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28 Must-Have Eco-friendly Products for a Thoughtful Gift

These days it’s more important than ever to do our bit to help save the planet, and these must-have eco-friendly products are a great way to start. Each one works in a different way, from stainless steel straws to replace single-use plastic ones, to a camp stove which turns fire into electricity. Whether you’re giving to a seasoned eco-warrior or someone who just needs a nudge in the right direction, they will all make thoughtful earth-saving gifts.

Coffee Sock
Just Rinse, Wring and Hang to Dry

Coffee Sock

Handmade in Austin, Texas, the CoffeeSock is made from GOTS certified organic cotton, and can take the place of around 500 coffee filters. Producing a richer brew than paper filters, the CoffeeSock needs only a quick rinse and dry before it’s ready to be used again.

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Sqwishful Pop Up Sponges

Sqwishful Pop Up Sponges

Sponges are great for cleaning dishes and household surfaces, but they always end up in landfill, which isn’t great for the environment. These 100% plant-based sponges arrive flat and are water activated, and best of all they can be composted when it’s time to replace them with a new one.

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JOCO Glass Reusable Coffee Cup

JOCO Glass Reusable Coffee Cup

Even reusable coffee cups can be bad for the environment, as they are replaced, on average, 17.5 times during a lifetime. The Joco cup is designed for a lifetime of use, and the premium grade silicone comes in a variety of eye-catching colors which is certified 100% plastic-free.

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Stasher Stand-Up Reusable Food Bag

Stasher Stand-Up Reusable Food Bag

We all know plastic bags are handy for storing foodstuff, but they’re just so full of nasty chemicals. Solve the dilemma with these Stasher stand-up bags, which are made using 100% non-toxic plastic silicone. Made with no BPA, PVC, or latex, these reusable, self-sealing bags will keep food fresh without toxic contaminants.

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Food Huggers Reusable Silicone Food Savers
Reduce Food Waste and Save Money

Food Huggers Reusable Silicone Food Savers

Forget about disposable plastic wrap for keeping your food fresh, try Food Huggers, instead. Made from BPA and Phthalate Free silicone, these brightly colored circles can be used to seal opened cans, jars, or even fruit and veg which has been peeled, cut, or halved.

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Sprout Plantable Graphite Pencils
Use It, Then Plant It

Sprout Plantable Graphite Pencils

These pencils would make a fabulous eco-friendly gift for a teacher, or anyone who loves the idea of reusing their writing implements. Once they’re too short to use, they simply plant them in soil and within 1 to 4 weeks they’ll be rewarded with beautiful flowers and herbs.

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Bluapple Produce Freshness Saver Balls

Bluapple Produce Freshness Saver Balls

Save fresh food from going to landfill by adding these Bluapple balls to your fridge. Filled with activated carbon, they work to absorb ethylene gas which is responsible for causing fruit and vegetables to over ripen, keeping them fresher and firmer for longer.

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Plastic-Free Book
How to Live Plast-Free

Plastic-Free Book

Encourage someone to move towards a plastic-free existence with this informative guide book. With stats, solutions, and personal stories, this book will provide a blueprint on how to reduce and ultimately eliminate the use of harmful plastic and help to save the planet.

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Cotopaxi Teca Hald-Zip Windbreaker
Covet-worthy Clothing with a Cause

Cotopaxi Teca Hald-Zip Windbreaker

The Teca half zip windbreaker protects the planet as well as people, thanks to the repurposed materials it’s made from. Water and wind resistant, the lightweight unisex jacket uses polyester taffeta which was destined for landfill and is available in a range of colors and sizes.

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LunchBots Stainless Steel Bento Box

LunchBots Stainless Steel Bento Box

Bento boxes are brilliant for taking lunch to work or school, but when they’re made from plastic, they’re also made with chemicals. Rid your food of toxins by using this smart and stylish stainless steel Bento box, which features one large compartment and two smaller ones to keep foods separate.

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EcoCrock Counter Compost Bin

EcoCrock Counter Compost Bin

Not everyone has room in the garden for a compost heap, so when space is at a premium, give them this indoor mini compost bin. With activated charcoal in the lid to eliminate smells, this attractive easy to clean bin can hold up to 3 quarts of food scraps.

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Living Libations Seabuckthorn Oil
Made from Ethically Derived Plants

Living Libations Seabuckthorn Oil

Made using only natural, organic ingredients, this skin elixir will feed the skin with nothing but goodness. With cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing actions, this all-in-one sea buckthorn liquid is rich in omega fatty acids and vitamins to penetrate deep into the skin and let inner beauty shine.

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Nebia Spa Shower Head
Use 65% Less Water

Nebia Spa Shower Head

There’s no plumber needed to install the Nebia shower because it’s as easy as changing a lightbulb. However, it also saves water wastage, meaning you cut down both your water and electricity usage – so much so, in fact, that these showers have saved more than 100 million gallons of water already!

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Moso Natural Air Purifying Bag

Moso Natural Air Purifying Bag

Filled with only bamboo charcoal, these Moso bags are perfect for absorbing nasty niffs and bad odors. Unlike manufactured air fresheners which can contain toxic chemicals such as formaldehyde, these fragrance-free bags use no chemicals at all, and can even be sprinkled onto the garden when it’s time to replace.

