Ecologically Friendly Gifts

aspire Gift Guide 2021

Upcycled Rope Bracelet

From MVMT, this sleek, smooth rope bracelet is made from upcycled ocean plastic material. A portion of proceeds from every purchase goes to the Surfrider Foundation to protect our world’s oceans and beaches.

Gullah Weavers Bread Basket

Handcrafted in the sweetgrass basket weaving tradition of the Gullah community in South Carolina, this hand-woven basket, is made from locally harvested sweetgrass, pine needles, bulrush, and palmetto.

SolarPuff Outdoor Lamp

A compact, durable, foldable and solar-powered lamp that brightens any situation from a power outage to a night walk on the beach. This solar puff lamp charges in 8 hours in bright sunlight, emits 8-12 hours of light.

Reusable Ceramic Travel Cup

These handmade ceramic mugs add a personal and unique touch to the traditional travel cup, as the artist hand throws and decorates each one. Encourage your loved ones to skip the plastic or styrofoam cups from their favorite cafe, and use this eco-friendly choice instead.

Natural Soap Bar

These cleansing bars of soap contain moisturizing plant butters and oils, essential oils, and botanical extracts. Each batch of vegan soap is made by hand with completely natural ingredients. Poured in small batches in the maker’s studio, and cut and wrapped with great care.

Sustainable Jewellery from Bb Design House

These earrings are made from polymer clay making them super-lightweight and comfortable to wear all day long. Their subtle, speckled texture has been created from flecks of recycled offcuts of clay left over from the maker’s other work.

Solios Solar Watches

The Solios Solar Watch perfectly combines aesthetic, green technology, and durable materials. The Brown eco vegan leather strap is silicone-based to eliminate animal cruelty while keeping mother earth in mind. At the heart, a solar cell allows the watch to recharge by itself and offers a 6-month energy reserve. In addition to promoting slow fashion with style, you’ll never have to change your battery. Solios also commits to restoring one acre of rainforest for every watch sold.

PONSONT Incense Paper

PONSONT Incense Paper has been designed to be a simple luxury. Handmade via a 16 step process, their incense paper uses the finest aromatic materials sourced sustainably and responsibly. With nothing left behind once burned they are confident, “our paper burns cleaner than almost any scented candle on the market.” PONSONT paper is made of tree-free cellulose and sourced from a 400-year-old French manufacturer.

Sustainable Clothing from Tentree

Tentree is dedicated to making Earth-First essentials using the most sustainable (and comfortable) materials in the world with the smallest environmental footprint possible. According to their website, “a tentree sweatshirt uses on average 75% less water to make than the other sweatshirts in your closet.” Every time you purchase an item, the company plants 10 trees. To date, they have planted over 50 million trees, and aim to plant 1 billion by 2030.