This Christmas, it’s never been more important to choose the best eco-friendly gifts for your loved ones.
Finding the perfect Christmas present is one thing, but what if it’s single-use, made from non-recyclable materials, or sourced through unethical means?
Luckily, sustainable gifts make it easy to treat that special someone and look after the planet.
Better still, many of these eco-friendly Christmas gifts add a more personal touch, so you’re not adding to the five billion + pounds of unwanted presents ending up in American landfills yearly.
So, put down those generic, plastic-covered, and mass-produced gift sets nobody wants and say hello to these eco-friendly gift ideas that are kind to the planet too.
Our Curated List Of The Best Eco-Friendly & Sustainable Gift Ideas
1. Soft Slippers
What’s a festive gift guide without a snuggly pair of sustainable slippers? They truly make the best eco-friendly Christmas gifts.
Certified B Corp, Baabuk makes slippers that are designed to last.
Their Slip-In Mel is ethically made using 100% New Zealand wool, soap, and water to create a felt structure that molds to your feet. There are eleven colors to choose from, including hot pink and navy blue.
Baabuk is a Swiss brand, but their slippers are handmade in Nepal by local artisans using some of the softest and highest quality wool, so you know you’re getting the coziest slippers around.
Prefer something up to the ankles?
Kyrgies Tengries are dapper wool house shoes that artisans in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan have handcrafted.
They’re made using low-impact dyes, and the non-slip leather soles are tanned using vegetables instead of toxic chromium. Kyrgios offers versions for men and women, so you could even be matching this Christmas.
Both brands offer superbly lightweight and cozy slippers—and we should know, since we practically live in ours!
2. Natural Yoga Props & Mats
Treat the yogi in your life to an eco-friendly yoga mat by Complete Unity Yoga.
Their bestselling Non-Slip Jute Yoga Mat is designed to keep you centered while doing your sun salutations.
It has a 4mm thickness for cushioning on joints, and it’s made from sustainably harvested jute fibers, making it 100% plastic-free. We’ll downward dog to that!
You can complete your yoga gifts for the eco-conscious with a natural and Organic Yoga Bolster from Scoria. Ideal for providing extra support and comfort, these bolsters are sturdy and made from GOTS-certified cotton.
We also recommend taking a peak at Scoria’s cork non-slip yoga mats, featuring gorgeous screen prints that will empower yogis of all levels.
3. Ethical Coffee Bundles
One for the coffee aficionado, Pure Over’s Brew Kit will take their perfect brew to the next level and make them look like a pro while they’re at it.
One of the best sustainable gifts, the kit includes a dripper and diffuser lid with a stir stick and mug, all made from borosilicate glass and ceramic.
It can filter up to 12 oz of coffee, and the built-in glass filter means you never need to buy paper filters again. Owning one ourselves, we can personally say that they transform at-home coffee mornings into a delightful ritual.
Best for coffee lovers with a taste for camping, Coletti’s Bozeman Camping Coffee Percolator for up to nine cups is designed to be sturdy enough for all outdoor adventures.
The stainless steel coffee maker is aluminum and plastic-free. It comes with medical-grade filters, so it’s ready to be used on the next camping trip straight from the box.
4. Stylish Sustainable Sweaters
Christmas sweaters, but make them sustainable?
We hear you! Frank and Oak have got your back with their cozy and stylish winter sweaters.
The Merino Striped Turtleneck Sweater in white for women is guaranteed to be one of the best eco-friendly holiday gifts that will become a new favorite wardrobe staple.
It’s made using super soft, cruelty-free merino wool, which is OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certified, meaning it contains no harmful chemicals. The boxy fit and stripes pair perfectly with jeans or a skirt and boots.
For men, Pact offers a Double Knit Crew Sweater in a choice of three colors. The mid-weight slim-fit sweater is made with organic cotton in a Fair Trade factory.
It features a super soft thermal waffle knit, and it’s one of those all-season wardrobe staples that looks great for every occasion.
5. Eco-Conscious Gadgets
Price Range | $50–$170 | Shop House Of Marley
House of Marley was created in collaboration with the Marley family to continue Bob Marley’s planet, people, and music-loving legacy.