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Coyuchi Organic Bed Set
Soft, Eco-friendly and 100% Organic

Coyuchi Organic Bed Set

Made from 100% organic cotton, this bedding set keeps both you and the planet safe. With no toxic pesticides used in the production, these sheets, covers, and pillowcases protect the workers, the planet, and of course you from touching or breathing in any nasty chemicals.

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AllBirds Eco-Friendly Wool Shoes
The Most Comfy Eco-friendly Shoes

AllBirds Eco-Friendly Wool Shoes

One way to reduce a carbon footprint, quite literally, is by choosing a more planet-friendly shoe. With the average sneaker releasing 12.5 kg CO2e, Allbirds shoes have a decidedly smaller emission of 7.6kg, made possible by swapping synthetic materials for natural and renewable alternatives, and reducing energy used in production.

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All-Natural Candles
For the Diserning Candle Affecianado

All-Natural Candles

Candles are undoubtedly the best way for adding a cozy ambience to any room, but they can come at a price to the planet. These ones, however, are totally earth-friendly as they are made from domestically grown soy wax and paraben-free fragrances so they don’t throw out any nasty chemicals.

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Blueland Clean Essentials Kit
Reusable Cleaning Bottles

Blueland Clean Essentials Kit

Safe for use around people and pets, The Clean Essentials kit is all you need to replace household cleaning products. With 4 handy reusable bottles (including one for foaming hand soap), this kit also contains tablets which can be mixed with water to make four different eco-friendly alternatives.

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Collapsible Water Bottle

Collapsible Water Bottle

Made from BPA-free plastic and silicone, this collapsible bottle is perfect for hiking or just for day to day use. Once the drink is finished, the bottle can be folded down and slipped into a pocket, rather than being thrown in the trash like a standard single-use bottle.

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Boie Durable and Reusable Toothbrush
Replaceable Head and 100% Recyclable

Boie Durable and Reusable Toothbrush

Forget plastic toothbrushes, this one from Boie USA makes much more sense. With a silicone-like feel, these TPA brushes have replaceable heads which last twice as long as standard nylon brush heads, and are far gentler on the teeth and gums while also being fully recyclable.

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Canby Wood Sunglasses
10% Donated to Charity

Canby Wood Sunglasses

Made from premium grade hardwood and offering 100% UVA/UVB protection, these glasses make a thoughtful eco-friendly gift for anyone who likes to spend time in the sun. Lightweight but strong, these glasses even arrive in a case made from recycled chipboard for added planet kindness.

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Goodbye Detergent Spaghetti Corn Scrubs

Goodbye Detergent Spaghetti Corn Scrubs

Cut right down on the amount of dish soap you use with this ingenious Japanese spaghetti scrub. Needing little to no soap, this scrub gently but effectively cleans pots, pans, plates and more and can be disinfected in the microwave or dishwasher, while lasting up to 6 months.

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Kindle Oasis
For the Eco-conscious Book Lover

Kindle Oasis

Reading is a pleasure we should all indulge in as much as possible, and with the new Kindle Oasis, it’s easier than ever. With a new ‘page turn’ facility and adjustable paperwhite screen, books, magazines, and even newspapers are right there to be enjoyed whenever and wherever.

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Girlfriend Collective High-rise Leggings
Ethical Manufacturing and Recycled Materials

Girlfriend Collective High-rise Leggings

You wouldn’t know it to look at them, but these beautiful leggings are made from recycled plastic bottles! Not only that, but they are dyed using eco-friendly dyes, and the waste water is then cleaned and cooled, while the dye ‘mud’ is turned into sidewalks and roads.

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Wine Bottle Drinking Glasses
Stylish Wine Glasses Using Reclaimed Wine Bottles

Wine Bottle Drinking Glasses

So many wine bottle end up in the trash, but these glasses will go some way to reducing that waste. Made from reclaimed wine bottles, they are cut, fire-polished, and finished into unusual drinking vessels which are available in either colored or clear sets of four.

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Telescoping Reusable Straw
Eco-friendly Reusable Straws to Reduce Plastic Waste

Telescoping Reusable Straw

Soft-tipped and portable, this stainless steel straw will put an end to using and disposing of single use plastic straws. As it retracts inside the sleek case – which comes in 4 different colors – it won’t even leave drips of soda while it’s in their purse or their pocket.

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Brooklyn Bicycle Co Commuter Bikes
OMG-worthy Bikes for the Ultimate Earth-friendly Commute

Brooklyn Bicycle Co Commuter Bikes

Utilize pedal power and leave the car in the garage with one of these awesome bikes. Made in Brooklyn, the bikes can be shipped to a store near you, meaning you can cut down on your carbon footprint from the moment you ride it away from the store.

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BioLite CampStove 2
Climate Neutral Cooking in Nature

BioLite CampStove 2

This incredible camp stove will do so much more than heat up food! Running on nothing more than wood, it comes with an integrated battery which is charged by the flames (which can be used to then recharge devices), and even features an invaluable USB flashlight.

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