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29 Eco-Friendly Gifts You Can't Go Wrong With

Think macro this holiday season.

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1. A planter that's made with a blend of recycled wood and corn-derived bioplastic.

Promising review: "Was sent quickly and looks beautiful! Be sure to check sizes against the metric system." —LyndseyGet it from MinimumDesign on Etsy for $17.61+ (available in three sizes).And check out the whole collection here.
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Promising review: "Was sent quickly and looks beautiful! Be sure to check sizes against the metric system." —Lyndsey

Get it from MinimumDesign on Etsy for $17.61+ (available in three sizes).

And check out the whole collection here.

2. A roomy canvas tote they can take along to the grocery store so there's no need to get a baggy at checkout.

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Promising review: "This has become my go-to day bag. The canvas is sturdy and easily carries two large library books without any sign of stress. I love that it is machine-washable. The bag snaps securely closed and is easy to pack on long trips. I have already gifted one to a friend." —student09

Get it from Amazon for $32 (available in 16 colorways).

3. A pack of reusable glass drinking straws, which'll give them the nudge they need to finally ditch the plastic.

They're also dishwasher- and microwave-safe!Get them from Manduhglass on Etsy for $12 (for a pack of six) or find a similar — albeit dot-free — option on Amazon for $7.99.
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They're also dishwasher- and microwave-safe!

Get them from Manduhglass on Etsy for $12 (for a pack of six) or find a similar — albeit dot-free — option on Amazon for $7.99.

4. Or a bamboo cutlery set that comes with a metal straw and cleaning brush (the whole sustainable fam!).

Promising review: "This is the perfect eco-friendly set. The separate pouches make for clean and cute storage. Which makes this ideal for picnic lunches at the park or camping trips! I’ve used straws like these before and love them. They are easy to clean with the straw brushes provided. Please note these work great for your typical 8-12 oz cups." —Amazon CustomerGet it from Amazon for $13.99.
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Promising review: "This is the perfect eco-friendly set. The separate pouches make for clean and cute storage. Which makes this ideal for picnic lunches at the park or camping trips! I’ve used straws like these before and love them. They are easy to clean with the straw brushes provided. Please note these work great for your typical 8-12 oz cups." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

5. A totally decomposable razor with a bamboo handle to combat the estimated 2 billion razors thrown into landfills every year.

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Promising review: "I️ purchased this razor because I wanted to be more eco-friendly and loved the idea of a reusable, no-plastic razor. Now I’m in love because of how cheap it is: $20 for the razor and $10 for 100 blade refills is so much better than the price of the wasteful plastic cartridges. The razor works great too, which is probably the most important factor. It takes me a bit longer to shave using the single-blade safety razor than it did with disposable cartridges but the shave is just as close and smooth. Doesn’t hurt that the razor looks great too." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $21.97.

6. A mosaic made of recycled aluminum beer cans that flicker in the wind.

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Get it from Uncommon Goods for $100.

7. A book on the intersection of sustainability and contemporary design to give them a more holistic sense of living green.

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Get it from Amazon for $58.97, Barnes & Noble for $45.85, or a local bookseller through Indiebound.

8. A waterproof Bluetooth speaker designed with FSC-certified wood and recyclable aluminum housing.

Promising review: "I received this as a Christmas gift and I love it. The sound is great for its size, it is very clear, and I was very surprised by the bass. I also like that it's small enough that I can clip it on my purse and it's not bulky or annoying. It has a very fun look to it as well — it suits my style. I especially like the wood. I have had very good luck with Marley products in the past so I am very happy to have received this as a gift. I take it with me to the beach, to do yoga in the backyard, to go for a walk, to listen to while cooking, painting, reading, or working out and other stuff like that, and it's very convenient." —Amazon CustomerGet it from Amazon for $49.80.Find more of the best portable Bluetooth speakers on BuzzFeed Reviews.
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Promising review: "I received this as a Christmas gift and I love it. The sound is great for its size, it is very clear, and I was very surprised by the bass. I also like that it's small enough that I can clip it on my purse and it's not bulky or annoying. It has a very fun look to it as well — it suits my style. I especially like the wood. I have had very good luck with Marley products in the past so I am very happy to have received this as a gift. I take it with me to the beach, to do yoga in the backyard, to go for a walk, to listen to while cooking, painting, reading, or working out and other stuff like that, and it's very convenient." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $49.80.

