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Best Eco-Friendly Toys For Toddlers

20 Fun Eco-Friendly Toys Your Toddler Will Love This Christmas

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Christmas is just around the corner, and if you’re shopping for eco-friendly toddler toys for your little one this year, then you’ve come to the right place!

Many children’s toys are made from plastic and contain hormone disrupting chemicals, so it’s no surprise that many people are opting for plastic-alternatives—especially since toddlers like to place toys into their mouth.

Plastic toys also have a short lifespan, they clutter your space, and they can’t be recycled—all the more reason to swap them for something sustainable!

Why Choose Eco-Friendly Toys Over Plastic?

Eco-friendly toddler toys are made of natural or organic material with non-toxic components and are safe to touch. They can also be easily recycled or composted.

Green toddler toys are also ethically and sustainably sourced, and do not leave a negative impact on our environment.

Wood, silicone, natural rubber and organic fabric are all great examples of what eco-friendly toddler toys can be made of—and they don’t require batteries.

With that said, below is our eco-friendly gift guide for sustainable, non-toxic and planet-friendly toddler toys (just in time for Christmas) that you and your child will love!

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The Best Natural Toddler Toys For Sustainable Fun

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Handmade Wicker Doll Pram By Cackoo

This wicker doll pram by Cackoo is handmade from willow and water-based paint. It’s a charming eco-friendly gift for little ones who enjoy playing with dolls, and I love the boho style!

Apple Park Organic Cotton Dolls

If you’re shopping for a non-toxic doll with hypoallergenic fill, look no further than Apple Park organic cotton dolls! They come in all sorts of colors, and are available in both genders. These eco-friendly soft dolls are high quality, and make wonderful first dolls for toddlers!

Natural Wood Montessori Toddler Gym By Wood & Hearts

Don’t let cold winter weather stop you from having fun! This adorable Montessori indoor gym for toddlers is made from natural wood and can be arranged in many different ways! Your toddler will love receiving this as a gift!

Wooden Activity Table By Wonder & Wise

With its modern and minimalistic design, detachable legs and a convenient cotton storage bag attached to the bottom, this natural wood table with nontoxic paint will go well with any modern home, as well as allow for easy and compact storage when not in use.

Travel Activity Cube By BrainUp Toys

A travel activity cube is a great gift for toddlers who tend to travel a lot with their parents. This wooden busy cube by BrainUp Toys has various activities and will keep your little one busy in the car and during airplane travel.

Airplane Rocker And Ride-On By Wonder & Wise

This adorable airplane is a 2-in-1 rocker and ride-on that’s made from sturdy plywood, rubber and non-toxic paint. Because of its design, this beautiful and sustainable toy will last for many years to come!

Jumbo Stacking Train By Melissa And Doug

Stacking trains are classic toys that spark imagination and help little ones work on their motor skills, and we really love this charming wooden stacking train by Melissa And Doug!

Magnetic Wooden Vacuum By Fat Brain Toys

Kids love playing with toy vacuums, and this wooden one by Fat Brain Toys has a magnetic bottom that scoops up magnets—and it’s really cool! It’ll make your little one feel like they’re really cleaning!

Montessori Busy Board For Toddlers By DeMoca

This wooden Montessori busy board offers fun hands-on play for toddlers and can be used both in the home and during car or airplane travel. These boards are also great for sensory play and occupational therapy.

Wooden Ride On Deer By Le Toy Van

Made from sustainable material and nontoxic paint, this whimsical toddler ride-on toy by Le Toy Van is absolutely charming, safe, and tons of fun for little ones as young as one! I love that this particular push-toy is also gender neutral, making it a wonderful eco-friendly toy for little boys and girls!

Wooden Shape Sorter

If your little one loves playing with stacking toys and sorting shapes, then they’ll love this whimsical wooden Montessori set by Youuys. These blocks will teach your little one all about problem solving and geometric shape recognition. It’s also a sustainable toy that’s great for fine motor skill development!

Montessori Wooden Wobble Board By Nutty Toys

Wooden wobble boards are fun sustainable toddler toys and can be used for so much more than just wobbling. Kids can turn them upside down and use them as slides, they can lay on them and read, and then can turn them upside down and use them as a snack tray!

Toddler’s First Coloring Book Set By Honey Sticks

The Toddler’s First Coloring Book from Honeysticks is hand-made in New Zealand from 100% recycled paper and features 40 large pages with simple images to spark creativity and play. It also comes with a set of non-toxic beeswax crayons that are thick and easy to hold!

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Wooden Unicorn Swing By Eco Tribe

For little ones who love to swing, this eco-friendly wooden swing by EcoTribe makes the perfect sustainable gift! It’s made from natural birch wood and equipped with cotton rope. It can be hung in a doorway, porch, or on a tree branch when the weather is ideal!

Walk-Along-Puppy Wooden Pull Toy

This award winning pull toy is made from natural wood and non-toxic paint. This eco-friendly toy helps toddlers develop hand-eye coordination, promotes dexterity, and manipulation—and best of all, it promotes imaginative play!

Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle By BigShu

These adorable jigsaw puzzles by BigShu make a wonderful eco-friendly gift for a toddler! They’re bright, colorful and encourage problem solving as well as motor skill development.

Silicone Shape Learning Toy By MamiMami Home

Your little one can work on shape recognition with this adorable shape learning toy made from edible grade silicone. You can also choose from alphabet letters, numbers, or all 3!

Wooden Sensory Bin Set

This sensory bin set is made from natural wood and makes a great gift for toddlers. It comes with a bin that mom or dad can fill up with sand, rice or macaroni, and allows their allow one to explore with all of the neat accessories.

Wooden Race Track By Wonder And Wise

This fun wooden fast track by Wonder And Wise is made from ply wood and nontoxic paint. Your toddlers will have a blast watching their little wooden cars race down the ramps!

