Sustainable Gift Guide for the 2022 Holiday Season

With the holidays just around the corner (and stores already advertising major sales), we at Sourgum Waste are here to help you give the gift of sustainability this holiday season.

We have researched a variety of fun and useful gifts that are carbon neutral, compostable, made of recyclable materials or otherwise environmentally-friendly to fit all your gift giving needs, and also your budget.

Click to jump to gifts for him, gifts for her, or gifts for children.

Gifts for Him

For the Active Man:

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Stojo 20 oz Sports Bottle

Stojo 20 Oz Sports Bottle

Price: $25.00 on company website

Why we love it: These reusable cups were designed by Dads for Dads, making it easy for everyday people to say no to the disposable coffee cup culture. These cups are collapsible, leak-proof, and safe for use with both hot and cold liquids. The strap on the side of the container opens so it can be attached to a bike or sports bag for your convenience. They even come in a variety of colors.

These cups are FDA and LFGB Platinum Certified—the highest food safety standard in the world. They are free from BPA, BPS, cadmium, mercury, lead, and all California Prop 65 harmful substances. Also, the company is committed to eventually using recycled plastics in their products.

Sustainable Splurge

Allbirds ReRun Men's Trail Runners SWT

Allbirds Running Shoes in grey and yellow

Price: $89.00 - $99.00 on company website

Why we love it: These brightly colored athletic shoes are sustainable several times over. The Allbirds brand is truly dedicated to reducing the waste that comes with producing fashion products. They use all-natural or recycled materials and work with carbon-offsetting programs to help reduce their carbon footprint.

Allbirds Rerun is the company's way of recycling their products, preventing their shoes' limited edition colors and styles from being truly limited. If you already have a pair of Allbirds shoes, you can trade them in for a $20 credit. This helps you buy an updated pair of shoes and allows someone else to get a lightly-used pair at a reduced price.

Eco-Friendly Investment

PAPABABE Adjustable Dumbbells Cast Iron with Connector

Full set of free weights made by Papababe

Price: $189.00 on Amazon

Why we love it: These dumbbells are no dummies! They offer 105 pounds of steel for gaining muscle. They are not only a set of dumbbells, they offer a connector for a transition into a barbell workout. This saves space and materials, so you don't have to buy a new piece of equipment (or another storage space).

The entire item is made of a durable cast iron material with a powder coated finish to prevent rust and corrosion.

For the Bearded Man

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Professor Fuzzworthy's Bass Boar Bristle Beard Brush

Beard brush with bamboo handle

Price: $12.50 (reg. $19.50) on company website

Why we love it: This brush is a basic staple for beard care. It is made of silver natural bristles with ultra-high density tufting for conditioning. It also has a sustainably-sourced Australian bamboo handle. This brush is ergonomically shaped to fit the face and neck with the handle tailored to align comfortably with the natural curves of the palm and thumb. For someone with a bit of a scratchy beard, this brush can take on those tangles for a softer mane.

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Professor Fuzzworthy's New Beard Essentials Grooming Kit Gift Set - Beard Shampoo Bar, Beard Oil & Brush

Professor Fuzzworthy's beard care kit with assorted bushes and oils

Price: $58.95 on company website

Why we love it: Another favorite from Professor Fuzzworthy, this beard kit gives your bearded person an introduction to the world of beard care with a sample-size kit of specialized beard shampoo, beard oil, and a brush (mentioned above).

On top of making sustainably-sourced brushes, Professor Fuzzworthy is a zero-waste company, with their Beard Care, Grooming, Hair Care & Skin Care products being handmade from 100% natural & organic ingredients. They are sulfate, paraben, palm oil, fragrance, plastic & cruelty-free.

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Golden Beards Full Combo Initiation

Golden Bears beard care kit with assorted bushes and oils

Price: $146.00 (reg. $204.00) on company website

Why we love it: For the seriously bearded man in your life, this is just the gift for him. All of the Golden Beards beard care products are made in small batches with natural oils. The combo also includes two brushes (one full size and one travel size) made with boar bristles and 100% pear wood handles.

P.S: They also have vegan beard brushes available, made from cactus tree fibers, if you are vegan or have a swine epithelium (pig or boar) allergy.

