Awesome ECO-Friendly Gift Ideas 2020

We've all been there - a special occasion is coming up, Christmas, Birthdays, you name it. You're probably scratching your head pondering what gifts to buy friends and family. To save you lots of deliberation, we've compiled a list of some awesome eco-friendly gift ideas for 2020...

Cork Handbags & Accessories

Cork is a renewable raw material, and looks pretty cool when made into bags, purses and accessories. There are additional benefits to using cork in the manufacturing process, including its lightweight, smooth and water resistant nature.  It is also easy to clean! Shop via Moddanio

Bamboo Drinking Straws 

Completely biodegradable, bamboo straws are the perfect gift for the eco conscious. Did you know bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the grass family? This makes it a very sustainable material. These ones are handmade in Vietnam and sourced responsibly. Buy them individually, or in packs including a handy travel case and straw cleaner. Get them via Nomad Genie 

Bamboo Straws

Insulated Drinks Bottle / Flask

Plastic drinks bottles are destroying the entire ecosystem. An insulated drinks bottle or flask that you can take with you anywhere and refill it as and when you need to cuts out plastic waste and keeps your cool drinks cool and your hot drinks hot. There are cheaper imitation on the market but we use the slightly more expensive ones that actually do what they are supposed to do. Get them via Swell

Green Toys - Eco-Friendly Gifts For Kids

What better way to educate your children about the positives of being more eco-friendly than purchasing a toy to help them explore the natural world. There are some great toys made from recycled milk jugs, and Green Toys UK is one company that claims to have recycled more than 60 million of them in the process. Get them via Green Toys UK

Green Toys UK


Glass Storage Jars

Whether its something to store your lunch in, or organisers for the kitchen, using alternatives to plastic are more eco friendly and even more useful (you can freeze and microwave some of the alternatives). Get them via Weangreen

Bamboo Handbag 

A stylish present in 2020 for the eco and fashion conscious. What better way to show off that you care for the planet by using a bamboo handbag to transport your belongings? Cheaper versions are available, but we love the Gaia’s Ark bamboo handbags. Get them via Cult Gaia 

Reusable Grocery Bag 

So it’s not exactly a flash eco friendly gift, but it may be one of the most used presents you give. A reusable shopping bag that can fold up and be taken anywhere will save literally hundreds of plastic bags each year. Get them via Earthwise on Amazon 

Bamboo Toothbrushes With Travel Case

Plastic toothbrushes take decades to decompose. A sustainable alternative is a bamboo version that is totally biodegradable minus the bristles. Family packs make the ideal eco-friendly gifts with the different colours used to differentiate who’s brush is who’s and a bamboo travel case to keep everything neat and tidy is the icing on the cake! Get them via Nomad Genie 

Bamboo Toothbrushes

Bamboo Sunglasses

A stylish and distinctive gift for the eco conscious. Bamboo framed sunglasses look great and reduce the amount of plastic used in the sunglasses manufacturing process. Get them via Nomad Genie

Bamboo Sunglasses

Eco Friendly Candles

Soy candles are naturally non-toxic and biodegradable. They don’t emit harmful chemicals into the air. Other eco candles are also available. Get them via Candles Naturally

Reusable Coffee Cup 

A reusable coffee cup makes a great Christmas gift with major coffee shops such as Starbucks offering rewards for people who bring their own cups. Various designs are available. Get them via rCup reusable coffee cups

Natural Soaps

Made without the chemicals, a natural soap makes a useful and thoughtful eco friendly gift. Completely biodegradable and kind to skin. Get them via Friendly Soap

Metal Drinking Straws 

Designed to be reused time and time again, metal drinking straws have evolved to include different diameters, sizes, colours and styles. Use them for all types of beverage and take them with you wherever you go. The perfect eco-friendly gift for anyone that wants to avoid single use plastic straws. Get them via Nomad Genie  

Metal Straws

Recycled Socks

How could any Christmas be complete without a customary pair of Christmas socks. The perfect gift for someone that you have no idea what else to buy them! Get them via Solmate Socks on Amazon.

Safety Razor With Bamboo Handle

Looking for an eco-friendly alternative to plastic razors then a high quality metal safety razor is the best solution. They are now available with bamboo handles - adding further to the eco-friendly look and feel. Get them via Peace With The Wild

Beeswax Candles

A unique and eco-friendly alternative to traditional candles. Marble beeswax pillar candles look great and are made from 100% pure beeswax (cotton wick). With a burn time of 40 hours per candle they are a warm and visual reminder of your thoughtful gift. Get them via Goldrick 

 Shampoo Bars

No, you're not saying that your friend or family member needs to wash their hair more. Natural shampoo bars, with no chemicals are becoming more and more popular as consumers realise the benefits of organic haircare and after-effects of plastic packaging. Get them via Peace With The Wild 

*None of the above products are sponsored in any way and Nomad Genie has no affiliation whatsoever with any of the companies / products listed*

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  • Great ideas


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