This holiday season, we’re embracing the eco-friendly. These gift ideas are practical and beautiful, and they’re also from brands that prioritize sustainability. Whether you’re giving a set of candy-coloured 100% biodegradable mixing bowls or an indoor garden for growing organic herbs, you can feel good about this year’s holiday shopping.
Gourmands with green thumbs will love the Novagrow, a sleek indoor garden system that can produce fresh herbs and greens within an average of 15 days. This compact model comes with a starter kit that includes 7 different organic seed grow mats.
Tierra “All Together” Table Caddy,
This taupe carrying caddy is made completely with post-consumer recycled plastic and wood. It’s perfect for toting things like condiments and cutlery from the kitchen to the dining room, packing things for picnics or just keeping countertops tidy.
Glendalough Wild Botanical Gin,
Glendalough Wild Botanical Gin is made with fresh foraged botanicals – juniper, citrus, pine and more – hand-picked in Ireland’s Wicklow Mountains. The gorgeous recycled-glass bottle is embossed with a design incorporating the botanicals and Celtic designs, with a wicker base to represent the gathering basket.
Toast the Holidays Set,
Vancouver’s Fable is a conscious, carbon-neutral company with a penchant for compostable packaging. This limited-edition gift set comes with their new glass carafe, four Champagne flutes and a holiday card. The glassware is all scratch-resistant and lead-safe.
FoodCycler by Vitamix Eco 5,
For the home chef who can’t stand food waste. The Eco 5 from Vitamix is a sleek, quiet new FoodCycler that has double the capacity (5 L) of its predecessor. The advanced food-waste solution converts scraps into nutrient-rich soil amendment in a matter of hours.
750ml Skittle Water Bottle,
The colourful, stylish water bottles from LUND are made of recycled steel with a BPA-, PVC- and phthalates-free lid. They’re vacuum insulated to keep drinks piping hot or freezing cold for up to 12 hours, and you can choose from a few different colour combinations.
Energy & Balance Gift Set,
The estates that grow Luxmi’s teas utilize permaculture and organic farming practices, with each ounce subjected to rigorous standard tests. This gift set comes with four full-sized canisters: African Rose, Tokyo Green, Astounding Ashwaganda and Midnight Bloom.
Solitary Bee Home,
These bee houses nurture local wild bee populations by providing nesting sites that can be installed around urban homes. The brand debuted at this year’s One Of A Kind Show and has since sold out of their pre-holiday stock, but you can still snag one at Lee Valley.
Taper Candles – Woodland Green,
In England, the certified B Corp (and recipient of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development) farm known as St. Eval produces their own energy with wind, solar and biomass. Their taper candles also come in recycled packaging – and a festive green shade.
Silicone Reusable Stretch Lids – Round Set,
Made from transparent silicone, W&P’s Silicone Reusable Stretch Lids effortlessly cling to soup cans, mason jars, serving bowls and more to create a spill-proof seal. Best of all? They’re freezer-, oven-, microwave- and dishwasher-safe. This set comes with six in various sizes.
Privateer Dark Roast,
Reunion Coffee Roasters
Reunion Coffee Roasters is a Canadian, Fair Trade Certified brand that uses Rainforest Alliance Certified beans. The flavourful and balanced Privateer dark roast is deep and heavy, featuring smoky burnt marshmallow notes. It’s available in a few sizes, as well as in compostable brewing pods.
The Mini Organic Farm Box,
Growers & Co.
Growers & Co. is on a mission to introduce home gardeners everywhere to regenerative agriculture practices. This beginner’s kit comes with five seed varieties as well as accessories including organic fertilizer, biodegradable cups and gardening gloves.
Spring & Mulberry
The date-sweetened chocolate bars from Spring & Mulberry are wrapped in beautiful and reusable (or recyclable) decorative paper. This gift set comes with five of their gourmet 72% cacao bars, ranging in flavour from Mixed Berry to Mango, Urfa Chili, Black Lime.
Black/White Knife Magnet,
Fredericks and Mae
Fredericks and Mae is widely known for their colourful confetti cutting boards, which are made with food-safe recycled plastic and upcycled waste from solid-colour cutting board production. This snazzy knife magnet is made of the same materials and spans 12 inches.
This green gift set comes with an assortment of items designed to reduce single-use plastic waste. It includes a cotton tote bag, mesh tote, ayate washcloth, sea sponge and reusable food storage wraps. A purchase from this brand also means a tree will be planted.
Fleur Royale Cocktail Napkins,
All of the linens in Atelier Saucier’s products are sustainably-sourced, repurposed and jazzed up in their Los Angeles studio. This set of cocktail napkins is from their newest collection and sports black-and-white houndstooth with beaded flowers.