Afraid of the potential shortages, I love hearing how some families are planning to make gifts for one another this year. But if you're not super crafty or don't have time to make something, here's a list of some earth-friendly gift ideas from places that I love. And when I look at eco-friendly products, I also look at their packaging and how the companies do their best to reduce waste and their carbon footprint.
My favorite cloth diaper company is getting into the reusable paper towels game and I LOVE these things. Here's why:
These look a bit odd as hand towels, but they are oh so soft! The ones pictured are for kids. "Regular" ones don't have the cute stuffed creature head :) Here are other reasons I love these hand towels:
I love Ethique, because they've made sure to reduce their carbon footprint as much as possible, from the production of their products, down to their compostable packaging. If you're worried about committing to a full bar, they have cute little sample sized options, as well as gift options. My favorite products:
*Tip: I really love using Sisal Soap Savers with Bar body washes. Hangs up nicely to keep soap dry, and feels great when you're scrubbing your body. I get mine from The Earthling Co.
Especially for the Disney lovers out there, they have a cute set of Mickey, Minnie, Daisy, and Donald glass foaming soap bottles. They also have some new holiday scents if you want to check those out. Why I love these and Blueland in general:
I learned about Unicorn through the cloth diaper world and I just love everything about the products and the family behind the products. This small gift set is perfect to gift someone you know wants to make the switch to more earth-friendly cleaning products. Here's a few things to know about Unicorn:
These are great sets to take with you on the go or out on a picnic, because they come in a nice pouch, and they make a cute gift. Why I like these:
I love these wraps as a replacements for plastic wrap. It keeps food fresher longer--everything from herbs, to avocados, to leftovers, and even bread. It's also compostable once it's worn out. I've tried two brands, the other one is Bees Wrap, and I like the Abeego ones better because I think that they wear better.
Their nail polishes are safe enough for your kids to use, and a "seventeen-chemical-free product." You can read in full detail on their website all the reasons they're a safer and cleaner option for beauty products. Other reasons I love their products:
Posh Spice was and always will be my favorite Spice Girl, so I was excited when she launched a clean beauty line that isn't just a bunch of greenwashing. Down to the packaging, Victoria Beckham Beauty is giving us luxury products that is good and safe for us, and the earth. The Satin Kajal eyeliners are also lovely--literally like satin around your eyes.
There are a lot of wonderful products out there that help us create less waste, so these are just a few of my faves.
Do you have eco-friendly products and brands you love? Do share by leaving a comment below or sending me a message. I'd love to hear from you!