2022 Holiday Gift Guide: Eco-Friendly Gifts

Part of Cotopaxi’s Del Dia collection, we love their Kapai 3L hip packs for those that are always on the go and want their hands free. This extra roomy pack makes it easy to keep the essentials with you every single day, if you want. We love the colorful materials that they use. Did we mention they are made of 100% recycled materials? You can’t beat that!

Shoes are super important. We spend so much time in them, you want them to be very comfortable, yet really nice looking, too. Some versatility is great. Being able to wear them in nicer settings, to work, and out is always a plus. When you can get a pair of shoes that allows for all of that to happen at once, you clearly have a pair of Rothy’s on your feet. Available in a wide array of colors and patterns, these shoes can be worn with or without socks, year round. They look and feel fantastic. I highly recommend gifting your favorite guy a pair of Rothy’s RS02 Sneakers this holiday season. My favorite guy loves them in the Navy and Bone colors. They can be worn with very casual attire, yet they are very well tailored. Wearing them upgrades your look instantly. For fall and winter, I absolutely love The Monty in vintage brown. So good looking! Would you guess they are good for the environment, too? That’s right, the signature material used in Rothy’s incredible shoes is made up of used water bottles! Unbelievable! The other unbelievable thing about these shoes is that when they get dirty, you can toss them in the washing machine and have them come out looking and smelling brand new! Whether you want a pair of shoes for everyday wear or for dressier occasions, there is something for everyone.

Women have fabulous selections from Rothy’s, as well. I adore their Mary Jane shoes. Comfort is so important to me and Rothy’s is the ultimate in that area. I could happily enjoy every single style from this brand! Not only do they have shoes, but they have some great accessories like bags, wallets, and slippers, now, too. All of which are made from their unique signature, eco-friendly material.

For those that love to garden or just want to incorporate a more eco-friendly lifestyle, I have to recommend gifting them with a subpod. Subpod has several different composting systems, depending on your needs. Have limited space? You can get a balcony bundle or growbag to compost and use that to help grow vegetation and flowers. If you have a larger yard and garden, you can choose a mini or full-sized underground compost bin and worm farm. This is an underground composting system that blends into your yard and is odorless. It works so well! Keep a compost caddy inside to collect up to 5L of compostable waste and then add to your outdoor compost bin as needed. It’s easy to set up (only takes a few minutes, even for me!) and fun to use and effective. You can compost up to 33 pounds of food waste every week with very little maintenance! I love that you can turn waste into something useful, great fertilizer for growing your own garden.

I love gifts that are long lasting. Flowers are beautiful, but don’t last very long at all. A plant, however, is a different story. Perfect Plants has an amazing selection of plants, shrubs, trees and more that are perfect for a unique gift. I love the idea of gifting a tree that will grow and produce fruit each year and remind the recipient of who gave it to them. There are so many types of trees available here. I love the Russian Hardy Pomegranate tree that is growing in my backyard. Clearly, I know nothing about growing fruit trees. I wanted to know, but I had zero experience with it. Not a problem because Perfect Plants was an excellent resource for me to find out exactly how to do plant it, how to take care of it, and it is flourishing. Rest assured anything you pick from this online retailer will come with fantastic customer service and lots of advice on how to successfully grow your own trees and plants. If you don’t know what to select, they can help you with that, too, and customize recommendations for your area and what works best in your planting zone. When picking out your own gifts, be sure to use code MYPLANTS10 for 10% off your purchase!

Whether you are camping, going on a picnic, enjoying a football game, on a plane, or just want to snuggle up, my new favorite blanket is the Original Puffy from Rumpl. This is the most comfortable blanket with tons of great features–it’s weather and stain resistant and made of 100% post consumer recycled materials. They can be taken literally everywhere, they stash in a carrying case making it a breeze to keep with you. I love the cape clip, a great feature that makes it a cinch to wrap the blanket around you and clip together to stay on your shoulders. Brilliant! There are so many colors and patterns to choose from, you may just want to get one for everyone on your list this year!

For those that are always on the go–whether that means grocery shopping, taking the kids on outings for the day, or going on a family getaway, we love Out of the Woods. Their eco-friendly bags are something you will absolutely love. I love their Keep Cool Market bag for a chic way to bring my groceries wherever they need to go. To keep in a purse for when you might need a way to carry things, I like the Keep Me Take-Out Tote (a great stocking stuffer!) that folds up into a pouch when not in use. For tons of versatility (hello, diaper bag or carry on for traveling) I love the KeepCool Messenger Cooler bag. A great gift for anyone is the Envoy Rectangular Cooler to keep with them in the car so when they need it, they always have a great place to stash things. I swear I wouldn’t leave without mine when I am out running errands. It’s perfect to keep things cool from the store, while I still have things to do. I am always thrilled the quality of all the Out of the Woods products I have ever tried. They make fantastic gifts for you and anyone else you can think of.

Who doesn’t love fresh new sheets and pillows? A great gift that literally everyone will use every single day! Even better when the sheets are100% certified organic cotton 400 thread count sateen. Naturepedic’s premium sheets are soft and pure. The organic cotton is grown without synthetic insecticides, herbicides or genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Compared to conventionally grown cotton, organic cotton eliminates nasty pesticides and promotes more fertile soil while helping protect our bees and songbirds. By choosing certified organic cotton, you’re not only contributing to healthier sleep, you’re helping build a cleaner, safer, healthier world. If that doesn’t help you sleep soundly, I don’t know what will. Pair their sheets with their Organic 2-in-1 adjustable shredded latex pillows for support that is completely customizable for your ultimate comfort. You will love them!

For eco-friendly fragrance, we turn to Floral Street Fragrances. This indie vegan fine fragrance and home company goes out of their way to source their flowers ethically. Their fragrance cartons are “Cup-cycled” meaning each box is made with discarded coffee cups. They are reusable and biodegradable and their paper is FSC-Certified. All that is great to know and an added bonus to the fact that these floral fragrances are absolutely delicious smelling! Not only can you scent your skin, but you can scent your home using their scented reeds (plastic-free, of course!) and mini scented candles. We love their Van Gogh inspired exclusives–Sunflower Pop and Almond Blossom!

*products were received to facilitate a feature, all opinions are my own. Some links may be affiliate links*

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