These 12 Sustainable Gift Ideas Are Like Giving the Planet (and, You Know, Your Giftee) a Holiday Present

The whole point of giving over the holidays is to share the love with your favorite people. But if you're looking for a double dose of good karma, why not opt for presents that are good for the environment—and fellow humans—too?

Whether you're looking for sustainable gift ideas for the friend who lives a totally non-toxic lifestyle or you want to support the fair treatment of workers and artisans, we've got you covered from eco to friendly—with everything from Josie Maran's clean skin-care sets to a beginner's kit for ditching plastic.

Scroll down for 12 sustainable gift ideas for spreading extra conscious holiday cheer.

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Josie Maran Good Vibes Set, $70 ($108 value)

Searching for sustainable gift ideas is all about spreading good vibes for you and the planet, and this non-toxic skin-care set is here for it. With organic, sustainably sourced argan oil in every formula, each product will help the clean skin-care lover achieve that healthy, inside-out glow.

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Dagsmejan Long Sleeve Sleep Shirt, $90; Sleep Pants, $90

Pajamas are a clutch present in a pinch, and this dusty pink set comes with an extra touch of thoughtfulness: The fabric helps regulate body temperature overnight (for a better night's sleep) and is made from ecological beech wood fibers that use low-energy processes to produce.

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Boll & Branch Classic Hemmed Sheet Set, $160-$295

Continue the sustainable sleep theme with a set of super-soft sheets made from fair-trade-certified, 100 percent organic cotton. The lucky recipient's dreams will be extra sweet knowing that the farmers and factory workers who helped create their bedding are paid fairly and treated respectfully.

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Haptic Lab Organic Constellation Quilt, $340

Top off the ultimate sustainable bed with an embroidered quilt made of 100 percent GOTS certified organic cotton and silk thread. And if you want to make it even more thoughtful, you can add hand-sewn custom embroidery of a significant date or monogram for an extra special gesture.

Josie Maran Flower Power Hemp + CBD Duo, $40 ($57 value)

For the beauty buff who really wants to tap into the power of clean skin care, this argan-oil-powered serum duo will do the trick. Formulated with pure argan oil (to nourish with essential fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamin E), organic hemp seed oil (to strengthen skin with protein-rich amino acids), and CBD-rich cannabis sativa hemp extract (to sooth and balance skin), it's the whole plant-powered package.

Stella Falone Reversible Small Cutting Board, $129

A chef-quality cutting board is a sophisticated gift in its own right, but one made of responsibly sourced West African ebony and African sapele is next-level. Each board is completely unique (another gifting win) and helps provide jobs in Cameroon, Africa as well as support responsible harvesting practices in the Congo Basin rainforest.

Frank Green Stainless Steel Reusable Cup, $31

Every eco-conscious queen needs at least one reusable to-go cup—because let's be honest, you really can't have too many. These stainless steel cups come in three sizes and are completely customizable, so you can get your bestie one that goes with her aesthetic (and a matching one for yourself).

Rothy’s Camo Sneakers, $125

Made with thread created from upcycled plastic water bottles, humanely harvested merino wool, and carbon-free rubber, these sneakers check all the sustainability boxes—and are totally on-trend. You're going to want to find a subtle way to ask your friends their shoe sizes ASAP.

Josie Maran Be Bright Be Happy Serum Set, $49 ($87 value)

With a mega-hydrating face butter and two travel-friendly serums to brighten and clarify, this is a perfect starter kit for the friend you know is trying to get more into clean beauty. Plus, once she's finished her products she can recycle the entire kit—box, bottles, jars, lids, and droppers—with Terracycle to earn points she can redeem as donations to non-profit organizations. Total feel-good win.

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Reformation Stella Embellished Mule, $228

Who said sustainable fashion couldn't be fancy? These red satin heels (which also come in black) are a show-stopping gift that should automatically come with an invitation to go somewhere to show them off.

Conscious Cutlery Travel Cutlery Set, $19

Avoiding single-use plastic is tough (it's everywhere), unless you're prepared. Grab a few of these travel cutlery sets—that come with the not-so-subtle reminder that plastic sucks—to use as stocking stuffers and last-minute gifts, and you'll be helping your loved ones love on the planet. Bonus: Every purchase benefits environmentalism, bee conservation, and ocean cleanup non-profits.

Bee’s Wrap 3-pack Assorted Wraps, $19

Does anyone actually like plastic wrap? Save your friends the frustration of dealing with the flimsy sheets that stick to everything (and aren't great for the environment) with a set of reusable bee's wrap made from beeswax, organic cotton, organic jojoba oil, tree resin—and that's it. No plastic in sight.

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