Are you looking for the perfect gift for an eco-conscious friend or family member? Choosing a sustainable gift is not only a thoughtful gesture, but it also promotes a greener way of living. The good news is that there are plenty of options for sustainable gifts out there that are not only stylish but also practical. We've compiled a list of 10 of the best sustainable gift ideas for any occasion, whether it’s a quirky birthday present or just a reason to surprise someone you care about.
Reusable Bowl Covers
Reusable bowl covers are a fantastic eco-friendly alternative to single-use plastic wrap. They can be used repeatedly and are made from silicone or cloth. They help reduce the amount of plastic waste in our oceans and landfills, making them a thoughtful and practical sustainable gift.
If you're looking for something sustainable and stylish around the kitchen, these Reusable Bowl Covers from Helen Round are perfect. Made from ethically sourced linen, they can be used in the fridge and have an elasticated hem for an easy fit. Unlike cling film, they let food breathe and are a sustainable solution to keeping our food neatly wrapped and stored before our next munch.
Reusable Bread Bags
Reusable bread bags are a wonderful sustainable gift that you can use to transport and store bread, baked goods and snacks. Made from cotton or linen, they are washable, durable and can be used repeatedly, reducing the need for single-use plastic bags.
This Reusable Linen Bread Bag is a great sustainable gift for the home baker or bread enthusiast. Made from 100% linen with a natural cotton tie and machine washable, it can not only be the perfect fit for storing loaves and rolls, but you can also roll it down to create a pretty basket for serving bread at the table.
Stainless Steel Straws
Stainless steel straws are an excellent sustainable gift as they offer a more environmentally friendly option to single-use plastic straws, which can take hundreds of years to decompose. They are durable, easy to clean and can be used for years, making them a great investment in reducing plastic waste.
Get your friend or loved one to ditch single-use plastic straws and switch to these Reusable Stainless-Steel Straws from Bambaw. The pack includes six straws and a brush for cleaning, all in a handy cotton pouch for easy portability. Made using food-grade stainless steel, these straws are dishwasher safe and can be used at home or on the go. They are a great alternative to plastic straws and are safe for everyone to slurp on their favourite soda or milkshake.
Stainless Steel Water Bottles
Stainless steel water bottles are a fantastic sustainable gift that can help reduce single-use plastic water bottles, which can take hundreds of years to decompose in landfills. They are reusable, long-lasting and often come with insulated options, making them ideal for hot and cold drinks.
This Bambaw Stainless Steel Water Bottle is a perfect gift for anyone on the go. The easy-to-clean flask is refillable and BPA-free, unlike many plastic bottles that leach harmful chemicals into your drink. And the plastic-free flask is topped off with a bamboo lid for a sustainable solution. The wide opening also makes adding ice cubes or fruit easy and perfectly replaces single-use takeaway cups and plastic bottles.
Reusable Coffee Cups
Reusable coffee cups are a more environmentally friendly option to single-use cups, which are not recyclable in many places. They come in various materials, such as glass, ceramic and bamboo, and are easy to clean, making them a practical and stylish gift.
Designed to enjoy the craft and sensory pleasure of coffee on the go, KeepCup is the world's first barista standard reusable cup and perhaps one of the nicest sustainable gifts you could give someone. Made with tempered glass and a natural cork band, this reusable coffee cup is perfect for those always on the go. The press-fit lid ensures no spills, and it is available in a 340ml size that will surely satisfy anyone’s coffee cravings.
Sustainable towels are thoughtful and practical gifts made with organic cotton, bamboo or linen. They are more durable and absorbent than traditional towels and can be washed and reused multiple times, reducing waste from disposable paper towels.
Add natural colour to someone’s eco-friendly kitchen with this Stonewashed Linen Kitchen Towel from the French textile brand Harmony. Made with soft, absorbent linen, this tea towel is the perfect accessory for any sustainable household. Not only is it durable and long-lasting, but it's also machine washable, making it easy to care for and reuse. The stonewashed finish gives it a unique and rustic look that complements any kitchen decor.
Sustainable Cat Toys
Sustainable cat toys are great eco-friendly gifts that can help reduce waste while providing entertainment for furry friends. They can be made from natural, non-toxic materials like wool or hemp, both biodegradable and durable, making them long-lasting and environmentally conscious gifts.
This Recycled Plastic Catnip Toy is a fun and sustainable gift option for the cat lovers in your life. Made with whisker-tingling catnip wrapped in recycled cloth, this toy will make your friend’s companion go wild while giving plastic waste a second chance. It's also durable and easy to care for, with instructions to replace it when worn.
Sustainable Dog Toys
Sustainable dog toys are thoughtful and practical sustainable gifts made from materials such as natural rubber or recycled plastic. They are designed to last longer than traditional pet toys and can be washed and reused multiple times, reducing our waste and carbon footprints.
Looking for a sustainable dog toy to give someone? This Recycled Plastic Soft Toy comes in three different animal designs: Turtle (Large), Monkey (Medium) and Giraffe (Medium). It’s made from recycled materials, which is a great way to reduce waste and give plastic another life, and it is double-stitched to make it more durable and long-lasting.
Bower Spring Cleaning Starter Kit
Our Bower Spring Cleaning Starter Kit is a perfect gift for those who want to reduce their environmental impact while keeping their homes clean. The kit includes everything you need to clean your bathroom eco-friendly, from natural cleaning refills to reusable glass trigger spray bottles and an eco-friendly cleaning cloth.
In our kit, your gift will be our Pink Salt Bathroom Cleaner, Pink Salt Glass & Mirror Cleaner, and Limescale Remover, all made with natural ingredients and without harmful chemicals. The kit also comes with three reusable glass spray bottles and a pack of four Bower Reusable Eco Cleaning Cloths. Safe to say, the gift receiver’s bathroom will be left sparkling clean, beautifully scented and free of needless plastic waste.
Bower Coconut Shower Starter Kit
Our Coconut Shower Starter Kit is an indulging and eco-friendly gift that elevates any shower routine to a spa-like experience. This bundle includes our signature Beach Coconut shampoo, conditioner, body wash liquids, and our Sanitising Lime & Aloe hand Wash and reusable glass dispensers.
All the products are vegan, made using naturally derived ingredients and free from harmful chemicals such as SLS and parabens. The dispensers are easy to top up, helping to banish single-use plastic from your friend or loved one’s home. The natural and powerful cleaning refills will leave their bathroom sparkling, beautifully scented and free of needless plastic waste.
Gifting for Impact with Bower Collective
One of the greatest gifts may very well be the gift of sustainability. Our wide range of eco-friendly products offers practical and responsible solutions for everyday life, and they can help your friends and family reduce plastic waste and its environmental impact. Our refill model will not only allow them to enjoy high-quality products but also empowers them to make a positive impact on the environment by reducing plastic waste. However, if you're unsure what to pick, our Bower Collective Gift Card can be a great alternative to leave the freedom of choice up to your special giftee.
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What are some environmentally friendly gifts?
Some environmentally friendly gifts you could get your special someone include reusable water bottles, bamboo utensils, reusable shopping bags, eco-friendly candles and sustainable skincare products. These gifts are good for the environment and promote a more sustainable lifestyle.
What are 5 eco-friendly things you could be doing?
Some eco-friendly things you could be doing include reducing your plastic use, composting your food waste, using public transportation or biking instead of driving, switching to energy-efficient light bulbs, and supporting local and sustainable businesses. These small changes can greatly impact the environment and help create a more sustainable future.