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The 2020 Green Holiday Gift Guide

by Ossapha Ou
The 2020 Green Holiday Gift Guide

The 2020 Green Holiday
Gift Guide

The widely-cherished tradition of exchanging presents with the one another is a cherished Christmas tradition. It’s a beautiful act that comes from the heart, and a way to show the people we love how much they mean to us. But unfortunately, the most wonderful time of the year isn’t so wonderful to Mama Earth. Americans collectively throw away 25 million tons of EXTRA waste during the holiday seasons, much of which comes from gifts that quickly end up in the trashcan. So for environmentally-conscious consumers, spreading Christmas cheer can be quite the conundrum. But being green doesn’t have to make you a Grinch. With our ZWS 2020 Holiday Gift Guide, you can get into the Christmas spirit by stuffing red stockings with thoughtful green gifts.

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Mistletoe Kissing Companions

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Blue Heron Botanicals Lip Therapy Set

If a holiday romance is on your secret wish list this season, make sure your lips stay silky-soft for your Christmastime crush. This savory selection of organic scents & flavors is made from a curative array of therapeutic plants and natural emollients that keeps kissers supple & sweet. Completely packaged in 100% compostable pcw recycled paperboard, Blue Heron Botanicals lip balm therapy balms is the sustainable way to stay mistletoe-ready this holiday season.

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Busy Bodies

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Sleep & Beyond Organic Cotton Sheet Set

‘Tis the season to be jolly, but being merry and bright is easier said than done with an exhaustive holiday schedule to navigate through. This Noel, give your festivity-fatigued friends & family the well-needed rest they deserve with an exceptionally soft, extremely breathable, and naturally hypoallergenic high-quality organic cotton sheet set that melts holiday stress away. With this eco-friendly sheet set, sustainably made and packaged with reusable and biodegradable materials, they’ll always be sure to get a silent night’s worth of guilt-free sleep.

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Grill Masters

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Stasher Bag Kit

Make a Christmas exchange this year that will change the way you and your family cook, store, and save your meals forever. Stasher Bags are made from 100% pure platinum silicone, featuring a burp-seal zip lock that will keep your food safe & fresh in the fridge, freezer, microwave, stove or oven. Easily washable, and endlessly reusable, one Stasher eliminates thousands of plastic bags from entering our oceans. So take joy this season in watching your friends and family unwrap a versatile and radically functional alternative that is actively tackling our ocean plastic crisis.

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Planet-Saving Pupils

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GOT BAG

Perfect for kindergartners to college students, bikers to hikers, and men or women; GOT BAG is one of the most thoughtful gifts for just about anyone. Widely admired for their sleek looks and well-conceived designs, the backpacks, bags, and accessories in this sustainable collection creates their biggest splash in the ocean. GOT BAG doesn’t just help reduce the need for single-use plastic materials that can end up floating in the sea; each high-quality piece is made from single-use plastic floating in the sea. In fact, to make a single GOT BAG removes up to 9 pounds of plastic pollution from the ocean!

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Pony-Tailers

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Terra Ties Hair Ties

The mystery of the vanishing hair tie might be an amusing topic of conversation; if it weren’t for the fact that, of the 15 million ties purchased every day, most are made from non-biodegradable synthetic materials can that take thousands of years to break down, if at all! Unlike standard hair ties, Terra Ties are made and packaged plastic-free with 100% biodegradable and compostable natural rubber, organic cotton, and recycled materials. Spread Christmas magic this year with a stocking stuffer that actually will vanish, when it gets lost or discarded…never to be seen again.

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Active-Bodied Workout Buddies

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Sustain Yourself Grapefruit Deodorant

Picking up a few pounds of holiday cheer is a great motivator to hit the gym. Of course, when it comes to exercising and staying fit, the goal should be to look like you work out, not to smell like you do! Stay zesty-fresh through all the sweat during winter workouts without the environmentally harmful chemicals and plastic that come with conventional products. This citrus-powered deodorant cream, botanically-formulated to safely & effectively block odor on even the most sensitive skin, and comes sustainably packaged in 100% recyclable and compostable materials.

