Discover the best plastic free gifts in this roundup of sustainable and eco-friendly products for friends, teachers, pets, and more.
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We all have a few of those friends – the ones who are ultra-concerned with saving the planet in all ways, big and small. It can be hard to know what to get them for gifts because let’s face it, so many products on the market are cheap, wasteful, and not planet-friendly at all.
I like to suggest gifts that are plastic free because anytime we eliminate plastic we are reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and avoiding adding more plastic to the landfills.
Truthfully, we ALL should be reducing plastic in our lives – because those small eco-conscious decisions DO make a difference. So give these gifts to everyone you know! They are perfect for friends, teachers, neighbors, and anyone who helps out in your life.
Top Plastic Free Gifts
These eco-friendly gifts from Earth Hero all have one thing in common – they are all plastic free and as a result, they help to eliminate waste, while still being practical, useful, and thoughtful gifts that the recipient will love to use!
You really can’t go wrong with the gift of self care! This lovely wellness collection includes a non-toxic soy candle, herbal lotion bar, detoxifying bamboo charcoal soap bar, plant clay face mask, soothing bath salts, and an exfoliating agave fiber washcloth. All of the products are made with natural and organic ingredients and are sustainably wrapped in plastic-free packaging.
A gift of greenery is always welcome, especially when it comes with a foolproof hydroponic system that allows the plant to get exactly the amount of water it needs. Choose from Aloe or Prickly Pear Cactus. Perfect for anyone who could use a low-maintenance houseplant to brighten up their home.
Anytime you can skip the disposable coffee cups is a win for the planet. This ceramic travel mug is lead free of course and has a food-grade silicone lid. Plus, a ceramic mug is so much nicer to drink out of than paper! United by Blue removes 1 pound of trash from our waterways for every product purchased.
The chilly winter won’t seem so bad with this set of delicious herbal teas from Flying Bird Botanicals. This set includes four tins of unique tea blends: Throat Soothe, Quiet Cough, Peaceful Spirit, and Cold Comfort. The herbs are sourced from farmers in the Pacific Northwest and the teabags are made from corn starch and are free of microplastics.
Help someone go plastic-free in the kitchen when you give them this set of three reusable containers. The containers are made from durable, non-toxic stainless steel and the lids are made from food-safe silicone. Perfect for meal prep, storing leftovers or for packing a zero-waste lunch. Bonus: they are dishwasher, oven, and freezer safe too.
This zero waste gift box is perfect for someone who wants to live a zero waste lifestyle but needs a few supplies to get started. The set includes a silicone Stasher bag, a bamboo utensil set, a stainless steel straw and cleaning brush, a set of reusable produce bags, and a bamboo toothbrush.
This handmade, organic body butter is a luxurious gift for anyone that appreciates nourished skin. It is made with certified organic and fair trade ingredients and has a soothing lavender essential oil scent. It comes packaged in a glass jar that can be reused when the product is gone.
These natural beeswax candles are handmade in Michigan from local beeswax, organic coconut oil, and natural scents. Choose from a variety of scent combinations including Mother Earth, Coffee Drinker, Vacation Time, and more. Packaged in a reusable glass container.
Multi-tasking makeup makes a wonderful gift, especially when it comes in plastic-free packaging! This lip and cheek tint is made from organic, vegan, and cruelty-free ingredients, and has SPF 15 protection.
Pop out ice cubes whenever you need them with this handy silicone ice cube tray. It is made from 100% food-grade silicone and is super flexible, making it easy to get the ice cubes out (unlike rigid plastic ice cube trays). Plus it comes with a lid to keep the ice cubes fresh when you are not using them.
These sustainable, plastic-free notebooks are perfect for everything from journaling to school notes or work to-do lists. They are made in the USA from 100% post-consumer recycled paper, printed with soy ink, and assembled with a sewn binding.
Upgrade their shower routine with a beautiful bar of handmade soap. Soap Distillery makes unique cocktail-inspired soaps from 100% natural ingredients and the soaps are hand-cut in Chicago by a team of small soap makers. Choose from Elderflower Mimosa, Limoncello, Mint Mojito, and more.
Traditional hair ties are made with plastic but KOOSHOO hair ties are made from organic cotton and natural tree rubber. They are 100% plastic-free and are meant to be used over and over but are completely biodegradable at the end of their useful life.
So many baby products are made from plastic so it’s refreshing to find gifts for parents that are plastic-free. This non-toxic, silicone baby plate is divided into four sections to help separate and measure healthy food portions. A suction cup base keeps it stable to avoid the big messes that often come with new eaters.
Give a dog a (plastic-free) bone! Dogs love chewing on these natural rubber dog bones, especially when they are filled with treats. Dog parents love that they are safe, non-toxic, and 100% biodegradable at the end of their useful life.
EarthHero is an online store dedicated to helping people live sustainably by choosing products that are eco-friendly, plastic-free, non-toxic, and long-lasting. Everything on their site is vetted through a 5-Pillar Sourcing Methodology that includes:
- materials and ingredients
- company responsibility
- ownership and representation
- packaging and end life
- giving back
EarthHero is also a Certified B Corp, a member of 1% for the Planet, and a Climate Neutral company. I’ve worked with EarthHero for many years and they truly walk the talk!
Be sure to check out their plastic-free gifts page for even more gift ideas!
What are your favorite plastic free gifts to give?