Cut Down on Your Gift Waste This Year! Eco-Friendly Gifts for Friends and Family

A record $15.2 billion was spent on unwanted gifts in 2019, and at least 4% of those gifts ended up in the trash. If you’re looking to cut down on gift waste this year, check out these eco-friendly gifts that are perfect for friends and family! These gifts are certified good for people and the planet. All One!

Stocking Stuffers

YETI Tumbler

Keep your drinks cold or hot in the wild. YETI drinkware is made of heavy duty, insulated stainless steel that is built to last. YETI is committed to ethical practices in the development of their products and partners with several environmental organizations who celebrate life outdoors, including American Rivers and Boarding 4 Breast Cancer.

Jungle Culture Eco-Friendly Safety Razor

Disposable razors tend to generate quite a bit of waste. So why not go with a lifelong, eco-friendly safety razor made from sustainable materials? Jungle Culture’s safety razors and blades fit the bill, using reusable stainless steel and ethically-sourced bamboo handles that will last a lifetime. Plus, Jungle Culture supports environmental organizations through 1% For the Planet, which is a network of businesses, organizations, and individuals committed to tackling our most pressing environmental issues. It’s perfect as a stocking stuffer!

eco-friendly gifts - dr. bronner's shaving soapsDr. Bronner’s Organic Shaving Soap

Be sure to pair that eco-friendly razor with an eco-friendly shaving soap! These shaving soaps are truly amazing – I use them every day. Most shaving creams are saturated with synthetic ingredients that invade our bodies and the planet. Dr. Bronner’s shaving soaps are free of toxins and nourish the skin while shaving. These organic shaving soaps also come in Unscented, Lemongrass Lime, and Tea Tree scents. Blended carefully with a coconut-olive-hemp castile soap base, these give a close, comfortable shave with organic, fair trade ingredients that also cleanse the skin!

Preserve Ocean Recycled Plastic Toothbrush

Here’s another great stocking stuffer. Preserve is a Certified B Corporation, which means they are committed to transparency on their supply chain practices, giving back to the community, and much more. Their toothbrushes are produced from recycled ocean plastic recovered through the cleanup efforts of their environmental group partners. Twenty-five percent of the proceeds are donated to nonprofits that work to clean up oceans and beaches, support marine conservation, and research plastic pollution.

Food & Drink

Patagonia Provisions Pantry Stocker Box

Delicious and nutritious food is always at hand with these shelf-stable, responsibly-sourced edibles. That means quick breakfasts, easy lunches, creative dinners, and satisfying snacks. On top of that, it’s packed in an illustrated box, ready to give as a gift.  Patagonia Provisions is unique in that the majority of their products are Regenerative Organic Certified. They’re also a Certified B Corporation and a 1% For the Planet member.

New Belgium Brewing Variety Pack

Also a Certified B Corporation, New Belgium Brewing brews awesome tasting beer while using business as a force for social and environmental good, including fighting climate change with ethical practices. New Belgium Brewing’s Variety Pack has the delicious goods for those who enjoy quality craft beer.

Proud Source Spring Water

Get a mineral alkaline spring water delivery subscription! Proud Source supports environmental activism by the Surfrider Foundation, Ecodrive, and more. This refreshing mineral spring water comes from the Idaho mountains and comes in recyclable aluminum cans.

MUD/WTR Mycelial Coffee Alternative

MUD/WTR is your new morning ritual, boosting focus and wakefulness! It’s 100% organic, contains zero sugar and no added sweeteners, and is made with USDA-certified organic ingredients. They use both the mycelial biomass and fruiting bodies of mushrooms and allow them to complete their full growth cycle. MUD/WTR donates to the MINDS Foundation.

eco-friendly gifts - dr. bronner's magic soapDr. Bronner’s Magic All-One Chocolate Variety Pack

Taste the Delicious Magic! Our Regenerative Organic Certified chocolate has a perfect balance of rich, nutty, pure cocoa flavor with complex notes of dried fruit and sweet caramel. Unlike most chocolate producers, Dr. Bronner’s Magic All-One Chocolate is fair trade and ethically sourced from farm communities in West Africa, the Congo, and Madagascar. We call that Magic!

Apparel & Accessories

Olukai Shoes

Also a Certified B Corporation, every pair of Olukai Shoes gives back. A portion of all proceeds directly supports the Ama OluKai Foundation, honoring those who preserve and celebrate the cultural heritage and Aloha spirit of Hawai’i.

Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket

This is my favorite piece of Patagonia apparel because it’s super versatile, light, windproof, and water-resistant. The Nano Puff Jacket uses incredibly lightweight and highly compressible 100% postconsumer recycled polyester with P.U.R.E. (Produced Using Reduced Emissions) technology. It comes wrapped in a 100% recycled polyester shell and the lining is Fair Trade Certified sewn.  For almost 40 years, Patagonia has supported grassroots activists working to find solutions to the environmental crisis.

Cotopaxi Backpack

Cotopaxi’s Gear for Good Promise is to make durable gear as ethically and sustainably as possible and to use their company as a way to support communities in need. Cotopaxi is a 1% For the Planet Member and donates to several outdoor environmental organizations.

For the Music Lover

Surfdog Records

A small, conscious, record label with some amazing artists: Sublime, Eric Clapton, Brian Setzer, Stray Cats, Dave Stewart, and Slightly Stoopid –just to name a few. Surfdog Records produced and released the three MOM benefit albums for the Surfrider Foundation and are a 1% For the Planet MemberCheck out their shop for vinyl, digital releases, gift sets, and more.

Happy Holidays from Dr. Bronner’s!

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Pierce Flynn

Pierce Flynn loves Dr. Bronner's products, especially eating Magic All-One Chocolate! He also enjoys surfing, playing the handpan and didgeridoo, cycling, free diving, and reading.

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