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    24 Eco-Friendly Gifts Anyone Would Want To Receive This Year

    From biodegradable yoga mats to notebooks made from stone.

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    1. A bright and bold set of reusable "unpaper towels" to help them ditch their paper towel habit.

    Marley's Monsters / Etsy

    This rainbow pack comes with 24 different "unpaper towels" that are durable, absorbent, and come out to about 12"x10" each in size.

    Get a pack of 24 from Marley's Monsters on Etsy for $56.

    2. Fashionable nylon bags that fold up into a tiny square when they aren't in use — and not only do these bags fold up small enough to fit in your pocket, but they are made from 40% recycled materials.

    Baggu

    Get a set of three from Baggu for $36 (available in five colors).

    3. A Tronco glass tumbler with a silicone straw so that they can sip sustainably wherever they go.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in four colors).

    4. A sleek, modern notebook that's made from recycled stone (not paper!) with pages that are sleek and smooth to the touch.

    Karst

    This special paper is made from recycled stones that are turned into powder and then pushed through heavy rollers to become as thin as paper. Plus, the pages are recyclable and will degrade in the sun within a year.

    Get them from Karst Stone Paper for $24.95 (available in six colors and four page layouts).

    5. Bamboo and cotton blend socks that help fund anti-poaching initiatives. This pair, for example, donates to the The WildCats Conservation Alliance and is meant to aid endangered Amur leopards.

    Endangered Socks / Etsy

    Each pair of Endangered Socks helps a different endangered animal.

    Get it from Endangered Socks on Etsy for $16.41.

    6. A sustainable planter that's entirely biodegradable and made from grain fibers.

    Ecoforms

    Ecoforms is truly committed to sustainable gardening, down to their factory being solar-powered and delivery trucks running on bio-diesel.

    Get it from Ecoforms for $15.99.

    7. A no-waste lunch kit from Brooklyn's Package Free that'll help anyone be a little more green. This kit comes with with reusable bamboo utensils, a silicone sandwich bag, a napkin/hankie, and an airtight stainless steel container.

    Package Free Shop

    Get it from Package Free Shop for $56.

    8. A fully collapsable travel cup they can take anywhere on the go.

    Stojo

    Not only do they come in cute colors, but the cup comes apart into smaller pieces to clean with ease. (It's also easy to put back together.)

    Get them from Stojo for $15.

    9. A set of reusable face pads that'll take their make-up off with ease and are much more eco-friendly than going through pack after pack of cotton rounds.

    MummyMarvellousMakes / Etsy

    Get a pack of seven from MummyMarvellousMakes on Etsy for $12.24 (available in two fabrics).

    10. Silicone cups for the friend that loves to bake. These reusable silicone molds are non-stick, easy to clean, and are freezer-, microwave-, dishwasher-, and oven-safe.

    Amazon

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $6.71.

    11. A colorful keychain made from old newspapers that'll help them find their keys with ease.

    By Amber and Rose / Etsy

    These bright little balls are artisan-made from old recycled newspaper shreds.

    Get it from By Amber and Rose on Etsy for $6.77. (They have really cute coasters made from recycled newspaper as well!)

    12. A 16-pack of fruit and vegetable seeds to bring that farm-to-table life to their own backyard. This particular pack includes everything from beets to basil and is certified organic!

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $24.97.

    13. A knit beanie made from organic cotton and organic hemp.

    Soul Role / Etsy

    This beanie — and the entire Soul Role line — is sustainable and unisex.

    Get it from Soul Role on Etsy for $24.95.

    14. A make-up remover towel that will reduce their need for less eco-friendly options like paper wipes and cotton rounds.

    Grove Collaborative

    Upgrade their disposable wipes with this velvet-y soft makeup remover towel.

    Get it from Grove Collaborative for $12.95.

    15. An Amtrak gift certificate — or money towards any local public transit, really — to help them follow in Greta Thunberg's footsteps and keep their climate footprint low.

    Nik Wheeler / Getty Images

    Air travel emissions are some of the highest and can be easily avoided by traveling on the ground. Boats, trains, and other public transit sources are an eco-friendly gift that any commuter can appreciate.

    You can buy an Amtrak gift card for any amount up to $500 here.

    16. An eco-friendly yoga mat made from biodegradable and natural tree rubber. These unique mats are manufactured with zero waste, to boot!

    Manduka

    Get it from Manduka for $78.

    17. A delicious-smelling body wash that's made with vegan, cruelty-free ingredients like coconut and sunflower oil and can be refilled at a number of stores cross the country.

    Bathing Culture

    I personally love the scent of this product *and* how planet-forward the company is.

    Get it from Bathing Culture for $35.

    18. A set of woven napkins to replace their paper napkins.

    Anthropologie

    With napkins this cute, who would ever look back at the paper version?

    Get a set of four from Anthropologie for $28.

    19. Pull-on Chelsea sneakers that are made entirely from recycled plastic bottles.

    Rothy's

    Rothy's takes the waste of plastic bottles and does some sort of magic to them to turn them into plastic fabric threads and eventually into the shoes you see above. Witchcraft!

    Get them from Rothy's for $145 (available in sizes 5-13).

    20. A set of baby toys that are made from recycled plastic milk jugs, packaged in recycled materials, and are printed with soy ink.

    Green Tos

    I've given these toys as gifts before and can attest to how adorable they are.

    Get it from Green Toys for $29.99.

    21. A rose quartz eye palette that's made from naturally-derived ingredients and 100% sustainably-sourced materials.

    Aether Beauty

    Get it from Aether Beauty for $58.

    22. A hand-poured soy wax candle made in recycled glass and available in a delicious lemon and purple verbana scent.

    Recycled Glass Candle / Etsy

    Get it from Recycled Glass Candle on Etsy for $18.

    23. A set of brightly-colored pencils that were handmade in Sri Lanka from recycled newspapers — no forests were destructed for these writing utensils!

    By Amber And Rose / Etsy

    Get a set of five from By Amber And Rose on Etsy for $6.77.

    24. An easy-to-install bidet system to treat their bum with the utmost care. This is the perfect gift for the friend who cares about their derrière.

    Amazon

    You know the ones — they use special wipes, they might already have a Squatty Potty, and they call it "their throne." Help them ditch paper wipes by a gifting a luxurious bidet.

    Get it at Amazon for $79.

    And if you need something eco-friendly to wrap your presents with, may I suggest this gorgeous wrapping paper thats 100% recyclable, compostable, and made with soy-based inks?

    Amazon

    Ever since I switched to using Wrappily paper to wrap my gifts a few years back, I've gotten so many compliments on how good they look (not to brag!). Each sheet comes with a different print on each side, which makes the unwrapping even more fun.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    Or, buy some reusable gift bags that they'll be able to use over and over again.

    lil e creations / Etsy

    You can keep using them over and over again — or as long as you can keep them clean!

    Get a set of four from lil e creations on Etsy for $20.

    What are your favorite eco-friendly gifts to give? Let us know in the comments!

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