Cheap Green Gift Guide: 25 Eco-Friendly Gifts for Under $25

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More and more people are interested in living a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Giving an eco-friendly gift may be just the nudge that your friend/relative needs to make that change. I’ve put together the best budget-friendly eco-friendly gifts for under $25 that show you care about the environment as well as the recipient.

Looking for bamboo gift ideas, for example, is a great choice, as bamboo is sustainable, eco-friendly, and biodegradable. Take a look at my top 25 eco-friendly gift ideas under $25 dollars. Be an Earth-friendly gift giver without breaking the bank!

Want to treat your loved one to an eco-friendly subscription box? We’ve researched and found 25 of the best ones for you!

1. Reusable Makeup Remover Pads

Made from organic cotton

A great idea for those who wear makeup and worry about using makeup removing pads. Comes complete with a laundry bag to keep them in for washing so you don’t lose them. Made from 100% organic bamboo cotton, these pads can be used on all skin types and are 100% biodegradable.

2. Eco-Friendly Body Sampler

5 piece variety pack beauty bar set

Delicious smelling bars make up this plant-based natural body kit. Comprising of 2 body wash bars, body polish, solid deodorant, and a vanilla block, this eco-friendly beauty gift set comes in plastic-free packaging. This gift is ideal for someone who loves to try new scents and worries about their impact on the environment.

3. Recycled Personalised Bracelet

Eco friendly unisex gift

Made from brass washers, these unisex bracelets can be personalised wth names, dates, or words. The brass washer is 100% recycled and the cord is made from biodegrabale cotton. Celebrate your love for your partner or your children’s name with this bracelet.

4. Diffuser Bracelet

Rosewood essential oil bracelet

Handmade, this rosewood beaded bracelet holds oil really well. It’s both lightweight as well as comfortable and is available in a range of different sizes. Just add a few drops of your favorite oil to the bracelet so you can enjoy the smell all day.

5. Recycled Seeded Gift Wrap

Creates a colorful garden

This recycled wrapping paper is embedded with wildflower seeds. After you’ve unwrapped your present, simply loosen the soil in your garden, place the paper on the soil and sprinkle more soil on top. This eco-friendly gift wrap makes the present last longer! Be a zero waste gift giver.

6. Beeswax Crayons

Natural and non-toxic

Made from 100% pure beeswax in New Zealand, these crayons are safe for infants and children. They are chunky to make them easier for young children to hold. With 12 different colors in a pack, these natural non-toxic crayons make a great planet-friendly gift for young artists. They also have a delightful honey aroma and contain no paraffin wax.

7. Personalized Spa Gift

Eco-friendly and zero waste spa gift

Containing a solid perfume, soap, and deodorant, this eco-friendly spa gift comes in a personalised box that is reusable and 100% recyclable. Several different scents are available including lavender, lemongrass, and raspberries. The deodorant can be made from beeswax or from a natural vegan alternative.

8. Sprout – Mindful Thoughts Edition

Graphite plantable pencils with seeds

These pencils 100% eco-friendly and lead-free, and, when the pencil is too short to use anymore, you can plant it and watch it grow into a plant. Each pencil has an inspirational quote, and it says on the pencil what the seeds will grow into. The pencils come in five different colors and the seeds are either herbs, flowers, or vegetables.

9. Heart Necklace

Made from magazine paper

This eco-friendly gift is made from recycled magazines, making it an environmentally friendly present for your loved one. It’s handmade and lightweight. The string is adjustable and is made from a vegan-friendly material. The pendant is lacquered to prevent damage.

10. Beehive Candle

Burns for up to 70 hours

Made from 100% pure beeswax, this candle is sure to make your room fill with the delicious scent of honey. The light from the candle is bright but without the petroleum smell that paraffin candles release. Beeswax candles are known to reduce high levels of stress and aid sleep.

11. Gift Box – ZEN

Perfect for scrubbing away stress

This box is filled with natural, vegan, eco-friendly, and handmade products. Consisting of 3 body scrubs, a bar of soap, a soap holder and a customizable sentiment card, this gift box is available in three different flavors – oatmeal, lavender, and grapefruit poppyseed.

12. Coconut Bowls and Spoons

100% natural

Made from reclaimed coconut shells, these bowls and spoons are handmade and organic. Each coconut bowl is unique in both shape and color. The bowls are completely eco-friendly and made using no harmful chemicals or toxins. They are lightweight and easy to clean.

13. Circuit Board Notebook

A6 wire bound notebook.

