If you want your gifts to count double this year, you might be on the hunt for sustainable, better-for-the-earth gifts. The holidays are a great time to use your dollars to do good for the environment, while also supporting like-minded people who are raising the bar and changing the way we shop.
Stasher is proud to help Save What Matters by giving back throughout the year, and by highlighting planet-friendly partners, non-profits, and businesses that are dedicated to making a difference.
With that in mind, we wanted to share some of our favorite purpose-driven brands that make standout products we can’t get enough of. If you’re looking to share the love for people and the planet this holiday season, you’re in luck. Here are our top 10 sustainable gifts for everyone on your list.
For the coffee and tea lover: BLK & Bold
But first… giving back. BLK & Bold has found a way to turn our favorite daily ritual — enjoying a cup of coffee or tea — into a way to make a difference, with 5% of company profits going to sustaining youth programming, enhancing workforce development, and eradicating youth homelessness. Not only are their blends delicious, but they also support the families and communities of coffee producers, manufacturers, and communities, at home and abroad. Shop assorted loose leaf teas, whole bean and ground coffees for a full cup of feel good.
For the traveler: Allbirds sneakers
If I am walking out the door, I’m probably wearing Allbirds. They are the most comfortable shoes we own, and they make a great holiday gift for someone who loves to travel — all that walking through airport terminals will be oh-so-comfy in 2021. Allbirds uses sustainable materials in all of their shoes, such as merino wool and tercel for their uppers, recycled plastic water bottles for their laces, and sugarcane for their soles.
For the outdoor enthusiast: tentree Destination Mountain jacket
The tentree Mountain Destination jacket is as functional as it is sustainable, and is a warm and water-resistant gift for the outdoor enthusiast in your life. In addition to be being made of 100% recycled polyester and 100% recycled insulation, ten trees are planted for each jacket sold (hence, the name!), helping to regenerate our resources instead of depleting them. tentree also ranks in the top 1% for manufacturing in the B Corp community.
For the homebody: Baabuk slippers
Slippers are always a crowd-pleaser, and we're big fans of investing in quality over quantity. Baabuk’s handcrafted wool slippers fit the bill. They are artisan-made in Nepal, where Baabuk focuses on ensuring fair wages and sustainable practices in their supply chain. Not to mention they are cozy and warm, and cute to boot.
For the well-groomed: OUI the People Razor
It’s estimated that 2 disposable plastic razors end up in landfills each year — yikes! OUI the People takes a new, transparent approach to the personal care industry with recycled packaging, an eye towards sustainability as they grow, and well-made, reusable products. We love The Single Razor that features just one blade (turns out, we don’t need 8), which minimizes hair pulling, razor burn, and ingrown hairs. Each razor comes with a pack of 10 blades.
For the pet owner: P.L.A.Y. dog beds
Our pets deserve sustainable gifts too! P.L.A.Y.’s dog beds are filled with 100% post-consumer recycled plastic water bottles (there are up to 108 bottles are used in every bed!) and they donate a portion of their sales to support dog shelters. The dog beds also come with removable covers, to make washing a breeze (a.k.a. the bed will last a lot longer), and they come in dozens of stylish patterns. Perfect for the planet-loving pooch in your life.
For the chef: Full Circle’s Fresh Air Compost Collector
I love to cook and if the chef in your life is anything like me, there ends up being a fair amount of food scraps. Enter composting: one of my favorite sustainable-living habits. Composting is such an easy and important thing to do for the environment, and Full Circle’s Fresh Air Compost Collector makes it easy to pick up the habit. This composter is made of recycled plastic and steel and is a good all-around counter essential. I like to put my composter in the freezer (to help reduce smells and to keep things fresh), Full Circle makes a scrap happy freezer bin that might rock their worlds.
For the fitness fanatic: Athleta leggings
While we’re always in favor of shopping locally and supporting small businesses, we also cheer for big brands that are authentically moving towards sustainability, like Athleta. These styles are made of recycled nylon and are produced in a FairTrade factory. Check out their progress on achieving their ambitious sustainability goals here.
For the good clean fun lover: Blueland products
Blueland believes that cleaning up our planet starts with cleaning our homes, so they’ve reimagined all categories of household packaged goods with innovative form factors and responsible packaging. This women-owned company lets you buy a product bottle once and refill it for life, with cleaning and soap tablets, powdered dish soap, and more. We love the Clean Suite Kit that includes everything needed to spruce up the home without all the sketchy, dangerous chemicals or plastic waste.
For the shoe collector: Nisolo shoes
Nisolo’s shoes are timely and timeless, and I kind of want all of them. Nisolo is dedicated to transparency, ethics, and sustainability in their supply chain, so much so that they even released a “lowest wages” report to be transparent about pay in their supply chain. They also collect used shoes to recycle by micro entrepreneurs in the developing world. When it comes to social and environmental impact, Nisolo is the real deal, and their designs are all gift-worthy as well. Pick out a pair for your gift recipient, or snag a gift card so they can pick their own.
For everyone on your list: Stasher bags
Stasher bags really are the gift that keeps on giving, no matter who's on your shopping list. Check out the Stasher Gift Guide for ideas! Not only does every purchase eliminate thousands of single-use plastic bags from landfills and oceans, but a portion of every purchase goes directly to high-impact nonprofits working to protect, restore, and revitalize the planet. High five to you!