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The Ultimate Guide To Zero Waste Gifting - 21 Of Our Favorite Products

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With the holidays around the corner, make more sustainable choices when gifting this year. With products for zero waste experts or novices you can find practically all of your gifting needs here.

Holiday season is among us and birthday season is always here, check out our ultimate list of zero waste and sustainable gifts for everyone! 

  • Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • Education For Those Ready To Do More For The Planet
  • For Everyday & Around The House
  • Beauty & Self-Care

Zero Waste Gifts — Outdoor Enthusiasts

1. Dry Shampoo

Know anyone who loves camping? Backpacking? Outdoor music festivals? Give the gift of clean hair with dry shampoo from Chagrin Valley. Essential oils and arrowroot powder help refresh your scalp and soak up extra oils. Feel free to get messy when applying because it is 100% planet safe and packaged in 95% recycled paperboard tubes that can withstand a cramped backpack for a while. Options for dark or light hair. (U.S. only) 

$18.50 on Zero Waste Store

2. Subpod Essentials Bundle

To your expert level zero wasters or compost enthusiasts. Worms and microbes work inside Subpod to compost food waste. One smell-free and pest-proof Subpod can compost the food of a family of 4 in just one week (~34 lbs)! This bundle includes: dual compost chambers, food-grade stainless steel aerator, X2 worm blankets. (Worms not included; U.S. only). 

$224 on Zero Waste Store

3. Dish Washing Block

Technically this one works for indoor and outdoor enthusiasts. For your indoor people this is a cute yet very effective block that gets your dishes clean. For your outdoor people this biodegradable cleaner saves room in their camping kits, works for dishes, laundry, stains, and anything else you might need to clean while camping. With no plastic, there will be no waste accidentally left behind at a campsite or out in nature. 

$14 on Zero Waste Store

No Tox Life Dish Washing Block - Dish Soap Bar, Zero Waste, Vegan, 6oz
No Tox Life Dish Washing Block - Dish Soap Bar, Zero Waste, Vegan, 6oz
No Tox Life Dish Washing Block - Dish Soap Bar, Zero Waste, Vegan, 6oz
No Tox Life Dish Washing Block - Dish Soap Bar, Zero Waste, Vegan, 6oz
No Tox Life Full Size Dish Washing Block
No Tox Life Full Size Dish Washing Block
No Tox Life Dish Washing Block - Dish Soap Bar, Zero Waste, Vegan, 6oz
No Tox Life Dish Washing Block - Dish Soap Bar, Zero Waste, Vegan, 6oz
No Tox Life Full Size Dish Washing Block
No Tox Life Dish Washing Block - Dish Soap Bar, Zero Waste, Vegan, 6oz
No Tox Life Dish Washing Block - Dish Soap Bar, Zero Waste, Vegan, 6oz
No Tox Life Dish Washing Block - Dish Soap Bar, Zero Waste, Vegan, 6oz
No Tox Life Dish Washing Block - Dish Soap Bar, Zero Waste, Vegan, 6oz
No Tox Life Dish Washing Block - Dish Soap Bar, Zero Waste, Vegan, 6oz
No Tox Life Dish Washing Block - Dish Soap Bar, Zero Waste, Vegan, 6oz
No Tox Life Full Size Dish Washing Block
No Tox Life Full Size Dish Washing Block
No Tox Life Dish Washing Block - Dish Soap Bar, Zero Waste, Vegan, 6oz
No Tox Life Dish Washing Block - Dish Soap Bar, Zero Waste, Vegan, 6oz
No Tox Life Full Size Dish Washing Block
No Tox Life Dish Washing Block - Dish Soap Bar, Zero Waste, Vegan, 6oz
No Tox Life Dish Washing Block - Dish Soap Bar, Zero Waste, Vegan, 6oz

4. Cork Yoga Block

To your indoor or outdoor yogi, this yoga block is made from 100% cotton & cork meaning it’s hypoallergenic, antimicrobial — we’re sweating just thinking about holding a crescent lunge — extremely lightweight, and most importantly, slip resistant. Comes in sizes regular (3.5” x 5” x 9”) and large (4" x 6" x 9"). (U.S. only)   

$30-$38 on Zero Waste Store

Zero Waste Gifts — Education For Those Ready To Do More For The Planet

5. 101 Ways To Go Zero Waste Book

To your people that are always talking about sustainability, saving the planet, and going zero waste but struggling to get started. Printed on a mixture of recycled paper and forest service certified paper, this gentle guide from Kathryn Kellogg contains tips and tricks for responsible consumption and making sustainable choices. 

