Sustainable Swaps: 10 Green Gifts for a Better World

Many of us are either preparing or already busy holiday shopping. You may be trying to find the perfect gift for that special someone, especially if a requirement is that it is a sustainable Christmas gift. Not sure of where to begin? Keep reading to find ten sustainable Christmas gifts with an ethical focus your friends and family are sure to love. With these options available on Amazon, you will receive plenty of ideas for eco-conscious gifts.

We have selected Amazon to link to in this article because they are available everywhere! No matter where you are reading from today, we can almost guarantee that Amazon has the capability of delivering your sustainable Christmas gift choice to you. So instead of sifting through all the pages and products, check out this list below to save yourself some time. (I am not compensated by Amazon or their sellers for this article. Feel free to purchase from anywhere, and do not feel obligated to use the links in this article.)

Bee’s Wrap

Society uses so many plastic wraps to keep food fresh. This bee’s wrap is a fantastic alternative. It can be used the same way you use plastic wrap and throw away less trash. This wrap is also 100% vegan, so you know your foods are safe. Best of all, it is reusable!

Re-useable Make-up Remover Pads

I live in a house with my wife and two daughters. They tell me that these makeup remover pads are a must-have. The pads are very soft and easy to use. Simply use micellar water on them, and your eye makeup comes off practically instantly. They make a tremendous sustainable Christmas gift for anyone who uses cosmetics.

Sheep Wool Dryer Balls

These are fun, sustainable Christmas gift for anyone and make an attractive and exciting alternative to dryer sheets! These dryer balls are perfect for sensitive skin, made with premium pure New Zealand wool. This set should last the person you are gifting it to for years, saving them money on disposable dryer sheets.

Reusable Food Storage Bags

This Amazon’s Choice pack of food storage bags makes the perfect sustainable Christmas gift for families or college students. There are 16 bags made of food-grade material and are also freezer safe. These bags have many uses aside from food. Just think of how many uses ziplock bags have.

Eco-Friendly Journal

Having a notebook that looks and feels nice can make a big difference to many writers. This eco-friendly journal has a cover made out of wheat straw and comes with a money-back guarantee. And with a black privacy-elastic, you can quickly throw this notebook into a backpack or handbag and not worry about the pages getting ruined.

Eco-Friendly Razors

This pack of 8 razors is a tremendous sustainable Christmas gift for men or women. They are made from wheat straw, making them compostable. Since they come in a pack of 50, the person receiving this gift will be set for quite a while!

Indoor Food Compost Bin

With inflation on the rise, more people are turning to grow their foods. A big part of this is producing a home compost as a natural way to fertilize your fruits and vegetables. This compost bin is the perfect sustainable Christmas gift for gardeners who want to compost but don’t want to sacrifice style. This odour-neutralized device turns food waste into dirt in four hours!

Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Reusable water bottles are not new, yet people still buy water in plastic bottles. A stainless steel water bottle is a beautiful, eco-friendly, sustainable Christmas gift. This water bottle has a wide mouth, making it easy to clean and add ice. And along with a quality water filter from Brita, you know you will be drinking clean water.

Stainless Steel Bento Box

Does your adult child come home every weekend and stock up on leftovers before they leave? Do you have someone in the house who takes lunch to work or school daily? This stainless steel bento box makes a terrific sustainable Christmas gift. This bento box is produced with leak-proof food-grade material and has three compartments to fit all your food and snacks. They are completed with a felt case, making them a fantastic carrying device for food.

Plantable Pens

Yes, you read that right…a plantable pen! This set contains 6 non-toxic, biodegradable pens made of sustainably sourced materials. Once your pen runs out of blue, black, or red, turn it upside down, and you can plant it to grow herbs, flowers, or fresh veggies! These pens are a fun and very sustainable Christmas gift for anyone.

Did I Miss Anything?

Now I’d like to hear from you:

Do you have some great ideas for sustainable Christmas gifts? Have you received an eco-friendly gift in the past that you simply can not live without today?

Please share your thoughts and ideas in the comments section below right now.


  • Rusty Griswold

    Since 2015, I have been building my light display to celebrate the holiday season and experimenting with various recipes to bring people together around the table. I have learned many do's and don'ts in both areas along the way, and share them with everyone via the website. M Mike
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