Top 20 Eco Friendly Gift Guide for the Kitchen

Get Sharon’s expert, eco-friendly gift guide for 20 items you need in your kitchen today to lighten your environmental footprint.

Protecting our planet is on everybody’s mind, yet it can seem overwhelming when we look at the big picture issues of climate change, pollution, and sustainability. The kitchen is one of the areas that produces a lot of waste in the homes and adopting the use of eco friendly kitchen practices as highlighted in the blog; Green Up Your Kitchen Practices for a Healthier Planet and the incorporation of these 20 Eco friendly Kitchen gear have an impact towards  reducing the environmental impact Check out 20 of my favorite eco-friendly kitchen tool essentials, perfect for gift giving too. You’re just a click away from a greener kitchen and a healthier planet with our Top 20 Eco-friendly Kitchen gears.

Top 20 Eco Friendly Gift Guide for the Kitchen

*Prices subject to change and availability, based upon vendor changes*

1. Reusable Cloth Sandwich and Snack Bags
Reusable sandwich and snack bags are durable and long lasting and they can be re used unlike the single use plastic. The snack bags are versatile and they can be used in work, school or even for travel. The snack bags are great the environment and also for your pocket. No sending pounds of plastic to the landfill! Eco-friendly, reusable, certified food safe, easy to clean, and multi-purpose—these bags check all the boxes. 

Price: $8.99 -2PK

2. My I AM Plant-Powered Organic Farmers Market bag

Designed by myself, this bag is perfect to take to the farmers market, grocery store, work, school, even a picnic. This adorable tote was designed with the Earth in mind—made of 100% organic cotton in natural colors with “I AM Plant-Powered” lettered in green. It folds small enough to tuck into a purse or pocket and is washable so you’ll use it over and over, keeping plastic bags out of landfills. The dimensions for the bag are 12.5 by 14.5 with 24.25 straps.

Price: 5 bags for $75

3. Travel Bamboo Utensil Set

The cutlery set is perfect for picnics, travel, hiking, camping, backyard fun. I love that this set is made from natural, sustainable bamboo, and it helps prevent the use of throw-away, plastic cutlery. The holder is made from recycled plastics and this contributes positively to sustainability. The bamboo travel utensils are valuable eco-friendly addition to your kitchen!


4. Bamboo straws

Imagine enjoying your favorite drink with the sleek bamboo straw with its respectful nod to the environment on your birthday or your wedding. These bamboo straws deliver by eliminating the use of plastic straws, which reduces plastic pollution and helps protect our beloved planet as they are reusable and eco friendly.

Price: 6 straws 5.5 inches for $7.95

5. Farmhouse Kitchen Compost Bin

The compost bin ensures that you turn your organic waste into an ecofriendly treasure trove. And when it’s this cute, you’ll love to see it on your countertop! Ideal for meal prep and clean-up, toss food scraps into bin, replace the cover, and forget about it until it’s full. Then take it outside to your compost pile or bin, give it a quick clean, and start again. Doing your part to reduce landfill waste and reduce the need for chemical fertilizers just got easier.

Price: 1.3 gallon 7.08″L x 7.08″W x 9.21″H for $24.99

6. Reusable Beeswax Food Wraps

Plastic food wrap is one of the most common types of plastic waste found in the environment and landfills, so cutting back on plastic wrap in your kitchen is a great way to reduce it. These non-plastic reusable food wraps are 100% garden compostable, cruelty-free, and washable so they can be used again and again. All you need is the warmth of your hands to enable these wraps to cover foods.

Price: 3CT size for  $18.49 

7. Reusable coffee filter 

Say goodbye to paper coffee filters! Make the switch to an eco-friendly go-anywhere, zero-waste, reusable organic hemp coffee filter that can be used hundreds of times and you’ll not only continue to enjoy your favorite handcrafted brew, you’ll also reduce your environmental footprint. Hemp filters are currently being recognized as the ideal eco-friendly materials for coffee filters.

Price: 3 Filter for $19.99

8. Hydro Flask Water Bottle

What I love about Hydro Flask water bottles is that they are not only sustainable metal water bottles, they also come in lots of fun colors and different sizes, and they’re lightweight and insulated, so you can tote them anywhere to enjoy your favorite hot or cold drink. Plus, they are durable and can be taken on hiking trips, camping, travel, and more. Why would anyone want to rely on disposable plastic bottles knowing that Americans are doing so at a rate of 70 million bottles each day! Be planet wise by choosing reusable.

