The Best Gifts for the Sustainable Traveler 2020

Sustainability has been on everyone’s mind the last few years, and many travelers are fully onboard with the sustainability revolution. If a sustainable traveler is on your gift list this year, I’ve got some great suggestions for you and the earth-conscious traveler in your life!

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Reusable Make-up Remover Pads

I started using these just a few months ago, and I love them! I use them just like cotton make-up remover pads, with a little coconut oil to get the make-up off, and they work perfectly. They’re machine washable, so you can use them for years!

More here: The Ultimate Gifts for the Thrifty Traveler

Reusable Water Bottle

Every traveler—sustainably-minded or not—needs a good water bottle! We could all stand to hydrate more often, especially on long flights. But also, one reusable bottle will take the place of literally hundreds, and potentially thousands, of disposable plastic bottles!

Keep gifting: The Best American-made and Ethical Gifts for Travelers

Reusable Straw

Want to save the planet but can’t stand paper straws? (Seriously, who decided paper straws should be a thing?) These reusable bamboo straws are the far better option! These come in a handy carrying case and their own pipe cleaner, too!

Read next: The Ultimate Gifts for the Super Organized Traveler

Bamboo Cutlery

Along those same lines, packing one’s own bamboo cutlery means you won’t need to use plastic cutlery when you travel—something Steve and I do more often than I realized! It’s also helpful for those of us who like to shop at grocery stores so we don’t have to dine out for every meal. BYOC: Bring Your Own Cutlery!

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Bamboo Toothbrushes

I definitely leave toothbrushes behind on travel. Who wants a wet toothbrush in their luggage? Not me! But in this day and age, we have the option to bring along bamboo toothbrushes, which are reusable as long as you want them, but also biodegradable when you need to leave them behind!

Want even more sustainable travel options?
Check out 5 Practical Ways to Travel Sustainably!

Solid Toiletries

If you’ve been following me for long, you know I’m basically obsessed with Truly-Life and their incredible products! Everything they make is natural and nourishing, and all of their packaging materials are biodegradable. Using their products means you’re not putting chemicals down the drain (or into the rivers, lakes, and oceans), nor are you throwing away plastics that will last hundreds of years in landfills. The best part? The products actually work, too!

Some of my personal favorites include:

They also have customizeable gift sets, and every order ships with a complimentary liquid soap kit until the pandemic is under control!

Solid Soaps, Lotions, Shampoo, Conditioner, and more are all available to help us reduce plastic!
More here: The Ultimate Guide to Solid Toiletries

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