Eco-friendly gifts for kids and teens who are fighting for our planet. For good reason.


If you’re looking for an eco-friendly gift for a kid or teen (or maybe adult!) who’s perhaps been inspired by Great Thunberg’s activism this year, and who’s doing their own small part to be more mindful about the planet, we’ve got you. Honor their passion with a gift that says, I see you. And I love you for it.

These gifts aren’t just sustainably made eco-“stuff.”  Instead, we’ve tried to find gifts that are truly meaningful, and will help kids and teens in their persuit to live more mindfully — but hey, they still have to feel gifts and fun. It’s the holidays!

PS The smart move is to buy gifts locally, but we’re providing web URLs because everyone’s access is different.

Eco-friendly gifts for kids and teens who are fighting for our planet. For good reason.




All gifts have been editorially determined by our staff. There has been no compensation for inclusion. (We know that's rare.)

There are affiliate links in this guide, which means that some purchases will generate a small commission to help support our own small woman-owned business, at no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting us!

All prices accurate at time of publication but subject to change.

Be sure to visit our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide posts and our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide posts for even more fabulous gift ideas
including 50+ cool gifts for kids and teens, all under $15





Greta Thunberg: No One is Too Small to Make a Difference

From the 16-year-old who’s taking on the world…and winning.

$8.99, Amazon (but it’s better to download for Kindle or buy at your local book seller.)


Timberland Brookyn Sneaker Boots

Ethically made, eco-friendly, with alining from 50% PET — and built more walking, less driving.

$90, Timberland


U.S. National Parks Annual Pass

Nothing helps you better appreciate the beauty of America.

$80/year, US Geological Survey site


Silicone Straws Multi-Pack

We own them and love them. 


Bracelet Set Giving Back to Environmental Causes

10% of all the proceeds go to 1% for the Planet, to help create a healthier world.

$30/set of 3, PuraVida


Solar-Powered, Upcycled Charging Backpack

Made from upcycled ocean plastic, removing 5 pounds of it for every bag.
Also keeps those devices charged via solar power — a huge asset during those long marches and protests.

$155 on sale, Solgaard

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The Tile Bluetooth-enabled tracking tags and now, stickers, helps you find lost items in seconds: Your keys, your wallet, your phone, your camera, your kid’s backpack. 

(And what could be more eco-friendly than making sure you keep things you own as long as possible without replacing them?)

Attach the tags or stickers to anything you don’t want to lose — say, some of those new holiday gifts you’re buying? — and use your phone to locate it by sound or see it on a map. Brilliant!  And we use Tile ourselves, so we can totally vouch for how awesome they are.


A Donation in their Name to the Nature Conservancy

This incredibly impactful organization has so many different actions that kids will care about. We make a donation each year.
Photo: @KMacDiggity via @Nature_Org

donation amount varies, 
Donation includes a year of Nature Conservancy Magazine


“Blooming” Lollipops with Plantable Sticks

Enjoy 8 botanical flavors like Lavender * Lemongrass, Lemon & Thyme.
When you’r’e done, plant the stick and grow herbs and flowers. . How cool!

$20, Uncommon Goods


Yeti Rambler Mug

Whether they’re sipping on coffee or hot cocoa, it’s a great habit to start carrying around your own mug.
PS Kristen calls hers “the best travel mug I’ve ever used.”

$25, R.E.I.


If Only I Could Vote Pin

Our own younger teens are dying for this one.

$12, Love and Victory


An Eco Tour Family Vacation

This agency books 45+ eco-adventures that are certified sustainable, from the Andean North of Argentina, to the Great Barrier Reef.

Prices vary, Greenloons


Subscription $12-15, Nat Geo (for all devices)
Bottles $35, Swell with 10% off your first purchase