While Santa’s reindeer may blaze a trail with no carbon footprint, those elves and their workshop are pretty eco-unfriendly. Of course they don’t have to be! You can help to reduce the carbon footprint of your Christmas by being a little more eco-friendly in the gifts that you buy. Not only do you save the environment, but you turn you’re your gift recipient into an instant eco-warrior as you casually mention “It’s made from recycled materials you know”.
These Tights are made from Recycled Water Bottles
These incredible workout tights utilize sustainable materials and are manufactured using environmentally-friendly practices in Canadian factories that are ethically run. Feel good in them… feel good about them. They are the most flattering tights I have ever worn and are like a push-up bra for your butt!
Turn you Mason Jars into Swanky mugs
I love love love these. You can choose from stainless steel or silicone inserts that turn your mason jar into a travel mug. They won’t leach nasty chemicals into your coffee and they are reusable too!
Aquafarm plants grow in fish poop
OK, this is pretty amazing. This kit comes with everything but the fish. You can set it up in 20 minutes and just add water. In a few weeks you’ll be growing your own food on your kitchen counter. The water from the fish tank is pumped through the hydroponics system at the top and the plants clean the water for your beta fish!
I recently went on a Skinny Me Teatox and it is pretty incredible. The teas are a blend of natural herbs which help to detox your body and reduce bloating and water retention. They’re pretty awesome!
This Bag is made from old Fire Hoses
This shoulder bag is made of fire hoses that were used to put out fires in cities. It’s stylish, lightweight, super strong and waterproof of course.
This belt is made from belts!
Get in touch with your inner ninja with this super cool belt made with a karate black belt. I loved this idea, but never actually made it to black belt. Still, shop owner Cornelius Quiring didn’t judge and made me a gorgeous belt from my karate green belt.
This purse is made from an old book
This upcycled Dr. Who purse is pretty rad. You can choose your handle and your book for a completely customized look. Perfect for the bookworm in your life.
These puzzles are made from recycled paper
OK, this gift is just all win. Natural dyes, recycled paper and educational to boot. These double-sided puzzles from Anouk’s Ark are all about endangered species. They come with an information sheet about the animals themselves and a percentage of the profits go to saving these creatures from extinction.
These Towels may save your life
As any fan of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy knows, you never leave home without your towel. They come in a variety of colors and sizes.
These pictures are made from upcycled fabrics
Get a wide range of sass from artist Emily C. Emily owns Crass Stitches which isn’t your grandma’s needlepoint. She makes custom orders too!
You can be even more eco-friendly by making your own gifts. Get the complete DIY Gift Guide here.
Need some good karma? ‘Like’ us on Facebook and get more good vibes than you can shake a sharp stick at.
great ideas and wonderful products, but the shipping – $100? Where are these products coming from?
Great ideas and great products, but $100 shipping costs? Where are the products coming from?
Betsy HI! So sorry that you ran into this glitch and thank you so much for letting us know! We have fixed the shipping snaffoo! You are quite right – our shipping rates were incorrectly entered, but are now fixed. I hope you will pay us another visit for a more reasonable shipping rate.