Thanks to the vaccine roll out many of us are starting to visit our friends and family again, events are back in the diary and the good times are starting to roll.
So if you've got a birthday, wedding, or special event coming up and are looking for the perfect thank you, congratulations or you-deserve-it gift we've got you covered.
With 10 of the best eco-friendly gifts 2021 has to offer.
1. LARQ Water Bottle ($95)
Launching on Kickstarter then Shark Tank, LARQ is no ordinary water bottle. Calling itself the “world’s first self cleaning water bottle”, LARQ saves unnecessary water and energy consumption, by cleaning itself through the use of patented UV-C LED technology, killing up to 99% of bacteria, odors and viruses often found both in your water and bottle itself.
LARQ keeps your beverage cold for up to 24 hours and is made from a safe, non-toxic material (that's also BPA free). Even better still, LARQ is a member of 1% for the Planet - helping to support organizations providing safe drinking water around the world.
Visit LARQ to get your very own bottle.
2. Third Rock Compost Bin for Kitchen Counter ($39.99)
Third Rock created a compost bin to keep all of your fruit rinds, smoothies and veggie peels in - odor free!
Designed to hang in your kitchen the Third Rock compost bin can hold up to 1.3 gallons of food scraps. Featuring a super cute tree design, and finished with its premium powder coating it will never chip!
So if you need a gift for a great cook, this is the king of all eco-friendly compost gifts.
Even better Third Rock is a small family run business!
Get yours direct from their store.
3. KOOSHOO Biodegradable Hair Ties in Rainbow ($18.95)
If you have a friend who is always losing their hair ties, then this is the perfect gift for them. Available in a plethora of colors, KOOSHOO makes plastic-free hair ties that are made with GOTS certified organic cotton.
KOOSHOO itself means “to feel good”, so whether you’re kicking butt at the gym or rushing to catch the train, you know you're on the right track!
Gift KOOSHOO Biodegradable Hair Ties.
4. Blueair Blue Pure 211+ Air Purifier ($249.99)
Whether you're working from your post-pandemic office or a stuffy basement, it's time for some clean air!
With Blueair Blue Pure 211+ Air Purifier, bad air is a problem of the past. Their 3 stage filtration process captures 99.7% of airborne pollutants, while thanks to its high energy efficiency, using no more energy than a single lightbulb.
Blue Pure 211+ also operates at just 31 decibels on its lowest setting.
5. Bite Beauty Blue Agave+ Daytime Vegan Lip Balm ($16)
Clean beauty brand Bite Beauty have developed their Blue Agave+ Daytime Vegan Lip Balm without sulfates- SLS and SLES; parabens, formaldehyde formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oils, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan and triclocarban... that was a mouthful - but just imagine all the products out there with them in.
A completely green makeup product, much like Bite’s other products, their lip balm offers relief for hard, chapped lips.
6. The Farmstand Hydroponic Garden ($348)
Co-founded by “New Girl” Zooey Deschanel, Lettuce Grow’s The Farmstand is a vertical hydroponic garden - meaning you can grow your very own vegetable patch on your firescape or balcony, relying on only water!
Traditional gardens can use up to 20 gallons of water, while the Farmstand only needs 1 gallon! Even better still, the Farmstand only needs up to 5 minutes a week of garden tending, producing fresh veggies in just 3 weeks.
With the Farmstand Hydroponic Garden you can grow anything your heart desires, whether it's a summer squash or a winter berry.
View the Farmstand Hydroponic Garden.
7. Solar Power Bank and Portable Charger ($29.99)
It’s not just a Lorde album- solar power is a great renewable source of energy. And what better way to use it with a power bank and on the go charger?
The Solar Power Bank and Portable Charger converts energy from the sun into power for your electronics. And, as a bonus perk it is completely wireless, making it super easy for on the go movers or campers.
Check out the Solar Power Bank and Portable Charger.
7. SodaStream Fizzi ($60.99)
Snap, crackle, pop - that’s the sound of your new eco-friendly Fizzi making your glass of pop. The SodaStream Fizzi replaces your classic cokes and seltzers while reducing the number of single-use containers.
This kitchen tool infuses regular ol’ tap water with CO2 to make at home soda. Available in a whole range of flavors, you can now hold the reins on your drink’s carbonation AND your carbon footprint.
Quench your thirst with the SodaStream Fizzi.
9. Mad Hippie Skin Care Exfoliating Serum ($27.99)
Another great present for beauty enthusiasts is the Mad Hippie Skin Care Exfoliating Serum.
Mad Hippie is cruelty free, vegan and GMO-free brand, who instead use earth’s ingredients such as gigawhite and apple stem cells.
This serum leaves your skin bright and super smooth, and thanks to the bonus 10% alpha hydroxy a little tingly too.
You can find Mad Hippie either online or in your local Whole Foods.
10. Teddy Locks Recycled Socks ($16.00)
Made for every sole, Teddy Locks socks are luxuriously soft, longer lasting and better for the planet.
Knit on green certified machines in North Carolina from recycled plastic bottles, Teddy Locks socks will have you skipping in your step.
Made from recycled yarns which are moisture-wicking, quick-drying and thermoregulating they are designed for both performance - and the planet!
Check out the full range at Teddy Locks.
So, there you have it folks: 10 of the Best Eco-friendly Gifts of 2021.
Conscious, clean, green treats for you and your loved ones.
Written By Meg Ahearn