When it comes to sustainable gifting, it can be difficult to know where to start. Unlike traditional gift giving, sustainable gifts are about much more than just buying items that meet a certain criteria or sentiment.
Instead, it’s about making more conscious and considerate purchase so that the gift is used and not wasted.
From tech to furniture and home accessories, we’ve crafted a sustainable gift guide to help you shop for the design-forward home or office dweller on your list.
For the Gadget Lover
Did you know that you can monitor your energy use all on your own?
Energy monitoring devices like the Sense install in your home’s electrical panel and send you information about energy use and the specific energy loads in your home to better inform usage.
Smart thermostats can help reduce energy use by cutting back heating or cooling while you are sleeping or when no one is home.
Before you get—or give—a smart thermostat, check for local utility incentives or rewards programs that reduce the purchase price or pay you to participate in peak demand reduction efforts.
Smart lighting products use energy-efficient LEDs and can be as simple as a single connected light bulb or light switch, a set of decorative light panels, or a complex integrated lighting system for a room or entire home.
Users have the option to shift from conventional soft white light to a whole rainbow of colors, and also take advantage of a bunch of energy-saving features, such as timers, dimmers, and programmable settings for different tasks or different times of day.
For the Design-Forward
Emeco’s iconic aluminum chairs are handmade with recycled aluminum. Their durable and sleek design helps them stand the test of time.
They come in a wide variety of designs and colors, so there's something for everyone's interior style.
Burrow offers a wide selection of rugs made of natural & recycled materials.
Their curated collection features unique characteristics tailored to diverse lifestyles, from low-maintenance foundations to fashion-forward statements.
Sheet Society Bed Set
Sheet Society’s bedding is made from natural farmed fibers, which have a positive impact on the environment compared to manufactured fibers.
Their wide range of design and material that only gets softer over time makes it the perfect gift for those who like to sleep in.
For the Green Thumb
For those who love filling their homes with air purifying plants, Bloomscape delivers high quality healthy plants direct to your recipients door.
Even better, every Bloomscape pots and saucers are eco-friendly using up to 80% recycled plastics harvested from the ocean.
For those on a mission to reduce their waste
Bamboozle Indoor Compost Bin
Bamboozle makes one of the best indoor compost bins for collecting food scraps. Its sleek modern design is complete with biodegradable bamboo fibers.
It’s not just a stylish kitchen accessory - it’s a powerful one that’s dishwasher and freezer-safe, and comes with a breathable lid and odor-blocking carbon filter.
Zero Waste Kits
For someone on your list looking to minimize their waste, a zero waste starter kit can help them on their journey.
From everyday living accessories like food wraps or storage containers, stainless steel lunch tins, sink accessories, or laundry detergent, the Zero Waste Outlet offers plenty of accessories.
For the Tricky to Shop For
Voucher For A Zero Waste Store
Virtual gift cards are the ultimate simple plastic free gifts for last-minute shoppers and hard-to-buy-for friends and family.
Sustainable store EcoRoots gift card gives access to tons of low waste gifts for the home and bathroom.
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