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20 + Sustainable Gifts – The Guide To Gifts That Give Back

Hello, friends! It’s that time again – my sustainable gift guide is back! A big list of some of my favourite items and or brands that make giftable sustainable items. This is honestly one of my favourite posts that I do in the entire year because it’s basically a round-up of my favourite things I’ve come across since last Christmas. A yearly best-of, if you will! This year I’ve had the privilege of working with so many amazing brands to showcase their eco, fair trade, low waste or otherwise sustainable practices, so I’m really, really excited for this year’s sustainable gift guide – because I’ve actually gotten to try out a lot of these products! You’ll see a few familiar brands here, and a few that I haven’t mentioned before. So without further ado, here we go.

Fashion & Accessories

Darn Good Yarn. Fairly made clothing, accessories (and yarn if you’re into knitting or crochet) with some seriously cool hippie/music festival vibes. Check out their website, or my blog post about their clothes for more info.

1:Face Watch. Each time you purchase one of their watches, a certain amount goes back to charity! I got one last year for Christmas and have been loving it ever since.

Tentree Apparel. Another one that makes my list every time, because they plant 10 trees for every item sold. So date they’ve planted over 17 MILLION trees.

Lotusland Imports. Susan has a wide variety of very wearable but incrediblyunique pieces of jewellery and accessories. All designed in Italy by fashion students and made around the world by women who earn fair wages.

Kuma Sunglasses. One tree planted for every pair of super stylish Kumas sold. Use code TheHonestRoot20 for 20% off your purchase.

Matt & Nat. I have one of their wallets and one of their handbags, and am exceptionally happy with both. Vegan leather accessories and recycled lining makes these ultra stylish bags chic and sustainable.

Chic Made Consciously. Amazingly funky accessories made out of recycled inner tubes. If that sounds crazy, you’re right. It’s crazy cool what designs they’ve come up with – you’re just have to see it to believe it!

Trades Of Hope. Beautiful jewellery empowering women around the world, at home and abroad. Everything from minimal bar necklaces to big, chunky pieces, there’s something for any woman on your list!


Coffee & Tea

Ajiri Tea & Coffee. Seriously you all, check out my blog post about their coffee – it has a fantastically unique berry note – and then order yourself some of that goodness (they also sell tea, obviously). Plus 100% of profits go back into community programs. 100%! Plus you can get a beautiful gift box with the coffee so the wrapping is basically done for you.

Numi Tea. Fair Trade and Organic, I drink this premium tea often. The perfect stocking stuffer for a tea-lover on your list!

Keep Cup. Super cute, super portable coffee mugs with billions of design and colour choices. Yes, I said billions. Please do not fact-check that one. Barista friendly with measurements inside and HOLY CRAP they have a Star Wars design now (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!). Get it in glass or plastic.



TOMS Shoes. You knew this would be on this list. For every pair you purchase, one pair is donated to those in need.

Oliberte. I have a pair of these shoes, made from 100% ethically sourced leather, and love them to bits. If someone in your life is looking for comfy, ethical, hardy, and dang good-looking shoes, snatch them a pair of Oliberte shoes.

Home Goods

Saje essential oils diffuser. You honestly can not go wrong here if there’s an essential oil or natural scent lover on your list. Help them ditch the chemical sprays and get a diffuser. Seriously do it. Do it now.

Thought Clothing

Ten Thousand Villages. Check out their website or a brick-and-mortar store for everything from kitchenware to cookbooks to jewellery to tables to decor items. I kid you not, I have dozens of TTV items in my home. Fair Trade and often eco-conscious, it’s a great option!

Darn Good Yarn. Yes, Darn Good Yarn has some epic home goods. I for one love their tapestries and the Wine Time candle. Their items are fairly made by artisans, lifting them out of poverty. 100% on the nice list!

Bottle Cloth. Recycled plastic bottles become these beautifully artistic table cloths, runners and place mats. Buy it for a friend – or yourself! The designs are seriously so gorgeous, they’d make any table look incredible.



Sappho New Paradigm Mascara. I. Love. This. Stuff. Another amazing stocking stuffer for the eco-conscious beauty lover on your list, I recommend buying through The Green Kiss boutique online.

Natural Joe face/body scrubs & under eye cream. OK so I’m going to be doing a review of these 100% natural products (which are infused with coffee – OMG!) pretty soon… but take my word for it… they’re incredible! I get the WORST bags under my eyes and the Natural Joe eye cream takes that right away. So now I can stay up late and my boss won’t look at me sideways so much. (kidding. not really.) If you have a coffee & beauty lover on your list – a face/body scrub made of coffee is, well, paradise.

🇨🇦 @sunkissedkateblog: “JOESCRUB Matcha is an anti-ager that makes your skin feel dreamy-soft. If you like the smell of green tea, you’d love this scrub, as your bathroom will smell like matcha. Natural JOE's Under Eye Nectar is unlike any under eye product I’ve ever used. This serum is very hydrating and refreshing, as its cooling on my under eyes, which always feels nice. It absorbs quickly and is an all around great product, so I highly recommend it if you’re in the market for an under eye product!” Check out the rest of Kate’s review – link in JOE’s bio 🌿 . . . #antiaging #dream #dreamy #soft #matcha #greentea #mask #scrub #serum #hydrate #refreshing #cool #facial #clean #green #beauty #blog #blogger #beautyblogger #bbloggers | 📷 @sunkissedkateblog

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Random Cool Stuff

Pela eco-friendly iPhone cases. Biodegradable, and a portion of all proceeds go to funding clean water and ocean initiatives.

Oh She Glows vegan cookbook. Eating a more plant-based diet is A) delicious and B) a great way to curb your environmental impact. If there’s a cook on your list, this is sure to be a hit.

Bombas Socks. For every pair of socks you buy, one pair is donated to homeless shelters. Another fantastic stocking stuffer that will keep them cozy and bright for a long time.

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