Are you, or do you know someone who tries to live a healthy lifestyle by living more naturally? The eco-friendly gift ideas below are sure to please those on your list – eco-friendly gifts for her, for him, and for children.
So What Makes a Gift Eco-Friendly?
Following are some of the standards to consider when shopping for an eco-friendly gift:
- Is the gift good for the environment?
- Is the gift free of harmful chemicals?
- Is the gift manufacturer ethical and using sustainable practices?
- Is the gift cruelty-free/not tested on animals?
- Is the gift made with organic ingredients?
- Does the gift preserve resources? Is it something that will use less water and energy?
- Is the gift made of something that has been recycled?
- Does the gift have a fair trade label on it?
- Does the gift use little, if any plastic?
- Does the gift provide a charitable component?
Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas that Won’t Pinch Your Wallet
In addition to being eco-friendly, these gift recommendations are better on your wallet too as these gifts are under $30!
Eco-Friendly Gifts for Her
Synthetic candles can be very toxic, so it’s best to look for beeswax candles which are less toxic. Bluecorn Beeswax provides non-toxic candles that are 100% pure beeswax. They are paraffin-free, lead-free, and hypoallergenic. Their candles are scented with essential oils.
Using a body brush can help improve lymphatic drainage. This helps to remove toxins from your system. A dry brush also removes dead skin cells and increases blood circulation.
This dry brush set is 100% natural, made of bamboo and high-quality boar bristles.
Traditional makeup is full of untested chemicals. A better option is to use makeup that has few ingredients, preferably organic.
AnnMarie provides makeup that is free of synthetic chemicals, colors, and fragrances. They use organic and wildcrafted ingredients.
Relax and unwind with soothing herbal infused tea. DAVIDsTEA is Fair Trade Certified. Need to relax? This tea is like a spa day in a cup.
Eco-Friendly Gifts for Him
Driven by a comfort, health and an eco-conscious lifestyle. Cariloha’s products are made of eco-friendly viscose from bamboo. Their products are soft and comfortable.
Klean Kanteen provides water bottles that are stainless steel without coatings that leach. They are a Certified 1% For the Planet member. Their goal is to reduce single-use plastic water bottles.
Tree Tribe focuses on using eco-friendly materials. Their Leaf Leather accessories are made from Teak leaves. They also are conscience of the environment as they plant 10 trees for every item sold.
This lunch box is zero-plastic. It is made of 100% Top-Grade Stainless Steel and guaranteed to be BPA-free, PVC-free, phthalate-free, lead-free and 100% non-leaching.
Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas for Children
eco-kids® provides products that are non-toxic and have natural ingredients. They work with environmentally friendly companies from around the United States.
Green Toys uses 100% post-consumer recycled plastic, typically known for using recycled milk jugs. They not only divert material from landfills, but also reduce their carbon footprint and potentially harmful greenhouse gas emissions.
Melissa and Doug toys are traditionally wooden products, however, they have expanded into other areas over time. Their paints and coatings are tested frequently to be sure that they meet or exceed government recommendations limiting heavy metals, lead, and phthalates in children’s items.
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These eco-friendly gift ideas are sure to brighten someone’s day. Happy shopping!