Wooden Activity Walker By Tender Leaf

Inspired by weather, this adorable wooden activity walker by Tender Leaf will keep your toddler entertained long after their first steps!

Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas For Cat Lovers

Sustainable Holiday Gift Ideas For Cats And The Cat Lover In Your Life

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Christmas is just around the corner, and if you’re shopping for the cat lover in your life, then you’ve come to the right place!

As much as I love them, cats don’t exactly have the best reputation when it comes to being green. However, with small swaps and changes, cat owners can minimize their cat’s carbon pawprint—and so can you—by choosing environmentally friendly gift options!

So whether you’re an eco-conscious gift giver or shopping for a cat lover who prefers eco-friendly cat products, then you will love this gift guide which contains really cool sustainable gift options!

With that said, keep reading to see our 10 eco-friendly gift ideas for cat lovers and their cats!

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Eco-Friendly Gifts For People Who Love Cats

Cat-Themed Self Care Gift Box

Give the cat lover in your life a super cute cat-themed gift box full of essential self-care items—all of which are made from natural, eco-friendly and non-toxic material!

Organic New Zealand Wool Cat House

This snug yet spacious cat home by Chiby is stylish, sustainable, biodegradable and eco-friendly! It’s made from 100% New Zealand wool, and it’s a functional gift that cats and their owners will adore!

Bamboo Turntable Cat Toy

This bamboo turntable cat toy is not only eco-friendly, but also provides hours of fun for your cat! The cat lover in your life will really appreciate this unique sustainable cat gift!

Reusable Cat Grocery Bags

Help the cat lover in your life say goodbye to single-use plastic grocery bags with these adorable reusable ones by Bowbear instead!

Uproot Clean Reusable Pet Hair Remover

If you or the cat owner in your life needs an effective solution to cat hair, you need to check out the Uproot Cleaner! It’s a reusable lint and pet hair remover that works miracles, and it comes in various sizes! As someone who owns this handy tool, I 100% recommend it! Also, take 10% off with code ECOMOM10

Organic Cat Grass Growing Kit

This organic cat grass growing kit by the Cat Ladies, is a great gift for cat owners because it provides cats with important nutrients, and keeps them from digging up household plants—which can be toxic.

Metal Cat Wine Holder

If you’re looking for a cat-themed gift that adds style to the kitchen, this metal wine holder is a beautiful and fun gift idea! It’s especially perfect for Christmas or a housewarming party!

Eco-Friendly Cat Scratcher With Organic Cat Nip

A cat owner can never have too many cat scratchers, and this particular one by Way Basics, is not only made from recycled material, but is infused with organic cat nip!

Stainless Steel Cat Mom Life Tumbler

You can never have too many travel tumblers, and I am really loving this Cat Mom Life travel tumbler with cute aesthetics! So if you have a cat mom in your life, this gift would be purrrfect!

Solar Powered Cat Stake Light For Driveway And Garden

This Solar powered stake light is a fun gift for a home owner! Get one or a few to make their driveway or garden look whimsical at night! The best part is that they’ll never need to charge them!

Cotton Cat Collar With Matching Friendship Bracelet

I am loving this cat collar and matching friendship bracelet! Both are made from 100% cotton, have a boho vibe, and the collar contains a cute little wooden heart. It’s a great sustainable gift for a cat owner and their cat!

Porcelain Cat Bowl Set

This porcelain food bowl set with bamboo stand for cats is beautifully crafted and slanted at an angle to help with digestive issues. These are also a better option than plastic bowls because plastic gets scratches which invites bacteria.

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Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas For Dog Owners

Lower Your Carbon Paw-Print With These Sustainable Gifting Options For Dog Lovers

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Are you looking for a sustainable and non-toxic gift for the dog owner in your life? You’ve come to the right place!

Our gift guide is all about eco-friendly and sustainable pet products that both pup and his owner will love!

Many pet products today are mass produced and made from toxic, hormone-disrupting chemicals that can literally harm your pet.

Synthetic chemicals in dog toys, bedding, treats and feeding supplies are actually the culprits in a lot of skin and digestive issues that your pet may be experiencing.

So this holiday season, gift the dog owner in your life with a non-toxic and environmentally friendly pet product in lieu of, well, disposable junk. After all, pets are family and deserve the very best—especially when it comes to their health.

With that said, read on for the best eco-friendly gift ideas for dog lovers and their pets!

These gifts are excellent for any occasion, and make especially wonderful Christmas gifts for eco-conscious dog owners!

Sustainable Gift Ideas For Eco-Conscious Dog Owners

Uproot Clean Reusable Pet Hair Remover

If you or the dog owner in your life needs an effective solution to dog hair, you need to check out the Uproot Cleaner! It’s a reusable lint and pet hair remover that works miracles, and it comes in various sizes! As someone who owns this handy tool, I 100% recommend it! Also, take 10% off with code ECOMOM10

Natural Rubber Dog Toys And Treat Dispenser Set By Wild One

Non-toxic and super healthy, this set of natural rubber dog toys / treat dispensers provide tons of fun and mental stimulation for your furry friend without any harmful chemicals! Natural rubber is also biodegradable, and won’t harm the environment when it’s time to dispose of it. It’s a cool eco-friendly pet gift for any size dog!

HydraPeak Insulated Dog Bowl

Plastic pet bowls are prone to scratches which invite in bacteria—that’s why I always recommend stainless steel food bowls for pets. HydraPeak pet bowls are awesome because they’re double wall insulated (keeps water cold longer), slip-proof, scratch resistant, dishwasher safe, and non-toxic! It’s like your pup has his own HydroFlask!

Ethique Solid Shampoo Bar For Pets

I am obsessed with pet shampoo bars, and the dog lover in your life will be too! Unlike traditional pet shampoo, solid wash bars are non-toxic and hypoallergenic—leaving your dog with healthier skin and coat! Ethique has a really great line of pet shampoos, and they look fabulous as part of a gift basket!

