15 Ethical & Sustainable Christmas Gifts for Women Under $100
Your quest to find can’t-go-wrong, ethical and sustainable Christmas gifts for women turned out to be a bit harder than you thought. We know, festive-shopping for the favorite woman in your life can be, let’s say, a Herculean task. She isn’t interested in unboxing shiny objects for the ’gram.
On the contrary, your mum, sister, girlfriend, distant aunt, BFF, or wife is on a constant mission to spot the most sustainable fashion, beauty, and lifestyle items to minimize her impact on our Planet. She is all about supporting artisans across the globe, opting for low-impact, eco-friendly materials, and knowing the exact manufacturing process of her new home and closet additions.
Luckily, our carefully curated list of ethical and sustainable Christmas gifts for women checks all the aforementioned boxes.
Shopping for a fashion connoisseur? Who could refuse a recycled fleece jacket? Looking for something special to add to her well-stocked skincare cabinet? She will fall in love with a zero-waste soap kit. And there are always classic items like, say, a cozy beanie, a set of luxurious PJs, or a coffee bundle she’ll be sure to love. Have a look at our round-up of sustainable gifts for her who respects and cherishes our Plant and all its inhabitants.
Ethical & Sustainable Christmas Gifts for Women Under $100
1. Sunski Camina Sunglasses
SuperLight Recycled Frames
Looking for eco-friendly gifts for her who has an ever-ending affair with trend-driven sustainable fashion finds? Camina by Sunski will absolutely delight the woman in your life. Aside from the beautiful colorway, the frames are also recycled! The Polarized lenses enhance the vision while blocking 100% UVA/UVB/UV400 wavelengths. Plus, the rectangular shape fits pretty much every face shape with ease. Did we mention the Lifetime Warranty?
2. KOTN Fisherman Beanie
100% BCI cotton
KOTN is the top destination for sustainable Christmas gifts for women who love comfort a bit too much. The fisherman cut will match her streetstyle lewks with ease, adding warmth and style to pretty much every ensemble. The B-certified corporation used 100% BCI cotton to craft this winter-approved beanie in certified factories under safe and healthy conditions. On top of that, there are 4 different colors to choose from.
3. Henry Rose Qeens & Monsters
Shea butter, vitamin e, vitamin b5 & more
Henry Rose’s natural & organic cologne for men are amazing, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t have something equally exciting for her as well. This non-toxic, moisturizing, and buttery body cream with notes of zesty petitgrain, sensual sandalwood, and a hint of freesia. Of course, they have the EWG Verified™ and Cradle to Cradle Certified™ certifications to back it up!
With key ingredients like shea butter, vitamin e, and vitamin b5, it’s no wonder why this skin-friendly cream is so beloved. It not only improves skin barrier function but also soothes and softens skin.
4. Patagonia Snowfarer Cap
100% recycled nylon
Patagonia’s unisex Snowfarer Cap is the best eco-friendly gifts for her who does not want to compromise style for sustainability. This packable brimmed cap is equipped with laser-cut perforations for breathability and a lightweight tricot lining for a dash of added warmth. Let’s not forget that most items from Patagonia are Fair Trade Certified which means the people who made it earned a premium for their labor.
5. Los Angeles Apparel Fisherman Pullover
Who wouldn’t love an extra warm knit to keep them warm even when the temperature dips? Even more so if said sweater is ethically crafted from resource-efficient,organic cotton in the US. The beautiful green hue is not the only thing that makes it so special. This classic piece will never feel dated which means it will remain in her wardrobe for years to come.
6. Cotopaxi Teca Fleece Pullover – Women’s
Recycled fleece and repurposed polyester taffeta
When it comes to the best sustainable Christmas gifts for women, not many choices can rival the aww-inducing feeling of unboxing a brand-new fleece pullover that will keep her warm through the cold months of the year.
Made with 100% recycled polyester fleece, features Kangaroo hand pockets and a center front snap opening for additional weather protection. Plus, look at the colorway! So easy to style yet nothing close to plain and simple. Cotopaxi also offers a lifetime warranty and repairs, so durability and longevity are a given.
7. SAOLA Cannon W Blue Night
Recycled PET plastic bottles,100% natural cork,
The CANNON W is a much-needed sartorial addition to every woman’s shoe lineup! Made from recycled PET plastic bottles and equipped with a 100% natural cork insole, this sneaker is as sustainable as it is stylish. As for the Natural algae and EVA, it adds lightness and cushioning. On top of that SAOLA uses a special BloomFoam technology which allows each pair of shoes to return 41 litres of clean water to freshwater habitats as well as clean 27 m3 of air.
