Amazon is one of those retailers that people have a lot of feelings about, but it is undeniable that they’ve been an invaluable resource for many during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially when products were in scarce supply. They also offer an array of eco-friendly and conscious products that are affordable and accessible.
While you don’t need any of these products to be sustainable, I wanted to write this post because I found myself browsing Amazon the other day looking for such items. I needed a gift for someone who is more of an acquaintance, and I wanted something thoughtful but affordable given my relationship to them. So, off to Amazon I went! As it turned out, conscious items are pretty hard to locate on Amazon if you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for. Many of the items labeled “sustainable” may reduce your waste but aren’t fairly made, while other items are not clearly labeled or described.
With affordable and accessible conscious products also being one of my most-requested content topics, below are my 15 favorites that are available on Amazon. I’m confident you or your gift recipient will love any of these items – they are all things I own or have purchased for someone else at some point!
A few of the items I have from this list!
The Five-Minute Journal. Anytime I post this journal to my stories, it is one of the things that “I get so many questions about!” Usually in blogger-speak that means you received maybe one question, but this journal usually gets me about ten DMs asking what it is. This guided journal has the same prompts each day – in the morning, you fill in what you are grateful for, what would make the day great, and two affirmations. At night, you write three good things that happened and two ways you could have made your day even better.
P.F. Candle Co. Reed Diffuser. My favorite scent from P.F. Candle Co. is amber & moss, but you can’t go wrong with any of these beautifully-packaged reed diffusers.
The Curated Closet. I love this gorgeous book, which offers tips on defining your personal style as well as beautiful photography. It looks great on display in an office or on a coffee table.
VITIV Daily Hair Vitamin. I use this leave in conditioner almost daily! The packaging is cute and minimal, which makes it a great gift, and it comes with a comb. This product is vegan.
Reusable Produce Bags. These bags from Sandstone & Sage are made with organic, unbleached cotton and are great for eliminating plastic when produce shopping or for keeping your fridge organized.
Reduce Wine Tumbler. This tumbler is vacuum insulated to keep your drink at the perfect temperature, and it is BPA-free.
Grace + Stella Hyaluronic Acid. The gold top makes this hyaluronic acid look far more expensive than it really is! It’s so hydrating, and my skin definitely looks more glowy when I use it. It’s also vegan and paraben-free.
Sustainable Home. Another beautiful and useful coffee table book, Sustainable Home covers everything from decluttering to clean energy to plant-based eating.
Kicking Horse Coffee. Instead of buying the coffee lover in your life another mug, how about some really great coffee? Kicking Horse is USDA-certified organic and Fair Trade. The company also supports numerous environmental organizations.
Dr. Rogers Restore Healing Balm. This healing balm has the consistency of a petroleum jelly product, but it is free of petroleum, lanolin, parabens, phthalates, sulfates and fragrance. It is also vegan and cruelty free. This balm can be used on dry, chapped skin or lips and is so soothing. It can also be used to moisturize your cuticles, tame flyaways or style your eyebrows!
52 Lists for Happiness. This pretty journal features 52 list prompts to bring joy and foster gratitude, such as “List the Ways You Feel Lucky,” “List the People Who Make You Feel Happy,” and “List the Ways You Think Someone You Love Would Describe You.”
Tenoverten Nail Polish. Tenoverten makes so many gorgeous colors, and their base & top coat are incredible – my nail polish always lasts a solid week when I use them. Their polishes are 8-free, which means they do not contain dibutyl phthalate (dbp), toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor, ethyl tosylamide, xylene, or triphenyl phosphate (tphp), cruelty-free and vegan. I’m actually out of my favorite color (Madison) and need to reorder it!
Frugal Vegan. A friend bought this book for me and I love it! It has a lot of great recipes (I love the mushroom stroganoff) that don’t require a lot of ingredients, perishables or hard-to-find items. Awesome, accessible vegan cooking!
Ilia Multi-Stick. I’ve sung the praises of this multi-stick several times since I bought it, but it makes summer makeup a breeze and can be used on your lips, cheeks and eyes.
Stasher Bags. These silicone, reusable food storage bags come in so many pretty colors! They can be used to organize your fridge or transport snacks or sandwiches. The best part? They are dishwasher safe!
Do you have a favorite sustainable product on Amazon that I missed? Let me know!