Green Gift Guide: Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Ideas

The Green Gift Guide is here, just in time for the holidays! We’ve found the perfect eco-friendly, sustainable, and ethically made gift for each person on your list. Here’s to a healthy and environmentally friendly holiday season!

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A gift-giving challenge eco-conscious consumer have during the holidays is finding gifts that are ethically and sustainably made. I don’t know about you, but when I decided to adopt a green living lifestyle I found it challenging to find gifts that fit my eco-friendly expectations. Year after year I struggle to find gift ideas that align with my personal values, but also don’t break the budget.

But never fear, green living warriors, the Fork in the Road Green Gift Guide is here! Below you’ll find gifts to fit anyone on your list, even that hard-to-shop-for person you can never seem to find something for.

Whether you have green eaters, green homebodies, green travelers, or budding eco-warrior kids on your list, we’ve found something you for you. Let’s do it!

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🌱 Green Gift Guide: The Green + Healthy Eater

Can’t find the perfect gift for the eco-conscious foodie? Don’t worry, that’s what we’re all about here on Fork in the Road. You may even want to get two of these green eating and green kitchen goodies (one for you, of course!).

Budget gifts for foodies

  • Reusable produce bags: Forgo the plastic bags when at the farmers market or grocery store and stock up for these mesh produce bags instead. They’re also great for storing fruit, transporting flowers, or as a simple lunch tote for work or school.
  • ChicoBag Mindful Grocer Kit: Keep meaning to switch to reusable bags? This grocery store starter kit includes reusable carrying bags, but also mesh produce bags so you don’t have to use the plastic from the store.

Splurge gifts for foodies

🏠 Green Gift Guide: The Green + Mindful Homebody

Not sure what to gift the environmentally-conscious domestic dweller? Never fear, we’ve got the perfect gifts for homebodies who love to make their home their eco-sanctuary.

Budget gifts for homebodies

Splurge gifts for homebodies

🧳 Green Gift Guide: The Green + Ethical Traveler

Clueless about what to get for the ethical intrepid traveler? A few simple and sustainable travel goodies will go a long way when you spend a lot of time on the road.

Budget gifts for travelers

  • Bamboo Tumbler with Tea Infuser: This all-in-one water bottle, coffee thermos, and tea diffuser is made from bamboo, stainless, and is BPA-free. It’s the perfect gift for the girl or guy on the go!
  • Anja Organic Yoga Mat: The jet-setting yogi on your list will love this thin, foldable yoga mat that will easily fit into any carry-on bag. Made from natural tree rubber and recycled bottles, these beautifully-designed mats are a great choice for the environmentally-conscious and active traveler.
  • Haiku’s Travel Bag Set: Looking for travel toiletries bag that isn’t made from harmful materials? This small travel bag is vegan and made from recycled ingredients, and is from a company who commits to fair wages. Something to feel good about!

Splurge gifts for travelers

  • Corkor Cork Travel Bag: Handbags made from cork? Yup. Corkor is a eco-friendly fashion and home goods brand that uses cork creatively in everything from home supplies, accessories, and even pet products. The world traveler on your list will love a simple cork crossbody or tote bag.
  • Sweetbriar Vintage Vegan Weekend Bag : This easy carrying bag is made with 100% vegan materials is perfect for a weekend trip or a long haul vacation.

🧸 Green Gift Guide: The Little Green Warrior

Wonder what to buy for the budding environmentalist in your family? These fun eco-friendly gifts will help them grow into the green warrior they’re meant to be.

Budget gifts for kids

♻️ More sustainable gift guides

Looking for more eco-conscious gifts? Check out our other holiday-specific eco-friendly and ethical gift guides:

What’s on your eco-friendly wishlist this season? Do you have any creative homemade gifts to share with the FITR Green Living Community? Leave a comment below and let us know!

UPDATE: This gift guide was originally published in 2018 and is updated every year, mostly recently October 2021, to include our favorite green gift suggestions.


  1. Thanks for these tips! I am trying to be greener this year and only buy things that my family and friends can reuse and also from good brands. These are great thought starters for my holiday list.

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