Last Updated on October 5, 2022
30 awesome presents for environmentalists if you’ve run out of ideas
If you’re looking for good gifts for environmentalists, this post is for you. Before we dive into this list, let’s talk about the importance of eco-friendly products.
Environmentally friendly products are those that are in no way harmful to the Earth. The use of eco-friendly products improves your quality of life in terms of mortality, age, diseases, and illnesses. So it protects both you and the environment.
Yes, ethical products may appear to be more expensive at first, but they are actually more cost-effective in the long run because they have a much longer lifespan.
Sustainable items are typically made of recycled materials and are strong enough to withstand anything. So, they may be more expensive at first, but because they last longer, it is a worthwhile investment and it will pay off in the long run.
Since Christmas is coming pretty soon, most of these items make really good ethical Christmas gifts, but they can actually be used for any occasion.
I think these ethical items make really good presents, because a lot of people would like to contribute to saving the world, but not everyone can afford these products.
Without further ado, let’s dive into this post about some of the best gifts for environmentalists.
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Now let’s see some really good present ideas
A COMPOST BIN
This compost bin is certainly among my favorite ideas on this list. It’s perfect odorless storage for organic and kitchen waste, and it has charcoal filters that trap and absorb any odors.
Contrary to popular belief, most compost bins are easy to clean and have a contemporary design, so they’re suitable for every kitchen.
Fun fact: if you didn’t know it before, composting reduces waste, reduces our reliance on landfills, and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Composting also strengthens the soil and encourages healthy plant growth.
REUSABLE BAGS FOR FOOD STORAGE
I think we all know how harmful plastic bags are. It takes up to 1000 years for them to be composed. Every year, approximately 100,000 animals are killed by plastic bags. Many animals consume plastic bags because they misinterpret them as food.
If you’re looking for a present for someone who’s eco-friendly and tries to reduce their carbon footprint, these linen bread bags make the best present. The linen material keeps your bread fresher for a longer period of time. And to maintain freshness, all bags have a drawstring closure.
A WATER BOTTLE
Every year, a lot of people make the decision to drink more water. So, when you’re looking for good gifts for environmentalists, you should also have a look at some of the water bottles we have on the market. Keep in mind that not every water bottle is ethical.
An ethical water bottle is responsibly made and eco-friendly, which means it should absolutely not be made of plastic (look for the ones that are BPA-free). My personal favorite is this stainless steel water bottle, as I’m really into a minimalistic design.
A CORK YOGA MAT
I know quite a few people who practice yoga, but sadly, most of the yoga mats are PVC, aka vinyl, or other plastic hybrids, which are not very earth-friendly. However, there is another option and that is called cork.
Cork is made from the bark of a tree. It’s not an ideal option, but it’s certainly better than plastic.
I really like this cork yoga mat. It has sustainable cork on the top, and non-toxic, lightweight TPE rubber on the bottom. It also has a nice grip that increases with moisture and heat (the more you exercise, the more heat you produce).
A SOLAR POWER BANK
If you know someone whose phone always runs out of battery fast, this solar power bank is one of those presents for environmentalists you can get them. What I really like about it is that it also has a dual flashlight and compass kit, so it’s perfect for outdoor activities.
REUSABLE METAL STRAWS
Just like it takes plastic bags up to 1000 years to decompose, it takes up to 200 years for plastic straws to decompose. Reusable metal straws are a great alternative for someone who wants to enjoy their beverages without harming both the natural environment and their own health.
I really like these reusable metal straws, as they have this telescopic design that allows you to make them small enough to easily hide them in a pocket or a bag. They also come with a cleaning brush that is long enough to clean the entire straw.
Sustainable body and hair care products are the greatest environmentalist gifts you can give someone who’s into self-care. If you know someone whose goal is to reduce the amount of plastic waste we cause, this Ethique shampoo bar is one of the things I really recommend.
I know it might be funny to give someone a soap or a shampoo bar as a present, but hey, we’re talking about sustainable products here. And sustainable products can be pretty expensive. To be honest, I’d be really happy to get a sustainable shampoo bar as a present.
