Eco-Friendly Gift Guide for Her: 21 Gifts She Will Love!

Danielle Alvarado

November 2, 2021

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The holiday season is here and we at SKL are dedicated to helping our community gift with intention. Sustainable and practical gifts that your loved ones will truly cherish. On top of that, the gifts are made by brands that genuinely care about the Earth and its inhabitants. This is one of our many holiday gift guides this year and this specific gift guide is targeted towards those who identify as ‘her’.

*It’s not the easiest to create holiday gift guides for a general huge block of the world, but we did our best. I am a 35-year-old woman (and mother of two) and these gifts are exactly the type of items I would choose for myself.

In order to create this sustainable holiday gift guide, we had to ask a few imperative questions.

  • What materials is the gift made of?
  • Who made the product and are they paid fairly and treated respectfully?
  • What kind of business model does this business have: Linear or Circular?
  • Is this gift something that a loved one can use for many years to come? Possibly a repair service?

A sustainable gift will answer all of these questions with ease and transparency. If the answers are too hard to find, you have most likely stumbled upon a non-sustainable brand that puts profits over people.

This year, we are making it *super* easy for you to gift with the environment and its people in mind. All of these gifts come from the same exact sustainable marketplace (Imagine Amazon with a conscience) and so you do not need to visit 21 different shops. Sustainable convenience done right. Enjoy!

This post was created in partnership with EarthHero, our long-time partner who we absolutely adore. This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase something through our links we may earn a small commission – at no additional cost to you – that helps to fund Sustainably Kind Living. Thank you for your support!

Now, Our Top 21 Sustainable Gift Ideas for Her

1. The Most Comfortable and Sustainable Robe

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This gorgeous bamboo waffle robe comes from the ever-sustainable brand, Ettitude. Made from 100% organic bamboo lyocell fabric that is moisture-wicking and fast-drying with a soft honeycomb waffle texture. The reviews rave about the softness and quality of this timeless robe. Also comes in slate gray.

Price: $98.00

Ethics: 100% organic bamboo lyocell, FSC Certified bamboo, STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®

Size Range: S-XL

Shop the robe here

2. A Zero Waste Makeup Palette

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This bamboo eye-shadow trio has a massive following in the sustainable beauty world, and for good reason. Natural mineral pigments create rich colors and organic jojoba oils and bamboo extracts make for a silky application that stays on all day. Created by the beautifully sustainable makeup brand, Elate Cosmetics. This would be the perfect sustainable holiday gift for makeup lovers in your life.

Price: $61.99

Ethics: Certified B Corp, ships in recycled content and recyclable shipping materials, packaged in sustainably sourced bamboo with metal product tins, ~90% organic ingredients,  fair-trade ingredients (including the Mica!), Vegan & Cruelty-Free, Gluten-Free

Shop the palette here

3. A Self-Care Planner to Put Herself First

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This self-care planner by the Simple Self has everything you need to put your health and wellbeing first. It includes quotes by some of the most inspiring women out there. This wellness planner lets you prioritize the activities that are important to you, setting yourself up for success. It includes a six-step personal Self-Care Plan and allows you to track/plan your meals, mood, glasses of water, hours of sleep & exercise routine.

Price: $39.99

Ethics: 100% Made & Designed in Los Angeles, California by Simple Self, FSC certified paper, Linen cover, Ships plastic-free in packaging made from recycled content

Size Range: One size

Shop the self-planner here

4. Non-Toxic & Cruelty-Free Nail Polish

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The Redeemed Nail Polish from Rooted Woman was made with the planet, and its people, in mind. Non-toxic, vegan-friendly, and gluten-free, this nail polish is handmade in small batches in the USA by a black-owned and woman-owned brand. The formulas are shiny, consistent, and leave your nails looking amazing.

Price: $14.99

Ethics: Small batched and made in the USA, partners with Everlasting Love Fulfillment, ethically sourced mica, Gluten-free and vegan-friendly with no animal testing, Ships plastic-free in packaging made from recycled content

Range: Various colors to choose from

Shop the nail polish here

5. Cork Yoga Mat For Her Practice

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The Revolve Cork Yoga Mat 4.5mm from Scoria is comprised of anti-microbial and sustainably harvested cork with a natural rubber backing. The beautiful designs are made from non-toxic dyes. The ultra-sweat grip activates with water and heat, keeping you from slipping on your mat – no towel required. If you have an active loved one, they would adore this as a sustainable holiday gift!

Price: $99.00

Ethics: For every mat sold, Scoria donates 10 meals to those in need through Feeding Children Everywhere, ethically harvested cork from trusted sustainable farmers in Portugal and Vietnam, Backed by natural tree rubber unlike other mats with synthetic TPE/PVC

Shop the yoga mat here

6. Socks for the Animal Lovers

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Socks are probably the most gifted items during Christmas (I get them yearly) but why not go a step further? Every pair of Conscious Step socks gives back to a nonprofit dedicated to changing our world for the better! The Socks that Protect Animals 3pk donates $1 per pair towards protecting sharks, protecting elephants, and saving dogs through Oceana, Conservation International, and Best Friends.