What better way to treat the music lover in your life this Christmas?
The eco-friendly electronics brand makes speakers, turntables, headphones and earphones.
They use sustainable materials such as bamboo, recycled materials (aluminum and silicone), FSC-certified wood, organic cork fabric, and their own REWIND™ fabric (30% reclaimed organic cotton, 30% reclaimed hemp fabric, and 40% recycled PET).
For an unmatched listening experience, their Positive Vibration Frequency Over Ear Headphones are the way to go for tech-focused sustainable Christmas gifts.
They give the listener 34 hours of uninterrupted playtime with high-performance audio.
The built-in mic, onboard controls, and Bluetooth v5.2 allow you to take calls without touching your device. They also come with a travel bag to help them stay scratch-free.
6. Pro-Planet Pajamas
Whether it’s breakfast in bed, snow days, or lounging around all Boxing Day, sustainable pajamas are the perfect gift for the festive season and beyond.
Bagheera Satin Pajama Sets are luxury eco-friendly gifts that are almost too good to save for Dreamland, so it’s perfectly understandable if they’re worn all day. We won’t tell!
These luxurious lightweight PJs are made from eco-friendly viscose from sustainably grown forests. The leopard pattern is hand-printed by artisans in India.
If not pajamas, you can’t go wrong with a house robe. Give them the gift of ultimate snugness with a Unisex Organic Waffle Robe by Coyuchi.
Made from premium organic cotton, this ultra-comfy dressing gown is as soft as a cloud and feels like you’re getting ready for a pamper at the spa. Their sustainable materials are GOTS-certified, too.
7. Organic Beauty Products
Looking for gifts for eco-friendly people who love their beauty fix? We recommend organic Color Cream Multi Sticks from Axiology.
These handy makeup sticks can be used seamlessly on lips, eyelids, and cheeks. They’re 100% vegan, cruelty-free and packed with nourishing oils and antioxidants.
If you’re unsure which shade is best, use the color quiz to find their best match. Easy!
Another fan of the all-in-one, Foraged Fields makes a single-product face cream, balm, and salve which they make by hand in small batches, using natural ingredients.
The cream contains beeswax, but there’s also a vegan and an oil-free version. They all come in zero-waste jars and last up to a year.
8. Consciously Cozy Blankets
Nothing beats wrapping yourself up in a blanket on a chilly winter’s day, whether it’s snuggling on the couch or adding an extra layer to your cozy duvet.
Saatva’s GOTS-certified Organic Cotton Channel Quilt gets softer with every wash. The deliciously snug, all-season quilt is designed to layer in colder months or used as a lightweight bedspread during the summer.
If your gift recipient has trouble sleeping, they may love the Tree Napper by Bearaby. One of the best gifts for the environmentally conscious, the chunky hand-knitted TENCEL™ blanket is weighted to aid naturally better sleep cycles.
The organic fabric keeps hot sleepers cool and helps them relax into the land of nod. For the best effect, the blanket should be around 10% of their body weight.
9. Timeless Watches
A well-made watch is such a classic Christmas gift, but you can do one better and make it sustainable, too.
The Native Watch by Nordgreen has a timeless style and is effortlessly elegant. Its minimalist design can be customized to create a watch they’ll love right down to the color of the vegan leather and dial.
For every purchase you make, Nordgreen donates to charitable causes, including an organization dedicated to providing clean drinking water in the Central African Republic. We think these watches make perfect sustainable corporate gifts.
A watch that combines tech with design, that’s what Solios is all about. The brand has created a wristwatch that charges with natural and artificial light, so you never have to replace the battery.
In fact, just two hours of light exposure gives it six months of energy reserve, so you’ll never run low. The Solar Mini in Rose Gold is made from certified recycled stainless steel.
Add a personalized engraving to make it that extra bit special. Plus, for each watch sold, they restore one acre of rainforest.
10. Planet-Friendly Sneakers
We all love a practical shoe, and ethical sneakers are no different. Cariuma’s OCA Low Sneaker can take you from the city to the beach in a versatile style. You can buy these eco-friendly gifts online.
