8 Gifts for Your Bestie That Loves the Planet

November 05, 2021

8 Gifts for Your Bestie That Loves the Planet

It’s the thought that counts, right? Especially, when your gift is thoughtful to both your friend and mama earth. When gift giving, you may not think about eco-friendly gifts, but there is no planet B. Climate change is so real and we all have to do our part to not only try and stop it, but hopefully reverse its effects. 

Whether your bestie is at every climate change crisis march or recycling is their middle name, we’ve put together a sustainable gift guide for your eco-conscious BFF. 

8 Gifts for Your Bestie That Loves the Planet infographic

1. A Reusable Water Bottle 

Single use plastic is not cute because it has such a huge environmental impact. After all, only 9% of plastic is actually recycled. 

Soon, our oceans might be more full of plastic than they are fish, dolphins, whales, and other sea creatures. This may be hard to wrap your mind around and it may seem like there is no hope, but any little change to cut down on your plastic helps!

One way to cut down is to use refillable bottles when you're on the go or headed to class. We all need to hydrate throughout the day (drinking enough water is key to making your skin glow), so why not use this opportunity to avoid plastic bottles.  

The environmentalist in your life will 100 percent appreciate a reusable water bottle. P.S. If it is glass/plastic free, they’ll love it even more. 

2. Reusable Cotton Rounds  

 Image of person with florence by mills reusable cottong pads and toner

One way we can all do our part to save the planet is by reusing what we already have. When it comes to skincare and makeup, one of the best ways to do this is by swapping single-use rounds that can be used to wash your face or remove makeup for reusable rounds.

What makes them sustainable? You can throw our reusable bamboo cotton rounds into the mesh bag they come with and add them to your regular load of laundry so that they get super clean and are ready to be used again.

They’re the perfect gift for your skincare and makeup loving best friend. 

3. Recycled Paper Products 

Another environmentally friendly gift is recycled paper products. Maybe your best friend loves to draw, or write fiction stories, or just takes all her class notes by hand, get them a sketchbook or journal made of recycled paper. 

Because you know what is sustainable? Reducing, reusing, and recycling. Recycled paper products check off two of those three! We never knew journaling could be so ~ sustainable ~. 

4. Blue Light Protection 

Your bestie is probably super online these days (who isn’t?). Did you know that all that screen time could be bad skin?

Crazy right? Not to worry. We’ve got the perfect solution. Our Zero Chill Makeup Setting Spray is made with Plankton Extract to help defend against the damaging effects of artificial blue light that come from scrolling TikTok and watching Netflix all day. 

And because all of our products are clean and cruelty free, your bestie can rest easy knowing that her beauty routine is safe for her and the planet. 

5. Reusable Produce Bags 

We stan reusable shopping bags over here. Grab your best friend a cute tote, crossbody, or clutch for when they are at the store and need to re-up on their favorite snack. Or, they can give the bags to whoever does the shopping in their house.

 florence by mills crossbody cosmetic bag

Look at your bestie, teaching everyone around them how to save the planet too. We love that for them. 

6. A Giftcard to Their Favorite Thrift Store 

Your best friend loves to thrift shop right? We figured as much since they’re uber eco conscious. We can’t blame them, vintage clothes are high quality when compared to today’s fast fashion brands that start losing seams after one cycle in the wash. 

Whether your bestie loves Depop, Etsy, ThredUp, or a thrift store that’s down the street, you can’t go wrong with a giftcard to their favorite place to thrift. Plus they can get so much more than clothes at the thrift store whether online or IRL making this one of our favorite gifts for environmentalists. 

7. A Plant 

What better way to connect with nature, than by nurturing it. A house plant is not only a cute addition to any room decor, but caring for plants brings a ton of benefits. 

Gifting a new plant can give your bestie a chance to develop their green thumb, boost their mood, and even improve the oxygen levels in their room/house. Sounds like a win-win-win.  

If you want to go above and beyond, you could even plant some trees in their name. We bet they would love that! 

8. A Zero Waste Kit

Since your best friend is sustainably minded, they have probably thought about going zero waste (which is when one tries to produce as little trash as possible). That can be a hard transition to make so getting them a zero waste kit could help ease them into it. Zero waste kits usually include reusable food wraps, straws, bags, cutlery, toothpaste, toothbrush, and even containers for food and drinks. 

Basically, everything they need to get started. Any gift that supports your friends' passions is a winner in our book. 

It’s Giving Green

Ultimately, sustainability is about all of us doing our part to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Like we said, there is no planet b and it doesn’t look like we’re going to be able to move to outer space soon. So, we’ve got to do our part to save and protect our planet. 

That starts by doing what we can to make planet friendly choices for ourselves and encouraging others to do the same. 

Of course, the most sustainable gift is the one your bestie asks for because it’s likely that they plan to actually use it. But, we hope this list of eco-friendly gift ideas has given you a place to start when it comes to shopping for your bestie that loves the planet.

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