53 Unique Eco-Friendly Gifts for the Holidays 2020
Kaylee Brzezinski | November 8th, 2020 | 7 min read
It's that time of year again, the holidays! We all know 2020 was a doozy, but for the first time in a long time we saw a reduction in carbon emissions due to all of us staying home. So why don't we start 2021 off on the right foot by getting each other gifts this year that WON'T hurt the environment!
Back by popular demand, we've got the most awesome eco-friendly holiday gift guide out there! Every item on this list is an eco-conscious brand that plants trees with One Tree Planted. We have just about something for everyone on your list.
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Featured sustainable Gifts
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 donate a certain amount to our reforestation projects all over the world!.
Is there a bourbon connoisseur in your life? This is one they've got to try! Whiskey for the tree lover. Every bottle plants one tree. Might we suggest one of their brilliant tree-inspired cocktails?
House of Marley
Take your music with you wherever you wander. House of Marley creates portable speakers, headphones, and other gear for music-lovers. All of the materials are mindfully sourced, recycled, and sustainable!
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.
Washable rugs. Need we say more?! Ruggable’s patented Rug System comes in two pieces: a lightweight Rug Cover and a nonslip Rug Pad. Got a spill or your furry friend caused a mess? Just wash it! Oh, and they planted many thousands of trees in 2020!
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.
Health & Wellness holiday gifts
URSA MAJOR SKINCARE
Looking for a skincare line that checks off all the boxes? Ursa Major (‘The Great Bear’ in Latin) is plant powered skincare that is for all genders. They also have many travel friendly alternatives.
VEGAN KITCHEN FROM THE FOODIE TAKES FLIGHT
Do you know a foodie that also cares for the planet? This cookbook is for them! Vegan Kitchen includes delicious recipes with vibrant photos and it is all vegan!
With those New Year's resolutions just around the corner, Ghost Lifestyle supplements are perfect for any beginner or gym buff! When you purchase their Greens you also plant a tree.
Who knew face masks would turn into 2020's newest fashion statement? A nice fitting mask is important these days, a fresh looking one is a plus too! Step it up a notch with a pocket square and a tie.
Forest Remedies harness the power of plants to help you lead a healthier, more natural life. Why plants? Plants are vital to our existence on earth and enhance our lives in a myriad of ways. It’s no secret: when it comes to wellness, they believe “plant-based” is the perfect way to balance your day.
Luna & Soul
For the person in your life who loves potions and following to the beat of the moon phases. You can find everything from ritual bundles for the new moon or nature-based tools to help you get grounded based on your zodiac sign.
Vega's goal is to help you power your story with premium plant-based nutrition that enables you to feel and perform your best. They're an awesome company that not only gives back to the environment but is committed to social causes too!
Beards and trees go hand in hand, it's science! This beard care kit is ideal for any beard growing enthusiast who loves nature. Imagine how proud your beard grower will be when they can say, "this beard plants trees." as they open your gift!
Osmia Organics uses the most consciously-sourced plant materials available. Everything you need to take care of your face and body. Perfect gift sets too!
TRUTH & LOVE
Truth and Love Beauty is the first full beauty line that is completely plastic-free. They never compromise. Their mission is to help save the oceans and the planet by making products that are completely eco-friendly.
Pranamat ECO is the only acupressure set to be hand-made in-house in Europe by highly-skilled craftspeople. It's crucial to them that every item is made with love and top-level artisanship. It is ethical, safe, clinically-proven and built to last.
HINTERLAND BEARD OIL
Hinterland Beard Oils began with the mission to grow a beard and soothe the terribly itchy phase! Through careful research over the years, the oils combine just the right ingredients needed to grow the prefect, healthy, soft beard!
sustainable gift ideas for the Home
SHEETS & GIGGLES
The bedding made from sustainable and renewable natural resources! While these sheets are made from eucalyptus trees, they never hard from old growth forests. Every time a tree is harvested they plant two more trees through us!
CARYS MARTIN CERAMICS
Beautifully handmade ceramic travel mugs that plant trees! A truly special way to carry your coffee or tea while on the go.
Through Bob Marley’s respect for nature and humanity that helped guide his life, his legacy as a force for global good is carried on by his family and manifested in every cup of Marley Coffee. Marley Coffee wants to share this legacy by uniting people
the world over coffee.
Words with Boards
Words with Boards believe in creativity and the art of thoughtful gift-giving. They also believe in giving back to the planet and community. The American hardwoods they use are sustainably forested and for each wooden product sold a tree is planted.
DAN SCHUAB DESIGNS
This wall decor is "art inspired by inner realms." Any art lover will truly appreciate the devotion put into these designs. One of these incredible designs on your wall will certainly be a conversation starter.
How we Roll
Never in our wildest dreams did we think toilet paper would be a hot ticket item. But, it's 2020 so why not help someone you love stock up on eco-friendly tree-free TP!
Bouquets en Papier
‘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!
The app with eco-friendly everything! Buy and sell sustainable, artisan, ethical, pre-loved and eco-friendly products at BAZAR. Chat and connect with like-minded community members.
