If you’re going to spend money on getting the perfect gift, why not make it a special one with a consciously curated gift set instead? Often a pre-made bundle of multiple items, eco-friendly gift boxes are a great way to make your loved ones feel special while leaving a lighter footprint on the planet.
Keep scrolling to find a little something for everyone on your list with these 16 sustainable gift basket ideas.
How to Find the Perfect Gift Your Loved Ones Will Actually Use
The art of gift giving is a complicated one. Great gifts are meant to be delightful, thoughtful, and practical, which make their receiver feel pampered, and give you the most bang for your buck. But finding one that checks all of these boxes can be akin to seeking the proverbial needle in a haystack. Fortunately, we’ve found just the thing: eco-friendly gift boxes.
A curation of the perfectly grouped product pairings that are filtered by sustainable values, occasion, and need — many of which are customizable — these gift boxes will have you rethinking gifting.
We also think this particular guide is ideal for those looking to spark a little sustainability into someone’s life or inspire your consciously-curious loved ones who don’t know where to start. Consider these earth-friendly gift boxes the perfect starter kit to entice your friends, family, and acquaintances into living a more conscious life.
We searched high and low to find you a curated selection of 16 purpose-driven gifting companies across the globe that offer an array of gift-worthy sustainable items that feel extra special, and unlike anything your loved ones have ever received.
From everyday essentials and beauty products to edible treats and relaxing teas, to plants and home decor that are sure to collect compliments — there’s something for everyone here!
Where to Find Eco-Friendly Hamper Boxes and Gift Boxes
Note that this guide contains affiliates and partners. As always, we only feature brands that meet strict criteria for sustainability and which we truly love — that we think you’ll love too!
Do you have a friend who can’t resist a gorgeous eyeshadow palette, lives to collect statement lip colors, or is always on the lookout for a way to update their skincare regime? Then, Green Eco Dream is the best place to find them a gift they’ll love and cherish.
Green Eco Dream’s impressive assortment of plastic-free beauty gift sets and bundles of everyday essentials (like a low waste dishwashing combo) takes the guessing game out of gifting. With over 50 brands that have been vetted for their zero-waste credentials, ethical practices, and use of better materials and ingredients, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better place to shop for some eco goodies.
As its name so aptly suggests, EarthHero is a sustainable marketplace where you can find an assortment of brands that have been vetted based on their conscious credentials.
We love the fact that their curated gift sets are filtered by sustainability features like materials used, plastic-free options, and even the amount of organic content to help you choose the perfect bundle that aligns with your loved ones’ personal values.
A treasure trove of practical gifts that can immediately be put to good use, MightyNest makes green living a lot simpler with its useful assortment of eco-conscious and zero waste gift boxes. From reusable kitchen items to zero-waste bathroom essentials, their plastic-free gift boxes are perfect for everyday use.
People who enjoy their products can also choose to signup for their monthly subscription box service which will allow them to discover more ways to make sustainable choices.
It’s important to be intentional about where you shop. Instead of heading to a big-box retailer, buying from a small, BIPOC-owned business can be a great way to add a meaningful touch to the sweet gesture of gifting.
Untold is a gifting company whose key focus involves amplifying the voices of BIPOC entrepreneurs. Not only are they focused on uplifting business owners from marginalized backgrounds, but also committed to sourcing artisanal and earth-friendly products that are packaged in the most eco-friendly manner. P.S. Their box filler is embedded with wildflower seeds that will grow almost anywhere if planted.
Apart from their noble mission, we love the fact that their gift sets are curated based on love languages like quality time, acts of service, and a box that combines all five of the love languages in one.
5. Package Free
lf zero waste is a sustainable value that matters most to you or your loved ones, then Package Free is the place to be. They are on a mission to eliminate single-use plastic from products you use regularly by offering sustainable alternatives through their carefully bundled kits.
Their low waste plastic free gift boxes contain the handiest and most reusable products for your kitchen, bathroom, pantry, and beyond.
We have all experienced loss, but when our loved ones experience it, it’s that much harder to watch them go through the motions. During times like these, when it’s hard to come up with the right words to console them, sending them a commemorative gift could convey your love and support a lot better than words can.
Laurelbox thoughtfully addresses loss with their curation of memorial keepsakes, candles, remembrance jewelry, and an assortment of self-care gifts that are handcrafted and sourced from small, independent artisans.
If you’d like to score some brownie points with your foodie friends then look no further. Social Stories Club is a UK based gifting company that specializes in sustainable gift hampers that feature a customizable assortment of delicious goodies among beauty and lifestyle gifts.
