Environmentally Friendly Gift Ideas That Are Guaranteed To Be A Hit!
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Whether you’re a friend, family member, landlord or a real estate agent on a mission to find the perfect eco-conscious house warming gift, rest assured that it is going to be a hit! Why? Because more and more people are becoming curious about sustainable and zero-waste living—and by presenting them with an eco-conscious gift idea, you’re helping them discover the beauty of plastic alternatives and non-toxic living.
Housewarming gifts are awesome to receive! They celebrate a new home, new apartment—even moving into a dorm room! Those events mark a new chapter in someone’s life, so it’s only fitting to celebrate by giving a gift, and making the recipient feel special!
Housewarming gifts in general should focus on functional or decorative products for the home (living room, laundry room, kitchen). Items that they can definitely put to use or incorporate into their lifestyle or daily routine. You definitely can’t go wrong with kitchen or bar items, and there are tons of eco-friendly products that anyone would love to receive as a gift.
And it’s important to mention that you should never be afraid to buy cleaning product related gifts! Who doesn’t love free cleaning products because I sure do. You probably do too! And again, it’s a great way for someone to discover a zero waste and non toxic alternative to traditional (harsh) products! Zero-waste cleaning products actually make awesome gift baskets! TikTokers are literally doing these kinds of gift baskets and making “how to” videos about them, so yes, it’s “trending”.
Below are several zero-waste gift ideas that are guaranteed to be a hit with anyone. They’re functional, charming and unique and they’re all non-toxic and great for the home and environment. You can them as is, or incorporate them into a gift basket with some snacks and goodies. Have fun creating assorted pieces and even come up with a theme!
Zero-Waste Mexican Cocktail Kit
This charming and unique Mexican cocktail by Cantaritos truly is a zero-waste gem and is guaranteed to be a hit! This kit includes 2 cups handmade in Mexico from clay, chili salt for the rim, compostable paper straws, and a recycled aluminum citrus hand juicer. This kit is literally so authentic and so unique that you’ll probably end up getting this for your own kitchen. And as a special thank you for shopping green, take 10% off with promo code ECOMOMDIARIES at checkout when you purchase this product at EarthHero.
MELTED WINE BOTTLE CHEESE SERVING TRAY
This stunning and unique cheese tray is a hand-made melted down wine bottle by Mitchell Glassworks, and can be found in the hand-made corner of Amazon. It’s one of those rare items you don’t expect to receive so this is guaranteed to be an interesting conversation piece. I personally love repurposed and recycled treasures because instead of going to a landfill, items such as these find a new purpose and thrive in new homes.
CASTILE ZERO WASTE DISHWASHING KIT
If you’re not familiar with what Castile soap is, it is soap that is made from plant oils. With that said, it’s non-toxic and completely biodegradable. Thus, this zero-waste Castile dishwashing set, full of assorted dish washing essentials, makes an absolutely thoughtful and charming gift. People always welcome new discoveries—especially if it involves zero-waste, non-toxic and sustainable living type products.
This kit contains a highly concentrated 12 oz block of Castile soap, copper scour pad, reclaimed wooden soap dish, Swedish dish cloths, and bamboo dish brush with recycled plastic bristles. This kit is available at EarthHero and shipped to your home in plastic free packaging. They look amazing in a gift basket! And as a special thank you for shopping green, take 10% off with promo code ECOMOMDIARIES at checkout when you purchase this product at EarthHero.
SILICONE MOLD WINEGLASS HOLDERS
If your gift recipient is a wine lover, then they’ll love this unique silicone mold wine glass holder, which comes in a set of 2, by Richoose. It’s different and they can be one of the first out of all of their friends to own one! Silicone is durable and lasts a long time, so there’s no need to replace it. These can also be repurposed later on into wall decor. Check out all of the gorgeous colors and designs on Amazon!
RECYCLED CHOPSTICKS BAMBOO COASTERS
Coasters are so overlooked as housewarming gifts, and they make fantastic additions to any home! And these coasters by ChopValue are really special because they are created from recycled bamboo chopsticks, which is pretty unique and different! I love recycled and upcycled crafts because they have a story behind them.
