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8 Zero Waste Gifts For Your Eco-conscious Loved Ones

by Toni Olukiran

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Need help with a gift for your favourite eco-warrior? Try our guide to the best zero-waste gifts for all occasions.

Chilly’s water bottle

Chilly's water bottle

Credits: Chilly's

Help your loved ones fight single-use plastic with this Chilly's bottle, which is perfect for hot or cold drinks. The packaging is plastic-free (it comes in a cylindrical cardboard box) which is an added bonus. It also makes a lovely gift as the bottles can be personalised and there are limited edition bottles available with designs from artists. A perfect present for birthdays and Christmas!

Ecoconut Kitchen Essentials pack

kitchen pack with box on white background

Credits: Waste Free Gift co.

Know someone going off to uni, and want to give them a housewarming gift? These eco packs make a functional but cool gift for eco-warriors that you know and love. Made from sustainable materials and packaged in biodegradable boxes, it's a great little token for someone. For every order, they will plant a new tree — meaning you and your recipient are doing your bit to help the planet!

Lush Naked Range

lush naked range in store

Credits: Manchester News

Give the gift of an eco-friendly pamper night with the Lush Naked range. With zero plastic packagings, it is a great gift for your eco-conscious makeup and skincare addicts. The naked shampoo and conditioner bars are raved about for being hydrating and leaving hair super clean — and it comes plastic-free. Lush also stocks solid foundations in a range of shades and undertones, highlighter sticks and refillable lipsticks, giving makeup fans the option of buying their new favourite products with zero waste. Individual items make great stocking fillers, and a combination of products is a lovely gift for that special someone. 

Bamboo Makeup Brush 11 Piece Set

bamboo brush set

Credits: Wearth

This set of vegan brushes is lovely for someone who loves dramatic makeup looks. Complete with a range of brushes, including a diffusing brush, kabuki brush, and hard angled brush, it is sustainably made out of organic bamboo. This zero-waste set will give the professional finish to makeup looks that your friend or family member love creating.

Vegan Plastic-Free Shaving Kit

safety razor kit

Credits: Peace With The Wild

Give your special someone this shaving kit, which is completely plastic-free and vegan. Although your recipient may not be familiar with using a safety razor, it is easy to learn the technique, and it’s well worth it — safety razors deliver an impossibly close shave. The rosemary and lime shaving soap also leaves skin feeling smooth and hydrated, to add a little pamper to their shaving routine.

Vegan Peanut Butter Avocado Brownie Gift Box

Box of brownies

Credits: Wearth

These peanut butter avocado brownie gift boxes are absolutely waste-free because there’s no way you won’t finish these as quickly as they arrive. Completely vegan and absolutely delicious, they are certain to put a smile on your recipient's face, and they are packaged in a fully-recyclable and plastic-free box.

Recycled handmade silver necklace

woman wearing recycled necklace

Credits: Etsy

For an understated and classy gift, try this silver mini circle eco necklace. Made by hand to order, they are constructed with recycled sterling silver and are given new life with these beautifully delicate and minimalist necklaces. Great on its own or to layer up with other favourites, it's a lovely staple to wear every day, and makes a lovely birthday, Christmas or Mother’s Day present. It is also delivered in a recyclable box, making it plastic-free and eco-friendly.  

Fjallraven ReKanken Backpack

Rekanken Backpack

Credits: Fjallraven Kanken

Fjallraven backpacks have become a hit over the past couple of years for their simple, Scandi designs in a range of bright colours and combinations. It has since launched the Rekanken backpack; functional and trendy, these backpacks are great for people of all personalities, with an array of colours to choose from. Each bag is made entirely from plastic bottles — eleven, to be exact — and after they have been used to the end, they can then be recycled again. Stylish and super eco-friendly, these Rekanken bags would make a great gift for any occasion.

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By Toni Olukiran
Toni Olukiran

Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.

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