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Your Friends Will Swoon Over These Sustainable Gifts That Keep The Planet In Mind

By Emily Shiffer of Women's Health | Slide 1 of 29: From the pounds of wrapping paper to the non-reusable shopping bags that are about to fill up your living space, the holiday season can be a frustrating time of the year for any sustainability-minded person. But, the good news is that the array of eco-friendly gifts available in shops this holiday season is unparalleled. So, what makes a gift eco-friendly? “A truly eco-friendly product is sustainable for its entire lifecycle–from the materials and the manufacturing process, to the packaging, and ultimately to the disposal of the product,” says Micaela Preston, founder of Mindful Momma, a site where she helps eco-conscious moms make health and earth-friendly lifestyle and product choices.When choosing eco-friendly gifts, you’ll want to search for products that use “sustainable, plant-based or upcycled materials, biodegradable ingredients, or recyclable or compostable packaging,” Micaela adds. Reusable products that replace single-use items are also great for the environment.Sounds easy enough, amirite? If you need some inspo, here are some of the best eco-friendly gifts you can shop for your friends and fam right now.

From the pounds of wrapping paper to the non-reusable shopping bags that are about to fill up your living space, the holiday season can be a frustrating time of the year for any sustainability-minded person. But, the good news is that the array of eco-friendly gifts available in shops this holiday season is unparalleled.

So, what makes a gift eco-friendly? “A truly eco-friendly product is sustainable for its entire lifecycle–from the materials and the manufacturing process, to the packaging, and ultimately to the disposal of the product,” says Micaela Preston, founder of Mindful Momma, a site where she helps eco-conscious moms make health and earth-friendly lifestyle and product choices.

When choosing eco-friendly gifts, you’ll want to search for products that use “sustainable, plant-based or upcycled materials, biodegradable ingredients, or recyclable or compostable packaging,” Micaela adds. Reusable products that replace single-use items are also great for the environment.

Sounds easy enough, amirite? If you need some inspo, here are some of the best eco-friendly gifts you can shop for your friends and fam right now.

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