These coasters can be paired with some cute wine glasses or mugs inside of a gift basket. You can also purchase an entire gift set which includes chopsticks, cutting board and other zero waste goodies. And when you purchase them at EarthHero, you’ll receive 10% off with code ECOMOMDIARIES just for shopping zero-waste!
NATURAL SOY WAX SCENTED CANDLE
I am loving this natural soy candle by GSPY because it’s made from a soy and has a lavender scent, which is a healthier alternative to traditional candles (no toxins being released into the air), it has humor, and it looks incredibly elegant—the gift box alone is pretty. Plus, you can reuse or recycle the glass container.
ZERO WASTE Silicone Baking Kit
A truly fun and functional gift that you can give someone as a housewarming gift is a baking kit! And there are so many baking kits that are zero waste—like the one shown above by Kuopry. Silicone is eco-friendly and lasts a very long time—and these silicone mats are nonstick, heat-resistant, durable and reusable. You can literally knead and bake with them. And I personally love this kit because it comes with other silicone and wooden accessories.
WOOL DRYER BALLS
Wool dryer balls are an excellent alternative to traditional laundry softener sheets, which are infused with so many toxic chemicals that can irritate sensitive skin. Plus, they decrease drying time by 20-40% depending on load size, and can be reused over 1,000 times! And you should definitely consider Friendsheep dryer balls which are available on EarthHero. These are a hit when it comes to laundry room related gifts—I mean, look at those adorable designs (so great for baby showers too!).
These eco dryer balls are handmade in Nepal by women with disabilities for fair wages as well as in ethical and environmentally concious conditions. They are 100% organic and cruelty-free certified New Zealand Wool, and therefore also completely biodegradable. And when you purchase these on EarthHero, you’ll receive 10% off with code ECOMOMDIARIES just for shopping zero-waste!
Natural Coconut Bowl Set
You can’t get anymore natural than coconut dinnerware! And it’s a perfect and unique housewarming gift for the kitchen. These organic Vietnamese coconut bowls by Okey Kitchen come in a set of 4 and include 4 spoons. These are perfect for fruit, cereal, guacamole, salads and anything else that fits! This set is fun, tropical and different!
STAINLESS STEEL MIXING BOWL SET
Everyone needs gear for food prep as well as food storage, and this 28 piece set by SNIGJAT contains both, to include a few silicone baking accessories. The bowls are made of stainless steel while the lids and accessories are made from silicone. It’s definitely a functional gift and perfect for baking enthusiasts.
KITCHEN COUNTER COMPOST BIN
Food waste is a huge problem in the United States, and because of this, small kitchen counter compost bins like the one above by Barnhause, are becoming more and more popular. By using a compost bin, not only are you reducing your carbon footprint, you’re also creating delicious compost juice for your house plants and garden! And don’t worry about odor! These bins come equipped with charcoal filters and biodegradable liners!
STAINLESS STEEL POPSICLE MOLDS
Popsicle molds are an excellent way to control the ingredients and save money! And zero waste versions like the stainless steel 6 piece set by Kitzini, make super fun and unique housewarming gifts! Stainless steel never rusts, and it lasts a lifetime! And this is certainly a yummy gift idea!
STAINLESS STEEL INSULATED WINE TUMBLERS
Beverage containers are always a great choice for a housewarming gift—especially if they’re insulated wine tumblers, like the ones above by EcoLiqvi, which come in a set of 4–perfect. These are perfect for small gatherings, outings and camping. And even if the recipient is not a wine drinker, these are insulated, so they can hold hot tea and coffee as well. These tumblers come equipped with lids, 4 stainless steel straws and 4 straw cleaning brushes.
DIY COLD BREW COFFEE KIT
Coffee lovers will really appreciate this zero waste DIY cold brew kit by CoffeeSock. This kit includes a cute canning jar and organic cotton filter that lasts up to an entire year. It’s a different and unique way to make some homemade cold brew without that weird paper filter taste.
What’s your ideal housewarming gift? Let us know in the comments below!