35 Eco-friendly Gifts for Environmentalists

Updated on April 9th, 2020
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Buying for an environmentalist can be difficult. You will not want to get anything that they will see as wasteful as it is likely that they will feel that you should only buy necessary items. However, you will still want to please them with something fun and good and so this can make things a bit tricky. It can also often be hard trying to find things that are unique or original as gift ideas. Hopefully if you look through our list of suggestions you will be able to find some things that you will feel are just right for them.

These organic beeswax food and sandwich wraps are not only practical but also pretty too. There are three different sizes with different designs, bananas, daisies and pineapples. The sizes are 18 x 20cm, 25 x 28cm and 22 x 25 cm. They just need to be slightly warmed and then folded around the item to keep it fresh as an alternative to plastic one use wrap. They can then be washed and used again and again.

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This book could be a really popular read with an environmentalist. It is by Greta Thunberg and called ‘No one is too small to make a difference’. It is a collection of her speeches to show how everyone can make a difference even a young child like Greta who influenced children to protest, has spoken in front of some of the worlds most important leaders and was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.

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This is a fun set of recycled pencils. They are wood free and therefore did not cost any trees and are actually made from recycled newspapers. They come in a box with an eraser and pencil sharpener so all ready to give as a great gift. They are HB and are soft and smooth and the graphite lead is break free as it is made using a quality method to ensure the lead is centred and well supported with no joint.

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This is a fun book called ‘Live Green’ by Jen Chillingsworth. It is a book that has 52 steps for a more sustainable life. This means that you could do one step a week to be a lot more sustainable within a year. It looks at all sorts of things such as cleaning routine, home furnishings, food shopping, fashion and beauty as well as Christmas. Includes tips on making sustainable things and what to buy.

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This Save our seas handmade herbal soap comes in a lovely box. It is palm oil free and gentle on the skin. It has no added perfume just a natural scent from the shea butter, olive oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil and sweet almond oil. There is no plastic packaging, the bar is wrapped in wax paper and comes in a craft box. The weight is 100g and it is 6 cm x 6cm x 2.1cm.

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These cleansing pads are a great alternative to the one-use throw-away type as they can be washed. They are 7cm and come in three colours, black, white and turquoise. They can be washed up to 1000 within an organic cotton bag to stop them getting lost in side the washing machine. They are suitable for all skin types and made form sustainable bamboo. Even the box they come in can be recycled.

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These organic dishwashing sponges are very useful. They are 100% biodegradable unlike the plastic alternatives that we might normally use. They are fibrous so can clean well but do not scratch. They will last 4-6 weeks and there are 5 in the pack so they will last a nice long time. They are the same size as a regular kitchen sponge and have a hanging loop to hang them on the tap to dry after use.

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This razor is more sustainable than plastic alternatives as it has a bamboo handle. It has a double edge and produces a close shave. It has stainless steel parts as well as the bamboo handle so it will last a long time. It can be reused as just the blade will need changing. It is also cost effective compared to changing the whole razor which has to be done with a disposable one.

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This is a lovely set which has a selection of eco friendly kitchen items. It has 15 pieces in it including 3 beeswax wraps of different sizes, 4 cotton produce bags (2 mesh and 2 muslin), 2 reusable silicone bags (large and small), 3 bamboo utensils (solid spoon, solid spatula and slotted spoon), 2 dish brushes (1 long handle and 1 replacement head) and 1 reusable bamboo kitchen roll with 20 sheets per roll.

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This is a staple free stapler. It means that you are able to fasten your papers without putting staples in them. It means that you can easily shred documents without having to removed staples first but you also do not have the waste. You can recycle them too without removing staples first. Safe for children to use as well as adults. Can fix up to five sheets of paper together using a clever, battery free, method.

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This is a 5 pack of bamboo toothbrushes. They have medium soft bristles and they are all different colours so there is one for each family member. The bamboo is eco friendly, biodegradable and naturally anti bacterial and easy to upcycle once finished with and the bristles are BPA free and shaped to make them more effective for cleaning teeth. The packaging is also plastic free and made from recycled paper pulp.