For the Cooking Man

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Eating for Pleasure, People & Planet by Tom Hunt

Eating for Pleasure, People & Planet book cover

Price: $22.13 on Amazon

Why we love it: This is an amazing guide book for environmentally-conscious eating. This book offers practical tips on reducing food waste and presents seasonal shopping guides for produce, along with flowcharts for creating pancakes, grain bowls, and salads. If you aren't already vegetarian, this book might make you one!

Tom Hunt, the author, is an award-winning chef, writer and food waste campaigner. He writes a weekly column for Feast magazine in the Saturday Guardian offering ingenious no-waste recipes. He is also a campaigner and ambassador for Action against Hunger, Soil Association, Slow Food International, and The Fairtrade Foundation. Visit his website for more information, and even more recipes.

Sustainable Splurge

Click and Grow The Smart Garden 3

Click and Grow Smart Garden with plant growing in it

Price: $69.95 (reg. $99.95) on company website

Why we love it: The Smart Garden 3 is an indoor garden that cares for itself! You can grow fresh, flavorful herbs, fruits and vegetables. This allows you to experience all the benefits of having your own garden, no matter where you live.

The Click & Grow indoor garden uses biodegradable plant pods that have seeds and nutrients inside to grow your herbs, small fruits and veggies, and decorative plants. Indoor plants are proven to improve health through consumption, reduce stress, improve air quality and overall happiness. Smart Gardens make it possible to grow plants 365 days a year in even the busiest households, making it the perfect gift for a foodie man on the go.

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Caraway Ceramic Cookware 12-Piece Ceramic Nonstick Cookware Set

Blue four piece cookware set

Price: $395.00 at Bed Bath & Beyond

Why we love it: This is a set of pots and pans that is versatile and ready for whatever kind of cooking you do! This sturdy, easy-to-clean cookware set is produced in such a way that it releases less carbon emissions when produced compared to traditional non-stick cookware.

The cookware is free from heavy metals, PTFE, PFOA, lead and cadmium. It is oven-safe up to 550℉ and is safe for electric, induction, and gas stovetop use. It also comes with its own storage rack and cork trivets to make using these products a little bit easier.

For the Hosting Man

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Woodcut Memory Game by Brian Nash Gill

Memory card game featuring tree cutting images

Price: $17.06 on Amazon

Why we love it: It's fun! This simple memory card game is made on cardboard, with print images on top. The images are from Brian Nash Gill's collection of tree cutting (cross-sections of a tree) pictures. It includes fifty-two pairs of distinctive woodcut prints nested in a handsome keepsake box. The arboreal rings come to life in exquisite detail to challenge your mind and beautify your table. They are the perfect way to add some sustainable rustic fun to your next party.

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SHANIKStore Acacia Multi-sectional Cheese Board and Knife Set, Wooden Serving Tray for Food, Meat and Cheese Platter

Multi sectional three piece wooden cheese board set

Price: $89.99 (reg. 119.99) on Etsy

Why we love it: This cutting board is made from Acacia wood, a sustainable and planet-friendly material. Acacia furniture works as long-lasting carbon storage. As a fast-growing and adaptive species, acacia trees enable a sustainable supply of timber.

Not only is the type of wood that makes this cutting board adaptable, but the cutting board itself is adaptable to all of your charcuterie needs. It has two levels, with compartments for spreads and small snacks. It also comes with cheese knives for your cheese cutting needs. It can be engraved for an additional fee.

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Whiskey Enhancing Oak Infusion Chamber

Wooden whiskey oak infusion chamber

Price: $175.00 on Uncommon Goods

Why we love it: The secret is their ingenious infusion chamber. How many spheres you use and how long you allow the sweet oakiness to deepen is up to you. You can experiment with blends of spices, herbs, and fruit to customize the flavor of whisky or any spirit. The decanter comes with ten white American oak spheres. This allows you to impress your guests with the woody flavors of America.

For the Fatherly Man

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Tentree Organic Bucket Hat

Tentree bucket hat

Price: $35.00 on company website

Why we love it: A bucket hat is a staple for dads everywhere. This one is made with 100% organic cotton, grown without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers. It comes in a variety of shades, perfect for dads who need a pop of color in their wardrobe.

Sustainable Splurge

The Dad's Ultimate Bucket List

Bucket list card game

Price: $50.00 on Uncommon Goods

Why we love it: This gift allows you to give the gist of doing, rather than having. This collection of 100 bucket list items has something for every dad to do. Contrary to popular belief, spending quality time with Dad can be more than just watching a game on TV or sharing family dinners.

