We compiled a gift guide to help you find stylish and sustainable gifts for everyone on your list (including your pets). Amongst all the wrapping, ribbon, and lights of the holiday season, any earth conscious shopper will notice that the holidays can be a wasteful season. We are turning that around with this great list of gifts that stays true to the true intent of the season of giving by giving back to both our loved ones and Mother Nature!
FOR HIM AND HER
Recycled, Biodegradable Phone Case
Each year consumer’s swap out old cell phones and their cases for the latest option. Those cases take decades to break down. Pela created a phone case that offers protection for your phone, is made from plant-based materials and is 100% biodegradable in your backyard compost pile! They also come sans the unnecessary plastic packaging! Available here: https://pelacase.com/
Recycled Women’s Shoes
Rothy’s are stylish, comfortable shoes that go with everything. They are made from sustainable materials including recycled water bottles. The boxes are also biodegradable and re-sealable for easy returns. Every woman on your list will be sure to love these. Even the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle approves! Available here: https://rothys.com/
Eco-Friendly Yoga Mat
Most Yoga mats are made from PVC that ends up in landfills. Honey Feet yoga mats are made with 100% natural materials - sustainable cork and tree rubber. They are super absorbent, don’t hold odors and reviews state that the earthly materials provide a natural connection that enhances their yoga.
Available here: https://www.honeyfeetyoga.com
Public Market Goods creates super soft statement tees for adults and children, and tote bags that you can be proud to show off. They are made via sustainable manufacturing in the U.S., printed with environmentally-friendly ink and are shipped in 100% recycled mailers.
Available here: https://www.publicmarketgoods.com
Sustainable Fabric Clothing
Tent Tree creates stylish men’s and women’s apparel, and accessories made using blends of sustainable and recycled fabrics. For every item purchased they plant ten trees!
Available here: https://www.tentree.com/
Re-purposed Vinyl Billboard Products
Rareform repurposes 20,000 pounds a month of old vinyl billboards into one of a kind products ranging from backpacks, to wallets and laptop sleeves. They are durable, fun and help ease stress on the environment. Available here: https://www.rareform.com/
Eco-Friendly Home Goods
VivaTerra creates beautiful, eco-friendly decor without compromising natural resources or environmental health.Their items are fun and unique, like this upcycled glass cloche and reclaimed wood pedestal.
Recycled Plastic Bottle Towel
You can never have too many beach towels at the Jersey Shore! Nomadix creates stylish towels and blankets out of recycled plastic bottles. Available here: https://www.nomadix.co/
Wood Products that Inspire the Exploration of Nature
WOODCHUCK USA creates wood products that are a daily reminder of our connection with the Earth. They also plant a tree for every product sold! You’ll find a gift for everyone here and including large, custom orders. Our favorite is their bucket list planner. Available here: https://www.woodchuckusa.com/
These books will help you cook from scratch, garden, preserve your own food, declutter your home, improve your family’s health with natural cooking and cleaning methods. They will help you to experience your own homesteading journey whether you live in the middle of the asphalt jungle or on the side of a mountain. Available here: www.amazon.com
Sustainably Made Outdoor Goods
United by Blue sells women’s, men’s and children’s clothing and accessories as well as items for camping and your home with uses responsible materials that keep our oceans, air and soil a little cleaner. For every product sold, they remove one pound of trash from waterways. Our favorite, these outdoors inspired copper shot glasses. Available here: https://unitedbyblue.com
Critter-Saving Pool Escape Ramp
Most pool owners dread the thought of finding dead animals in their pools. The FrogLog allows small animals to climb out of swimming pools – saving the animals, keeping the pool water clean and reducing pool maintenance! Available here: https://froglog.us
Upcycled Marine Rope Collars and Leashes
Found My Animal creates accessories for pets and their people, and supports animal welfare and adopted pets. Our favorite is the upcycled marine grade rope, adjustable dog leash that can be used multiple ways – including the hands free option that fastens around your waist or over your shoulder. Perfect for hiking! They even sell horse leads.
Available here: http://www.foundmyanimal.com/upcycled-dog-leash-Blue-jean
Begin Again Toys
This eco-friendly toy company provide toys that teach, challenge, and let kids explore. Toys are made from plant-based materials, eco-friendly and recycled plastics, and reclaimed wood. They make toys, games and puzzles for children 0-5 and beyond.
Available here: beginagaintoys.com/
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This eco-friendly toy company makes their products from 100% recycled plastic, like milk jugs and yogurt cups, in the U.S. and colors them with soy ink. The toys require no batteries, just imagination and are packaged in recycled cardboard.
Available here: greentoys.com
ONE STOP SHOPPING
Eco-Friendly Online Marketplace – Need a one stop shop? Earth Hero has already found products that are sourced, manufactured and shipped in a way that protects our earth’s future. You will find something unique for everyone on your list here! Available here: earthhero.com
LOCALLY GROWN GIFTS
Homemade Jams and Jellies
Jams and jellies made from local fruits are the perfect addition to almost any snack or meal! Visit the Facebook page of Holly Jolly Jams to contact for a purchase.
Available here: facebook.com/hollyjollyjams/
Who doesn’t love a bottle of wine?
Stop by the Cream Ridge Winery in Upper Freehold for the perfect bottle of wine for everyone on your list (except children and pets!). Shipping is not an option, they insist on seeing your smiling face in person, but the beautiful local scenery is worth the trip! Available here: https://www.creamridgewines.com
Support your local beekeepers! Most offer a variety of different honeys and honey products, such as beeswax candles. These candles burn longer, purify the air, and have a sweet honey aroma. E&M Gold Beekepers will ship to you, or you can pick up right in Tinton Falls. Available here: https://emgoldbeekeepers.com
Looking to DIY? Check out our Pinterest page for handmade, eco-friendly gift ideas.
Don’t forget to be mindful of your gift wrapping materials! We dispose of 25% more trash during the holiday season. Use old magazines, newspapers, re-useable boxes, tins, or recycled cloth ribbons as alternatives to single use wrapping paper and plastic wrapping materials.