21 Eco friendly Christmas Gifts for the Whole Family (Updated)




Psst.: This list of zero waste gift ideas contains affiliate links. If you buy something, I may make a small commission at no extra cost. Also, I partnered with Earthhero, and if you use the code ZEROWASTEMAN at checkout, you get 10% off

Gifting can be difficult; at least, I often get stuck with either too many ideas or none at all. That’s why I decided to make it easier for you and come up with a list of eco friendly Christmas gifts for him and her, oh and not to forget the little one and the four-legged friend.

I am so excited to have partnered with earthhero because they have such a good mission and intention for us and the planet. If you have never heard of them; here is a little recap:

Who is Earthhero

We exist to make sustainable shopping so easy everyone does it.

Earth Hero Founder Ryan Lewis

Earthhero is a proud member of

1% for the planet
certified b corp
carbon free

They are on a mission to become the green eco-friendly version of Amazon. They are adding more amazing brands every day, and the list is constantly growing.

Over 4000+ products from 165+ brands.

The packaging is plastic-free and as minimal as possible without damaging the goods. I like that each product has easy-to-identify logos that explain the company’s good for the planet.

Artists Series

For example, 10tree would have the logo for

  • planting trees
  • using recycled material
  • organic cotton
  • sustainable manufacturing and so on, you get the idea.

It just makes it super easy for you to shop at values that matter to you.

Ok, enough about earthhero and their fantastic mission. Let’s dive into some zero waste gifts for this holiday season.

Eco friendly Christams Gift Guide

If you are new to the green gift or zero waste lifestyle, perhaps starting with some zero waste kits is a good start.

Perhaps evaluate what it is that your friends and loved ones need. The one thing you want to avoid is that your gifts end up in storage boxes in the garage or will never be used.

A good one is always to ask if they are looking to support companies planting trees, saving animals, keeping the ocean clean, or protecting natural lands?

Are they moving towards using more natural products, or are they transitioning to a plant-based lifestyle?

Knowing some of these details will make your gift a bit more memorable, more unique, and more valuable.

For those looking to get a first taste of the zero-waste lifestyle, the zero-waste living box is an ideal place to start.

Eco Living Gift Box

eco gift box

Are you trying to reduce your carbon footprint and would like to eliminate single-use plastic from your household?

This eco-friendly gift box bundle includes everything you need to tackle plastic in your home, including a bamboo utensil set, resalable sandwich bag, Swedish dishcloths, reusable straw and cleaning brush, natural food storage wraps, stainless steel lunchbox, and handmade green tea and eucalyptus soap.

All of the products are made from ethical, mindful, and eco-friendly materials and organic ingredients that are BPA and plastic-free.

And remember, each purchase donates 1% to environmental non-profits coming in at $100 USD.

If you don’t want to fork out a hundred dollars right away, you can opt for this zero waste lifestyle box for $42.

In it, you will find the 101 Ways to Go Zero Waste, Kathryn Kellogg’s book that breaks down simple swaps to go zero waste.

Get started right away, with the included bamboo toothbrush, reusable bamboo utensil set, and organic cotton mesh produce bag!

The Zero Waste Lifestyle Box

zero waste gift box

Reading about the zero waste lifestyle and understanding why it is so important for your health and the planet’s health is the best place to start and puts you in charge.

Have a look around earthhero.com and see for yourself. Find out where the products are made, and learn about the companies behind them. There are so many cool ways to do good, and it is so easy now. All you need to do is click a couple of buttons.

What a time to be alive!

The Perfect Gift For The Foodlover and Cook In You

Handmade Artisan Citrus Juicer

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Popular in juice markets all over Mexico, the Artisan Citrus Juicer from Verve Culture is a countertop citrus juicer that will compete with any electric juicer!

Made from 100% recycled aluminum in two sizes for different citrus types, this manual fruit juicer extracts every drop of juice while collecting seeds and pulp in the strainer. 

Not only do you get a kick-ass looking juicer but you get to support a small business and reduce the environmental impact by staying local.

