Eco-friendly gifts aren’t just a 2021 trend; they’re a thoughtful way to show you care about your loved ones and the planet we all live on. But sometimes it’s hard to see the benefits for all the greenwashing, which is when companies make misleading claims about how using their product benefits the environment. With a little more thought put into your purchases—as well as buying only what you need, and what will be useful to your recipient—you don’t need to worry about your cute present being detrimental to Mother Nature.
What, exactly does that look like? Finding products that are multi-use, rather than one-and-done disposable. Opting for cleaning products that are concocted from plant-based ingredients rather than petrochemicals and leaning toward minimal or no-packaging products. Of course, you could seek out items made with recycled materials, such as a cute pair of leggings that were created from a pound of used water bottles, but we also suggest doing some research to find companies with pro-environment corporate policies. Here, the 24 best eco-friendly gifts that will make everyone on your list feel a little more planet positive.