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21 Eco-Friendly Gifts To Give This Year

For the person on your list who's environmentally woke.

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1. A backpack made from recycled billboards.

rareform.com

Promising review: "Totally vibin’ with this backpack. So cool and unique. Also great in the rain because the water doesn’t soak into all your stuff!!! Love that every backpack is unique and that they are recycling materials so they are good for the planet too!! Mad respect. Would recommend to anyone." —Lexy M.

Get it from Rareform for $82.

3. A set of bamboo cooking utensils to use instead of plastic.

amazon.com

Promising review: "I have never used bamboo cooking utensils before but I am now a fan. No pan scratches, fare well in my dishwasher, and work wonderfully. These utensils seem to be well-made and I now prefer using them over my metal and plastic utensils." —X

Get them from Amazon for $16.95.

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4. A phone case that's completely biodegradable and compostable.

pelacase.com

Promising review: "I truly love the case. It’s sturdy, protective, and I love the color. You can also feel the plant particles in the case. The only thing about having the lightly colored case is the fact that if you allow it to rub on dark stained clothing, it’ll attract that color to the case. Other than that, the case deserves 5 stars regardless." —Veronica V.

Get it from Pela for $37 (available in 20 colors).

5. A yoga mat made from recycled wetsuits.

uncommongoods.com

Promising review: "My husband is just starting yoga for the first time, so I wanted him to have a cool mat to use. This one has a really cool, sleek look, but it's as comfortable and functional as you'd expect a good mat to be. I love knowing that it's made from recycled materials that have found a new lease on life." — ThisBadger

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $79.

6. A reusable grocery bag that folds up into a tiny little square you can take anywhere.

amazon.com

Promising review: "Was looking for a lightweight tote to keep in my pocket during a trip to visit the Christmas markets along the Danube. These are a large size when open, nice parachute-type material, and fold into their own pocket to about a 5" square! Seem to be sturdy enough for my needs, arrived quickly. " —Suzi T.

Get a pack of five from Amazon for $12.99 (available in many colors).

7. A warm beanie for winter made from recycled polyester.

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Bonus points: each purchase equals one pound of trash removed from our oceans.

Get it from United By Blue for $28.

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8. A compost bin that'll fit anywhere, so there's no more excuses to not do it.

amazon.com

Promising review: "Great design: easy to use, the lid flips up with the back of your hand when you need to throw something in, the lid comes off easily for dumping and also cleaning, and the handle makes carrying it easy. Also washes well. Good capacity for us, and the color is unobtrusive — just what I wanted anyway." —Miriam

Get it from Amazon for $16.99+, Jet for $19.99+, and Walmart for $31.09+ (available in white and gray).

9. A set of metal straws and cleaning brushes to wash them with.

amazon.com

Promising review: "Straws weren't flimsy or easily bent like other stainless steel straws floating around. The varying sizes fit generally with water bottles, coffee cups, and takeout cups. I wish there was a sort of carrying case to allow easy transportation other than the suede baggie, but above all else, these are amazing for reducing plastics use and preventing micro-plastic absorption. REMEMBER TO BRING THEM WITH YOU!" —Gabrielle C.

Get the set from Amazon for $8.99.

10. A subscription to Imperfect Produce to help fight food waste.

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Did you know that 1 in 5 vegetables grown in the United States doesn't meet the cosmetic standards in grocery stores and are thrown away instead? It's true —

whether they're weirdly shaped, fully crazy looking, or just are a carrot with two "legs." Do your part in stopping these foods from going to waste with a subscription box filled with less-than-beautiful fruits and vegetables that are just as nutritious as their counterparts.

Get it from Imperfect Produce, ranging from $15 to $43 per week.

11. A cute, reusable cloth snack bag to bring your favorite foods to work and school.

etsy.com

Promising review: "I absolutely love these reusable and eco-friendly bags. I use them for snacks / sandwiches when I am on the go, and the cute designs make them easy to spot when I am looking for them. I machine washed them and hung them to dry and they are in perfect condition. I love that you can get any pattern you want and she is able to make it happen and create beautiful, and fun reusable bags. I am definitely purchasing more ASAP! Highly recommend to anyone looking for a cute, reusable bag." —Jillian M.

Get it from Zookaboo on Etsy for $6.99.

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12. A pack of white washcloths made from Bamboo.

amazon.com

Promising review: "I love these washcloths, for baby and for me. Soft yet durable. They are larger than most baby washcloths I have found, easily large enough for adult use. They also make a great gift!" —Cate

Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

13. A pack of four bamboo toothbrushes because plastic ones can't be recycled.

amazon.com

Promising review: "I love the fact that I am not contributing to more and more plastic in landfills but using a product that is totally biodegradable and renewable. However, if they didn't work well, I wouldn't be so excited. They are comfortable in the hand (I prefer the feel of the bamboo.) The bristles do not aggravate my sensitive gums but my teeth feel very clean. So... great product." —ProfeKathy

Get a 4-pack from Amazon for $11.97.

14. A dopp kit made from recycled fire hoses.

uncommongoods.com

Promising review: "This product met all of my criteria when searching for a toiletry bag for my husband: ethically and sustainably made, durable material for crazy travel adventures, able to hold its shape when nothing is in it, and water resistant materials used on both the inside and outside. Also, my husband was a volunteer firefighter when he was younger so it brought back some memories too. Needless to say that he loved it and would definitely recommend it to others." — Steph

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $56.

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17. A pack of bamboo toilet paper from a company that donates 50% of their profits to build toilets for those in need.

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And before you freak out, I personally made the switch to bamboo toilet paper earlier this year and have never looked back.

Get them at Who Gives A Crap, 48 rolls for $52.

18. A water bottle with a charcoal log inside that doubles as a water filter.

amazon.com

Promising review: "I am very pleased with this product. I needed to drink more water and the tap water at my place did not taste good to me. Using this bottle and filter, the water does taste good and I am drinking more water." —Paula A.

Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

19. A darling jumper for the cute baby in your life.

winterwaterfactory.com

This company makes screen printed clothing on organic textiles out of their Brooklyn, New York studio.

Get them from Winter Water Factory for $44.

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20. A set of mason jars to use for virtually anything instead of plastic.

amazon.com

Promising review: "I love these jars!! They are the perfect size for overnight oats and we also use them as glasses in the house. High quality and great price! Cheaper than our local supermarket." —Kimberly P.

Get it from Amazon for $17.37.

21. And a super-soft scarf made from recycled Beechwood chips.

bleusalt.com

I bet you wouldn't think a scarf made of of sustainable beechwood fibers would be soft, but you'd be wrong! This is one of the most comfortable fabrics out there.

Get it from Bleusalt for $80 (available in Navy, Sand, Gray, and Black).

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