Biodegradable Poop Waste Bags With Dispenser

There is only one clear winner when it comes to biodegradable poop waste bags, and it’s Wild One. Other brands use a chemical on their “eco” bags to eventually allow them break down, but Wild One waste bags are made from corn, and will break down naturally. This set, which comes with a dispenser, is an awesome eco-friendly gift for dog owners!

Recycled Climbing Rope Dog Leash

A dog owner can never have too many dog leashes! And when I buy a dog leash, I like to opt for one that’s made from a recycled material—like this recycled climbing rope leash by FlowFold! It’s an eco-friendly and unique gift for dog lovers that looks rugged and is extremely durable!

Recycled Dog Harness By EcoBex

This breathable and no-pull dog harness is made from recycled plastic bottles, and a portion of the proceeds go toward helping animals and fighting climate change. A harness is great to have on long walks, and they don’t hurt a dog’s throat, so this is a great eco-friendly gift for a dog owner!

Human Water Bottle With Detachable Dog Bowl

This eco-friendly gift is for both the dog owner and their pup—and it’s genius! This stainless steel water bottle keeps water ice cold, and contains a detachable dog bowl, allowing both to stay hydrated during walks, hikes and travels!

Yak Cheese Dog Chews By Eco Kind

Ditch the rawhide which can cause digestive upset, and have your pup switch to Yak chews instead! The Eco Kind yak chews are made from 100% yak milk and are all-natural with no harmful additives! So if you’re the fun pup uncle that likes to bring treats, gift the pup in your life with these!

Organic Wool Dog Toys

These hypoallergenic and nontoxic New Zealand wool balls are a much safer and healthier alternative to tennis balls. They are also machine washable, and come packaged in a post-consumer recycled cardboard box. It’s a unique dog gift that any pup will love!

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Unique Gifts For Sea Turtle Lovers

Sea Turtle Gifts That Are Guaranteed To Make A Splash With Any Turtle Lover!

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Are you shopping for a nature lover who’s obsessed with sea turtles? You’ve come to the right place!

Sea turtles have been around for over 110 millions years! They’re graceful, beautiful and fascinating creatures—no wonder that so many people are in love with them!

They’re literally survivors!

I happen to be a sea turtle nerd myself, and I’ve put together a gift guide full of unique and fun sea turtle gift ideas that will make a huge splash!

What Do Sea Turtles Represent?

Sea turtles are super laid back and have a really long life span, so it’s no surprise that they represent patience, wisdom, endurance and good fortune—no wonder they make popular gifts!

That’s also another reason to keep real-life sea turtles safe and healthy, and you can help do so by ditching disposable plastic (like straws, plastic bags and plastic bottles), which threatens them on a daily basis.

With that said, keep scrolling down for the best sea turtle gift ideas for sea turtle lovers! I’ve even included short videos of certain products for a fun experience!

From jewelry to unique kitchen gadgets to feng shui home decor, these sea turtle gifts are so fun and visually stunning, that you’ll want to place a second order all for yourself! (I know because I might have done so a few times!).

The Best Sea Turtle Gifts For Sea Turtle Lovers!

Sea Turtle Plug-In Night Light

This beautiful night light is truly a beautiful sea turtle gift that’s made from hand-crafted resin, and looks gorgeous when lit in the middle of the night. It’ll look absolutely whimsical in your hallway, or along side your sea turtle themed bathroom decor!

Sea Turtle Water Bottle

This adorable water bottle is perfect for any girl who loves sea turtles! It’s pretty, and it helps combat disposable plastic waste!

Sea Turtle Musical Windchimes

These hand-made aluminum windchimes make a beautiful gift for any sea turtle enthusiast! Hang it on your porch, a tree or anywhere else where you want to hear some wind-chime sounds!

Sea Turtle Microfiber Beach Blanket

If the turtle lover in your life is a beach bunny, or travels a lot, this beautiful boho-style beach blanket/towel is a unique gift that they will adore! This blanket has a beautiful design, resists sand, and dries fast—plus, it has fun fringe!

Sea Turtle Tracking Bracelet

This fun sea turtle bracelet by Fahlo is more than just jewelry! Every bracelet allows you to track a specific sea turtle, and a portion of the proceeds get donated to a sea turtle conservation and research program! This sure is a sea turtle gift worth giving!

Ceramic Sea Turtle Ornament By Rengöra

The hand painted details on this beautiful ceramic ornament add whimsical beauty to any Christmas tree! It’s a perfect sea turtle gift to give around Christmas time!

Sea Turtle String Lights

Turn your bedroom or patio into an ocean oasis with these soothing sea turtle string lights that measure at 10ft long. These are another wonderful housewarming gift idea that will make a huge splash!

Sea Turtle Hatching Jewelry Box

This hand-painting enameled jewelry box is visually stunning, and can be used to store jewelry and other trinkets. It’s a wonderful gift for those who love baby sea turtles.

Sea Turtle Pendant Necklace

This sterling silver pendant necklace is a thoughtful and beautiful gift for sea turtle lovers. It’s budget-friendly and perfect for a special occasion!

Sea Turtle Cross Body Cell Phone Purse By Chala

Chala is one of my favorite brands that makes absolutely beautiful bags and purses—and this sea turtle cross body cell phone purse is one of their cutest designs! It makes a stylish and unique sea turtle gift for a girl of any age!

Jeweled Sea Turtle Wine Glass

Imagine having the coolest wine glass at the party! The Queen’s Jewels is a company that makes beautiful bejeweled wine glasses, and this sea turtle wine glass is my favorite! It’s also available in two different styles!

Dancing Sea Turtle Wine Bottle Holder

This dancing sea turtle wine holder makes a fun gift that adds style to any kitchen! It’s also fun to display at parties and makes a wonderful keepsake.

Sea Turtle Pajamas

These sea turtle cotton pajamas make really fun gifts for women! There is also a matching pajama set for little ones!

