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24 Eco-Friendly Gifts for the Tree-Hugger

The holidays bring cheer and excitement, but sometimes, they also bring a lot of excess—gadgets that get tossed to the side after a few weeks, new clothes you don't actually need, products packaged in enormous amounts of plastic and wrapping that goes right in the trash. The whole thing can be a headache for those trying to do their part for Mother Nature. But gift exchanges don't have to be this way. From ethically-made, long-lasting clothing and accessories to products that make a zero-waste lifestyle attainable, we rounded up 24 environmentally-conscious gift ideas that any tree-hugger will appreciate.

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Allbirds Wool Runners

The Allbirds brand is committed to sustainability, creating shoes from tree fiber that uses 95% less water than cotton, wool that uses 65% less energy than typical materials, recycled plastic water bottles to make laces, and renewable sugarcane from Brazil to craft the soles. And if all that sounds too good to be true, you should know that they’re also, in our opinion, the comfiest shoes ever created.

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Botanicum: Welcome to the Museum book

Equally enjoyable for kids and adults, Botanicum is a beautifully illustrated guide to plant life that’ll have you eager to learn everything you can on the topic.

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Girlfriend Collective Smoke LITE High-Rise Legging

Girlfriend Collective leggings are a favorite for their beautiful color selection and comfortable fit, but they're also sustainably produced from recycled materials. In fact, every pair from the LITE collection helps remove two pounds of waste from the oceans, and the brand donates a percentage of sales to Healthy Seas, a non-profit that recovers fishing nets from the sea and turns them into textiles.

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Eminence Clear Skin Probiotic Cleanser

This award-winning cleanser from Eminence cools and balances skin with key ingredients like cucumber juice, yogurt, and willow bark extract—and you can always count on the brand to be organic, biodynamic, sustainable, and cruelty-free.

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Loup Charmant Hydrus Dress

No skintight skinny jeans or fussy straps here—this laid-back, flowy, organic cotton dress is made for breezy bohemian types.

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Coyuchi Organic Sheet Set

Tired of replacing your cheap sheets year after year as they invariably wear down? Surprise your partner by redoing your room with sustainable, Fair Trade-certified bedding made from 100% organic cotton that wears well over time.

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Kate McLeod The Daily Stone

Kate McLeod's moisturizing body stones use blends of natural oils and butters to soften and nourish skin—and they're packaged in plastic-free, zero waste, reusable bamboo canisters. Our favorite is the Daily Stone, scented with rose, neroli, and frankincense essential oils. Glide it across your body after you shower instead of lotion for restored and glowing skin. 

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Bee's Wrap Eco-Friendly Reusable Food Wraps

An alternative to single-use plastic wrap (which doesn’t biodegrade and lingers in the environment for thousands of years), these washable sustainably-sourced beeswax wraps can be used to cover food over and over again. They even have natural antibacterial qualities to keep food fresher.

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Orgaid Sheet Masks

These sheet masks moisturize and balance skin through proven organic formulas, without any chemical preservatives, alcohols, sulfates, or other harmful ingredients. Plus, they’re not tested on animals, and they come in plastic-free packaging.

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Wild White Sage Bundle

The perfect stocking stuffer for a tree-hugger? A cleansing bundle of sage to purify their space.

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House of Marley Speaker

House of Marley’s portable Bluetooth speaker is made from responsibly-harvested natural bamboo, reclaimed organic cotton fabric, and renewable hemp to create a stylish design that’s also eco-friendly.

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Cotton Block Print Bandana

The bandana trend is still going strong (they make perfect neck scarves and hair accessories), so gift your environmentalist friend one they’ll feel good wearing. This collection was block printed by hand on Indian cotton in collaboration with Nani Pani, a company that supports artisan communities and sustainable craft.

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Catbird Tiny Dancer Gold Earrings

At Catbird, all jewelry is made right in the Brooklyn studio, using ethically-sourced (often recycled) materials and minimizing environmental impact.

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Birkenstock Boston Soft Footbed Clog

These made-to-last, old-school-but-cool-again shoes are a staple in every boho-leaning closet.

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Himalayan Salt Lamp

Send some positive vibes to a loved one with a Himalayan salt lamp, which purifies air and emits calm amber light for soothing stress-relief.

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Ace & Jig Marisol Cotton Top

In an industry notorious for environmental waste and poor working conditions, Ace & Jig stands out as a brand with integrity. The company works closely with artisan weavers in India to create custom textiles, guided by values of slow fashion, no waste, and ecology.

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Kypris Moonlight Catalyst

For the environmentally-conscious beauty lover, consider this revitalizing serum by Kypris, which uses natural, organic, sustainable ingredients like fermented pumpkin enzymes to soften skin and Hawaiian sea algae to hydrate.

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Sydney Evan 14k Diamond Flower Ring

Gift this super-dainty pavé daisy ring to your favorite bell-bottom-wearing, ‘70s-loving flower child.

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Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers

This classic 1994 book describes the Japanese philosophy of imperfection and humility. It’s a must-read for the philosophy-minded creatives in your life.

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Deiji Studios Pillow Slip Set

These cyan pillow slips by Deiji Studios will add a touch of luxury to any bedroom. Made from 100% stonewashed French linen, they're highly breathable and completely biodegradable.

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Christophe Robin Hydrating Shampoo Bar

Prevent plastic waste by using a shampoo bar instead of a conventional bottle—this vegan one from Christophe Robin blends aloe vera and other natural ingredients to restore hydration to the hair.

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Stasher 100% Silicone Reusable Food Bag

Help a friend reach their zero-waste goals by gifting stylish reusable silicone bags to pack lunch in. No more paper and plastic!

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Sprout Plantable Graphite Pencils

Made from only natural and biodegradable components, Sprout pencils are filled with seeds to be repurposed into plants after you no longer need them. Just stick these in some soil, add water and sunlight, and watch them grow into basil, flax, and thyme.

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Rosy Rings Wild Plum & Cannabis Travel Candle

For your most free-spirited friend, this wild plum and cannabis blossom travel candle will make any new place feel right at home.

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