Updated: Dec 7, 2020
Disclosure: Please note that this post has been sponsored in paid partnership with the companies participating in this gift guide. All photography has been provided by each company.
Life on the Go
We’re busy and we’re always on the go these days. It’s really easy in our society to rely on the convenience of single-use plastics throughout our day. First thing in the morning, we need our coffee so we get it to go in a disposable cup. Later that day we’re in a meeting and provided with disposable plastic water bottles. We’re so busy that we didn’t make a lunch, and as a result we got takeout in disposable containers and plastic utensils. On the way home we stop for groceries, packing them up in plastic grocery bags. Later we head out with friends, and all of our drinks come with straws.
Wow! Look how much trash one person can make in a single day? We can make different choices that are better for our health and our planet. If you’re looking to make some zero waste swaps, The Zero Waste Collective’s Holiday Gift Guide has fantastic options below for your busy life on the go! Perfect for you and your family, as well as loved ones and friends whom you might be trying to get on board with low waste living.
If you’ve got some gifts to buy this holiday season, you’re all set with these innovative, sustainable and passionate companies that care about our planet.
Dalcini Stainless is an award-winning brand of high quality, chemical-free and eco-friendly containers and house wares. Nita Tandon created and launched Dalcini Stainless when she couldn’t find easy-to-clean containers, free from hormone-disrupting chemicals like BPA. She needed them to be simple for young children, with plenty of style for the adults in the home too. Dalcini Stainless containers are easy-to-use, clean and store. No mess, no fuss, and no nasty chemicals.
Dalcini Stainless offers containers in all shapes and sizes, perfect for lunches and snacks on the go! Heading for a picnic? Going to work? Sending your kids to school? Dalcini Stainless has perfect reusable containers for all your food needs, while reducing your waste footprint from single-use packaging. Use these containers for takeout food too!
Chemical-free, thoughtful design, and ethical manufacturing make Dalcini Stainless the perfect choice for stainless steel containers in your home, or as a gift. These containers are safe, sustainable, and simple. International shipping is available.
Live Vessel brings you the perfect combination of hand-carved artistry, functional beauty for on the go! Perfect for any beverage, hot or cold, at home or out and about. This beautiful travel mug series will have you reusing all of the time!
Words from the Founder: "In every ceramic piece, the delicacy of the hand-carved details and exceptional artistry add to its functional and artistic values. Glazed with valuable white crystal tourmaline as part of its patented manufacturer process, products in the LIVEN Series utilizes a far range infrared (FIR) technology pioneered by ACERA. When applied to crystalized tourmaline, that mineral constantly releases the same healthful negative ions you breathe in near a waterfall or after a spring rain. Liquids in tourmaline become softer and more favorable as they acquire an alkaline character that promotes a healthier lifestyle."
Beautiful, healthy and helps us to reduce our waste, what more could we want? International Shipping is available.
Discount Code: ZEROWASTE15 for 15% off your order!
Pura seeks to make life safer and simpler. They do this by eliminating all plastic and creating a common system that allows all Pura bottles to work with all lids. These two concepts have led to 100% safe and adaptable Earth-friendly products for everyone. Pura's innovations include the first 100% plastic-free bottle collection, the only NonToxic Certified (madesafe.org) bottles, and the only customizable bottles that adapt and grow with your family!
Why is it that parents constantly need to buy new bottles as their children mature? This “built-in” over consumption is not only expensive but contributes to environmental issues around the world. Pura’s patented lid system allows your bottles and cups to evolve with the changing needs of your family. Re-purposed bottles can be used for years instead of months by simply replacing the silicone top as your child matures. They can also be used with lids that make them into snack containers! And, Pura also offers a range of adult-sized bottles, so there’s something for everyone. These bottles are the perfect addition to anyone looking to live more sustainably and reduce their waste. Know Better. Do Better™
US shipping only. Canadian customers can find Pura Stainless products at Oyaco.
Unwrapped Life was created with a mission: to reduce our reliance on single-use plastics from everyday products. Co-founders Hayley McKenzie and Arden Teasdale started out by formulating solid shampoo and conditioner bars for all hair types. Now Unwrapped Life offers a wide-range of eco-friendly products that facilitate zero waste living, including the new on-the-go staple: stainless steel straws.
With hundreds of millions of plastic straws being used and thrown away every single day, it’s imperative that we find a reusable solution. Unwrapped Life has your back. With a variety of beautiful colours, including gold, onyx, and rose gold, you’ll never need to use a plastic straw again! Keep an eye on Unwrapped Life, they have a vision to raise awareness about single-use plastic, and offer a wide range of eco-friendly products for a zero waste lifestyle.
Give these a try for yourself, and buy them as gifts for friends and loved ones! These reusable straws are perfect for on the go, and at home entertaining. International shipping is available.
WAKEcup is waking us up to how we currently live, and changing our lens to reduce our waste and use of single-use plastics. WAKEcup offers a beautiful line of reusables, including vegan bags, as well as bamboo and stainless steel bottles and cups, and bamboo straws. These products tackle the “big four” commonly used disposables! WAKEcup also donates 10% of their profits to marine conservation. Make the switch to WAKEcup products and you’ll be living zero waste and supporting cleaner oceans.
WAKEcup’s products are strong and high quality, but also recyclable. Their cups and bottles come with a natural wood finish and beautiful design, and can also be customized with a business/company logo engraved into the bamboo. They only use sustainable materials, so these products are good for you and the planet. WAKEbags are made from beautiful brown paper, and are waterproof, lightweight yet extremely durable. Want to tackle the big four? Grab WAKEcup’s zero waste starter kit, which includes a Rucksack, Water Bottle, Mug and Straw!
Whether you’re going zero waste in your life, or sending a hint to others as a gift, you’ll be proud to make these swaps. International shipping is available.
LEKKO Life Goods
Live life lightly and mindfully with handcrafted products from LEKKO Life Goods. Inspired by simple and intentional living, LEKKO Life Goods offers handmade products that incorporate utility, quality, and beauty. From minimal bento bags to cutlery rolls made from linen, LEKKO Life Goods will help you minimize your waste on the go.
If the weight of carrying containers is holding you back from zero waste living, then these bento bags easily tucked into your purse or backpack will help you live lighter (both literally, and environmentally!). Reduce the weight associated with carrying containers by using bento bags of different sizes instead. If you tend to eat out and on the go, carrying your own cutlery in the LEKKO Life Goods beautiful linen cutlery roll will significantly reduce your waste. The cutlery roll is lightweight, so you’ll be set for any meal that comes your way!
LEKKO life goods will help you to live life a little lighter: with less waste, and fewer things weighing you down. Add these zero waste staples to your home, or as gifts! International shipping is available.