Our Favorite Sustainable Gifts for Women


Thoughtful gifts for women who like to look good and do good.

This gift guide includes items from a number of brands that the women of Bluedot use and love, like Eileen Fisher, Boody, Rothy’s, Birkenstock, Axiology, Activist Skincare, and more. We’ve included items for the more whimsically-minded and more practical types. With prices ranging from $25 to $598 and every price point in between (plus one very high-ticket option), there’s something here for everyone. We expect to see lots of sales soon, including on the bigger-ticket items.

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Smile-Inducing Organic Pajamas

A blonde woman sits on a bed wearing light green and blue pajamas printed with trees, flowers, and sheep.


Organic cotton pajamas tend to come in boring colors, leaving those of us who like to have fun PJs with less environmentally friendly choices. Printfresh’s colorful, cheerful line in sizes XS–6X fills a gap in the market. For the holiday season, they’re also making matching family pajamas — dog bandanas included. Read our review.

Snazzier Birkenstocks

From the mid-thigh down, a woman’s legs shown in blue slacks and a pair of metallic silver Birkenstock sandals with a single thong toe strap.


If she likes Birkenstocks, surprise her with a pair from the company’s Big Buckle collection. The bigger buckle gives the classic comfort shoes a little more pizzazz, and is available in many styles and colors. Read our review.

A Cute Phone Case You Can Compost

A cell-phone case in a creamy-beige color with a small black speckled print.


Pela’s flax-based phone cases range from simple to trendy and come in all kinds of designs. Every case comes with an envelope so you can mail them your old plastic case, which they’ll recycle and keep out of the landfill. The smooth, soft cases have a similar feel to silicone cases. We love this laid-back cheetah print. Read our review.

Coolest New Shoes

From just above the knees down, a person’s legs shown in medium-wash denim jeans rolled at the ankles and a pair of brown loafers with low black heels.


We know and love Rothy’s for transforming old plastic water bottles into cool flats and sneakers. Equally classic and trendy, this chunky new low-heeled loafer is sure to be a winner. Each pair is made with merino wool as well as four recycled bottles for an extra cozy feel. Read our review.

The Perfect Tote, with Options

A large caramel-colored leather tote bag with thin straps and small, foil-stamped branding reading Cuyana on the bottom.


Cuyana makes chic, wearable clothes and leather goods that do it all. Their Classic Easy Tote comes in a range of colors and is available with or without a zipper, with added internal organizers, and also comes in a slick North-South silhouette. Read our review.

Clean Perfume

A close-up on a woman’s face and hand with a clear perfume bottle in front of it that reads Henry Rose Flora Carnivora Eau de Parfum.

Henry Rose

Flora Carnivora Eau de Parfum from up-and-coming clean perfume brand Henry Rose blends favored florals like neroli, orange flower, and tuberose with woody notes. Available at Credo: read our review

Cultivating An Interest

Roy Choi and Dr. Jane Goodall of Masterclass


Entrepreneurship, portrait photography, interior design, chess, conservation, dog training, tennis, wedding planning, French pastry … whatever skill she’d like to pursue, there’s probably a Masterclass that can teach her all about it.

The Perfect Boots

A pair of brown-leather, lace-up boots shown on someone wearing black pants, from mid-calf down.


Nisolo makes great-looking shoes and accessories that will last forever, like these elevated, water-resistant leather boots. The brand gives each item a Sustainability Facts Label: like a nutrition label, but for the Earth. Read our review.

An Upgraded Kitchen

AJ Madison sells induction stoves and Energy Star appliances that help reduce greenhouse gases and can reduce your energy and water bills.

AJ Madison

You know what would make a thrilling holiday gift? A long-dreamed of kitchen remodel, or upgrading faulty appliances that slow down everyday living to EnergyStar counterparts. AJ Madison has a huge supply of induction stoves and appliances of all kinds. Read our review.

A Great Skincare Set

A small burlap bag with the word Activist on it is open on its side with small assorted vials and tins of skincare products.

Activist Skincare

Activist Skincare’s cruelty-free line has the most efficient refill system we’ve ever seen, and it makes us glow. Their Trial & Travel Kit includes a two-week supply of their seven most popular items, and it’s yours 50% off with code BLUEDOT.

Does-It-All Fall & Winter Hat

A woman wearing fishing gear and an olive green beanie untangles fishing line from her fishing rod.


Montana-based Duckworth makes durable, attractive, and unfussy wool apparel made with wool from sheep raised in Montana. These great-looking knit watchman caps are 100% merino, and fit to stretch most adults.

A Sweater that Helps Clean Oceans

A blonde woman on a beach wears a cream-colored, waffle-knit, mock-neck sweater.

Long Wharf Supply Co.

Long Wharf Supply makes great-looking preppy sweaters out of recycled oyster shells, recycled water bottles, and cotton or lambswool. Their SeaWell sweaters help reseed up to 30 oysters, which filter over 1,000 gallons of seawater a day.

Effortless, Versatile Makeup

Two sets of three makeup Balmies, "the originial zero-waste ulti-use crayon" for lips, cheeks, and eyes.


Women who don’t like fussing over makeup will love Axiology, a vegan, plastic-free brand with amazing social values. Axiology makes useful, flattering crayons for lips, eyelids, and cheeks that feel great on the skin. Read our review

A Clutch for Every Season

A small, woven purse in a black-and-white houndstooth pattern sits open. Its buckle resembles a small golden lizard.

Made Trade

This stunning hand-woven palm-fiber clutch in a chic houndstooth pattern from Likha is fabulous on its own; the little lizard clasp truly puts it over the edge. At $225, it seems like a real bargain. Read our review of Made Trade.

The Perfect Tees

A woman looks to the right and smiles. She has brown hair, pulled back, and wears a close-fitting, scoop-necked black tee-shirt with long sleeves.


Boody’s perfect tees do it all. The sleek, soft, eco-conscious bamboo viscose fabric feels wonderful against the skin, and looks great, too. We’re particularly fond of these three-quarter sleeve scoop-neck shirts. Read our review.

A Super-Sophisticated Coat

A woman with dark hair wears a cream-colored wool jacket over black clothing.

Eileen Fisher

We’ll always love Eileen Fisher, who has made sustainability part of her brand’s identity since its founding. This season she’s wooed us with the Doubleface Wool Cloud Coat in almond, a sophisticated confection. Read our review.

Still shopping? Check out our other holiday gift guides:

Sustainable Gifts for Men

Sustainable Gifts for Kids and Babies

Sustainable Gifts for Teens

Sustainable Stocking Stuffers

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Elizabeth Weinstein
Elizabeth Weinstein
Elizabeth Weinstein, Bluedot’s Marketplace Editor, lives in Manhattan with her husband; papillon Finley; and cats SanDeE* and Modell. When she’s not asking the folks at Bloomingdale’s and Nordstrom to try on their most sustainable sneakers in a size 9½, she can be found at the Union Square Greenmarket or gardening on her rooftop terrace.
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