This pack has color-coded themes that guide the way through activities such as scrapbook-making, Hula-Hoop contests, and even prank-calling relatives (all in good fun, of course). Divided into "to do," "doing," and "done," dads and kids of every age can easily keep track of the adventures they've had and the fun still to come.

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Everlane The ReNew Transit Backpack

Everlane transit backpack

Price: $95.00 on company website

Why we love it: Don't tell your dad he's not cool enough for a backpack if he's using this one. The ReNew Transit Backpack is available in three cool colors and is made from 100 percent recycled polyester with a water-resistant finish. It is perfect for dads on the go in the city or otherwise traveling dads. It's complete with plenty of pockets and compartments to suit his needs. From a 15" exterior laptop pocket to zip pockets for passports and tickets, it even has interior slip pockets for documents or notepads, plus two water bottle holders.

For the Hungry Man

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Women's Bean Project Set of 3 Grill Mixes

3 piece grill mixes set

Price: $19.50 on fairtradewinds.com

Why we love it: This gift helps you give the gift of grilling that gives back. The Women's Bean Project uses a transitional employment program to help women in Denver with significant barriers break into the economic mainstream and secure good jobs. The women in the program have a chance to create a new future, become confident, and secure entry-level jobs that will lead to careers. They can overcome their backgrounds of chronic unemployment, poverty, abuse, incarceration, or drug-use and work to build a stable life for themselves. Additionally, these spice blends are made in the United States and are all kosher certified.

Sustainable Splurge

MUD/WTR Morning Routine Starter Kit

MUD/WTR coffee alternative kit

Price: $60.00

Why we love it: This coffee alternative provides more benefits than the regular cup of Joe with less caffeine. This is the perfect way to give a little jolt of energy without the jitters and the crash that follows. It is made with 100% organic ingredients, using both the mycelial biomass and fruiting bodies of mushrooms, all grown in the United States.

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Frog Hollow Farm Charcuterie, Cheese & Fruit Box

Charcuterie, cheese, and fruit box

Price: $218.99 on company website

Why we love it: This charcuterie box delivers a number of goods straight to your door for the holiday season. Frog Hollow Farm has been farming organically for over 30 years and are deeply committed to regenerative farming in a way that cares for the planet and community. They work to build climate resilience by nurturing healthy soil, capturing carbon, and fostering biodiversity through on-farm compost production, cover crops, and no-till orchard management.

For the Technical Man

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Pela Grip - Forest Floor

Pela Grip smart phone accessory

Price: $14.95 on company website

Why we love it: With a comfortable and adjustable loop, this little lifesaver secures firmly to your phone case and protects your phone from accidental drops. It also does double-duty as a stand for horizontal viewing on the go. Now you can grip and stabilize your device with ease - no more shaky selfies!

The Pela Grip is made with Flaxstic®. The material has been tested to be safe and free of phthalates, BPA, cadmium and lead and is verified to meet child safety standards in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. It has a lower carbon footprint and lower greenhouse gas emissions than traditional plastic. It can also be left to break down in a home composting environment.

Sustainable Splurge

Nimble Recycled Phone Case

Recycled phone case

Price: $24.95 (reg. $62.95) on company website

Why we love it: This case is made with at least 72% certified recycled plastic from three types of post-consumer plastic; including recycled polycarbonate, recycled TPU, and recycled silicone. It is also 15-foot drop test certified, keeping your phone generally protected from any drops or tumbles. It also comes in a variety of styles and colors, compatible with both iPhone and Samsung smartphones.

Eco-Friendly Investment

House of Marley Get Together BT Portable Bluetooth® Speaker

Sustainable bamboo speaker

Price: $169.99 on company website

Why we love it: This sustainable wireless speaker does it all. You can enjoy a continuous 8 hours of playtime up to 98 feet away from the speaker while still maintaining connection. It is compatible with IOS and Android.

The speakers are designed with solid bamboo, eco-friendly REWIND™ fabric (a blend of 30% reclaimed organic cotton, 30% reclaimed hemp, and 40% recycled PET - polyethylene terephthalate) and is delivered in 100% recyclable packaging. Visit their website for more information on the sustainable materials used in House of Marley products.