Find more of the best portable Bluetooth speakers on BuzzFeed Reviews.

9. Merkaela, a subscription box that comes packed with natural, organic, and chemical-free products.

Each delivery comes with four to six all-natural health and wellness items including bath salts, handmade soap, body butter, loose leaf teas, and more.Promising review: "I was pleasantly surprised by what was in this box. Sometimes what you see advertised is not quite what you get but I am pleased with everything. The contents were nicely packaged with care, the bracelet I got is lovely, I love all the glass jars, and the soap smells fantastic. I got seven items: Earl Gray tea, Cypress body butter, juniper sage salt bath, lavender meditation elixir, sweetgrass bar soap, the bracelet, and the sage-like burners. Awesome!" —JanisGet it from Cratejoy for $35/three months (your choice of "basic" or "vegan").
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Each delivery comes with four to six all-natural health and wellness items including bath salts, handmade soap, body butter, loose leaf teas, and more.

Promising review: "I was pleasantly surprised by what was in this box. Sometimes what you see advertised is not quite what you get but I am pleased with everything. The contents were nicely packaged with care, the bracelet I got is lovely, I love all the glass jars, and the soap smells fantastic. I got seven items: Earl Gray tea, Cypress body butter, juniper sage salt bath, lavender meditation elixir, sweetgrass bar soap, the bracelet, and the sage-like burners. Awesome!" —Janis

Get it from Cratejoy for $35/three months (your choice of "basic" or "vegan").

10. A pack of degradable wheat straw-fiber plates for your clumsiest friend — customers confirm they are truly unbreakable.

Promising review: "Just what we were looking for! Lightweight, microwaveable plates that look nice and are very practical. They are slightly on the small side, but hold plenty. I love that they have a slight lip to them. Helps prevent accidents when carrying food from one place to another." —Kyle W.Get a three-pack from Amazon for $18.29.
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Promising review: "Just what we were looking for! Lightweight, microwaveable plates that look nice and are very practical. They are slightly on the small side, but hold plenty. I love that they have a slight lip to them. Helps prevent accidents when carrying food from one place to another." —Kyle W.

Get a three-pack from Amazon for $18.29.

11. A plastic-free phone case from Pela, the globally minded company that donates 5% of total sales to an environmental charity.

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Get it from Pela Case for $36+ (available in 12 classic colors or engraved options).

12. A pack of plant-based sponges that may not be the flashiest gift — but are certainly the most sparkling-clean.

Promising review: "These are really great sponges. It really bugs me when people complain that environmentally friendly products aren't as effective as their 'conventional' counterparts. Does this sponge last as long as a Scotch-Brite regular sponge? No. But it does almost as good a job, and is very cheap for how long it lasts." —BuyerGet a three-pack on Amazon for $11.13 (for a three- or six-pack).
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Promising review: "These are really great sponges. It really bugs me when people complain that environmentally friendly products aren't as effective as their 'conventional' counterparts. Does this sponge last as long as a Scotch-Brite regular sponge? No. But it does almost as good a job, and is very cheap for how long it lasts." —Buyer

Get a three-pack on Amazon for $11.13 (for a three- or six-pack).

13. Nest, a smart thermostat to help them limit their energy usage right from their phone.

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Promising review: "It truly is an investment that will pay itself off and yield dividends in the future. In the first month, our bill was the lowest it has been in the one year since we purchased our home. The setup was a breeze (so easy a caveman can do it!) and after the setup it is smooth sailing, like those commercials for the Easy-Bake Oven, set it and forget it! Anyway, I digress, but I highly recommend the Nest to anyone contemplating investing in one. Not only will you thank yourself afterwards, the earth and environment will thank you for saving energy as well! —Lauren A. Thompson

Get it from Amazon for $208 or Bed Bath & Beyond for $249 (available in five colors).

