If you are struggling with what to get for your eco-minded friend this holiday season, check out our guide to sustainable and environmentally friendly gifts.

1. Reusable Plastic Wraps

Meli Wraps

We are all familiar with searching through the cabinet for the top of a Tupperware container and the frustration of plastic wrap getting stuck to itself. Give the git off an innovative food storage solution with Meli Wraps’ Beeswax Wraps. The Beeswax Wraps are a reusable alternative to plastic wrap, plastic container lids, and plastic sandwich bags. 

2. Portable Water Bottle

Owala’s FreeSip Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Buying a water bottle for your loved one will save them money as well as lots of plastic waste from going into the waste stream. For those who want the option to both sip and chug out of their water bottle, check out Owala’s FreeSip Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle. The bottle’s 2-in-1 spout has a built-in straw and a wide-mouth opening which makes it easy to drink both ways. It is also dishwasher safe, cup-holder friendly, and keeps drinks cold for 24 hours. 

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3. MakeUp Eraser

MakeUp Eraser

If you are giving a gift to a makeup wearer, they are certainly familiar with the frustration of uncomfortably scrubbing their skin only to have some makeup left over. For an option that is better for their skin and less wasteful, buy them a MakeUp Eraser! The MakeUp Eraser uses just water to erase all makeup, including waterproof mascara, foundation, and lipstick. It is machine washable and reusable, and it can last up to five years. According to the company, one cloth is equal to 3,600 makeup wipes. 

4. Compact Composter

Lomi kitchen composter 

Your eco-minded friend who lives in a cramped space will love the Lomi kitchen composter this holiday season. The world’s first electric kitchen composter fits on a countertop and turns waste into plant food within hours. The natural fertilizer is produced conveniently and doesn’t come with the usual smell of a compost bin. Compared to disposing of waste in a landfill, using Lomi can reduce someone’s carbon footprint by up to 127%.

5. Smart Notebook

rocketbook smart notebook eco-friendly invention of 2021

Rocketbook’s Smart Reusable Notebook reduces the vast amount of paper thrown away each year and is perfect for anyone who prefers to take notes by hand and review by computer. The innovative notebook includes 36 easy-to-clean pages that can be used endlessly by wiping clean with a damp cloth. Don’t want to erase your notes? The book is compatible with the Rocketbook app that scans the pages and uploads them to the cloud software of your choice. 

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