Green & healthy gifts: Gift guide featuring eco-friendly, non-toxic, sustainable, and ethically produced gifts for all occasions.
Holiday shopping is a mixed bag for me. On one hand, I love the feeling of finding just the right gift. Something that will make their eyes light up and put a genuine smile on their face. Something magical that will bring joy to their lives. Something special that they would not have bought for themselves.
On the flip side, there’s that pressure. I have to find something for the teachers, my brother, the in-laws (insert your own hard-to-shop-for person here). That pressure takes the fun out of shopping and turns it into a chore.
Plus I’m not a fan of buying stuff just to buy stuff. Because that’s wasteful and I don’t want to add to the clutter. I want to give gifts that will be used till they’re used up, and enjoyed every step of the way.
The best gifts are meaningful, helpful, healthy and a little bit indulgent. I go for gifts that are good for my people and for the planet. No dust-gathering tchotchkes. Only delightfully useful gifts sprinkled with a little bit of fairy dust for good measure.
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Green & healthy gifts for everyone on your list
As I put together this gift guide, I looked back on favorite products I’ve used over the years. Tools that have been life-savers in the kitchen. Beauty products that have made me feel special even on those very non-special days. Gifts for kids that stimulate the senses and encourage creativity. Essentials for a healthy home environment. Even some cool eco gifts for the adventurous dude in your life.
Everything I’m sharing is something I have tried or gifted myself (or a similar substitute). Plus a couple of things I just think are too cool to pass up. They’re all high-quality, non-toxic, eco-friendly and sustainably produced by ethical, socially conscious companies that I stand behind.
Hope this helps you find those perfect green & healthy gifts for someone on your list (fairy dust not provided)!
Non Toxic Beauty
Here’s why these natural beauty gifts are the bomb: made with non-toxic ingredients, nourishing for skin, brings out a natural glow, smells divine, makes you feel special, beautifully packaged. Need I say more?
- One Love Organics Facial Kit
- Beauty Fix Balm
- Beautycounter Lip Gloss
- RMS Beauty Living Luminizer
- Dr. Hauschka Body Oil
- Beautycounter Shimmer & Shine Gift Set
- Pacifica Eye Shadow Palette
There are so many ways to create a healthy home environment – from purifying the air with essential oils and salt lamps to substituting natural materials for chemical-laden products around the home. (Don’t forget the FREE ways to create a healthier home too.)
- NOW Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffuser
- Organic Cotton Blanket
- Naturepedic Organic Cotton Bed Pillows
- Pacifica Soy Candle in Glass
- Salt Lamp
- Wool Dryer Balls
Fast fashion has been getting a bad rap lately and for good reason. Here’s some fashion you can feel good about giving – clothing, jewelry and accessories that are ethically produced from natural, sustainable materials. Yay!
- prAna Organic Cotton Sweater
- Garnet Hill Green Cotton Pajamas
- Rafiki Fair Trade Bracelet
- prAna Wool Blend Infinity Scarf
- Essential Oil Diffuser Necklace
- PACT Organic Cotton Socks
I’m of the mindset that you cannot go wrong with a gift for the kitchen. Everything here will help you make healthy food and store it safely, while being respectable toward the planet.
- Glass Food Storage Containers
- Reusable Bowl Covers
- Vitamix Blender
- Kombucha Starter Kit
- Breville Milk Frother
- Cuisinart Immersion Blender
- Lodge Dutch Oven
- Reusable Paper Towels
- Breville Juicer
In the midst of thousands of cheap, crappy kid gifts, there are gems like these that inspire creative play and magical thinking.
- Green Science Kits
- Organic Beeswax Crayons
- Wood Magnet Puzzle
- Colored Wood Building Blocks
- Set of Environmental Children’s Books
- Wooden Fruit & Vegetable Play Set
- Green Kids Crafts Discovery Box
Dudes like nice things too! So consider these high-quality gifts for the adventurous, outdoorsy guy in your life.
- prAna Organic Cotton Flannel Shirt
- Petzel Headlamp
- Eno Hammock
- Stainless Steel Tumbler
- Leatherman Multi-Tool
- Threadless Artist Designed T-shirts
My favorite type of gifts to give are the small ones! These are perfect for teachers, girlfriends, babysitters and of course, stockings!
- Equal Exchange Chocolate Bar
- Twig Colored Pencils
- Stainless Steel Straws
- Acorelle Roll-On Natural Perfume
- Silk Eye Pillow
- One Love Organic Konjac Cleansing Sponge
- Badger Cocoa Butter Lip Balm
Truth be told, I’m still working on my own holiday shopping and I’m feeling a bit of that pressure I was talking about. But creating this gift guide for you has given me some good ideas and I’ve got a big stash of fairy dust ready to go!
Is there a favorite green & healthy gift that you like to give?