Eco-friendly gifts don’t have to break the bank. In fact, contrary to popular belief, many very sustainable things cost little to nothing (see: secondhand shopping, turning off lights, air drying clothes, using reusables, I’ll stop myself now).
So it’s true, you can share the gift of sustainability while on a budget. And to make it even easier for you, I’ve rounded up a few Christmas gifts under $30 from my favorite sustainable brands. What’s that? Oh it’s the sound of your wallet (and Mother Earth) thanking you.
11 Sustainable Christmas Gifts Under $30
1. A new soap scent they’ll fall in love with
This hand cut soap will have their shower smelling like their favorite cocktail. Naturally fragranced, these soap bars provide just the right amount of lather, hydration, and scent for the optimal clean. (EarthHero, $7.99)
2. A wine bottle like they’ve never seen before
These platters give wine & cheese night a whole new meaning. Unique and functional, these upcycled wine bottle platters, are sure to be a conversation starter. (Uncommon Goods, $24).
3. Their new go-to wallet
Give the gift of minimalism with this simple card case. Made from sustainably-sourced cork, and able to hold up to six cards, it’s the perfect gift for anyone who likes to travel light. (Tiradia, $30)
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4. A reusable mug they can take anywhere
These reusable coffee mugs have an insulated press-in lids for temperature control and splash resistant transporting, so your gift recipient can take their coffee break from anywhere. Plus, it’s BPA-free and phthalate-free. (EarthHero, $24.95)
5. A gift that’ll spice up their holiday season
Nothing says the holidays like getting a little tipsy (do the kids still say tipsy?) on a bit of spiced wine. Make it easy for them with this pre-blended mix that’ll have them dreaming of a wine Christmas. (Uncommon Goods, $15)
6. Skincare that will work while they sleep
Who doesn’t love a low-maintenance skincare product? This overnight mask will help plump and rejuvenate their skin while they get some shut eye. (Cocokind, $24)
7. A charger they can take on all their adventures
Give the gift of on-the-go charging with this portable charger from Nimble. It delivers up to 15W of charging power and is made with housing featuring RePlay™ Certified Recycled Plastic. (Earth Hero, $24.95)
8. A murder most puzzling
Give them a whole new take on puzzling. Instead of putting together the 500 piece puzzle based on visual reference, they’ll follow a narrative that’ll help them piece it all together. The finished product provides all the clues they’ll need to catch the culprit. (Uncommon Goods, $19)
9. A campfire they can always have with them
With this gift, they can take a warm, crackling fire with them anywhere. Perfect for the beach, backyard, or campsite this portable fire can be lit easily and with no mess or embers to spark a wildfire. I can hear you getting out the s’mores supplies now. (Uncommon Goods, $28)
10. A gift that’ll level up their food storage game
Who doesn’t love a gift that reduces their reliance on single-use plastic? These handy food wraps are perfect for storing leftovers, taking food on the go, and they can double as a grip to open difficult jars. (EarthHero, $29.99)
11. A two-in-one candle
This soy wax candle comes in an adorable ceramic planter. Once they’re done enjoying the flame, they can plant the wildflower seed paper label and give the candle holder a whole new purpose. (EarthHero, $29.99)
*Please note that at the time this guide was created these products were in stock and the prices were accurate.
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