Gift guides

Over 100 of the best sustainable and eco friendly gifts for 2020

Looking for the best sustainable and eco friendly gifts for everyone on your list this year? I’ve done alllllll of the leg work for you in scouring tons of eco-friendly and sustainable websites to find the cutest, most green gifts I could find to save you time and energy.

What you will find: over 100 eco-friendly and sustainable gifts from companies that are working to make a difference in the world. Many are small businesses. Many also offer ethical and fair trade items as well.

Additionally, this post has tons of physical items. I know that part of a minimalist and eco-friendly gift giving mindset involves lots of experiences and the gift of time. I also know that with COVID, that may be harder this year. That being said, I have another post with over 100 gift ideas, and most of them include consumables and experiences to check out as well.

Finally, you’ll find that each gift on this list is ECO-FRIENDLY. And, I promise I tried my hardest to represent a wide range of prices so that you can hopefully find something for anyone on your list.

What you won’t find: Anything from Amazon. I know that some people rely on Amazon (especially during COVID times), and that is OK, but I also know that many people are trying to move away from it. This post will introduce you to tons of new websites, many small businesses, to help you make a conscious purchase.

Even better: for any of the items from Earth Hero (like a truly sustainable Amazon – seriously – they’re a certified B Corp and part of 1% for the planet), you can get 10% off with code: LAURAD10 [not case sensitive, can’t be used on sale items, can’t be paired with other coupons, can’t be used on Gift Cards, TerraCycle boxes, Zeal Optics, or Naturepedic products]

Related post: 65+ eco friendly gifts for him


Eco friendly bath, body, and self care gifts 

Long Handled Double Edge Safety Razor

Multicolor Organic Hair Ties

Natural Aftershave in a reusable Flask – Bergamot

Recycled National Park Towels – Yosemite, Grand Canyon (pictured), Smoky Mountains, or Joshua Tree

Period Underwear 

Non-toxic, vegan nail polish

Memory Foam Acupressure Mat & Pillow Set (or just the pillow here)

GreenUP Plastic Free Subscription Box

Related post: 30 places to find eco-friendly Christmas and holiday cards

Eco friendly bedding and blanket gifts 

Cozy Sherpa Eco-friendly Weighted Blanket (they also have cooling weighted blankets and regular ones!)

Kid’s Eco-friendly Weighted Blanket (there are a number of different colors and designs)

Vegan Down Comforter 

Organic Cotton Pillow

Bamboo sheet set 

Eco friendly ‘on the go’ gifts 

Compostable Honey Bee iPhone Pela Case

Griply Compostable Phone Grip

Compostable Card Holder for Phone Case

Sulu Biodegradable Sunglasses (with optional blue light blocking kit)

Stainless Steel Tiffin

Insulated Water Bottle – S’well Bottles

Alpine Glow Insulated Coffee Mug

Hamilton Perkins Bags – cute weekend bag made out of recycled plastic water bottles. Many of their items also utilize recycled billboard material, pineapple fiber, and as I said above, the recycled plastic water bottles. I have a lunch bag made out of recycled billboard material, and it has lasted over 15 years and is still going strong. 

Woodgrain Travel Bottle

HankyBook Organic Tissue Book (paisley, pink flowers, bikes – pictured)

Positive Vibration 2 Bluetooth On-Ear Headphones

Hydro Flask Wine Tumbler 

Insulated food container 

Related post: 37 places to shop for ethical and eco-friendly gifts

Eco friendly kitchen gifts

Adult beverage making kits: Sake, gin, ginger beer(pictured), IPA Beer

Circle of Family and Friends Serving Bowl

Living Composter

Proclamation Duo Pan Set

Zero Waste Cookbook

Vegan Cheesemaking Kit

National Geographic Beeswax Wraps

Mason Jar Fermentation Kit

The Zero Waste Vegan Cookbook (with meal plans and shopping lists)

Every Order Plants a Tree

Eco friendly clothing, shoes, and jewelry gifts 

The Fair Legging

Men’s & Women’s Ethical Wool Felt Slippers – Port, Spruce, Gray (Pictured)

Juniper Adult Onesie

Compostable Apple Watch Band

Nevertheless She Persisted Wrap Ring

Modibodi Period Undie Running/Walking Shorts

Eco friendly gifts for the home

Stir It Up Turntable

No Bounds Sport Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Stainless Steel Beer Growler

DIY Organic Bath Bomb Kit

Cloth napkins (flower – pictured, turtle, cow

Meow Mug & Tea Strainer 

Eco Dryer Balls – Panda, Stars, or Penguins (pictured)