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These paper straws by Vindor are a great alternative to plastic ones. They are free of chemicals and plastic and each 20cm long with a 6mm diameter. There are 200 in a box and they come in a choice of colours: plain black, silver and white stripe, gold and white stripe, multicoloured and white stripe, pastel and white striped, black and white stripe, blue and white stripe and red and white stripe. They will last for a few hours in a cold drink.

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This bamboo hairbrush is a more sustainable alternative to a plastic one. It has rubber bristles and is sustainable and long lasting. It massages the scalp as well which improves blood circulation and promotes hair growth to reduce hair loss and split ends. It detangles hair and increases hair shine too. It is 220 x 70mm and comes in a box so it is easy to wrap up and give as a gift.

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This is a natural deodorant which has activated charcoal. It is aluminium free and contains non-irritating, natural odour neutralisers and conditioners. It is long lasting and works for a whole day. The jar contains 60ml which should last for three months. It absorbs sweat and neutralises odour and has a delicate scent. Made in the UK, suitable for vegans and suitable for men or women due to the neutral perfume.

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These funky reusable cups are great for the planet and fun to use. They are a replacement for one use coffee cups and made of bamboo fibre. They have a silicon sleeve and lid with a covered drinking hole. They come in a selection of funky and bold patterns with matching plain lids and sleeves. They can be cleaned in the dishwasher and hold up to 450ml of liquid (13cm x 9cm).

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If you want to buy a gift for someone who is trying to give up plastic then this book could be handy. It is called ‘F**K plastic 101 ways to free yourself from plastic and save the world. It has all sorts of tips and tricks such as how to reduce plastic in the food you buy and cook, around the house and in your lifestyle. There are all sorts of relatively easy changes that you can make and the book will help out with these.

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This keychain says on it ‘there is no planet B’ and has a picture of the easth as well as a second pendant with a coloured picture of planets on it. It is made of durable stainless steel which is also lead and nickel free meaning that it is hypo allergenic. It also will not rust, tarnish or change colour. The pendent is 1.18 inches in diameter and the planet charm is 0.39 inches. It will come in a velvet jewellery pouch ready to give as a present.

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This is a macrame yoga mat carrying bag. Will keep the mat rolled up and easy to carry as it can be slung over the shoulder. It is in a natural beige colour so the colour of your mat shows through. It is made with natural cotton rope which is durable and strong so will last a long time and is eco-friendly. You can reuse the rope too, if you stop needing the bag. It will fit a 69cm yoga mat when rolled up.

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These plastic free coffee capsules are a great alternative to Nespresso ones. It is a mixed pack with 2 x 10 Costa Rica, 2 x 10 Colombian, 2 x 10 Guatemalan which gives a good mix. There are other choices too thou such as 20 x Italian, 20 x lungo and 20 x Americano and 30 x Americano and 30 x Lungo. The pods are home compostable and the coffee grounds are good for your garden adding nitrogen to the soil.

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These are soap mesh bags and come in a set of 5. They are drawstring bags which are exfoliating and made from natural sisal which is comfortable for the skin and an alternative for a loofah. You can put your soap inside to create a lather and they can be a great way to use up the tiny bits of soap that are otherwise difficult to handle. The bags are 9 x 14cm which is suitable for holding most soaps.

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This wooden cutlery is a great alternative to plastic disposable sets. It contains 200 pieces of cutlery, 100 forks, 50 knives and 50 spoons. They contain no chemicals or dyes and are splinter free and have no wooden or chemical taste. After disposal they can be broken down by biological microorganisms and do not pollute the environment and produce nutrient rich organic material with no toxic residues. Great for parties or eating outside.

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This funky veg kit provides everything you need to grow a selection of vegetables. It has 5 peat growing biodegradable pots, 5 peat disks, 5 plant markers and five foil sealed seed containers. You get seeds for purple carrots, yellow courgettes, stripped tomatoes, red brussels sprouts and multi coloured Swiss chard. Comes in an illustrated gift box so easy to wrap up or slip into a gift bag as a lovely and thoughtful gift.

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This is a kit that can be used to grow edible flowers. It has six different seed varieties: cornflowers, calendula, dianthus, French marigolds, nasturtium, and wild pansy. It contains 6 growing pots, 6 peat blocks, 6 plant markers and full instructions and tips for growing. A lovely gift which will allow the recipient to enjoy their garden and have some lovely flowers to decorate their plates with that they can eat.

