The 10 best eco gifts in 2022
It can be difficult to buy gifts for your eco-conscious friends. You don’t want to buy something that will produce waste, and many products require immense amounts of energy to produce.
Fortunately, the eco-friendly market has exploded over the years, offering many fantastic products and gifts that won’t leave a large carbon footprint in the process.
These include products made with sustainable materials, smart technology to reduce waste, and products with a reusable system to replace disposable items you may have around your home.
Whatever the event, we’ve curated a collection of some of the best eco-friendly gifts you can get in 2022.
The best eco gifts in 2022
WAFE beeswax cling film
Forget tupperware, beeswax wraps are a much more eco-friendly alternative to protecting your food and they look much better too! With these beeswax wraps from WAFE you will get a six pack and they add 3 reusable silicone lids. Beeswax wraps are 100% organic, made only from cotton and beeswax and can be cleaned with water for a simple cleaning process.
Wind for change eco-book
A notebook feels like a personal gift for someone who loves the lost art of handwriting. However, many laptops can be made with harmful plastics or materials with a high carbon footprint. Vent for Change makes its notebooks with recycled leather and 100% sustainable paper. As a bonus, the money from your purchase is donated to educational projects led by Vent For Change’s “Our Bright Futures” campaign.
Bottle Chillys series 2
Reusable bottles seem to be everywhere now and one of the brands you’ve probably seen the most is Chillys. These bottles are available in a wide range of colors and can keep liquid cold for over 24 hours or hot for 12. These BPA-free water bottles are a great way to leave the days of plastic water bottles behind. and to have a sturdy reusable bottle for water, coffee, tea or just about any drink you might need.
House of Marley Positive Vibrations Headphones
House of Marley has a reputation for creating durable audio technology and with the Positive Vibration 2 headphones you can afford a pair of headphones that are quite durable. They are made from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood and recyclable metals and fabrics. While the durable nature of these headphones is the biggest selling point, the Vibration 2 have also won numerous awards for sound quality, while offering Bluetooth connection, noise isolation and an average battery life of 12 hours.
Okay, this is by no means a cheap gift for someone, but if you’re really looking to splurge, Panda’s 100% Bamboo Bedding could be the perfect luxury gift. Panda sources its bamboo from sustainably grown forests, requiring a third less water than cotton and requiring no pesticides or chemicals. The bedding is designed to get softer the more it is washed and according to Panda, the bamboo material makes this bedding highly breathable – perfect for summer and winter conditions.
These pencils have a unique feature that makes them a fantastic gift. After you are done using them, the tip of the pencil can be planted. The pack comes with 8 pencils, each growing a different seed including: sage, thyme, chia and daisies. The pencils are lead-free and made from sustainable materials, and the packaging is FSC certified.
Rocketbook Reusable Notebook
The Rocketbook is a unique and very smart notebook that could make a great reusable gift. The Rocketbook lets you write on the pages and just erase them when you’re done. Where it differs from a simple whiteboard is that you can scan and save your notes, organize them, and allow you to forward notes to Slack, your email, Dropbox, and a host of other apps. This effectively leaves you with endless use and a nice technical notebook! You can even search for specific words in your notes once you scan them.
For more options, check out our rundown of the best reusable notebooks to buy online.
Green Swing Bamboo Golf Tees
Is there a golf fanatic in your life? If so, these durable golf tees could be the perfect gift. The pack includes 30 mixed-size bamboo golf tees which Green Swing claims are strong, durable and biodegradable. The packs are very affordable and are highly rated on Amazon. Green Swing’s goal is to eliminate the use of plastics in golf and these tees are a great first step.
Jungle Culture Coconut Candle
A candle can make a great gift for someone and if you’re looking to get one that’s eco-friendly, Jungle Culture has a brilliant option. This coconut candle is vegan and completely plastic-free. Fragrances are made from essential oils and do not contain parabens (a type of preservative often found in candles). It even comes in a cotton gift bag that saves you the hassle (and waste) of getting the wrapping paper out!
Little Sun Diamond portable lamp
The Little Sun Diamond lamp is a unique product that could be perfect for an eco-friendly camper or just someone who needs a lamp for their garden. Five hours under the sun will give this solar powered lamp enough energy to power 5 hours of lighting at night on full power, and a few more hours on low power. The product is UV and weather resistant and by purchasing this lamp you are helping the company to supply the product at significantly reduced costs to parts of Africa that do not have access to the power grid.
Learn more about eco-responsibility: