30 Eco-friendly, Meaningful Holiday Gifts for Your Loved Ones with Different Passions, Desires, and Needs
To honor your relationship with each of your loved ones, we've curated this conscious holidays gift guide to help you more easily shop according to the specific interests, passions, and needs of those lucky enough to have you in their lives.
Here, you'll find thoughtful, socially conscious and eco-friendly gift ideas for…
The one who just needs to relax…
The artsy fashionista who always turns heads…
The spirituality and wellness junkie…
The beloved one who is healing…
The one with endless wanderlust…
The foodie who loves to entertain…
The one already planning the next adventure…
The boss on a mission to change the world…
The minimalist living more with less…
The little one to become tomorrow's leader…
Every list comes with some experiential gift ideas as well, and at the end, you'll also find bonus suggestions for eco gifts under $15 (including ones that may not cost at all), because gifts don't have to be fancy to be meaningful and heartfelt.
Happy holidays from us and our friends at Conscious Fashion Collective!
for the one who just needs to relax
Have loved ones who've done and been through so much this year that just really need to take it easy? Get them a coupon to a spa or massage session, or one of the following luxuriously pampering gifts below.
2. for the artsy fashionista who always turns heads
Got loved ones who always make bold, artsy statements with style? Get them tickets to a nearby popup art exhibition they'd get super inspired by, or one of these pieces that will help them keep standing out.
At a glance: block-printed by hand with natural dyes; cotton and silk blend; capsule wardrobe brand on a mission to help busy people spend less time choosing what to wear (but still look amazing), and more time doing what they love.
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3. for the spirituality & wellness junkie
Got spiritual loved ones interested in all things wellness? Sign them up to some yoga classes they've never tried before, get them tickets to a wellness festival, or give them one of the following gifts below that will support them in their journeys toward self-discovery, personal growth, and holistic wellbeing.
4. for the beloved one who is healing
Have loved ones in need of healing energy? Whether they're recovering or just in need of some extra love to get through the harsh winter weather, get them some potted plants to keep them grounded and freshen up their indoor air, or give them one of the gifts below that can soothe their pains and enliven their senses.
5. for the one with endless wanderlust
Have loved ones who travel so much you can't keep up with them? Get them tickets to a local or nearby city tour so you can explore your own home town in depth together, offset one of their recent or upcoming trips through Cool Effect, or give them one of these practical gifts that will 100% become staples to accompany their trips.
6. for the foodie who loves to entertain…
Got loved ones who love to entertain and are such great chefs you wish they'd invite you over for dinner more? Treat them to a gourmet farm-to-table meal, or give them one of these beautiful gifts that will make sure they think of you every time they're in the kitchen (and maybe just invite you over more).
7. for the boss on a mission to change the world
Have loved ones who run businesses or have side hustles they're keen on growing, driven by the desire to help make the world a better place? Donate to a social or environmental charity in their name, or give them one of these empowering gifts sure to keep them feeling confident and motivated throughout the year.
At a glance: FSC-certified paper; soy ink; plants 50 trees (yes, like a freakin’ forest); features key eco and wellness awareness days; minimalist interiors; research-based goal-setting guides and gratitude lists; extra bullet journal pages; inspirational quotes from Green Dreamer Podcast.
Shop now. $28
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At a glance: handmade in Thailand by grandma activists fighting environmental destruction in their hometown; Natural Collection uses organic cotton grown by the grandmas, dyed with natural dyes made by the grandmas; symbolic of grassroots activism to keep your friend inspired.
8. for the playful outdoors adventurer
Got loved ones always craving to be outdoors, hiking, swimming, or just exploring new corners of our earth? Get them 1% For the Planet's new Planet Pass (they will be STOKED to receive this unique gift), or one of these practical, adventure-inspired items to accompany their upcoming adventures.
9. for the minimalist living more with less
Got loved ones currently decluttering and trying to practice the art of having more with less? Take them out on a surprise adventure or day of firsts, trying new experiences, or get them one of the following gifts that can help them achieve their minimalist dream.
10. for the little one to become tomorrow's leader
Got little ones in the family to shower your love on? Get them tickets to their favorite singer's concert, musical, sports team, amusement park, or national park, or one of the gifts here that will inspire them to ponder their dreams of a more harmonious, healthy future. We know you may have little ones of various ages, so be sure to check out Etsy's guide to Gifts for Kids for endless options that support small businesses and artisan craft.
bonus: small gifts $15 & under
Gifting is a great way to show loved ones our appreciation for them, but they don't have to be expensive or even cost a dime. D.I.Y. something (e.g., a scrapbook, a picture frame from repurposed materials at home); set aside more quality time to just be with them; write heartfelt cards using existing paper at home, complete with your own illustrations as the cover; or browse our final gift ideas that can bring them sparks of joy this holiday season.
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