10+ Sustainable Gift Ideas to WOW the Host/Hostess this Holiday Season

10+ Sustainable Gift Ideas to WOW the Host/Hostess this Holiday Season

They love to entertain and you love to to be a part of the festivities, but what do you bring to show your appreciation to the hosts that seem to already have everything? We have the perfect gifts that are unique, handcrafted and made from sustainable materials such as certified woods and organic cottons.

Sustainable Wood Trays, Charcuterie Boards

Sustainable wood serving tray with meats and cheeses

 Appetizers are beautifully displayed on sustainable wood trays and cutting boards. Variety of sizes and shapes available. 

Terracotta Bread Warmers

Ethically crafted terra cotta bread warmer with handwoven basket



Your hosts have perfected their sourdough technic, help them show it off and keep the bread warm with beautiful terracotta plates and hand woven baskets.

Natural Marble Trays



Organic cheeses from the local farmers market will look great on these marble trays.

Salad Bowls and Serving Spoons

Healthy salads never go out of style in acacia wood bowls and serving spoons.   

Table Top Wine Holder

Keep a collection of wine bottles nearby with this sustainable wood tabletop wine holder.

Handwoven Baskets

Bringing cut flowers to the party. Place vase in a handwoven basket that your host can use long after the flowers are gone.

Tea Towels

 You can never have enough tea towels. These are generously sized, organic cotton, printed using natural dyes and beautiful enough to use as hand towels in a guest bathroom. Roll a few of them and present in a basket.

Table Linens and Napkins

Simple yet elegant linen and organic cotton table clothes and napkins can be mixed and matched for every occasion.


Hand woven placemats add an extra layer of beauty to every table. Great for under a plant or to showoff a center piece.

Zero Waste Disposable Dishes

When the party is too large for washing dishes use these high quality disposable plates and bowls made from fallen palm leaves creating a natural vibe for your table setting. Perfect for the kids table!

Original Art

These art blocks are handcrafted on salvaged wood and artistically wrapped in salvaged book pages to create high quality original pieces of art. Sturdy enough to hold up the cookbooks, perfectly sized for the counter or hang as a trio on the wall.

Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping

Carry your gift easily in a reusable jute bag that your host can use next time they go to the market.

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ECOS Paints - Environmentally friendly, water-based paints for your home that is non-toxic, zero VOC and hand crafted in their South Carolina plant. Exceptional coverage up to 560 sq. ft. per gallon and a transparent ingredient list make ECOS Paints the healthy home choice.

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