15 Christmas Gifts For Friends: Sustainable Gifts

15 Christmas Gifts For Friends: Sustainable Gifts

Are you looking for sustainable Christmas gift ideas? Trying to find Christmas gifts for friends, let alone eco friendly Christmas gifts, can be challenging, which is why we’ve compiled this list.

Whether you’re looking for Christmas gift bags or eco friendly Christmas gift ideas, we’ve got you covered. Read below to discover the best Christmas gift ideas for friends this season.

Vin One Bottle Tote | Olive

Vin One Bottle Tote by Aplat

Price: $37

This olive-colored, 100% certified-organic cotton eco friendly tote bag make the perfect Christmas gifts for friends and sustainability lovers. Manufactured in San Francisco, California, using zero impact dyeing methods and no plastic, these heavyweight, double-layer tote bags are ideal for a day at the beach or picnic.

Other features include three side pockets, perfect for tucking away your favorite wine and cheese, as well as snacks.

Eucalyptus + Lavender by Slow North

Eucalyptus + Lavender by Slow North

Price: $34

These environmentally friendly candles make great sustainable gift ideas. This Austin, TX-based candle manufacturer uses only soy and plant-based materials.

Hand-poured and created with 100% essential oil fragrances and cotton wicks, these vegan candles provide stress relief by incorporating hints of Eucalyptus and Lavender with a woody undertone.

Slow North uses 100% natural ingredients in every process of their candle making, meaning you'll benefit by having a less sooty, lighter aroma when burning.

Recycled Planters by Ecopots

Recycled Planters by Ecopots

Price: $55

These indoor, Dutch-inspired planters are a great gift idea for those with a green thumb. In addition, they are UV-proof, frost resistant, and waterproof, Ecopots can also be used as outdoor planters. A perfect Christmas gift for friends with shelves of plants.

Consequently, each is created using 80% recycled plastics and Ecopots harvest much of their materials from the ocean. Ecopots come with a saucer and are 15.7″ in diameter, 13.7″ tall, not to mention the clean utilitarian craftsmanship inspired by their Dutch heritage.

Ten-Piece Ice Cream Granite Set by Carote

Ten-Piece Ice Cream Granite Set by Carote


Price: $149.99

Ideal eco friendly cookware, this ten-piece granite set is PFOA and PFAS Free and completely non-toxic. Further, they produce less smoke when cooking, which releases less Co2. In addition, the packaging consists of 99% recycled material, and the granite cookware is manufactured with Swiss white granite and no splicing or rivets.

Other features include Cadmium and lead-free, and the set consists of a frying and deep frying pan, casserole dish, saucepan, and steamer.

Roll-On Friendship Bracelets by Indigo

Roll-On Friendship Bracelets by Indigo

Price: $26

Searching for something unique and sustainable? Roll-On Friendship Bracelets by Indigo is one of the best ways to show you care. For example, these beauties come with two per purchase. Glass beads are highlighted with hand-dyed cotton thread and are ethically crafted in Nepal.

In addition, the company gives back to marginalized communities by providing 500 plus youth scholarships! Initially started by a Peace Corps volunteer, the company now employs over 200 artisans in Nepal.

Hand Wash and Lotion Set by FRAMA

Hand Wash and Lotion Set by FRAMA

Price: $110

Pure, clean ingredients translate into pure, clean skin with this hand and lotion set from Danish company Frama. These days, people are washing their hands more than ever. Consequently, FRAMA has created a lotion using 100% natural ingredients, including sandalwood and cedarwood, that leaves your skin vibrant and soft.

In addition, the bottles are refillable, and the lotion has a gentle and mild formula that's inspired by nature and leaves a beautiful fragrance.

Classic Wooden Spoons by Five Two

Classic Wooden Spoons by Five Two

Price: $99

The Five Two spoon lasts for generations and can do anything, not just an ordinary wooden cooking spoon. For instance, this kitchen keepsake was made using customer feedback on what they thought were the most important aspects of a great cooking spoon.

