THE DIRT - Sustainable Holiday Gift Guide

Written by Bryn O’Reilly


Posted on December 01 2021


As the holiday months quickly approach while glaciers melt, and temperatures rise; being mindful of our ecological footprint while holiday shopping is more important now than ever. If you already know someone who already has or is trying to embrace a sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyle, giving them a thoughtful eco-friendly present is a great way to support their decisions. 

If you are not sure where to start, here are some of the best practical sustainable picks that they would look forward to using: 

Pela Compostable Phone Case 

For just $49.94 to $54.95 this plant-based bioplastic Pela phone case is great for those who want to accessorize their phone in a sustainable manner. Each phone case is 100% compostable and free from toxic materials such as BPA, heavy metals, and phthalates. The durable, eco-friendly cases are available for most phone models in a range of beautiful colors!

 Que the Collapsible Bottle 

Around one million plastic water bottles are bought around the world every single minute, most of them end up in our rivers, oceans or landfills. Que’s sustainability created collapsible water bottles as a perfect alternative to single-use plastics. Made with food-grade silicone, the BPA free bottle is perfect for on-the-go. The shatterproof bottle is available in 17 different colors and two different sizes, so you can choose the one that best matches your style! Also, 10% of the brand’s profits goes to the Rainforest Trust to help acquire and protect land in the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest. 

Vejibag Variety Pack 

Made from pure, organic cotton, these washable and reusable storage bags are a great gift for the zero-waste chefs in your life. The un-dyed, non-toxic bags are a healthier alternative to conventional plastic bags and containers for storing and preserving fresh veggies. 

  • For just $67, this bag would be perfect for carrying your favorite The Dirt products! The Eco-Friendly Bamboo Toothbrush is just $4.99, and is an excellent way to sequester CO2. The bristles provide a deep and gentle clean while also being biodegradable. Studies have shown Nylon-4 to biodegrade in soil, municipal waste treatment conditions, and seawater. While Nylon-4 is not perfect, it is a huge improvement over conventional plastic brushes which take up to 1,000 years to break down. 

  • Plastic Free Silk Floss from The Dirt is also a great choice to put in your Vejibag! For just $5.99, the biodegradable silk floss is perfect for the environment compared to plastic floss that does more harm than good! Even more so, this is a completely plastic-free product! The beautiful spool of silk floss comes in a recyclable reusable glass vial with a metal top! 

Stainless Steel Drinking Straws

For every water bottle lover, these reusable, stainless steel drinking straws are perfect for your Yetis! For just $3.99, you can buy 4 straws, and even a cleaning brush! These straws are BPA free, plastic free, no oxidation, and best yet, dishwasher friendly! This is a perfect stocking stuffer for your eco-conscious friend or family member! 

Green Toys Fire Truck 

Are you looking for the perfect gift for a friend or family member who also has a child? This toy is perfect for both indoor and outdoor play and also helps to improve your child’s gross motor and fine motor skills. This truck is made with earth-friendly materials with no BPA, phthalates or PVC. The truck is even packaged with recycled and recyclable materials and printed with soy ink! 

Recycled Wine Bottle Platter 

For just $24.00, these platters are kiln-formed from recycled bottles and paired with cork-topped spreaders. Rather than see the glass half empty once the spirits are spent, Val Huegerich revives wine bottles so they can join the revelry once more. Her one-of-a-kind glass platters are kiln-formed from recycled bottles gathered from the road-side! These platters are perfect for every host for the holidays! 

Antimicrobial Copper Tongue Scrapper 

You can’t go wrong with an antimicrobial tongue scraper from The Dirt for just $6.99! The tongue scrapers are flexible allowing you to custom fit to your mouth! With thick arms and looped handles, you can get a good grip for the best clean! The Dirt’s tongue scraper is naturally antibacterial, instantly evicting gunk from your tongue with one swipe! This is the perfect stocking stuffer for any sustainable household or person!