Last Updated: November 28, 2021

23 best sustainable gift ideas for the whole family.

WRITTEN BY Grove Collaborative • 24 min read

The holidays are quickly approaching, and it’s never too early to start thinking about what to get people, especially if you have a big family or a lot of friends. Grove Collaborative offers sustainable gift ideas for everyone and for any budget, making it easy to get your holiday shopping done and cross everyone off your list. From grandma to the youngest one of the bunch, you’re sure to find the best sustainable gifts on Grove and you'll get them sent right to your door — ready to be gift wrapped. Plus, Grove also has great picks for stocking stuffers like this Burt's Bees Holiday Lip Balm Variety Pack and this Rooted Beauty Nourishing Body Lotion - Limited Edition Holiday Scent.


If you’re a little confused about what exactly makes a sustainable gift or an eco-friendly gift, keep reading to gain some clarity plus you'll find even more sustainable gift ideas just in time for your big holiday celebrations.


This list of products was determined by ratings and reviews from Grove members.

1. Peach Glow On With It Limited Edition Complete Set

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A limited edition, plastic-free set to cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize, and prep skin to be oh-so-glowy— leaving it with a little extra shimmer. In a “making-spirits-bright” Vanilla Blossom scent. This set includes:

  • Limited Edition Hand & Body Bar - Vanilla Blossom Scent
  • Limited Edition Exfoliating Sugar Cubes - Vanilla Blossom Scent
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    1 x Hand & Body Bar, 1 x Exfoliating Sugar Cubes, 1 x Shimmer Face & Body Stick, 1 x Forever Case
    $49.95
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    2. Superbloom Signature Cosmetic Bag

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    A carry-all designed by beauty lovers.

    Our signature cosmetics bag is flexible (for packing), washable (because makeup), and has loops and compartments (so you don’t have to dig). It’s made of 100% organic cotton in a gorgeous vibrant print (if we do say so ourselves…). Use it to carry your routine with you wherever you go. Can we come too? …
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    1 x cosmetic bag
    $24
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    3. Badger Balm Beard Grooming Kit

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    Irritated by rogue hairs that stick out from a poorly groomed beard? This Badger Balm Beard Grooming Kit tames strays and softens facial hair into a healthy, well-groomed beard. This grooming kit for men includes a 1-ounce bottle of Badger Beard Oil and a 2-ounce tin of Badger Beard Balm to moisturize and condition. Enjoy aromatic notes of bergamot …

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    1 x Beard Oil 1 Oz - 1 x Beard Balm 2 Oz
    $29.99
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    4. Terra Beauty Bars Holiday Red Nail Set

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    Get your nails all dressed for the Holiday Season with this trio of Holiday Hues.
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    1 x Shimmer Gold Nail Polish - 0.1 OZ, 1 x Cranberry Nail Polish - 0.1 OZ, 1 x Pitanga Red Nail Polish - 0.1 OZ
    $32
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    5. Burt's Bees Tips & Toes Gift

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    Pamper hands and feet with Burt’s Bees® Tips and Toes Gift Set which includes 5 trial size hand and foot favorites, plus a Pomegranate Lip Balm. Almond and Milk Hand Cream, Honey and Grapeseed Hand Cream, and Hand Salve moisturize dry hands, while Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream softens cuticles and nourishes nails. Feet also get spoiled with …

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    1 set, 6 items
    $12.99
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    6. Good Chemistry Good & Grounded Mini Rollerball Gift Set

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    Good, Grounded, and Pure of Heart

    This giftable set includes three mini rollerball perfumes, great for experimentation and gifting. Sugar Berry is irresistible with notes of happy freesia, raspberry, and vanilla. Pink Palm gives a fresh vibe with notes of dragonfruit, magnolia, and sugared vanilla. Solar Jasmine wonders with notes of pineapple, …
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    3 x 0.17oz rollerballs
    $9.99
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    7. Terra Beauty Bars Kids 5-Piece Fun Pop Nail Collection

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    Terra Beauty Bars, winner of the Clean Nail Category for the 2021 Glamour Magazine Awards, now brings you a fun, bright, natural, 10/free nail set made just for kids to be creative with their nail expressions! Made in the USA, Vegan and cruelty-free this exclusive collection features 5-mini bright pop colors that are natural and 10-free to include …
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    5 count
    $19.99
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    8. Leaf Shave Plastic Free Razor

