56 Unique Eco-Friendly Gifts for the Holidays
Kaylee Brzezinski | November 1, 2021 | 8 min read
The 2021 Sustainable Gift Guide
Back by popular demand, it's the One Tree Planted eco-friendly holiday gift guide! The holidays don't have to hurt the environment, you can actually have a sustainable holiday season! We have compiled a list of some of our favorite eco-conscious brand partners and their unique products that will be sure to make your favorite people smile this holiday season. Every brand on this list supports reforestation. Learn a little bit about each company and ways they are ensuring that their products don't harm the planet.
Need something quick, easy, and impactful? Give the gift of a tree planted in the great outdoors by One Tree Planted!
Origins began in 1990 with a bold vision—to create a brand that values and respects the well-being of your skin and our planet. They sought out the most powerful ingredients from nature, identified safe alternatives, and used breakthrough science to deliver results with a limited impact on the environment.
Farm Rio is a group of creatives from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, that believe in the existence of happiness. More than a brand, they create enlightened cultural movements. Based in good energies and beautiful frequencies that strive to keep local culture alive.
Flor de Caña Rum is the world's first spirit to be carbon neutral and fair trade certified. Their commitment to the environment goes far beyond certifications. They will be planting 1 million trees by 2025!
Who says you can't be sustainable and trendy?! These jeans are produced with recycled fabrics and materials using sustainable manufacturing practices. They also use TENCEL sustainable fibers which is some of the most sustainable materials available.
Super soft, comfortable, and tree-inspired apparel. All products meet the Global Organic Textile Standard and they uphold sustainable practices. For every product sold they plant trees. They have planted 1,403,702 trees with us so far!
Ugg's new Icon-Impact Collection showcases sustainable innovations. They incorporate renewable sugarcane and recycled PET, diverting over 350,000 plastic bottles from landfill – that’s the equivalent of two to three bottles in each pair of shoes.
Spread the love with the official Bob Marley Board Game: Unity! Unity is a game of strategy and luck. Players form a band and go out on a Marley inspired world-tour. Your goal is to add musicians, earn the love of your loyal fans and inspire Unity along the way.
GroupGreeting is the #1 digital greeting card service for groups. This holiday season, groups can celebrate sustainably by sending a digital holiday card to all their loved ones. Each GroupGreeting card comes with unlimited pages so there’s room for everyone to sign. For every card purchased, GroupGreeting makes a donation to One Tree Planted, with a goal to plant 1 million trees by 2025.
Kind Traveler is a public benefit corporation that's the world's first socially conscious Give + Get hotel booking and media platform that empowers travelers to positively impact communities and the environment in the destinations they visit.
‘Bouquets en Papier was created on the idea of expressing floral art in a completely unique way. Each flower is drawn and hand painted in San Jose, California. The flowers are specially prepared and hand arranged into bouquets to be loved by you or your loved ones!
For the planet loving pets! Bark Potty is made of real bark and like real grass, contains the natural smells that compel dogs to "go." The tray is lined to prevent leaks, the proprietary bark naturally neutralizes odors, and one Potty replaces up to sixty pee pads. Make the switch to the eco-friendly potty pad that's better by design.
Nordic Pocket Saw is a hand powered saw company that was founded in 2015 by two childhood friends who saw an opportunity in creating a quality product for their own outdoor adventures and later for thousands of other outdoor enthusiasts.
Sparkly responsibly! Electrik Glitter is based on biodegradable film made from trees, primarily eucalyptus, sourced from responsibly managed plantations. It requires the presence of microorganisms to degrade. Warm and wet conditions are ideal and higher concentrations of microbes will increase the rate of biodegradation.
Buy a gem, plant a tree! Simply Affinity offers a wide variety of gemstones in all different shapes and colors. You'll be able to select something special and custom for anyone special in your life! The shop owners mission is to inspire others to follow their dreams and passions!
Using aeroponic technology, the Airgarden grows 30% more produce, 3X faster, using 95% less water than traditional gardening. The Airgarden is also 100% natural, and creates an agricultural environment which eliminates all the risks of soil-based gardening – meaning 99% of growers succeed with nothing but 15 minutes a week, a few hours of sunlight, and a smile!
the Guild A-20 Marley—inspired by Bob Marley’s at-home, songwriting guitar from 56 Hope Road in Kingston, Jamaica. This guitar pays tribute to the reggae legend by bringing Bob’s beloved dreadnought to a whole new generation of musicians and songwriters. For every guitar purchased they plant a tree!