$17 on Zero Waste Store

6. Give A Sh*t Book

Do Good. Live Better. Save the Planet. This book by Ashlee Piper is perfect for your people who are feeling a little defeated, confused, or helpless in their eco-friendly journey. Full of swearing, and guidance, this practical handbook provides easy tips on more sustainable living. 

$17 on Zero Waste Store

7. Bamboo Notebook

To your people who love to write, journal, make lists, help them swap out regular plastic notebooks with virgin paper for this 8”x5.5” bamboo covered notebook filled with recycled paper and a recyclable metal binding that is completely compostable. 

$24.99 on Zero Waste Store

Brush With Bamboo Bamboo Notebook
Brush With Bamboo Brush With Bamboo Notebook - Zero Waste Journal, Compostable, 50 Sheets
Brush With Bamboo Brush With Bamboo Notebook - Zero Waste Journal, Compostable, 50 Sheets
Brush With Bamboo Bamboo Notebook
Brush With Bamboo Bamboo Notebook - Zero Waste Notebook, Compostable, 50 Sheets
Brush With Bamboo Bamboo Notebook - Zero Waste Notebook, Compostable, 50 Sheets
Brush With Bamboo Bamboo Notebook - Zero Waste Notebook, Compostable, 50 Sheets
Brush With Bamboo Bamboo Notebook
Brush With Bamboo Bamboo Notebook
Brush With Bamboo Brush With Bamboo Notebook - Zero Waste Journal, Compostable, 50 Sheets
Brush With Bamboo Brush With Bamboo Notebook - Zero Waste Journal, Compostable, 50 Sheets
Brush With Bamboo Bamboo Notebook
Brush With Bamboo Bamboo Notebook - Zero Waste Notebook, Compostable, 50 Sheets
Brush With Bamboo Bamboo Notebook - Zero Waste Notebook, Compostable, 50 Sheets
Brush With Bamboo Bamboo Notebook - Zero Waste Notebook, Compostable, 50 Sheets
Brush With Bamboo Bamboo Notebook

Zero Waste Gifts — For Everyday & Around The House 

8. Nude Scent Studio Candles

A housewarming gift; a gift to your people who always smell amazing; or to the ones who can’t make a commitment to a candle, help them out with these vegan, phthalate, soy wax candles. With four amazing scents including Cold brew, Palo Santo Patchouli, Watermelon Sugar, or Sea Salt each handmade candle burns for up to 60 hours. 

$30.99 on Zero Waste Store

Nude Scent Studio Natural Soy Wax Candles - Vegan, 100% Soy Wax, Phthalate-Free, 14oz Vessel, Four Scents, All-Natural Candle
Nude Scent Studio Natural Soy Wax Candles - Vegan, 100% Soy Wax, Phthalate-Free, 14oz Vessel, Four Scents, All-Natural Candle
Nude Scent Studio Natural Soy Wax Candles - Vegan, 100% Soy Wax, Phthalate-Free, 14oz Vessel, Four Scents, All-Natural Candle
Nude Scent Studio Natural Soy Wax Candles - Vegan, 100% Soy Wax, Phthalate-Free, 14oz Vessel, Four Scents, All-Natural Candle
Nude Scent Studio Natural Soy Wax Candles - Vegan, 100% Soy Wax, Phthalate-Free, 14oz Vessel, Four Scents, All-Natural Candle
Nude Scent Studio Natural Soy Wax Candles - Vegan, 100% Soy Wax, Phthalate-Free, 14oz Vessel, Four Scents, All-Natural Candle
Nude Scent Studio Natural Soy Wax Candles - Vegan, 100% Soy Wax, Phthalate-Free, 14oz Vessel, Four Scents, All-Natural Candle
Nude Scent Studio Natural Soy Wax Candles - Vegan, 100% Soy Wax, Phthalate-Free, 14oz Vessel, Four Scents, All-Natural Candle
Nude Scent Studio Natural Soy Wax Candles - Vegan, 100% Soy Wax, Phthalate-Free, 14oz Vessel, Four Scents, All-Natural Candle
Nude Scent Studio Natural Soy Wax Candles - Vegan, 100% Soy Wax, Phthalate-Free, 14oz Vessel, Four Scents, All-Natural Candle
Nude Scent Studio Natural Soy Wax Candles - Vegan, 100% Soy Wax, Phthalate-Free, 14oz Vessel, Four Scents, All-Natural Candle
Nude Scent Studio Natural Soy Wax Candles - Vegan, 100% Soy Wax, Phthalate-Free, 14oz Vessel, Four Scents, All-Natural Candle