Gifts for Her

For the Active Woman:

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Shreddy The Sunset Peach Long Band (Light)

Peach colored resistance band that are vegan and sustainable

Price: $11.00 (reg. $19.00) on company website

Why we love it: This lightweight resistance band is perfect for beginners to both working out and living sustainably. These resistance bands help to target, isolate and strengthen your muscles. They are made from a polyester, custom cotton and rubber blend, so they won't roll up or slide around while you're working out. They're latex-free, completely vegan and come in a sustainable cotton drawstring pouch for taking on your travels or in your gym bag.

Sustainable Splurge

Yogi Bare Paws Natural Rubber Yoga Mat 4mm - Grey

Sustainable rubber yoga mat

Price: $99.00 (reg.$104.95) on company website

Why we love it: This yoga mat is the sustainable non-slip yoga mat that you have been looking for. The rubber used to create the mat is sourced from a sustainable forest. It is biodegradable and protects our planet from extremely harmful PVC's usually found in yoga mats. This product is 100% vegan and the packaging is 100% recyclable.

The Yogi Bare company also supports our planet by planting trees with Hometree and has taken direct action on ocean conservation with Sea Shepherd. For more information about their sustainable policy, visit their company website here.

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The Girlfriend Collective Luxe Legging 2-Pack

Sustainable leggings

Price: $165.60 (reg. $184.00) on company website

Why we love it: These leggings are the perfect pants to wear for your workout, regardless of what size you wear. This brand is one of the most size-inclusive sustainably-minded brands, offering sizes from XXS to 6XL. The Luxe leggings are a medium compression heavyweight stretch legging that have a high rise waist and a subtle matte sheen. The 2-pack can be customized with different colors and sizes, so you have the variety you need for your workouts.

The Luxe style of legging is made with 77% recycled plastic bottles (RPET) and 23% spandex. Some Girlfriend Collective items are made of different materials, and some of them are available for trade-in to be recycled for a gift card. For more information about their sustainability guidelines, frequently asked questions page here.

For the Beautified Woman:

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RMS Beauty Defining Mascara

Sustainable and recycle packed mascara

Price: $11.00 (reg. $28.00) on company website

Why we love it: This mascara does a lot in a little recyclable package. Many of the RMS Beauty products come in recyclable glass jars, and since 2022, many of their product lids are 100% PCR (post-consumer-recycled). The original formula mascara has rich mineral pigments and certified organic oils, butters, and waxes to give your lashes life with a glossy, light-reflective finish.

This is the perfect gift to give someone who is new to sustainable makeup, so they can see the quality for themselves without you spending a fortune on their gift. Visit their website for more information about the company's sustainable practices.

Sustainable Splurge

ATHR BEAUTY Rose Quartz Crystal Gemstone Eyeshadow Palette

Sustainable eyeshadow pallet

Price: $48.00 on company website

Why we love it: When this product launched in 2018, it was the first zero-waste eyeshadow palette. ATHR BEAUTY is committed to producing makeup that is good for your skin and the earth.

This Gemstone Eyeshadow Palette has ingredients like Desert-Derived Moringa Seed Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Coconut Oil, and Rose Quartz Powder to restore health and moisture to your skin while making it shine with color. The palette has both warm and cool colors, so it is perfect for eyeshadow looks year-round. The packaging is also zero-waste, made on Forest Stewardship Council-certified paper printed on water-based soy ink.

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Axiology Super Fan Pack Vegan Multi-Use Balmie Set

Plastic free lip balm set in red container

Price: $98.00 (reg. $210.00) company website

Why we love it: This is the ultimate kit for the color lover! These Lip-to-Lid Balmies are plastic-free, multi-use crayons for eyes, lips, and cheeks. They leave a colorful shimmer wherever you use them. This kit comes with the complete collection of 14 shades that range from cool pinks to warm berry-purples.

These sticks are free from fragrance, alcohol, gluten, palm oil, synthetic preservatives, and animal-derived ingredients. The packaging is 100% zero waste, with recycled paper around the crayons that are stored in a recyclable carrying case. These Lip-to-Lid Balmies have a drier and more matte texture, perfect for people with oily skin or who use oil-based products.

For the Cooking Woman:

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Olsen and Olsen Beeswax Food Wraps

Beeswax food wrap trio pack

Price: $20.00 on company website

Why we love it: These beeswax food wraps are a sustainable and stylish way to preserve your food as an alternative to plastic wrap. They come in a variety of colors and designs. Each set includes 3 sizes of beeswax squares, 8 inches, 10 inches and 12 inches respectively.

