Let’s face it, finding eco-friendly holiday gifts isn’t easy. If your shopping for someone that cares about the environment, it’s important not only to consider the gift itself, but where you buy it and how it’s packaged.
With carbon free shipping and minimal packaging, shopping on Etsy can relieve some of the stress of finding eco-friendly holiday gifts. Plus, people left unemployed by the pandemic are turning to Etsy for some extra income. Why not kick them a few bucks instead of throwing more money at Amazon?
So we put together a list of 10 eco-friendly gifts on Etsy that will point you in the right direction. You can also check out Etsy’s gift guides here.
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Can’t decide on one thing? Get a whole box of things with absolutely no waste! Perfect for college students and those striving for a zero-waste lifestyle.
Cork is an amazingly sustainable resource, making this the perfect gift for the eco-conscious yoga or pilates aficionado of the family. Choose from seven beautiful designs to print on the mat.
That’s right, a phone case made out of compostable wheat fiber instead of plastic. Just select an iPhone model and color, then customize the case with the recipients name. Heck, for this price you could even get one for yourself!
Check out these eco-friendly holiday gifts from the Emeraldology Shop!
As a gardener myself, I love this product. These organic seed bombs will make great stocking stuffers or eco-friendly holiday gifts for the green (or not so green) thumb in your life.
Price: $120 to $400
Okay, I’m not sure if I would call them “affordable,” but these upcycled creations make wonderful eco-friendly holiday gifts, especially for bikers and dog lovers. Just go halfsies on one with your sibling….
Price: $123 to $505 with free shipping
These watches are absolutely beautiful and high quality, judging by the sellers’ 30 five star reviews. This would make a great gift for a significant other trying to minimize their carbon footprint.
Price: $9.95 to $139.95
This shop has a little bit of everything, and it’s all handmade, eco-friendly and affordable. Personally, my eye is on the cork watches, wallets and sunglasses. But I imagine my wife might like some earrings or a handbag made of cork. Lots to look through here and great reviews across the board.
Need more eco-friendly gift ideas? Check out our list of leggings made from sustainable materials.
Who says eco-friendly can’t be manly? These handmade beer soaps are made with Pabst Blue Ribbon beer (don’t worry, the alcohol boils out during production) and coconut oil. Better yet, they’re entirely plastic-free!
This tablet case is freakin’ awesome. I’m actually considering getting a tablet, just so I can buy this case. But seriously, what a great use of upcycled materials to make a functional and unique product — and for under $15!
Price: $27. 68
Hey, environmentalists tend to have a thing for moss, ok? Let the moss-enthusiast in your life travel “lichenly” with this 3D printed pendant. (And with that horrible pun, this list is done!)
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