Sustainable Miscellaneous Gift Guide 2021

Whether you’re trying to find alternatives to corporations mass producing wasteful products, avoid crowded malls, or support small businesses with eco-conscious values at their core we’ve got you covered. Check out our gift guides featuring sustainable products and ideas that are sure to make unique and practical gifts for everyone on your list this holiday season.

1. Pela Case has been leading the market on compostable accessories. Their flax and hemp by-product makes a wonderfully soft yet firm case for all your personal electronics. Their cases are fully biodegradable and can be composted in home compost or mailed back to be upcycled into new products. If you know someone recently got an upgrade we’re sure you’ll find the perfect protective case for their gadget at Pela Case

2. Keep Nature Wild has some pretty rad stickers and we’re sticker fanatics over here. Know someone just got a new cooler or reusable water bottle that could use some flair? You’ve just hit the high quality sticker mother load. Keep Nature Wild organizes Clean Ups in the Southwest and has Wild Keepers across the country who pick up litter too. Gift a pack of hand-selected stickers and invite your loved one out on a hike with you!

3. This Bolleke Rechargeable Hanging LED Lamp for indoor or outdoor ambiance are great for those road tripping friends, dinner party friends, etc. It has 3 light settings and rechargeable battery + micro USB port which makes it great for those on the go. It also comes in a small variety of colors to add a customized and stylish touch. 

4. Glass Straws are in, plastic straws are out. Whether you’re gifting these to your favorite juice cleanser or just want to add some fun flair to someone’s stocking these reusable glass straws are it. There are so many options out there from Large Clear Boba Glass Straws to Colorful Bent Straws or the Swirly Ones as pictured above. Check out Etsy and your local gift shops for more options. 

5. Parks Project is like REI’s cooler younger sibling. Their graphics and collaborations make protecting our Parks fun and exciting. Check out their online shop for National Park memorabilia like a National Park Checklist Poster, a National Park-Themed Book or Board Game, or other awesome outdoor-oriented gear to remind your giftee of all their past and future adventures. 

6. Who Gives A Crap has probably come across your fed more than once in the last year or so. The great toilet paper shortage of 2020 may one day be forgotten, but the threats that big brand TP pose to our environment will not. Most brands of TP use virgin paper from clear cutting forests in a very non-renewable way. They also use a myriad of bleaches and chemicals to present you with that roll of plastic-wrapped TP we turn around and wipe our sensitive parts with. This season, try gifting a Who Gives A Crap subscription, or even just one box of their recycled paper products that come in zero waste recyclable paper wrapping. They even have a fun new Holiday Gift Edition so you can gift individual rolls to everyone on your list. 

7. Group Hug Solar is tackling our ugly relationship with fossil fuels. This woman-founded activist startup is bringing personal window solar panels to the individual. We know having a full solar panel farm is not an accessible option for the masses. Whether your gifting to a renter, road-tripper, office worker, or someone trying to live more off the grid this Individual Solar Charging Panel will produce energy to charge their gear day or night. Their no-fuss, repairable design is functional and stylish. 

8. Reusable Wool Dryer Balls have made their way into dryers all over the world. They will save your giftee energy, drying time, and money on carcinogenic-filled single use dryer sheets. There are many options out there, but they will all serve the same purpose. Give the gift of function this season and get them from Public GoodsDroppsPackage Free ShopGrove Collective, or even your local Target

9. Dropps isn’t your average laundry brand. They are doing the most to change the cleaning industry. Their plant-based and non-toxic/transparent ingredients, carbon neutral shipping, and zero waste packaging is great for any laundry-doer on your list. Give your loved ones a green-clean subscription or a one time gift to see how they like it. For less than 5 cents/load we think they’ll have a hard time going back to lugging home plastic jugs of that toxic blue stuff from the grocery store. Want $15 off? Visit Dropps HERE.

10. Rechargeable Batteries should be a no-brainer by now. If we’re trying to reduce single-use products like ziplocs, plastic grocery bags, cutlery, etc. then having a handy set of rechargeable batteries is easy. We all have those items that need them from TV and ceiling fan remotes to flashlights, toys and other electronics. So, why not just keep recharging the same little batteries instead of buying a new package from a multi-million dollar company every time you need more. There are quite a few options out there, but we like these are micro-USB rechargeable so you can charge on the go and this eneloop wall plug-in option because they don’t contain the highly toxic cadmium and hold their charge longer.

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