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    Get a clean, 100-percent plastic-free shave with this Leaf Shave Plastic Free Razor. This Leaf razor package comes with 10 razor blades and one handle. Its blades and razor feature modern characteristics such as all-metal construction, double-edge blades, and a pivoting head for a safe shave for even the most sensitive skin types. With this razor, …

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    1 x Razor Handle, 10 x Razor Blades
    $84
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    9. Good Chemistry Confident & Charming Mini Rollerball Gift Set

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    Confident, passionate, and charming, with flawless good taste

    This giftable set includes three mini rollerball perfumes, great for experimentation and gifting. Magnolia Violet captivates with true elegance, with notes of romantic magnolia, peony, and amber. Tiger Lily delights with notes of daring orange flower, vanilla, and amber. Jasmine Rose …
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    3 x 0.17oz rollerballs
    $9.99
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    10. Asutra Sleep Mask Set + free gift

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    Sleep is a vital part of overall wellness. Create a relaxing ritual with this Asutra Sleep Mask Set. The set contains a 100% silk, lavender-scented, weighted eye pillow filled with lavender flower buds and flax seeds, plus a cooling gel eye mask to soothe puffy eyes. Cruelty-free, phthalate-free, and paraben-free.

    Can I adjust the mask?

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    1 sleep mask set, 1 x 4 oz mist
    $19.99
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    11. Grove Co. Soy Candle - Limited Edition Sparks of Joy - Spiced Berry Scent (7.5 OZ)

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    A soy candle with limited edition Spiced Berry scent, in a decorative glass container inspired by the holidays.

    A WINTERY CELEBRATION, SPARKLING WITH JOY
    Create magic in your home by embracing the beauty of winter with our limited edition collection that shines bright with festivity and cheer, celebrating joyful moments of giving and …

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    7.5 oz
    $16.95
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    12. Back to the Roots Water Garden Duo - Hydroponic Ecosystem

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    The Water Garden Duo is an award-winning home ecosystem that makes the perfect gift, educational family project, or piece of living home decor.

    Hydroponics will create a sleek, low maintenance, self-watering planter for growing luscious bamboo, succulents, and houseplants! Customize the interior of the tank however you'd like and create a …
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    1 kit
    $99.99
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    13. Caldrea Hostess Gift Kit

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    The Caldrea Company creates incredibly effective formulas that are addictively delightful to use and are thoughtfully crafted for you and your home.

    Caldrea Hand Soap: Caldrea Hand Soap is designed with your skin in mind. Plant based cleansers work beautifully every time you lather, wrapped in a delightful fragrance with ingredients that help …
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    1 x Hand Soap, 1 x Dish Soap, 1 x Countertop Spray, 1 x Tray
    $44.95
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    14. Fresh Monster Kids Hair Chalk-Temporary

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    Whether it’s the first day back to school or they’re looking for a new hairdo, this Fresh Monster Kids Hair Chalk-Temporary offers a fun, colorful assortment of 12 hues to choose from. Great for all hair types and colors, this kids hair chalk is hypoallergenic, paraben-free, triclosan-free, sulfate-free, and vegan. It’s easy to apply, easy to wash …

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    1 set of 12 sticks
    $13.99
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    15. Little Moon Essentials Sleep to Dream Set

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    Ensure your downtime this holiday season is refreshing and restorative with the Sleep to Dream Set.
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    1 x Sleep Mask, 1 x Sleep Comes Easy Mist - 4 OZ
    $12.99
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    16. Grove Co. Sustainable Season Gift Set

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    Gift sustainably with this Grove Co. Set, including:
    Reusable Bag Set- Lemons
    Silicone Straws- Blue

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    1 x Reusable Bag Set, 1 x Silicone Straws
    $15.95
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    17. Burt's Bees Hand Cream Trio

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    Holiday Jazz Hands

    Nourish and leave hands smooth and wonderfully fragranced with Burt's Bees® Hand Cream Trio Holiday Gift Set. The subtle scents of Lavender and Honey, Orange Blossom and Pistachio and Rosemary and Lemon in this holiday gift set trio are a luxurious treat for beautiful hands. This hand cream softens hands with all-day moisture …

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    1 pack (3 items)
    $12.99
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    18. Ursa Major Parks Project Soap Set

