Eco-Friendly Gifts Everyone Will Love

by Nick Livermore

Ohhhhh you know it’s that time of year again! We’re rounding up our favorites just in time for you to rush-ship them. As usual, we’ve found the perfect combination of functional, fashionable, and eco-friendly. Fine! We’ll let you in on the secret(s):

Ursa Major Dopp Kit – This brand was originally crafted for men, but my girlfriend is equally obsessed. The products are super clean and work like nothing else on the market. This is a great gift – a full size selection of products and a dopp kit –  perfect for literally every guy you know.

Malin + Goetz Compressed Towels – These hydraulically compressed towels start as tablets and expand into super thick 11 x 9″ towels or with a drop of water or toner. Perfect for the office, traveling, or anywhere that you enjoy convenience!

Pelcor Cork Goods – This isn’t cork as you know it, wine-os. This is cork as fashion. I’m not sure how they do it, but I do know that it takes 9 years for an oak to bear cork and this Pelcor is extremely durable. Pretty good looking stuff, too.


Owl’s Brew – If you’ve ever read anything I have written for Eco18 in the past, you’ll know that I love cocktails. When Owl’s Brew got in touch with a concentrate handcrafted for cocktails, I was all about it. All fresh brewed in small batches, there are English Breakfast and Darjeeling varietals with plenty of complexity for everyone.

Lite+Cycle Candles – 
Men, listen up. There’s nothing non-manly about a candle. We love a good candle and this one’s as clean as they come. Handmade in the USA, and with a waft that’ll welcome all of those holiday guests, nothing beats a good candle. It’s the kind of thing most people don’t buy for themselves, but love to receive under that tree.


Reusable Produce Bags – Reusable produce bags may seem like they wouldn’t come in handy, but let’s think about it. First of all, how much plastic does it waste taking a new bag every time you need to grab another tomato? And second of all, and perhaps more importantly, how annoying is it to attempt to open those bad boys? These things are easy to carry, easy to clean. Convenient and green! They’re congreenient!


Leather Messenger Bag – If there is one thing we think about more than we’d like to, its how much we have to carry. From pens that you pray won’t explode, to cell phones, to wallets, to that book you’ve been reading for three months on the subway, pockets get full real quick. This eco friendly, naturally constructed messenger bag is the perfect gift for that special, accessories carrying someone (or really, just buy it for yourself).

Birch Tree Eco Throw – Let’s face it, folks. It’s cold out. What feels better than coming home and warming up under a warm, cozy blanket? Warming up under a warm, cozy, blanket with a birch tree on it, that’s what! And when that birch tree blanket is made out of recycled yarn, and can be machine washed and dried, it just takes it to a whole new level.


Leather Notebook – Everyone needs a good notebook.  I spent years buying the quintessential Hemingway notebooks, but I recently discovered this refillable gem sourced by the folks at Kaufmann Mercantile. If this notebook isn’t your thing, do check out their site and feel free to buy me literally everything on there because it’s all amazing.


You’re welcome. Any other great gifts out there? Let us know and we’ll be sure to spread the word!

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