Price: 20-Ounce Flask for $ 32.93

9. Instant Pot Ultra 10-in-1

Get energy efficient and make use of the Instant Pot. An instant pot can save up to 70 percent of the electricity used by ovens, steamers, and stoves, which means fewer harmful greenhouse gas emissions released into the environment. This one product can replace up to 10 common kitchen appliances, including a sterilizer, warmer, and rice cooker to name just a few. Convenient, versatile, and quick, there’s everything to love about this very cool way to cook.

Price: $139.99

10. Programmable Stainless Steel Slow Cooker with Glass Lid

No kitchen should be without a slow cooker. It’s energy efficient, easy to use, and produces meals that taste like you’ve worked over them all day. The ceramic insert is ready to serve on the table, or use as a travel vessel for meals at potlucks or picnics, so there’s no need for single-use plastic or aluminum containers bound for the landfill—a zero-waste win! This is one of my favorite, heavy duty slow cookers, which I turn to regularly to produce energy-efficient meals. 

Price: 6-Quart Slow Cooker for $159.99

11. Reusable Produce Bags

Americans use 100 billion plastic bags a year. Most of the plastic bags that are used end up in landfills. Using reusable produce bags, such as these 100% organic cotton mesh bags, for fresh fruits and vegetables provides a sustainable alternative.

Price: 10 piece set  $19.97*

12. Insulated Cups with Lid

Want to achieve convenience and sustainability? These insulated cups come in handy as they eliminate the single use plastics and subsequent waste that come from the plastics. Yeti insulated stainless steel cups come in different sizes and they retain the temperature of any liquid, making them a necessary addition to your eco friendly kitchen gear.

Price: 10-Ounce Cup for $34.46*

13. Eco Lunch Box

Crafted with durable stainless steel materials, these lunch boxes are an eco friendly alternative to single use or non recyclable materials. The lunch box is made from  high-quality stainless steel to keep food fresh and last for generations. Perfect for work, school, or travel, it’s also leak-proof and dishwasher safe and is thus a planet safe solution.

Price: 2 piece set for $29.95*

14. Reusable Bamboo Towels

Statistics indicate that the average household paper towel consumption of 8 rolls per month of paper towel. I am introducing you to reusable paper towels which is sustainable as it reduces the wastage and makes a positive contribution to the environment. Switch to reusable and durable organic kitchen towels in cleaning up spills, wiping, drying, cleaning kitchen appliances, and can even be used as napkins for convenience and sustainability.

Price: $9.99

15. Bamboo Cleaning Dish Cloths

The bamboo washcloths combine functionality with environmental friendliness. Go green with these reusable and cost-effective natural bamboo dish cleaning cloths made from sustainable, natural bamboo. They reduce the use of the single use paper towels, are durable and effective making the kitchen shine with sustainability.

Price: 6-Pack Medium Ducky 9″L x 9″W for $12.99

16. Glass Food Storage Containers with Bamboo Lids

Elevate your kitchen with glass food storage containers with Bamboo lids. The glass food storage containers are made of Borosilicate glass that is hard to break making them durable, the lids are made from bamboo which is natural and does not release harmful chemicals into the food. The glass food storage containers with bamboo lids are an eco friendly solution as they are reusable, long lasting and are a conscious way of reducing plastics in the kitchen.

Price: 4-Piece Set for $38.97*

17. SodaStream

Using sodastream not to create sugary beverages but rather sparkling water is a good way of replacing the single use plastics. Each bottle can replace a lot of single use plastic and increases convenience when making your own sparkling water. This is therefore a win for the environment and a great appliance to add in your kitchen.

Price: I liter for $57.99 

18. Natural Bamboo Dish Scrub Brushes

The natural bamboo dish scrub and brush set is made from natural bamboo for handle and sisal for the bristles, making it compostable and friendly to the environment. Bamboo is sustainable as it is compostable and can returned to the environment without a lasting environmental footprint. With this set, every wash becomes a step closer towards a greener and sustainable world.

Price: 3-Piece Set and ceramic base for $11.99*

19. Mason Jars with Lids and Bands

Mason jars are designed to be used often so that there is the reduction of the need for disposable plastics. This 16-ounce mason jars are one of the original earth-friendly products and they are multifunctional as they have been used to preserve sauces, syrups, fruits, vegetables and so much more. Use mason jars as a plastic free alternative in your kitchen.

Price: 6 pack 16 0unce Jars for $19.99*

20. Misto Brushed Aluminum Oil Sprayer

Misto is a reusable oil sprayer and mister bottle utilize a pump mechanism and this makes it easier for the need of disposable cans .The Misto Brushed Aluminum oil sprayer refillable and versatile making an important sustainable addition in the kitchen.

Price: 1 Sprayer for $11.99*


*Prices subject to change and availability, based upon vendor changes. 

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