Sustainable Gifts for the Eco-Newbies

The holidays are upon us and we're making our lists and checking them twice for the perfect gifts for our circle! 

We believe reducing and reusing can be a HUGE part of gift-giving and even if you're looking for something new, you can gift in a way that's impacting the environment by gifting an item that is made to be sustainable and reduce commonly used single-use products. 

Making the transition to safer + more sustainable items can feel daunting for many. In fact, that is why we created our brand. Have a friend who is just starting on their journey? Get them something off this list, they'll be excited that they can use it for years to come. We've taken our customer and staff feedback and created a list of gifts we think will set anyone up for success when starting their eco-conscious journey. 

Swedish Dish Cloths

Confession, you won't ever find reusable paper towel rolls in our store. We think a few Swedish dishcloths and a set of washcloths do the trick and serve multiple purposes, making them more sustainable!

Swedish Dish Cloths are the perfect gift for anyone! They come in beautiful and sometimes even witty patterns so you can cater to your loved one's style and humor. They serve so many purposes at an great gifting price point, so you can pick one up for everyone. These are so functional and also make great house warming gifts, if that is what you are celebrating this season! 

Swedish Dish Cloths can be used as a paper towel replacement, a sponge, and a lint-free glass drying tool. To make it easy for anyone to be more eco-conscious in the kitchen. When they get a little dingy, they can be thrown in the dishwasher or laundry to reuse over and over again. When they lose their function, in about 9 months, dishcloths can be tossed in the garden or compost to decompose. 

Cloth Bowl Covers

In the first half of 2020, over 5 million individuals in the US used more than 10 rolls of plastic wrap, yikes! This year we can make an impact by giving the gift of an easy alternative, cloth bowl covers

No wax to have to mold in place, no overheating and melting fiascos, cloth bowl covers are an easy gift for eco-newbies. Washable in the laundry, these multi-sized covers keep items fresh on the counter or in the fridge.

If you have someone in your life who loves to make bread, these are a perfect gift! If you're dropping off a meal or a pie at someone's door this year, cover your dishes with these and leave it behind as a gift! 

Reusable Travel Mug

Did you know that many municipalities don't recycle to-go coffee cups? That's why it's never a bad idea to give the gift of a reusable mug!

Our Keep Cup collection is one of our favorites. Made of glass, these keep your beverages warm and can be recycled at end of life. Not to mention, Keep Cup manufactures in the U.S. and Australia and is a B-Corp Company doing good for our world, while producing their amazing products. 

Safer Candles

Conventional candles can come packaged with a lot of chemicals. Many are hidden behind trademarked secrets, but others are clearly labeled as petroleum bi-products. That's why this season we're encouraging everyone to give the gift of safer by swapping out holiday scented products for cleaner alternatives. 

Gift a Colorado local candle from Keystone Inspired, a sustainable brand packaged in glass and topped with a paper seed cover, your recipient will receive a clean candle and future wildflower garden to plant in the candle container, all at once! 

Denver area? Stop in our stores and pick up a Good + Well candle that gives back to our beloved National Parks. Quantity is limited until won't re-stock until January, so stop in soon!

DIY Hand Soap Set

Hand washing, everyone's doing it! So why not promote a little sustainability in our day to day practices by gifting this starter set!

Our DYI Hand Soap Set, gives your loved one their very own mason jar, foam pump which are hard to find these days, and a starter set of Dr. Bronner's Castile soap to make their very own foaming hand soap. This gift is easy to refill for the future, it is a perfect way to practice reusing and it's a money saver too! 

Reusable Travel Utensil Set

Make a statement with the gift of our "Plastic Sucks" Utensil Sets. These get the most giggles and are one of our top gifts all year round.

Perfect for work, camping, dining out, picnics, you the drift... they have many purposes and we can't think of anyone who wouldn't need it. 

Each set comes with chopsticks too--- hello sushi lovers! An easy under $20 options for everyone on your list. 

Eco-gifting is the best kind of gifting because these reusable items are truly something anyone on your list will use in their day to day life, and will help them limit waste for many years to come!