Are you in need of an eco-friendly gift idea for a special someone in your life? Finding gifts for people can be difficult, period. But then to try and make that gift good for the planet, plastic-free, package-free, recycled, or even just locally made? It can feel downright overwhelming! That’s why I started this list of eco-friendly gift ideas for you (and me) to refer to! I will continue to add to it as new ideas come in, so check it out for some inspiration for that perfect eco-friendly gift idea!
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Let’s be honest. Even after many years of living a zero waste lifestyle, I STILL struggle with eco-friendly gift ideas for other people! Buying gifts for others can be difficult, period. What do they want? What do they already have? Will they even like this thing I picked out for them?
You know the drill.
But then to try and make the gift good for the planet, plastic-free, package-free, recycled, or even just locally made?
I’ve definitely found myself stuck more than a few times.
And I’ve also thought of great ideas for zero waste gifts at times that I didn’t have any occasion to give a gift, only to forget about it later (go figure).
So for your reference (and mine), here is an ever-growing list of eco-friendly, zero waste, plastic-free, package-free, and/or locally made gift ideas!
Eco-friendly Gift List
- Wool Socks
- Reusable Travel Cutlery
- Homemade Meal
- Fun Drinks (Sparkling grape juice, wine, champagne, etc.)
- Drink Mixes (Hot cocoa mix, cocktail mix, spice packet for mulled cider, etc.)
- Pre-made recipe jars (cookie mix, brownie mix, soup mix, etc.)
- Spice Mixes
- Framed Photos
- Foldable silicone straw
- Local honey/jam/etc
- Homemade cookies or candy
- Reusable stainless steel airtight containers
- Plantable colored pencils
- Cork overed notebook/planner
- Wood Cutting Board
- Local CSA subscription
Add a comment with any additional eco-friendly or zero waste gift ideas you have come up with! I will continue to add to this list as ideas come in. Hope this give you some great low waste gift ideas!