The Ethical Christmas Gift Guide: 15 Unisex Gift Ideas

Looking for some holiday gifts for the special people in your life, but have absolutely no clue where to start? Well, you’ve come to the right place!

This gift-list is 100% gender neutral, making each of these gifts great choices. With gifts spanning from $10 to $375, you’ll surely find a few things here that will fit within your budget, and you’ll be able to feel good about it too as all of these gifts help the environment in one way or another. Happy shopping! 

1. Ethiopian Coffee | Parker Clay 

Did you know? Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee. Parker Clay is a certified B Corporation that ethically makes all of their products in Ethiopia, so it’s only natural that they also sell Ethiopian coffee.

The most sustainable gifts aren’t just the ones that are more ethically and sustainably made, but also the gifts that actually get used. Coffee, like socks, is a safe bet, assuming of course that your recipient loves coffee (how well do you know this person again?).

Our team tested Parker Clay’s coffee and loved it! The delicious whole bean variety is sure to please the coffee lovers in your life.

Parker Clay Ethiopian Coffee

Shop | $18

2. Moccasins | Adelante Shoe Company

Moccasins are the perfect gift for anyone who has found themselves working from the dining room table rather than the office recently. They are great for wearing around the house, stepping outside, and even running errands. Adelante offers both cozy and non-cozy varieties for anyone.

Work From Home Bundle: Adelante Shoe Company

Shop | $125-145

3. Nano Puff Jacket | Patagonia 

This warm, lightweight, wind-proof, and water-resistant jacket is a great gift for anyone preparing for this winter. What’s better? It’s made from 100% post-consumer recycled polyester; in other words, it looks great and it’s good for the environment! 

Nano Puff Jacket: Patagonia

Shop Men’s or Women’s Sizes | $199

4. Room Service Sheet Set | Pact 

Do you know a recent college graduate? Or maybe a newly engaged couple? This sheet set is the perfect gift to get them started on their new journeys!

Whether they’re moving into the first apartment of their own or just starting out as a new couple, these sheets will not go unappreciated. They’re Fair Trade Certified and made with 100% organic cotton. Frankly, we all are probably due for a new and clean set of sheets! 

Room Service Sheet Set: Pact

Shop | $130-220 

5. Unisex Crewneck Sweatshirt | Known Supply 

These cozy sweatshirts should be a staple in everyone’s closet for the fall and winter months. They’re made with 100% organic cotton fleece, making them perfect to pair with a nice cup of hot cocoa and a Christmas movie. 

Unisex Crewneck Sweatshirt: Known Supply

Shop | $56

6. Unisex Joggers | Girlfriend Collective

These unisex joggers make the perfect loungewear gift for anyone on your list. Comfortable enough to never want to take off and stylish enough to wear out of the house. They’re made from 50% Texloop™ RCOT™ Primo Recycled Cotton and 50% organic cotton, making them cozy as ever and better for the environment.

Girlfriend Collective Joggers Unisex

Shop | $78

7. Socks That Protect the Planet Box | Conscious Step 

This sock box won’t just keep your toes warm! It will also add a pop of color to your day-to-day business attire. With each purchase of these socks, part of the profit goes towards protecting oceans, protecting rainforests, and planting trees.

Socks that Protect the Planet Conscious Step

Shop | $44.95

8. noho move™ Chair | noho 

Know anyone with a love for minimalist or Scandinavian style? The noho chair is an ergonomic and light weight desk or table chair that is made from recovered and regenerated fishing nets!

The chair moves with your body as you sit – perfect for your WFH office or even around your dining room table. Did we mention they’re super comfortable AND come in multiple colors!

Our team tested this product and loved it! See it in action on our Instagram.

Noho Chair

Shop | $375

9. Reimagine Cashmere Beanie | Outerknown 

Beanies are a fall and winter staple, made to be worn by anyone, conveniently in one size fits most. The reimagine cashmere beanie by Outerknown is both luxurious (what’s softer than cashmere?) and sustainably made (hello recycled fabric!). Available in 5 colors to match your recipient’s personality.

Outerknown Reimagine Cashmere Beanie

Shop | $78

10. Soothing Comfort Set | Ten Thousand Villages

This warming eye mask and neck wrap set is the perfect gift for the people in your life who have found themselves a little more tense than usual. Aren’t we all these days? This set will bring a bit of relaxation to anyone who needs it! 

Soothing Comfort Set: Ten Thousand Villages

Shop | $44.99

11. Guppyfriend Washing Bag | Organic Basics 

Give the sustainable lifestyle gift anyone can use: the Guppyfriend Washing Bag! These days it’s pretty astonishing if you don’t own some clothes made from synthetic fibers (think polyester and nylon).

While synthetics can make for great workout attire, even the recycled varieties of these fabrics shed microplastics in the wash. This washing bag captures microfibers in the wash, making anyone’s wardrobe a little more eco-friendly.

Guppyfriend Washing Bag

Shop | $33

12. Socks + Coffee Bundle | Arvin Goods 

Socks and coffee: what could make a better combination? Perfect for the coffee lovers in your life and seriously… who doesn’t wear socks? Arvin Goods socks are made from recycled materials so your recipient will feel good knowing they’ve made a lighter footprint. To top it all off 25% of your purchase will be donated to the North Preston Surf Program.

Shop | $34.99

13. Soy Wax Candle | Parker Clay

Candles are the perfect way to gift someone a little “me time.” Burning them reminds us to pause, breath, relax, and enjoy the present moment. These are no ordinary candles: made in the USA from 100% soy wax, meaning they’re healthier to burn so your recipient can simply enjoy the great smells and good vibes.

Soy Wax Candle Parker Clay

Shop | $20

14. Summer Day Hammock Chair | Ten Thousand Villages

This hammock chair gives you the best of both worlds! It is the perfect addition to an outside patio for the spring and summer, or you could hang it in a corner of your house to create a cozy reading nook.

Summer Day Hammock Chair: Ten Thousand Villages

Shop | $125

15. No Show Socks | Arvin Goods 

We know what you’re thinking—what? More socks?? But trust us, these socks are here for a reason.

Socks make great gifts because they get used and if fun socks aren’t what you’re looking for (scroll back up for fun socks) then these are straight to business. No show socks are super comfortable and let anyone pull off the “sock-less look” without actually going sock-less.

Arvin Goods socks are great because they’re made from upcycled cotton and recycled polyester, meaning a lighter “footprint” for anyone on your gift list. At only $10 a pair they make for great stocking stuffers!

Arvin Goods No Show Socks

Shop | $10

What Makes These Gifts Ethical?

“Ethical” gets tossed around a lot these days but when we say it we really mean it.

Eco-Stylist uses our sustainable brand criteria to research and certify all clothing and shoe brands on our platform. This comprehensive framework focuses on both the human and environmental sides of sustainability.

Since our criteria is fashion-specific, we occasionally recommend value aligned accessary brands (non-fashion). In practice what this means is all of the brands in this article are Eco-Stylist Certified except for accessory brand noho, which is value aligned and B Corporation pending.

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*Article updated 12/8/21.

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