These vegan shoes are handcrafted using robust canvas made of recycled plastic bottles and plant-based insoles made from organic mamona oil and cork for optimum comfort and design.
Every pair of sneakers plants two trees in the Brazilian rainforest through Cariuma’s own reforestation project.
If you prefer blooms to recycled bottles, 8000Kicks has eco adventurers covered with their V2 Explorer range of casual sneakers that are durable and water-resistant.
The coolest bit?
These shoes are made from hemp, which makes them super lightweight, versatile, comfortable, antimicrobial (so long, smelly feet!), and waterproof to keep feet dry on wet Boxing Day walks.
11. Sustainable Gift Sets
Still fresh out of ideas for Christmas gift-giving? It’s time to bring out the sustainable gift sets—but not the plastic bath and body kind.
For friends who always seem to be cold, Uproot Design Studio has created a Winter Warmer Gift Box designed to instill cozy comfort from within.
It includes a caffeine-free floral tea, an organic cotton tea towel, a scented soy candle, a hand-illustrated meditation card, and a mindfulness journal. All goodies have been sustainably and ethically made, and the packaging is recyclable.
No need to splurge on a fancy spa when Battle Green has put together a natural home spa kit in time for Christmas.
The letterbox gift features natural pampering products that are vegan and zero waste. They will receive a clay face mask, a natural soap, a lip balm, a set of four reusable makeup pads, and a wash bag.
It’s the perfect way to pamper yourself on Boxing Day.
12. Zero Waste Shaving Kits
Give the gift of a good shave that doesn’t hurt the planet this Christmas. Zero-waste razors are one of the best gifts for sustainable living.
Jungle Culture has a range of reusable safety razors with fetching bamboo handles. Their double-edged blades are precision-engineered for the smoothest shave, from bikinis to beards.
They’re completely unisex and come in a neat hessian travel bag. Note that you’ll need to buy razor blades separately.
For those seeking a razor with a more premium look and feel, the Leaf Kit by Leaf Shave is an all-metal, triple-blade razor that will turn shaving into an elite event.
Designed to shave like five-blade cartridges, it follows all the contours with a unique pivoting head.
The razor comes with a swish stand so it can take pride of place in their bathroom. It’s plastic-free and has a neutral carbon footprint, too.
13. Eco Stationery
Everything is done online these days, which makes beautiful stationery all the more special. Why not make it eco-friendly too?
Marissa Kay Apothecary creates plantable seed paper postcards that support female artisans in Nepal.
The handmade paper is made from 50% recycled content and includes wildflower seeds that are noninvasive to North America.
They’re one of our favorite sustainable Christmas gift ideas for spreading the love and watching sweet sentiments bloom wherever the card ends up being planted.
Goal-setters and New Year’s resolution-makers will appreciate a personalized planner by Beatific. Choose between three and twelve months, dated or undated, with daily or weekly pages.
The planner is packed with daily goals, budgeting plans, reminders, and gratitude so they can organize their day.
You can even add their name and an encouraging message to help them get the next year on the right foot.
Each planner is handmade using recycled paper and mineral-based dyes. A tree is planted for each one sold.
14. Sustainably Sparkling Jewelry
Price Range | $9–$191 | Shop Rays & Riches
Treat someone special (yourself included) to a piece of ethical jewelry by Rays and Riches, a brand that reflects love and reverence for Mother Earth and all people.
Discover the ideal blend of aesthetics and sustainability in their minimalist Pearl Ring, showcasing a single pre-loved pearl for purity and grace. With clean lines and a lustrous pearl, this ring seamlessly merges modernity with classic charm, emphasizing both beauty and conscious choice.
Or, if you prefer earrings, opt for their gorgeous Gold Hammered Hoops.
Hand-hammered for a textured finish, these hoops are crafted from recycled 14k gold fill, exude delicate elegance, and remain resilient against water exposure. Available in three sizes, custom sizing is also offered upon request.
Or if you’re on a budget, their Ear Cuffs make impressive yet cheap eco-friendly gifts great for those with un-pierced ears. Minimalist with a maximalist impact, these sleek cuffs come in thin, medium, or thick variations, with adjustable sizing for thin and medium options.
