Eco-Friendly Gifts

Eco-Friendly Gifts | Low Waste Gift Ideas | Goldilocks Effect

Give Green This Holiday Season!

Gift consciously with our wide range of thoughtful ethical & eco-friendly gifts including a collection of recycled and plastic-free gifts.

These reusable and eco-friendly products have been designed with reducing the amount of plastic in our trash (& oceans!)

Our list of eco friendly gifts features sustainable, ethical & zero waste gift ideas for anyone on your list. The best kind of gifts are fair and green!
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Eco-Friendly & Sustainable Gifts

Go Green Tote with Shoulder Strap

Help them go green with an eco-friendly tote bag! This is the perfect alternative to single-use bags. Help them avoid wasting paper and plastic bags and be easy on environment. This 100% organic cotton tote features a large pockets for phone, keys, etc. Durable construction and two handles plus a shoulder strap for easy carrying. 

The Lotus Glass Tea Tumbler Gift Set

Help them create moments of presence and connection with Sacred Lotus Love’s signature double-walled glass tea tumbler. Set includes; tumbler, 18/8 stainless steel strainer and infuser, and handy padded carrying case. Perfect for loose leaf tea, hot or cold fruit infusions, organic coffee, cocoa, or flavored water. Enjoy at home or on the go, no waste!

Organic Beeswax Food Wrap Set

This premium organic beeswax wrap set is everything you need for sustainable kitchen storage. ENEY beeswax wraps are made from organic cotton & hand-dipped in responsibly sourced beeswax, jojoba oil & tree resin. Wood button & string closures. Includes; 1 XL, 2 large, 2 medium, 2 small, plus wax replenisher to keep your wax fresh for life. 

The Zero Waste Cookbook

Cooking without waste is fun,  learn how with this clever book. There are over 100 simple recipes showing how to use the scraps you used to throw away. Bring old world creativity to your kitchen in the yummiest of ways.  You’ll use corn husks to make vegetable stock, lemon zest to infuse vodka & more. Save money & reduce waste, win-win!

Plastic Free Produce Bags

Skip those plastic bags next time you shop the produce section, and put your apples, asparagus, and potatoes in this trio of cotton produce totes. They come in three sizes, to fit everything from fresh garlic to beets. Set of 3.

Deluxe Market Tote with Compartments

This sturdy canvas and vegan leather tote with multiple compartments protects your market fresh produce, bottles, and other fragile goodies. Thoughtful design even includes a key ring and phone pocket.

No Tox Life
Vegan Dishwashing Block

Zero Waste Dish Washing Block® soap is a cleaning powerhouse with a rich, sudsy lather. Cuts stubborn grime and grease on dishes, pots and pans. With added aloe vera to be gentle on your hands. Each block replaces a bottle of traditional liquid soap. 

Earth's Own
Natural Bamboo Dish Scrubers

Stop using sponges that get smelly and then take 100 years in a landfill to decompose. Trade up for these plastic-free, biodegradable scrubbers made from ethically sourced and sustainable bamboo. A scrubber for every dish, from pots and pans to waterbottles.

Glass Food Storage Containers with Bamboo Lids

Say goodbye to plastic storage tubs, this set of 4 storage/bento boxes is biodegradable, durable and beautiful! The organic bamboo lids can also double as portable cutting boards. They are plastic free, BPA free, phthalate free, non-toxic and FDA approved to hold all types of food.

Eco Friendly Gift & Zero Waste Starter Kit

Big change starts with small choices. Whether you live your life as waste-free as possible, or you’re just starting to implement zero-waste starter, the perfect eco-friendly products you’re looking for in a zero-waste starter kit.

Exotic Vegetables Growing Kit

Have a green friend with a green thumb? Nature’s Blossom’s grow kit contains all the gardening supplies needed to grow 4 types of rare veggies at home –  purple carrots, black corn, yellow cucumber and space broccoli (romanesco). Seeds are NON-GMO, chemical free and can be grown indoors or outdoors.

Self-Watering Seedling Starter

This Self-Watering Seed Starter makes growing easy. Put soil and seeds in each well and give them a little water. Then place your seedling starter on your kitchen window sill and watch the elements do their thing. Porous terracotta wicks water from the reservoir to give seedlings just the right amount of moisture. 

Click & Grow
Smart Garden

Know someone who loves gardening but their space is limited? Get them (or yourself!) this self-watering garden. Ideal for indoor use, either on the kitchen counter, window or living room. Grow produce all year long! Place it anywhere and grow your favorite plants and herbs. Perfect for basil, thyme, sage, parsley, cilantro, arugula, cherry tomatoes, rosemary, peppers, flowers, and even strawberries. Enjoy fresh fruit and herbs with no harmful substances or pesticides!

Birth Month Flower
Grow Kit

Like stars and gemstones, birth month flowers also have symbolic and sentimental meanings. Give them a  low-waste birthday gift that grows & changes every day. kit contains; seeds, a glass bottle to grow them in, growing medium, and info about what your flower symbolizes are all included. Once the garden has finished blooming they still have a vase to keep reusing. Cork lid doubles as a coaster for the bottle. Makes a lovely gift for gardeners, sentimental types, and those who like minimal waste.

Brass Succulent Mister

Give your beloved plants a drink and have a lovely display piece to boot. Upgrade from plastic watering cans to this elegant brass mister, which expertly waters cacti & succulents.

Kitchen Composter

Recycle waste into something wonderful! This unique, odorless, indoor Bokashi Composting System ferments waste in less than half the time of conventional composting methods, with none of the smell.