14. A waxed canvas lunch box that beats bringing wasteful materials to work every day.

Promising review: "Purchased this bag as a gift and my husband loves it. It's spacious enough to hold a few lunch containers of various sizes. The waxed canvas keeps its rolled shape, so don't worry that it doesn't have a traditional handle! I plan on getting one for myself as well." —MGJGet it from Amazon for $22.97 (available in blue, brown, and grey).
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Promising review: "Purchased this bag as a gift and my husband loves it. It's spacious enough to hold a few lunch containers of various sizes. The waxed canvas keeps its rolled shape, so don't worry that it doesn't have a traditional handle! I plan on getting one for myself as well." —MGJ

Get it from Amazon for $22.97 (available in blue, brown, and grey).

15. A sleek travel tumbler so they can cut down on buying bottled beverages.

Promising review: "I like my coffee scalding hot. I filled my Kinto travel tumbler at Starbucks this morning at 9 a.m. (granted not as hot as I would have liked) but at 5 p.m. my coffee is still hot enough that i will drink it! Very happy with my purchase." —Linda TakahashiGet it from Amazon for $35.90+ (available in small and large and in six colors).
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Promising review: "I like my coffee scalding hot. I filled my Kinto travel tumbler at Starbucks this morning at 9 a.m. (granted not as hot as I would have liked) but at 5 p.m. my coffee is still hot enough that i will drink it! Very happy with my purchase." —Linda Takahashi

Get it from Amazon for $35.90+ (available in small and large and in six colors).

16. A pack of reusable crocheted mop covers if their wet-wipe use has gotten out of hand.

Promising review: "Fast shipping, great quality, and the happy colors brighten my day while cleaning :)" —Heather BuffalowGet a set of three from ShadyCreekFarmNC on Etsy for $20 (available standard or XL and in 23 colors).
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Promising review: "Fast shipping, great quality, and the happy colors brighten my day while cleaning :)" —Heather Buffalow

Get a set of three from ShadyCreekFarmNC on Etsy for $20 (available standard or XL and in 23 colors).

17. A bag of long-lasting, organic soap nuts to take the place of their standard laundry detergent.

Promising review: "The one pound bag lasted me a year and a half. And with four of us in my family, I do about 6–7 loads per week. I LOVE soap nuts and would never go back to detergent. My daughter's eczema has cleared up some because of these berries, too. I would highly recommend these to everybody, even if you don't have any sensitivities." —MorganGet it from Amazon for $18.95 (for one-pound).
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Promising review: "The one pound bag lasted me a year and a half. And with four of us in my family, I do about 6–7 loads per week. I LOVE soap nuts and would never go back to detergent. My daughter's eczema has cleared up some because of these berries, too. I would highly recommend these to everybody, even if you don't have any sensitivities." —Morgan

Get it from Amazon for $18.95 (for one-pound).

18. The Homestead Box, a monthly subscription service that'll send them all the things they need to be self-sufficient (and, in turn, environmentally conscious).

They'll get gardening books, water hose heads, starter seeds, and a whole lot more.Get it from Cratejoy for $24.99/month (your choice of three different boxes).
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They'll get gardening books, water hose heads, starter seeds, and a whole lot more.

Get it from Cratejoy for $24.99/month (your choice of three different boxes).

19. A delightful set of "unpaper towels" they can use again and again.

Promising review: "Quick shipping and great that I was able to customize the backing! These are super helpful in reducing our waste around the house."—Jenna KleinGet it from AnneRiggsDesigns on Etsy for $45+ (for a set of 12; check out the whole sustainable collection here).
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Promising review: "Quick shipping and great that I was able to customize the backing! These are super helpful in reducing our waste around the house."—Jenna Klein

Get it from AnneRiggsDesigns on Etsy for $45+ (for a set of 12; check out the whole sustainable collection here).

20. A set of reclaimed record coasters for the audiophile in your life.

Promising review: "While this gift isn't for myself, I was thrilled upon receiving it. It looked even better in person than it did online. I love that it's made from real records because it gives it an authentic look. I can't wait to see my uncle's face when he opens it." —LBGet it from Uncommon Goods for $25.
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Promising review: "While this gift isn't for myself, I was thrilled upon receiving it. It looked even better in person than it did online. I love that it's made from real records because it gives it an authentic look. I can't wait to see my uncle's face when he opens it." —LB

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $25.