9. Nesting Dish Set

You know just the person you thought of when you read ‘nesting set’. This ceramic set of 3 handmade dishes are perfect for jewelry, crystals, or nothing at all because they’re that cute. Rimmed with a real 24K Gold glaze this set is dishwasher safe, and comes in black, white, pink, or blue. (U.S. only) 

$35 on Zero Waste Store 

10. Unpaper Towels

After your people fall in love with these hopefully they switch to these reusable ones permanently. With plenty of colors to match their vibe, these 100% cotton flannel towels come pre-rolled and get more absorbent as they’re washed. We recommend the vintage lemon pattern! 

$34 for 12 on Zero Waste Store

11. Zero Waste Kitchen Kit

A housewarming gift, an anytime gift for your people learning to care about the planet, or maybe for yourself, we won’t tell. This kit contains one vegan dish washing block, one small dish brush, 12-pack unpaper towels, a variety pack of reusable beeswax food wraps (vegan wraps can be subbed), & Stasher bags in sandwich and half gallon sizes. 

$97 on Zero Waste Store

Zero Waste Store Zero Waste Kitchen Kit
Zero Waste Store White Zero Waste Kitchen Kit
Zero Waste Store Zero Waste Kitchen Kit
Zero Waste Store White Zero Waste Kitchen Kit

12. Zero Waste Furry Friend Kit

It’s time these fluffy non-rent paying roommates started doing their part to save the planet! This kit includes: pet shampoo bar made with all natural, gentle ingredients; 2oz dog paw salve; leash dispenser roll to hold the Pet Waste Bags, 4 rolls of 15 (60) biodegradable and compostable pet waste bags.

$30 on Zero Waste Store

13. Countertop Compost Bin

To zero waste warriors who are already composting or those ready to give it a try. This countertop compost bin sits on the countertop to easily store your organic scraps. The lid holds a charcoal filter so no smell will escape it until it’s ready to be added to the compost. Comes in graphite, natural, and terra cotta colors. (U.S. only)

$50 on Zero Waste Store

Method Sourcing Corp. Composter
Method Sourcing Corp. Countertop Compost Bin - Bamboo Fiber Composter, Biodegradable, Dishwasher Safe, 1.25 Gal.,
Bamboozle Countertop Compost Bin - Bamboo Fiber Composter, Dishwasher Safe, 1.25 Gal.,
Method Sourcing Corp. Countertop Compost Bin - Bamboo Fiber Composter, 1.25 Gallons, 100% Biodegradable,
Method Sourcing Corp. Countertop Compost Bin - Bamboo Fiber Composter, Biodegradable, Dishwasher Safe, 1.25 Gal.,
Method Sourcing Corp. Countertop Compost Bin - Bamboo Fiber Composter, 1.25 Gallons, Biodegradable, Dishwasher Safe
Method Sourcing Corp. Countertop Compost Bin - Bamboo Fiber Composter, 1.25 Gallons, 100% Biodegradable,
Method Sourcing Corp. Composter
Method Sourcing Corp. Composter
Method Sourcing Corp. Composter
Method Sourcing Corp. Countertop Compost Bin - Bamboo Fiber Composter, Biodegradable, Dishwasher Safe, 1.25 Gal.,
Bamboozle Countertop Compost Bin - Bamboo Fiber Composter, Dishwasher Safe, 1.25 Gal.,
Method Sourcing Corp. Countertop Compost Bin - Bamboo Fiber Composter, 1.25 Gallons, 100% Biodegradable,
Method Sourcing Corp. Countertop Compost Bin - Bamboo Fiber Composter, Biodegradable, Dishwasher Safe, 1.25 Gal.,
Method Sourcing Corp. Countertop Compost Bin - Bamboo Fiber Composter, 1.25 Gallons, Biodegradable, Dishwasher Safe
Method Sourcing Corp. Countertop Compost Bin - Bamboo Fiber Composter, 1.25 Gallons, 100% Biodegradable,
Method Sourcing Corp. Composter
Method Sourcing Corp. Composter

