Getting the right gift to someone who has decided to live in a sustainable way, buying scarcely and only items made sustainably, from recycled materials can be very hard. I’m at the beginning of that journey myself, so… I know how hard I make it for everyone else :))
Even so, there are gadgets that have an eco-friendly spin out there and I made it my mission to choose nine that will make your friend’s green life brighter than ever this Christmas.
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Bamboo Handmade Wireless Keyboard and Mouse
This bamboo set is not only a great way to avoid a lot of plastic in their lives but it looks beautiful too. The wooden finish is something any nature-lover will appreciate and the feel of the material doesn’t compare to plastic.
Plant-based Pela AirPods Case
The best AirPods case for anyone who wants to live more sustainably is this one from Pela. 100% compostable, it can be returned to the company for composting after the user is done with it.
The case itself comes in a variety of coors, has a soft grip texture and is pretty flexible. Plus, the product comes in an eco-friendly recycled package, as Pela doesn’t use plastic at all.
Thirsty Plant Kit
Do you want to teach your kid about solar power and how technology can build a greener future? This cheap plant kit is the way to go. It blends electrical circuits with plants and tactile creativity.
The whole point of it is to build a sensor that lets your kid know when their plants need watering. It’s also a way of instilling love for nature.
If that sounds good to you, check it here.
Hand-Beaded in Kenya Lightning Cable
Why gift a simple iPhone charger when you can pick one that helps others in turn? This handcrafted w/ upcycled magazines variant is made by a women community in Kenya.
By buying it, you could contribute to the well-being of the women employed by Sawa Life, women who have encountered hardships such as human trafficking, homelessness, extreme poverty and HIV.
A Qi pad for wireless charging is pretty essential nowadays, so you can find it at every corner.
But how about a sustainable pad? That’s harder to find and much more appreciated by someone who wants to incorporate more plant-based products in their life.
This one from Woodcessories is made from sustainable walnut wood which means that every unit is unique thanks to its individual grain .
Not to mention, the company pledges to plant a new tree for every product sold.
Like the idea? Find it here.
Auto Grow Light
This grow light for plants has 3 work modes, 16 LED Beads and 5 dimmable levels that are all easily adjustable. Thanks to a clip and USB port, it can be set up on most surfaces and desks.
Unsure if it’s the right one for your friend’s plants? Well, this one should work for potted plants, as well as in greenhouses, for vegetables and fruits cultures.
Nimble Eco-Friendly 8-Day Fast Portable Charger
A portable charger that’s eco-friendly? Really? Yes, really.
This one from Nimble is made from plants and recycles aluminum and can charge for up to eight days (20,000 mAh). It can support up to 3 devices simultaneously, both Apple and Android.
House of Marley Exodus Over-Ear Wireless Headphones
House of Marley is pretty known for their sustainable products so start looking at headphones from them if your friend is into sustainable products.
The Exodus pair is crafted from FSC certified wood, recyclable aluminium and natural leather. They also feature an on-board microphone for hands-free calling and voice command activation.
Don’t worry – battery life is pretty great. These give you 30 hours of playback, with an LED battery life indicator to count on. The natural wooden finish coupled with the back leather make a beautiful contrast, too, so you can’t mess up with this gift.
Woodcessories iPhone 12, 12 Pro Plant-based Case
Finally, something many of us need, now in a sustainable form: an iPhone 12 plant-based case.
Also from Woodcessories, this one comes in various colors, although I do recomend Wine Red – Christmas is coming, after all. Made from wheat and straw „waste” with organic and 100% non toxic ingredients, it complies with the EU Reach regulations.
It’s also Magsafe and wireless charging compatible, so no worries on that front.
Exciting? Get it right now.