These products are made from a family business using locally-sourced ingredients from Quebec, Canada. They are handmade with organic beeswax, organic jojoba oil, and organic pine rosin. They are the washable, reusable, and antibacterial - the future of zero waste food storage.

Sustainable Splurge

Full Circle Recycled Dish Cleaning 4-Piece Set

Recycled dish cleaning set of brushes

Price: $42.99 on Goldune

Why we love it: The Recycled Dish Cleaning Set comes with a dish brush set, cast iron brush and scraper, foam dispensing dish brush and brush refill and is ready to take on those holiday party dinner dishes. The brushes are made with a combination of cellulose, bamboo, recycled plastic, and ceramic. This product also ships in plastic-free packaging that can be recycled.

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Caraway Non-Stick Ceramic Coated Baking Sheet Duo

Ceramic baking sheets big and small grey and red

Price: $90.00 (reg. $100.00) on company website

Why we love it: Anyone who spends any time in the kitchen knows that baking sheets are a kitchen essential! Caraway's Baking Sheet Duo, with 18x13" Large & 15x10" Medium Baking Sheets, features a naturally slick non-toxic ceramic-coated interior. This set comes in a variety of shades (that match the 12-piece cookware set mentioned above) so it is a pop of color for every kitchen. From roasting to baking, these trays can handle it all.

For the Hosting Woman:

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Recycled Wine Bottle Platter

3 wine bottle platters made from recycled wine bottles. Green, blue, and brown

Price: $24.00 on Uncommon Goods

Why we love it: Rather than see the glass half empty once the drinks have been poured, glasswork artist Val Huegerich revives wine bottles so they can join the revelry once again. She uses discarded wine bottles gathered from the roadside and national forests near her home in Wyoming to create these amazing platters. We love products that are sustainable AND clean up parks and communities!

Rustic yet refined, these sets are ideal for the avid entertainer and are great to slip into a picnic basket for a fun outdoor feast. They are handmade in Laramie, Wyoming. What is truly special about these is the fact that no two sets are the same, making these platters a unique talking piece for your host's next dinner party.

Sustainable Splurge

Hand-Knit Pot Stand Set

2 piece hand woven pot and pan holder set

Price: $100.00 on Goodee

Why we love it: Takada is based in Wakayama Prefecture in southwestern Japan. They are revitalizing the craft of making brushes and brooms with organically-farmed and locally-harvested windmill palm fibers ⁠--- an ancient tradition of Japan. This set comes with two pan holders, a 7-inch and 9-inch circle, perfect for placing large pots on the table without ruining an expensive table cloth.

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Bearaby Tree Napper Weighted Blanket (15 lbs)

Renewable recycled weighted blanked

Price: $264.00 on company website

Why we love it: This weighted blanket is perfect for anyone who needs to sleep wrapped up in a hug! The Tree Napper weighted blanket is made with TENCEL, a fabric made with the earth in mind. The fabric originates from the renewable raw material, wood, created by photosynthesis. The fibers are certified as compostable and biodegradable, and thus can fully revert back to nature. The blanket also is weaved to allow airflow, creating a cooling effect, so this sustainable snuggle is safe even in warm weather. They are also incredibly soft, so they are perfect for sleeping.

For the Jewelry Wearing Woman

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TARA Project Brass Leaf Dangle Earrings

Sustainable earrings in an oval shape made in India

Price: $12.99 on Ten Thousand Villages

Why we love it: These earrings are hand-made in India by artisans supported by the Trade Alternative Reform Action (TARA). This organization not only helps the planet by supporting the creation of sustainable goods, they help people by creating avenues of economic growth for economically disadvantaged artisans and craftsmen of Delhi, India and its surrounding areas in the unorganized home-based sector (small home based businesses).

They are a fair trade company dedicated to “making trade fair” by stopping the exploitation of workers and supporting literacy in India. These earrings are a great way to support women and make the jewelry wearing woman in your life happy.

Sustainable Splurge

31 Bits Organic Round Bangle

Gold bangle bracelet made in Uganda

Price: $76.00 on company website

Why we love it: This bold bangle bracelet also comes from an organization with a cause in helping impoverished people in Uganda. This organization began when a group of college students went on a trip to Uganda and discovered many sustainable artisans making jewelry, but having no means to sell them. This company provides a market for uneducated women in Uganda to become world famous artisans. Visit the company website for more information about 31 Bits.