3D Sea Turtle Night Light

This fun 3D night light is a great gift idea for kids as well as adults! You can change it to display several different colors with a remote control, and it adds a sense of fun to any room!

Sea Turtle Blanket Hoodie

There’s no comfier gift for a sea turtle lover than this super warm Sherpa blanket hoodie. It’s also available in four different colors, and they’ll love it so much, they’ll wear it every night during fall and winter!

Hand-Made Gold Sea Turtle Earrings

These beautiful handmade earrings are made from gold and resin—making them hypoallergenic and safe for people with sensitive skin. They’re hand made in Hawaii and are absolutely gorgeous.

Personalized Stainless Steel Tumbler

Personalized gifts are the best, and out of all the coffee tumblers I’ve seen online, this design has to be my favorite because it’s so tropical!

Ceramic Coffee Mug Set With Spoon

This adorable ceramic mug and spoon set is full of fascinating turtle facts! It’s a charming gift for sea turtle enthusiasts who love learning about sea turtles.

Sea Turtle Lover Flannel Blanket

This fun and feminine flannel blanket is perfect for girls and women who love sea turtles! It’s a beautiful blanket with vibrant colors that they will love!

5-Piece Sea Turtle Canvas Wall Art

Whether it’s for a house warming party, Christmas or just for yourself, this 5-piece sea turtle wall art is a beautiful display for any room.

Solar Powered Sea Turtle For Garden

This eco-friendly sea turtle runs on solar power and adds unique decor to your lawn or garden!

Sea Turtle Projector

This charming and minimalist sea turtle lantern is a nice gift for any turtle lover who’s been looking for that perfect night light to relax to in the evening.

Miniature Glass Sea Turtle Figurine

Perfect as a display piece or paper weight, this adorable miniature glass sea turtle is a very budget-friendly and charming gift idea!

Hand Carved Sea Turtle

This gorgeous rustic sea turtle is a hand-carved work of art that looks beautiful in any room!

Recycled Sail Cloth Tote Bag

Durable and water resistant, this beautiful sea turtle tote bag is made from recycled sail cloth, and hemp rope! Perfect for travel, the water and anywhere else you want to show it off!

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Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas For Teachers

Thoughtful And Sustainable Gifts For Teachers And Educators

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Are you looking for sustainable teacher appreciation gifts? You’ve come to the right place!

Teachers and educators are hard working individuals who help our children grow academically—and they do so while being underpaid and undersupplied.

Many teachers also put up with a lot of shenanigans throughout the day, so a small token of appreciation is more than warranted.

What Kind Of Gifts Do Teachers Want?

Teachers appreciate gifts consisting of hand-written notes, snacks, self-care items, personalized items, gifts cards and school supplies for both the teacher and the students!

And shopping for environmentally friendly versions of these gifts is indeed, possible. When shopping for eco-friendly teacher gifts, choose items that are reusable, all-natural, biodegradable and non-toxic.

Handmade items are the most thoughtful and eco-friendly gift ideas, but if you’re not much of a DIY-er, or simply pressed for time, then this eco-friendly teacher gift guide will help you out!

These eco-friendly gifts for teachers are great for back-to-school, teacher appreciation week, Christmas and end-of-school celebrations.

10 Sustainable Teacher Gifts That They Will Actually Use!

Zero Waste Bundle Starter Kit By MightyNest

The teacher in your life will really enjoy this zero waste starter kit by MightyNest—no matter if they are an eco warrior, or just starting out in a green-living journey. Bundle kits are an awesome gift idea if you’re not quite sure what to buy, because they are full of variety.

Organic Cotton Tote By Harp + Ra

Teachers and educators always appreciate a good tote bag to carry all of their supplies in. And this spacious tote bag by Harp + Ra is made from organic cotton, has multiple pockets and is available in various colors. The teacher in your life will really love this sustainable gift!

Organic Cotton Canvas Lunch Bag By Organic Cotton Mart

The teacher in your life will really appreciate this machine-washable, organic cotton lunch tote! It’s eco-friendly, non-toxic, has a minimalist design, and can fit a small bento box + snacks. Perfect for the classroom, lunchroom and field trips!

Avocado Tree Growing Kit

Avocado tree growing kits are such an awesome gift for both the teacher and the entire classroom. It’s a great learning opportunity for students because they will love seeing an avocado seed sprout!

Stainless Steel Travel Utensils By TopBooc

I love giving travel utensils to friends and family because they’re so practical and eco-friendly! And any teacher will appreciate this beautiful utensil kit by Topbooc which is my favorite brand because it’s so affordable and the utensils are available in a ton of colors.

Natural Cork ID Card Holder With Lanyard By Boshiho

Many teachers wear lanyards as a tool to store their ID cards and classroom keys. These natural cork lanyards by Boshiho have a super unique boho-style, and the best part is that they are compostable and biodegradable.

Plant Based Disinfectant Wipes By Seventh Generation

Teachers constantly need cleaning supply donations, and a lot of the time, parents donate brands that are toxic to a little one’s health. I love Seventh Generation products because they are plant-based and made with essential oils—while still effectively killing germs.

Personalized Classroom Welcome Sign

A personalIzed welcome sign for the classroom is a thoughtful and long-lasting gift that can be used year after year! The boho design is also super cute, and it’s available in many different colors!

Bamboo Tea Tumbler With Infuser + Strainer By Liezelmann

I know a few teachers who prefer to drink caffeinated tea in the mornings, and decaf tea at night. If the teacher in your life loves their tea, then opt for this chíc bamboo tea tumbler which comes equipped with an infuser and strainer. It’s a stylish and functional gift for educators that will be used daily!

Scotch Thermal Laminator By Scotch

Almost every teacher you talk to, will tell you what a God-send a thermal laminator is. They are a very eco-friendly classroom tool because teachers are able to create dry-erase worksheets that can be reused year after year—making this a very sustainable teacher gift.

