Gift giving is a great opportunity to educate and get our loved ones excited about sustainability. There are some pretty innovative products out there that are sure to get your friends to hop on the sustainability train! Here are a few fun gift ideas under $40!
1) Yuhme Sugar Cane Water Bottle-$35
The Yuhme Water Bottle is made from 100% sugarcane. A renewable resource that is CO2 negative & fully recyclable. This plastic free water bottle is still dishwasher safe! For each water bottle sold Yuhme provides six months of clean water for communities in the Central African Republic through their partnership with the non-profit Water for Good. The story of this plant-based water bottles makes this a great gift to get your friends to gradually hop on the sustainability train!
2) Beeswax Wrap-$18
Beeswax wrap is a great alternative to plastic wrap when it comes to preserving food! Made with eco-friendly materials, this prevents any kind of chemicals from rubbing off on your food. You can wash and reuse the beeswax wrap. After the beeswax wrap has lived a full life, this innovative item is compostable.
3) A Give a Damn Shirt- $25
Get your friends excited about sustainability with a shirt that makes a bold statement. The “Give a Damn” short sleeve shirts are made with 50% Repreve® polyester from recycled plastic; 25% organic, US grown, combed, ring spun cotton; and 25% TENCEL™ Modal. Each shirt has 6 recycled water bottles in it! A fun story to tell and a good mission to be spreading.
4) Reusable Produce Bags- $15
Made of natural materials and machine washable, these reusable produce bags are sure to make grocery shopping easier and more sustainable! An easy switch for a step toward a more eco-friendly life.
5) Singing Rooster Recyclable K-Cups-$11
Singing Rooster’s fair trade, recyclable single serve k-cups are a very easy switch to make. Single serve coffee has created a lot of waste, but with recyclable k-cups caffeine addicts can get excited about moving towards sustainable changes.
6) Mother Erth Mini Clutch- $20
Mother Erth creates durable, zero waste bags made from recycled materials. Along with making a positive impact on the planet, these innovative bags also provide employment for low income mothers in the Philippines. The story of their bags is sure to get your friend excited about empowering people and positively impacting the planet.