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Penh Lenh Heart Charm Choker

Gold sustainable choker with heart charm

Price: $148.00 on The Little Market.

Why we love it: What better way to show her some love this holiday season by giving her the gift of giving back to women in need? This beautiful necklace was made with conflict-free gold and has an intricate wire wrapping technique to create the delicate design. Each purchase empowers women in Cambodia to gain access to fair, dignified employment, skills training, and educational opportunities through the Penh Lenh organization. Visit their website for more information on the company's practices. (P.S. This is a great gift for Mom!)

For the Selfcare Woman

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Brooklyn Made Natural Clay Face Mask

All natural clay face mask three jars

Price: $16.00 (each) on company website

Why we love it: These face masks are made with all natural ingredients to do the best work possible for your skin. It is recommended by the company website to mix your powdered mask with water, rose water, or apple-cider vinegar. Each mask comes in a 4oz glass jar with a wooden spoon, so they are reusable and compostable, respectively.

Sustainable Splurge

This Stuff Goes Bad Day & Night Body Butter Combo

Two jars of night and day body butter with 100% recyclable packaging

Price: $40.00 on company website

Why we love it: This company goes a long way to have 100% recyclable packaging, remove all preservatives, and use only natural and perishable ingredients for its products. All materials used for packaging these items are recyclable. This Stuff Goes Bad not only removes water from most of its products, but it also has 100% recyclable packaging. Also, This Stuff Goes Bad has carbon neutral shipping, and you can even request a free shipping label to send back your original jar to be refilled with a new product purchase (and get 20% off)!

These body butters are full of natural ingredients that soothe sensitive skin and help treat dry and cracked skin. If you want to be sure about why these ingredients are in this body butter set, visit their website for a breakdown of the ingredients.

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MyZeroWasteFamStore Christmas Special Spa Gift Set

Box of Christmas spa stuff with bath balls, soap, and other goods

Price: $59.99 on Etsy

Why we love it: This self-care gift set has it all! This handmade set is stuffed with holiday spirit (and scents). The box includes traditional mulled wine mix (an organic spice mix), winter spice organic soy candle (infused with organic essential oil), candy cane mint scented bath bombs, winter spices organic bath salts (and spices), mint treasures: chocolate and mint scented bar soap, and cozy fuzzy socks. Enjoy that holiday feeling with this self-care bath kit. (P.S. This is also a great gift for Mom!)

Gifts for Children

Baby

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Pebble Rattle - Snail

Snail toy for baby made from sustainable yarn

Price: $13.82 on company website

Why we love it: These little rattles are sustainable, ethical, and help you give back. Proceeds from purchasing go to artisans in Bangladesh, helping to provide sustainable, regular and flexible employment to workers in need. This product has a 100% organic cotton exterior with a 100% polyester fill (and rattle) for machine washable baby rattling fun. Pebble offers many categories and sizes of rattles and infant toys, from baby bugs to little fruits and veggies.

Sustainable Splurge

3 Sprouts Play Mat - Whale

Round white play mat with blue whales on it

Price: $29.00 on company website

Why we love it: This is a plush 100% cotton play mat that baby will love to lay on! It comes in a variety of colors and patterns, and is the perfect size for a little baby. It also converts into a toy carrying bag, it does double duty for a baby on the go.

Eco-Friendly Investment

Our Green House Organic Baby Gift Box - Guess Hoo's Here

White baby blanket and hat with a brown owl rattle

Price: $100.00 on company website

Why we love it: This is the perfect gift for a newborn or an expectant family. Inside this gift box is an organic baby blanket and hat, organic owl rattle, and a card that explains how this gift box gives back. Our Green House gives back to many different causes. This particular basket gives 5% to conservation and waterway cleaning in America. Visit their website for more on their impact.

Infants

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Melissa & Doug Jungle Friends Jumbo Knob Puzzle - 3 Pieces

Animal knob puzzle with a giraffe, elephant, and lion

Price: $14.99 on company website

Why we love it: This jungle puzzle is great for little hands to complete! This puzzle is made with Forest Stewardship Council-certified wood and comes in recyclable packing, on top of being 100% carbon neutral. Melissa & Doug partner with One Tree Planted (so does Sourgum Waste) to plant trees for reforestation. They strive to produce toys that are inclusive and skill-focused, because kids learn when they play.

