2022 Sustainable Gift Guide

The importance of sustainability doesn't end when the holidays roll around, which is why sustainable brands are on the wish-list for many consumers this year. Many are becoming more thoughtful when it comes to their purchases, opting for quality over quantity, handmade gifts and purchasing products from brands who have pledged a commitment to the environment. 

Sustainable Holiday Stats

  • Sustainable packaging is continuing to become more important for consumers. First Insight found 39% of consumers think sustainable packaging is "very important" when shopping, up from 28% in 2018 
  • The U.S. is estimated to produce 4.6 million pounds of wrapping paper every year, and half of that—approximately 2.3 million pounds—winds up in landfills*

2022 Sustainable Gift Guide

If you're dreaming of a more green holiday season, we have compiled some of our favorite brands (including yours truly) where sustainability is at the center of their business. 

Here are some of our favorite sustainable gifts for this 2022 holiday season.

Our top sustainable gifts for 2022 (Part 1)

1.) Dyln Bottle: Increase your water's pH up to 9+ in minutes. The DYLN 32 oz insulated water bottle creates antioxidant, super hydrating alkaline water on the go. Our go-to is the 32 oz DYLN bottle. 

2.) Out of the Woods: Out of the Woods products feature Supernatural Paper™ which is made of tree cellulose from well-managed forests where trees are responsibly harvested and replanted. Because trees are a renewable resource, it has a lower carbon footprint compared to many other materials used for bags, particularly those derived from petroleum-based products. We love their boxy tote and boxy tote mini. 

3.) compostic: compostic was born with a goal to eradicate the need for traditional non compostable plastics from the home. compostic wrap is the world’s first functioning home-compostable cling wrap. it works just like the conventional plastic cling wrap you know, but won’t stick around for hundreds of years polluting our environment after you’ve used it. it’s certified to break down completely in your compost within 12-24 weeks.

4.) 14e Cosmetics: A cosmetic brand that is committed to both all natural ingredients and also sustainability. We love their Flat Top Foundation Brush made of sustainably grown and harvested Birch wood and their Aloe Nourish Foundation

5.) Eco Lips: Lip balms are packed in their exclusive Plant Pod® which is 100% plastic free. Their production facility also runs on renewable energy! Two of our favorite products are their Vegan Brazilian Lip Tint and Intensive Overnight Lip Mask & Scrub.

6.) Dew Mighty: Reinventing circular and refillable skincare. Never spend money on packaged water, plastic, or toss away bottles ever again. Rigor tested by outdoor adventurers and high standard skin minimalists, Dew Mighty keeps pace with your busy life while delivering noticeable results. Get started with their Dynamic Duo Essential Skin Starter Kit

7.) Brass Roots: Focused on regenerative agriculture, sustainable packaging and carbon offsets, some of our favorite products include their lightly salted and honey mustard Sacha Inchi Seeds. Also, check out their classic or Chocolate Sacha Inchi Butter.

8.) Mushroom Design: Yours truly. Mushroom Design is the first of its kind daily vitamin + mushroom supplement that is eco-friendly and backed by science. Our supplement is a  balanced bioactive blend of 9 mushrooms and 9 vitamins: agarikon, chaga, reishi, lion's mane, turkey tail, shiitake, maitake, oyster, cordyceps - all added to your everyday multivitamin.

9.) 12tides: Ocean-positive snacking. Partnering with regenerative ocean farmers, 12tides are doing their part to remove carbon from our oceans, improving water quality while providing a habitat for biodiverse marine life. We love their variety pack of puffed kelp chips

10.) tealish: A portion of every tealish sale supports verified reforestation efforts through their partnership with Veritree. We love their Organics Elevated Classics Collection which includes their best selling teas like Sweet Lemon and Spicy Chai. 

Our top sustainable gifts for 2022 (Part 2)

1.) freshtrends: Handmade in the USA by a team of professional, highly experienced jewelers. Each piece of jewelry is made-to-order and never mass produced. Give someone a unique one-of-a kind piece of jewelry such as FT's Diamond Pave Lighting Bolt 14K Gold Stud Earring

2.) Pangea: Bodycare and skincare formulas crafted with a powerhouse team of chemists to combine the purest ingredients from nature at active levels, for science-backed, clinically-proven performance. Pangea is committed to the most efficacious levels of bioactive ingredients and provide ingredient labels with full transparency like their Canadian Pine and White Sage soap.

