4 Unique & Simple Low Waste Gift Ideas

It might seem strange to be gifting someone who is trying to live a zero or low waste life more gifts, but the funny thing is if they are trying to eliminate the amount of garbage they produce they are going to need a few things to make that happen, so here are 4 unique Low Waste Gift Ideas.

Low Waste Gift Ideas For The Home Cook:

A Tea Towel inside a mason jar with a wooden spoon.

This is one of my all-time fav gifts to make. You need three things: A Mason jar, a cute dish towel and a wooden spoon.

a small xmas tree with a glass jar sitting next to it with a spoon tied to it

All you are going to do is roll the dishtowel, slide it into the mason jar, then tie the spoon to the jar, and voila, look how cute this is!

I’ve added a little piece of dried rosemary and you can take it up a notch by hiding a recipe inside the jar.

I have a full video on how I did this, give it a watch. It’s so easy!

Low Waste Gift Ideas For The Newbie:

Create your own gift basket:

I simply love this idea, for a few reasons. You pick the items to go into the basket, items that you know the receiver will love and possibly need. Don’t get me wrong, I love a well-curated gift basket, but this idea helps you to make it much more personalized. By using a pretty basket you can eliminate the need for wrapping paper and all the waste that comes with it.

candice holding a basket filled with eco gifts, a book, a bamboo straw

This basket contains the following items:

A book called Sustainable Home. A great gift for anyone on this eco journey, not just newbies. 2 bamboo reusable straws. A reusable coffee mug from KeepCup, a handmade candle wrapped in an old shoe bag, and DIY bath salts. Looking for other DIY skincare gift ideas, I’ve got tons on The Eco Hub. I also included two low waste kitchen essentials, a reusable paper towel and a reusable dishcloth.

a gift basket filled with goodies like a DIY bath salt

Low Waste Gift Ideas For the clean freak:  

A large mason jar with laundry detergent and wool balls

How cute is this? I mean come on.

a mason jar in a mesh bag with some wool balls

More and more grocery stores are popping and offering a refill option for things like laundry detergent, dish soap, body wash plus shampoo and conditioner. If you know someone who is trying to reduce toxins in the laundry room this is the PERFECT gift if you ask me!

I have added some wool dryer balls because dryer sheets are toxic and can’t be recycled.  I have also chosen not to wrap this gift, instead, I have placed them in a reusable mesh bag. Something I feel every green home needs.

holding a mesh bag with a jar and wool balls in it

Low Waste Gift Ideas For the green beauty junkie:

A personalized box of goodies:

4 Unique Low Waste Gift Ideas

This is so simple to make. I found (thrifting) a very pretty wooden box that can be reused, again I have eliminated the need for unwanted wrapping paper.

Then, I bought a few of my favourite beauty brands, there are so great ideas in this post, with coupon codes to save you some cash. And if you are looking for low or zero waste skincare ideas, I’ve got ya! 

I lined the box with an organic cotton face cloth an included:

Reusable makeup remover pads, my absolute fav body oil from Wildcraft Care.

A divine deodorant from Love Fresh. Some dry shampoo and some shampoo bars from Rocky Mountain Soap Company.

A daily glow facial brush from Province Apothecary, which I use and can’t get enough of! And my absolute go-to lip care for these harsh winter months from 3 Acres made with fair-trade butter and botanical oils. You never know when you might need to pucker up.

And last but not least, a safety razor. Because… plastic disposable razors and SO yesterday!

Here at The Eco Hub, I pride myself on providing you with the best possible information to make informed decisions when it comes to the items you buy. The first step is understanding What Is Zero Waste? What Is Sustainable Beauty and what exactly is Sustainable Living any way?

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