Gift Guide

Sustainable Housewarming Gift Guide

Do you know someone who has relocated, purchased a home or moved in the past few months? Lately, it seems like so many people are moving on (pun intended). If you are looking for a sustainable gift that says ‘Welcome Home,’ – we’ve got you covered with our Sustainable Home Gift Guide. Discover all the great eco-friendly brands that we’re excited to give to those who are settling into a new home. (Just be forewarned that you may not be able to resist doing a little shopping for yourself)!
By Printfresh Staff
October 2021
Sustainable Housewarming Gift Guide
Sustainable Housewarming Gift Guide

While there is nothing wrong with bringing a bottle of wine or sending flowers to celebrate a friend’s new home, we do appreciate the art of finding just the right gift for whoever it is you are looking for. Even better – when you can give something that you can feel good about too. From conscious cooks to the sustainably stylish – we’ve found a gift that anyone will appreciate. 

Sustainable Housewarming Gift Guide
Sustainable Housewarming Gift Guide

For the Conscious Cook

Cotton Produce Bags (set of 4) or A Cotton Bread Bag
Made from biodegradable materials with a minimalistic look, these reusable cotton bags are perfect for the cook who is always running out to the market. Price: $18 - $23.99

Minimal Kitchen Towels (set of 4)
These cotton kitchen towels are handmade with a special weave pattern designed for maximum absorbency and durability. Price: $24

Beeswax Food Wrap (3 pack)
These all-natural and biodegradable Beeswax food wraps keep food fresh and reduce the need for single-use plastic – plus they are just so fun to look at. It’s a major upgrade from saran wrap. Price: $24

Multi-Pocket Canvas Tote filled with fresh produce
For the friend who dreads the grocery store, this canvas tote with compartments for just about anything will make them want to do the shopping. For an extra special treat – fill the bag with fresh produce to save them from ordering takeout on their first night at home. Price: $50 - $65 plus produce

Always Pan
Chances are you’ve seen this pan on Instagram, but upon further research it really does seem to live up to the hype. Made from exclusively non-toxic materials, this multi-use gift is perfect for small kitchens and those looking to buy fewer pots and pans. Price: $145

Sustainable Housewarming Gift Guide
Sustainable Housewarming Gift Guide

For the Zero-Waste Beginner

Zero-Waste Bathroom Essentials Starter Kit
Have a friend who’s new on the zero-waste journey? This starter kit includes reusable cotton pads, a soap saver, and biodegradable loofahs and cotton buds – helping them to keep their bathroom plastic free. Price: $53

Zero-Waste Kitchen Essentials Bundle
If you want to spend a little more – or if your friend is known to spend more in the kitchen – this bundle of reusable and biodegradable kitchen items may be just the plastic-free gift you’re looking for. Price: $85

Biovessel Living Composter
Who knew composting could look so good? This well designed, odorless composter has a small profile, making it accessible even to those without a lot of space. We’re gifting it to our friend who always talks about composting, but hasn’t figured it out yet. Price: $199

Well Earth Goods Gift Card
We love pretty much everything from Well Earth Goods, but if you can’t decide or you’re sending something far away, an e-gift card will help avoid any additional shipping back and forth. Price: the choice is yours

Sustainable Housewarming Gift Guide
Sustainable Housewarming Gift Guide

For the Ethically Minded At-Home Entertainer (Pre-Pandemic Even)

Houseplant from a local garden shop or The Sill
A new home calls for a new houseplant to mark the occasion. If you can, pick one up from your local garden shop. If that’s not an option, try The Sill, which delivers beautiful live houseplants straight to your door. Or, you could always opt for Houseplants of the lower-maintenance variety. Price: $21 - $200+ (depending on the plant)

Upcycled Cotton Napkins
Help your friend set their table with this set of 4 upcycled cotton napkins. Price: $24.49

Wood Broom with Dustpan
Give the gift of a clean home with a broom and dustpan set that is as beautiful as it is efficient. Perfect for that post-party mess. Price: $129.99

Sustainable Housewarming Gift Guide
Sustainable Housewarming Gift Guide

For the Sustainably Stylish (with Home Decor to Match)

Glow and Grow Kit
This soy-blend candle is the gift that keeps on giving: the ceramic vessel doubles as a planter (daisy grow kit included) for you to enjoy long after it’s fully burned. Price: $39

Sustainable Throw 
We love a good throw for weekends snuggled up at home – and The Citizenry has options for any type of weather. Price: $95 - $495

Decorative Pillow
These neutral, but still vibrant throw pillows are ethically made by artisans in Peru, Guatemala, Mexico, and more. Price: $105 - $275

Wall Hanging
This wall hanging isn’t just a great piece of art – these tapestries also have a story to tell. Each one is hand-painted on Flax Linen by artist Molly Millar Dodge. It’s one of the most sustainable fabrics, using just a quarter of the water that cotton requires during processing. Price $130

We always love the round-ups from The Filtery, and here is another great one with 150 ideas for organic gifts!

Reader Submissions 

“A good quality dutch oven” - Briana McDougall 

“Personalized door mats” - @senorita.bonita1738

“A meal in a vintage or thrifted baking dish” - Krista Kauffman

“A basket of clean/eco-friendly cleaning products!” - Amber Briggs

Homemade tea from your garden” - Teresa Nadine Blescia

Archer and Olive journal and colorful pens” - Amber Gusa

Vintage barware” - @lilbittygirl

“DIY lavender dryer sachets” - Jensen Condra

Nothing feels better than finally feeling at home after a big (or small) move. Help your loved one settle in with a gift from our list. Of course – the gift of a good night’s sleep is priceless. A pair of new pajamas can help with that. 

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