Zero Waste Gifts — Beauty & Self-Care

14. Lavender Peppermint Soap Bar

If it’s good enough for Jane Fonda’s friends it’s good enough for yours! But seriously, bar soap is a great gift especially when it’s filled with essential oils and nourishing ingredients like this one. Consider it a seasonal addition to any bathroom or if you’re trying to get your people hooked on bar soap we support you. 

$11 on Zero Waste Store

Suds & Co. Soap Bar - 6 Scents, All Natural Bar Soap, Vegan, Plastic Free, 6oz
Suds & Co. Coconut Milk Soap Bar - 6 Scents, All Natural Bar Soap, Vegan, Plastic Free, 6oz
Suds & Co. Soap Bar - 6 Scents, All Natural Bar Soap, Vegan, Plastic Free, 6oz
Suds & Co. Calendula Soap Bar - 6 Scents, All Natural Bar Soap, Vegan, Plastic Free, 6oz
Suds & Co. Soap Bar - 6 Scents, All Natural Bar Soap, Vegan, Plastic Free, 6oz
Suds & Co. Soap Bar - 6 Scents, All Natural Bar Soap, Vegan, Plastic Free, 6oz
Brooklyn Made Natural Lavender Peppermint Soap Bar - Zero Waste Soap Bar, Vegan, Plastic Free, 6oz
Suds & Co. Lavender Peppermint Soap Bar - Zero Waste Soap Bar, Vegan, Plastic Free, 6oz
Suds & Co. Lavender Peppermint Soap Bar - Zero Waste Soap Bar, Vegan, Plastic Free, 6oz
Suds & Co. Lavender Peppermint Soap Bar - Zero Waste Soap Bar, Vegan, Plastic Free, 6oz
Suds & Co. Lavender Peppermint Soap Bar - Zero Waste Soap Bar, Vegan, Plastic Free, 6oz
Suds & Co. Lavender Peppermint Soap Bar - Zero Waste Soap Bar, Vegan, Plastic Free, 6oz
Suds & Co. Herbal Soap Bar - 6 Scents, All Natural Bar Soap, Vegan, Plastic Free, 6oz
Suds & Co. Soap Bar - 6 Scents, All Natural Bar Soap, Vegan, Plastic Free, 6oz
Suds & Co. Coconut Milk Soap Bar - 6 Scents, All Natural Bar Soap, Vegan, Plastic Free, 6oz
Suds & Co. Soap Bar - 6 Scents, All Natural Bar Soap, Vegan, Plastic Free, 6oz
Suds & Co. Calendula Soap Bar - 6 Scents, All Natural Bar Soap, Vegan, Plastic Free, 6oz
Suds & Co. Soap Bar - 6 Scents, All Natural Bar Soap, Vegan, Plastic Free, 6oz
Suds & Co. Soap Bar - 6 Scents, All Natural Bar Soap, Vegan, Plastic Free, 6oz
Brooklyn Made Natural Lavender Peppermint Soap Bar - Zero Waste Soap Bar, Vegan, Plastic Free, 6oz
Suds & Co. Lavender Peppermint Soap Bar - Zero Waste Soap Bar, Vegan, Plastic Free, 6oz
Suds & Co. Lavender Peppermint Soap Bar - Zero Waste Soap Bar, Vegan, Plastic Free, 6oz
Suds & Co. Lavender Peppermint Soap Bar - Zero Waste Soap Bar, Vegan, Plastic Free, 6oz
Suds & Co. Lavender Peppermint Soap Bar - Zero Waste Soap Bar, Vegan, Plastic Free, 6oz
Suds & Co. Lavender Peppermint Soap Bar - Zero Waste Soap Bar, Vegan, Plastic Free, 6oz
Suds & Co. Herbal Soap Bar - 6 Scents, All Natural Bar Soap, Vegan, Plastic Free, 6oz

15. Reusable Cotton Rounds

These cotton-flannel rounds are super cute and are enough for a lifetime. We can’t think of a better way to help people save the planet than to gift them products that work with their life. If your people already use reusable cotton rounds, consider this holder.