Insulated Stainless Steel Travel Tumbler By Albor

Teachers need to hydrate throughout the day, so hook them up with my favorite stainless steel travel mug by ALBOR! These tumblers are great not only for coffee, but for ice water as well! These tumblers are also really good looking and come with stainless steel straws, a straw cleaner, lid and removable handle!

Wooden Bookmark Gift Set By ToPretty

A set of wooden bookmarks is the perfect gift for teachers and educators because they are surrounded by books, both at home and in the classroom! I really love this wooden bookmark gift set by ToPretty because each bookmark has a beautiful design, and comes in a lovely presentation!

Nontoxic Portable S’mores Kit

This nontoxic portable s’mores kit by CityBonFires gives you 3-5 hours of burning time, and comes with everything you need to make this delicious treat (including the Hershey Chocolate)! It’s a unique sweet gift that teachers will love!

Cork Notebook And Pen Set

This cork note book set is an eco-friendly gift for teachers and educators that is both practical and unique. Cork is both compostable and biodegradable, so it’s a cool gift for anyone who takes notes on a regular basis!

Burt’s Bees Self Care Gift Set

The teacher in your needs a little pampering from time to time, so how about gifting them with a Burt’s Bees self-care gift set! All Burt’s Bees products are all-natural, non-toxic, and come in beautiful packaging.

Pop Up Paper Flower Bouquet By Love Pop

Flowers only last so long, so how about gifting the teacher in your life with a beautiful paper flower bouquet by Love Pop! It’s a unique eco-friendly gift, and can be recycled later on!

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10 Eco-Friendly Gifts For Co-Workers

10 Affordable Holiday Gifts For Eco-Friendly Co-Workers That Are Under $15

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When I started this gift guide, I had to remind myself that not everyone works in an indoor office environment—so you’ll see a lot of practical items that can be used at home, on the commute to work, and lunch breaks—no matter what profession your colleague is in.

This co-worker gift guide also contains items that are under $15, because let’s face it, while we love [the majority] of our co-workers, we don’t want to spend our entire paycheck on them—especially those of us that have a large family to shop for.

Lastly, every eco-friendly gift option on this gift guide is gender-neutral, and some items are available in various colors.

What Are The Benefits Of Buying Eco-Friendy Gifts For Co-Workers

There are several benefits to gifting your work buddy with sustainable gifts in lieu of disposable gadgets.


Sustainable gifts are a great way to encourage co-workers to go green and make eco-friendly choices—both at work and at home.

And as for the colleagues who might already be eco warriors, they’ll get to try out some cool new items that they might not already own. They’ll also be super impressed by your thoughtful initiative to choose green over conventional items.

Lastly, eco friendly gifts, no matter how inexpensive and small they may be, always look thoughtful and high end.

With that said, below you’ll find 10 sustainable and gender-neutral gift options for your co-workers that are not only budget-friendly, but thoughtful and kind to the environment.

And don’t forget to pair them with sustainable gift wrap! You can find my sustainable gift wrap ideas here!

10 Sustainable Gifts For Eco Conscious Co-Workers

The Coconut Connection Reusable Utensils

Everyone eats lunch, which makes this gift not only eco-friendly, but practical and sustainable. Whether your co-worker eats out, or brings their own lunch to work, they will love using this good looking reusable utensil set made from real coconut wood by The Coconut Connection.

Shampoo Bar Sampler Pack By HiBAR

Shampoo bars are eco-friendly and make really practical gifts for co-workers who have always wanted to try one! The HiBAR shampoo bar sampler pack is a great buy because it comes with 3 different formulas, and it’s very budget friendly! They also work great on beards, so if your colleague has some magnificent face foliage, they’ll love using these as shaving soap.

Aroma Therapie Car Air Freshener Glass Diffuser Bottles

I love this co-worker gift for several reasons, and the first has to do with the fact that these automotive glass diffuser bottles are empty—allowing the recipient to choose their own essential oils. The second reason why I love this product is the aesthetics—they are so chíc! And lastly, these glass diffusers are biodegradable—making them totally eco-friendly!

Flyby Collapsible Drinking Straw

Another great eco-friendly gift idea for your co-worker is a reusable and portable straw that comes with a travel case. It’s a great way to minimize plastic pollution, and this particular brand allows you to clip the straw onto anything. You co-worker will be excited to try one of these out!

Chico Reusable Compact Tote

I love the Chico Bags because they’re reusable, compact and durable. They especially make excellent eco-friendly gifts for co-workers because they’re functional, and can be used for shopping or taking items home from work.

Gorilla Grip Silicone Baking Sheets

Silicone baking sheets are a brilliant idea for co-workers who love to bake, and are always bringing homemade goodies for everyone in the office! You’d be surprised how many people haven’t heard of reusable silicone baking sheets, which are non-stick, durable and reusable!

Glass Water Bottle With Bamboo Lid By Neon Kactus

Help your co-worker stay hydrated and ditch the disposable plastic water bottles by gifting them a Neon Kactus glass water bottle. This water bottle is eco-friendly, non-toxic and stylish (Available in many colors).

Rice Husk Coffee Mug From Bienergo

Everyone commutes to work, and mostly everyone drinks tea or coffee in the mornings—so why not opt for a unique travel cup made from rice husk. You can even fill it with some treats! Rice husk is durable and biodegradable—making this a really great eco-friendly gift for a co-worker!

Alter Eco Fair Trade Chocolate

When it comes to gifts, a lot of co-workers prefer to receive consumable goods over other items. And if your co-worker is a chocolate enthusiast, opt for some fair trade, organic chocolate! Alter Eco is a really delicious and budget-friendly brand that I personally love.

Wool Dryer Balls By Huajie

A sustainable gift that a co-worker would really appreciate is a set of organic wool dryer balls that help speed up drying time and soften clothes at the same time! Wool dryer balls are a wonderful alternative to toxic dryer sheets, and they last a very long time, making this co-worker gift eco-friendly and sustainable!

