Low Cost, Low Waste, and Local Holiday Gift Ideas

Low Cost, Low Waste, and Local Holiday Gift Ideas

Want to get a gift for a loved one that aligns with your values? 

Check out the following gift ideas from eco-conscious brands, as well as some ideas for DIY gifts.

? = under $30

? = opportunity to shop local

✋ = make it yourself 

Low Cost

? Thinx Underwear– underwear for people with periods. Thinx are washable, reusable underwear designed to reduce the vast amount of tampon and pad waste in our country.

? Package Free Shopan ecosystem of brands on a mission to make the world less trashy. Shop the best low-waste products, all plastic and cruelty free. Favorites: Meow Meow Tweet spot treatment, Raw Elements tinted facial sunscreen, Tea Tree Charcoal facial bar soap

? Bite Toothpaste Bits– More than 1 billion plastic toothpaste tubes are thrown out each year. Bite Toothpaste bits are made with clean, vegan-friendly ingredients, designed to keep your teeth healthy and oceans clean. All subscriptions include a refillable glass jar. And no toothpaste streaks in the sink!



?Local produce boxes- support local farmers and give the gift of fresh, organic produce. Pre-buy one or two weeks of a local CSA produce box, such as Plow to Porch in Santa Barbara or Farm Fresh in DC, which delivers a medley of delicious in-season fruits and vegetables

?Books- from a local bookstore or thrift store

Some book ideas for family members-

?Guided journals, like a Question a Day or Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice by Michelle Obama

?Coffee table books, like People of New York and Sun and Her Flowers

?? Clothes, art, and toys from a thrift store


A nice dinner

National or State Park Pass

Museum Membership

Gift cards to nail or hair salons 


✋Healthy, vegan, edible cookie dough in a cute mason jar (Check out this recipe)







When it comes to gift wrapping, please consider reusing boxes and any paper you already have.


Happy Holidays!