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Best Last Minute Eco Friendly Gifts Ideas

The holiday season is upon us, and you find yourself in need of a thoughtful and sustainable gift – stat! Whether it's your long-time eco-concious friend or a family member dipping their toes into the sustainability lifestyle, there are plenty of options for some great last-minute green gifts.

We've compiled a list of the best last-minute sustainable gift ideas that not only bring joy but also contribute to a healthier planet. Embrace the spirit of giving with these eco-friendly delights that are sure to leave a lasting impression.


Our Favorite Last Minute Sustainable Gifts 

Tired of gifting yet another reusable water bottle, or trying to gind a gift for the ultimate earth fan? There are several eco-friendly gifts that are created from recycled materials, stem from a fair trade certified factory or simply align with your gift recipient's sustainable practices. 

Reusable Everyday Items 

The chances are high that your green giftee already has a few reusable items in their household, but it's never a bad idea to give the gift of sustainability! Consider gifting reusable items that help reduce single-use plastic and promote a sustainable lifestyle. Some of these items include but aren't limited to:

  • Stainless steel water bottles
  • Biodegradable bamboo utensil sets
  • Items made from organic cotton
  • Eco-friendly shopping bags
  • Reusable paper towels
  • Sustainable beauty products
  • Metal straws

These items are not only practical but also make a positive impact on the environment. Plus, these gifts may be available for quick online shopping or within local retailers in your very own neighborhood. 

Experience-Based Sustainable Gifts 

Often we may think only think of our gift recipients unwrapping physical gifts during the holiday season. Consider gifting experiences rather than physical items. Concert tickets to their favorite local venue, cooking classes at a nearby kitchen or even weekend getaway are excellent choices. Experiences create lasting memories without contributing to the accumulation of material possessions. 

These also make for great last minute gifts as you can purchase online immediately. If you'd still like to have something for your giftee to open, you can create a card using recycled materials! 

Upcycled Creations 

What's old is new again when you opt for a one-of-a-kind upcycled gift. Support local artisans and choose gifts made from upcycled or recycled materials. From jewelry crafted from repurposed metals to handbags made from recycled plastic, these unique and sustainable creations are sure to impress.

While these may be a little less easier than quick online shopping and shipping if you go for the local artisan route, it will be worth it to gift something that is totally unique and made of upcycled materials for your gift recipient. There are also online marketplaces for handcrafted gifts such as Etsy. 

Solar-Powered Gadgets

Do you have an avid camper or techie on your shopping list? There are several eco-friendly alternatives for tech devices thanks to solar powered technology. A popular gift that is perfect for any outdoorsy type is a solar-powered phone charger. Other items include flashlights and backpacks. These are fairly inexpensive as they have grown in popularity, and may even save someone's day in the event of their phone or other navigation device dying during outdoor activities. They harness the power of the sun, reducing the reliance on conventional energy sources.

Subscription to Eco-Friendly Services

Whether someone is a sustainability pro or is just getting started on their eco friendly journey, a subscription to any number of eco-friendly services is the perfect gift. Gift a subscription to a service that promotes sustainability, such as a monthly box of eco-friendly products, a subscription to a green energy provider, or a membership to a local community-supported agriculture (CSA) program. 

Purchasing a subscription service for someone makes for an excellent last minute gift. Plus, the gift recipient will technically get the gift that keeps on giving with monthly deliveries! 

DIY Eco-Friendly Kits

Get creative and assemble a DIY eco-friendly kit! Here are a few ideas to help come up with a great gift for the eco-councious person on your shopping list:

  • A homemade spa kit with natural and organic skincare products such as essential oils, aluminum free deodorant, exfoliating hand wash, cruelty free products, ecoand more
  • A DIY reusable cleaning supplies set which could include plant based and non toxic cleaning materials, eco friendly toilet paper and other sustainable everyday essentials
  • A personalized herb garden kit
  • Any other eco friendly gift box including a baby care kit, camping kit, family activity gift box and more for any sustainable lifestyle

When time is of the essence, choosing a last-minute sustainable gift doesn't mean sacrificing thoughtfulness. Embrace these eco-friendly delights to show your loved ones that you care not only about them but also about the well-being of our planet. Make every gift-giving occasion an opportunity to contribute to a greener, more sustainable future.

Go Green and Earn Green This Season with ecoATM 

If you're looking for a way to make some extra holiday shopping funds while doing your part for a healthier planet, consider bringing your used devices to your local ecoATM! We have over 5,000 locations across the US for a convenient and sustainable option for any phones you may have at home. 

Price your device ahead of time and locate your neighborhood ecoATM to start earning some sweet holiday cash today.