Brown paper package wrapped in red string laying on a pine branch.

For many of us, the holidays are our favorite time of the year. Between spending quality time with family, eating delicious food, and picking out the perfect gifts for each of our loved ones, November and December are full of wonderful, heartwarming moments. However, the holidays can also be a time of wastefulness. Did you know that Americans throw away about 25% more trash during the holiday season? 

This year, why not consider spoiling your loved ones with eco-friendly and sustainable gifts? We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite sustainable goodies to give you some inspiration while you’re shopping this holiday season.

1. Wine Punts Recycled Drinkware

Green glass jars.

Okay, how cool are these? This company takes wine bottles that would otherwise end up in landfills and turns them into unique drinkware. Each wine punt is fire-polished and annealed, resulting in a smooth finish and maximum durability. They come in several different colors and are very affordable at $30 for a set of four. Shop these repurposed glasses here.

2. Refillable Thermal Tumbler

Floral travel cup.

This is the perfect gift for the Starbucks addict in your life. This coffee tumbler is not only beautiful but functional. You can fill it up at Starbucks - they’ll even give you a little discount for being sustainable! Bonus: any travel mug you purchase from this website goes to support the artist who designed it. It’s a great way to help the planet while supporting small businesses.

3. Handmade Spa Kit

Handmade spa kit.

Give the gift of (sustainable) relaxation this year! This Farm Fresh Spa Experience Tin includes everything one would need for a soothing self-care night at home. It includes a lavender and goat’s milk bath tea, a bath bomb, whipped shea body cream, and a nourishing lip balm. Handmade in Mooresville, Alabama, this tin is made with natural ingredients and is sustainably sourced.

4. Allbirds Tree Runners

Allbirds tree runners shoes in grey.

Do you have someone on your shopping list who would love the most comfortable sneakers EVER? These are it. They come in men’s and women’s sizes, multiple colors, and feel like you are walking on a cloud. They are also machine washable: just throw them in a mesh delicates bag and go! And the best part? They are made of sustainably-sourced eucalyptus tree fiber and other recycled materials. Trust us: there is at least one person on your shopping list that wants these!

5. Reclaimed Barn Wood Kit for a DIY Home Project

Reclaimed wood wall from barn wood.

Do you know someone who is looking to add something extra to their home? Whether it’s an accent wall or a new wood headboard, our DIY reclaimed barn wood kits are perfect for the job. They are easy to install, beautiful, and most importantly, eco-friendly and sustainable! We find barns that no longer have a purpose and give the wood new life as gorgeous statement pieces in homes. Visit this page to learn more about our process and how the wood makes it from old barns into homes!

Sustainable Shopping This Holiday Season

We hope this gift guide has shown you that you can purchase beautiful, thoughtful Christmas and holiday gifts without creating excess waste. These products are sustainable, handmade, and support small business owners and artists. Happy shopping!

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