Sustainable Gift Ideas under $50

December 17, 2020 3 min read

Sustainable Gift Ideas under $50

Eco-Friendly Stocking Stuffers That Give Back

The holidays are a time to celebrate and enjoy—but they don’t need to break the bank or pollute the planet. If you’re looking to make more memories and less of a mark on future generations, check out our 10 ideas for stocking stuffers under $50. 

Bonus: many of these gift ideas give back to nonprofits and other do-good organizations. There’s nothing better than the gift that keeps on giving.

For the Animal Lover:  Conscious Step Socks That Save Dogs

Paw socks for pooches! This 3-pack of soft grey embroidered socks keeps your feet feelin’ fine and supports Best Friends Animal Society’s work with shelter dogs and cats. Plus, they’re sustainable, Fairtrade, Global Organic Textile Standard, and Vegan Certified. Additional sock packs give back to trees, water, wild animals, LGBTQ+ causes, books, and breast cancer. 


For the Outdoor Enthusiast:  Ecolunchbox Camping Tray

Whether your giftee is missing campfires, picnics, and potlucks, or they simply need an alternative to paper plates, the Camping Tray is a great way to plate breakfast, lunch, and dinner without a single-use paper or plastic in sight! Free of toxins, lightweight, and dishwasher safe. 

For the Conscious Fashionista:  4Oceans Dolphin Beaded Bracelet

Today, one out of every four species of dolphin is threatened with extinction. 4Oceans jewelry removes one pound of trash from the ocean, rivers and coastlines for every bracelet purchased—helping protect these dolphins and their environments. All designs are made with recycled and post-consumer products for extra sustainable points.


For the mailman/Amazon delivery person:  ChicoBag Reusable Facewear

Protect our public-facing heroes with the gift that keeps them safe and helps them breathe easily on long route days. Pro-Tip: Gift them early so they can mask up in style during long holiday delivery days.

For your customers:  Light My Fire Co-Branded Spork

A little token of your appreciation goes a long way, especially when it’s the Swiss army knife of cutlery. These fork-spoon-knife biobased (made by plants) combinations are lightweight to mail and a useful gift your customers will actually use. Hint: Need to show an especially big client your thanks? Consider a  co-branded gift basket of reusable bags,  masks, and utensils

For the Tupperware Lid-Loser:  Stasher Reusable Silicone Food Storage 5-Pack

Do you have a friend or family member (or *cough* yourself) who battles plastic storage lids on the daily? Gift them a freezer, oven, microwave-safe self-sealing storage option that saves snacksand the planet by keeping single-use plastic bags out of the ocean and waterways. Stasher is a 1% for the Planet member, so a portion of profits goes to nonprofits they support like Surfrider and 4 Gyres. 

For Everybody:  ChicoBag Original Tote

One for their car, one for their bag, one for the house—you can’t go wrong with a stockpile of originals. You can’t go wrong with an original. Get a handful just in case a few more forget-me-nots bloom spring up on your list.

For the Caffeine-Lover:  Peace Coffee Winter Warmer Bundle

What’s better than coffee, hot cocoa, and a warm beanie? How about a B-corp company that produces Fairtrade, organic caffeinated goodness! Peace Coffee works directly with small-scale coffee farmers from around the world to support a sustainable coffee trade and thriving communities.

For the Nature Enthusiast:  Parks Project 100 Parks, 5000 Ideas

Curb cabin-fever with this beautiful 400-page book from National Geographic. Filled with images and to-do lists for all of the national, state, and city parks in North America. Each collection from Parks Project helps fund projects in a National Park, and they adhere to sustainable manufacturing processes. Plus, you’ll often find their staff outside picking up trash and planting trees! 

For the Green Thumb:  Uncommon Goods Plant the Packaging Floral Candles

Truly the gift that keeps giving, this delicately scented 100% domestically-grown soy candle is boxed in seed-infused packaging. Once the candle is finished burning, sip a glass of cool water in your repurposed tumbler while watching the flowers bloom. All Uncommon Goods products are leather, feather, and fur-free, and for every purchase, they donate $1 to a nonprofit of your choice.

Now that you’ve scoped out a planet-friendly present for everybody on your list, feel free to sit back with a spiced cider or well-earned spiked nog or three.  Sustainability never tasted so sweet.

P.S. Order by __ to get your eco-friendly Christmas gifts by December 25th!

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