By: Emmi Buck
Go green and save your green! Use your holiday spending to support small, local, and green-minded businesses. We’ve compiled a list of some eco- and budget-friendly gift options for anyone on your list.
- Hybrid Light Solar Powered Products (Headlamp $25)
Solar powered, versatile and rechargeable headlamps, flashlights and more are perfect for camping, hiking, biking or just tinkering in the garage.
- Biodegradable Organic Brushing Rinse (From $4.60)
Safe for soil, this #1 selling natural toothpaste + mouthwash is perfect for adventurers of all types. Bonus: it doubles as a way to clean your gear or remove stains!
- Bioglitz Eco-Friendly Glitter (From $20)
Biodegradable, never tested on animals, sustainably sourced, super-shimmery, glitter!
- Vital Hemp Clothes (From $35)
Durable, comfy, sustainable, breathable, and antibacterial; perfect for on and off the playa.
For Chefs / Foodies
- BungalowBoo Custom Cutting Board (From $16)
Upcycled wood with really cool custom engraving make Bungalow Boo’s etsy shop the perfect place to find a cutting board or other wood item for anyone!
- Sun Basket Organic Cooking To Your Door (Meals $11.49 Each)
Organic, non-GMO ingredients and recipes delivered to your door weekly. Ingredients are responsibly and sustainably sourced, and you can even see what farms/fisherman they came from!
- Native HeART Pottery (From $10)
You don’t have to be a foodie to enjoy this beautiful pottery. From mugs and tea cups to serving plates, these handcrafted in Tahoe, CA one-of-a-kind pieces are “made with love”.
- DIY Tug-o-War Toy (From $0)
Using upcycled shirts, rags, etc. you can make Fido a fun gift that re-uses your worn-out socks! Start by gathering a few fabric items (ideally cotton; make sure the fabrics are pet-safe) and shredding them to 1-inch strips of fabric. You can tie the strips together and braid them, knotting at the ends.
- Planet Dog Non-Toxic Hemp Collar (From $15.95)
These durable hemp based collars come in fun color options, and last through 2 years of muddy hikes, snow romps, and salty-beach rolls. They are machine washable and a portion of all proceeds go to animal wellness foundations.
- Aware House Pet Collection (From $8)
Whether it’s a natural soap by Meow Meow Tweet or Moontree, or homeopathic healing salve for animal wound care – Awarehouse has some great pet (and human!) gift options for the green-minded.
- Essential Oxygen 3% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide (From $6.39)
Whether you need to remove dirt stains from clothes, clean your garden veggies before cooking them, preventing mold on pots, or accelerating germination; biodegradable 3% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide is the perfect product for gardeners.
- Organic Grow-Your-Own Herbs (From $10)
There are a lot of great options for gifting seeds or starters to the “green thumb” in your life. The “Click and Grow” Smart Herb Kit looks really hip and futuristic, and makes fresh kitchen-counter herbs an easy reality. Bambeco offers a lot of great options for various plants and herbs, we’re salivating over their Thai Basil and Organic Spice Microgreen Mix. Oprah recently named her favorite herb starter jars by Modsprout; they’re cute colors, self-watering, and organic.
From bug books to dinosaur stickers, the Real Goods Solar Living Center has a great selection of children’s books to inspire creativity and learning.
- Green Science Solar Science Kit (From $12.95)
Teach children about the awesome power of the sun. This science kit uses the power of the sun to purify water or cook an egg in a miniature solar oven (egg not included!)
For On-The-Go Folks
- Kloverbox Natural Subscription Box (From $25)
No time to scour the aisles for natural, cruelty-free and organic beauty, lifestyle, nutrition and healthy home products? Kloverbox sends monthly deliveries, making it an easy way to try affordable eco-friendly products, handpicked by health conscious curators.
- Sunski Sunglasses http://store.sunskis.com/ (From $36)
These affordable and fashionable San Francisco based sunglasses are focused on doing good. They’re proud members of 1% of the Planet, and work everyday towards building a thriving small business that’s always oriented towards the great outdoors.