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Top 10 Eco-Friendly Father’s Day Gift Ideas For 2022

10 Sustainable Gift Ideas For The Eco Conscious Father Figure In Your Life

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What do you get a dad for Father’s Day who has everything, and says that he wants “nothing”? Well, at Eco Mom Diaries, we have a few great Father’s Day gift suggestions that dad didn’t know he needed.

Whether he’s an eco-warrior, or you just want to get dad something sustainable and environmentally friendly this Father’s Day, out gift suggestions are a fantastic way to celebrate dad on his special day while being kind to the planet.

With that said, check out our top 10 eco-friendly Father’s Day gift ideas to help you find that perfect gift that will keep giving long after the holiday has ended!

10 Ethical And Sustainable Father’s Day Gift Ideas For Dad!

ZGrills Wood Pellet Grill

If your dad is a backyard warrior and loves to grill, then consider an eco-friendly grill that uses wood pellets as an alternative to coal and gas—like the ZGrill! Wood pellets are a renewable energy source, making the ZGrill a top environmentally friendly grill choice for Father’s Day.

GreenWorks Cordless String Trimmer And Leaf Blower Combo

If dad loves doing some yard maintenance, then he’ll love these eco-friendly lawn tools that require no gas! The GreenWorks leaf blower and string trimmer are virtually maintenance free, with no gas, no oil, and no emissions. They start instantly, are quiet, and deliver the power you need—making this combo set a truly eco-friendly Father’s Day gift!

Ancheer 350W Electric Mountain Bike

With gas prices going up, dad might need an alternative to get around town. He might also be an avid outdoorsman, but weary to ride a bike due to health issues like arthritis—that’s why an e-bike is perfect. Though you might need a few siblings to pitch in, the Ancheer 350W electric mountain bike is a great beginner e-bike, and is a practical yet fun gift for dad that he will enjoy using for years to come!

Hai Smart Luxury Shower Head

This Father’s Day, help dad save on his water and energy bill with the Hai smart luxury shower head! With Hai, your dad can transform his bathroom into a smart, sustainable, in-home spa! This eco-friendly hand-held shower head features multiple spray settings, customizable LED indicators, and built-in Bluetooth technology that helps you track water usage. It’s also renter friendly, and makes an awesome sustainable Father’s Day gift!

BrüMate NOS’R Insulated Whiskey Glass

If dad enjoys a glass of whisky, he’s going to be impressed with the BrüMate stainless steel insulted whiskey glass. It has a sleek tulip shape which locks in flavor and highlights the complexities of fine whiskey, and keeps your drink 20x colder than other containers.

CHAMP Compact Portable Tech Charger

Using high density batteries, with fewer cells and materials, this ultra compact charger is capable of an 80% charge in 30 minutes and holds three days worth of power.  Dad will also love that it’s encased in 72.5% post-consumer plastic! It’s the perfect eco-friendly Father’s Day gift for the dad who’s phone battery life is always low when he’s out and about!

NorthFace Eco Trail Sleeping Bag

If dad loves to camp, and he’s been in need of a new sleeping bag, then check out the North Face Eco Trail. Both the outer shell, and the insulation consist of recycled material that will keep dad nice and warm throughout the night!

Terra Thread FairTrade Certified Gym Bag

If dad is in need of a gym/travel bag, then the ethically and sustainably made Terra Thread duffel bag is the perfect Father’s Day gift. It’s made from durable organic cotton canvas, and has plenty of space for dad’s personal belongings.

UpRoot Clean Reusable Lint Remover Set


For the dad who’s constantly cleaning pet hair off his clothing, car seats, and couch cushions, the UpRoot Clean is an awesome alternative to single use lint rollers (see my in-depth review here). It’s one of the best eco-friendly products of the year, and the set makes an awesome sustainable gift for Father’s Day!

Big Boy Bamboo T-Shirts

For the dad who needs a few new t-shirts in his closet, consider opting for ultra soft, sustainable and hypoallergenic tees made from organic bamboo viscoseBig Boy Bamboo is your one stop eco-friendly shop for men’s organic bamboo t-shirts at affordable prices, and carries an impressive size range for regular as well as big and tall men (small to size 8XL). These t-shirts make excellent sustainable gifts for Father’s Day, and every new customer gets 10% off of their first order!

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Best Eco-Friendly Mother’s Day Gifts For 2022

Celebrate Mom With These Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas!

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If you’re shopping for the eco-conscious mama in your life, then you’re going to love this Eco Mom Diaries sustainable gift guide made especially for Mother’s Day!

What Makes These Mother’s Day Gifts Eco-Friendly?

When I shop for a sustainable and environmentally friendly Mother’s Day gift, I look for items that are ethically made, and will last a very long time—and if the item is sentimental, that’s even better!

Mother’s Day is such a special holiday devoted to the women who love us unconditionally, so when it comes to eco-friendly gifts, I advise you to skip the reusable paper towels (and similar items) and go for something sentimental or self-care related (you want the gift to be for her and not for the household).

With that said, below are several hand-picked eco-friendly gift ideas for mom that she’ll love, appreciate and actually use!

This sustainable Mother’s Day gift list consists of cruelty-free makeup, organic skincare products, ethical fashion and sentimental keepsakes that are compostable!

Sustainable Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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Hand-Made Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Hand-made gifts—especially if they involve food, are the best type of gifts!! This year, I am including hand-made chocolate covered strawberries as part of my gift for mom! And I found literally the BEST tutorial by lovely YouTuber Forvever Zwai!

Let’s Face It Skincare Bundle From Upcircle Beauty

Mom will love this all-natural skincare bundle by Upcircle Beauty which uses repurposed ingredients in all of their products! This bundle includes essential skincare must-haves like a face scrub, moisturizer, balm, serum and mask.

