At Eco Collective, we've made fun of ourselves a bit for having overly practical products that aren't always the most fun as gifts. I mean, who wants to unwrap a gift only to discover it's a toilet bowl brush?
But if you're thinking of giving thoughtful and sustainable gifts, there's still be a place for practical items - after all, buying only what you need and will actually use is at the core of zero waste!
So here's a roundup of some of our favorite items that strike a perfect balance of fun and practical. With cute colors and prints, they're fun to use every day and they also happen to to reduce waste and be gentler on Mama Earth!
I bought the eucalyptus & shea butter soap and it smells amazing! It's effective but not drying as a body soap. The corners/edges do make it a little difficult to apply to your body at first but I'm sure they will round off after a little more use. I can't wait to buy more!
The sweet orange + ginger is particularly great.
I love these soaps! They smell amazing! They suds up so well so a little goes a long way and they last longer than liquid soap so they are good for my wallet! I especially love the natural ingredients that are good for my skin and the environment.
Overall feels and smells nice, doesn’t diminish in size too quickly(so far) the only thing I wish was different is the shape since I like to rub the soap on my body and the square hard edges are a little rough.
Great soap and nice scent!
I use these all the time instead of sponges, rags, or paper towels for wiping counters and surfaces. They don't smell, they stay sturdy, and they can be cleaned and sanitized to extend their life even further.
I love these for mopping up spills, drying dishes, and cleaning countertops. They seem much more sanitary than dish/cleaning rags and don't carry a musty smell.
I really like this product. I live in a small apartment without a dishwasher. And it’s very compact yet effective!
love this handy fun design!
This is a great option for a counter top drying system. It’s simple and clean and doesn’t add clutter to the space. We use it for our reusable bags and our baby bottles and accompanying pieces!
I use my bag boat almost every day. Today it has a recycled baggy on it, salad spinner and drying a recyclable! It sits in the corner of the counter ready to work.
This drying rack is ideal for pretty much ANY recyclable or reusable vessel. I even use them to prop up my beeswax wraps to dry. Great for narrow/small bottles and coffee/soda lids! Looks great on the counter, but quick to disassemble and put in a drawer if needed.
Had to get one for the office too! People seem to get a kick out of the little boat and it makes everyone recycle a bit more responsibly :) Highly recommend. Can't beat a handmade, local, chemical free, compostible product!
This is the perfect size for a quick on-the-go snack! It fits great in pockets and bags. We use them for dry snacks like nuts and our dogs treats. The material is thick enough to feel sturdy but nicely light weight. Bonus that they’re available in a variety of fun colors!
I assumed they would big enough to put in a sandwich but these are too small to use for anything.
Like your best friend, these bags are fun and reliable. They come in so many colors, I love seeing them in my Tupperware drawer. Trust me, these bags will become your best friend next time you’re on the go or just have something you need to keep safe for later.
I love these and want every size. The seal is 100% safe. You could fill one with olive oil, stick it in your bag, and wouldn’t have to worry about it leaking a bit. I also love how easy they are to wash in the dishwasher and then air dry.
I travel for business at least once a month and I love these to stash snacks, dirty reusable utensils, and necessities on the plane and during my trip. For flights, I pack one with my earbuds, phone charger, antibac wipes, lip balm, and eyedrops and stick it in the seatpocket so everything stays clean and I'm not digging thru my bag during the flight. They get extra points for being dishwasher safe.
The process was seamless! Highly recommend this if you want to give someone the flexibility to shop the Eco Collective collection at their own pace.
It was a pleasant and easy experience to purchase a gift card. Highly recommended!
I purchased a three pack, and couldn’t be happier! Such good quality for the price.
It's a pleasure to get in the easy, eco-friendly habit of using and reusing these instead of tearing off and later trashing sheet after sheet of plastic wrap or foil. We sent both our adult children a set of the purple ones, too.