Gift Ideas For Your Family

Shopping for our parents (or guardians) can feel challenging, especially when we’re in a pattern of giving socks and ties. But these brands are making it a bit easier to gift them with thoughtful and sustainable items, so that we can show our appreciation while giving a gift that will actually get some use. (We see those ties hanging in the back of your closets, Dads).

Don’t forget to check out our very favorite sustainable gifts for this year (and gifts for him, too).

1. Cloud Cotton Robe | Parachute

Everyone needs a good robe, and we love this one for its relaxed fit and sustainable fabrics. Available in five colors (how gorgeous is this Mulberry?), it’s made from premium 100% long-staple Turkish cotton and comes in sizes XS–XL. Give one—or two! It makes for the cutest matching set.

Shop | $99

2. Molded Latex Pillows | Avocado Mattress 

We love Avocado for its organic and handcrafted bedding products, so it’s no surprise that we’re gifting the new molded latex pillows to our parents this year. These pillows (available in Standard, Queen, and King) are natural and handmade in the USA. The charcoal-infused latex is firm yet breathable, and they also come with a one-year warranty. Just don’t forget to pair with a pillow protector.

Shop | $129 (Standard)

3. Striped Oven Mitt | MINNA

Help with a simple kitchen upgrade this holiday season with these adorable oven mitts from ethical brand MINNA. These striped mitts are handwoven by a family-run co-op in Chiapas, Mexico using 100% cotton. This gift is sustainable, vegan, fair trade, and from a woman-owned business!

Shop | $40

4. Peugeot Paris USelect Salt & Pepper Mills | Peugeot

Also for the kitchen, these salt and pepper mills with a patented grind control system (they have six levels of coarseness) are sure to impress your parents. Peugeot—a classic French brand—makes these with PEFC-certified beech wood from forests in France. So you can bring Europe to them.

Shop | $42+

5. Small Batch Candle | Candlessentials 

For the parent who loves a scent-filled home, these small-batch coconut-wax candles are the perfect holiday gift. Candlessentials hand pours in Southern California and wraps each candle in plantable packaging. Plus, the company gives back 10% of annual sales to nonprofits and social causes.

Shop | $32/6.5 oz candle (35-40 hour burn time)

6. Ramble 2.0 Watch | Throne

For a gift your parent can wear for years to come, we love Throne’s unisex watches, designed and hand-assembled in Brooklyn, New York. The brand is passionate about reducing screen time and encouraging us to return analog timepieces. Of course, for the parents who love their Apple Watches, Throne also makes sustainable and compatible bands.

Shop | $395 ($85 for Apple Watch Band)

7. Wine Box Subscription | WINC

For the wine connoisseurs, WINC offers hundreds of sustainable wines from quality farmers around the world. Give your parents a subscription, and they’ll receive three bottles of sustainable wine for however many months you choose!

Shop | $39/month

8. Non-Alcoholic Spirits | Seedlip

For an alcohol-free gift, try Seedlip for natural distillates & extracts that your parents can mix with their favorite tonic. These blends are sugar- and sweetener-free, too, making them a healthy and delicious holiday mocktail option.

 Shop | $32 for 23.7 fl oz

9. Mindful Conversation Cards | Actually Curious

Ever wished you could learn more about the person who raised you? These cards from Actually Curious are the perfect gift to foster meaningful conversation this season. Questions range from silly to serious and are designed to bring you closer to loved ones. At only $24/pack, it’s an affordable gift the whole family can enjoy.

Shop | $24

10. Glass French Press | Yield 

If your parent loves coffee, they’ll be delighted with a new French press from Yield. Not only are these coffee makers gorgeous, but they’re made in the USA with plastic-free, heat-proof glass. A serious upgrade to that morning cup of joe. For even more coffee makers, check out our favorite minimalist options.

Shop | $85

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