21. An odorless, biomorphic (and stunningly attractive, IMO) composter that'll give them a home for their food scraps and a hardy meal for the worms.

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Promising review: "Its beautiful look fits my kitchen. My kid checks the composter like crazy, and sometimes the seeds from our food waste germinate. Even though it's a bit small for us, it still helps me deal with my everyday food waste and fertilize my plants!" —Amy

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $199.

22. A motion-sensor smart light so their lights only stay on when they need them on.

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Promising review: "This is a great little gadget if you have a room that would be convenient to have the lights come on when you enter. I use it in my kitchen — when I arrive home at my apartment after work, the door opens into the kitchen, so as soon as I come in, I have light. It has a very nice wide angle of motion detection." —Jason

Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

23. A modern necklace made with sustainable vegetable resin.

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $29.99.
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Get it from Uncommon Goods for $29.99.

24. A solid brass tea strainer to convert them to loose-leaf tea drinkers (and resist the urge to use bags).

Get it from Food52 for $44.
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Get it from Food52 for $44.

25. A low-flow showerhead, because, hey, some people love a practical gift and this thing will save them up to 30% more energy and water (not to mention a whole lot on their utilities bills).

Promising review: "First bill (only used the heads for 20 days of the bill) we cut our water consumption down to 4,400 gallons (from 6,300)! Saved $23 on our water bill. So they paid themselves off in less than a month. Plus we can feel good for saving water and the energy to involved with treating it." —awesomenessGet it from Amazon for $8 (available in white and chrome).
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Promising review: "First bill (only used the heads for 20 days of the bill) we cut our water consumption down to 4,400 gallons (from 6,300)! Saved $23 on our water bill. So they paid themselves off in less than a month. Plus we can feel good for saving water and the energy to involved with treating it." —awesomeness

Get it from Amazon for $8 (available in white and chrome).

26. A set of recycled bamboo measuring cups and spoons so they can make a small but measurable difference.

The set includes: four nested measuring cups (1 cup, 1/2 cup, 1/3 cup, 1/4 cup) and a measuring spoon set (1 tbsp and 1 tsp).Get it from Food52 for $28.
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The set includes: four nested measuring cups (1 cup, 1/2 cup, 1/3 cup, 1/4 cup) and a measuring spoon set (1 tbsp and 1 tsp).

Get it from Food52 for $28.

27. A recycled bamboo serving tray to go with that so they can have breakfast in bed whenever they please.

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Get it from Food52 for $28 (available in yellow and lagoon).

28. A BuzzFeed Reviews-approved bidet, because using toilet paper in the year 2018 is honestly kinda shitty!

Promising review: "The Luxe Bidet Neo 120 has soured me on pooping in bidet-less toilets forever. It's shown me the difference between rubbing peanut butter out of shag carpeting with a paper towel, and that sparkling clean feeling you get right when you step out of the shower." —MercuryGet it from Amazon for $34.50 (available in blue/white and white). And read our full review of the bidet here.
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Promising review: "The Luxe Bidet Neo 120 has soured me on pooping in bidet-less toilets forever. It's shown me the difference between rubbing peanut butter out of shag carpeting with a paper towel, and that sparkling clean feeling you get right when you step out of the shower." —Mercury

Get it from Amazon for $34.50 (available in blue/white and white).

And read our full review of the bidet here.

29. And a BPA-free bamboo bento box they can throw in the microwave and dishwasher.

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Promising review: "This bento box is perfect for what I need. Instead of bringing several containers to work each day, I just bring this. It's great that I can have a hot meal for future heating in one section and cold food items in the other. Each section is sealed airtight — no leaking. They heat up in the microwave easily. The little air vent helps with reheating. They clean up super easy with soapy water. Well made. Fairly stylish. Great product." —Chuck Ghoulie

Get it from Amazon for $21.95.

*Takes a deep breath and pretends we are not hurdling toward a major climate crisis in 2040*

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