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Article: 13 Sustainable Gifts That Give Back

13 Sustainable Gifts That Give Back

13 Sustainable Gifts That Give Back

The holidays are here and the hills are alive with gift ideas! This year, though, we are rejoicing in the fact that many people are looking to buy gifts that give back. And we’ve got a whole list of them!

Like stasher, many of the products and brands on this list are donating proceeds to environmental or otherwise charitable organizations. Many of these goods below are even saving the planet themselves. So get out your credit card— these are the gifts you’ll feel great about giving!

Stasher bag

Okay, yes, the obvious suggestion! Stasher bags make a great gift for kitchen enthusiasts, fitness fanatics, travelers, earth-lovers and everyone in between. They’re preventing millions of plastic baggies from polluting our planet. And, while we donate a portion of our annual revenue every year to 1% for the Planet, we will also be giving $1 for every stasher sold during our Black Friday sale to The 5 Gyres Institute in pursuit of scientific solutions for plastic pollution.  

Gift a stasher multi-pack and get free shipping!


Girlfriend Collective

If there’s an athleisure lover on your list, Girlfriend Collective’s leggings, bras and tops are definitely on theirs. Their Compressive fabric is made from 79% recycled water bottles, and their LITE fabric is made from 83% recycled fishing nets. They’re ultra stretchy and soft, and as good for the Earth as they are for your workout. Girlfriend Collective is a leader in “slow fashion,” providing quality over quantity, but that means you’ll need to get your order in early.

Gift any pair of leggings and get free shipping!


Ethique Beauty

Bath and spa products are always a popular gift idea for the ladies in our lives. But all too often, soaps, shampoos and lotions come in plastic bottles and other packaging that winds up as pollution. Enter Ethique (which is French for ethical)! They have hair, face and body bars— not bottles— made with ethically sourced, naturally-derived and sustainable ingredients. And so far, they’ve stopped more than 400,000 plastic bottles from ending up in landfills.  

Gift a bar bundle and get free shipping with Amazon!


Alima Pure

For the makeup maven in your family, give the gift of cosmetics made from pure, natural ingredients. Their new holiday sets are highly covetable whether she’s a lip gal or all about the eyes. Alima Pure is also a member of 1% for the Planet, which means they’re always helping out. But with each Holiday Set purchased, Alima will be donating $5 to your choice of Wells Bring Hope, The Kula Project, or The Breast Cancer Prevention Partners.   

Gift an Alima Pure Holiday Set and get free shipping!



Anything from Patagonia will make a great gift, whether you’re planting the seeds of adventure or just giving a Better Sweater®. Everything from wetsuits to fleece zip-ups are Fair Trade Certified™, and every purchase supports Patagonia’s incredible activism in environmental and social responsibility as a B Corp and member of 1% for the Planet.

Gift Patagonia and get free shipping on orders over $75.



Sunglasses make a great gift, especially when they’re stylish, polarized, and made from recycled plastic! Sunski designs sunglasses like the world depends on it, and guarantees them for forever. And since this whole one-pair-of-sunglasses-for-the-rest-of-your-life thing only works if you actually want to wear them, Sunski makes their shades incredibly comfortable and strong enough to last. Get your friend a pair, and part of your purchase will go to 1% for the Planet.

Gift Sunski sunglasses and get free shipping on two pair.


Paradigm Wine

Let’s just start by saying that wine is truly a gift from god. So, what could possibly make a better holiday offering? The folks at Paradigm have a long history in the Napa Valley, and they’ve made it their life’s work to enrich the Earth. With every bottle you buy for family, friends or yourself (let’s be real), the Harris family adds to the bounty they give back to 1% for the Planet.

Gift a bottle of Paradigm or buy a whole case.


Terralite Candles

Candles are another one of those universally appreciated gifts. But, by making them plastic-free, 100% planet-based and charitable, Terralite (another member of 1% for the Planet) will really help you step your candle game up. All the resources used– from the purest essential oils, plant extracts, grain and fruit waxes, to the containers the products live in are thoughtfully selected for their beauty, quality and environmental sustainability.

Gift Terralite Candles from their aromatherapy collection.


Klean Kanteen

We all like to stay hydrated, which makes a reusable plastic-free water bottle a great gift for anyone on your list. Klean Kanteen offers a wide range of bottles, tumblers, growlers and accessories to compliment any lifestyle. They even have stocking stuffers and gift cards available for the holidays. And just like stasher, they’re both a B Corp and a 1% member, making any Klean Kanteen purchase a benefit to the earth.

Gift Klean Kanteen and check out their new Plastic-Free TK Pro Thermos


Martin Guitars

There’s holiday love for everyone in this gift guide, and that includes musicians! C.F. Martin & Co. ® has been creating the finest instruments in the world for over 180 years, and they are committed to environmental stewardship. By crafting guitars that are FSC® certified by the Rainforest Alliance, Martin supports responsible management of the world's forests. 

Gift a Martin Guitar by finding a dealer near you


Alter Eco

Chocolate is a guaranteed crowd pleaser and makes an excellent stocking stuffer! But so much chocolate out there is filled with unhealthy ingredients and packaged in plastic. Quit the guessing game and grab some Alter Eco chocolate gift boxes! For every Alter Eco gift box you purchase this holiday season, they'll plant a tree in their reforestation project in the Peruvian Amazon. So you're not only giving your loved one a decadent treat, you're also giving back to mother earth.

Gift an Alter Eco gift box and get free shipping on orders over $65


One World Futbols

For the playful kids on your list, here’s one toy they literally can’t break. One World Futbols makes an unpoppable soccer ball (hello, sustainability), and has donated more than 2 million of them to organizations working with youth in disadvantaged communities worldwide. They’re a Certified B Corporation too.  

Gift an unpoppable soccer ball and help benefit the One World Play Project.


United By Blue

This is a one-stop-shop for comfy clothes, home goods, outdoor accessories and other durable, sustainable stuff. Pick up a cardigan for Mom, a new backpack for your little bro, and a hard-back copy of Jack London’s Call of the Wild for dear old Dad. For every product sold, United By Blue removes one pound of trash from our world's oceans and waterways.  

Gift United By Blue and get free shipping on orders over $100