ingredients, this coffee and oatmeal exfoliating soap comes in a compostable package printed with vegetable-based ink.
6. Flight of Silver Bracelet
Handcrafted goods often make for great sustainable gift ideas, and this one’s no exception. Made by Indian artisans, this handcrafted bird’s nest cuff bracelet helps support local communities in India.
7. Alcohol-Free Natural Roll-on Perfume
Mixing amber and musk with smokey undertones of sandalwood, patchouli, and vetiver, the Mixology Assured Roll-on perfume offers a fresh approach to alcohol-free perfumes.
Over to You
With so many sustainable gift ideas to choose from, you won’t be wasting any time checking labels to make sure that the product you’re getting is eco-friendly.
If you’re not sure which of the items above to grab, add them all to a gift registry and share it with your friends and relatives. That way your loved one will be getting not one, but lots of gifts!