I wrote one of these posts back in 2016 and knew that it was time to write another one and update it a little. The holidays are coming up and if you have people in your life that are into all things holistic, green beauty and eco-chic, this guide is full of the best eco friendly gift ideas is for you. Or if that someone is you, you’re still in the right place! I love supporting brands that align with my values, vision and are doing what they can to make this world a better place. So, a lot of these companies are smaller businesses with some local to Toronto or Canada.
I have broken down the best eco friendly gift ideas into various categories, all of which represent the best in eco friendly products.
For the green beauty lover:
Some of the best eco friendly gift ideas are in fact green beauty. What you choose to put on your skin, and out in the environment is so important. From sunscreen that won’t pollute our oceans to eco-friendly packaging it is all very important.
I love all things green beauty and I have written about my fave products over here, so please be sure to check that out.
But I’ll also share some of the best eco friendly gift ideas for those just starting out in the green beauty world (because it can be overwhelming). I am sticking to the brands that are doing it right and also keeping it affordable for everyone.
Living Libations: This brand is available in the US and Canada but is also a Canadian brand. I love their high quality products, commitment to eco friendly products and ingredients and how they work. My favourite is the Best Skin Ever.
Province Apothecary: Another local Toronto line that is also available in the US and Canada. I appreciate their holistic approach to beauty and skincare and their dedication to using high quality, organic and wildcraft ingredients. Specifically, I like the cleanser and make-up remover and the sex oil.
Consonant Skincare: I love how affordable these products are. I think this line is great for those just starting out in green beauty. I definitely recommend the foaming face wash (my BF uses this and likes it), plus you can also check out their natural skin renewal set.
If you want to check out more of my favourites be sure to have a look at this post which includes some of the more high-end brands and products. Happy shopping!
If you buy from Detox Market, you can use my code HOLISTICFOODIE10 to save 10% off your order.
For the self-care aficionado:
When it comes to how you choose to pamper yourself, it is also a great idea to think about the environment as well. These are all representative of the best eco friendly gift ideas when it comes to self-care!
Bathorium: I love this company! They make some amazing bath products. Definitely check out their six-pack sampler pack.
Well Told: I love this company because they make very clean and vegan supplements. Their relaxation booster is definitely a fave. Check out my previous post all about it! If you buy from Detox Market, you can use my code HOLISTICFOODIE10 to save 10% off your order.
Little Box of Rocks: If crystals are your friend, definitely check out the bundles they have and choose which one speaks to you. This abundance set is a great start.
bkr: If you want to take great care of yourself, an easy way to do that is drinking lots of water. I love my bkr bottle and have had it for years. Definitely check out this beautiful light pink/nude shade.
Manduka Yoga Mat: If you are into yoga, a great quality mat is a good investment. I love my manduka mat so much. Depending on your needs, you could go with the lite version (I love this one).
Palo Santo Sticks: I love burning palo santo and sage, but palo santo might just be my favourite. It has a beautiful and natural woodsy smell. It is great for clearing energy and cleansing the body and mind. It has become a big part of my morning routine and to reduce anxiety naturally. Check out these sticks and burning dish. If you are looking for a candle, check out these ones.
The Five Minute Journal: Expressing gratitude is one of the easiest ways to deal with stress and anxiety. It is impossible to be in a state of fear while expressing gratitude. Simply write down a few things that you have right now to be grateful for and see how that changes your body, your energy and your mind. Just another reason why I love my five minute journal as it forces you to write down three things you are grateful for each day.
For the healthy foodie:
The food we eat and products we choose to support play a BIG role in terms of protecting the environment. I offer a lot of choices below that are part of a bigger initiative and incorporate organic and sustainable practices. Overall, aim for local, sustainable and organic when possible, it does matter. These are the best eco friendly gift ideas when it comes to food and brands that I love.
Organic Traditions Advent Calendar: This could not be more perfect for the healthy foodie in your life. This gift is packed full of superfoods that are fun to add into your life any day of the year. I love Organic Traditions products and couldn’t recommend them more.
Smartsweets: I love these squishy candies that are naturally sugar free and actually taste delicious. They come in sweet and sour and in fish form too! Definitely an amazing stocking stuffer.
Beekeeper’s Naturals Honey: My fave honey is from this brand. I always have some of this in my pantry, including the cacao honey which is a chocolate lovers dream.
Zazubean: I love this chocolate because its affordable, smooth and rich. Plus they use amazing ingredients too. Check out the nudie flavour for a pure dark chocolate.
Lee’s Tea: I love everything from Lee, from her ghee to her tea. Definitely check out her pink chai!
Four Sigmatic: I have written about my love for Four Sigmatic for a while now and I don’t see that stopping anytime soon. I love their blends, like their mushroom matcha with maitake, golden latte mix and hot chocolate with reishi. If you order directly from their site, you can use my code to save 10% off your order, just add holisticfoodie at checkout. You can read more about mushrooms over on this post. You can also purchase from Raw Elements and use my code JAC10 to save 10%.
Anything from Botanica: I LOVE this brand. Like reallllyyyy love them a lot. They make one of the tastiest plant-based protein powders I’ve ever tried. And also offer up some unique blends like the reishi hot chocolate and golden mylk. I would definitely suggest having a look at their products, but really you can’t go wrong with anything you choose. You can see my previous post all about their protein powder here.
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For the eco-friendly guy or gal:
These products are specific to your household and offer up some of the best eco friendly gift ideas to really help make a difference.
ChicoBag Reusable Produce Bags: Use these reusable bags the next time you head out to get groceries as they are great for holding your produce.
Abeego Food wraps: use these to wrap up your foods instead of plastic, it helps keep your food fresher longer and lasts over a year, after which they are also fully compostable.
Bamboo toothbrush: Ditching plastic? Opt for a bamboo toothbrush instead, I like these ones from Brush Naked.
Dish Cloth: These reusable dish cloths are eco friendly and compostable. They make a great alternative to sponges and paper towels.
Stainless steel straws: Ditching plastic straws has drawn big attention this year and for good reason. If you can, use stainless steel or glass instead.
I wanted to include a couple of products that are at a slightly higher price point, but are definitely worth it.
Instant Pot: You can read my whole review over here. I love using my Instant Pot and it really makes such a difference in my kitchen. I highly recommend!
Vitamix: My favourite appliance EVER! I use my Vitamix daily and usually more than once a day. It makes the best smoothies, dips, sauces, elixirs, soups and anything else you can dream up. It’s 100% worth the money.
Cast iron skillet: You can find these in lots of places, I love my Le Creuset and definitely recommend it. I use it for cooking meats (like steak) to breakfast skillets. If you take care of them, they will last forever!
Best Eco Friendly Gift Ideas:
Well that does it for this year! I really hope that this guide was a helpful resource for you. All of these gift ideas are not only great for the holidays but also beyond that. I think that if we could just change a couple of things we are doing personally to make the world a little more green it does make a difference. And just because you are choosing to support a more sustainable or green option doesn’t mean you are sacrificing on quality.
I want to know from you, what are your best eco friendly gift ideas? Share the love in the comments below.
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