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    Bring the outside in with this bundle of three sublime bar soaps inspired by America’s most iconic national parks: Acadia, Zion, and Redwood. Made in collaboration with Parks Project, in celebration of our shared love for the outdoors and common goal to create a more sustainable future. 5% of every purchase from this collection supports the great …
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    Set of 3 Individually Wrapped Bars
    $40
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    19. Modern Sprout Tiny Terracota - Poinsettia

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    Festive and Fun! This tiny terracotta kit comes equipped with everything you’ll need to start growing, just add water and set in a sunny window. Planter features a glazed interior and is outfitted with a nested coconut pot filter that provides drainage and can be transplanted into a pot or garden if a larger plant is desired.
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    20. Burt's Bees Essential Burt's Bees Kit

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    Classic Burt’s Bees

    Burt's Bees Essential Everyday Gift Set is a collection of nourishing skin care products that cleanse and protect skin naturally. This holiday gift set includes cleansing and moisturizing creams for the body, face and lips. The Soap Bark and Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream moisturizes with chamomile and aloe while it gently …

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    1 pack (5 items)
    $9.99
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    21. Pacha Soap Co. Goody Goody Gum Drops

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    Pacha Soap Co.'s limited edition Goody Goody Gum Drops Froth Bomb set is perfect for gifting this holiday season! Features goody goody good for you ingredients like epsom salt & softening oils with fun, fruity scents.

    What is a Froth Bomb?

    Pacha Soap Co.’s Froth Bombs are a bath fizz and bubble bath all-in-one! Leave skin feeling soft and …
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    6 oz, Set of 3
    $11.99
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    22. Modern Sprout Tiny Terracota - Spruce

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    Festive and Fun! This tiny terracotta kit comes equipped with everything you’ll need to start growing, just add water and set in a sunny window. Planter features a glazed interior and is outfitted with a nested coconut pot filter that provides drainage and can be transplanted into a pot or garden if a larger plant is desired.
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    23. Spade to Fork Organic Edible Flower Garden Kit

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    Fun fact: The Spade To Fork line of organic garden kits was originally developed by owners Ana & Jeff as an after-school educational project to spark inspiration in their own 3 children and get their hands a little dirty growing garden fresh veggies. They are now proud to be part of a global revolution to make food personal again.

    Made in the …

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    1 kit
    $29.97
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    FAQs

    What does it mean if something is sustainable?

    Sustainable and sustainability are words that get thrown around a lot these days, and unless you know what they mean, it can be hard to understand why sustainability is so important. Basically, sustainability is meeting your needs without compromising the needs (and resources) of future generations. When it comes to products that are sustainable, look for those you can use again and again like this Grove Co. Sustainable Season Gift Set or items that are eco-friendly and feature easy-to-recycle packaging.


    If you’re on the hunt for sustainable gift ideas or sustainable Christmas gifts, you can shop most items on Grove and either combine things you like for a gift or look out for gift sets like this Terra Beauty Bars Kids 5-Piece Fun Pop Nail Collection. Either way, your choices are sure to make sure everyone feels merry and bright this holiday season.


    What do you get someone who is environmentally friendly?

    If you have a family member or friend who has only asked for environmentally friendly gifts, you can find a list of our best sustainable gifts above, or you can check out our sustainable picks below that combine items for a cool gift idea.



    For more sustainable gift ideas, check out our article, Sustainable holidays: Eco-friendly decoration, shopping, and giving ideas.


    Where can you buy sustainable gifts?

    Sustainable gift ideas and sustainable Christmas gifts can be found at more places nowadays than they used to be. Since you’re already here, a great place to purchase your sustainable gifts is right on Grove Collaborative. You can now also find some Grove Co. products at Target, too, if you’re there browsing the aisles. If you’re looking for a gift for someone who has asked for only sustainable or eco-friendly gifts, gifting a Grove membership (if they’re not already a member) will give them the awesome opportunity to stock up their home without rushing to a store.


    Also, the best part about getting your own gifts from Grove to give others is that you can repurpose the brown packing paper we use as sustainable gift wrapping. If you have kids, you can have them draw and color on the paper before using it as sustainable gift wrapping too for a more personal touch.


    What is Grove Collaborative?

    At Grove, we take the guesswork out of which products are good for you and your home. Every product meets strict standards for being nontoxic, effective, sustainable, and cruelty-free. Once you find products you love, we ship to your home on a flexible, monthly schedule.


    If you're ready to make the transition to natural cleaning, beauty, and household products, shop Grove Collaborative's natural products for the eco-friendly tools to tackle the job.

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