Price: $45.00 (3-pk)

Ethics: Fairtrade certified, vegan certified, organic cotton blend,

Size Range: Women’s 5-14 sock size

Shop the socks here

7. A Perfect Meal, Every Time

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This handmade cooking tagine comes from Verve Culture and is a priceless piece in any kitchen. This Handmade Cooking Tagine is both a cooking tool, and a serving dish – and is handmade from clay formed from the rich, red Moroccan soil of Wadi Lan, and then decorated with a lead-free glaze. The reason this cooking method has been popular for so long is that tagines allow food to caramelize while cooking and to stay warm for longer when serving. A timeless and very unique take on holiday gifting.

Price: $60.00

Ethics: Handmade in Morocco, lead-free glaze, family-run business, small scale artisans, recycled and renewable materials

Shop the Tagine here

8. Organic Skin Care Bundle to Save the Bees

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Support healthy pollinator populations with the “Save the Bees” Honey Pot Organic Skin Care Bundle by Moon Valley Organics. This set includes a recycled glass honey pot filled with raw honey, plus a wooden honey dipper, lotion bar, and lip balm all made from non-toxic and certified organic ingredients. Both the lotion bar and the lip balm contain sustainably harvested beeswax that deeply nourishes the skin.

Price: $27.99

Ethics: sustainably grown and processed in the Pacific Northwest Region, certified B Corp, Certified USDA Organic ingredients, Palm Done Right Certified, Leaping Bunny certified

Range: 3 flavors to choose

Shop the skin care bundle here

9. Organic Cotton Throw Blanket

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I own three “throw blankets” as of today. Want to know the one that gets used every single day – without fail? The high-quality organic cotton one. The difference between high-quality and run-of-the-mill throws is crazy. This organic cotton throw by Grund is perfect for year-round use. The ultra-soft, mid-weight cotton gets softer with every wash and can be used season after season. Comes in 4 colors.

Price: $128.00

Ethics: 5-year warranty, organic cotton natural fiber

Size Range: 50 x 70 inches and 66 x 90 inches

Shop the throw here

10. Simple, Delicate & Sustainable Gold Hoops

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These small hoop gold earrings by Baleen are stunning. Using recycled metal scraps, these classic hoops are gold-plated sterling silver and handmade with love in Seattle in a zero-waste facility. The most delicate and tiny holiday gifts can sometimes be the most precious and loved.

Price: $34.00

Ethics: Made in the USA, recycled materials, zero-waste facility, All shipping packaging is recyclable and made from recycled content

Shop the hoops here

11. Soy Candle + Planter

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This soy candle (that becomes a gorgeous planter after) by Hyggelight is a great sustainable gift to give your loved one. This candle helps to create an atmosphere of coziness, slowing down, and finding something special in everyday life. Made from 100% pure soy wax that is free of additives, colorants, phthalates, and toxins

Price: $29.99

Ethics: Made in small batches in Ohio, lead-free cotton wick, the label is made from seed paper made from post-consumer waste, 100% pure soy wax and essential oils, vegan & cruelty-free

Range: Various pots & scents to choose from

Shop the candle here

12. Hydrate & Illuminate Skincare Set

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I have been gifted plenty of skincare in my life, and every single one was made of toxic ingredients that really should never be placed anywhere near our skin. Thankfully, now we all know better, and amazing companies like Earth Harbor can take center stage.  Made from cruelty-free, vegan, natural, and organic ingredients, all product is handmade in small batches in the USA.

Price: $38.99

Ethics: A member of 1% for the Planet, donating 1% of sales to environmental non-profits that support marine life, Handmade in small batches, Ships in post-consumer recycled FSC certified boxes with recyclable kraft paper

Shop the skincare here

13. Naturally Brilliant Soaking Salts

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These Desire Mineral Bath Salts from Plum Brilliance are exactly what the self-care doctor ordered. These natural soaking salts transform your bathtub into a haven for the body, skin, and mind. The pink Himalayan salts detoxify, while Epsom salt soothes the skin and softens it, with added rose for an aromatherapy experience. Give the gift of relaxation this year!

Price: $22.95

Ethics: Handcrafted in small artisan batches in the USA, Product packaged in recyclable glass jars with recyclable lid, Contains no preservatives, parabens or synthetics

Range: Bath salts, body butter, soap bars, a

Shop the plum brilliance here

14. Handmade Palm Leaf Shopping Basket

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This is what reusable bag dreams are made of! Handmade from palm leaves that come from the southern shores near Essaouira. Straps come in a vegan or leather option. Super easy to clean and extra roomy.

Price: $48.00

Ethics: Handmade in Morocco, family-owned business, small-scale artisans

Shop the shopping basket here

15. Fuss Free & Healthy Zero-waste Makeup

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This amazing zero-waste makeup comes from River Organics – which we have featured many times on SKL. This cheek stick color goes from a cream to a powder finish in seconds and is 100% safe for your skin!