3.) Skout Organic: Skout Organic has been making organic, plant-based and simple ingredient snacks for over 10 years. Founded in Portland, Oregon, and now located in Austin, Texas, they strive to deliver the highest quality and most delicious snacks, without compromise. These perfectly-sized snacks are crafted from plant-based ingredients so simple you can count them on your fingers. We love their Skout Organic Kids Bar Variety Pack!

4.) billi: Created by French duo Sophie Billi-Hardwick and Marie Bouhier, Billi London is the first legwear brand made from 100% high-tech eco fibers. For a gift that is ultra comfortable and also uses zero-plastic packaging, check out their Irresistible Premium Duo Tights Box.

5.) Axiology: When founder Ericka learned that all of her makeup had been tested on animals, she decided to start making her own vegan lipsticks in her tiny kitchen. Eventually, her brand would be picked up by major retailers like Ulta. All of Axiology's  boxes, including their Lip-to-Lid Balmies boxes, are made from island trash and are 100% recyclable. 

6.) Aisle: Their collection of eco-friendly reusables are fashionable, functional, and easy to wear. Because people with periods deserve products that feel good, fit well, and never let them down. Glamour magazine says, "With a commitment to transparency, sustainability, and inclusivity at the forefront of the brand, Aisle is a certified B Corp building better periods for all.” Shop their full line here

7.) Simply Organic Bamboo: Sourced from organically grown bamboo and certified free of harmful chemicals. Simply Organic Bamboo is a sustainable choice with their use of bamboo which grows faster and uses significantly less water than cotton. Our two favorites are their Sleep Mask and Pillowcase Set

8.) Oilogic: 100% pure essential oil blends for babies, kids and adults, Oilogic is MADE SAFE tested for human and environmental health. Each roll-on is handmade, crafted and poured. Check out their Slumber and Sleep Gift Set or Stuffy Nose & Cough Bundle.

9.) Simply Gum: The perfect  sustainable stocking stuffer or small treat for someone you love. Founder, Caron, started Simply in 2014 after she discovered that regular chewing gum was made of a synthetic plastic base. She started making batches of gum in her apartment using a tree sap (chicle) base & sold the first Simply Gum products in stores throughout NYC. We love their full line of assorted gum, fruit bites and assorted mints

10.) For Days: For Days makes 100% recyclable fashion in a zero waste system available to everyone.  This brand plans and designs for the end of a product’s life at the beginning to make sure what is returned to them can go into future products. We love this Take Bag Bag and their Re-New for Better Days Sweatshirt. 

11.) Azura Bay: A fashion marketplace with comfortable and stylish options that also support important values like ethical production, local options, artisan & handmade production, Fair Trade and eco-friendly fabrics and production processes. When you make a purchase, Azura Bay will donate a portion of the proceeds from your order to one of three organizations of your choice. Check out their Organic Cotton Classic Barlette

12.) Jala: Jala is committed to working with local family owned businesses, recycling, and sourcing eco-friendly fabrics. Every piece is handcrafted with love by family owned businesses in California. Every Jala purchase supports Yoga Gives Back, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering women and children in India to build sustainable livelihoods.

13.) ESW Beauty:  ESW Beauty’s formula is guaranteed to be non-toxic and will never contain toxic ingredients such as parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, formaldehyde, and sulfate detergents. Clean & vegan ingredients, cruelty free, and is made with sustainable packaging, we love their Raw Juice Cleanse Mask Set and Plant-Based Milk Mask Set

14.) Mushroom Design:  So good that we're in both part one and part two of our sustainable gift guide! Our packaging? Purely plant products. Seriously—it can all go in your backyard. Our box is made out of 100% recycled cardboard, when most “recycled” is only 50–75% recycled material (that’s why it’s brown and not a pretty white!). The Ink used for printing is carbon-negative algae ink. Foam packing is 100% biodegradable non-GMO cornstarch – it dissolves within seconds under water (try it!) – it’s even safe to eat (or give to your dog for a very confusing pet toy). All refill pouches are municipal compostable. Shop our top rated supplement with 9 vitamins + 9 powerful mushrooms here.

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