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Sustainable Holiday Gifts
Holiday shopping can be pretty stressful. The options are overwhelmingly endless. Not only that, but the vast majority result in millions of tons of waste each year. Finding vegan & sustainable gifts for 2020 that are responsibly created and can also be sustainably disposed of is vital for the health of our planet. Even more, zero waste gifts aren’t easy to come by. This is why we have uncovered several low-impact, & zero waste gifts worth giving. Check out 11 of the best vegan sustainable presents you can gift to your loved ones in our 2020 Sustainable Holiday Gift Guide!
Zero Waste Gift Starter Kit
What better way to kick start a sustainable holiday gift guide than with a Zero Waste Starter Kit from Package Free Shop? This starter kit is designed for someone looking to begin their zero waste journey. This zero waste gift includes bamboo utensils, a reusable water bottle, stainless steel containers, beeswax food wraps, an organic cotton produce bag, a handy tote bag & more.
Shampoo & Conditioner Bars
Plastic shampoo & conditioner bottles are an ongoing battle with the planet. While we have a fair share of bottled haircare companies we love, we are shifting our focus to using shampoo bars. Ethique offers 100% vegan and sustainable cruelty-free shampoo & conditioner bars. They also offer deodorant bars and regular soap bars as well. A great zero waste gift this holiday season.
LastSwab Reusable Cotton Swab
The world-renowned yet affordable reusable “cotton swab” is one of our favorite stocking stuffers to date. Single-use cotton swabs are detrimental to the environment. Each LastSwab can replace upwards of 1,000 single-use cotton-swabs, making it the perfect sustainable and useful stocking stuffer. LastObject also has created reusable cotton rounds, tissues, and more.
Stasher Reusable Silicone Bags
A practical gift, Stasher bags are an incredible alternative to single-use plastic bags. According to a 2018 study, more than 58 million Ziploc bags are disposed of every year in the US alone. That’s approximately 500 plastic sandwich bags per household. Stasher bags come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and even patterns. Eliminate waste with this sustainable gift for 2020.
Blueland Cleaning Products
Blueland is a company that creates tablet products. Choose from handsoap tablets, laundry tablets, or even a powder-based soap. The process is quick and easy. Just buy their reusable bottle, pop a tablet in, fill with water, and go. It’s effective, easy, and saves the planet. Great for first-time homeowners or anyone looking to make the switch.
Reusable Stainless Steel Straw
It’s really no secret that we are advocates for eliminating single-use products. It’s also no secret how bad straws are for our planet. Give the gift of sustainability with FinalStraw reusable straw. FinalStraw is by far the best reusable straw we have tried. It sustains the test of time and folds into a convenient travel case. Use the cleaning pipe to easily wash between uses.
Buffy 100% Eucalyptus Comforter
Most fabrics are not sustainably made, cannot be recycled, and end up in landfills. With the Buffy comforter, your recipient can feel good while doing good, too. Made of 100% Eucalyptus trees, this comforter is a super sustainable gift. Buffy also uses hemp and recycled plastic bottles in many of their other products. What’s more, it’s durable, comfortable, and clean-cut as well.
Angela Roi Vegan Handbag
Millions of animals die every year for the sake of fashion. Angela Roi is the best luxury vegan handbag company on the market. Their products are made with vegan leather and no animal byproducts. Not only that, but Angela Roi works hard to ensure that their artisans are paid a living wage while working in safe environments. Luxury never looked so good.
Meow Meow Tweet Beauty
Zero waste beauty is the latest trend, and Meow Meow Tweet is the perfect place to start. They offer cruelty-free & vegan beauty products in sustainable and zero waste packaging. Meow Meow Tweet sells skincare, haircare, and even sustainable deodorants. Your recipient will look and feel their best with this sustainable zero waste gift this holiday season.
Bite Toothpaste Bits
We’ve previously touched base on Bite Toothpaste Bits. In fact, we now have a regular subscription so that we never run out. Over 50 million plastic toothpaste tubes are tossed each year. Treat your loved ones and the planet with sustainable toothpaste. Bite also offers mouthwash bits, biodegradable floss & bamboo toothbrushes, too. The ultimate 2020 zero waste gift.
Adopt An Animal World Wildlife Fund
What better way to show the ones you love how much they mean to you by placing a donation in their name? The WWF Adopt an Animal charity allows you to select from a list of endangered animals that need support. Kids & adults alike will enjoy knowing you have thoughtfully made a donation in their name. For the most sustainable option, you may opt-out of receiving a stuffed toy. Instead, WWF will email you a certificate of adoption.
Haste, Not Waste
We currently face many challenges regarding pollution. Holidays have become so commercialized that many companies, and buyers, have completely disregarded the health of our planet. Purchasing vegan, sustainable and zero waste gifts can make a much larger impact on our planet than many of us realize. Together our efforts can lead to a happier and healthier Earth. In order to do so though, we must first become conscious consumers. Refer to this vegan & sustainable holiday gift guide as you shop to help guide you in making eco-conscious choices this holiday season and beyond.
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