Buying another person a gift might make being sustainable seem a lot harder than buying things for yourself, but it is NOT as impossible as one would assume. In fact, everyone just needs a little guidance. Once you read these items, you’ll wonder why you didn’t think of them yourself! But fear not – help is here.
The best thing about these gifts is that they are specific enough to be necessary at times in their own right – everyone needs them; but they’re generic enough to fit just about any other personal style.
Be warned, these gifts are so good you’re going to want to buy them for yourself, too. Which should always be a guiding principle in gift-buying, shouldn’t it?
1. Sustainable fashion raincoat
Everyone needs a raincoat (okay, maybe not your friends in Los Angeles, who will be hiding for their 5 annual raindrops). When bought conscientiously, that means there’s big potential to reduce waste worldwide!
2. Plastic-free soap bars
Soap bars are making a big come back – with extra natural extracts, making them extra lucious (and extra sustainable!)
3. Natural-dyed cocktail napkins
Dyed products are becoming more and more of a problem, but new sustainable dying techniques are emerging fast. cocktail napkins are a great place to start, and a treat many neglect in their own homes!
4. Exotic and sustainably sourced coffee or tea set
Truly a gift that keeps on giving, and one that is good for your mind and body, too.
5. Pleather gloves
When the weather hits and everyone except your gloved friend starts to feel like their hands are falling off, this gift recipient will think of you and smile.
6. Sustainable-manufactured pajamas
Okay, does a gift get any dreamier than soft, silky jammies to slip into after a long day of work and lounge in? In fact, they do – when you know their production cause 0 damage in the world.
7. Sustainably sourced socks
Do extra socks even need a reason? Well, the planet has one for you anyway.
8. Sustainably sourced beauty care
More and more brands are emerging or making the switch to sustainably-sourced, cruelty-free ingredients – which means more and more prices are dropping as the competition rises. Time to take advantage!
9. Reusable metal straws
Never use a plastic straw again (or find yourself lacking one) with these clever, portable gadgets.
10. Sustainably sourced waterproof purses
Another necessity that many people won’t go buy for themselves because, well, they already have a working one and money is tight this month…do them the favor.
The great thing about all of these gifts is that the more sustainable companies get supported, the more they will be able to make. And if we do our part, the world can truly become a better place!