You’ve purchased a reusable coffee cup, you haven’t touched a plastic bag in years, and you can’t remember the last time you shopped at a fast-fashion chain. Maybe you even compost! If you’ve been making a serious effort to live more sustainably, the holidays are here just in time to throw a wrench in your plans. The sheer variety of people on your gifting list—in-laws, hard-to-please mothers, picky friends—can make thoughtful shopping feel impossible, and that’s before you factor in a gift’s environmental or social impact. But as climate change intensifies (and is aggravated by our consumption habits), it’s more important than ever to gift with intention and choose consciously-made pieces your loved ones will cherish for years to come.
Fortunately, it’s only getting easier to find those items online. Below, we’ve narrowed down the very best sustainable gifts for everyone on your list, from repurposed treasures—like Paradis Perdus’s recycled cashmere sweater and Chloé x Sheltersuit’s upcycled backpack—to reclaimed gold jewelry, organic (and luxurious) towel sets, and package-less makeup and skincare.
If you’re more inclined towards food and drink, organic vintner Sophie James just released her first sparkling rosé, while Flamingo Estate’s regenerative farm box is packed with a rotating mix of fruits, vegetables, spices, baked goods, and other treats, with proceeds benefiting California farmers. For the friend who’s interested in fashion’s regenerative farming movement, there’s Christy Dawn’s new Land Stewardship Program: a $200 investment that covers the cost of 3,485 square feet of regenerative cotton farmland. Recipients will get updates from the farm throughout the year, including how much carbon they’ve helped sequester, and will receive store credit at the end of the harvest.
Below, shop our full edit of 29 gifts you’ll feel good about giving—and adding to your own wish list, too.
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