Gifts for the Ethical, Environmentally Aware Person Who Cares!
Today I have another holiday gift giving guide for you. In these days and times so many people are working towards living more sustainably, and caring more about what goes into the making of the products we use. With information readily available at our fingertips, there is really no reason why we shouldn’t care. With that in mind, I created this gift guide: the ethically & environmentally conscious person. We all know at least one person on our list like this, I am sure… my hand is way up! Some of these items are actually on my own list as well, and I am excited to share these ideas with you in the spirit of gift giving with a greater purpose. If you want to check out my other gift guides this year you can find them here: teen girl, reader, little kids. (This blog uses affiliate links).
As with the other gift guides I have created, I am going to work clockwise from the left here.
Able Leather Tote– I know it’s ironic that someone who doesn’t eat meat and wants to be ethical still likes leather, but I tell you what… it’s durable and will stand the test of time, and it’s beautiful. The style and size of this one are perfect, and love the color! I heard the owners of Able on the Rise podcast earlier this year and just really loved what they were about- helping and empowering women and working towards ending poverty. One small step can cause a ripple of change, and they are definitely making waves.
Pure Mermaid Palette– Pure is a cosmetics company that is vegan and cruelty-free, and the colors in this palette are fruit pigmented. Isn’t that the coolest? It’s hard to find great makeup that you can feel good about. I have a couple of go-to brands, but I am definitely adding Pure to my list to try.
Grow Candle– I was gifted a couple of these by the brand, and I LOVE them! The paper wrap is actually plant seeds, so once you are done burning your candle, you can plant your seeds in the vessel and grow a plant. This concept is so unique and fun, and this candle makes an awesome hostess or homebody gift as well.
Teddy Crew Sweater– Oh my goodness, do I love this sweater? It’s made in ethically conscious factories from the best materials. Everlane is very clear in their mission, and I love their approach and products. Not to mention this sweater is cozy and adorable and Chris, are you reading this?
The Reboard– This cutting board is modern, chic, and comes in great colors like this mustard. As if that wasn’t enough it’s made from 75% recycled material, and 25% cane sugar. Mind blown.
Goodwill Gift Cards– To be honest, I didn’t even know these existed! I am a thrifter at heart, and would be thrilled to find one of these in my stocking! I have plenty of friends who would love receiving one as well- as if we need more incentive to thrift. 😉
Causebox– I think we all are fans of subscription boxes. I mean, it’s like a surprise gift that comes each month or season! I LOOOOVE subscription boxes, but to be honest, I have struggled with the fact that there’s so much packaging, shipping, and “stuff” I don’t need in them. However, Causebox is one that I can really stand behind. The items found inside are solely from socially conscious companies, and it’s $200 for a one year subscription, and the recipient gets 4 boxes valued at $200 each! It’s a great value and filled with awesome items! The winter box looks so cool. By the way, I’ve never received their box, nor is this in partnership with them, but I just really like what they’re doing and think it makes an awesome gift.
Market Tote– I have this market tote, and it is SO sturdy and holds much more than any reusable shopping bag I’ve seen. It’s durable, strong, and can seriously hold a lot of weight- up to 135 pounds. I could actually get in my tote and have Chris carry me. 😉 It’s my go to grocery bag I take with me on every trip to Aldi, the farmer’s market, or Trader Joe’s (which just opened in Greensboro!). Additionally, the mothers who handcraft these bags receive fair trade wages, dividends, and a retirement fund.
Hand in Hand Products– With the purchase of each bar of soap, Hand in Hand donates a bar to those in need as well. They’ve also launched a clean water program and are really making a difference in the world. Additionally, I think consumables make amazing gifts because they aren’t things you have to keep around the house forever. Their sweet mint & eucalyptus sugar scrub and bar soap sound divine! I actually try to only use bar soap these days (minus facial wash) because it uses less packaging and plastic.
Pela Phone Case– We all need phone cases these days, right? We all carry phones, and the cases create so much waste. These phone cases are 100% compostable and come in eco-safe packaging as well. I love this design with the turtle because it reminds you of the difference you’re making to these creatures by being less wasteful with plastic.
Llama Swedish Dish Towels– These are definitely on my list! These dish cloths can be used in place of paper towels, washed and reused over and over. I vowed that once our kitchen was done we would stop wasting so many paper towels, and that time is coming near. And well, who doesn’t love silly llamas? This design is perfect!
Fearless Necklace– This necklace comes from Ten Thousand Villages, which is a store that supports fair trade, and this particular necklace is handmade in Cambodia our of brass bomb casings from their streets… can you believe that? The message, the recylcling of materials, and the support that this necklace’s sales provide make it a total winner as a gift. Don’t we all need a reminder to live a little more fearlessly?
I hope this gave you plenty of ideas as far as what to give the person who truly cares about our world. Not to mention, don’t you feel wonderful when you give gifts that not only bring a smile to the recipient, but make a difference in the lives of others? I know I do.