The holidays are a time for giving, but with most things on the market linked to wasteful manufacturing and packaging, the hunt for alternate gift ideas is at an all-time high. According to the 2019 Pinterest Holiday report, Canadian searches for “zero waste Christmas” are up 119 per cent, and searches for “sustainable gifts” are up a huge 445 per cent. So, to help you embrace this time of year in the most responsible way, we’ve curated a list of 15 eco-conscious gift ideas that your loved ones will treasure (and the environment will thank you for!).

1. Kinto Travel Tumbler

This travel mug will unfailingly keep beverages hot or cold for up to six hours, and offers simplicity for an on-the-go lifestyle. Anyone receiving this gift will find it easy to keep their coffee order waste-free.

$46.95, Shop it here.

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Grab and go. The full line of reusable beverage containers from Kinto are now back in stock.

A post shared by Old Faithful Shop (@oldfaithfulshop) on Oct 29, 2019 at 4:39pm PDT

2. Unwrapped Life Shampoo + Conditioner Bars Travel Pack

Unwrapped Life cuts down on plastic use by making bars of soap, shampoo and conditioner, rather than bottling these products in plastic containers. Pick them up at Pretty Clean, a minimal-waste clean beauty shop in Toronto.

$35, Shop it here.

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A post shared by Unwrapped Life (@unwrappedlife) on Aug 7, 2019 at 11:32am PDT

3. Stella McCartney Logo Belt Bag

High fashion doesn’t have to be compromised when shopping sustainably, and Stella McCartney’s line of statement-making shoes, bags and ready-to-wear is proof of that. This belt bag in particular is made of vegetarian leather with a recycled polyester logo strap.

$745, Shop it here.

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Summer might be on the rocks, but our cruelty-free accessories are all you need to carry you through the colder days ahead. Discover our Alter-Nappa logo bag online now!⁣ ⁣ #StellaWinter19 #NoPlanetB #AgentsForChange

A post shared by Stella McCartney (@stellamccartney) on Sep 17, 2019 at 7:00am PDT

4. Aldo RPPL Sneakers

The RPPL (pronounced ripple) Effect shoe collection from Aldo and BLOOM aims to subdue the algae crisis. With ocean pollution creating a surge in algae production and putting freshwater marine life at risk, the duo is taking algae from polluted waters and turning it into a sustainable running shoe. Each shoe contains five plastic water bottles, has helped clean 35 litres of polluted water and has kept 640 grams of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere.

$90, Shop it here.

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Photography via Aldo

5. Kotn Ribbed Lounge Pants

The bold burnt-red of this suit doesn’t create nearly as much harm as the average dyed garment does. Kotn’s traceability guide outlines how their fabric dyeing process saves on water use and reuses resources throughout production. Overall, the brand is built on an ethical and sustainable manufacturing plan, using 100 per cent Egyptian cotton for every product and delegating a portion of every purchase toward building schools in Egypt.

$75, Shop it here.

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Photography via Kotn

6. Hoi Bo Linen Novella Tote

Hoi Bo is a local Toronto manufacturer focused on sustainability. Not only is it looking out for our environment, but their linen tote bag is free from dangerous levels of over 100 substances harmful to human health.

$46, Shop it here.

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Pure linen, made here, made by us.

A post shared by HOI BO | A thoughtful wardrobe (@hoibo) on Jul 2, 2019 at 5:23pm PDT

7. Époque Évolution Perfect Hat

Époque Évolution focuses on reducing its carbon footprint by choosing organic, sustainable, upcycled fibres, as well as dead-stock and post-consumer waste. It then follows the best milling practices. The fabrics chosen in the Époque Évolution collections don’t require dry cleaning, so you can continue to practice sustainability while caring for your wardrobe.

$78, Shop it here.

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Photography via Époque Évolution

8. Flax Sleep Robe

You can still keep the holidays cozy and traditional. This Canadian female-owned brand uses linen, and while it is just as comfy as cotton, it lasts longer and uses much less water in the milling process.

$138, Shop it here.

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Indigo-dyed linen has a special place in the origin story of Flax Sleep – full story on our Journal (link in bio). We have finally re-stocked our Founder's Series indigo-dyed linen robes. Designed and hand dyed by co-founder @annaheyd, each robe in this extremely limited run in unique. Get one before they're gone.

