I’m sure we all know someone who would rather spend their Friday night on the couch than go out on the town.
But if they’re always home, it’s hard to figure out what kind of gift they’ll like. Let alone something that’s sustainable.
If you’re running out of sustainable gift ideas for the homebody in your life, this guide is what you’ve been looking for.
Sustainable gift ideas for the homebody that they’ll actually appreciate
Relaxing tea from a regenerative farm
There’s something about a good tea that elevates a cozy day at home. Any homebody would get excited to see a beautiful box of tea when they open a gift.
And when that tea is easy on the environment and made responsibly, you can’t go wrong.
Teatulia’s tea comes in a beautiful, upcycled and compostable canister and their tea bags are plant based.
Their tea is certified organic and is grown on regenerated land in Bangladesh that used to be barren.
All the farmers working on the farm receive education, health, and cattle-lending programs to help lift them out of poverty.
A good book that supports independent bookstores
What better way to unwind at home than to cuddle up with a good book. Whatever the homebody in your life likes to read, you can find at Hive Books.
Hive Books is a UK-based online shop that supports independent bookstores by giving them a percentage of every sale. You can even choose which bookstore you want them to support.
And if you want to support an independent bookstore on your own, you can use Hive’s bookshop finder on their website to find one near you.
Don’t know what to get for your loved one? I recommend The Little Book Of Mindfulness by Dr Patrizia Collard.
It will help your loved one find peace, happiness and relaxation with 5 to 10 minute practices each day.
Sustainably-made comfy slippers
Slippers are a must-have for any homebody. The best feeling on a cold winter day is to put on your comfy slippers and instantly feel warmer. What’s even better is when you have slippers that last.
Corkor’s slippers are made from premium cork that’s built to last. The homebody in your life can feel great about wearing these slippers because not only are they good for comfort, they’re good for the planet too.
These slippers are handcrafted in Portugal by traditional artisans. The cork they use comes from a sustainably managed forest and is animal-free, certified by PETA.
This is a gift that will last your loved one a lifetime.
A hand-crafted artisanal scented candle
If your homebody loves to surround themselves with exceptional items that may as well be considered art, this candle is perfect for them.
The Rose & Fitzgerald Soapstone Candle is made completely by hand by artisans in Kenya that use a solid piece of marbled soapstone.
The wax is made from soy grown in the USA and its scent is Balsam and Citrus, which makes it perfect for cozy nights in.
This gift ticks all the boxes as it is fair-trade, heritage, sustainable and woman owned. A little on the pricey side, but well worth it.
Upcycled socks that give back
Did you always get socks for Christmas as a kid? Maybe it was annoying back then, but as adults, I think it’s an awesome feeling to receive something that pays tribute to your childhood.
Solmate Socks is a Certified B Corporation based in North Carolina that works together with RecoverTex to utilise recycled cotton yarn to knit their socks.
You can rest assured by gifting Solmate Socks to your loved one because this company has admirable ethical factory practices and policies. They even have a carbon offsetting program via Native Energy.
All around, this company makes me very happy, and I’m sure it will make the homebody in your life happy too.
A homegrown journal
Does the homebody in your life love to journal out their thoughts and write down all sorts of notes? Then a cute notebook will make a perfect gift for them.
As a family-owned business, Night Owl Paper Goods assembles all their products by hand in Alabama in the US.
They use sustainably-harvested birch wood and 100% reclaimed cotton fibres from the textile industry to make all their products.
They offer a wide range of stationary and eco-chic real wood gifts and cards that your loved one will feel delighted to use.
A soft heritage blanket
No cozy evening is complete without a blanket. When you’re all cuddled up next to the fireplace on a cold winter night with a steaming cup of cocoa, it’s true bliss.
The Home & Loft Turkish Heavy Weave Blanket is made with 100% Turkish cotton and gets softer with every wash. Each blanket is handmade with love by skilled Turkish artisans.
Each Home & Loft product is made using traditional and heritage techniques that don’t require electricity. What’s more, the company is 100% carbon neutral and vegan.
When getting your loved one the perfect gift, you don’t have to look further than this woman-owned company.
Handcrafted ceramic mugs
You can’t enjoy hot, soothing drinks if you don’t have a great mug to drink it from. The mug does make the beverage, in my opinion.
Farmhouse Pottery makes ceramic pieces with all-natural American mined glazes and clay. All of their pieces are handmade in America’s largest studio pottery workshop in Vermont.
They make all their products in small batches and pay fair living wages to their employees. They are a 100% carbon neutral company thanks to their carbon offsetting program and wheel-thrown pottery.
An eco-friendly DIY Kit
Making something yourself is so satisfying, especially when you can do it from the comfort of your own home.
Making your own gifts adds that personal touch needed for the perfect gift. But if you’re not that into DIY you can always gift your loved ones a DIY kit so they can have a project to make themselves.
It’s a great idea for the homebody that likes to get creative.
Grow and Make is an American company that allows you to make your own products, from food to skincare, with pre-measured ingredients and easy instructions.
Their materials are sourced from local companies where possible and they try to reduce as much waste as possible in their warehouse. This company is as close to zero-waste as you can get.
Ethical and fair trade loungewear
Who says comfy can’t be stylish? I love having clothes that feel like a second skin but are also presentable to the outside world. It’s a win-win.
And when those clothes also happen to be ethically made and fair trade, it’s a recipe for the perfect gift.
Made Trade has a wide range of loungewear that are made with sustainable materials and ethical practices. You can take your pick of stunning pieces made by brands that share your and your loved ones’ values.
Made Trade’s brand screening process makes sure that every single brand they list complies with their values and standards, so you don’t have to. You can even shop by specific values.
And there you have it, 10 sustainable gift ideas for the homebody in your life. I’m sure they’re going to love whatever you choose to get them.
I hope this guide was helpful for you and that you enjoyed reading through it.
I would love to know what you decided to get your loved one, so please let me know in the comments.
Cheers for now,
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