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Smiles That Brighten Your Day

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Davids Toothpaste

Mindfully created with a focus on oral and environmental health, this vegan peppermint toothpaste takes a bite out of planet pollution and keeps your breath smelling minty fresh like the holidays. Instead of the harmful fluoride and sulfates used in conventional products, David’s Toothpaste cleans mouths and keeps the planet healthy with the natural whitening and anti-plaque properties of its plant-based ingredients. Packaged in a 100% recyclable metal tube and boxed in a compostable cardboard box, this sustainably-sourced toothpaste is on a merry mission to save the world one smile at a time.

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Follicle-Obsessed Friends

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Elleada Hair Serum

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow – just not from your hair! This plant-powered hair serum invigorates the scalp, supercharges hair follicles, and promotes healthy growth through a rich infusion of essential vitamins & minerals. Organically-formulated from a nourishing blend of botanical herbs and essential oils that safely remedies hair and scalp issues, including dandruff, folliculitis, dermatitis, hair loss, and more, Elleada Hair Serum is a planet-friendly Christmas present that leaves behind a beautiful head of healthy holiday locks.

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Lunch-Packing Pals

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Khala & Co Vegan Food Wraps

Whether wrapping up cheese for a holiday cheeseboard, preserving veggies for a festive family dinner or storing leftovers after the big feast, these reusable vegan food wraps make the perfect culinary companions. Infused with six plant-based waxes and oils, these organic hemp cotton wraps are easily washable & reusable, and once worn out, they are completely compostable! Give the gift of greener cuisines with Khala & Co. Vegan Food Wraps that keep the planet clean.

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Pesky Pretty Little Sisters

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Elate Beauty Amplify Beauty Gift Sets

Make the world more beautiful place this season with a glam & green makeup routine made perfect for the Christmas season! This limited edition holiday bundle from Elate conveniently combines best-sellers Elate Essential Mascara, plus a red LipColour Pencil and luminous EyeColour Pencil in a shade of your choice. Always mindful of environmental and personal beauty, this thoughtfully curated kit from Elate Essentials comes sustainably packaged inside a plantable paper-seed box.

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Picky-Panty People

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KENT Women's Underwear

If her office crush knew what she had on underneath her ugly Christmas sweater outfit, he might be walking her under the mistletoe himself. But as cute as Kent’s Pima Cotton Briefs are to admiring eyes, these ultra-soft panties are designed for personal comfort and planet-friendliness. Each ultra-soft & comfy piece is sustainably made from 100% organic pima cotton fabric and packaged in biodegradable material, making it a completely compostable gift for the special women in your life.

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Fresh-Faced Friends

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UpCircle Beauty

Keeping to a schedule during the most wonderful time of the year can create a lot of pressure when there are so many things to get done in so little time. But don’t let holiday stress take a toll on your complexion this season. Spread holiday cheer with a natural glow through Upcircle Beauty’s all-natural & nutrient-rich skincare products. Sustainably-formulated from repurposed organic ingredients, you can get and gift a healthy, youthful complexion where all is calm, and all is bright.

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Food Lovers

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Beeswrap Variety Pack in Honeycomb Print

Break the tradition of preserving ingredients and storing your Christmas dinner leftovers in disposable plastic bags or saran wraps that are harmful to the body and the environment. Beeswax Wraps are a holiday blessing that keeps food fresh and free of plastic toxins. Made from compostable organic material, and specifically designed to safely preserve food without creating waste, this is a gift that your friends, family, and the planet will be thankful for.