Reusable Bees Wax Wraps are a must-have in every zero waste kitchen. They replace your old cling wrap, smell nice, and are easy to clean. Our last pair is around two years old, and I only had to rewax them once. It is time for new ones now, but I am very impressed with how well they survived.

They easily mold around bowls and fruit, veggies and nuts anything that you want to keep fresh longer.

Reusable Beeswax Wrap Variety Pack

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Recycled Bamboo Chopsticks Finger Hockey Game and Serving Board

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How is this for an eco friendly gift? Aren’t the best mornings the ones where you bring your partner breakfast to bed? And how about flipping it over once you are finished for a game of finger hockey?

I love this idea and while having fun you get to save 1800 bamboo chopsticks from landfills.

This is how small changes can make a long time positive impact, and not only in your relationship 😉

Guacamole Molcajete and Tortilla Basket


When I open our kitchen cupboard I can see at least a couple dozen spices in grinders from the supermarket. Some are made from glass some plastic. But most of them you can not refill and so they go to waste. By adopting a sustainable lifestyle we found that buying spices from the local farmers market and grinding them in a mortar is an easy way to keep a lot of plastic out of your trash.

For the loved one that is always grinding spices in a noisy grinder, this is the best way to grind your spices, in my opinion. Not only do they look good in your kitchen, but they also help keep things simple. (No cables) 😋

The best part you are not ingesting any microplastic when grinding your herbs or seeds.

Sustainable Christmas Gifts for the Relaxer and Stretcher

Bamboo Waffle Bathrobe

Bamboo bathrobe

This bamboo bathrobe from Ettitude is made from 100% organic bamboo lyocell.

Its bamboo = super comfy, and the time of the year, where I could live in this thing all day long. It has pockets and is antibacterial and breathable. Perfect for him and her or your best friend.

This product is made from non-GMO grown bamboo, it comes in recyclable packaging and it is just the perfect Christmas gift if you ask me… but you are not asking, so see for yourself.

I got my wife a cork yoga mat in 2019, and she loves it. With the right care (cleaning it after each session) this mat is still going strong after 2 years of almost daily use. Cork yoga mats are a sustainable option for your home and health.

Did you know that most yoga mats are made from PVC?

PVC contains lead, phthalates, and releases dioxin. It is linked to neurotoxic effects and endocrine problems. It is found in soft, pliable plastic products like crib mattress covers, bath toys.

Not so great right?

They are so much better than the plastic version because apparently, you inhale the toxins from your yoga mat, and who wants that when doing your exercise.

Botanicals Cork Yoga Mat 4.5mm

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Socks that Protect Oceans by Conscious Steps

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I love conscious steps and have mentioned them throughout my blog, and yes, they are not completely plastic-free, as they have some nylon mix in the socks.

If you really care, you would wash them in the guppyfriend bag.

However, with every purchase, you are supporting a good cause and this pair of socks comes with some fun prints for everyone.

Perfect for getting out of bed in the morning or every day use. These slippers got you. Kyrgies use low-impact dyes and high quality material. The leather is tanned without chrome or chromium, so you never have to worry about pesky chemicals lurking in your shoes. 

They’re durable and moisture-wicking so your slippers never smell like feet! 

Ethical Wool Felt Slippers

wool slippers

Rose Gold Gemstone Facial Roller

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Do you know how you can really get some browny points with your woman?

Give her a massage and make her feel like a queen.

In fact, try and do that all the time, and with this facial roller, you can really make her know that she is your Queen.

An Ancient Chinese beauty and health secret, lymphatic massage is key for depuffing and firming delicate facial skin. The Rose Gold Gemstone Facial Roller by Earth Harbor Naturals is a transformative (and worthwhile!) addition to any skincare routine.

To shave or not to shave, is it really a question? Or to reduce the need for razor blades pilling up our landfills.

I actually own two reusable safety razors. The leaf and this one. Both are fantastic razors, and each fulfills its purpose.

The Albatross is made from 100% high-polished stainless steel resistant to corrosion, and it features a butterfly-style opening that is easy to insert replacement blades into.

