Gift Edit 2023

9 Eco-Friendly Gifts to Help Your Friends Live More Sustainably

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This feature is part of Apartment Therapy's Gift Edit, our editor-curated collection of gift ideas. Need more inspiration? Check out all our guides here.

We strive to live more sustainable lives every day. And we’ve found that the best way to do so is to make small changes here and there, picking up new habits and incorporating them into our daily routines. It’s easier than ever to consume eco-friendly products now; you can find thoughtfully designed goods in every department nearly everywhere you like to shop.

As you prep your holiday gift lists, consider shopping responsibly and spending your cash with brands working toward a better, more sustainable future. Our guide to eco-friendly gifts includes excellent options for loved ones who make a few simple swaps and start living more sustainably. It shows off just how chic sustainability can be, and it also includes one of our editors’ favorite products — a perfect stocking stuffer that has a million uses.

You’ll find something on our list of planet-friendly gifts for everyone, all of which can be put to immediate use!

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Give the gift of a more sustainable home with the little appliance that turns salt, water, and vinegar into a multi-surface cleaner that's as effective as bleach. Force of Nature's planet-friendly solution gives sparkling clean surfaces and EPA-registered germ protection without toxins or single-use plastic bottles. For a limited time, use code PERFECTGIFT for 40 percent off Bundles for all your loved ones.

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We all know a single-use sandwich bag devotee. Steer their habit away from throwaway bags toward reusable ones. Stasher Bags — a winner of Apartment Therapy's first-ever Organization Awards — are resealable, leak-resistant food storage bags that are dishwasher-, microwave-, freezer-, stove-, and oven-safe. This set of four is the perfect starter bundle. According to Stasher, just one of their bags replaces 260 single-use plastic bags a year.

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Everyone has a tote bag, but not everyone has a sustainable tote bag made from recycled water bottles. The Lightweight Tote is the ultimate everyday bag your giftee will use for work, travel, errands, and everything in between. It holds a surprising amount of gear and comes in 18 striking colors and patterns, some of which are reversible.

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Another excellent way to support the planet is to buy from companies that are committed to supporting the planet, too. Coyuchi prioritizes sustainable design, certified organic fiber sourcing, and the creation of luxury home textiles free of pesticides and toxic chemicals. Their Organic Crinkled Percale Sheet Set is a soft, dreamy gift with a purpose that will remind and encourage your giftee to nurture the Earth.

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Speaking of companies on a mission to give people comfort that's both luxurious and responsible, Buffy embodies these principles, too — and is aiming to have a closed-loop supply chain by 2030. Buffy makes the internet-loved Cloud Comforter that's a must-have for every bedscape using Earth-friendly materials like recycled plastic, eucalyptus, and hemp. Fun fact: The buttons on their duvet covers are made from Corozo nuts.

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If your giftee is ready to embrace eliminating single-use cling wrap and aluminum foil, this is an ideal starting place. These Silicone Reusable Stretch Lids are crafted from premium clear-view silicone that's BPA-free and safe to use in the freezer, dishwasher, microwave, and oven. They stretch and cling to soup cans, cereal bowls, mason jars, and even melon halves. You'll get a set of six that keep food fresh and prevent leaks. (We won't tell if you keep one or two for yourself.)

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Investing in a nice stainless steel water bottle is a no-brainer because it helps cut back on buying plastic ones. With the LARQ Bottle, you're not only encouraging your giftee to do something good for the planet, you're also helping them do something good for their health. The BPA-free bottle uses patented UV-C technology to sanitize your water and bottle every two hours, giving you brilliantly clean water in just 60 seconds. Single-use plastics could never.

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The pet owner on your gift list is all set with dog toys and cat treats. What they REALLY need is a fancy lint roller — a reusable one, to be exact. This one uses gel instead of paper to easily remove pet hair and crumbs from clothes, tables, sofas, sheets, and carpets. When it's time to clean it, simply rinse off the debris, and the sticky roller will be like new.

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Candles are can't-miss gifts, but it's hard to ignore how many single-use glass containers wind up in landfills because of them. NOTES has the solution: a single vessel that you fill, burn, and refill, over and over for hours of room-filling fragrance. This sustainable candle kit comes with two scents, Linen & Crisp Air and Citrus & Fresh Basil, that are intentionally and thoughtfully created with essential oils and non-toxic, eco-friendly ingredients. You'll feel great about gifting it.