Zero Waste Reusable Cotton Pads

20 organic cotton reusable makeup remover pads, storage container & organic cotton laundry bag, everything you need for home beauty that’s eco-friendly & completely zero waste. 

Ceramic Self-Draining Soap Dish

This sculptural soap rest from ceramicist Monica Greco is designed to perch on the edge of your sink, letting excess water drain away and extending the life of your bar of soap.

Reusable & Portable Eco-Friendly Grill

Grill anywhere with this eco-friendly portable BBQ set. Everything you need is included, and weighs a portable 10 pounds, in a waterproof case: easy-to-clean, non-stick grill; eco-friendly, plant-based charcoal pods; thermometer; bamboo spatula; and cutting board. Just add food!

Versatile Paper Market Bag

Elegantly simple. Holds a ton. Weighs practically nothing. Made of durable, washable paper. This “Paper Bag for Life” haul your groceries, beach accessories, laptop, and library books, year after year, and finally, when its useful life comes to an end, it’ll gracefully biodegrade, leaving no trace.

Drink More Water Bottle

Your body is more than 60% water, but sometimes staying hydrated seems so difficult. This clever water bottle reminds you to sip your way through two full bottles of water per day.

Reusable Travel Flatware

Reduce single use plastic with this eco-conscious cutlery set. The 8 pc. set includes a stainless steel fork, spoon, and knife, 2 straws, chopsticks & cleaning brush packed in a sleek carrying case. Available in many colors.

Food Hugger Set

These BPA-free silicone cups form a tight seal on cut produce to keep fruits and veggies fresh longer. Set of 4

Avocado Huggers

These avocado shaped silicone covers embrace half an avocado to keep them fresh longer. Set of 2. 

Portable Sealed Soup Jar

The handy jar holds enough for lunch, microwave-friendly, and never leaves you spoonless.

3 in 1 Bento Box with lunch bag

The ultimate bento lunch box includes 3 separate compartments, utensils,  and an insulated carrying bag.

Zero Waste Starter Set by EcoBox

Just getting started? This Zero Waste Kit by Eco Box has everything needed to make an impact. Kit contains; stainless steel straws, biodegradable travel cup, bamboo toothbrush and travel case, beeswax wraps, bamboo fiber utensils & case, plus reusable produce bag. Everything to get started with a low-waste life on a budget. 

Reusable Beeswax Wraps & Produce Bag

Reusable Beeswax Food Wraps have been improved to stick better and not fray as easily. We even included 2 reusable beeswax bars to replenish your wraps and a reusable produce bag so you can reduce your plastic use even more!

Measure and Store Canister

Recycled wine bottles get a second life in these attractive  storage containers complete with nested measuring tools.

"Just Ripe" Wood & Glass Fruit Bowl

Organize your fruit by ripeness with Myles Geyman’s “just ripe” fruit bowl with smart glass and maple design.

Utensil Draining Caddy

Dry and proudly display freshly washed utensils with this handcrafted clay utensil holder.

Stoneware Berry Buddy

Give farm fresh berries a rinse with this beautiful handcrafted stoneware strainer.


The Growing Candle

Hygge (Hoo-gah) Inspired. Planet Obsessed. We believe taking care of our planet should be a part of life, not a hobby. Hyggelight’s goal is to use our hygge-like values to inspire people to slow down, be present, and be an active participant in our world, not a bystander.

Keep your candle container out of the landfill. The label around “The Growing Candle” is embedded with wildflower seeds. Plant the seed paper label into the container after the wax is gone. 

Uncorked Candles

What could be a more romantic combination than candlelight and a bottle of wine? Why not combine the two? The artist gathers and cleans discarded wine bottles, then cuts them down by hand to be unique vessels for these eco-friendly, long-lasting soy candles. Set the mood with these wine-scented, eco-friendly candles in upcycled wine bottles.

La Jolie Muse Aromatherapy Gift Set - 3 Natural Soy Candles

The La Jolie Muse Golden Trio set is the perfect gift to help friends and family feel soothed by aromatherapy and indulge in meditative living. Three beautiful reusable tins scents are lemon-fresh Mediterranean Breeze, earthy nutty Cozy Home, and the fruity floral bouquet of Sweet Passion that will elevate feelings of relaxation and ease anxiety.

BeKind Nature Bristles Wooden Hair Brush & Comb Set

This natural bamboo hairbrush set is made of high quality wooden material. This fully biodegradable, plastic-free bamboo hairbrush and combs will not damage the hair like a standard plastic pinned brush. Much more more comfortable for your hair and scalp. Includes one wooden bristle hair brush, a nice drawstring bag, three wood combs and one waterproof clean claw all packed in a super cool colorful packaging.

O Naturals 6 Piece Moisturizing Body Wash Bar Soap Collection

The O Naturals 100% Vegan Natural Soap Collection is a 6-piece collection of natural and organic bar soaps. These French triple milled soap bars are lightly scented with a perfect blend of essential oils for your skin and body.They are vegan and infused with organic oils. This natural soap bar collection combines earth’s premier organic oils and herbs that will keep your skin young and vibrant. Each one nourishes, revitalizes, and restores the glow to your skin.

Great Gifts are Also Good for the Planet!

We hope you were able to find an amazing planet-friendly gift for the eco-warrior or newly eco-conscious person in your life. If we all do our part to shop and gift (and live!) more sustainably, we CAN make a difference together!

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