Everyone loves receiving gifts, especially during this time of the year. However, when it comes to shopping for gifts, most of us will be on the lookout for either “unique” or “practical” finds. This year, how about getting something “eco-friendly?”

The majority of us have probably received a gift that has ended up in the trash after a month of use. A study has shown that during Thanksgiving and New Year’s, we end up throwing away 25% more trash.

So if you want to practice mindfulness and be earth-friendly, choose gifts that are not only unique but also sustainable.

However, it’s not always easy to shop for sustainable gift ideas so we made sure to research for you.

Here are 15 of the best Christmas gifts ideas for eco-friendly people, from home essentials, kitchenware, transportation and even fashion.

Eco-Friendly Christmas Gift Ideas 

1. ASAP SIMPLE – Eco-Friendly Travel Kit

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If you have an eco-warrior friend who also loves to travel, then get him this eco-friendly travel kit. It includes a collapsible flask, two travel tubes, a pint glass, reusable food pouches and a stainless steel drinking straw for the perfect travel companion.

2. ASAP SIMPLE – Eco-Friendly Kitchen Set

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Give someone’s kitchen a 21st-century update with this affordable and eco-friendly kitchen set. Featuring reusable containers, a silicone baking mat, trash bag rolls and four microfiber dish towels, it’s the perfect start to having less waste in your kitchen!

3. Fire & Flavor – HERO Charcoal Grill

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You can never go wrong with a good old-fashioned barbecue, especially one that’s environmentally friendly.   With the Fire & Flavor HERO Charcoal Grill, you can do just that, as it uses a biodegradable charcoal pod that makes grilling cleaner and simpler. It’s also convenient and highly portable!

4. Zero Waste Movement – iPhone Eco-Friendly Case

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Protect your phone and the planet with these eco-friendly iPhone cases from Zero Waste Movement. Trendy, colorful and made from recycled materials, it’s the easiest way to join the green movement! It also comes with free Apple Music for six months.

5. Nimble – Eco-Friendly 20W Portable Wall Charger

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Power up your phone while helping save the planet with this cute and useful Nimble Eco-Friendly 20W Portable Wall Charger. Made from 72.5% post-consumer plastic, it’s compatible with USB-C and USB-A chargers and features fast charging.

6. SWIFT – VOLT eBike

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Help your loved one lessen his carbon footprint by gifting him with the SWIFT – VOLT eBike. Combining the eco-friendliness of the humble bicycle with the convenience of an electric vehicle, this e-bike makes biking easier for many, making it the perfect gift.

7. Unagi – The Model One E350 Ultralight Foldable Electric Scooter

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Enjoy eco-friendly transportation with the Unagi Ultralight Foldable Electric Scooter. It’s light, compact and has a max speed of 15.5mph, along with a sizable battery and 700 watts of peak power.

8. LARQ Bottle Movement PureVis

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Help your friends eliminate single-use plastic bottles from their lives by gifting them the LARQ Bottle Movement PureVis. More than just a reusable and sturdy water bottle, it also uses state-of-the-art UV technology to constantly purify the water inside, ensuring you have clean drinking water every time.

9. LARQ Bottle PureVis

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If your Christmas gift budget will allow it, get the LARQ Bottle PureVis. In addition to the excellent UV self-cleaning technology, this reusable and sturdy water bottle also features triple-wall vacuum insulation to keep your water cold or hot for hours. Say goodbye to plastic water bottles forever.

10. By Humankind The Warm Bundle

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Shop for eco-friendly essentials and score great savings with By Humankind’s The Warm Bundle. Featuring a deodorant, mouthwash, floss and toothpaste in an eco-friendly travel bag, it’s the perfect care package for a loved one this Christmas.

11. By Humankind Hair Care Set

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For those who treasure their shower time, this eco-friendly hair care set is the perfect gift. Containing organic and sustainably-made shampoo, conditioner and reusable pumps, this affordable essentials bundle is the perfect way to introduce sustainability in your daily life.

12. By Humankind Plastic-Free Travel Bundle

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Is your eco-warrior friend planning a trip this holiday season? Make sure he's ready for the trip with this plastic-free travel bundle from By Humankind. Completely plastic-free and eco-friendly, this bundle comes with a shampoo, conditioner, body wash, toothpaste and some cotton swabs, all of which are made with sustainable ingredients and recycled materials.

13. Taylor Stitch The Trench Boot

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Who says fashion can’t be sustainable? Not Taylor Stitch, as this Trench Boot is a timeless classic made with Goodyear Storm Welt to make them resoleable and rebuildable. As a result, your loved one gets a boot that will last a lifetime while looking effortlessly stylish. How’s that for a gift?

14. Taylor Stitch The Whaft Sweater (Burgundy)

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Prepare your man for a chilly Christmas while doing your part in saving the environment with this Burgundy Whaft Sweater from Taylor Stitch. Made with 100% natural merino wool, this sweater will not only keep your loved one warm but will also last long.

15. Taylor Stitch The Shop Shirt (Tobacco Boss Duck)

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As the fashion industry is seen as responsible for tons of waste, Taylor Stitch hopes to make a difference by making quality clothing built to last. That’s the case with this Shop Shirt in Tobacco Boss Duck, which is made with hemp, recycled polyester and organic cotton. It’s the perfect workwear for the eco-conscious.