Looking for a green gift to share with a loved one or colleague? Explore our selection of seasonal eco-friendly ideas!
Get ready to sprinkle some seasonal holiday magic with our Christmas giving guide. This year, we’re all about gifts that make your home and garden more eco-friendly. From cozy indoor essentials to garden goodies, our guide is packed with thoughtful, planet-friendly options. Give and grow this holiday season, one green gift at a time.
What makes a gift sustainable?
Besides being made from eco-friendly materials, we look for products that meet one or more of the following criteria when searching for the perfect gifts to feature in our guide:
- Made from local, recycled or repurposed materials
- Gives back to the environment or helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions
- Is fully compostable at the end of its lifespan
We think you’ll agree, these products are worth sharing!
Gifts under $50
Nothing lights up the season like pure beeswax candles. We love the fragrance and the quality of light, and appreciate the absence of toxins. Pictured above are green paired tapers, along with our sculpted pine cone candles, available in three sizes. Made in the USA.
Cultivate joy in your home by growing a future yuletide tree. Made in the USA, the kit features seed for a fragrant balsam fir (Abies balsamea), along with growing medium, perlite, a mini-greenhouse, and instructions. No experience needed!
Love your daily java but worry about the trash produced? Kick the waste habit with a reusable cup that protects your hand from the heat while preserving all the flavor. Available in two sizes and eleven colors. Perfect for brewed coffee, lattes, and teas.
Looking for a gift that epitomizes usefulness? Cutting boards made from sustainably harvested bamboo are both practical and elegant. Hand finished with natural, food-safe wood oil, these cutting boards are sturdy and beautiful.
Gifts under $100
Have a plant parent on your list? The Vita grow light (pictured above) works in all regular light sockets to provide the illumination plants need over the winter and beyond.
For the true recycler! Eartheasy’s worm composter is an easy-to-use, indoor-outdoor bin that helps you transform kitchen waste into compost with no nasty odor. Removable trays let you stack up exactly what you need and easily access finished compost for harvesting.
Help the gardeners on your list keep their seeds organized and at their fingertips. Hand-crafted and finished in Vermont from pine and reclaimed wood, these garnered rave reviews from Eartheasy’s gardening product team. Available in two sizes and multiple designs.
Another gardening product they can’t live without: leave the dirt and dust behind when you carry or wash produce in this handcrafted basket, made in the USA!
Gifts for the home
There’s nothing quite like the real thing. That old saying applies here, with the longest-lasting, most durable canner on the market (pictured above). Our Eartheasy editor has been using the same canner for 25 years, and she inherited it from her in-laws who used it for 15 years before that. Now that’s longevity. Made from cast aluminum with precision machined metal-on-metal seals, the All American canner comes in six sizes and is made in the USA.Save 15% now on all sizes by entering ALLAMERICAN15 at checkout!
Reduce energy use by 50% while softening your clothes when machine drying. These wool dryer balls are made in Canada from pure merino wool. They can also replace dryer sheets thanks to their wrinkle-smoothing properties. Add a few drops of essential oil to the balls for added fragrance.
Keep tropical plants healthy or grow edibles indoors! These fully illuminated planters provide everything your seedlings and plants need to produce lush, healthy growth day after day. Expand your indoor gardening for year round growth.
Replace plastic wrap, baggies, and other forms of disposable kitchen coverage with these reusable, rinseable wraps. Made from organic cotton infused with pure beeswax, the wraps bend and cling where needed to keep food fresh. Simply press and form!
Gifts for kids
Spun from recycled cotton yarn, these beautiful baby and toddler socks (pictured above) keep toes warm all day long. As any parents know, two is never enough, so we include five with each order–two pairs and a spare–to make your day easier!
Inspire hours of open-ended, creative play with this kit comprised of completely non-toxic, natural materials. Build, decorate, and activate the imagination with this easy-to-use fairy house kit. Once it’s built, they’re ready to play! Made in the USA for ages 8 and up.
Children love to create, but they don’t need mounds of plastic and short-lived trinkets to activate their imaginations. Enter non-toxic creativity! This box of arts & crafts supplies includes 2 containers of finger paints, a six pack of hop scotch chalk, and a canister of 12 colored pencils to kickstart a child’s imagination.
Spark curiosity and fun with these fairytale garden kits. Based on classic fairytales, The Princess and the Pea and Jack and the Beanstalk, these kits inspire little ones to plant their very own seeds and watch them grow into a fairytale garden!
Gifts for the gardener
Looking for a way to share the love of pollinators while expanding their habitat? These mini-garden kits include seeds from selected flowers that encourage hummingbirds or honeybees to frequent the garden. Scatter in a prepared area and watch the magic happen!
The ultimate in gardening organization: this kit provides everything needed to keep heirloom seeds going strong from year to year. Great for a beginner or a seasoned seed saver, help them experience the joy of preserving their favorite plants.
Lacking space but still wanting to grow your own food or flowers? The GreenStalk vertical planter maximizes your growing area while creating a beautiful focal point in your outdoor space. Available in 5- or 7-tier options, this growing wonder makes gardening possible in as little as two square feet!
Elevate the gardening experience with these gorgeously crafted trellises made in the USA from Oregon cedar. Fragrant and sturdy, these trellises are perfect to extend gardening space vertically for crops like peas, beans, tomatoes and more. Clips are included to keep them in place while also making them easy to shift when needed.
Giving from the heart
No matter how you share the gifts of the season, giving sustainably means more for everyone. For more sustainable giving ideas, visit our shop today!