Sustainable Gift Ideas For The Zero-Waste Woman In Your Life
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The holidays can put a lot of stress on shoppers—and our landfills. So this year, why not purchase low-waste gift options that are both sustainable and environmentally friendly!
Whether you’re shopping for a wife, mom, daughter or best friend, rest assured that there are many trendy and stylish gift options for her that are low-waste and don’t have a negative impact on our environment—especially if you pair them with zero waste gift wrapping!
Women especially tend to gravitate toward eco-friendly alternatives to minimize plastic waste, and to better their health. Hence, we’ve hand-picked only the most unique plastic-free gift items for her that she’s going to love!
Our list of eco-friendly gifts consists of items that are reusable, compostable, recyclable and non-toxic! From sustainable fashion to ethical beauty products, we’ve listed something special for each eco-conscious woman in your life!
Customizable Vegan Makeup
Women everywhere are ditching mainstream makeup brands and opting for Billion Dollar Beauty—a customizable vegan makeup brand that creates cruelty-free makeup and sells it in a way that minimizes waste. You simply purchase a starter box and fill it with magnetic makeup pans of your choice (eye shadows, blush, gloss). This minimizes the need to buy bulky cosmetics and saves a ton a space on your vanity.
Teami Portable Glass Blender
For the health conscious fitness lover in your life, this portable glass blender is a truly awesome gift idea! The Teami blender is BPA free and contains stainless steel blades for a delicious non-toxic smoothie. It’s perfect for the woman that’s always on the go and only wants that one single serving without having to clean a large electric blender.
REUSABLE BAMBOO FACIAL ROUNDS
These reusable bamboo facial rounds by Eira are a great alternative to disposables. And this zero waste beauty gift set comes with a cotton mesh bag and bamboo holder for storage.
Rattan Boho Earrings
The free spirited fashionista in your life will love these boho-chíc rattan dangle earrings by Meekoo. They’re lightweight and made from sustainable rattan—a fast growing plant that needs little intervention to regrow. As a result, wicker earrings make awesome sustainable fashion gifts for women.
Certified Vegan Socks With A Purpose
Every pair of of these fair-trade and vegan certified organic socks gives back to a nonprofit organization that’s dedicated to do good in the world. “This set of Socks that Prevent Breast Cancer Gift Box 3pk donates $1 per pair ($3 total) to Keep A Breast and their work to educate young people on breast cancer prevention”.
ONNO ORGANIC HEMP T-SHIRT
This ethically made classic hemp t-shirt by ONNO is ultra soft, durable and hypoallergenic. It’s the perfect gift for women who love supporting sustainable fashion brands. There are many colors to choose from, and it makes a wonderful eco-friendly gift that she will love!
REUSABLE GLASS BOBA CUP
These days, boba drinks and healthy homemade protein smoothies are trending—so get the woman in your life this gorgeous glass boba tumbler with bamboo lid and reusable stainless steel straws by ZenEasy. This eco-friendly gift set also comes with a handy carrying pouch that she’ll love.
Superbee Zero Waste Starter Kit
Zero waste starter kits make wonderful sustainable gifts for any gender—and we love this starter set by Superbee because it contains an assortment of essentials. These hand-made zero-waste items consist of beeswax food wraps, toothpaste tabs, bamboo straws and mesh produce bags. It makes a charming sustainable gift option for any woman!
RECHARGEABLE HAIR EPILATOR
If she hates shaving, consider getting her a rechargeable hair epilator, like the one above by Braun (which has great reviews!) and works like waxing—without the mess. This zero-waste beauty gift is a great way to avoid buying razors and shaving cream!
REUSABLE WINE TUMBLER SET
Sure, you can get her one wine tumbler, or you can get her a gift set with reusable diamond shaped ice cubes, reusable straws, lids and a charming wooden storage crate by Barluxia. This eco-friendly gift for her is a hit!
Portable Utensil Kit
For the woman who’s always out and about, consider getting her a stylish portable utensil set to help her avoid single use cutlery when she’s eating out. Topbooc stainless steel portable utensils are available in many colors and come with a stylish carrying case.
RECYCLED GUITAR STRING BRACELET
Recycled jewelry is a really cool sustainable fashion gift idea. This charming bracelet by Created With Love Boutique is made from recycled guitar strings and contain swarovski birthstone crystals. It’s a unique and thoughtful zero-waste gift for any woman!
SAOLA Sustainable Shoes
For the woman who has everything, why not get her a pair of sustainable shoes made from recycled and bio-based materials! Saola Shoes makes really comfortable eco-friendly shoes from recycled plastic, plant material and other unconventional material like algae. These casual shoes make awesome eco-friendly gifts for women!
AJNA ORGANIC YOGA MAT
When it comes to Yoga, mats made from non-toxic organic material are way better for both your health and the environment. The AJNA Eco Yoga Mat is made from organic jute and is sweat stain resistant. These yoga mats are also ethically made and each purchase plants a tree! It’s the perfect eco-friendly gift for yoga enthusiasts!
5-WAY ORGANIC COTTON KNIT PONCHO
This luxuriously soft organic cotton poncho by Viverano can be worn in 5 different ways and is perfect for in-between seasons. It’s great for the home and outings and makes a fabulous sustainable fashion gift that’s both cozy and stylish.
Metal Wine Cork Holder
Give the wine lover in your life a fun wine cork holder that’s shaped like a purse! This hand-made metal wine cork holder by Epic Products, Inc makes the perfect zero-waste gift because it’s stylish, and after it fills up, you can compost your corks or take them to Whole Foods, where they can be recycled.
French Press Coffee Maker
A french press is one of the most eco-friendly ways to make coffee! They contain reusable filters and don’t need electricity to work—just add hot water. And because women love their coffee, a french press like the one above by Veken is an awesome and appreciated zero-waste gift.
Vegan Beauty Subscription Box
Women love unboxing assorted beauty products—especially if they’re vegan and cruelty-free. With the VeganCuts beauty subscription box, you’ll get 4+ full-size assorted vegan beauty products! And if you don’t want to commit to a long-term subscription, just do one month’s worth—which is basically a one time purchase!
Bamboo Hairbrush Set
The majority of hairbrushes out there are made from plastic and need to be replaced frequently. Bamboo hairbrushes like the one by Boodboo are sustainable, durable and great for the scalp. It’s a wonderful sustainable gift idea for any woman.
Stylish Cork Purse
Purses are essential wardrobe staples, and the bigger they are, the better. Cork purses are a great buy because cork is basically vegan leather, making it extremely durable and it will last a long time. Some cork purses, like the one by Tikea, even come with fun geometric patterns—making it a fun eco-friendly gift for women.
Solid BeeS Wax Lotion Bars
Body lotion can be so wasteful because it’s packed in plastic, but solid moisturizing bars are a wonderful alternative. Honey House Naturals makes ultra moisturizing bees wax lotion bars infused with essential oils and butters for an all-natural and zero waste personal care experience.
ZERO WASTE CHEF COOKBOOK
Whether she’s a home chef or simply trying to minimize food waste, this cookbook by the Zero Waste Chef has all the best ways to do it! Anne-Marie Bonneau shows you how to use food scraps to create some pretty delicious meals to minimize food waste—making this book an awesome zero-waste gift!
Organic Skin Care Gift Set By Apple Valley Natural Soap
Apple Valley Natural Soap makes the best hand-made organic skincare products—including decadent shampoo bars! Their gift boxes sell pretty quickly, so snag one today! And don’t be shy, get some shampoo bar samples for yourself while you’re there!
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