A post shared by flax sleep | linen bedding (@flaxsleep) on Nov 4, 2019 at 8:00am PST

9. Tarte Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara

Not only does Tarte Cosmetics deliver products with natural ingredients, but giving back to the environment is its core mission. Working to support the locations where their ingredients are sourced means that a gift from Tarte will allow the company to further impact these communities.

$30, Shop it here.

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Photography via Tarte Cosmetics

10. CoffeeSock Chemex Filter

Gift a coffee-lover a Chemex along with this set of reusable filters. The CoffeeSock Chemex filter fits on any Chemex coffee maker, and is barista-approved. It also makes a totally unique brew, as the cloth filter creates a different flavour profile than a paper or metal filter would.

$17, Shop it here.
Pair it with a Chemex coffee maker: $59.95, Shop it here.

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“The ritual of the pour over is like a meditation: There’s no machine in your way, no flashing green lights, no electric power cords. Just you and a few simple tools. The final cup is reminiscent of one from a drip coffeemaker, but noticeably more delicate and complex. Observe the bloom, experience the first trace of coffee-drunk steam, notice how the spiral of the pour alters the final cup. This simple experience gets you in tune with your coffee.” – Blue Bottle Coffee • Try adding another filter to your pour to change the flow like @emcappon ✨📸

A post shared by CoffeeSock (@coffeesock) on Dec 3, 2019 at 6:20am PST

11. JB Radiance Essentials Set

At JB Skin Guru, the environment is at the foundation of each decision, and so is healthy skin. Their Lumi and Peoni lines offer a simple yet effective skincare routine.

$350, Shop it here.

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RADIANCE Essentials Set 🌟. Receive the maximum benefits from the Lumi and Peoni line. Enjoy a simple yet efficient 4-step program for a skin care routine that delivers results. // Ensemble ÉCLAT essentiel 🌟. Pour profiter de résultats optimaux de la gamme Lumi et Peoni, suivez ce programme simple mais efficace en 4 étapes. Cette routine de soins de la peau offre de vrais résultats. . . . #RadianceEssentialsSet #Lumi #Peoni #MondayMorning #OurProducts #JBSkinGuru #EnsembleEclatEssentiel #JB #LundiMatin #Lundi #NosProduits

A post shared by JB (@jbskinguru) on Nov 4, 2019 at 5:02am PST

12. Frank and Oak Corduroy Good Cotton Pinafore Dress

The minimalist in your life will appreciate Frank and Oak’s line of sustainable goods, which offers simple style without the guilt. This dress is made up of 100 per cent organic cotton, grown and harvested with sustainable methods.

$99.50, Shop it here.

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Photography via Frank and Oak

13. Teapigs tea

Introduce a tea connoisseur to teapigs, a company focused on carefully sourcing tea ingredients, filling sachets (which are biodegradable in their entirety, from the temple to the string to the tag) with whole leaves. The packaging used by Teapigs is free of plastic and is reusable, recyclable and biodegradable.

Starting at $7.99, Shop it here.

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SPOILER ALERT: No plastics here! We love how many of you are so passionate about this and we've received many messages about an article on microplastics in premium tea bags that's doing the rounds at the moment. So, to clear up the confusion: We've always used cornstarch for our tea temples, never nylon. The inner bag of our packaging is now made from Natureflex (wood pulp) and every element of our packs of tea is recyclable. 🌱

A post shared by teapigsCA (@teapigsca) on Oct 1, 2019 at 1:38pm PDT

14. Hania Kuzbari Freestyle Earring

Hania Kuzbari keeps sustainability at the heart of the brand and prioritizes socioeconomic factors. These gorgeous earrings are made of ethically sourced materials such as conflict-free stones and fair-trade gold.

$1,880, Shop it here.

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Ethically sourced gemstones? Conflict-free diamonds? Recycled silver and gold? Yes, yes, and yes.

A post shared by Hania Kuzbari Jewelry Designs (@haniakuzbarijewelry) on Dec 2, 2019 at 9:53am PST

15. Ten Thousand Villages Cream Heart Ornament

This charming tree-trimmer was handcrafted by artisan families in Northern India. Working under Tara Projects, these artisans are given medical insurance, interest-free loans and advances and access to savings programs and skills training.

$14, Shop it here.

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Photography via Ten Thousand Villages

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