33 Zero Waste Gift Ideas

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33 Zero Waste Gift Ideas

Best Eco-Friendly & Sustainable Gifts

#1 | EcoTribe Premium Reusable Straws with Case


This is a very nice set that contains four high quality reusable stainless steel straws, two wooden cases, and two cotton cleaning brushes plus one pouch. These eco-friendly straws are durable and long-lasting, they are non-toxic and BPA free. Check out more reusable straws here.

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#2 | Ethique Eco-Friendly Beauty Bar Set


Ethique makes all kinds of vegan, plant-based beauty bars for hair, face, and body. These variety packs contain five nice bars to test out. This box is for hair and contains 3 shampoos and 2 conditioners.

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#3 | KeepCup Reusable Glass Coffee Cup


Drink coffee or tea on your commute in an eco-friendly way with a reusable coffee cup. This one from KeepCup can hold 16oz and is made of toughened glass. You can hold the hot beverage easily thanks to the cork band. The coffee cup is microwave safe and is very lightweight.

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#4 | Green Toys 100% Recycled Plastic


These sturdy fun toys are made of 100% recycled plastic. They are great toys for both girls and boys in the sandbox and anywhere else. They are green, practical, and bring a lot of joy to kids.

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#5 | Cork and Natural Rubber Yoga Mat


This fitness matt made of cork and natural rubber is perfect for yoga, pilates, and general fitness. This matter is sustainable, high-quality, and even the strap is made of biodegradable materials. Sustainable yoga mats are great zero waste gifts for her and for him.

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#6 | Bonsai Cover Zero Waste Kit with Storage Bags and Beeswax Wraps


Reduce plastic waste with this zero waster starter kit. The pack contains three leak-proof silicone reusable bags and a 3-pack of beeswax wraps. These wraps eliminate disposable plastic sandwich bags.

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#7 | Solar Power Bank with Wireless Charging


This power bank recharges itself in the sunlight. It is ideal for outdoorsy people with is compass and flashlight, but anyone with a need for a power bank with enjoying this sustainable device. Useful zero waste gifts such as this are always appriciated.

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#8 | Compostable Phone Case


Most people use a case for their expensive smartphone and most of these are made of plastic. Why not go plastic-free with these 100% compostable cases. Most of these cases are made for iPhones, but there are also compostable phone cases for Samsung smartphones.

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#9 | House of Marley Bluetooth Portable Audio System


These portable House of Marley Bluetooth speakers are a great sound system for at home and on the go. House of Marley products are generally made of mindfully sourced resources, such as bamboo and recycled plastic. This makes these speakers a great green gift for anyone who likes to listen to music.

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#10 | Brita 20 Ounce Premium Filtering Water Bottle


This reusable water bottle is double-wall insulated and made of stainless steel. The bottle contains a filter so you can filter tap water anywhere and reduce the chlorine in it. The reusable bottle contains a carrying loop and enclosed straw. With this water bottle, you can reduce your use of single-use plastic bottles.

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#11 | EcoTools Makeup Brush Set


This 5 piece makeup brush set is vegan, cruelty-free, and made of recycled materials (aluminum & plastic and renewable bamboo). The brushes are made of cotton and bamboo fibers. This makeup brush set is ideal for traveling and contains the basic must-have makeup brushes: foundation brush, concealer brush, eye shadow brush, angled liner brush & blush brush.

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#12 | Coffee Gator Pour Over Brewer


With this pour-over brewer, you can make tasty coffee without paper filters. You reuse a stainless steel filter to make hot coffee that drips into a BPA-free glass carafe (10.5 ounces). Pour-over brewing really enhances the taste of coffee and unlocks the full potential of the ground coffee. With this drip kit, the use of single-use filters is history.

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#13 | Veegoal Borosilicate Glass Water Bottle


This is a beautiful, stylish, and environmentally friendly reusable water bottle made of high strength borosilicate glass (shatter resistant) with a bamboo lid. The glass water bottle is protected by a sleeve that also gives it extra grip. The bamboo lid is leak-proof thanks to the silicone seal.

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#14 | Tilevo Dinosaur Loose Leaf Tea Infusers


These adorable dinosaurs are tea infusers for tea that does not come in tea bags already. Buying loose tea is greener because most tea bags are not biodegradable and therefore end up in landfills. Therefore, if you know someone who enjoys tea and appreciates green alternatives this may be the perfect gift for them.

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#15 | Sacred Lotus Love Tea Tumbler with Infuser


This double-walled tea tumbler is beautifully made of 100% organic bamboo and stainless steel – it is completely plastic-free. The insulated flask contains a strainer and infuser basket to make your own tea. The tumbler is vacuum-sealed and insulated and keeps drinks hot for up to 12 hours.