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This is a really fun novelty gift. It is an 18cm figure of a llama which can be used to grow cress. There are enough seeds for three goes so you can plant him up and then he will grow a coat of fluffy cress. Snip with scissors to eat it and then have another go. Has full instructions in the box and is a very cute thing to have a go at. Once the seeds are used it is possible to use it with other seeds.

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This is a tube of eco-friendly dental floss. It is biodegradable and compostable corn floss. It is suitable for vegans as it has all natural ingredients: corn, organic candelilla wax and natural mint flavouring. It is a refillable stainless steel container so you can just buy new floss to go in. It has a hole in the lid and a cutting edge to enable you to easily get the amount of floss that you need. It is plastic free and comes in a recyclable cardboard box.

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This is a canvas shopping bag which is made of natural cotton. It has fun skull picture on it which is bright and colourful in a day of the dead/ sugar skull style which is hand painted. It is a great environmentally friendly alternative to plastic for carrying groceries or other items as it can be reused lots of times and will not end up in landfill. It even comes with free shipping.

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These fun multi-coloured coasters are made from recycled plastic. They are all different due to being individually made from different coloured plastic and make a great gift. They have non-slip silicone feet on the bottom and are made from recycled plastic bottles. They are easy to wipe clean with warm water and a soft cloth. They measure 84mm x 8mm. They come with a sticker on them saying ‘made from recycled plastic bottles’.

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This cork wallet is an alternative to leather and therefore suitable for vegans. It comes in different colours: black, blue, dark brown, light brown, red or zebra. It is 4.4 x 3.6 x 0.7 inches and therefore fits in everything you need plus into a pocket. It has a popper pocket for coins, slits for cards and a long pocket for notes. It even contains a device for blocking RFID so that you need not worry about your cards being skimmed.

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This is a fun Aquaman necklace and is a pendant from the Justice League collection. Is it made from environmentally friendly resin material which will keep its colour and appearance over time. The pendant is 20mm and has a hole in it which is threaded with some cord so it is all ready to wear. The pendant is a striking green colour so will stand out well on top of black or white clothing.

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WRONG PICTURE These Little Gubbins microfibre reusable baby wipes are a great alternative to disposables. They come in pack of 20 with mixed colours: yellow, oink, blue and purple and they are 20 x 20 cm. They are washable and can go in the washing machine and tumble dryer. They even come with a free laundry bag. You can pop soiled wipes in the bag and when ready wash them all together.

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These are reusable paperless towels. They are made from 100% cotton and are therefore a natural fibre with no waste. They can be used for anything and they have a soft side for a gentle wipe and a rough side for scrubbing. They are washable and snap together to fit around a standard kitchen roll paper holder to easily store them. They are 11 x 10.5 inches and you get six in a pack.

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This Faith in nature body wash is a good alternative to shower gels. It is made using 100% natural fragrance with essential oils and without parabens and SLS. It is vegan and cruelty free. This one has 400ml and is a coconut perfume made with organic coconut oil. It gently cleanses without removing skins natural oils and easily rinses off. Great for men or women as has a unisex scent.

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This Ecozone toilet block twin pack will last for ages. Each block lasts for over 2000 flushes and it helps to prevent limescale and stains in the loo. It is non toxic and biodegradable and is safe for septic tanks. It simply needs to be dropped in the cistern of the loo and it will sanitise and deodorise your loo in an eco friendly way. It comes in blue, green indigo or original colours.

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This retinol serum is not only suitable for vegans but also has sustainable plastic free packaging. It is 7% micro encapsulated retinol which has an anti aging formula that counteracts wrinkles without irritation and with enhanced penetration. As it is effective a smaller amount can be used which will mean it will not need to be replaced so often. The company also aims to neutralise their carbon footprint with their eco-friendly packaging.

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This laundry washing ball is an environmentally friendly alternative to detergent. It avoids the use of chemicals. All you do is put it into the machine with the laundry. It contains 4 different types of mineral ceramic pellets inside it which kill 99.99% of germs and bacteria in your laundry. This is not only better for the environment than using detergent but it also means that you will save money as well.

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