Everyone Gets A Gift! The 2022 Zero Waste Gift Guide Is Here
What's better than a gift that’s good for the planet and everyone loves? We can’t think of one! Check everyone off your list with our 2022 zero waste gift guide.
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Whether you’ve had a list going all year or are planning on winging it, no matter how well we know our friends and family, when it comes time to start holiday shopping, even the best of us draws a blank!
Between wrapping paper, ribbons, and unwanted gifts, we all want to get our loved ones something they’ll love and something that won’t contribute to the millions of tonnes of waste produced year-round. Especially during the holidays.
ZeroWasteStore is packed with small-business partners from around the country who are working to create earth-friendly products in hopes of a cleaner, safer, happier future. From the most die-hard zero waster to the person who hasn’t quite figured out how to get started, we have lists, guides, and products each one of them will love.
With the biggest gifting holiday of the season right around the corner, we created a zero waste gift guide for 2022 to help you find earth-friendly gifts everyone on your list will absolutely love!
2022 Zero Waste Holiday Gift Guide
To: Luscious Locks Serving Luscious Looks
Anyone with hair knows the struggle of losing a ton of hair ties all the time for literally no reason at all. For that reason, your luscious locked loved ones deserve hair ties that are thicker, softer, and more durable than drugstore ties made from synthetic ingredients. TerraTies are plastic-free, 100% biodegradable and compostable, comfortable, and won’t spend thousands of years in a landfill.
To: Active Bodies Going Green
From: Papr Cosmetics
Papr Cosmetics brings us conscious beauty products with the smallest impact on the planet and our bodies. All products are vegan, never tested on animals, and packaged in recyclable or compostable packing. Their aluminum-free, natural deodorants keep you fresh without all the chemicals. Don’t know where to start? ‘Cedar Forest’ will transport you to a dewy forest in the early morning or ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ will have you dreaming of warm summer nights.
To: Smooth Shavers
From: Leaf Shave
Plastic-Free razors are better for you and the environment. Leaf Shave provides some of the best reusable, recyclable, and replaceable blades that deliver a flawless shave for even the most sensitive skin. Two styles to choose from fit every shaving need and multiple colors fit every showers’ vibe.
To: Busy Laundry Bees
From: Friendsheep Wool
Wool dryer balls replace the need for chemically-treated dryer sheets and liquid fabric softeners. These 100% wool, handmade dryer balls come in fun, cheerful shapes that are not only cute but functional! Reusable over 1,000 times, the wool helps pull in moisture from wet clothes cutting down dry time by 20-40% (and saving energy). The friction of the wool against clothes helps reduce static cling and eliminate wrinkles!
To: Back To Basics Bodies
From: Circular Bodies
The Back to Basics Kit from Circular Bodies is the perfect introduction for any of your loved ones looking for a zero waste routine. Focusing on basic body, hair, and skincare, this kit contains one Spray Deodorant (baking soda and aluminum free), one Red Clay Body Bar, and one 1 Nourishing Hemp Cream entirely plastic-free, 100% biodegradable, and supports local and regenerative agriculture.
To: Flawless Skin
From: Activist Skincare
Be a skincare hero for any of your loved ones who just can’t seem to find the routine. Activist Skincare has created a simple, refillable, oil-based skincare routine to help everyone get healthy, glowing skin. Innovative refill pouches use 75% less plastic while saving 99% in C02 emissions. Start with the one of a kind Sea to Skin Cleansing Gel that gently removes makeup and unclogs pores and wrap it up with the Precious Oils Active Infusion full of botanicals and actives to hydrate skin.
To: Winter Skin Transformations
From: Plaine Products
This winter self-care kit is perfect for anyone (everyone?) suffering from dry, damaged winter skin. This entirely refillable set from Plaine Products includes one aloe-based deep conditioner (+pump), one Sage beauty oil for hydrated skin (+pump), and one aloe-based body lotion (+pump). Plaine Products come with a return label so the empties can be returned, sanitized, and reused!
To: Fresh & Dewy Faces
From: Dewyer Skincare
Help your loved ones put their best face forward with this mineral facial exfoliant from Dewyer Skincare. Gentle, organic ingredients come together in this unique microdermabrasion polish to leave you feeling like you just left the spa by buffing away dead skin cells and eliminating impurities leaving only baby soft skin.
To: Food Savers, Bulk Buyers, And Meal-Prep Masters
Give the gift of the sturdiest, most versatile reusable baggies! Forget washing old plastic sandwich baggies until they fall apart or rip. These platinum silicone bags are Stasher bags are non-toxic, hypoallergenic, BPA and BPS free. They can be safely frozen, oven-baked, microwaved, and dishwashed for any storage needs. From leftovers to colored pencils Stasher bags will be loved by anyone!
To: Creative Sticky Fingers
Make bathtime the most fun time with bath crayons designed for little hands. Developed in New Zealand specifically for a preschool looking for safe and effective crayons, Honeysticks uses Soy and Beeswax for crayons and bath drops as well as non-toxic food grade ingredients. The Ultimate Bath Fun Set includes 7 bright, jumbo-size crayons and 36 bath color drops that provide hours of creativity for the little ones — with only seconds of cleanup for the big ones.
To: Zero Wasters, Yogis, Mamas and more!
From: Mommy Turns Green
Give the gift of self-care and mindfulness this holiday season. Help your loved ones create a daily ritual that heals the body, mind, and skin with home-grown herbs and hand-infused oils! Evolve your self-care routine with face balms and solid lotion balms to give you restorative results you're looking for, and to deepen your connection with our planet.
To: Ditch the Disposables
From: Suds & Co
She’s beauty, she’s grace, and she knows bar soaps and shampoos keep thousands of plastic bottles out of the landfill! Let your loved ones wrap themselves in the nourishing, repairing, and hydrating suds of Suds & Co naked soap, shampoo, and conditioner bars. All bars by Suds & Co are sustainably-sourced with all natural ingredients teeming with nourishing and repairing organic ingredients.
To: Inspired By Nature
From: ZWS Essentials
ZWS Essentials is our very own brand containing all the zero waste basics you and your loved ones need to build a sustainable life. Everything is sustainable sourced, contains absolutely no plastic, and is made from recyclable or compostable ingredients. ZWS Essentials is friendly for the earth, friendly for you, and friendly for your wallet.
No matter who you’re shopping for this holiday season, we hope you’ll find something for everyone through this zero waste holiday gift guide.
Everyone will love a sustainable gift from eco-warriors to sustainable newbies! Every product sold at ZeroWasteStore has been thoroughly researched and vetted for sustainability practices, products, and missions.
From the bottom of our hearts we thank you for shopping with our small business this holiday season and sending lots of love and happiness to you and your family.