The reusable water bottle for lovers of style. This unique bottle has a detachable cup. Now you can ditch the single use cups along with plastic water bottles!
Thoughtful beds for lounge and leisure! They are environmentally-friendly, upcycled and repurposed rubberwood from rubber tree plantations. The trees would otherwise be discarded when they reach the end of their latex producing life-cycles. The more materials we can salvage the better.
THE plastic free online store. Pretty much every product you could imagine without the plastic! We all need a world with less plastic in it.
ZERO WASTE CARTEL
Know someone interested in starting a zero waste journey? This shop has the best ideas to start! Everything from waste free soaps to beauty products that won't leave a mark on the world.
Kula is a nonprofit eradicating poverty through the development of women entrepreneurs in Rwanda. They currently work in coffee farming, artisan goods, and agribusiness. They conduct intensive training and one-on-one mentorship to fellows and their families in areas of financial planning, family health and nutrition, and so much more.
sustainable Fashion gifts
Artists Untold is an online retail platform that provides up-and-coming Black & underrepresented artists with the opportunity to promote and monetize their artwork through apparel sales. They also reduce their carbon footprint by planting trees.
The shades created to protect your eyes and save the world! Now you can enjoy the great outdoors in style and rest assured that your purchase also planted a tree!
Adaptive reuse has been creating modern jewelry from up-cycled vintage tins for nearly two decades. Most other jewelry is made from precious materials with extractive processes, but Adaptive Reuse is committed to making gorgeous statement pieces from humble materials mostly overlooked by others.
The RealReal empowers consignors and buyers to extend the life cycle of luxury goods.
The future of fashion is circular. Avoid creating more waste this holiday season and shop consignment!
If your giftee likes to mix a little sass into their fashion then Attic T-Shirts are for them! You can find a theme for any time of the year and for any person.
A gift for your sweetheart or perhaps a gift to celebrate yourself! Playful promises is an all inclusive brand that is available for all body shapes and sizes. Better yet, they plant trees!
Arcas Bear’s Purpose is to help people take care of our only and unique PLANET. Their mission is to raise consciousness, environmental awareness and share knowledge about sustainable solutions through their products.
A Rubens Barn doll takes over 100 different steps by hand to create. The faces of the dolls are sculptured in soft fabric, for a more emotional and realistic look. The eyes are embroidered and are what brings the dolls to life.
SWEET SWEET HONEY HAWAII
Keep the Hawaiian spirit with you all year round! This online store carries an assortment of colorful and stylish attire for children! Their mission is to create fun and vibrant clothing for kids.
Little Tree Hugger from One Tree Planted
It is important that we are raising the next generation to care deeply about nature. What better gift for your little tree hugger than a shirt that plants trees!
EVIE AND THE ANIMALS BY MATT HAIG
A brilliant new book for children who love animals, from number one bestselling author Matt Haig with lots of pictures by the award-winning Emily Gravett. Every 10 copies sold plants a tree!
OUR WILD TAILS: THE ADVENTURES OF HENRY AND BALOO
Meet the dog-and-cat duo taking outdoor adventure to new heights. Now never-before-seen photos and untold stories are compiled in a book for fans to enjoy. Our Wild Tails champions friendship in the most unlikely of places and proves to readers that love is universal.
UNDER MY TREE FROM BLUE DOT PRESS
This is a wonderful introduction to trees for young children that gently cultivates an appreciation for nature. Interwoven in the fiction text are unique facts about trees and simple activities that encourage readers to touch, smell, and observe the world that is all around them.
Unique eco-friendly Gifts
THE ETCHING BEE
Reduce plastic and support a beautiful craft of glass etching with one of these gorgeous bottles! The founder is passionate about animals and restoring the Amazon Rainforest.
These nature inspired terrarium necklaces will make you or your loved ones feel like the spirit of the forest is always with you. They come in eco-friendly packaging and plant trees.
THE COLOUR REPUBLIC
Give someone a pop of color for those cold winter days with a hand-tied bouquet of flowers!
DOCK & BAY
it's never too early to start dreaming about your next summer beach getaway and you'll need a towel! Dock & Bay created the ultimate quick dry beach towel as well as a range of innovative, high quality, affordable and sustainable products.
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.
Forest Design company
These handcrafted boards are like nothing you've seen before! You can order custom unique pieces or perhaps a special piece from their site. This is a conscious brand that plants trees and is a 1% for the Planet partner!
Can't be within 6 feet of your loved ones this year? This might be the gift for you. Vidday allows you to make a personalized video gift from the comfort of your own home!
The Nutty Group Ltd is a company that is looking to change the snack industry by providing an alternative to traditional options.
Too often products are packaged in materials that are harmful to our planet. They want to be different; Nutty Nibbles are all in plastic-free packaging that can be resealed for later use and easily be recycled.
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..
You can also check out AllPeople for a variety of practical items that make great stocking stuffers.
Let's end 2020 the sustainable way and be conscious about our gifting. Focus on quality over quantity, sustainable materials, and items that give back for a positive social or environmental impact. Looking for one last quick item to checkout with? Why not give the gift that keeps giving and gift a tree for friends and family!