All wooden spoons are handcrafted and come in five models; a mixing spoon, multipurpose, Big Dipper, Corner-Getter, and The Flip & Scrape. In addition, all purchases made from their All For Farmers Market contribute to all U.S. farmers.

Plants Over Plans Puzzle by Jiggy

Plants Over Plans Puzzle by Jiggy

Price: $49

If you haven't got these distinctive puzzle gifts on your gift radar, chances are, neither will your loved one. However, a combination of art and fun, artist Maggie Stephenson, a self-taught illustrator, and artist, has created an enchanting puzzle gift set influenced by her European roots.

Using vibrant colors, her puzzles inspire your inner artist. Each puzzle includes 800 pieces, a tube of puzzle glue and a straight edge tool for spreading glue, as well as a reusable glass jar.

Glass French Press by YIELD

Glass French Press by YIELD

Price: $85

Created with borosilicate glass, laboratory-graded glassware is seen most commonly in high-end kitchenware. The Glass French Press uses a traditional press pot style to brew a classic cup of coffee or tea.

Resistant to high heat and thermal temperatures, borosilicate glass is also durable and attractive, meaning you can pass it down to the next generation of coffee makers.

Trio Giftpack by Seedlip

Trio Giftpack by Seedlip

Price: $44.99

If you're on the lookout for a great gift idea for non-drinkers around the holidays, this gift pack from Seedlip answers the call.

Made with calorie-free and sugar-free non-alcoholic spirits, the gift pack has three flavors to choose from and comes in an illustrated gift box.

Shot Glasses with Bamboo Coasters

Shot Glasses with Bamboo Coasters

Price: $74.50

These shot glasses are a neat way to have fun and be eco-conscious for those who like to juice. The shot glasses come in a set of six and include bamboo coasters. Get your vitamins in this charming glass set that consists of a 'floating' design.

Vegan Native Watch by Nordgren

Vegan Native Watch by Nordgren

Price: $189

Designer Jakob Wagner has spent a lifetime working with top brands such as Bang & Olufsen and has created these sustainable watches that embody a timeless look. Using a minimalist approach favored by Danish craft makers, the Native watch has an interchangeable strap that's vegan leather and uses a Japanese quartz movement.

In addition, the company provides a serial number for every watch sold to empower its customers to give back to their favorite cause. Nordgren then tracks the number on the back of the watch to show the positive impact your donation has made.

CHAMP Portable Charger by Go Nimble

CHAMP Portable Charger by Go Nimble

Price: $49.95

This eco friendly charger is small and ultra-compact. The company uses high-density batteries and fewer cells, so you're packing a more significant charge in half the size of a standard charger.

In addtion, Go Nimble manufactures its products with biodegradable, recycled paper, free of inks and dyes. The charger includes a two-year warranty and a recycled plastic bag so you can help end our reliance on plastics.

Further, another excellent feature is the 18 watts of power technology, meaning better uptime on all your apple and Android devices - up to 3x faster!

Eco Friendly Bedding from Allegorie

Eco Friendly Bedding from Allegorie

Price: $300

This company's primary mission is to provide eco friendly, sustainably produced products that inspire communities. It's manufactured with purpose, creativity, and made to last. In addition, this women-owned business not only creates beautiful bedding, but they're helping solve food waste.

The company uses apples, that's right, apples, to make their products. That is to say, apple pomace, which can be turned into a fibrous material perfect for making durable, high-quality bedding.

Colour Combo Notebook from Papier

Colour Combo Notebook from Papier

Price: $26.99

Diary lovers and planners alike will love these sustainable notebooks from Papier. You can let your thoughts run wild and be better inspired by these colorful and eco friendly notebooks.

You can choose between hardback or softback, as well as dotted, lined, or plain pages. Furthermore, you can personalize the cover of your notebook to make it unique to you. It can make for perfect Christmas gifts for friends.

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