Environmentally Friendly House Warming Gift Ideas For Your Zero Waste Friends
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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 house warming 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!
Welcome Home Gift Box
Gift boxes and gift baskets are one of my favorites gifts to give and to receive. I love the thrill of unboxing an assortment of goods! And this gift box by Hey! It’s Your Day! is certainly charming! It’s full of kitchen necessities like a bamboo cutting board, towels, spatula, candle and more!
3D Wooden World Wall Map
For friends and family who love to travel, this 3D wooden wall map by Enjoy The Wood, is a fabulous eco-friendly gift idea for their home. It comes equipped with push pins shaped like airplanes and flags, and is made from sustainable birch wood.
Zero Waste Laundry Bundle
This zero-waste laundry kit contains all the essentials for a non-toxic laundry routine. The bundle includes plant-based laundry strips, a Cora Ball that traps micro-plastics, a laundry stain removal stick, wool dryer balls and a natural mesh bag.
Natural Beeswax Candle
Beeswax candles like this one by Bekker’s, make really great gifts because they’re eco-friendly, have a subtle honey scent and are natural air purifies that neutralize allergens within the home. For more on beeswax candles and their health benefits, see our article here!
Magnetic Spice Jars
Magnetic spice jars are a creative and fun alternative to traditional spice racks. These hexagon shaped spice jars by Impresa come in a set of 15, come equipped with dry herb labels, and look really modern on appliances like your fridge—providing a backsplash type of look.
Coconut Bowl Set With Straws And Utensils
These natural coconut bowls by Jungle Culture are handcrafted by local artisans in rural Vietnam—and they’re perfect for the whole family. This set comes with 4 coconut bowls, 4 wooden spoons, 2 bamboo straws, 2 natural coconut fiber straw cleaning brushes and natural jute straw sleeves. Jungle culture is based in the United Kingdom, but they ship to the U.S.!
Full Circle Home Kit
The Full Circle Home Kit is a cleaning kit made with eco-friendly materials like bamboo, recycled plastic, and organic cotton, these products are designed with the planet, and your sustainable lifestyle, in mind. It consists of the Bubble Up Dish Brush, Kind Organic Cotton Dish Cloths (3pk), ZipTuck Reusable Gallon Storage Bag, Turmeric Kind Organic Cotton Plant-Dyed Pot Holder, and Walnut Scrubber Sponges (2pk).
Gift Card For A Vegan Online Cooking Course
One of the coolest sustainable gifts that you can give as a house warming gift is a gift card for an online cooking course. VeeCoco is a fabulous online course with over 600 tutorial videos for all sorts of delicious vegan recipes. You can choose from a 3 month, 6 month or 12 month membership and apply it to the gift card.
Bamboo Waffle Towel Set
Often times, when people move into a new place, they’re most likely missing a few things—like bath towels (especially if the moving truck isn’t scheduled to appear for a few days). So items like towels are greatly appreciated. And these organic bamboo waffle towels by Ettitude are incredibly luxurious and ultra absorbent!
Hand-Crafted Wooden Utensil Set
Sometimes when you move into a new place, you’re missing certain things—like utensils! Not only are these great for house warming, they’re also really handy for eating out and traveling!
This sustainable wooden utensil set by Jungle Culture is crafted using scraps from a local furniture maker and housed in an organic cotton bag, hand sewn by seamstresses in historic Hoi An, Vietnam.
Included is a curved wooden fork, large wooden spoon, serrated wooden knife, bamboo straw and coconut fiber straw cleaning brush. It’s quite a lovely buy for yourself or as a gift for friend or loved one.
Cantaritos 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.
Toasted Coconut Scented Soy Candle In Coconut Shell
Candles are great for ambience and decor, so a beautiful looking candle like this one by Jungle Culture makes a great house warming gift. This eco coconut candle is vegan-friendly, ethically sourced and hand poured using organic soy wax infused with essential oils. Every ingredient is planet friendly and sustainable!
Touchscreen Smart Toaster
A brand new take on a popular kitchen appliance. This smart toaster by Revolution Store comes equipped with touch screen technology which toasts your food to perfection without over drying them. This is a perfect housewarming gift that is innovative and incredibly functional.
Castile 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 functional and much appreciated gift.
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.
Recycled 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.
Natural Teakwood Cooking Utensil Set
These beautiful all-natural teakwood cooking utensils by AIUHI are a great gift for someone just moving into a new place. Teakwood is a sustainable wood, and these utensils are also hand-made and nonstick—plus, nontoxic!
Kitchen Counter Compost Bin
Small compost bins like this one by Kind Living Company are perfect for small kitchens and great for food scraps! 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!
The Zero Waste Chef Cook Book
Blogger Anne-Marie Bonneau, known as “The Zero Waste Chef”, has recently published her long-awaited cookbook full of healthy and delicious recipes that help combat food waste! This is a wonderful and sustainable house warming gift for the kitchen!
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