30 Responsible Gifts for Eco Warriors

Updated on April 3rd, 2020
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If you know someone who is an eco warrior then you may find it really hard to decide what to buy them as a gift. This is because you might worry that they will think that your gift is wasteful or bad for the environment. Finding a gift that you feel they will like but also will not be offensive to them can be hard work. The list below should help though. There are all sorts of products which are useful and kind to the environment so you should find that you will be able to choose something from the list that will suit them.

This useful drawstring bag has the slogan ‘environmental activists will literally save the world’. It is 37cm x 46cm so useful for school PE kit, gym bag, swimming kit or things like this. It come in French navy, black, bright red, burgundy, fuchsia, mustard, royal blue and green. It has white writing printed on it and a white drawstring. Made of 100% cotton is a more natural alternative to polyester bags.

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This children’s t-shirt has a picture of a cyclist on it and the slogan ‘riding a bike if you love life 100% CO2 neutral. It comes in a selection of sizes and you can choose between sky blue, ash grey, Indian yellow, orange, pacific grey, pink sixties of white for the t-shirt and they all have mainly black printing on. They are short-sleeved with extra rib collar and made form 100% cotton.

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This bamboo cutlery set is a great alternative to the usual plastic versions. It is a travel set with a case and includes a bottle opener, mineral water clip, rainbow straw, bamboo straw, straw cleaning brush, spoon, knife, fork activated charcoal toothbrush and chopsticks. It is all durable and can be washed in the dishwasher so can be used again and again. Great for travel, picnics, barbecues and even taking to work.

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This yoga towel is lightweight and therefore ideal for carrying to your classes. It measures 72 x 26 inches and is 1/16th inch thick so can be easily folded. It has a special corner pocket so that it can grip onto the yoga mat. It is made from soft microfibre which is easily absorbent to soak up sweat. There is a choice of bright patterns or plainer designs and each comes with a carry bag that the towel folds neatly into.

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This water bottle can be reused over and over again so a great replacement for one use plastic water bottles. It is made from sturdy neoprene so that it does not break when it is dropped. It insulates the contents to keep your water really cool. It holds 2.2 litres of water so a generous size and has a pop cap to make it very easy to drink from. BPA free, leak proof and eco friendly this will make a great gift.

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This yoga block can help anyone who finds particular yoga positions difficult to master these moves. It can support the head, hips, neck, arms or whatever is needed to support balance. It is made of corn which is naturally non slip for safety. It measures 23 x 12 x 7.5 cm and has rounded corners for additional comfort. It is 100% natural and made in a no waste production process. It is also anti-fungal, anti-static, anti-bacterial, biodegradable and non-allergenic.

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These mini toilets are very useful for use for all the family. They are made of eco-friendly silicone and can be used when in an emergency when there is no loo nearby such as in the car. They can also be used when camping or while doing sports when there are no loos. They are hygienic and convenient and can even be used by someone who has trouble getting out of bed.

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This baby sling wrap is a great way to hold a small baby up to 16kg. The wraps are made from 100% organic cotton and provide a great way to keep baby close to you when walking, doing chores or just sitting. The fabric is breathable and cool and fully machine washable. It comes in a choice of colours: black, blue, fuchsia and red with a matching baby hat and bag.

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This 3D eco-friendly puzzle is great fun to do and can make a lovely decoration as well. It is made from eco-friendly plastic which is non-toxic and odourless and therefore completely safe for children to play with. It is 7.5 x 5.5 cm when assembled and is a fun challenge for children and adults alike as it can take hours to complete. It takes the form of a yellow crystal pyramid.

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These ice cleats make a great gift for anyone that loves walking in the snow and other slippery surfaces. They fit to shoes and boots to improve grip by stretching over the soles. They are easy to fold away and store and are also light to carry so easy to take with you. They are even made from eco-friendly material and have been tested in conditions as cold as -43 degrees so they will work in all conditions.

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This cushion is made from eco-friendly materials and is very practical. It is a triangle wedge shaped cushion available in a selection of designs and colours. It can be used as a backrest when on the sofa or floor, for when resting, reading or exercising. It measures 50 x 33 x 33cm and is made from kapok which is a plant fibre form a tropical plant. It is firm but still gives soft cushioning.

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This eco-friendly tape can be extremely useful. It is made from 100% recycled plastic and the box is 80% recycled cardboard and comes with 8 rolls which are 33m x 19mm. The adhesive is solvent free but it is still able to stick to most surfaces. It looks invisible once stuck and so works just like traditional tape. Great for wrapping gifts and for hobbies such as crafting or journaling.

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This make-up remover pads are a great alternative to the disposable ones as they are reusable. They even come with a laundry and storage bag for easy washing. The Pretty Eco products come in a recycled box with 20 100% organic cotton pads, a travel bag and a laundry bag. This means that they can always be kept safe and clean and will not get lost in the washing machine.

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This is a cork wallet which is not only environmentally friendly but suitable for vegans. It is made from sustainable cork fabric but contains a RFID block which is made from a metal composite and blocks RFID signals so protects the valuable information on the chips of the cards stored inside. It had room for eight cards inside and comes in a presentation box all ready for gifting. There are three designs to choose from.

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This is a lovely hand wash by Method. It cleans hands well but without the use of harsh chemicals which are not only damaging to skin but also to the environment. It has a sweet water fragrance which has aromatherapy benefits. It is non-toxic so has no parabens, phthalates, triclosan, EDTA or animal by-products and is biodegradable. The bottle is 100% recycled plastic and the product has not been tested on animals.