$17 for 20 Rounds on Zero Waste Store

$36 for Wooden Facial Rounds Container

Marleys Monsters Marleys Monster's Wooden Facial Rounds Container - Cotton Round Container, Handmade Wood Container, Fits 20 Cotton Rounds
Marleys Monsters Marleys Monster's Wooden Facial Rounds Container - Cotton Round Container, Handmade Wood Container, Fits 20 Cotton Rounds
Marleys Monsters Marleys Monster's Wooden Facial Rounds Container - Cotton Round Container, Handmade Wood Container, Fits 20 Cotton Rounds
Marleys Monsters Marleys Monster's Wooden Facial Rounds Container - Cotton Round Container, Handmade Wood Container, Fits 20 Cotton Rounds
Marleys Monsters Marleys Monster's Wooden Facial Rounds Container - Cotton Round Container, Handmade Wood Container, Fits 20 Cotton Rounds
Marleys Monsters Marleys Monster's Wooden Facial Rounds Container - Cotton Round Container, Handmade Wood Container, Fits 20 Cotton Rounds
Marleys Monsters Marleys Monster's Wooden Facial Rounds Container - Cotton Round Container, Handmade Wood Container, Fits 20 Cotton Rounds
Marleys Monsters Marleys Monster's Wooden Facial Rounds Container - Cotton Round Container, Handmade Wood Container, Fits 20 Cotton Rounds

16. Plastic-Free Hair Scrunchies

To your Eco-warriors or anyone with long hair, try these super cute, plastic free hair scrunchies. Made with fair trade materials, fair trade labor, and 6 colors to choose from, these biodegradable scrunchies are so cute you won’t want to lose them! But if you do, they’re biodegradable! 

$20 on Zero Waste Store

Kooshoo Kooshoo Organic Scrunchies
Kooshoo Kooshoo Organic Scrunchies
Kooshoo Kooshoo Plastic Free Organic Scrunchies - Zero Waste Hair Ties
Kooshoo Kooshoo Organic Scrunchies
Kooshoo Kooshoo Organic Scrunchies
Kooshoo Kooshoo Organic Scrunchies
Kooshoo Kooshoo Organic Scrunchies
Kooshoo Kooshoo Organic Scrunchies
Kooshoo Kooshoo Organic Scrunchies
Kooshoo Kooshoo Organic Scrunchies
Kooshoo Moon Shadow Kooshoo Organic Scrunchies
Kooshoo Kooshoo Organic Scrunchies
Kooshoo Blush Walnut Kooshoo Organic Scrunchies
Kooshoo Gold Sand Kooshoo Organic Scrunchies
Kooshoo Black Olive Kooshoo Organic Scrunchies
Kooshoo Coral Rose Kooshoo Organic Scrunchies
Kooshoo Evening Sky Kooshoo Organic Scrunchies
Kooshoo Kooshoo Organic Scrunchies
Kooshoo Kooshoo Organic Scrunchies
Kooshoo Kooshoo Plastic Free Organic Scrunchies - Zero Waste Hair Ties
Kooshoo Kooshoo Organic Scrunchies
Kooshoo Kooshoo Organic Scrunchies
Kooshoo Kooshoo Organic Scrunchies
Kooshoo Kooshoo Organic Scrunchies
Kooshoo Kooshoo Organic Scrunchies
Kooshoo Kooshoo Organic Scrunchies
Kooshoo Kooshoo Organic Scrunchies
Kooshoo Moon Shadow Kooshoo Organic Scrunchies
Kooshoo Kooshoo Organic Scrunchies
Kooshoo Blush Walnut Kooshoo Organic Scrunchies
Kooshoo Gold Sand Kooshoo Organic Scrunchies
Kooshoo Black Olive Kooshoo Organic Scrunchies
Kooshoo Coral Rose Kooshoo Organic Scrunchies
Kooshoo Evening Sky Kooshoo Organic Scrunchies

