Top 15 Eco-Friendly Gifts for Women
Whether you have a crunchy mom or you’re trying to live a more green life, you want to give her one of the best eco-friendly gifts for women that are sustainable and that she’ll love. Fortunately, you can find plenty of outstanding options on this list.
If you’re searching for a sustainable gift that the guys in your life will love, don’t forget to check out these best eco-friendly gifts for men. They’re perfect for birthdays, Father’s Day, holidays, and more!
Also, be sure to take a look at these awesome eco-friendly gifts for kids to give on birthdays, holidays, and other special days. Shopping for teenagers? Don’t worry! You can find something for every interest with these top sustainable gift ideas for teens.
You can then make every gift complete by including one of these best eco-friendly greeting cards for all occasions!
1. Handmade Soap
As a mom, I’m always looking for a simple way to pamper myself. If the pampering is eco-friendly, that makes it even better. That’s why I absolutely love handmade soaps.
Not only is this Wander natural soap bar beautiful and unique, but it’s also made with some of the finest botanical ingredients. Plus, since it comes from one of the best online zero waste shops, it doesn’t have any of that unnecessary plastic packaging.
If you like to DIY, you can give the lady in your life a special eco-friendly gift when you check out how to make homemade lavender loofah soap. These homemade soaps come with an embedded loofah for light and natural exfoliation.
2. Organic Bath Bomb
Another great way to help the ladies in your life pamper themselves is to give them some organic bath bombs. I love these bath bombs because they use essential oils for a soft fragrance and they’re made using natural and organic ingredients.
3. Cork Journal
Give you mom or other special woman a place to write down her thoughts with this cork journal. It has a cork cover, which is a natural and sustainable material that feels as soft as leather. Yet it’s completely cruelty free and better for the environment.
It also comes with recyclable paper, an elastic closure strap, elastic pen holder, and ribbon bookmark.
4. Sprout Pencils
If you choose the cork journal as one the eco-friendly gifts for women that you’re going to give, you’ll need to provide her with something she can use to write in it. That’s why these Sprout pencils make an excellent companion gift.
Once she’s done using the pencil, she simply opens the seed capsule, plants the pencil, and watches her new plants grow. With these pencils, she can grow a great selection of herbs and flowers.
5. Throw & Grow Seed Balls
Some people like to get their moms flowers for Mother’s Day or other special occasions. However, instead of choosing a bouquet of cut flowers that will just wither and die in a few days, get her some Throw & Grow Wildflower Seed Balls so she can enjoy flowers throughout the spring and summer.
This selection has 20 balls that can include snapdragon, daisy, sweet alyssum, poppy, white yarrow, and more.
6. Seed Paper
Seed papers also make wonderful eco-friendly gifts for women if you want to give her something she can plant and enjoy for months to come.
You can show your special lady how much you love her by getting some heart-shaped seed paper. These hearts are made with recycled paper, vegetable-based dyes, and include seeds to grow zinnias, daisies, forget-me-nots, and more.
If you’re celebrating Mother’s Day, you can skip the traditional Mother’s Day card and give your mom a seed paper card. After Mother’s Day, your mom can soak the card overnight in water, tear it up, plant it in soil, and watch her wildflowers grow.
7. Fair Trade Wrap
Fair trade wraps make excellent eco-friendly gifts for women. This stunning 100% silk shawl wrap from NOVICA can help her look stylish and support talented artisan designers.
NOVICA works with National Geographic to provide artisans from around the world — and often from rural communities — with the resources they need to sell their work and make a living.
Every NOVICA product comes with a special card that gives you more information about the artisan who created the piece.
8. Bamboo Cooking Utensils
If she loves to cook, help her create a zero waste kitchen and get rid of those plastic utensils that can leach harmful chemicals into food by replacing them with some bamboo cooking utensils.
I love these organic bamboo cooking utensils because they’re strong, free of chemicals, biodegradable, won’t scratch cookware, incredibly sustainable, and come with a beautiful holder to keep them organized.
9. Insect Home
Whether the special lady in your life likes to garden or she simply knows how important insects are to our planet, an insect home is one of the best eco-friendly gifts for women who like to spend some time outside.
This insect home is attractive and functional. It’s made from natural bamboo and pine and creates an excellent place for beneficial bugs to live, nest, and hibernate.
10. Fair Trade Jewelry
If your lady loves jewelry, buy her some fair trade jewelry to help artisans from around the world. One of my favorite companies for purchasing fair trade jewelry is Ten Thousand Villages.
The company is a nonprofit fair trade organization that helps disadvantaged artisans in more than 35 countries by ensuring makers earn a fair wage. They also focus on using recycled and renewable materials.
Houseplants are some of the best eco-friendly gifts for women because they bring a little nature inside and help clean the air of harmful contaminants.
One of my personal favorites is the spider plant because it’s incredibly easy to take care of and has beautiful shades of green. It also filters formaldehyde, benzene, and xylene from the air.
For busy women, check out our list of the best air-purifying houseplants that are almost impossible to kill. For ladies who have furry family members at home, these houseplants are safe for pets and purify the air.
12. Organic Tea
I absolutely love tea, so I’m always happy when someone gives me tea as a gift. But then I was shocked to find out that many tea bags contain plastic. If your lady is like me and doesn’t want to give up her daily cup of tea, I recommend getting her this gift set of organic tea.
It has a great selection of different teas from around the world, and it comes in a sustainable bamboo tea chest that she can reuse when she’s finished trying all her teas.
If you’re gifting loose leaf tea, make sure you also include one of these top reusable tea bags so she has something she can use to make her zero waste cup of tea.
13. Reusable Beeswax Food Wrap
If the special woman in your life is trying to reduce plastic use and live a more eco-friendly life, give her some reusable beeswax food wrap as a gift. She can use the food wrap for up to a year, which means she’ll never have to buy plastic wrap again.
You can even make her some when you follow these simple directions on how to make DIY beeswax food wrap.
14. Compost Bin
If your lady likes to garden, she’ll love getting a compost bin as a gift. Compost bins keep food waste out of the landfill and make it easy to create nutrient-rich soil that help plants grow.
After a lot of research, this is the compost bin that we ultimately decided to get at our house. We selected it because it has two chambers for dual composting and the tumbling design makes it easy to turn and mix the compost.
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15. Rain Barrel
Another fantastic eco-friendly gift for the woman who likes to garden is a rain barrel. With a rain barrel, she can catch rain that’s pouring down the gutters and save it for watering her plants and garden.
When we started using this rain barrel to water our garden, we noticed a drop in our water bill over the summer. It also comes with everything needed to set up and immediately start capturing rainwater.
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Awesome Eco-Friendly Gifts for Women
With these great ideas for eco-friendly gifts for women, you can show the special ladies in your life how much you love them and take care of the environment at the same time.
More Eco-Friendly Holidays
Now that you see how easy it is to go green with these top eco-friendly gifts for women, are you interested in making all of your holidays more sustainable? Then be sure to check out some of our other popular posts about eco-friendly holidays:
- How to Have an Eco-Friendly Easter
- Celebrate an Eco-Friendly Halloween
- Enjoy an Eco-Friendly Thanksgiving
- How to Have an Eco-Friendly Valentine’s Day