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Giving up plastic food wrapping is one way that many people are trying to be kinder to the environment. However, when you do not have a reusable box to put things in you need an alternative and this beeswax food wrap can help. The pack contains three sheets large (33 x 33cm) medium (25 x 25cm) and small (18 x 18 cm). They just need gently warming so that they can be folded over a bowl or plate to create a seal and keep the food fresh.

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This dish and spoon set are crafted from real coconuts. They are reusable and can withstand being dropped which means that they can be reused lots of times. The shells have been polished with 100% coconut oil to give a lovely finish. Inside each bowl is a coloured design in purple, red or blue or you can pick a natural finish. They come in a storage bag all ready for gifting.

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This gift set is not only environmentally friendly but also suitable for vegans. It includes 2 sustainable Indian Hemu wooden soap dishes, two soaps and a soap saver bag. The soaps are form Soapology and are pink lemonade and secret garden fragrances with pure essential oils and they are palm oil free. The box comes tied with a raffia ribbon all ready for gifting. Switching from liquid soap in plastic bottles to this soap is great for the environment.

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This is a fun, hippie style, Mexican Poncho. It has stripes with a zig zag pattern within them. It comes in sizes small, medium, large and extra-large and in a range of colours: black/white, black, white/charcoal/grey/royal, black/white/red, Rasta (red/yellow/green/black and black/white/teal. It is made from recycled material and reclaimed fibres and is Fairtrade too. It is made from 90% acrylic and 10% polyester and can be machine washed at a cold temperature.

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This belt is made of cork, meaning that is suitable for vegans. It comes in a choice of black or brown and is can easily be shortened to give the right fit. It has a buckle fastening and is durable and water repellent. It is also really easy to clean. It is available in 85cm, 95cm or 105cm waist sizes. A great gift for someone that is vegan and wants a sustainable alternative to a plastic belt.

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Rain ponchos can be really handy in emergencies but they are normally made of unsustainable plastic. This poncho is made of corn starch which means that it is biodegradable and compostable. It is one size fits all for adults and is 115cm width and 110cm height. It is breathable and light, has a hood, is reusable and comes in a handy bag so it can be carried easily. Great for carrying on warm summer days when downpours are expected.

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These Organic cotton pyjamas make a lovely gift for a little girl. Each set has a top and trousers and you can choose between various sizes up to 24 months. There is a choice of designs too. Rush hour has red striped trousers with vehicles on the top. Safari has green striped trousers with animals on the top. Dinosaur Menagerie has blue striped trousers and dinosaurs on the top. Polar Bear silhouettes has blue striped trousers and polar bears on the top.

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These muslin burp cloths will make a great gift for a new baby. In the set there are three cloths and they are made of 100% organic bamboo. They are a good large size – 11 x 21 inches and oval in shape to keep your shoulders well protected. They can be machine washed and tumble dried and they will  not pile but actually get softer the more that they are washed.

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These swaddle cloths are a lovely gift for a baby shower or a new baby. You get four in a pack and they are white with simple black designs on them. They are made from 100% organic cotton which gets softer the more it is washed. It is lightweight and does not overheat the baby. They are 120 x 120cm so a generous size and can be used for swaddling, burping or covering mother while feeding.

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This women’s tank top vest has a humorous message on it. It says ‘I’m mostly peace, love and light and a little go f*** yourself. It has a buddha on the front. It is available in black, blue marble, red marble or royal blue. It is made from polyester and viscose and a sleeveless baggy style of top with a club collar. It is available in sizes 10,12,14 and 16.

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This sleeveless t-shirt says ‘there is no planet B’ and has a picture of tge world with children standing around it. It is available in black, dark heather, heather blue, pink and purple and in sizes for men, women and children. It is made form a cotton and polyester mix which can be machine washed and dried on a low heat. It is a classic fit which is lightweight, has a double needle sleeve and bottom hem.

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These dishwashing sponges make a unique gift for someone that wants to be caring for the environment. They are 100% biodegradable which is much more sustainable than normal plastic and synthetic sponge options. In the box you get five sponges and they are fibrous loofahs which will clean your dishes without scratching them and will last for 4-6 weeks. They are the size of a regular kitchen sponge and has a loop on it to hang it over the tap to dry off.

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This is a really useful book for anyone looking to use less plastic. It is called ‘F**k Plastic – 101 ways to free yourself from plastic and save the world. It is a hardcover book which has all sorts of tips for plastic reduction such as from food and drink, around the house or in your lifestyle in general. So things like throwing a plastic free party or using plastic free make-up are included.

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This fun t-shirt would make a great gift for a man who loves his yoga. It says on it ‘real men do yoga’ and it has white writing on a short-sleeved t-shirt in a range of colours – navy, black, sky or heather grey. It is available in sizes small – 4XL. It is made from 100% cotton and has a lovely soft feel. It is quality product that will withstand a lot of washes.

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This is a value pack of bamboo socks. They are short ankle socks and so great for sport and available in black, grey or white. They are breathable, anti-sweat and have a comfortable band on them. The bamboo makes them lovely and soft as well as being better for the environment. The six pairs of socks come in a box s all ready to give as a gift. As well as being made from a sustainable source they also wear well and so are likely to last longer than other socks.

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