Made from a recycled circuit board, this gift is ideal for the tech lover in your life. The notebook is made from recycled paper and contains approximately 80 leaves of paper. The notebook is bound with brass colored wire loops.

14. Fountain Pen Writing Set

Handcrafted bamboo vintage collection

This fountain pen is a unique bamboo gift idea. It’s well-balanced and has a no-spill design. It has a gold medium nib and the pen comes in a bamboo gift box. The pen’s body is also bamboo, but you can purchase the pen in walnut, maple, or rosewood, too.

15. Beeswax Food Wrap

Bee wrapping paper sheets with wax

An ideal gift for those who are eco-friendly. These beeswax wraps help keep food fresh for longer and are made from 100% organic beeswax and cotton. The gift also features two beeswax bars to keep the wraps fresh and lasting longer. The edges of the wraps are cut do that they don’t fray easily.

16. Shorebox – Plastic-Free Discovery Box

Cutting down on plastic

This box is a great plastic-free gift for people who want to live gentler on the planet. This zero waste subscription box is shipped every month, but you can choose whether you want to send it one month or for a longer period. Each month the gifts vary but include items such as toiletries, travel essentials, and treats.

17. Island Baking Set

Bamboo Peacock Pakkawood Baking Set

Beautiful 3-piece baking set consisting of a spoon, spatula, and measuring spoon all in a canvas gift bag. The sustainable pakkawood is dyed with a chemical-free, 100% natural food dye. All the utensils are non-stick and are resistant to stains and won’t scratch your pots and pans.

18. Tayst Coffee

100% compostable Keurig pods

A great eco-friendly gift for coffee-loving friends. The pods are Keurig-compatible and are 100% biodegradable and compostable – NO PLASTIC! The coffee is sustainably grown as part of the Rainforest Alliance. The beans are freshly roasted and different blends are available for coffee connoisseurs.

19. Yinuo Scented Candles

Eco-friendly soy candles

Made from only eco-friendly soy wax, these candles are made in portable tins. There are four fragrences – lavender, rosemary, vanilla, and French freesia. Essential oils are used to scent the candles. Each candle will burn for 25-30 hours. The tins can be recycled when the candles have been used or can be used to collect keepsakes.

20. Eco Pen

Eco-friendly recycled black and blue pens

These pens have 80% less plastic than traditional pens and are made from compostable material. With a 0.7mm ball point, they contain quick drying ink and are smooth to write with. Each order has ten pens so your gift will last a long time.

21. Zero Waste Starter Kit

Eco-friendly gift set

Ideal for friends who are beginning to take an interest in zero-waste living, this starter kit is a great gift. Only natural and eco-friendly materials are used with NO chemicals or toxins. The set includes bamboo toothbrushes, a cutlery set, and a cleaning brush with a cotton pouch.

22. Natural Beauty Spa Gift Box

Customizable eco-friendly natural beauty box

Pick the spa products you think the recipient of this natural beauty gift box would like. Each product is naturally made and contains essential oils. Several different options are available with items such as lip balms, lotion sticks, and scrubs. A variety of scents are available for each including lavender, orange blossom, and rosemary lemon.

23. Sustainable Plastic-Free Gift Box

Eco-friendly “I’m thinking of you” gift box

All the products found in this gift box are natural, sustainable, and ethically made. Products include a natural soap bar, a soy wax tea light, and a mix of vegan sweets. The gift is wrapped in a recyclable box with a 100% cotton tie. The tealights are scented using natural essential oils.

24. Planet Post

Eco-activist subscription box

Do you know of an enthusiastic environmental activist? Buy them this box so that they can invite others to their cause. As well as postcards and information about a specific environmental issue, you get 3-4 eco-concious products. All the boxes and the packaging are made from 100% recycled paper and natural inks.

25. Phone Case

100% bidegradeable eco-friendly phone case

Made from biodegradable materials including soil, onions, carrots, and rice, this phone case is available to fit a range of iPhones. It is handmade and has anti-shock protection. The case has a rubbery feel and, when you’re done with it, it only takes about a year to decompose.

Buying eco-friendly gifts for the Holidays not only inspires the gift receivers but means you can also feel good knowing that you are helping the environment. Earth-friendly gifts are becoming much more stylish and inexpensive as people are becoming more and more about reusing and recycling.

Katy Willis

Written by Becky Britton

Becky has been living green for more than a decade. She's a small-scale homesteader who is always learning new ways to make life a little greener.

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