From nuts that are helping fund education for girls to chutneys that are fighting food waste and teas that support reforestation projects, Social Stories Club partners with social enterprises across the UK who are making an impact through their products.
You can either choose from their pre-made set of gift boxes or build a customized box yourself that caters to vegan, gluten-free, halal, and kosher diets.
“beMINDFUL”, “beINTENTIONAL”, “beWELL”. No, these aren’t affirmations, but just some of the many titles of beCAUSE’s range of eco gift boxes that’ll help your loved ones feel relaxed and rejuvenated.
A vast majority of their bundles include self-care products like scented candles, blankets, teas, essential oils, bath salts, and related items, making it your go-to choice for loved ones who could use a little TLC.
beCAUSE minded also lets you curate a customized gift box that can contain up to six items from their vetted suppliers who either employ vulnerable people or donate 50% of their profits to causes that support orphanages and educate girls in the Global South. Talk about gifting and doing good while you’re at it!
A handpainted jug from Morocco, an artisanal scarf from Thailand, fair trade cocoa from Ghana, and a woven leaf basket from Mexico. These are just some of the many vibrant and delightful contents you can expect to find within GlobeIn’s ethical gift boxes that are sourced and crafted by artisan communities across the world.
GlobeIn is on a mission to empower artisans with a sustainable income by showcasing their handcrafted products to a global audience. Their curation of artisanal products is a visual delight that’s bound to infuse some culture into the receiver’s home.
Earthlove assembles a range of sustainably-sourced gift hampers that aren’t just useful but also knowledgeable. Every earth-friendly gift box comes with an option of two conscious-minded books to choose from, making it the perfect gift for the curious readers in your life.
Whether it’s home goods, skincare products, gardening items, or fashion accessories, all of their bundled products are low waste, ethically produced, and organic (where possible).
For every box purchased, Earthlove gives back to non-profits that are working to protect, restore, and conserve the planet.
Gifts that pay it forward, The Ethical Gift Box is a UK based company that bundles a variety of consciously crafted products which in turn support organizations that work to address issues like climate change, human trafficking, and ocean cleanups.
Spanning fashion accessories, beauty products, home decor, and a lot more, their sustainably-sourced products are bound to be either plastic-free, recycled, vegan or fair trade.
P.S. You can find a little something for stationery-lovers who appreciate a brightly colored notebook and pen.
12. Plants in a Box
Know a plant parent? Is someone you know looking to exercise their green thumb? Plants in a Box has got you covered.
Whether it’s easy to care for indoor plants or native outdoor plants, this Australia-based company creates assorted gift sets of houseplants that are sure to delight the home-gardeners in your life.
Boxed in home-compostable packaging, Plants in a Box also provides guided plant assistance with tips on growing, feeding, and positioning.
If the way to their heart is through their stomach, then this UK based gifting company is the best place to start. Social Super Market curates sustainable gift boxes full of eco-responsible wines, drinks, and snacks from brands that fight food waste.
Find a range of edible treats that go well with outdoor barbecues, high teas, and picnics, along with a little something for teetotalers, chocolate lovers, and coffee connoisseurs.
14. Thrive Market
Thrive Market is a great place to find something for health-conscious loved ones whose dietary preferences range from vegan, paleo, gluten-free, keto, and vegetarian.
They work with the best farmers and suppliers to create their ethically sourced and organic food hampers, full of quality staples and pantry must-haves.
Fighting for food equality is one of Thrive Market’s key goals which they have been actively working on by partnering with organizations that feed those with lack access to healthy food.
The Wholesome Gift Box curates the prettiest looking sustainable products that are sure to score you a grateful mention on social media. However, their curation of Instagram-worthy products goes a lot deeper than just aesthetics.
Explore a range of beauty items, chocolate bars, and baby products that are natural and organic, ready to be wrapped in recycled and eco-friendly materials. If you’re based in Australia, this store will be your go-to for eco-friendly gift boxes.
Based out of Australia, Curated with Conscience supports purpose-driven local brands and artisan businesses by bundling their handcrafted products into consciously packaged boxes.
Spanning a range of self-care kits, housewarming hampers, vegan gifts, and new parent sets, you’re sure to find something special for all your loved ones.
Expect to send across a thoughtfully packed bundle placed in a recycled kraft box, featuring a “gift menu” which shares an inspiring story behind each product, that is sure to make unwrapping a delightful experience for its receiver.
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About The Author:
Jharna Pariani is a fashion writer and creative strategist whose work is rooted in honesty and deep observation of the world around her. When she isn’t busy penning down her thoughts, she moonlights as a video editor creating fashion and food reels on Instagram for several brands and influencers