All the products included in any gift guide I share are always vegan, thus making them more eco-friendly by association. The products mentioned in this guide are from brands they take it a step further. Donating their funding to different organizations, using fair-trade ingredients and/or they’re providing you with a reusable alternative that’s making a huge environmental impact. Huge props to all of you striving to make change in the world. Please consider supporting one (or all!) of these brands this holiday season.
The Diva Cup // $29.99 (on Vitacost)
Instead of including this in the women’s gift guide, I really wanted to discuss the huge environmental impact this tiny cup has. It wasn’t until a couple of years ago that I first learned about menstrual cups – the thought of them made me feel uneasy and I had no interest in making the swap from my conventional tampons. Little did I know, they were full of chemicals and synthetic ingredients, like bleach. I decided to give this a try after realizing my waste of products each month was adding up and I honestly haven’t looked back since. It needs replacing every 12 months, more or less depending on how you take care of it. So it pays for itself instantly.
Investing in a Diva cup has been the greatest alternative I’ve incorporated into my lifestyle, aside from all the natural care products I now use too. I highly recommend giving this a try if you’re on the fence or using conventional hygiene products. Or at the very least doing research on organic options, they even have reusable pads nowadays!
Perfect For: The women in your life looking for an easier option that’s significantly cheaper and more comfortable, in my opinion. Definitely give it a look and consider making the switch!
Well Scent Essential Oils // pricing varies between $30-$85
This year I introduced essential oils into my lifestyle after using face oil with different essences in them. I never intended on using them as a cure-all for every ailment, little did I know there’s an oil for just about everything.
When making the switch to a more natural range of products, I first tried out Well Scent’s dental line. Everything is incredible, I use them all on a daily basis. I also highly recommend their tea tree oil for everything from acne spot treatment to ear infections. It even works beautifully as an astringent for oily skin. I absolutely swear by it!
Perfect For: Holistic healers. Essentials oils are phenomenal for destressing and fighting off different ailments, naturally.
Brush with Bamboo // $20 for a 4-pack
Did you know that that plastic toothbrush you had as a child still exists? It’s not biodegradable or free of toxins. However, Brush with Bamboo is changing the game and offering up a completely sustainable & eco-friendly alternative. I’ve been using their products for a year now and adore them. They even offer kid-friendly brushes too! Here’s more information on the proper care for recycling each brush.
Perfect For: Everyone. We all need to brush our teeth and having an eco-friendly toothbrush is much less harmful to the Earth. Plus, you can even save the old ones and use them for cool DIYs. Like seedling markers!
Cuppow CoffeeSock Reusable Coffee Filters // starting at $9.99
I’ve mentioned Cuppow numerous times before. Most know them for their reusable drinking lids that attach to mason jars. But did you know they actually offer more than that? These reusable coffee filters are a wonderful alternative and make cold brewing at home so fun and easy! Definitely consider a reusable option if you brew your own coffees.
Perfect For: The coffee lover in your life. I highly recommend the set (filter + jar) if you’re into cold brewing at home!
Eco at Heart Stainless Steel Straws // $11.15 for 5 (on sale, exclusive coupon code below)
Reusable straws are a staple in my home. In last year’s gift guide I mentioned glass straws, this year I wanted to included the option of stainless steel. For those of you that have children and/or aren’t comfortable with using glass. These are virtually indestructible and make for a fun stocking stuffer.
AND because Eco at Heart is amazing, they’ve graciously given the PSV family a 25% off coupon code! That comes to only $11.15 for a set of 5! Definitely take advantage of this incredible sale. To receive the code, click this link, type in your email and it generates a code for you to use on their Amazon listing. All steps are provided once you click it, enjoy!
Perfect For: Anyone and everyone that uses plastic straws. This is a easy, cost effective and an eco-friendly solution to ditching the plastic. They make a great stocking stuffer too!
The Veggie Republic Veggie Bracelet // $14.99 each
Show your veggie pride with a fun bracelet! Not only is it fashionable, each bracelet provides a donation of 5 lbs. of produce to be given to a family in need. This year alone they were able to donate over 44,000 pounds of produce!
All my readers get 15% off if you use the code “loveveggies” at checkout!
Perfect For: Veggie lovers. Giving a gift that keeps on giving.
Rice Love // starting at $10-$45 each
With the purchase of each up-cycled bag, you’re providing a donation that sends 1 kilo of rice to a family in need. Feeding a family of 4 for up to one whole month. I’ve been using my Elephant print bag for groceries and I always get compliments on it – plus, it warms my heart knowing I’m promoting a sustainable cause that keeps benefitting others.
Perfect For: Helping those in need by supporting a great cause and owning a very unique reusable bag, that’s wonderful for grocery shopping!
The Tree Kisser Adopt Sweater // $50.00 each
Why not show your animal pride with an “adopt a shelter pet” sweater?! The second Jessica released this design, I was ALL over it. Both my of kitty boys are rescues and I fully support the adopt/rescue movement. Each pull-over sweater is made from eco-fleece, recycled and organic materials. As always, 10% of all TK sales are donated to a different cause each month. All benefiting animal organizations.
Perfect For: The animal-lover in your life. Preferably one that is passionate about adoption/rescuing.
LSTN Sound Co. Wood Headphones // starting at $49.99-$199.99 each
Music is a huge passion of mine. I believe in all creative expressions, playing musical instruments is definitely one of them. Since I’m not as talented as I use to be musically, I still appreciate listening to an array of genres each day. The folks at LSTN are on a mission to provide high-quality products that help fund hearing restoration and spread awareness for the global problem of hearing loss and hearing impairment. Each pair is truly a custom work of art, complete with vegan leather ear pads. You can check out more on their process, here.
Perfect For: The music enthusiast in your life. No two pairs are identical, providing a totally custom gift that benefits more than just your ears.0