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Holidays are around the corner, and you can’t think of anything to get your friends and family without producing a bunch of waste?
Don’t worry cause I’ve got you covered!
Reducing your waste shouldn’t have to be a nuisance to your life, and it doesn’t have to be.
Have a friend that’s interested in reducing their waste? Getting them reusable items that they’d be able to use in their everyday life is a great option!
Holidays are also a great way to encourage your family and friends to reduce their waste by getting them reusable items.
Reusable products are great because they keep trash from landfills but are also a great money saver in the long run.
Reusable straws are a great and simple gift, especially for someone who is looking for different ways to reduce waste. And honestly, they look better too.
I found both of these straws on Amazon. They have great reviews, and the price seems worth it to me. For the metal straws, you can also select the color of the straws, which is pretty cool, in my opinion.
I also included a boba straw option because who doesn’t love boba and being able to drink it with a reusable straw? They are also great for thick smoothies!
You can also find so many different options online!!
2. Travel Mug
Travel mugs are a great and beautiful gift. You can take them with you anywhere, and these mugs are perfect for keeping your drink hot or cold. They are also really great for reducing waste in general. Switch out plastic water bottles with these instead!
3. Makeup Remover Pads
I love these for so many reasons. First, they’ll save you so much money throughout the years because you won’t need to have to restock constantly. Just throw them in the washer, and voila! Use them again!
They are also an excellent alternative to single-use wipes because of the waste they produce and the resources it takes to produce them continuously.
This brand plants a tree for every purchase, which I thought was so wonderful! It also has a black side for dark makeup(mascara, eyeliner) and a white side for other things (toner, moisturizer) so it doesn’t stain.
This brand is made from bamboo fibers and cotton. One of the reviews said it doesn’t come with any added plastic, which is a plus!
Overall, the reviews for both of these products were very good, and they look like great choices. I just wanted to show a few different options, but there are so many more great ones out there!
4. Bath Bombs
Bath bombs are a great gift. Everyone loves them, and they make you feel chill and relaxed.
Most of the cheap ones you see sold in stores are probably not made with the best ingredients. I found these two brands that are non-toxic and made with good, eco-friendly ingredients, and according to the reviews, they are simply outstanding.
Most brands do not use plastic for packaging bath bombs, which most brands do.
This brand had the highest ratings and seemed the best (Amazon’s Choice).
This brand focused more on being eco-friendly in its product description. However, they both seem to be packaged the same and made with similar ingredients. This brand also comes with only six bath bombs, while the other brand comes with 24.
I haven’t tried them either, but they would be beautiful gifts!
To be more eco-friendly, looking for candles made with soy wax and not beeswax is essential.
This candle makes for a perfect gift! It’s eco-friendly, made with soy wax, vegan, paraben-free, and cruelty-free.
It has many different scents and claims to have one of the “longest burn times in the market.”
Their candle “Furr a cause” also donates $3 to help rescue abandoned animals.
All in all, this seems like a really great candle, and I’ll probably get one for myself, too, because why not?
These candles are also an excellent option for a great gift and are very decorative!
6. Biodegradable Hair Ties
You know the struggle of constantly losing hair ties if you’re a girl.
You don’t even know where they go! But let me tell you, they are probably stuck somewhere and aren’t going away anytime soon. Did you know it takes 500 years for a single hair tie to even begin to decompose?
Considering how many hair ties each woman goes through, that’s a lot!
Introducing biodegradable hair ties!
The brand advertised as Amazon’s Choice for biodegradable hair ties had pretty good reviews overall and some iffy reviews where people weren’t getting the product shown, so buy at your own risk.
I found this other brand, Kooshoo, that is a bit pricy but seems real.
7. Produce Bags
If you know someone who is super environmentally friendly and loves everything reusable, this is a great gift idea!
They are super cute and ~aesthetic~ and a really great way to use less plastic while grocery shopping.
If this interests you, there are many other options to choose from.
8. Eco-Friendly Phone Case
An eco-friendly phone case would make a wonderful gift!
Instead of paying so much money for plastic cases that will be worn down and thrown out within a few months, try a compostable phone case.
Pela case is a really great brand. They are the world’s first 100% compostable phone cases.
They also have AirPod cases and smartwatch bands.
I love these cases because you can also wash them and use them again, good as new!
The Pela case also donates 5% of total sales to important causes, which I think is excellent.
It’s really easy to find environmentally friendly products these days. There are so many companies out there that are making new ways of living with different sustainable products. All you have to do is look for them!