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10 Ethical and Sustainable Holiday Gift Ideas For Everyone On Your List

JUNIPER and YU

Posted on December 10 2018

Want to shop more consciously during the holiday season?  Whether you're a devout eco-minded shopper or just starting a journey of ethical living, finding the right gifts to give during the holidays can be a bit difficult.  But that's where we come in. We've put together some our favorite ethical and sustainable gift ideas that your gift recipients will absolutely love. 

 

1. Bella Woolen Scarf - Bloom & Give

 

elegant gray scarf with silver and navy blue stripes

Bloom & Give believes in empowering young girls and they give 50% of their profits towards girls education programs throughout India.  Hand-loomed with merino wool, natural silk, and/or cotton, these elegant artisan-made scarves make the perfect gift for your friends, sisters, or really anyone!

 

Price: $75

 

 

2. The Knit Wrap Top (Ecru) - Slumlove Sweater Co.

 

Ivory knit cotton long sleeve sweater top with side tie

Made of 100% locally sourced and sustainably grown cotton, this beautiful knit top will make a super chic addition to any wardrobe.  Whether you dress it up or down, this versatile top is a must-have essential for any fashion lover.  Every purchase from Slumlove Sweater Co. helps provide jobs and education for people living in the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya.

 

Price: $85

 

 

3. Plastic-Free Shopping Bag Bundle - The Wholesome Store

 

plastic-free shopping bag/tote set

Eco-friendly, zero waste, and sustainable, these plastic-free shopping bags are must-have essentials for eco-living. This kit comes with 3 cotton mesh grocery bags, 2 hemp bags, and a large cotton market tote bag for all your shopping needs.  You can purchase this kit at The Wholesome Store, an Austrailian shop that prides itself in selling ethical and vegan clothing, jewelry, and accessories. 

 

Price: $55 AUD 

 

 

4. Gingerbread Cookie Candle - The Little Market 

white candle with gingerbread men cookies

The Little Market is a non-profit, fair trade online marketplace that sells beautiful products handmade by artisans around the world.  Hand-poured in small batches, this festive candle will fill your home with a glorious scent of freshly baked cookies.  Every Prosperity Candle purchase from the Little Market helps support female refugees in the U.S.

 

Price: $30

 

 

5. Conscious Socks Collection II - Society B

colorful sock gift set in a brown box

These socks do a whole lot more than keep your feet warm in the winter.  Fair Trade Certified, each Conscious Collection Box provides 18 months of clean water, books, two books to a schoolchild, and six food packs to a child in need.  Each pair of socks is crafted with the highest quality organic cotton for maximum comfort.

 

Price: $45 

 

 

6. The Gaston Wood Watch - Luxe Woods

 

 

With a passion for fine craftsmanship, Luxe Woods timepieces are handmade, which assures that every watch is different and one-of-a-kind.  Shipped in recyclable, eco-friendly watch boxes, every purchase gives back to  FeedtheChildren.org and PlantaBilliong.org, an organization whose mission is to plant a billion trees by the year 2025.

 

Price: $71.97

 

 

7. Harmony Yoga Mat - Jade Yoga

 

purple eco-friendly yoga mat

Committed to making the world's best performing, most environmentally friendly yoga products and giving back to the earth with every product sold, Jade Yoga mats makes the perfect gift for the conscious yogi.  These mats are made with sustainable natural rubber and contain no PVC, EVA or synthetic rubber.  Through their partnership with Trees for the Future, Jade Yoga plants a tree for every mat sold!

 

Price: $79.95

 

 

8.  Self-Cleaning Bottle - LARQ 

 

black water bottle

Have access to pristine drinking water easily and sustainably with the LARQ water bottle, the world's first self-cleaning water bottle and water purification system.  It uses UV-C LED light to eliminate 99.9999% of contaminants from your water and bottle.  Makes a great gift for anyone!

 

Price: $95 

 

 

9. Solid Basketweave Throw- West Elm

 

Did you know that West Elm has a collection of Fair Trade, handcrafted goods? Now you do!  Handwoven by skilled artisans, these super soft, chunky knit blankets make a perfect gift for others or yourself. 

 

Price: On sale for $59 

 

 

10. Mia Mini Backpack

black vegan backpack with top handle and gold hardware

This luxurious pebble textured designer mini backpack by Angela Roi is a great gift for the fashion trendsetter in your life.  This versatile backpack also converts into a crossbody bag which makes this a very convenient and useful everyday companion.  Made from luscious vegan leather, the Mia Mini Backpack is also cruelty-free and sweatshop free. 

 

Price: $205

 

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