Can't be with all your family members during the holidays? Vidday allows you to make a personalized video gift from the comfort of your own home! Plus, you reduce your waste by skipping the traditional paper card!
The bracelets with a cause! At Pura Vida, giving back has always been at the core of what they do. Every purchase you make helps them to provide sustainable employment to artisan communities, give back to charities, and help protect our planet. There is even a One Tree Planted bracelet!
Starting from humble beginnings, founder Janell Stephens started Camille Rose right from home testing formulas on her family. As the company has grown so has its sustainability initiatives. Their packaging is sustainably sources and they plant trees!
The company has been family owned and operated since 1936! They care about their products as much as they care about the environment. These products have FSC certified packaging, are not tested on animals, AND Rainforest Alliance certified.
No plastic no worries! KOA + ROY's cubes are packaged in compostable hemp paper and sealed with plant based compostable stickers. They are also committed to using only plant-based, sustainably sourced, and naturally effective ingredients
R + Co is focused not only on good hair, but also what is good for the planet! They are transitioning all bottles to 55% PCR material. In addition, all R+Co formulas are vegan, gluten + cruelty-free; made without sulfates, parabens, petrolatum, or mineral oil; and are Leaping Bunny certified.
These products are products are 100% USDA organic, and they limit the amount of heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides, insecticides and chemicals that are leached into our environment. They are also Vegan, Gluten Free, KOF-Kosher Certified, NSF Certified GMP Compliant.
As a company built on personal care, they have a mandate to care for the planet too. They have cut our carbon and have offset the rest to become the first and only carbon-neutral custom beauty brand since their start in 2017.
They aim to inspire young creatives and protect the planet along the way. In partnership with One Tree Planted, every item sold by REESE COOPER® on their web store & to their retail partners, is matched with a donation of planting one tree in the forests of California.
Omshala is an American brand of premium quality ethical, Vegan handbags and accessories. Their cruelty-free, hand beaded products are designed using innovative eco materials sourced from around the globe.
ArtistsUntold, LLC is a Black owned online retail platform that provides up-and-coming Black & underrepresented artists with the opportunity to promote and monetize their artwork through apparel and fine art sales. And they give back even more by planting trees!
These face masks are made in a socially responsible and sterile FDA-registered factory and are 100% recyclable and biodegradable packaging. The numbers on these masks are the global coordinates of the Amazon River — a reminder that we’re all connected no matter our gender, religion, race, or where we live.
Their mission is to continuously work towards sustainability and fight Climate Change by emphasizing their sustainable material mix and using entirely vegan material, sharing how they drive growth through innovation, and striving to efficiently use water and energy in order to minimize chemicals.
Every pair of Kraywoods eyewear begins as a beautiful piece of unaltered, sustainably sourced, natural wood. The wood is inspected, chiseled, handcrafted, stained and treated to build every frame with utmost attention to detail.
The One Tree Planted Little Tree Hugger T-Shirt is a super comfy and wearable tee in heather grey. Wear it with pride to support reforestation projects around the world! And every shirt plants a tree!
Recognized by parents as the #1 preschool brand for sustainable toys and for wooden toys, Melissa & Doug is a leader in the industry in responsible supply chain management, using mainly sustainable materials, such as wood and paper, across most of their toys.
SumBlox is a small family business that is on a mission to bring about lasting change in education. They believe education should be interactive, interpretive, engaging and rarely the same for two children and they plant trees for each product sold!
Great Wolf Lodge is committed to being a good steward for the environment. In 2007, the company launched a brand-wide initiative called Project Green Wolf with programs designed to reduce our environmental imprint through energy and resource conservation efforts.
The game that starts genuine and important conversations! Looking for a fun and easy way to bring sustainability into your home? Look no further than this game! This fast paced game makes sustainability fun!
Explore nature and its wonders together with Rubens Barn’s smallest, handmade and organic Mini EcoBuds. Friendly with lots of character, the Mini EcoBuds follow along giving comfort in both sleep and play to the littlest of adventurers.
House of Marley's eco-conscious identity was created in collaboration with the Marley family to carry on Bob Marley's legacy of love for music and planet. Their products are crafted from mindfully sourced materials.
Their posters are printed on FSC certified paper and their wood frames and poster hangers are exclusively made of FSC certified wood. Packaging and supplies are made from post-recycled materials produced in Canada and the United States.
