Each year, 230 million tons of trash are produced in the United States. That should be enough to make people think twice about what they throw away.

Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas

The Christmas season is a major time of abundant trash production. As you buy gifts for friends and family, consider some eco-friendly gifts to offset those tons of trash produced each year.

Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas
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Plant-able Colored Pencils by Sprout
Retail $15.95
Once you are done with these colored pencils, you can actually plant them! Plant it in your garden or a flower pot and grow herbs. Kids and adults will love this innovative new kind of pencil. 

 

Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas
Uncommon Goods

Beeswax Reusable Sandwich Wrap
Retail $11.00
These wraps are made from natural cotton and infused with beeswax, jojoba oil and tree resin. They can be washed in cold water and used again and again, helping cut down on waste with its natural design.

Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas
Earth Easy

Raspberry Recycled Cotton Socks 
Retail $16.95
Made from recycled cotton, these socks are knit in the U.S. and a cozy gift for Christmas. They come in multiple color variations and sizes for men and women. 

 

Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas
New Jewellery Story

Bangle by New Jewellery Story 
Retail $45.77
This handmade bangle is created from real pressed flowers, gold flakes, and resin. Each one is made to order by New Jewellery Story making it unique and special gift – great for a best friend. 

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Earth Easy

Bamboo Hand Towels 
Retail $36.95
Made with 100% pure viscose from certified organic bamboo, these bamboo towels are 3 times more absorbent than cotton towels and naturally antibacterial and odor-deterrent. Bamboo is an eco-friendly textile fiber that isn’t grown with fertilizers or pesticides. These plush hand towels make a nice gift for mom or mother in law. 

Ethical Market

Wooden Strategy Game
Retail $35.93
This wooden strategy puzzle game is handmade and sold on Ethical Market. It is made from sustainable resources and an engaging game you won’t find in any store. 

Earth Easy

Apple Tree-to-Be 
Retail $21.95
This kit has everything needed to grow an apple tree! It is a gift that will be cherished for years to come. 

Uncommon Goods

Recycled Wine Glasses 
Retail $32.00
These stemless wine glasses are handmade in Colombia from recycled glass. They are sturdy glasses each with their own unique characteristics. 

 

 

 

Earth Easy

Bamboo Straws
Retail $9.50
Get on board with the ban on plastic straws and buy a six pack of reusable bamboo straws from Earth Easy. It also comes with a brush to clean the straws. Cut down on single use plastics with this simple switch.

Uncommon Goods

Steel Pizza Cutter 
Retail $50.00
This pizza cutter is handmade in Vermont from recycled steel by artist Steven Bronstein. It is unique present for any pizza lover. 

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Earth Easy

Cork Fabric Travel Zip Pouches 
Retail $11.95
Cork is a natural, renewable resource that is abundant. It can be harvested without harming the tree making it an eco-friendly material. These bags are lined with soft hemp, and they are washable! They make for a durable travel bag. 

Earth Easy

Recycled Cotton Mittens
Retail $26.95
Keep your loved ones warm with these beautifully knitted mittens made in the U.S. from recycled cotton yarn. They come in different colors and patterns with a fleece lined inside.

 

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Bamboo Bathrobe 
Retail $120.00
Give a fluffy bamboo bathrobe for a cozy winter gift that anyone would love. This robe is so amazingly soft you are going to want one for yourself, too. 

 

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Tea Drops
Retail $12.34
Give the tea lover in your life a box of organic pressed teas. The pressed teas are world sourced and USDA certified organic. They eliminate the need for teabags or wrappers from sweetener packets, reducing waste. All packaging in the assortment is 100% compostable, recyclable, and bio-degradable. 

 

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Eco-Friendly Gift Wrap
Retail $15.00
Once you have purchased all you eco-friendly gifts, don’t forget to use environmentally friendly wrapping paper. This paper is made from 100% recyclable and compostable newsprint with soy-based ink. It is also double-sided! Do your best to cut down on waste and recycle when you can.  

Also read:  Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Gifts for Travelers

 

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Gift Wrap That Grows by Little Kay Gardens
Retail $14.99
Take it one step further with your wrapping, and use this 100% recycled paper that is embedded with hundreds of wildflower seeds! It is made right in the USA, and it can be planted to grow beautiful wildflowers. This paper will add a whole new element to your gifts…and the environment! 

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