8. United by Blue Bison Sock
Salvaged bison wool
For every product purchased, United by Blue removes one pound of trash from oceans and waterways –which is one of the reasons why the Bison Sock is on our list of sustainable Christmas gifts for women. This pair is the coziest, plushiest, warmest sock ever with nearly 800 5-star reviews. Each pair is crafted from salvaged bison wool that United By Blue intercepts from the waste stream. Plus, it has a reinforced heel and toe, and ribbed arch support! What more can we ask from a pair of socks!?
9. Allbirds Sea Tee
65% Tencel™ Lyocell, 30% ZQ Merino wool, and 5% Chitosan
Are you on a quest to find sustainable gifts for her who practically collects high-quality tees? Allbirds’ Sea Tee is made from ZQ Merino wool and chitosan –an odor-reducing fiber responsibly extracted from snow crab shells. Yes, it’s pretty special! Whether it’s for everyday wear, hiking, pre or post-workouts, this s carbon-neutral piece will definitely add a smile to her face! And it’s under $50!
10. Ettiture Home Gift Set
Here’s a universally loved gift that will forever stay in her home – a set of ridiculously soft, organic bedding sheets! Ettidute’s Signature Gift set includes 3 best-selling home essentials made from CleanBamboo™ fabric which is a silky-soft, sateen weave that’s smooth and comfortable against your skin. The standard pillowcase set, a waffle bath towel and a unisex eye mask. Hypoallergenic, and certified free from harmful chemicals, it’s ideal for people with all types of sensitivities.
11. Dirty Labs Limited Edition Holiday Gift Set
BioEnzyme, soy wax candle, RWS certified New Zealand wool balls
If she is ready to kick start her own, zero-waste journey, this signature gift set by dirty labs is a fantastic gift idea. The bundle includes the brand’s subtle and sophisticated Bio Enzyme Laundry Detergent with notes of magnolia, bergamot, and cedar, 100% New Zealand Wool Dryer Balls as well as a premium soy wax candle. It’s no wonder why hundreds of reviewers agree that this is a true “clean cleaning revolution.”
12. Warp+Weft Ethical Jeans
Recycled and regenerative fibers, certified cotton, and clean dyes
Denim is one of the safest and most beloved sustainable Christmas gifts for women of any age. Warp+Weft’s denim is utterly versatile and, most importantly, very eco-friendly. These high-rise, vintage-inspired straight-leg jeans are a combination of innovative fibers and cotton which requires less than ten gallons of water during the production stages – as opposed to a typical pair of jeans that takes 1500 gallons of water to produce. Plus, the brand recycles and treats 98% of the water they do use in their own, in-house recycling plant.
13. Amor Perfecto Coffee
Ethically and sustainably sourced coffee
Here’s a fantastic suggestion for coffee devotees who prefer to get their daily brews directly from the source! Amor Perfecto was born 25 years ago in a flower shop in Bogota, Colombia. Now, you can get your hands on “A Taste of Colombia” set of 3 award-winning coffees from three very uniquely tasting coffee regions of Colombia and dazzle the coffee enthusiast in your life. Of course, there are many additional blends to opt choose from, and DIY your own special box for her.
14. River Organics CBD Wine Cabernet Sauvignon
50 Mg Total Active Cannabinoids (Tac) Per Container, Full Spectrum Hemp Extract (Aerial Parts) Who doesn’t like a delicious calming drink at the end of a tough day –minus the next-morning headache? This alcohol-free CBD Wine contains full spectrum hemp extract combined with ripe vivid black cherry, currant, wild berry, and black olive flavors. Plus, the Virginia hemp is sustainably farmed in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, cultivated, and harvested by hand!
15. Cariloha Sleep Set
Your quest to find sustainable Christmas gifts for women who prioritize self-care above all else is over. Help her lounge, relax, and sleep comfortably and sustainably in a cuddle-worthy bamboo viscose set. Let’s just say that it will be a part of all her next long weekend plans. Did you know that the brand has its own 24,600,000 sq/m bamboo farm in Sichuan Province in China in which they grow and harvest plants in the most ethical way possible? How amazing is that?
Freelance fashion and sustainability writer with an ongoing curiosity to explore new innovative technologies, and report on trends in “green” industries.