This company continually strives to shrink their impact on the environment. As such, they are a business member of 1% for the Planet, a global movement to financially support positive change for the environment in addition to a partner of One Tree Planted.
Sustainability is built into the design and materials for these products. They use an eco-friendly epoxy and support reforestation in the United States and Canada.
Blue Sky has introduces their first collection of recyclable planners made from responsibly-sourced materials. This conveniently-sized 7x9 weekly monthly planner has a durable cover and new recyclable twin-wire binding in Antique Brass.
Oakywood is family manufacture located in the mountainous terrain of Podhale, in Ciche, where the traditional woodworking methods are used to create modern technological gadgets. From the very beginning they've only used ecological materials from responsible sources.
Eco Garden is committed to making your every-day life essentials more sustainable & eco friendly than ever before without compromising on convenience. They only collaborate with responsible & ethical suppliers & manufacturers who work with natural alternatives to make the removal of plastic from our households more achievable than ever before.
After becoming more aware of waste involved in the dairy industry as well as the environmental impact nut milks can have on the planet, the founders of nutr created a new and simple way to create your dairy alternatives right from home! This product is made from eco-friendly materials and can fit right on your counter!
Cosmic Green Candles are made of soy wax and wooden wicks. CGC was created to bring better candles to those who are more conscious of what they are burning in their home. These candles are paired with phthalate-free fragrances, soy wax, and wooden wicks.
For people who Enjoy the Great Outdoors
This is the perfect gift for any nature lover or outdoor enthusiast! This brand was born out of a need for a versatile, unique, high-quality and comfortable camping alternative that wasn’t over-engineered. It's practical, comfortable, and has great protection from bugs and the elements..
At a time where travel is uncertain there is one safe place you can getaway, the forest! Getaway offers a relaxing retreat in nature that is also safe and clean. And of course a tiny home comes with a tiny carbon footprint! They have locations within 2 hours of most major cities so no need to jet set!
VentaPak transforms wearing a backpack into a more comfortable, cool, and dry experience. Designed as an accessory to fit standard-sized backpacks, VentaPak clips on quickly via specialized attachment mechanisms. And they give back to the forests in which backpackers love to enjoy!
The fire pits that give back to the forest! These fire pits, camp stoves, grill, and accessories are designed to help you get in touch with whatever is “good” for you. Whether it’s a primal moment in awe of a flame, the moment right after you’ve taken a hot sip of coffee in the mountains, or your kid’s face when they bite into a delicious s’more.
#BottleNo30 is the world’s first Carbon Negative reusable water bottle that directly supports reforestation projects, delivers clean drinking water to individuals in need, and reduces your carbon footprint.
Burton has a Fair Labor Association accreditation means that those making their products work in safe, healthy, and ethical conditions. At their offices and retail stores globally, they promote their unique culture that cultivates diverse personalities and ways of thinking in order to continue our rapid pace of progression.
Food & Beverage
Noble Oak is on a mission to revitalize the earth by planting trees, building communities, and of course, enjoying great whiskey. To date, they have planted over 200,000 trees!
In an effort to be more sustainable, Toblerone announced in 2019 that it would be switching to 100% sustainable cocoa for all of its products by 2025. They also do not use palm oil which is a key ingredient that contributes to deforestation.
The brand started by super model Christie Brinkley is committed to creating and preserving beauty in the natural world—this line of Prosecco and sparkling wines are made with organic grapes and is certified vegan.
All of Graft’s ciders employ century-old European traditions of using wild yeast and bacteria to ferment to dryness. 10% of profits from the Green Planet Cider Series goes to non-profits that protect and restore the earth.
Quivr is a family-owned clean cold brew brand that offers truly fresh and additive-free products made with real food ingredients. In addition to cold brew, they also offer a variety of eco-friendly teas with compostable sachets!
Fetzer is a CarbonNeutral® winery—the first winery to receive this certification in the U.S. To achieve this they use renewable energy from rooftop solar panels to power their facility, supplemented by purchased wind, geothermal and other certified renewable resources.
We hope this gift guide gets your through your holiday shopping this year with ease! While sometimes it feels like our individual purchasing decisions don't make a difference, if we all work collectively we can help sway brands towards operating more sustainably.
If you feel like you haven't make a large enough positive impact yet this holiday season gift some trees!