Let’s shave the sustainable way 🙂

Eco Living Gift Box

safety razor

Sustainable Gift Ideas for the Adventurer and Outdoor lover

Eco Living Gift Box

eco gift box

What a unique looking bag made from upcycled materials, including bicycle tubes, hardware, and nylon, this bag brings new life to old products.

You can fit your daily basics in here and look stylish. Definitely, one of my favorite zero waste gift ideas; what is your take on this one?

Use it to tote your laptop to work, or stuff it with the essentials for a weekend hike! Plus, you can show off your sustainable pack in the dark with the reflective daisy chain on the front!

Here we got a backpack made from lightweight recycled materials. This bag is both earth-friendly and versatile!

It conveniently stuffs into a built-in pocket for travel. 15-liter capacity, and when you have had enough of this bag, just send it back, and the Chico bag will make something new out of it.

Eco Living Gift Box

travel bag

The Bureo Skateboard deck is made from recycled fishing nets.

Who doesn’t want to own a skateboard made from discarded fishing nets? I love Bureo and its mission. They even make the coolest-looking Yenga tower ever made. What a great gift idea for anyone. Did you know that fishing nets are the biggest problem in the ocean, killing wildlife years after being discarded?

Eco Living Gift Box

eco gift box

The Bureo Skateboard deck is made from recycled fishing nets.

Who doesn’t want to own a skateboard made from discarded fishing nets? I love Bureo and their mission. They even make the coolest-looking Yenga tower ever made. What a great gift for anyone.

Did you know that fishing nets are the biggest problem in the ocean, killing wildlife years after being discarded?

Related: 6 companies that turn ghost nets into great products.

Best eco friendly gifts for the tech nerd

Eco Living Gift Box

phone charger

Want to charge your phone on style?

Look no further than this Handcrafted from FSC Certified solid oak or walnut wood charging dock. Keep your electronics tidy and good looking with this zero waste gift idea.

Oh yeah, and if you are on the move a lot, you might want to get this portable charger made from bioplastic and recycled materials. 10000 mAh USB-C input and output, and it charges 80% in 30 min.

3 Day Portable Charger

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No Bounds Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

eco gift box

Need a new portable speaker that is also waterproof?

Made from sustainable materials like cork, aluminum, and silicone, this travel-friendly speaker is dust-proof, waterproof, and can even float! It charges in less than two hours.

Pela Compostable Apple Watch Band

We all know Pela for their compostable Phone cases, but did you know that they make compostable apple watch bands?

The good news is if you have an apple watch, why not get this nice accessory?

Ensure when you are done with your watch to recycle the watch and bury the band in your compost. Let me know how it goes.

Compostable Apple Watch Band

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Zero Waste Gift ideas for our Animal Lovers

OMI Round Dog Bed

dog bed

Why not give your pet a gift for Christmas? Especially when it is made from eco-friendly materials. Your dog or cat will love this cozy bed.

The removable, washable cover is made from durable color-grown organic cotton canvas, and the bed insert is filled with GOTS Certified organic cotton on one side and shredded natural rubber on the other.

The best way to keep microplastics out of your dog’s digestive system is by having them play with this toy.

Enjoy a friendly game of puppy tug o’ war with the Eco Tugger Dog Toy by Honest Pet Products! Made simply with the planet in mind, this non-toxic, earth-friendly, 100% natural hemp rope will stand up to even the toughest of chewers. Two length options mean dogs of all sizes can take part in the fun!

Eco Tugger Dog Toy

tugger toy

Alright, I could go on forever with my gift list from earthhero but let me stop here. Whatever ends up under your Christmas tree I hope you wrap it up in recycled paper and create some thoughtful gifts. Remember after all memories are the best gifts.

That being said, make sure to use the code ZEROWASTEMAN at checkout to receive your 10% off.

And have a happy holiday. Remember less is more. 😉

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Hendrik Kaiser

I've studied biology and lived for 3 years on an off-grid permaculture farm. I love kitesurfing and keeping my body healthy and fit. Hence, I care so much about keeping our environment clean and being as zero waste as possible. Being a zerowasteman is a superpower everyone has inside of themselves, and I want to teach you how you can unleash it.

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