Practical, Reusable Gifts – That Keep on Giving All Year Long

Practical but stylish, reusable gifts that keep on giving throughout the year by replacing wasteful, disposable products.

Practically Green Gifts

Practical but stylish, reusable gifts that keep on giving throughout the year by replacing wasteful, disposable products.

Socks. Underwear. Really? As a kid, getting a practical gift was always a bit of a disappointment. But as an adult, especially one who already has a lot of stuff, a practical gift makes great sense.

All of these gift ideas replace something that is usually disposable – paper towels, plastic wrap, dryer sheets – but they are also super cute and high quality too.  Bonus: a reusable gift keeps giving all year long by reducing waste and working hard!

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Bee's Wrap and Other Eco Friendly Stocking Stuffers

Bee’s Wrap

Ditch the plastic wrap and switch to a pliable organic cotton cloth infused with beeswax, jojoba oil and tree resin. Great for wrapping cheese, sandwiches or to cover a bowl. 3-pack of assorted sizes. $19


Reusable Towels (UnPaper Towels) and Other Practical, Reusable Gifts

Paperless Towels

Say goodbye to wasteful paper towels and hello to reusable Paperless Towels. Made from super absorbent birdseye cotton with your choice of colored edging. Set of 12. $13


Silicone food bags and other practical, reusable gifts

Silicone Food Bags

Food grade silicone contains no BPA, phthalates or petroleum, making these bags non-toxic and safe to use, even in the microwave. Perfect for sandwiches, snacks on-the-go and cooking too. I love that they are super easy to seal and dishwasher safe!



Stainless straws and other practical, reusable gifts


Stainless Steel Straws

Sayonara plastic and paper. Hello stainless steel! Every household needs a set of these durable, reusable straws on hand for the next smoothie attack. Set of 5 straws + cleaning brush. $14.95


Reusable bowl covers and other practical, reusable gifts

Reusable Bowl Covers

Once you own a set of these reusable bowl covers, you will forget about the plastic wrap and aluminum foil. The stretchy sides allow them to fit easily and snugly around bowls. These come in a variety of cute, machine washable laminated fabrics. $28 Set/3 covers



Reusable Snack Bags and Other Practical, Reusable Gifts

Reusable Snack Bags

These zippered reusable bags are good for snacks, lunch, even cosmetics or small toys. You really can’t have too many! Set of 3 bags (sm, med, lg) in cute fabrics. $20.95


Reusable makeup pads and other practical, reusable gifts

Reusable Makeup Pads

Once you start using these reusable makeup pads, you’ll never go back to the disposable version. These come in an assortment of pretty fabrics with a soft cotton terry backing. After use, wash them in the mesh laundry bag that comes with your order. I love mine!



CupPow and Other Practical, Reusable Gifts

Cup Pow

Turn a canning jar into a drinking glass with this handy little gadget. Made from safe, recycled plastic and comes in a variety of colors. $8.99


Reusable cloth lunchbox napkins and other practical, reusable gifts


Cloth Lunchbox Napkins

Lively up your lunch with these double-sided napkins in fun prints. Set of 2 napkins. $6.50



Wool Dryer Balls and Other Practical, Reusable Gifts

Wool Dryer Balls

Soften clothes naturally with dryer balls made from natural Alpaca wool. Handcrafted from locally sourced wool in Connecticut. Set of 3 balls. $22



Produce Bags and Practical, Reusable Gifts

Produce Bags

It’s time to up the eco-ante and start using reusable bags in the produce section as well as bringing your own grocery bags. Set of 5 bags. $11.65


Matador droplet wet bag and other practical, reusable gifts

Matador Droplet Wet Bag

Keep this tiny little droplet on your keychain or in your gym bag and you’ll have a bag to stash wet or sweaty items at the ready whenever you need it. $14.99 


Better than socks or underwear, don’t you agree?

What are your favorite reusable gifts to give or get?

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