AN ECO MUG GIFT SET
If you happen to know someone who loves drinking coffee or tea, why not give them an eco mug gift set or a bamboo thermos with a tea infuser like this one? It’s made of non-toxic materials that help to reduce the environmental impact of plastic waste because you’re no longer using plastic cups to drink hot beverages.
Besides, it keeps your drinks hot for 12 hours or cold for 24 hours, which makes it a perfect travel partner. It also comes with a 2-piece detachable tea infuser and strainer, which is a nice bonus.
Another one of the really good gifts for environmentalists is Fair Trade coffee. If you know someone who’s a coffeeholic, I’m sure they would appreciate getting a pack of organic coffee that tastes like dark chocolate, cacao nibs, brown sugar, and roasted hazelnuts.
What is Fair Trade? Fair Trade USA is a non-profit organization that certifies products such as coffee, chocolate, and sugar, ensuring that they are manufactured in accordance with a set of strict standards that promote environmental sustainability while also ensuring that the people involved in production are treated and compensated fairly.
REUSABLE FOOD WRAP
We use plastic wrap to store leftovers and keep our food fresh longer. However, one of the bad things about the plastic wrap is that we use it once and then throw it away. It seems so pointless. However, there are good alternatives to that.
That’s when reusable food wrap comes into play. You can use these Bee’s Wrap reusable food wraps to keep your food fresh without the use of single-use plastic. It will hold its shape when it cools, creating a seal. They last one year or longer, which is a great deal.
What’s an eco-friendly cup and how is that among these sustainable gift ideas, you may ask. Well, an eco-friendly cup is BPA-free and made of renewable and reclaimed materials, such as natural wheat straw. BTW, not all plastics are considered food-safe.
I really love these unbreakable premium glasses, as they’re super colorful and will probably brighten up every kitchen. I also like that they don’t have any plastic smell and that they’re unbreakable and reassuringly heavy – with the look and feel of glass.
If you happen to know someone who’s really into taking notes and planning their day, why not give them an eco-friendly notebook as a present? An eco-friendly notebook should be made of natural and sustainable materials (plastic is a no-go).
I was amazed when I found this REUSABLE notebook by Rocketbook. Let me repeat it again. A REUSABLE notebook. Basically, you can use it endlessly by wiping it clean with a damp cloth. You can save your notes while saving the planet at the same time.
REUSABLE COTTON PADS/COTTON SWABS
Did you know that an average woman uses around 80,000 cotton pads and thousands of cotton swabs in her lifetime? So, when I was thinking of ethical present ideas, reusable cotton pads and cotton swabs immediately came to my mind.
This LastSwab reusable cotton swab is a reusable and sustainable alternative to cotton swabs. It’s made of durable material, and it’s actually super easy to clean. It’s meant to replace 1,000 single-use cotton swabs. How crazy is that?
ECO-FRIENDLY HAIR BRUSH/WASTE-FREE REUSABLE RAZOR
I know that hair brushes or razors might not be the first things that come to your mind when you think of environmentalist gifts, but hear me out.
Most disposable razors only last up to 8-10 shaves. An average woman spends 72 days shaving her legs, which is approximately 1,728 hours. That is a lot of waste that could be prevented. A great alternative to disposable razors is the reusable razor.
Here’s a cute rose gold reusable razor that’s made of metal steel. It’s durable, reusable, and will last for many, many years. When the blade becomes dull, you simply have to replace it with a new blade, recycle the old blade, and continue your eco-friendly shaving.
FOOD STORAGE CONTAINERS/KITCHENWARE
Giving food storage containers as gifts for environmentalists? Yes, yes, yes. I mean, why not? If you know someone who’s into meal-prepping, then it’s a perfect present, as eco-conscious materials are plastic-free, non-toxic, and free from other nasties.
I’m a huge fan of meal-prepping, so I would really love to have these containers as a present. And that salad bowl set with wooden lids is not only food-safe but also practical, as these lids can be used as cutting boards as well.
These were the 30 items that are considered good gifts for environmentalists
Did you find anything from this list of gift ideas? What actions do you take to try to save the environment? I would love to know.