Looking for eco-friendly gifts for all the earthy types on your holiday gift giving list this year? Look no further. Here you will find a wide assortment of sustainable gifts for every natural leaning hippie, crunchy mama, holistic health guru, green environmentalist, and, yes, even minimalist hipsters that live in their Prius and cold brew tea in giant mason jars.
Eco-Friendly & Sustainable Gifts to Bestow That Will Work For Hippies to Hipsters
I bet you’ve got some real crunchy types on your Christmas list this year. I mean, you know your way around a kombucha SCOBY, but not everyone on your list wants to get one of those under the tree this year.
It can be tough to find gifts that work for the woke folks you love. A canister of sugary Jelly Bellys or a carcinogen-laden jar candle just isn’t going to cut it.
You’ve got to dig deep and really speak their holistic love language with well thought out eco-friendly gifts that are also either sustainable, organic, minimalistic, homeopathic, or some other natural adjective we are not thinking of right now.
Lucky for you, I’ve got your back. I’m one of those tree hugger types myself, and I’ve got some family members that have their own funky, back to nature quirks. And I must say, I’ve hit a home run with some gifts for these hard to buy for characters (as you’ll see below if you look for the bearded guy in love with his plant I sent).
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What Type of Natural Gift To Buy
Let’s determine who it is you’re buying for. A minimalist guy, for example, is going to need something far different than a crunchy lady who has 17 different fermentations going at any one time.
Then again, a hippie dad (or hipster dad!) and a minimalist mom are also going to differ significantly.
There are, however, a lot of gifts appropriate for any of these people. I tried to hit the highlights and chose gifts that will work for most of these populations of nature-lovers at any one time.
You will have to read through and decide which gift is best for your particular friend or relative.
Eco-Friendly Gifts for Men & Women (Crunchy Mamas, Holistic Guys, Minimalists, Etc.)
Every natural-leaning person can use one of these Himalayan pink salt lamps which purport to cleanse the air. Regardless of its air cleansing properties, this lamp looks amazing and does give a lovely natural glow of light in a room. Because it’s a gorgeous hunk of salt with a light bulb inside, it contains a natural beauty that is pretty unmatched in other lamp decor.
In keeping with the nontoxic home interior theme, I’d like to suggest super healthy candles scented with essential oils. My favorite brand of essential oils, Edens Garden, just came out with some gorgeous scented candles* made with lead free wicks, coconut wax, and their luscious essential oils. Soooo nice! Unless your giftee is extremely sensitive to smell, I don’t think you can go wrong with a 3-pack of some of the best candles around (*you’ll have to click the link and navigate to the Home section of their website).
Do you see this gorgeous handmade pillow stuffed with natural wool? I love this idea because everyone uses a pillow, and NOT everyone is willing to spend big bucks for an amazing pillow. That makes it the perfect gift idea for almost anyone. Check out this list at Plush Beds of their pillow collection. You can get organic latex or this fluffy wool. No matter which premium pillow you pick, your gift recipient will be thrilled, and rightly so! You will have given them the perfect gift, whether they are a tree hugger, a minimalist, or just plain crunchy.
Another salt and light edition to the gift list, these Edison bulbs filled with Himalayan salt take the overdone hipster lighting to another level. This is perfect for the hybrid hipster/minimalist/hippie. New to the market and sure to delight those who are hip to the new trends while still grounded and earthy.
And now with the ultimate eco-friendly & sustainable gift…a living plant. I bought this air plant in a cholla wood holder off Etsy for my extremely hard to buy for brother, and I can personally attest that it is the perfect gift for a minimalist who wants for nothing (except perhaps for an extra dose of nature in life). Look how he is gazing into the future thinking how he doesn’t know how he got this far without this little guy in his life:
Eco-Friendly Gifts for Kids (Children of All of the Above Folks)
When my kids were all little, one of the things we did for Christmas gifts for the whole family was to buy one outdoor item for everyone to share. So one year I bought a fun outdoor swing for the kids, and one year I bought a teeter totter for the backyard. Making this a holiday purchase made it seem more do-able for a cheapskate like me who doesn’t always like to spend money! I never regretted getting the kids super durable toys that increased their outdoor time, though! Click here to visit Magic Cabin, one of my favorite children’s toy stores, and browse a fantastic selection of outdoor toys for kids of all ages!
This tree fort is simply fantastic. One of the things I love about it is that it encourages doll play without seeming “girly” which is an unfortunate cultural stigma that some boys definitely pick up at a young age. Another thing is that it is customizable and can be tinkered with and moved around in different ways like a building toy which means it uses different parts of the brain depending on how the child is playing with it. Brilliant! Check out the Tree Fort Collection to get everything included in this picture and your favorite kids will be spending hours of magical imaginative play with their little forest friends!
The Ultimate Thoughtful & Unique Gift is the One You Buy With Love
Did you come up with an amazing eco-friendly, sustainable gift for your person?
I truly hope that this comprehensive list I’ve put together through years of serious pondering and targeted gift buying for my crunchy peeps has given you inspiration and freedom from worrying about what the heck you are buying this year for your brother (or wife, or whoever!).
Drop a comment below and tell me about your organic gift-giving experiences. I love giving the perfect gift and want to hear your stories!
Did you wow your people? Let me know below!