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Powder Room Penny-Pinchers

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TUSHY Bidet Attachment

Let your beautifully-lit Christmas tree be a reminder that nearly 27,000 trees are literally flushed down the toilet every single day. Not only that, it takes about 37 gallons of water to make a single roll of toilet paper! While those may some stinky statistics, the good news is with a little squirt of water, we can help clean up this environmental mess that we collectively made. TUSHY bidets help cut down on the amount of T.P. needed and keeps your butt much cleaner and sanitary than just wiping alone. This Christmas, give a gift that saves money, saves trees, saves water, and saves butts!

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Foul Mouth Friends & Fam

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Brush With Bamboo Toothbrush

Bring out those holiday grins with a plant-based stocking stuffer that keeps mouths clean and the planet green. With bristles made entirely from non-fossil fuel carbon material and a totally compostable certified 100% organic bamboo handle, this sustainably made toothbrush is certain to get you a smile. The ergonomic design and a classic shape of this elegant wood-grained organic bamboo handle is Christmas eye candy for merry minimalists everywhere.

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Mr. & Mrs. Clean

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Marley's Monsters Holiday Unpaper Towels

Whether it’s a family dinner, office work party, or holiday house party, Christmastime get-togethers inevitably leave behind a very merry mess to be cleaned up. Help your friends kick the paper towel habit, which depletes our forests and stuffs our landfills, by giving them a tree-free gift that can wipe up all their seasonal spills & splashes for years to come. Durably serger-stitched and sustainably-made with 100% cotton flannel fabric for endless use, this limited-edition Marley’s Monsters 12-pack comes in a festive plaid print that will keeps the spirit cheery through the holiday chores.

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Luscious-Locked Friends

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Suds & Co Shampoo & Conditioner Bars

Oh the weather outside is frightful.
But your hair looks so delightful.
To get it, where should I go?
Suds & Co! Suds & Co! Suds & Co!  

Even in the middle of a winter wonderland, anyone can transport to the tropics. Made with all-natural ingredients, teeming with an abundance of nutrient-rich oils and minerals, this top-selling tropical twosome leaves behind lush, luminous locks that look, feel, and smell like paradise. 

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Shower Lovers Everywhere

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Nebia Shower System

‘Tis the season for big savings and Nebia is leading the way by rolling out their biggest sale of the year. Pamper yourself with a luxury spa shower system that delivers a fully-immersive, high-definition showering experience. Not only will you cut down on your water use by 65% with every shower you take, right now you can get 20% off any order, plus free shipping in the U.S for orders over $200 – no coupon code required! These are the kind of savings that can spoil a person.

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Scrunchie-Loving Stylists

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Kooshoo Scrunchies

From the maker of the world’s bestselling plastic-free hair tie, we present to you the Kooshoo scrunchie, an ethically-sourced hair accessory that’s being stuffed into stockings everywhere! Unlike cheap traditional scrunchies that are made using harsh chemical dyes and non-biodegradable materials, Kooshoo scrunchies are use completely biodegradable GOTS & Fair Trade Certified Organic Cotton & Natural Rubber that is gentle on the environment and looks gorgeous on your hair.

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Trendy Chums

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Wolven Zephyr Top & Leggings

When it comes to buying gifts for your most fashionable of your friends and family, going with a form-flattering Zephyr-print outfit from Wolven is always a safe bet. The sleek & sophisticated look of the ruched crossover legging is certain to catch admiring eyes, and he 4-way crisscross top is a mix-and-match dream. While the contrasting palette of black and gold in the haute couture-inspired Zephyr print is worthy of a big night out, the super soft & comfy form-fitting fabric will keep the heart content on the couch sipping hot cocoa in front of the fireplace.

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Aunt Flo

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Glad Rags XO Flo Menstrual Cups

Celebrate the colors of Christmas with a little green gift to help the girls deal with their monthly reds. Unlike chemical-laden conventional products that constantly have to be replaced and discarded throughout the day, these non-toxic menstrual cups safely deliver up to 12 comfortable hours of period protection – even while you’re sleeping! Made from hypoallergenic 100% medical grade silicone that can last up to 10 years, a single Glad Rags menstrual cup can replace up to 2500 pads and tampons from entering a landfill!

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