Parent-Themed Ceramic Planter

I really love this planter by MsRight because it displays a mom holding an umbrella over her child while she gets rained on. It’s a great way to show mom that you value her and that you appreciate all of her sacrifices throughout the years. This planter is also ceramic while the base is made from sustainable bamboo—a lovely eco-friendly mother’s day gift!

Vegan Beauty Subscription Box

Mom deserves to feel beautiful with some cruelty-free and vegan makeup! The Beauty Box by Bombay & Cedar is a clean, non-toxic skincare and makeup subscription box featuring vegan and cruelty free full size and deluxe size beauty products. Choose either a one month subscription or treat mom to more! It’s so fun to unbox and mom will love it!

OakiWay Ceramic Candle Holder

This ceramic candle holder by OakiWay is such a beautiful and sustainable mother’s day gift from daughter to mom—and it doesn’t matter what age you are because you’ll always be her little girl!

Gemstone Eye Mask By GingerChi

This gemstone eye mask by GingerChi (made from jade) is a cool new way to destress and de-puff those tired eyes! That’s why this is such an awesome self-care gift for mom on Mother’s Day!

A Wicker Picnic Set (And Take Her Out For A Picnic!)

Many moms (including myself) love to just spend good ole’ quality time with the kids. So a picnic set is a wonderful gift to give mom for Mother’s Day. And to make it even more special, fill it with all of her favorite snacks and goodies, and take her on a picnic!

Vegan Leather Handbag From Sinbono

If mom is in need of a new purse, check out all of the beautiful vegan purses at Sinbono—a cruelty free handbag brand that’s sure to make mom excited! Sinbono is currently running a 20% off deal for Mother’s Day if you use promo code MOTHER—so hurry before your favorite pick is gone!

Mom-Themed Electric Wax Warmer

You could give mom a candle, but that’ll burn out after a few hours and the glass jar will most likely be thrown out. That’s why I love wax warmers because they’re healthier, and there are no flames involved. This one by Elanze Desgns is designed especially for mom!

Bamboo Waffle Bathrobe

Every woman needs a high quality bathrobe, and the bamboo waffle bathrobe by Ettitude makes a fantastic gift! The bamboo fabric is breathable, naturally bacteria-resistant, and hypoallergenic—making it perfect for the mama with sensitive skin. EarthHero is currently doing a promotion that gives you 15% off during EarthMonth! So use promo code EARTHMONTH15 and snag this awesome bathrobe for mom early!

Solid Wood Bookmarks

If mom is a book lover, then consider getting her a wooden bookmark set for Mother’s Day. These beautiful feather-shaped bookmarks are multi-colored, and mom can use them in several books.

Women’s Vegan Sneakers By Saola

Suprise mom with some new vegan shoes this Mother’s Day! She will be the only girl in town with a pair of really cute shoes made from recycled plastic bottles, algae foam and natural cork! Saola is one of my favorite sustainable shoe brands, and I promise, mom will love how comfortable they are!

Organic Coffee & Cocoa Bath And Body Gift Box

Apple Valley Natural Soap makes the best hand-made organic skincare products—including decadent zero-waste 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!

Boody Bamboo Viscose Leggings

Mom will feel stylish and ultra cool in these bamboo viscose leggings by Boody. I definitely want a pair! Leggings are super comfortable and timeless—and if they’re made from bamboo, then they’re sustainable too!

Bamboo Bathtub Tray Caddy

As a woman and mom who has never owned a bathtub tray caddy, I have to say that I really, really want one—and I hope that this is the year that I get one! With that said, women love taking baths as part of their self care routine, and these are an awesome and practical gift that make a really appreciated Mother’s Day gift!

Organic Eye Makeup Kit By Elate Cosmetics

Mom will love this ethically made eye makeup kit by Elate Cosmetics made with all-organic ingredients. They’ll give her a flawless day to night look, and she’ll feel great knowing that the containers are compostable!

Kyrgies—All Natural Wool Slip Ons

Treat mom to some hand-made comfort! Kyrgies are made from all-natural wool and have ultra comfortable soles! Designed to be warm in the winter and cool in the summer, these wool house slippers reflect a blend of durability and a refined style honed by Kyrgyzstan’s wool artisans over generations. It’s a Mother’s Day gift she’ll love!

Zero Waste Lunch Kit By Earth Hero

If mom is in need of new lunch gear for work, then check out Earth Hero’s carefully curated zero waste lunch kit! It contains everything you need to pack a sustainable lunch!

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10 Sustainable Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Eco-Friendly And Sustainably Sexy Gift Ideas For Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and many eco-conscious people are asking themselves a very important question:

“How can I be more eco-friendly on Valentine’s Day?”

This is a very valid concern amongst many shoppers who have grown tired of cliché Valentine’s Day gift options that have a very short life span and produce quite a bit of carbon dioxide emissions.

Year after year, stores line their shelves with disposable trinkets, stuffed animals, boxes of chocolate, flower bouquets and helium-filled balloons.

None of it lasts very long, and quite a bit of waste is produced in the days following the February 14th holiday.

Hence, like most holidays that encourage a gift exchange, Valentine’s Day is considered bad for the environment; but, it doesn’t have to be. There are a lot of eco-friendly Valentine’s Day gift options to choose from!

What Do I Buy Someone Who Is Eco-Friendly?

Valentine’s Day, after all, is a special day on which we celebrate those we love and admire. So naturally, we want to give them a gift which conveys those “special” feelings that we have towards them.

But, what if the recipient lives a sustainable lifestyle? What should you purchase for Valentine’s Day that is low waste and won’t harm the environment?

Before we answer that, let’s discuss what you definitely do not want to buy them for Valentine’s day: balloons. That’s because waste-wise, balloons are in the same category as single-use plastic water bottles—absolutely horrible for the environment.

