An Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift List

It’s been a crazy and hectic few months for me, but I promised an updated Environmentally friendly holiday IDEA list so here it is. Wishing everyone peace, joy, and great health for 2023!


Many of us are scrambling and looking for possible gift ideas on the internet, in stores, and even creating some by hand. Whatever your holiday gift season plans are, make sure to include some eco-friendly ones this year. With plastic pollution and just overall waste throughout the world, we can all do better to improve the lives of our health and the health of our planet. Below I’ve listed some unique brands/products/ideas that are eco-friendly and give back to charities as well. 

1 – Plaine Products: A sustainable brand started by two sisters who were devasted from seeing the destruction made by plastic. They created products that benefit people, nature, and help reduce the rising damages of plastic use and production. Their products include natural and organic hand sanitizers and beauty products. Simply return your used bottles and dispenser pumps back to the company and they’ll handle the rest. Reclamation of empty containers is a big step in helping reduce plastic in our world. 

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These make wonderful gifts for families, teachers, and friends. You’re helping them, yourself, and the environment.

2 – The Non-GMO Project: A grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and building the non-GMO food supply, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices. Your purchases support their ongoing efforts to bring awareness and help other Non-GMO verified brands:

3 – EARTHDAY.ORG: A non-profit organization that supports and sponsors campaigns and companies that help protect the environment and people. Their products are organic, renewable, and circular:

4 – Mercari: While this isn’t truly an eco-friendly company, they do however sell gently-used products ranging from clothing to school supplies, to vintage items. Buying gently-used products helps the circular economy and environment to reduce your carbon footprint:

5 – National Parks. Parks desperately need your support year round. The beauty of nature is within us and all around us. It’s our sole duty as humans to preserve nature as much as possible. Most parks rely on donations throughout the year for upkeep and to keep land, animals, and people safe. Consider making donations to your local or national parks:

6 – Swap-Outs: We all have some gently used clothing, toys, or cookware at home. Instead of buying new ones this year, host a toy swap out party where friends and family can bring their gently used toys to exchange for other ones. This way, these toys will be loved and appreciated again.

7 – A company dedicated in educating and helping bees and bee farms around the world. Bees are incredibly crucial in helping the pollination and production of certain food on our planet. Visit their online shop for more info:

8 – Happy Earth: A sustainable, organic, and charitable company that plants trees, fight climate change, and help clean up trash with every purchase. Their products range from clothing to reusables to lovely organic blankets. Right now you can save an extra 20% off online with code: EVERGREEN. Visit their website for more info:

9 – Grades of Green: a student-led non-profit program dedicated to educate, bring awareness, and reward students and schools for their environmental efforts. This award winning program is worldwide and provides necessary education for schools and communities on saving the planet. Consider making a charitable donation to help their program:

10 – Gardener gifts: Gardening is one of my true loves in life. Being out in nature and with the plants around us helps us recharge and replenish what is lost in our soul. Whether you’re a beginner or an avid gardener, you can always find something for the gardener enthusiasts in your life. Visit your local gardening center to help local farms and chat with expert horticulturists to get ideas for your yard and garden!

Wherever you are in life right now and whatever plans you make for the holiday season, remember to give back to the planet as much as possible. We can all do our part in helping our planet be cleaner and safer for everyone.

Have a safe, healthy, and peaceful holiday season!


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The Holiday Gift of Giving

With the holiday season quickly approaching upon us, we have too much to worry about. What with planning for the holidays, buying presents, decorating our homes, making food, and visiting relatives and friends, we hardly have time to think about anything else. But in all the hustle and bustle of holiday planning, a little help along the way would be nice. That’s why this year I’ve put together some unique gift ideas that can be good for the environment and good for you. These ideas include gifts for kids and adults and I hope they will come in handy.

Each year I tell myself to start planning on the gifts early and to set a budget and keep it. Well, this year I’m definitely going to stay within my budget – but it’ll be hard considering all of the presents I have to buy for the kids. I’m really striving for making gifts this year – I’m pretty crafty but I still have to decide and make a list of all the ideas and supplies I have to buy. But each year, I still aim to do something that’s eco-conscious and still give something that’s fun and unique for the recipient.

Below I’ve gathered a list of companies that makes great products for gifts and entertaining throughout the year. Some are eco-friendly, some are organic, some are naturally-made, some are ethically-aware, and some are just downright unique.

Gifts for Children: Green toys that uses recycled materials and are free of toxic materials (, clothes made from organic cotton, organic and toxic-free diapers, books that teaches about nature (, organically-grown snacks ( ( (, dvds, gift cards to their favorite stores so they can choose what they want instead of ending up with toys/gifts they don’t use or like.

Gifts for Women: Organically-made clothing (, eco-friendly, organic, and stylish timepieces (, organic and natural skin and body care ( ( ( (

Gifts for Men: Reusable coffee mugs, resuable water bottles ( , bicycles so they can bike to work, shoes that are environmentally and ethically-made, solar powered gadgets.

Gourmet Gifts: Sweets such as gourmet brownies, cookies, marshmallows, candies (, wine from local regions, and personally-made gift baskets would be nice. And every year Late July Snacks ( offers their special Chocolate Covered Sandwich Cookies that are sprinkled with candy cane peppermint pieces on the top. It’s really yummy and each year I’ll pick up a few boxes to give to my family and have on hand for last minute gifts. But you have to get them quick because they’re only available during the holidays and you can easily find them in natural grocery stores.

So whether you’ve devoted yourself to shop online or started your holiday gift shopping early, there’s always an abundance of ideas and companies out there to match your needs. But if you truly want to go the environmental and ethical route this year, then serious research will have to be done. It’s easier to make a list of companies and gift ideas before you go shopping and although you may think eco-friendly gifts may be expensive, they’re actually not because most of them are made by fair-trade companies and source their ingredients/products from established farms, etc. And if you buy locally, then you can also save on shipping costs, processing, and offset energy used to produce the products.

 Happy Holidays and have fun shopping!