Sustainable Holiday Gift Ideas

Updated: Jan 15, 2019

Looking for sustainable and eco-friendly gifts this holiday season? ASDA Sustainability has plenty of gift ideas for the environmentalist in your life!

❄With the world heading towards ridding of plastic straws, California is working to ban straws in the next few years, glass and stainless-steel straws are the way of the future!

https://www.amazon.com/Stainless-Drinking-Carrying-Cleaning-Eco-friendly/dp/B07GZHP4LN/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&amp&qid=1543626552&amp&sr=8-4&amp&keywords=eco-friendly+gifts

❄ If you or someone you know forgets a reusable bag every time you go shopping, get a funny or cool recycled bag to keep in your car and wherever else you may need it. Instead of using clear plastic bags, purchase a reusable produce bag to bring to Wegmans too!

https://www.amazon.com/Original-Friendly-Through-Washable-Reusable/dp/B014955KB0/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1543626552&sr=8-5&keywords=eco-friendly+gifts\

❄ If you are looking for a gift that comes from eco-friendly companies, check out this Forbes link that highlights items made from recycled material such as jackets, socks, yoga mats, swimwear, and unique everyday items like a coffee French Press.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/eshachhabra/2016/12/13/the-eco-friendly-holiday-gift-guide-stylish-yet-sustainable-gifts-that-are-good-for-the-planet/#291c36fe1451

❄ For the urban farmer, consider this novel counter-top composter from Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003ZFW0YQ?tag=buzz0f-20&ascsubtag=4679069%2C9%2C24%2Cd%2C0%2C0%2Cgoogle.com%2C553%3A1

❄ For a student who packs their lunches everyday: this reusable, reseal-able bag is basically everything-SAFE (dishwasher, microwave, freezer)!

https://www.amazon.com/FLEX-LOCK-Eco-Friendly-Dishwasher-

Resealable/dp/B07F11WMLW/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&qid=1543635514&sr=8-

16&keywords=eco+friendly+gifts

❄ Also in lunch gifts are reusable food wrap, such as Bee’s Wrap that is plastic-free!

https://www.amazon.com/Bees-Wrap-Assorted-Sustainable-

Honeycomb/dp/B0126LMDFK/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1543626490&sr=8-

3&keywords=reusable+beeswax+food+wraps

❄ For someone who brings a plastic water bottle to class every day, or forgets to pick up a Starbucks before school, we recommend a reusable bottle that is insulated for over 24 hours to preserve hot and cold drinks. It is made with stainless steel and its eco-friendly bamboo exterior prevents sweat. As an added bonus, Welly donates 1$ to clean water projects around the world!

https://www.amazon.com/Welly-Vacuum-Insulated-Infusing-

Stainless/dp/B077FNR6TR/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1543635570&sr=8-2-

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❄ Try some beautiful gift wrap that you can plant later and grow in your yard or house!

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Flowers/dp/B0091NS0YK/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1543626552&sr=8-10&keywords=eco-

friendly+gifts

Some other ideas for the holiday season are:

❄ For the person that has everything, consider a zero-waste gift. Concert tickets, a camping adventure, cooking classes, a plant, a massage gift certificate, dance lessons, or a IOU card are all unique ideas that

would be just as well appreciated by the receiver!

❄ Gifts childrenwill love include a zoo membership, a kite, or planting a tree together!

❄ You can makea thoughtful and heartfelt gift yourself by writing a poem, story or song about someone, baking a dessert or meal, or crafting artwork.

❄ For your socially-consciousfriend look into local stores to purchase gifts from, an Etsy artist, Ten Thousand Villages Fair Trade Online Store, Grounds for Change Fair Trade Coffee, Tea & Chocolate.

❄ Pay it forward or put your money to helping othersby adopting a whale, wolf, polar bear or puffin! Alternatively, give a family chicks, a goat, pigs, or sheep with the World Vision company.

https://donate.worldvision.org/gift-

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