Choose from hammered or smooth finishes in durable gold fill for a bold addition to any outfit, and a worthwhile, budget-friendly Christmas gift.
15. Stylish Sunglasses
Sunglasses don’t have to be all about plastic. Give them an eco-friendly alternative.
Woodzee makes sunnies out of recycled skateboards. The bestselling unisex Coronado pair is one-of-a-kind and tells its own unique story—just like your loved one.
These unique eco-friendly gifts have lenses with 100% UVA/UVB protection, and they come with a premium microfiber carry pouch.
For a cool, retro pair of sunglasses that will suit most faces, you can’t go wrong with Sunski’s Baia. The round lens design is inspired by Lennon and features enhanced glare protection.
The frames are metal rather than plastic, and you can choose between four different shades.
16. Low Impact Underwear
We don’t exaggerate when we say that the gift of a good pair of undies can go a long way. The lady in your life will appreciate The Very Good Bra’s signature bra. There’s not an underwire or piece of plastic in sight.
Instead, it’s made from tree rubber, organic cotton, and Tencel, which is feather-light on the skin while offering plenty of chest support. It’s fully compostable, too.
For spicier, eco-friendly holiday gifts for that special someone, Underprotection has lingerie with flattering and eco-conscious styles.
The Clay Luna Bra is ethically made from a floral lace of fine recycled materials and certified by OEKO-TEX. Add a pair of Luna briefs or hipsters to complete the set.
17. Non-Toxic Perfume
Make memories with the eco-friendly gift of scent this Christmas—but not the kind with toxic chemicals that have been tested on animals.
Rainwater Botanicals has a range of delicious-smelling perfume oils, with favorites including Vanilla & Oakmoss.
The little bottle contains an intoxicating concoction of warm vanilla with notes of sandalwood, cedarwood, and frankincense for a forestry yet feminine floral scent.
It’s small enough to be stashed in a handbag for on-the-go. It’s one of the best affordable sustainable gifts, too.
For an androgynous scent, Heretic’s Dirty Hinoki is hard to beat. This woody, earthy perfume contains natural ingredients and non-toxic synthetics for a scent that lasts.
It’s like smelling a forest wherever you go. It’s cruelty-free and vegan, too.
18. Plastic-Free Drinkware
What’s our idea of the perfect eco gift?
Anything that helps your loved ones adopt a more sustainable lifestyle this Christmas—like reusable drinkware.
Klean Kanteen has you covered with their Insulated Classic Water Bottles for 20oz and 32oz.
Made from stainless steel, these bottles have double-walled vacuum insulation to keep drinks hot for 24 hours and ice-cold for 63 hours.
You can add different caps to make the bottle truly multipurpose, but we personally think the best eco gifts are those with bamboo caps that are totally plastic-free. Some of their other sip-friendly caps are made of plastic.
Say with love that it’s time to ditch the takeaway coffee cups with the gift of a reusable cup by Circular & Co.
The 12oz cup is made from single-use paper cups and is BPA-free. It’s insulated and leakproof too for on-the-go sipping. An easy winner for sustainable gifts for Christmas.
19. Comfy T-Shirts
Sure, it may be simple, but we guarantee giving a classic T-shirt as a sustainable present will mean you’re giving a wardrobe staple. The best eco-friendly gifts are those that will get regularly used, after all.
You’re supporting ethical and sustainable fashion with a premium tee that will last a lifetime.
The Classic T-Shirt Company has a Unisex French Terry Box Tee made from super soft 100% organic cotton. It has a flattering fit and is breathable on the skin. It’s ethically made in a factory in California.
If you’re looking for a similar style with more color variety, Colorful Standard can help. Their unisex T-shirts have a longer silhouette, so they’re great for taller folks, or those who like a longline fit, but they’re budget-friendly and come in practically every color imaginable.
These eco-conscious gifts are organic and ethically made, too.
20. Safe Candles
Nothing beats the warm, comforting glow of a candle flame on a dark winter night, which is why it’s one of the most popular eco-friendly sustainable gifts for Christmas.