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#16 | Zero Waste Home, by Bea Johnson


If you want to start a zero-waste lifestyle, then this book by Bea Johnson is a great start for inspiration. In the book, she shares her story about how she transformed her and her family’s life into a zero-waste household. The books share helpful zero-waste advice and secrets to get started.

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#17 | BAGGU Reusable Grocery Bag 3-Pack


Go grocery shopping with these fashionable reusable grocery bags from BAGGU. The pack contains three colorful bags with beautiful designs. These bags are sturdy, eco-friendly, stylish and can tot up to 30 lbs. The handles are the perfect size for hand holding or over the shoulder toting. This set of three even comes in a nice gift box.

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#18 | Devico Portable Stainless Steel Utensil Set


Do you prefer stainless steel over bamboo? Then these portable utensils will make a nice gift. The cutlery set contains 8 items, including a knife, fork, spoon, chopsticks, and more. All utensils come in a portable carrying case with a zipper.

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#19 | Delihom Bamboo Travel Utensil Set


This is the perfect eco-friendly gift for travelers. The travel utensil set comes with organic bamboo cutlery that is packed nicely in a cotton pouch. Perfect for traveling, camping, the office or school lunch. The set contains a fork, spoon, knife, chopsticks, reusable straw and straw brush.

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#20 | Tesla Coil Electric Arc Lighter


This Tesla coil lighter is a cool alternative to any normal plastic (disposable) lighter. This electric arc lighter can be recharged via USB and therefore doesn’t need to be thrown away. So if you know anyone who uses lighters frequently, no matter the use, this could be a cool handy gift.

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#21 | Final Straw Collapsible Stainless Steel Keychain Straw


Bring a reusable straw wherever you go. The Final Straw is a collapsible, pocket-friendly stainless steel drinking straw that you can carry around easily because it has a key chain case. The reusable straw comes in different colors and is a great eco-friendly alternative for single-use plastic disposable straws.

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#22 | Baboo Natural Organic Bamboo Toothbrush


These natural organic Moso bamboo toothbrushes are the ideal alternative for disposable plastic toothbrushes. The pack contains two toothbrushes that have a wooden bamboo handle and charcoal bristles. Each toothbrush is 100% biodegradable and decomposes within 2 and a half years. We recommend to combine this gift with charcoal toothpaste or powder.

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#23 | Brita 36092 Metro Pitchers With Filter


Reduce plastic water bottles by filtering tap water with this Brita Metro Pitcher. The filter reduces mercury, chlorine, copper, and other substances in the water. The pitcher can hold 5 cups of water, is easy to pour and refill, and has a space-efficient design. You only need to change the filter every 40 gallons.

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#24 | GreenLunch Bento Stainless Steel 3-in-1 Lunch Box


This zero-plastic reusable lunch box is made of durable stainless steel which makes it an eco-friendly alternative to disposable plastic lunch bags. The bento box consists of three compartments. The bottom compartment can hold a sandwich and the top trays are perfect for salads, pasta, veggies or fruits.

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#25 | OXO Good Grips Easy Clean Compost Bin


The OXO Good Grips is a small counter-top sized compost bin for organic kitchen waste, such as vegetable and fruit peels. The stylish-looking bin has smooth and crevice-free interior walls that prevent food waste and liquids from building up. The container is dishwasher safe and easy to empty and clean because the lid is removable.

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#26 | SodaStream Fizzi Sparkling Water Maker Bundle


A soda maker is another fun and eco-friendly gift to give. With the SodaStream Fizzi, you can reduce up to 3,700 single-use plastic bottles and cans worth of waste. The set contains a soda maker, two CO2 cylinders, three BPA-free reusable carbonating bottles, and two flavored syrups. With the soda maker, you turn tap water into sparkling water within seconds.

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#27 | Bambaw Reusable Make Up Remover Pads


Remove makeup with these reusable remover pads. The set contains 16 pads in addition to a laundry bag for washing the used pads. The pads are for all skin types and are perfect for face cleaning and removing eye makeup.

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#28 | Corkor Cork Purse


This is a very unique gift idea. This crossbody purse is made of premium FSC certified cork and contains no leather, so it’s vegan approved. The roomy interior contains two slip pockets and one zipper pocket. The strap is adjustable and the cork has a smooth and premium feel.

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#29 | Bambaw Double Edge Safety Razor


Replace disposable plastic safety razors with this eco-friendly, sustainable, and durable razor. The Bambaw double edge safety razor has a long bamboo handle and contains stainless steel parts. The razor is for men and women and allows for smooth shaving results without irritation or ingrown hairs.

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#30 | Hyggelight The Growing Candle


Do you like candles but don’t like to throw away empty candle holders? Then this ‘Growing Candle’ is the perfect gift. The label around the candle is embedded with wildflower seeds. When the candle wax is gone you can plant the seed paper label into the container to grow your own wildflowers. The candles are scented with pure organic fragrances and each candle container is handmade and unique.

