I have been doing a ton of shopping over the last few weeks and have been trying to buy at least a few gifts with a smaller carbon footprint. If you are looking for sustainable gift ideas, there are a few key things to keep in mind. Shopping locally is always a great choice when you can manage it. I am putting together a few gift baskets full of locally sourced products for parents and siblings to enjoy. You can also look for clothing made from natural fibers, beauty products made from natural and organic ingredients, or even fun experiences that require no actual wrapping paper at all.
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I thought I would put together a few sustainable gift ideas from Amazon in case you are looking for inspiration this holiday season. Happy shopping and I hope Santa is good to you this holiday season!
Sustainable Gift Ideas for a Smaller Carbon Footprint!
Cold Brew Coffee Maker
Cold Brew Coffee is a huge treat on a hot, summer day!
Rather than use fragile glass or plastic the Wicked Java Joe’s brewing container is the famous Ball brands 2-quart glass mason jar. Wicked Java Joe’s heavy duty, high quality,stainless steel filter is known as a Dutch Weave metal mesh. It is made from heavy gauge, food grade stainless steel wire that is super durable and easy to clean. The Plastic Lid is BPA-free and the silicone seal is made from high-quality food-grade silicone. The ‘food grade’ silicone seal allows you to shake the jar during the brewing process so that all the grounds are completely soaked in water aiding in making a richer brew.
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Bamboo Cutting Board Gift Set
I know people argue that plastic cutting boards are better than wood but I don’t believe it for a minute. If you have a foodie in your life, consider getting them bamboo cutting boards!
This unique organic bamboo set is:
Naturally anti-bacterial + free of chemicals, sealants + toxic materials
Sold by a very small business (just a husband + wife team) devoted to satisfying the needs of every single customer
Guaranteed by a ★100% money-back guarantee★
Organic Beard Kit
Know a guy with a beard that needs some attention? This organic beard kit has everything your guy will need to take care of his facial hair! Maison Lambert deluxe beard kit is packaged in a beautiful wood cigar box and contains everything you need for beard care:
– a great organic beard soap (beard shampoo) 90% organic, 4 oz;
– an organic beard balm (99% organic, 2 oz);
– an organic beard oil (99% organic, 1 oz);
– a beautiful beard comb (wood comb);
– a free organic body soap, 4 oz.
The Maison Lambert deluxe beard care kit is subtly scented using a blend of 100% pure essential oils. It results in a naturally beautiful woody and warm scent which is absolutely not overwhelming.
Rechargeable Wooden Wireless Speaker
Looking for gifts for techies that have a smaller carbon footprint? This unique Bluetooth speaker might be just the thing you need! This is a beautifully crafted bamboo speaker and is only 3 inches big. It has a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery that will give you up to 6 hours of wireless listening. There is a USB port to recharge it with a computer or plug it in. This Bluetooth speaker has a range of 30 feet and comes with hanging string and easy to follow instructions. Pretty cute, huh?
Rewined Recycled Wine Bottle Glasses
Know someone just starting out who needs some new glasses? These upcycled wine bottles make unique glass tumblers! Rewined recycled wine bottles are a great way to reduce the carbon footprint of your kitchen. The wine bottles are reclaimed, de-labeled, cleaned, and sanitized before upcycling. Each tumbler glass is then ground, and fire polished to simple perfection. They are made in the USA Produced by our craftsman partners throughout the United States, are dishwasher safe and have 12 oz capacity.
I hope you have enjoyed my selection of sustainable gift ideas. Even if you only buy one or two this holiday season, we vote with our dollars and let’s try to keep those eco-friendly companies in business!
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Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can’t quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke! Learn more about her HERE.