1 Thing Sustainability Initiative: 10 fun holiday gifts

We've curated a selection of eco-friendly gifts to add some conscious consumerism to your holiday shopping.
10 Sustainable gifts for the holidays
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The holidays are back and trying to get the perfect gift can be stressful. Audacy has compiled a list of 10 of the best eco friendly gifts to give to loved ones this year.

2021 Holiday Gift Guide

For You
1. Zero-Waste Kits

Zero Waste Kit
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Package Free's wide variety of kits will make everything from a trip to the store to brushing your teeth less wasteful. Explore their experience-tailored (shaving, shopping, etc.) options or go for the The Zero Waste Starter Kit.

2. Fruit Leather Bags

Fruit Leather Bag
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Allégorie is a fruit-based “leather” store offering a variety of goods from sleek wallets to stylish backpacks. An added plus: no PVC plastics found in other vegan leather products. Sustainability never looked so good!

3. Vegan Sports Gear

Vegan Sports Gear
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Some say there are no moral victories in sports, but Cuce can add a silver lining to rooting for your favorite team, win or lose! Cuce designs and manufactures officially licensed vegan apparel for major sports leagues.

For the Kids

4. Dino Planters

Dino Planters
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Uncommon Goods' adorable dinosaur planters makes teaching kids to grow their own food fun and easy! The brightly-colored ceramic planters come in three varieties: sweet basil, lucky clover, and wild strawberry. The self-watering design allows the roots to get water through the dino's tongue.

5. Earth-Friendly Lunch Boxes

Eco-Friendly Lunch Boxes
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The Bento lunch box is an excellent choice for those looking to to ditch brown paper bags for a more environmentally-friendly option.

DIY fans can go even further and give an old pair of jeans a second life as a lunch bag with this how-to guide.

For Your Home

6. Reusable Towels

Reusable Towels
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Eliminate paper towel waste by switching to eco-friendly, machine-washable towels from Yowel. The countertop dispenser comes with 40 reusable towels, a mesh laundry bag, and hooks.

7. Conscious Couches

Conscious Couch
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Add some green luxury to your living room. Inside Weather's custom furniture is made in the U.S., carbon-negative, and ships, quickly so you can get your dream sofa in time for the holidays.

8. Eco-Safe Sheets

Eco-Safe Sheets
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Refresh your bedroom with Avocado's bedding and mattress sets. One of the world's leading sustainable brands, Avocado only uses materials that are “certified organic and non-toxic.”

For On the Go

9. Reusable Coffee Sleeves

Resuable Coffee Sleeve
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Reusable custom-made coffee cozies are good for the planet, keep your coffee warm, and protect your hands from getting burned! You can mix and match from a wide variety on Etsy that fits everyone's personality.

10. Basket Case

Basket Case
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Cut down on your plastic bag use with...a laundry basket. TikTok blew up the viral hack. Grab one and store it in your trunk. You can start saving on bags and make fewer trips to your car all in one!