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#31 | Godinger 3-piece Airtight Glass Canisters


Set of three beautiful decorative glass canisters for storing all kinds of products like granola, cookies, coffee beans, sugar, flour, or spices. The set contains three sizes, 34, 43, and 54-oz. The glass jars are clear and have airtight lids with a secure rubber seal. The lid keeps contents fresh and dry and is easy to pull off. The chalkboard labels are also a nice addition.

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#32 | Nummyware Glass Food Containers


These plastic-free storage containers are made of glass and have a sustainable bamboo lid. This is a 4-pack with four different sizes. The borosilicate glass is safe to use in the oven, dishwasher, microwave, and freezer.

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#33 | Alloy Wallets


The Alloy Wallets from Carved are slim and hard with designs that’ll stand out from the crowd. They securely hold up to 5 cards and cash. Crafted with precision machines from a single block of aluminum and a flexible o-ring that holds it all together. Each inlay is unique and made in our workshop at Elkhart, Indiana.

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Recommended Zero Waste Starter Kits

Here you can find an unordered list of 10 handy Zero Waste starter kits for everyday use containing the essentials to help kickstart your green lifestyle.

EcoBox Zero Waste Starter Kit


This Zero Waste kit contains stainless steel straw set, reusable/recyclable lunch box, biodegradable travel bottle, a bamboo toothbrush with a travel case, organic cotton reusable grocery bag, and three beeswax food wraps.

This Zero Waste kit is an ideal gift for one of your friends or family members who is enthusiastic about living a greener lifestyle.

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Alpacasso Reusable Food Wraps and Covers Starter Kits


This sustainable living starter kit contains two large and four medium silicone food storage bags, three different sizes of beeswax wraps, and six different sizes of silicone stretch lids.

A zero-waste kit for storing your food at home or taking it on the go. This kit contains products that will help you store and keep your food fresh without producing any waste.

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Green Estate On-The-Go Zero Waste Food Storage


This Zero Waste lunch kit contains a two-layer stainless steel bento box plus a small 50ml sauce box with a silicon lid, a bamboo cutlery kit including chopsticks stainless steel straw with a cleaning brush.

A kit made for packed lunches whether you are an adult or a child. This study lunch kit will keep your food safe until lunchtime, and you can divide it over two-layer of the Bento box.

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EcoFresh Zero Waste Food Storage Bags


This Zero Waste kit contains two large and two medium reusable silicone ziplock bags, as well as a silicon scrubbier rush for cleaning the ziplock bags and two reusable silicone straws.

A kit used meant for storing and transporting food, but these sturdy silicon bags can also be used for freezing, microwaving, and steaming your food, and on top of that, they are easy to clean and dishwasher-proof.

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Grateful House Reusable Produce and Grocery Bags


This Zero Waste kit contains: large organic cotton swaddle for leafy greens or bread, three different sizes cotton produce bags, three different sizes mesh produce bags, and one large brushed cotton tote.

A kit for grocery shopping that is a must-have in every Zero Waste enthusiast’s household. This kit contains everything you need to go grocery shopping without using any single use plastic bags.

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Detox Earth Zero Waste Lifestyle Starter Set


This plastic-free starter kit contains a glass spray bottle, two cotton produce bags, telescoping reusable stainless steel straw with cleaning brushes and case, six differently sized silicone stretch lids, and a tea steeper.

An exciting collection of reusables that you use in everyday life. This Zero Waste set provides you with reusable alternatives to single-use products that get underestimated in everyday life.

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Seeding Green Zero Waste Utensil Kits


This Zero Waste starter kit contains 3 Beeswax wraps, a cutlery set including chopsticks and straw with travel baggie, bamboo toothbrush, grocery bag, and produce bag.

A compact yet very functional kit with everything you could need for a packed lunch on-the-go or at work or school.

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Detox Earth Zero Waste Personal Care Starter Set


This Zero Waste kit for the bathroom contains one refreshing shampoo soap bar and conditioner with travel bags, one box of 100 wooden cotton ear swabs, a stylish bamboo toothbrush, and 33 yards of Plastic-free Dental Silk.

The bathroom is a room where much waste is produced with single-use plastic items. This kit will help you reduce your plastic waste in the bathroom by providing non-plastic alternatives.

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4 Comments on “33 Zero Waste Gift Ideas

  1. Your tagline is backwards
    Reduce how much single use stuff we use. Reuse everything possible. Then recycle everything possible of what’s left

    1. That is true Jean, thanks for your interesting comment and your thoughts about our tagline. But we look at the Waste Hierarchy, here you can see that you need to ‘step up’ to reach ‘reuse’ and then ‘reduce’. In the end it is important that you do both three things.

    1. Hi Milena, thanks for sharing your addition to the zero waste gifts list.

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