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15 Sustainable Holiday Gift Ideas to Shop

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15 Sustainable Holiday Gift Ideas to Shop

Looking for sustainable holiday gift ideas this holiday season?

Whether you’re trying to be more of an ethically-conscious consumer yourself, or you’re shopping for someone who is, your giftees will adore these holiday gifts.

Of course, the most sustainable gift you could give is an experience, if there’s anything your friends or loved ones have been dying to do!

If you’re looking for actual gift ideas, I’ve got a whole list for ya here.

Here are sustainable holiday gifts to shop for your ethically-conscious loved ones this holiday season!

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1. Kotn clothing basics

Kotn is one of my fave sustainable Toronto fashion brands.

They make everyday basics using ethically-produced Egyptian cotton, perfect for a winter capsule wardrobe.

Your giftee will love any of their well-made, comfortable basics!


2. Patagonia fleece

Ain’t nothing better for Canadian winters than layering up in warm winter wear.

Gift your loved one a Patagonia fleece to keep them warm for winters to come!

They’re perfect for outdoor winter activities like skiing, or even just chillin’ by the fireplace with some hot chocolate.

Patagonia donates 1% of all sales to nature restoration and preservation, and they do a lot of awesome things for the environment!


3. Smash & Tess rompers

A Smash & Tess romper is the perfect gift for the homebody in your life.

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They’re a Vancouver-based sustainable fashion brand that manufactures their clothing pieces here in Canada!

They’ve got super cute and cozy rompers that you’ll probably even want to shop for yourself.


4. Girlfriend Collective activewear

For the fitness connoisseur in your life, they’ll adore sustainable activewear from Girlfriend Collective.

They make super cute activewear out of used plastic bottles, fishing nets, and other waste!

I adore their how you can mix and match pieces to have your own matching workout outfit.


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5. Call It Spring boots

Call It Spring is a Montreal-based footwear company that’s continuously working to become more sustainable, and all their shoes are vegan.

All their sustainable shoes are labelled with a cute little winky face.

These Lendaclya knee high boots go with everything!


6. Bluboho jewelry

Bluboho uses conflict-free diamonds and gemstones and recycled gold to create their jewelry.

They also make their jewelry here in Toronto, so they’re local!

Whether you’re looking for beautiful jewelry that’ll last a lifetime or something special to symbolize wanting to be with someone for a lifetime, they’ve got all kinds of stunning pieces.

They have a lot of unique designs that are still modern, as well as cute and dainty little pieces.


7. Aurate jewelry

Aurate is another amazing sustainable jewelry brand, and they’re based out of New York.

They use recycled gold and conflict-free diamonds, and their jewelry is handmade in New York.

I absolutely adore their minimal style – they have so many gorgeous pieces!


8. Tilley Endurables hats

Tilley Endurables is the place to shop for outdoor hats.

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They use sustainable materials like hemp and organic cotton for some of their hats, and most of their hats have a lifetime warranty.

Fun fact: I spent two summers working at Tilley’s in high school!


9. Tentree backpack

If you’ve got any traveler friends in your life, they’ll love this sustainable backpack from Tentree.

You can unroll the top of the backpack to make it even bigger – it’s the perfect bag to use for carry-on luggage!

It’s made with sustainably-sourced materials and it’s ethically-made in Vietnam.

Tentree is also a Canadian company – they’re headquartered in Saskatchewan!


10. Kjaer Weis makeup

Refillable makeup? Yes please.

Kjaer Weis uses natural and organic ingredients in their makeup, and your giftee can take the empty container to a stockist to refill it (or order refills online).

Their cream blushes are amazing!


11. Oath the Label candle

If your giftee is obsessed with home decor, they’ll absolutely adore an Oath the Label candle.

Their body-shaped candles are literally a work of art, and since each one is handmade, every one of them is unique.

They make their handcrafted candles out of pure soy wax, so it’s vegan-friendly.

Their candles are actually more for home decor than burning (they’re also unscented), but they’re still gorgeous pieces for gifting!


12. Terradomi Candles

For the candle lover in your life, Terradomi Candles has the perfect gifts.

Their candles are made of soy wax, cotton wicks, fragrance oils, and essential oils, so they don’t harm the environment.

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Plus, they design their candle jars with the intent of being reused, so your giftee can use it to store all kinds of stuff afterwards.

The “but first, coffee” is perfect for coffee lovers!


13. Ruggable rug

You may have seen Ruggable around on the internet, but you may not know about their sustainable practices.

They make their rugs in the USA, and they use recycled materials when possible.

The home decor lover in your life will adore these machine washable rugs (especially if they have pets)!


14. Maison Tess. bedding

You know you’re an adult when you get excited over being gifted bedsheets.

What’s better than the gift of good sleep?!

Maison Tess. is a Montreal-based sustainable home brand that designs their products in Quebec and manufactures them in Europe.

All their products are also OEKO-TEX® Certified, so they’re completely free of harmful chemicals and safe for human use.


15. West Elm bedding

West Elm is dedicated to fair trade and sustainability, so it’s another great place to shop for the home decor lover in your life.

Plus, they have so many gorgeous home decor pieces!


Sustainable holiday gift ideas:

  1. Kotn clothing basics
  2. Patagonia fleece
  3. Smash & Tess rompers
  4. Girlfriend Collective activewear
  5. Call It Spring boots
  6. Bluboho jewelry
  7. Aurate jewelry
  8. Tilley Endurables hats
  9. Tentree backpack
  10. Kjaer Weis makeup
  11. Oath the Label candle
  12. Terradomi Candles
  13. Ruggable rug
  14. Maison Tess. bedding
  15. West Elm bedding
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These were just some of my picks for sustainable holiday gift ideas – hopefully you were able to take some inspiration!

What are other great sustainable holiday gift ideas? Let me know on Twitter or Instagram!

You can find more of my fave products and items on my wishlist in my Amazon Shop.

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Jessica Lam | Toronto lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and travel blogger | Diary of a Toronto Girl, a Canadian lifestyle blog

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