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!

Apparel

  1. Arvin Goods

We’re big fans of giving and getting socks as gifts, but did you know that the average sock uses 50+ gallons of water to make? Arvin Goods uses discarded apparel scraps to create socks that will keep all our loved ones cozy. All set on socks? They also sell the comfiest basics around including tees and hats!

  1. Girlfriend Collective

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!)

Decor

  1. Portmanteau Home

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.

  1. The Modern Dane

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

  1. Baleen

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.

  1. Stream2Sea

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

What sustainable gifts are on your wish list? Let us know on Instagram or Twitter! Check out our other blog posts for more gift ideas and other ways to shop sustainably.