Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Guide 2020 ❄️


Author: Lydia

October 14, 2020

Ho, ho, holidays! It’s that time of year already, the time where we all start brainstorming the best gifts for our inner circles. If you’re thinking about how to make an impact on the world while gifting the perfect holiday gift, you’ve come to the right place! Read on for our 2020 roundup of eco-friendly holiday gifts for everyone on your list…

For the Gals

MTO Layered Necklace from Artisan & Fox $60

Artisan and Fox showcases beautiful, affordable, and ethically crafted jewelry made by artisans around the world. A piece we cannot keep our eyes off of is the MTO layered necklace, made from upcycled brass by artisans in Kenya.  


Eco-Friendly Leggings from Tree Tribe $60

Naturally, we had to add our comfy and functional leggings into this section. Each pair of leggings are made from up-cycled materials and come in a variety of designs to choose from. Even more, each purchase plants a tree! 


Biodegradable Hair Ties from Wild Minimalist $19.99

Something I, personally, had not thought of was an eco-alternative to hair ties. Enter, Wild Minimalist! Each hair tie is versatile, strong, and made from 100% biodegradable materials - plus, they’re super cute!


For the Guys

Dress Socks from Conscious Step $14.95 

Conscious Step creates beautifully designed crew and ankle socks that not only support empowering workplace practices, are super comfortable, and made from sustainably sourced materials, but each pair gives back to a good cause. One of our favorites is the pair that gives books, supporting literacy and equality for school children. 


Leaf Leather Bifold Wallet from Tree Tribe $34

A no-brainer for guys is a solid, functional wallet. I may be a bit biased, but our leaf leather wallets are the best of the best. Not only does the bifold wallet fit every man’s needs (six card slots, 2 pockets + cash pocket), it’s extremely durable, fashionable, and uniquely made from vegan leaf leather!


Beanie from Coal Headwear $34 

It’s hard to turn down a good beanie, especially during colder months. The Shuksan austen Sweetin beanie from Coal Headwear certainly caught our attention! Each beanie is stylish, warm, and made from recycled materials! 


For the Foodies 

Reusable Straws from Tree Tribe $15-$18

Okay, we are still stoked from our recent launch of our reusable straw line, so we had to include them in this round up! Choose from stainless steel, glass, or bamboo straws and help fight the plastic problem! These come with their own travel case and are perfect for the foodie in your life that is always looking for the newest drink recipe! 


Baraka Cheese Board from Badala $40

You cannot go wrong with a cheese board. Ever. The Baraka board from Badala is stunning and sustainably made from locally sourced olive wood in Kenya, by artisans at a local co-op. This serving board will have the foodie on your list going from zero to hero, trust us!


Zig Zag Bone & Wood Salad Servers from The Little Market $38

We love The Little Market for their commitment to goods that give back. These beautifully made salad servers bring heart and beauty to any dinner spread. Each set of servers are hand-carved in Kenya from olive wood and sustainably sourced bone, and the proceeds support the artisans at Wood Carvers of Kenya. 


For the Travel Enthusiasts 

Shampoo and Conditioner Bars from The Earthling Co. $13

We’ve fallen in love with The Earthling Co.’s shampoo and conditioner bars lately. Each bar is affordable, made from plant-based ingredients, and will help you ditch the plastic in the shower! Even more, the bars come in a variety of scents and carry hundreds of five-star reviews!


Leaf Leather Passport Cover and Travel Kit from Tree Tribe $28/$36

These are hands down some of our favorite products, as avid travelers. The passport cover keeps your precious documents safe and well and the travel kit is perfect for all of your necessities. They’re uniquely made from vegan leaf leather, come in a variety of colors, and are extremely durable - making eco-travel a bit easier! 


Packing Cubes from Paravel $55+

If you haven’t witnessed the magic of packing cubes, you’re missing out and chances are the traveler in your life will adore you for this gift. Each set of packing cubes from Paravel are made sustainably from 16 plastic bottles, have received the highest eco-certifications, and has its ecological impact tracked. We love this company for their commitment to transparency and the eco-spin on the travel products we love. 


For the Fitness Fanatics 

eKO Yoga Mat from Manduka $44+

Perfect for the practicing yogi in your life, Manduka does eco-friendly right with their sustainably made yoga mats. Each mat is made from responsibly sourced tree rubber and is nontoxic. They’re made for high performance and the color options are fantastic!


Eco-Bottle from Tree Tribe $25-28

One of our signature products doubles as the perfect gift for both the girl and guy fitness lovers on your list this year. Each bottle is made from stainless steel, keeps hot drinks hot for 6-10 hours and cold water ice cold for up to 24. Plus… they come with a lifetime warranty, are basically indestructible, and we plant a tree with each sale. Ditch the plastic bottles and replace them with ours for, literally, everything. 


Eco-towels from The Go! Towel $14.95 (ten pack)

Cycling? Running? HIIT? Chances are the person you’re shopping here for...sweats. Instead of relying on gym towels, grab them a pack of The Go! Towels! Marketed as “the world’s first eco-towel that fits in the palm of your hand”, each is made from 100% bamboo fiber, is biodegradable, and so, so, convenient. Just add water and watch it expand! 


One more thing! If you opt for wrapping these gifts, you have to check out Wrappily's holiday designs! Each design is printed on 100% recyclable newsprint. Wrap, rip, recycle! 



That's a wrap! Wishing you and yours a very happy holiday season! ☃️
Author: Lydia

Brand Development Manager, Product Designer

Lydia has a deep passion for traveling and exploring the world. When she’s not working on her next project or adventuring, you can find her reading, working out, and spending time with her inner circle.

Favorite nature spot: Tela, Honduras

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