Natural Grass Pen

 Recycled paper journal 

African Baskets

Cora Microfiber Laundry Ball

USB Rechargeable Lighter

Great Outdoors National Park Candles

National Park Candles

Flip Flop Mat


Eco friendly fun and game gifts 


Household Recycling Toy Kits

Natural Beeswax Candle-Making Kit

Arts and Crafts Busy Box

Mini Foosball Table

Bureo Recycled Fishing Nets Jenga Ocean Game

Climate Action Puzzle

Build Your Own Pinball Game

Storymatic Game

Make Your Own Guitar Pic Punch

Indoor Outdoor Bocce Set

2-in-1 Shuffleboard Table Game

Eco friendly gifts for the outdoors 

Reusable & Portable Eco-Friendly Grill

Reusable Meal Camping Kit

Eco-Friendly Urban Bird Feeder

Mason Bee Bottle

Eco friendly gifts for the gardener  

Herb Garden Kit

Mini fruit & vegetable garden (there’s also a culinary one and a Mediterranean one)

Kitchen Composter

Shiitake Mushroom Log Kit (or an oyster mushroom log kit)

Artist’s Garden Seed Kits

Eco friendly gifts for kids 

Sweet Grass Head Basket Memory Game

Pretend Vet Play Set

Wonky Veggie Play Food Set – 5 piece

Kids Wooden Mini Golf Game

Learning Braille Alphabet A-Z

Kids Watering Can

Recycled newspaper colored pencils – 24 pack 

PlanToys Happy Doll Family

Roll N’ Walk Baby Walker

Geometric Matching & Stacking Blocks

Kids Road & Rail Cartrack Deluxe Set

Apple Park First Baby Plush Toy

Weather Dress Up Puzzle

Eco-friendly water play set 

Pretend Play Motor Mechanic Set

Little Unicorn Head

Build Fairy House

Pretend Play Ice Cream Set

Round Chalk Kids Table

Eco friendly gifts for pets

Garden in a Bag – Cat Grass

Catnip Toy – Sushi

Organic catnip 

Pod Bamboo Poop Bag Dispenser

Hand Crochet Bagel Dog Toy

Organic Dog Hat – Wool Hat

Eco friendly stocking stuffers for everyone

3-in-1 Charging Cord

Family Bamboo Toothbrush Set – 4pk

Ice pop molds

Wireless mouse 

Edible Finger Paint

Blush Walnut Organic Hair Scrunchies

Zero Waste Face Mask for Sensitive Skin (Plastic FREE & Vegan)

Random Acts Of Kindness Kits

Beeswax tealights 

Vegan Nut Brittles – 3 Pack

HankyBook Organic Tissue Book (paisley, pink flowers, bikes – pictured)

Swedish Dish Towels 

Printed reusable sandwich/snack bag

Non-toxic, vegan nail polish

Reusable Mason Jar Drink Lids

Original Biobased Spork

Natural Grass Pen

Multicolor Organic Hair Ties

Wander Natural Soap Bar

Stainless Steel Straws

Recycled newspaper colored pencils – 24 pack 

Touch screen gloves in recycled polyester in black

Organic Dark Chocolate Fair Trade – Mint Crunch

Organic Unpaper Towels

Defense Hand Sanitizer Spray

Today Glitter (bio-glitter)

Mini Creature 3D Kits

Throw & Grow Wildflower Seed Balls

Reusable snack bags

Kids Bamboo Utensil Set

Recycled Star Crayons 

Kid Activists – Tales of their Childhood


Natural Bath Crayons

Organic & Vegan Dry Shampoo for Light Hair (find some for dark hair here)

What is your favorite eco-friendly place to shop for gifts?

Also, if you’re working hard to incorporate eco-friendly gifts into your holiday or gift giving season, don’t forget about the gift wrap! Check out eight zero waste gift wrap ideas here.

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[…] If you’re looking for specific items, check out this post: Over 100 of the best sustainable and eco friendly gifts for 2020 […]

Crysta Icore
3 days ago

Okay this is one of the best lists! I’m going shopping!

2 days ago

You have many fun things on your list. Personally, I want ecofriendly bedding…specifically Bamboo sheets.

Katy M Malkin
Katy M Malkin
2 days ago

So many things I love here! The African baskets! And the wooden baby toys. So nice.

2 days ago

Such a great comprehensive list of eco friendly pressie ideas!

1 day ago

This is such a useful list! I will definitely use it for my Christmas shopping.

5 hours ago

Wow Laura! I’m in love with this gift guide. Just saved and sent to my husband! I basically want everything here!

Laura Claypool
5 hours ago

This is super helpful! I’m starting my holiday shopping this week!


[…] Additionally, this post has tons of physical items. I know that part of a minimalist and eco-friendly gift giving mindset involves lots of experiences and the gift of time. I also know that with COVID, that may be harder this year. That being said, I have another post with over 100 gift ideas, and most of them include consumables and experiences to check out as well. Related post: Over 100 of the best sustainable and eco friendly gifts for 2020 […]