Flowers are another popular Valentine’s Day item that you shouldn’t buy an eco-conscious person for Valentine’s day. Sure, they make a beautiful gift, but flowers generate a ton of carbon emissions due to water usage and long-haul transport since many are imported from South American countries, and then delivered all across the United States. But, if you’re dead set on wanting to give flowers, you should go to a local farmer’s market, or forage for wild flowers.

Lastly, Valentine’s Day cards are also an unnecessary purchase that contribute to Valentine’s Day waste. Many contain embellishments like foil or glitter, making them un-recyclable. If you really want to include a message with your eco-friendly Valentine’s Day gift, write them a letter, or purchase a compostable wooden Valentine’s Day card instead.

Low Waste Valentine’s Day Gifts Are Better

When it comes to low waste Valentine’s Day gift options, you can actually get sustainable versions of traditional and popular items.

There are many chocolate brands, for example, that are fair trade and use 100% vegan ingredients—plus, they give back by donating a percentage of sales to certain organizations that help improve the environment.

There are also many jewelry brands that responsibly source their materials, and create beautiful pieces that your recipient will feel morally good about wearing.

It takes a little effort, but old-fashioned Valentine’s Day gifts can be eco-friendly if you do a little searching.

That’s why I’ve done a little research myself, and partnered with some amazing eco-friendly small businesses that sell sustainable Valentine’s Day gifts online.

Below, you’ll find sustainable Valentine’s Day gifts that are sexy, organic, reusable, recyclable, and fair-trade.

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10 Best Eco-Friendly Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Nickel-Free Jewelry

Featured Brand | Juliet&Oliver

Whether it’s a marriage proposal, or you just want them to know how much you love them this Valentine’s Day, jewelry is always a beautiful gift idea—especially if it’s beautifully crafted, and ethically sourced. That’s why I recommend Juliet&Oliver.

Juliet&Oliver is a full-service, ethical and eco-friendly jewelry studio which specializes in nickel free fine jewelry emanating from morally-conscious pure resourcing. In other words, this gorgeous jewelry is both hypoallergenic and environmentally friendly.

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A Biodegradable Vibrator

Featured Brand | Gaia Eco Bullet

If you’re feeling playful this Valentine’s Day, consider an eco-friendly toy for you and your partner. The great thing about the Gaia Eco Bullet is that it’s made from a starch-based bioplastic—making it non-toxic, recyclable and biodegradable. All you need are some batteries!

Date Night Box

Date Night Subscription Box

Featured Brand | Crate Joy

If you don’t feel like spending Valentine’s Day outside of the home, you can absolutely still have a fun date night with the help of a Date Night Subscription Box from Crate Joy!

Each Date Night box contains 4 to 5 challenges or activities to help inspire laughter and strengthen your relationship. This low-waste Valentine’s Day gift can be utilized multiple times, and you can order once, or make it a monthly subscription!

Hand-Made Bath & Body Gift Baskets

Featured Brand | Apple Valley Natural Soap

Both men and women want to feel pampered, and everyone appreciates great quality skin care products made from all-natural and organic ingredients. That’s why for this Valentine’s Day, I recommend a luxurious bath and body gift basket from Apple Valley Natural Soap. All of their personal-care products are hand-made, and they have gift baskets for both men and women!

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Wood Watch Gift Set

Featured Brand | Svenn

If you’re searching for something traditional yet modern, consider a well-made wooden watch that comes in a wooden gift box, along with a stone bracelet. Svenn makes absolutely beautiful wooden watches that are made from sustainable material, and they have options for both men and women.

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Sustainably Sexy Lingerie

Featured Brand | UrbanKissed

If you’re in a flirty mood this Valentine’s Day, you can impress your significant other with some sexy yet conscious lingerie from UrbanKissed. This sustainable fashion brand makes beautifully hand-made intimates with comfort in mind, for women of all sizes. From bralettes to thongs and everything in between, you’ll be sure to find something you’ll love for February 14th and beyond!

Simply Organic Bamboo

Organic Bamboo Sheet Set

Featured Brand | Simply Organic Bamboo

Softer and more luxurious than Egyptian cotton, these sustainable bedsheets made from bamboo viscose are a fabulous Valentine’s Day gift idea for the best night’s sleep. These bedsheets feel like silk, and they have eco-friendly certifications—so you know you’re getting the real deal! So make your lady (or man) happy this Valentine’s Day, and surprise them with some very elegant bamboo bedsheets from Simply Organic Bamboo!

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Couple Drinking Glass Set

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Couple-themed gifts are one of my favorite items to give to my spouse and friends who are celebrating anniversaries. For that reason, I love shopping online at Boldloft because they have a very big selection of love-themed gifts that couples can treasure for years. From mug sets to pillow cases and much more—this will be your new favorite go-to place for sentimental gifts.

Earth Hero

Self Care Gift Box

Featured Brand | Earth Hero

This Valentine’s Day, Show someone you care with the eco-friendly Moment of Bliss Gift Box from EarthHero! This sustainable gift box contains only the top essentials for relaxing and making time for self-care!

Your loved one will receive a pair of Conscious Step Socks that prevent breast cancer, Earth Harbor Tidal Rose Crystal Hydration Facial Toner, Fat and the Moon Dusk Beeswax Lip Stain, a P.F. Candle Co. Soy Candle, Ettitude Bamboo Sateen Eye Mask, and a Bell Mountain Naturals Pink Theory Clay Face Mask Sample! 

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Ethically Made Fashion

Featured Brand | Aukala

February 14th may be a heart-warming holiday, but it’s still a bit chilly outside! Hence, if you’re shopping for a special lady in your life, I recommend a well-made, and sustainable fashion item! Aukala is a slow fashion brand that makes beautiful women’s clothing from sustainable fabric like merino wool, and soft silk fleece; and each piece is ethically hand-made by South American artisans who use a very special eco-print technique that transfers plant color and shape onto fabric. Each shawl, cardigan, scarf and poncho are beautifully designed and will last a very long time. They will absolutely love this sustainable Valentine’s Day Gift!

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