Let’s face it, as a society we produce far too much single-use plastic, much of which is not recycled and thus ends up in landfill and our oceans. Thankfully in recent times there has been a shift towards more eco-friendly products but I think we can all agree that there is still so much that we as individuals can be doing. This year, when choosing gifts for friends and family, I have included several eco-friendly gifts. I have found that Etsy is an absolute treasure trove of such products – what’s more, by buying from Etsy you are supporting small sellers so with each purchase you are making someone’s day.
Here are some of my top picks for eco-friendly gifts from Etsy:
For the office worker
I try to make my husband’s lunch for him to take into the office as often as possible – it saves a lot of money. I am definitely going to buy this reusable sandwich wrap in order to cut down on my usage of cling film.
If you are buying for someone who often eats lunch at their desk, a great gift is a set of bamboo cutlery for them to keep at their workplace – they can then avoid having to pick up plastic cutlery when buying their lunch.
For the beauty lover
Such a great idea – I am going to treat myself to some of these washable makeup pads to use instead of cotton ones that end up in the bin.
I don’t know about you, but we get through a lot of large deodorant cans and it always makes me sad having to put such a big thing in the bin as inevitably the packaging is not recyclable. As well as being recyclable and free of aluminium, look at how pretty this eco-friendly deodorant is – I would love to have this in my bathroom. What a lovely stocking filler to receive.
For the gym bunny
I love this personalised metal water bottle – it’s very stylish as well as being extremely useful.
If you have a Yogi in your life, I’m sure they would absolutely love this cork yoga mat.
For the shopper
How beautiful is this highland cow reusable shopping bag? I want one! With such a lovely bag, I’d be sure to never leave it at home. The same seller also has lots of cute varieties of shopping bag.
No good shopping trip is complete without a stop off to refuel with a coffee. I love this personalised Starbucks cup – an added bonus of bringing your own cup is that most coffee shops these days give you a discount if you bring your own cup.
I hope you have enjoyed my top picks of eco-friendly gifts from Etsy. Have you spotted anything on else on Etsy that you would like to treat someone (or maybe even yourself!) with?