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When it comes to living sustainably, little lifestyle changes can go a long way. If you’re graduating this year and want to start implementing small changes that can have a big impact, look no further than these eco-friendly gifts.
- Reusable Tote Bag
One of the simplest ways to stay sustainable is by carrying a reusable bag, and Baggu makes tons of adorable styles to choose from! The Standard Baggu holds 2-3 plastic grocery bags worth of items and is made of recycled materials (psst: it’s also a Her Campus favorite!).
Baggu, $12; shop now
- Eco-Friendly Phone Case
Treat the recent grad in your life to an eco-friendly essential from Pela, which is the world’s first truly sustainable phone case. Each case is durable enough to protect your phone from drops and scratches and is 100% compostable! Pela makes cases to fit every phone size, along with fun styles and accessories to choose from.
Pela Case, $49.95; shop now
- Skincare set
There’s something about using rosewater in my skincare routine that feels luxurious, plus, it reminds me to stay connected to the earth by using clean, natural ingredients. This skincare set from cocokind is a dream come true — it features an oil-to-milk cleanser and full-size rosewater facial toner in one bundle. The brand is committed to sustainability and transparency, which makes this graduation gift even more special.
cocokind, $33; shop now
- Hydro Flask Water Bottle
Since 2017, Hydro Flask has donated $1.9 million dollars to organizations that help build, maintain, and restore parks — plus, they’ve donated nearly 56,000 bottles along the way. This limited edition stainless steel water bottle is an ideal gift for anyone who wants to start practicing a small, sustainable lifestyle change, and you can feel good knowing your purchase is helping the planet.
Hydro Flask, $49.95; shop now
- Cleaning Essentials
Whether you’re moving into your first apartment or stocking your kitchen, post-grad life is all about finding spaces and routines that work for you. Blueland makes eco-friendly living easy with their sustainable cleaning essentials. I especially love how the brand is transparent about its sustainability efforts and mission to reduce single-use plastic.
Blueland, $39 set; shop now
- Nourishing Body Butter
This vegan skincare line has nourishing beauty products that make luxurious gifts for any recent grad! The products contain no synthetic pesticides or harmful chemicals, plus, the brand is certified organic and committed to safe, sustainable manufacturing practices. Check out this incredible body butter scented with cardamom, ginger, and sage.
Drifter Organics, $48; shop now
- Reusable Straws
Plastic straws aren’t typically recyclable, often ending up in landfills and, sadly, harming the environment. If you want to make a small but impactful change and start being kinder to the planet, check out these adorable reusable straws! This six-pack comes in pretty pastel colors, along with a foldable dishwasher-safe carry case, so you can stay prepared wherever you go.
Target, $12.99; shop now
- Toothpaste Tablets
Did you know that nearly 20 billion non-recyclable toothpaste tubes are made every single year? Huppy is working to reduce single-use plastic with their fun toothpaste tablets, which are plastic-free, chemical-free, mess-free, and travel friendly. They’re super easy to use, making them a great gift for any sustainably-minded grad on the go, and are made with clean ingredients like peppermint oil, tea tree oil, aloe vera extract, and coconut oil.
Huppy, 12; shop now
- Makeup Eraser
If you’re looking for a sustainable gift to completely transform your postgrad routine, trust me, this is it. Ever since I bought this reusable makeup eraser in college, I haven’t looked at a single makeup remover wipe since! The soft, plush eraser removes makeup using only water (yes, you read that right) is easy to use. Try yours for just $20, and thank me later.
The Original MakeUp Eraser, $20; shop now
- Reusable Snack Bags
Say goodbye to plastic Ziploc bags and hello to a more sustainable alternative! These cute snack bags from Full Circle come in a variety of fun patterns and sizes so you can stock your kitchen and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time.
The Container Store, $6.99/pack; shop now
From clean household products to reusable accessories and more, these eco-friendly gifts are ideal for helping any recent grad start living more sustainably. Here’s do feeling good and doing good in post-grad life and beyond!