6 Sustainable Gift Ideas for the Holidays
As the holiday season ramps up, many of us are wondering what gifts to buy for our loved ones to express our gratitude for all they do! With so many options to consider, sustainability can often take a backseat. That’s why we’re making it easy with six local, thoughtful and sustainable gift ideas.
Tip: Try wrapping gifts in paper bags or pretty fabrics for a more eco-friendly option!
We were absolutely obsessed with The OULA Company in 2021! Why? Their beautiful dresses are super versatile and each piece can be transitioned in your closet year-round. For anyone who loves bold designs and unique silhouettes, this is the perfect gift! Shop the newest collection at Nordstrom.
Another Seattle favorite making apparel from recycled materials is Girlfriend Collective. Their holiday edit makes gift shopping for every budget easy with ideas from $25-$100. Find everything from hair accessories to workout dresses and maternity wear. (Psst… there’s stuff for the guys, too!)
New home and lifestyle goods company Portmanteau Home allows multicultural families to surround themselves with decor that reflects their identities. The first collections combine authentic textiles from different regions of the world with American denim, all produced by an ethically-run sewing workshop in Seattle. Check it out!: India+America, Japan+America, Korea+America.
We’ve been obsessed with scandi-design lately, and we’re even more obsessed with The Modern Dane. Their organic linen duvet covers, pillowcases and fitted sheets get softer over time, are thermoregulating and have a super chic look. Each product is made to last with elegant, nature-inspired designs making the perfect gift.
Accessories and Skincare
Baleen’s jewelry is handmade in Seattle from recycled metals! Founded by a couple in Ballard, Baleen strives to ensure each piece is uniquely beautiful without breaking the bank. We love the solo bracelet, unio earrings and squiggle ring as heartfelt gifts meant to last.
What do you get when you combine eco-friendly packaging with reef-safe formulations? A whole lot to love! Stream2Sea uses sugarcane resin tubes, biodegradable lip balm labels and recycled milk jugs in addition to sustainably-sourced, ultra-effective ingredients. We love the prebiotic hand creams, lip balms and super hydration squalane.