“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” —Margaret Mead
Do you have a friend or a loved one that is living an eco-conscious lifestyle? Green friends are the best friends. They are loyal and want the world to be a better place for everyone. You know for sure that it takes commitment to have that kind of lifestyle. Being eco-friendly especially in the kitchen is very challenging. From shopping for the ingredients, food storage, and keeping the kitchen squeaky-clean, it takes commitment to minimize the impact on mother nature.
If you are looking for a great gift for them, here’s a gift guide to help you find some eco-friendly gifts that will help them minimize their waste. Most of these gift ideas are budget-friendly, but if you want to go all out and be 100% supportive of the lifestyle, why not gift them everything on this list in a happy basket.
This gift basket would be wonderful for the holidays coming up, wedding gifts, or even to yourself to start 2020 on a green healthy happy note.
Check out my 100 Easy Ways to Go Green, while you are here.
Kitchen Gifts for the Eco-Conscious
Beeswax wraps are a great alternative to single-use cling wraps. They are very durable and easy to use. You need to wash it with cold water and gentle soap, then reuse it again and again. It keeps food fresh and holds its shape when it cools to create a seal.
These specific beeswax wraps are handmade and made of certified organic cotton. There are a variety of prints that you can choose that will go perfectly with your loved one’s kitchen or personality.
Having reusable produce bags in the kitchen is another way to have zero waste. They are more durable than the usual grocery plastic bags. These produce bags are 100% biodegradable, natural cotton and muslin drawstring bags w/wooden closures that help you maintain the freshness of your produce.
This particular Farmers Market Bag Set contains cotton net reusable grocery bags, mesh produce bags for vegetables and fruits, and bulk bin food bags for coffee, nuts, grains, rice, etc.
Is your eco-conscious friend or loved one a coffee lover too? Then this Keep Cup is a great gift and alternative to single-use coffee cups. Keep Cups have a 100% BPA Free, new, improved lid with larger drinking hole and inner seal. They are also microwave safe, and lightweight.
Single-use coffee cups have been one of the significant contributors to single-use waste in recent years so, having your own Keep Cup or any reusable coffee cup will have a significant impact on saving the environment.
A great, on the go, eco-friendly gift is this bamboo cutlery set. It is reusable, long-lasting, and easy to clean. This can be taken anywhere from the office, festivals, camping, or hiking. Anywhere! Even just use them in your own home. You will save your friend from having the guilt of throwing waste away, without a second thought.
Steel straws have become a super popular eco-friendly item. These particular straws come in a range of different designs so there is sure to be something to suit everyones taste. If you friend or loved ones has a young kid who loves drinking from straws, or just uses them often themselves, these would make a great stocking stuffer to stop them throwing away endless paper or plastic straws.
These silicone reusable food bags are a must-have in any eco-conscious persons kitchen. Stasher bags are 100% non-toxic silicone, self-sealing, and BPA free. They are also safe for sous vide cooking.
All of these amazing features make a Stasher bag a bit pricey for some people, so, your friend or loved one would be ecstatic to receive some of these this eco-friendly gifts and save them some money.
Food huggers sound and look so fun and cute and they really love up to their name with some vibrant color options. They basically “hugs” or wraps around your fruit or vegetable halves, creating a tight seal that keeps them fresh until the next use.
These particular food huggers are 100% BPA and Phthalate Free and come with a unique banana hugger.
To have a well-organized kitchen and pantry, glass food storage containers are an essential eco-friendly gift, your friend or loved one will be thrilled to receive. They have a lot of uses from food storage for both dry and liquid foods to meal prepping lunches for the week. They are a great alternative to plastic tupperware containers and can be used over and over again.
Tissue rolls are a single-use paper product that are regularly used multiple times a day and can actually take far longer to break down than people realise!
Manufacturers say that just ten of these reusable towels can replace up to 100 paper towel rolls. It is definitely best to have reusable unpaper towels for the kitchen. They are versatile, durable, and save money and the environment. Your friend or loved one will truly appreciate this gift.
To help your friend have an eco-friendly cleaning journey, Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Kitchen Basics Set is the perfect gift. The brand is well-known for using plant-based ingredients and essential oils and not testing their products on animals.
This set contains Liquid Dish Soap, Liquid Hand Soap, and Multi-Surface Spray in a fresh Iowa Pine scent, but there are even more garden-inspired scents you can choose from.