A soothing lavender-scented candle by P.F. Candle Co can help bring peace and tranquility to the home—especially since they’re made from domestically grown soy wax with paraben and phthalate-free fragrances.
The 7.02oz candle is hand-poured into an apothecary-style amber glass jar and has delicious notes evoking lavender fields and orange trees.
If your friend is a bit of a DIY-er, Siblings have a make-your-own candle kit with a ceramic vessel, wick, and a 10 oz packet of scented coconut wax with a beautiful, gentle bergamot scent.
The packet is compostable, and the wax is free from harsh chemicals. Once the candle runs out, they can refill it with a new DIY candle scent.
21. Conscious Handbags
Give a bag that carries a lighter environmental footprint this Christmas.
Elvis & Kresse make one-of-a-kind bags out of decommissioned fire hoses, and 50% of profits are donated to the Fire Fighters Charity.
One of the best eco-friendly corporate gifts, the Compact Briefcase adds a splash of color to your loved one’s office attire and brings some cheer to the morning commute.
It’s large enough to fit a 14-inch laptop and contains an internal zip pocket to stash other essentials. It can be carried by the handles or with a detachable shoulder strap.
If you have a friend who always seems to be laden with bags, help them out with Nisolo’s Simone Convertible Shopper.
Called “the perfect bag” (and we happen to agree based on personal experience using this bag almost daily), its structure, shape, and size are designed to fit all the essentials for the day.
The shopper-style bag is made from water-resistant, ethically sourced leather. It’s carbon-neutral and ethically manufactured in a factory that pays a living wage.
22. Cozy Cold Weather Accessories
Get your loved one winter-ready with cozy accessories that will keep them warm inside and out. Nothing says environmentally friendly gifts for Christmas, like a handmade hat and gloves.
Don’t worry, you don’t have to knit them yourself. Pachamama Knitwear has done it for you with their fleece-lined beanies and fingerless gloves made in Nepal by fair trade artisans.
All accessories are made out of 100% New Zealand wool. The embroidered thistle set will look great in a stocking.
Instead of buying brand-new accessories, why not shop vintage?
Florida-based Etsy seller Jewelry by Badabling has a collection of vintage scarfs from Calvin Klein, Jos A Bank, and more.
Favorites include a super soft cashmere scarf made in Scotland and a floral red pashmina.
23. Plants & Garden Essentials
Have a green-fingered friend with a penchant for houseplants?
Jazz up their home with planters made from vintage Turkish rugs.
Turkish Rug ‘n Roll on Etsy gives old Turkish rugs a new lease of life by restoring them or turning them into accessories for their favorite houseplants. The beautiful woven patterns are kept in circulation for longer and add a unique style to your home.
These green gift ideas are made from wool and faux leather. They’re perfect for plants, but they can also be used to store other nicknacks.
For the friend who is interested in self-sufficiency, give some literally green gifts in the form of the Grow Your Own Herbs gift box by Eco Purple Turtle.
The herb kit includes three to five types of herb seeds, bamboo plant labels, glass grow jars, soil pellets, drainage stones, and a booklet. It comes in plastic-fee and recyclable packaging.
The company also reinvests profits back into sustainable development projects.
Closing Thoughts On The Best Eco-Friendly Christmas Gifts
Giving one of these environmentally friendly gifts for Christmas does more than treat a loved one. It’s kind to the planet and supports the ethical working conditions of the people in the supply chain.
Christmas can be a wasteful time of year. During the holiday season, Americans generate up to 25% more trash, from wrapping to Christmas trees and unwanted gifts.
That’s why we’ve chosen the best eco-friendly gifts for Christmas that are free from single-use plastic and thoughtfully designed to add a personal touch.
But remember, only you can give the most sustainable, eco-friendly gift of all: your time and love.
To help further with your low impact Christmas, we’ve also created low waste guides for eco crackers, DIY wreaths, sustainable Christmas decorations (including DIY Christmas Decor and popcorn garlands), reusable gifts and eco-friendly advent calendars.
And one last thing: make sure you share the sustainable Christmas cheer by sending this list of eco-friendly gift options so that we can all make Christmas presents a little bit greener this year.