Your Sustainable Holiday Gift Guide

Your Sustainable Holiday Gift Guide

Are you ready to be a changemaker? Start your sustainable holiday gift-giving at Vitarock where you can choose from over 10,000 products from ethically and environmentally focused companies who meet the highest standards of quality, purity, and safety.


Choosing the perfect gift has never been easier. Just for you, we’ve put together a handful of the most perfect gift ideas in this Sustainable Holiday Gift Guide. It’s shopping you will feel good about! When you purchase a sustainable holiday gift, the person you give it to won’t be the only one smiling.


5 Easy Ways to Give More Sustainable, Eco-Friendly, Ethical Gifts

1. Plant one on them

2. Go vintage

3. Break it by baking it

4. Give an experience

5. Purchase with knowledge


1. Plant one on them

Give them a plant for the holidays. Gorgeous greenery and flowers make people feel relaxed, comfortable and calm. The simple act of touching or smelling plants can reduce physiological and psychological stress, according to researchers. Plus, plants help clear the air – literally, that is. Researchers at NASA found houseplants remove up to 87 percent of toxins in the air in just one day. Both beautiful and eco-friendly, plants are one of the best sustainable holiday gifts.


2. Go vintage

The most special gifts are not necessarily the shiniest or most modern. The best gifts are ones that make a person happy. See that special someone smile as a cast iron pan inspires culinary delight, or as a vintage textile rouses an inner celebrity vibe. Vintage gifts have character. They are unique. Plus, adding vintage to your sustainable holiday gift list has a positive environmental impact. By skipping the cheap, impulse purchases and buying quality vintage items you can challenge the status quo and be a change maker.


3. Break it by baking it

As they say, the fastest way to the heart is through the stomach. Break the consumerism cycle with a little baking. Baking is a perfect sustainable holiday gift for so many people on your list. You’ll give double the love with a mason jar filled with Heart Healthy Granola. Have your loved ones rolling in delight with some Gingerbread Bliss Balls. Some of the best moments are shared over food. If baking is not in your skillset, consider making hot chocolate jars filled with ethically sourced, fair-trade hot chocolate and some vegan marshmallows. If you’re buying for a baker, they’d appreciate a reusable bag filled with socially-conscious cooking and baking items. Looking for the perfect hostess gift? Fill a beautiful mixing bowl with sustainably sourced spices and seasonings or a delicious combination of natural snacks.

Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.” – Dr. Seuss.


4. Give an Experience

Sometimes, the best gift isn’t something you can wrap. Sometimes, it’s time. For many, time is more valuable than any consumer packaged goods. The perfect gift for a music lover may be tickets to an upcoming concert with you. The food lover on your list would love to sharpen their knife skills in a cooking class. The adventurist on your list might squeal with enjoyment at the chance to go bungy jumping. Your eco-friendly friend would melt over an eco spa day. Imagine the unexpected twist of an Escape Room or Mystery dinner to that spy book lover on your list. Watch kids bounce with joy for tickets to go to a museum, sports game or pottery class. There are dozens of experiences you could give as a sustainable holiday gift.


5. Purchase with Knowledge

How can you make your holiday shopping more sustainable? Know where to shop. There are many online resources to help you find sustainable options. Are you looking for sustainable clothing? Check out Good on You which ranks textile brands based on their ethical responsibility. You can find fair trade gifts at Ten Thousand Villages. For natural beauty, personal wellness and kitchen items, you can buy with confidence from Vitarock, a wellness shop dedicated to offering only socially-conscious products. Find gift ideas for all of the vegans, non-GMO enthusiasts, fair-trade aficionados and gluten-free fans on your list.

Are you ready to be a changemaker?

Start your sustainable holiday gift-giving at Vitarock where you can choose from over 10,000 products from ethically and environmentally focused companies who meet the highest standards of quality, purity, and safety.

Time to wrap it up!

It feels good to give sustainable holiday gifts. Enjoy the most joyous holidays with sustainable, eco-friendly, ethical gifts.

May your days be filled with laughter and your plates full of delicious holiday dinner recipes. From the Vitarock family to yours, we wish you a healthy holiday season!

[Resources/References]

Plants clean air and water for the indoor environment. NASA Technology Transfer Program.

Interaction with indoor plants may reduce psychological and physiological stress. J Physiol Anthropol 2015; 34(1): 21.