Are you still looking for the perfect Christmas present for your best friend? Then maybe here I have the right one for you, because I created a list with 19 refreshingly useful gifts your best friend will actually love.

I know that it is not always easy to find the right present. Sometimes you’re just unimaginative, and on the other hand, you don’t want to give something without meaning.

What do you think about a completely different gift idea this year?
Give away something useful, something that has a lasting effect on your friend, is sustainable and does not pollute the environment.

I have listed my ideas for sustainable gifts below. Even if some of them are very small, they nevertheless can have a significant impact on your friends daily life and a positive effect on the environment.
You can decide for one single product or pack several products together to create a “Starter World-Saver Kit”.

Just have a look through them. Maybe this year you will decide to give your best friend something useful.

So lets get started with my 19 refreshingly useful gifts your best friend:

1. Branch Basics Trial Kit.

Branch Basics want to replace dozens of toxic cleaners with one concentrate that can do it all. The bottles are refillable so they’re better for the environment and your best friends wallet. The concentrate lasts really long and so she avoids to buy all the other toxic cleaners. Branch Basics have different kits for different needs. But I would go for the Trial Kit first.

Gift Guide for Best Friend_Sustainable Gifts_Branch Basics Cleaner

2. Reusable Water Bottle.

A reusable drinking bottle should not be missing in any bag and you can never have enough of it.

Gift Guide for Best Friend_Sustainable Gifts_Five Water Bottle with golden Lid

3. Tea Tumbler.

Does your best friend prefer tea to water? Then you should better get her this tea tumbler, which she can take with her where ever she goes. The infuser can be used for tea in the cooler seasons and for fruit in the summer months. The bottle can therefore be used all year round.

Gift Guide for Health and Fitness Lover_Tea Tumbler in glass with wooden lid and grey bag

4. Coffee Cup.

Water and tea are good, but nothing beats coffee? If your best friend is a coffee lover, you’d better get her a reusable coffee cup. Or you decide to get all three of them at once: the water bottle, the tea tumbler and the coffee mug. Then your best friend is fully equipped.

Gift Guide for Best Friend_Sustainable Gifts_Coffee Cup with heat protection

5. Firm Shampoo Gift Box.

Firm shampoo and shower gel are not only better for hair and skin, but also for the environment. Firm shampoos often last longer than normal shampoo bottles, but are also extremely sustainable. If your bestie only uses firm shampoo from now on, a lot of plastic bottles can be saved.

This set is the ideal gift set and contains shampoo, shower gel, facial soap and a storage bag.

Gift Guide for Best Friend_Sustainable Gifts_Firm Shampoo and Soap Set

6. Disposable Jars.

Disposable jars are perfect for lunch or small snacks on the road. This allows your best friend to prepare her meals in advance. She doesn’t have to buy lunch somewhere else and thus saves on unnecessary packaging. You can also give her a meal-prep cookbook with the jars. Then you will not only have the glasses but a whole set.

Gift Guide for Healthy and Fitness Lover_Disposable Glass Jars

7. Reusable Shopping Bag.

A reusable shopping bag is not only super useful and saves plastic bags, but can also look very stylish.

Sustainable Gifts_Reusable Shopping Bag

8. Reusable Straws.

These straws not only help to reduce plastic, but also enhance the appearance of any smoothie. In addition to the straws themselves, the box comes with an eBook with smoothie, juice and shaker recipes.

Gift GuideSustainable Gifts_Reusable Straw Set with ebook

9. Reusable Make-Up Removal Pads.

These reusable make-up removal cloths replace the conventional cotton pads and thus help to avoid waste. They are made of bamboo/cotton and are 100% plastic-free. Your best friend will also save a lot of money in the long run.

Gift GSustainable Gifts_Reusable Make-up remover pads

10. Zero Waste Starter Pack.

This is the perfect gift set for a sustainable and plastic-free bathroom.

Sustainable Gifts_Sustainable World Saver starter Kit

11. Large French Press Coffee Maker.

With press coffee makers you not only have your coffee made in no time, you also save on coffee tabs and coffee filters. So if your friend is thinking about a coffee machine, why not get her this stylish one?

Minimalist French Press Coffee Maker

12. meraki - Gift Box "Harvest Moon"

meraki invites you to turn daily self-care into moments of calm. merakis products are made from certified organic natural ingredients. They are designed and developed in Denmark – inspired by Scandinavian aesthetics and created with love and respect for nature’s treasury.


The gift box contains a hand soup and lotion.

Gift Guide for Best Friend_Sustainable Gifts_meraki soap and lotion gift set

13. Refillable Deodorant.

By Humankind writes about his deodorant itself: The most advanced natural deodorant ever — in a revolutionary, refillable container that saves our planet from plastic waste.

Sustainable Gifts_Four Bottles Refillable Deodorant

14. Circle Belt Bag.

The bags from HOZEN are made with over 90% recycled materials, including certified-traceable recycled plastic ‘leather’ from Italy. And the best thing about them: They are really beautiful. 😀

They are a bit more expensive but if you don´t care, go ahead!

Gift Guide for Best Friend_Sustainable Gifts_sustainable silver belt bag

15. Ladies Festival Hat.

Tentree creates high-quality outdoor products. Through their environmentally friendly and sustainable clothing they want to promote and raise environmental awareness.
And the best thing is: with every purchase 10 trees are planted.

Gift Guide for Best Friend_Sustainable Gifts_sustainable black festival hat

16. Mother Earth - Artisan´s Multicolor Clutch.

If you want to give your girlfriend a real it-piece, Mother Earth bags are just the thing. They are gaudy, flashy and super stylish.

The brand Mother Earth repurpose discarded materials into beautiful products and keep it from polluting the environment. Their claim: Carry a purse – stop pollution.

I love it!

Gift Guide for Best Friend_Sustainable Gifts_sustainable clutch made of plastic

17. Mighty Kitchen Gift Box.

The Mighty Kitchen Gift Box is a hand-picked selection of their favorite unique and innovative gifts to make any kitchen mighty! They’ll also include a Welcome postcard that will give your best friend information about each product and how to best utilize it!

Sustainable Gifts_Sustainable Kitchen Gift Package

18. Sustainable Fitness Mat.

With this premium gym and exercise floor mat your bestie will take her workout to the next level. This durable mat features an anti-microbial surface.

Gift Guide for Best Friend_Sustainable Gifts_sustainable fitness mat

19. Earth Love Box.

Earthlove is an eco-luxe lifestyle subscription box that helps people to live more sustainably and mindfully with the Earth each season. Plus, save 60%+ off retail prices! This is probably the best subscription box for conscious eco living. 

Best of all, you can order the box just once and cancel the subscription afterwards. If the products are convincing, your bestie can register again at any time.

Gift Guide for Best Friend_Sustainable Gifts_Mother Earth Subscription Box

These were my 19 refreshingly useful gifts your best friend. I hope that you could find a suitable gift.

Leave me a comment on how you like the ideas or what you would like to add.

If you are missing more gifts for your loved ones, I have also the following gift guides for you. Feel free to stop by.

For more gift inspiration, visit my Pinterest Board: Gift Ideas.

If you have Pinterest, you are welcome to visit my site or pin this picture to find the post faster! 🙂

Gift Guide for Best Friend_Sustainable Gifts_slightly different & creative Gifts for your bestie
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