17. Upcircle Coffee Body Scrub

As Fall rolls in and the air gets colder and our skin gets a little dryer, gifting this coffee body scrub is a no brainer. This cruelty-free palm oil-free, vegan scrub is made from reused & repurposed, top-quality Arabica coffee grounds that have a myriad of benefits. It comes in Lemongrass + Coffee & Peppermint + Coffee scents and is perfect for anyone with skin. (U.S. only) 

$20 from Zero Waste Store

UpCircle Beauty Lemongrass & Coffee Coffee Body Scrub
UpCircle Beauty Coffee Body Scrub
UpCircle Beauty Coffee Body Scrub
UpCircle Beauty Peppermint & Coffee Coffee Body Scrub
UpCircle Beauty Lemongrass & Coffee Coffee Body Scrub
UpCircle Beauty Coffee Body Scrub
UpCircle Beauty Coffee Body Scrub
UpCircle Beauty Peppermint & Coffee Coffee Body Scrub

18. Like Silk Face Mask

Think of your people living in cold, frigid temps and consider gifting them this soothing face mask. This mask uses ingredients such as Blue Tansy Oil, Hyaluronate, Rose, and Chamomile to soothe, calm, extract, and hydrate skin. Bonus points for being vegan and cruelty-free! (U.S. only) 

$40 on Zero Waste Store

Dewyer Skincare Like Silk Face Mask
Dewyer Skincare Like Silk Face Mask
Dewyer Skincare Like Silk Face Mask
Dewyer Skincare Like Silk Face Mask
Dewyer Skincare Like Silk Face Mask
Dewyer Skincare Like Silk Face Mask

19. Dry Body Brush

To the person who’s all about self-care this Japanese-inspired sisal dry body brush has innumerable benefits like natural detoxification, exfoliation, and lymphatic drainage. Thousands of fibers, a wood handle, and a plastic free storage bag make this an easy zero waste gift.

 $22 on Zero Waste Store

ZWS Essentials Dry Body Brush - Sustainable Body Brush, Plastic Free, Sisal Bristles, Vegan
Bushbalm Dry Body Brush - Sustainable Body Brush, Plastic Free, Sisal Bristles, Vegan
Bushbalm Dry Body Brush - Sustainable Body Brush, Plastic Free, Sisal Bristles, Vegan
Bushbalm Dry Body Brush
Bushbalm Dry Body Brush
ZWS Essentials Dry Body Brush - Sustainable Body Brush, Plastic Free, Sisal Bristles, Vegan
Bushbalm Dry Body Brush - Sustainable Body Brush, Plastic Free, Sisal Bristles, Vegan
Bushbalm Dry Body Brush - Sustainable Body Brush, Plastic Free, Sisal Bristles, Vegan
Bushbalm Dry Body Brush
Bushbalm Dry Body Brush

20. Lip Therapy Balm

To your person whose main accessory is lip balm, convert them to the zero waste side with this moisturizing balm from Blue Heron. Available in tinted or non-tinted; vegan and non-vegan; and 7 different scents there’s one for everyone. Buy the complete set and everyone gets one. Each balm is packaged in post consumer waste recycled paperboard and is compostable. 

$8 per balm on Zero Waste Store 

21. Lip & Cheek Stain

To the friend who studied abroad one time and now does everything the “european way” consider this multi-functional, minimalist stain. Locally sourced beeswax helps it stay in place, coconut and jojoba oil hydrate skin, and red iron oxide provides a pigment that looks good on every skin tone. With buildable coverage it can be used as blush, lip stain, or wherever else you want a splash of color. 

$12 on Zero Waste Store

Sustain Yourself Lip & Cheek Stain
Sustain Yoself Lip & Cheek Stain
Sustain Yourself Lip & Cheek Stain
Sustain Yoself Lip & Cheek Stain

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