Sustainable Splurge

Zeki Learning Forest Habitat Storyboard

Velcro animal storyboard with trees, bushes, and animals

Price: $40.00 (each) on company website

Why we love it: This sustainable storyboard is the perfect way to introduce your little one to social emotional play! Zeki Learning is a non-profit, educational toy brand that produces ethically-made learning resources. The toys are created with Montessori principles that encourage fine motor skills, sensory skills, language learning, and emotional intelligence. There are four different versions of the storyboard including forest, sea, family, and safari.

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Ever Earth Garden Activity Cube

Gravity garden play toy with beads, bugs, and shapes

Price: $129.99 on Earth Hero

Why we love it: Littles will never get tired of this! This activity cube has endless fun for the infant in your life with a bead top, maze, shape sorter, abacus, moving cogs, magnetic shape sorting blocks, and more. This toy is made with Forest Stewardship Council certified wood with low impact ink and dye. They partner with the first FSC-Certified forest in China, to renew the forest by having a tree planted for each toy purchased.

Young Kids

Sustainable Savings

Adventerra Games Ecologic Matching - Animals at Risk

Matching game centered ecology and animals

Price: $19.99 on company website

Why we love it: This matching game allows young children to learn about animals at risk by matching baby animals with their parents. This game is made using Forest Stewardship Commission certified cardboard and plant-based ink, so it is 100% recyclable and biodegradable. This game set comes with 32 matching pairs of at-risk animal families and a guide for adults on eco-education regarding at-risk animals and conservation.

Sustainable Splurge

Children's Wooden Kitchen Set

Wooden toy kitchen tool set

Price: $32.00 on Connected Goods

Why we love it: This set of handmade child-sized cooking utensils is a great way to introduce your child to cooking (and hopefully eating) healthy and sustainable meals. Enjoy Montessori style play with your child by allowing them to help out in the kitchen at home with their own tools. This set includes 9 kitchen utensils packaged in netting for sustainable play and storage. This play set is handmade in Germany.

Eco-friendly Investment

Make-A-Fort Advanced Fort Kit

Advanced set to build your own play fort

Price: $157.84 (reg. $242.83) on company website

Why we love it: This fort building kit lets your child's imagination grow (without making a mess with your pillows and blankets). This Kit can make 9 traditional designs including forts, giraffes, puppet theaters, jets, and more. However, the product is customizable to let little imaginations design their own fun. This toy is also colorable, covered in doodles that invite little artists to color them in. The kit comes with panels and connectors that are made with durable recycled cardboard that can be recycled again at the end of life of the toy.

Older Kids

Sustainable Savings

Adventerra Global Warning Board Game

Board game centered around global warming

Price: $29.99 on company website

Why we love it: Another amazing find by Adventerra, this game guides kids to find the best solutions to the environmental challenges that emerge during the game. As they try to clean up pollution, global temperatures keep rising with each turn. This unique cooperative game teaches players to balance collaboration with competition. This game is made using Forest Stewardship Commision certified cardboard and plant-based ink, so it is 100% recyclable and bio-degradeable.Everyone must work together to save the world, even toy-making companies!

Sustainable Splurge

BRIO Pinball Challenge

Sustainable pong game with red board on green playing field

Price: $71.99 on Amazon

Why we love it: This 2-player game is perfect for kids with a competitive streak. It is made in part with Forest Stewardship Commission certified wood. The company has detailed their corporate social responsibility and ethical standards on their website, along with a breakdown of what it means that their wood is FSC-certified.

Eco-friendly Investment

Maxi Deluxe ECO Scooter

Sustainable kick scooter in sea foam green

Price: $145.00 on company website

Why we love it: This green scooter is made from recycled fishing nets and plastic. Micro Kickboard donates a portion of annual sales to 1% for the Planet, an organization that supports environmental efforts around the world. This scooter is great for children who are still developing balance, as the tri-wheel design supports kids while they scoot! This scooter is great for school-aged or taller children as the adjustable handlebar can grow with your child from age 5-12. All parts of the scooter are replaceable so you never throw it away - plan to pass it on to a sibling, cousin or friend when your young one is done!

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