Price: $17.50

Ethics: Certified Cruelty-Free, plastic-free packaging, made in the USA, compostable paper tube

Range: Various colors

Shop the stick here

16. The Prettiest Zero-Waste Razor

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This super pretty zero-waste razor, by Well Kept, is one of the best razors on the market. With this Dusty Rose Safety Razor, you can reduce the amount of single-use plastic on our planet – while getting your closest, irritation-free shave. the handle is made from solid brass and the blade is high-quality stainless steel.

Price: $81.99

*Stainless steel one for $29.99 here

Ethics: Plastic-free and BPA-free, Ships in recycled content and recyclable cardboard packaging

Range: also comes in black & cream

Shop the razor here

p.s. Safety razor refill blades and recycling bank are a great addition to this. Check that out here!

17. Super Soft Tencel Scrunchies

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Super durable and soft Tencel scrunchie set by Tentree is a perfect little sustainable holiday gift for anyone with hair long enough to tie up into a bun or into a ponytail! Protect your hair while protecting the planet.

Price: $20.00

Ethics: 10 trees planted for every product sold, ethically crafted in China, 100% Tencel Lyocell, Ships plastic-free in packaging made from post-consumer recycled content

Range: Comes in a pack of 3 with 3 colors

Shop the scrunchies here

18. The Most Loved Pocket Tights on the Market

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Girlfriend Collective is one of our most favorite sustainable and size-inclusive brands out there, and we are thrilled to feature their pocket leggings on this sustainable Christmas guide for her. Featuring a unique four-way stretch and compressive fabric made from RPET (recycled plastic bottles!), these full-length leggings are non-sheer and great for all activities.

Price: $78.00

Ethics: Made from 25 recycled post-consumer bottles that would otherwise be wasted! It also prevents 18.61 pounds of CO2 emissions and saves 3.11 gallons of water compared to typical alternatives

Size Range: XXS-6XL

Shop the pocket tights here

19. Magical Plant Based Perfume

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The perfume industry can be extremely toxic and unhealthy. Luckily, brands like Fat and the Moon have created amazing perfume alternatives like this 100% non-toxic Artemis at Dawn Plant-Based Perfume! Made from organic and plant-based ingredients like jojoba oil, and essential oils of rose geranium, patchouli, and black pepper, this natural perfume features a floral yet earthy scent.

Price: $41.99

Ethics: Handmade and ethically crafted, Contains no parabens, sulfates, phthalates, or toxins, Vegan and cruelty-free

Shop the perfume here

20. A Bamboo Bottle to Infuse It All

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Now, you could very much just use this bottle for water – but the greatest thing about this one is that it is built for amazing tea, fruit, and coffee infusions! The lid is leakproof and the exterior is *nearly* unbreakable. To use: add loose leaf tea/coffee or a teabag to your bottle, click the filter into place, and add boiling water. For fruit-infused water, add fruit to the bottle, click the filter into place, fill with icy water and enjoy!

Price: $34.95

Materials: 100% BPA-free, Raw Bamboo exterior, Food Grade 304 18/8 Stainless Steel interior, Hardened Silicone Inner

Shop the infuser bottle here

p.s. pairs great with some fairtrade loose leaf tea like this for an epic sustainable holiday gift!

21. Compostable Wallet Phone Case

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I hate to say it, but I’m pretty sure everyone we know has a phone and uses it more often than not. Let’s keep this as sustainable as possible with the amazing compostable phone cases (with a handy wallet addition to the phone case)! Made from Flaxstic® – an innovative material comprised of a compostable bioplastic elastomer and flax straw materials.

Price: $59.95

Ethics: Member of 1% for the planet, donates a % of every sale to Ocean Cleanup and Preservation Initiatives, Responsibly made in China

Range: Plenty of options to choose from

Shop the phone cases here

Hope you enjoyed this sutainable gift guide for her! Looking for more sustainable holiday content?

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  1. Sarah says:

    This list is so helpful, thank you! I was able to find something for my teenage niece and my grandmother from your guides. Timeless and built to last – yes!

  2. Ruth says:

    What a great list! I especially like the sustainable makeup palette. I have never heard of this website before but I am checking it out now. Haha I love how you said it’s like Amazon with a conscience 😀

  3. Ivana says:

    Soy candle + planter and the robe you mentioned at the beginning are one of my favorites! Love these ideas 🙂

  4. Kaybee Lives says:

    This is a post with a ton of great ideas! I am working on transitioning more of my life to be sustainable and these are some great ideas that I can use to replace unsustainable things I already have.

    • So happy you are starting your journey – it’s a fun one! My biggest piece of advice is to not replace any old items (even if they are unsustainable) until their lifecycle is fully complete and beyond repair. The most sustainable item is the one we already own 🙂

  5. Nicolle says:

    Thank you so much for putting all these ideas together! Really nice selection….some might end up being a present for myself!

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