Recommendations for practical gifts
p-hovs on 12/12/2020
Are you a gift-giver who values practicality in the gifts given? This is the place to get ideas for everyone on your list!
Special consideration for this list is given to companies who have sustainable practices and ethical manufacturing.
Gifts for adults
Clothes can be a good practical gift! These companies are our favorites to purchase from:
- Darn Tough or Fox Sox - Anyone who says socks don't make a good gift haven't gotten a pair of high-quality socks.
- Frank And Oak - Good clothes with a focus on sustainability.
- Jelt or Unbelts - Eco-friendly belts, because does anybody have enough belts?
- Marine Layer - Light on certifications, but still cares a good deal about sustainability and has some good clothes for everybody!
- Patagonia - Offers a ton of products, you're sure to find something for everyone on your list!
- tentree - Comfortable loungewear gear. Check out their tencel products!
- United By Blue - Geared towards the outdoor-lover in your life, but has something for everyone!
For Women Only
- Boyish Jeans - Just look at their sustainability page. They're hoarding certifications.
- M.M.LaFleur - Clothes for women, by women.
- MANA Threads - Biodegradable, sustainable clothing at good prices!
- Reformation - What's even better than climate-neutral? Climate-positive!
- Rothy's - Women's shoes made from recycled plastic bottles.
For Men Only
- Mack Weldon - Light on sustainability certifications, but still cares about the environment and has a lot of good-looking products for men.
- Alchemy Goods - Stylish bags made from upcycled materials!
- Bellroy - Lots of great-looking bags and wallets!
- Day Owl - Backpacks and matching cord bags made from recycled plastic bottles!
- Frost River Trading Co - Leather bags that will stand the test of time!
- Green Guru - Upcycled bags made in the USA!
- OlovesM - Handbags upcycled from unused yoga mats!
- Osprey - Bags with a lifetime guarantee!
- Tom Bihn - Bags made in the USA!
- simply straws or strawesome - Glass straws are easy to use, easy to clean, and help reduce the number of single-use plastics. A great practical gift to someone who doesn't have any yet!
- Stasher - Reusable food storage bags that can go anywhere from freezer to microwave to oven!
- Vermont Rolling Pins - Gor the wanna-be baker in your life!
- All Good and Puracy - More options for cleaners and body products!
- Bully Tools - High-quality tools manufactured in the USA!
- by Humankind - Classic bathroom products that reduce your plastic footprint!
- Dr. Bronner's - The peppermint-infused products are highly recommended!
- Carolina Glove Company - Protect them hands!
- Cutco - If someone you know complains about having old knives, fix that!
- Gel Pro - Great for kitchens, bathrooms, and especially anyone with a standing desk!
- Klean Kanteen or MiiR - For the coffee/tea/water/liquid drinker on-the-go. Work well in an office environment too for getting the daily coffee and water fillup!
- Nimble - Smartphone cases, charges, cables, and more that have a positive environmental impact and look great!
- Vornado - Anyone who has a summer season will appreciate having another fan in the house!
Gifts for pets
- 4-Legger - Organic, vegan, cruelty-free and made in the USA cat and dog cleaners!
- Americat - All sorts of gifts for the cats!
- CatsPlay - High-quality cat furniture!
- Petlibro - Both humans and pets love an automatic feeder!
- West Paw - Everything a dog would want!