10 Eco-Friendly Gifts for Under $50
‘Tis the season for celebrating, shopping, and gift-giving. The holidays are a great opportunity to shop consciously and support sustainable brands. Whether you’re looking for gift ideas for a friend or compiling your own Christmas list, here are a few of our favorite eco-friendly items that won’t break the bank. Let’s keep Christmas extra Green this year!
1. Gold Bolo Necklace by Mata Traders, $32
This unique, sophisticated necklace is such a thoughtful gift for a friend or loved one. Made of goldtone-plated brass, the Gold Bolo Necklace was crafted by hand at a fair trade cooperative in India.
2. Daily Essentials Trio Bag by Happy Spritz, $30
Give the gift of aromatherapy and beautiful skin. This assorted bag of 30 towelettes features a mix of Happy Spritz’s top three essential oil wipes. Their products are made of 100% natural ingredients and they’re always cruelty-free. Plus, their packaging is so cute (and recyclable, of course!)
3. Lyocell Denim Shirt from H&M’s Conscious line, $19.99
Sustainable style at low H&M prices? Count us in! This basic top is sure to become a staple in any woman’s wardrobe - and it’s made from organic, sustainable materials.
4. Unity Hoop Earring from RAW Collective, $42
These classic, simple earrings are a great gift for any friend, mom or sister. Made of 18KT gold-plated brass, the Unity Hoop Earring is ethically handmade in Honduras. They add a touch of effortless style to any outfit.
5. Cozy Day with Tea Gift Bundle by Greenheart, $15
Two gifts in one, this gift bundle is a sweet present for any tea-lover. This bundle comes with a box of 20 tea bags of your choice of four teas (Earl Gray, chai, green, or rooibos) made ethically in Sri Lanka and a large, decorative mug made by hand in Tunisia. And at only $15, it’s a steal.
6. Skin Renewing Face Masks by Uncommon Goods, $25
This organic, luxurious set of organic face masks is the perfect gift for anyone who loves to be pampered. Each kit comes with ingredients for fifteen heavenly-scented face masks. Great for the skin and great for the planet!
7. BEAST Tumbler by Green Steel, $21
This tumbler is so ideal for the avid coffee-drinker in your life. BEAST Tumblers feature maximum insulation, toxin-free stainless steel, and a lifetime guarantee -- meaning they’ll help reduce single-use waste for life. The BEAST Tumbler comes with a lid and two reusable straws, all packaged in a decorative, recyclable gift box.
This casual tee is stylish, comfortable, and inclusive. The ethically-made Human Ringer Tee is a great gift for your loving, socially-conscious friend. Plus, you’ll give seven meals to a child in need by purchasing it.
9. Mosaic Two-Tier Set by Prosperity Candle, $38For a gift that’s sweet, fragrant, and absolutely gorgeous. This two-tier candle set comes with a hand-poured soy and coconut candle in the bottom tin, and a pack of delicious caramels housed in the top. Each Prosperity Candle is ethically made and individually poured-to-order by a former refugee in the United States.
Contrary to popular belief, buying things for friends and family isn’t the only way to show your love for them during this season. There are plenty of non-physical gifts you can give - try gifting experiences or treating a loved one to a nice meal out if you don’t want to give them more stuff. And of course, nothing can beat a genuine, thoughtful note expressing your love and appreciation. Money just can’t buy that.
At RAW Collective, we believe that style and gift-giving doesn’t have to come at a cost to the environment. As you give eco-friendly gifts this holiday season, you’ll be able to experience the joy that comes from both shopping consciously and giving freely.
Did you love any of the ideas we suggested? Do you have a favorite sustainable brand whose products didn’t make our list? Let us know in the comments - we’re always excited to check out other like-minded shops!