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    21 Last-Minute Gifts That Are Fun, Fresh, And Eco-Friendly

    For the pal who's greener than the Grinch!

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    1. A glass tumbler that comes with a removable tea infuser — it'll help them cut back on disposable cups and tea bags. It comes with a sleeve too, so they won't scorch their hands.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $49.99.

    2. A set of reusable beauty pads that'll save them from ever buying the usual disposable cotton ones again. They're made of organic bamboo cotton that'll be kind to their sensitive skin. Plus, the company who makes 'em plants a tree for every purchase, which is just swell if you ask me.

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    It comes with eight makeup remover pads, a pair of cleansing gloves, two face cloths, a laundry bag and a headband.

    Get it on Amazon for $24.97.

    3. A set of six merino wool dryer balls that'll cut down on static, wrinkles, and how long their laundry needs to spend in the dryer. They're made of hypoallergenic organic wool, so they won't add anything to their clothes that would irritate their skin.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $15.99. Also available in different sizes.

    4. An eyeshadow palette that'll lend their lids a rose-coloured gradient, without the glasses. It's made with shea butter and mica instead of talc, and its packaging is totally recyclable too (which is heckin' rad).

    The eye shadow palette shown open and spread over a surface
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    Get it from Sephora Canada for $33.

    5. A shampoo and conditioner bar that'll save them from throwing away unnecessary plastic packaging. They're vegan, cruelty free, and don't have any palm oil in them either.

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    Pair these with an eco-friendly soap container.

    Get the shampoo for $23 and the conditioner for $25, both from Amazon Canada.

    6. A travel cutlery set that'll save them from grabbing disposable utensils whenever they get takeout. It comes with a lil' case they can tuck away in whatever bag they use day to day.

    The set of cutlery next to its compact case
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    It comes with a fork, knife, spoon, chopsticks, two straws, a straw cleaning brush, and a case.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.99.

    7. A cute bath towel that'll add a lil' charm to their bathroom. It's made of organic cotton, which means no harmful fertilizers or pesticides were used when it was made. Woo!

    Two towels (one hand and one bath) stacked together in a clean bathroom
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    Get it from Simons for $28. Also available in a hand towel size.

    8. A pack of six Canadian-made soaps, each with its own delightful scent. They're vegan friendly and already come in cute packaging, so you don't even have to wrap them.

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    The scents are avocado and grapefruit, coconut, eucalyptus and mint, lavender, lemongrass, and seaweed and sea salt.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $21.95.

    9. An insulated tumbler that'll save them from using disposable cups whenever they grab a coffee to go. It'll also keep their icy drinks frosty when the weather's warm — reviewers say they'll still have ice in their cup after six hours.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $39.99.

    10. A set of wooden kitchen utensils that'll save their pans from getting scratched while they're cooking. They're made of teak (hardwood), which is resistant to warping or cracking in harsh temps (so they won't have to replace them constantly).

    A wooden ladle, two spatulas, and a straining spoon
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $33.83.

    11. A guide book that'll help them adopt a greener lifestyle. It has one new sustainable change to make for every week of the year, so it'll give them realistic goals to meet without bombarding them with things they should or shouldn't do.

    The front cover of Jen Chillingsworth's "Live Green"
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.70. Also available on Kindle.

    12. A SodaStream that'll save them from running to the corner store every time they want a glass of fizzy water. They can use it without electricity, and they'll cut back on plastic waste.

    A person sitting next to a glass of bubbly water and their soda stream
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    It comes with a reusable plastic bottle and a CO2 canister they can refill.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $137+. Available in three colours.

    13. A cute notebook that'll give them a special spot to write their new year resolutions in. It's made out of recycled paper, so they can check "be more sustainable" off their list right away.

    The notebook with a cute bear standing on geometric shapes etched into it
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.28.

    14. A reusable grocery bag set that'll help them shrink that hoard of plastic bags they've got hiding in a cupboard. It comes with a cute tote and three mesh bags that can collapse into a compact pouch.

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    Plus, they're made out of recycled plastic.

    Get it from Simons for $25.

    15. Or this set of super-cute cotton bags they can use for produce, bread, or even as packing organizers (for whenever we can travel again). Each bag is equipped with a drawstring that'll make it easy for them to keep their things secure.

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    Get the set of three from Simons for $20.

    16. A mitt and potholder set that'll add a touch of cozy and class to their ~artisanal~ kitchen. They're made with super-soft felt, hand sewn with fair trade wool in Nepal.

    A pan next to the wooly pot holder and mit on a table
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    Get it from Simons for $24.

    17. An eco-friendly silicone travel cup they can use on their way back from saving the planet. It's collapsible, so they can squeeze it into their smallest purse if they have to.

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    It even comes with a reusable straw.

    Get it on Simons for $25. Available in three colours.

    18. A Farsali liquid highlighter that'll make them glow — and not just from the shimmer. It's packed with hyaluronic acid that'll plump their skin with hydration, too. All of the ingredients are vegan and cruelty free, which is always a plus.

    A shimmering close-up of the liquid highlighter
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    Get it from Sephora Canada for $69. Also available in a mini size.

    19. A canteen bottle that'll do wonders on hikes, adventures, or at the office. It's triple insulated, so it'll keep their coffee piping hot for 12 hours, or their water icy for over a whole heckin' day.

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    Get it from Simons for $50.

    20. A Glow Recipe Lip Pop duo that'll start out as an exfoliator and finish as a tinted balm. They'll get a watermelon and blueberry balm, in packaging that is totally recyclable.

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    Get them from Sephora Canada for $29.

    21. A pack of bee's wax food sheets that'll save them from relying on plastic wrap to cover their leftovers. They'll just need the heat of their hands to seal them shut, and can reuse them after giving them a wash in cool water.

    Three wraps on a counter covering a pitcher of juice and a pie
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    Get the pack of three from Simons for $30.

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