Most Popular Ethical & Sustainable Gifts—DoneGood Gift Guides 2022

We know mom always told you that you don't have to follow the crowd. But....if the crowd is buying super cool boots (or baby dolls, or baking mixes) that make great gifts and do good for people and the planet...maybe it's okay to join in. Here are a few of the most popular gifts on DoneGood that our community loves to give—and receive!

Granada Boots 

The DoneGood community raves about these amazing boots from Adelante Shoe Co. They're handmade by cobblers in Guatemala, which connects you to the person who made your shoes and also means shoes can be custom made for a giftee with special shoe needs. This week, Adelante's offering a really special deal—10% off for you and an extra 10% commission for the (already well-paid) artisan who made your shoes!


Six-piece Knitted Baby and Carry Cot Set

This six-piece baby doll and carry cot set—available with light or dark skin—comes with everything your little one needs for peaceful pretend play. Even more peaceful, it's made with all natural materials, not some light-up, make-noise plastic toy that will break before the day is over. Tikiri Toys dolls are made at safe factories by well paid workers in Sri Lanka and every purchase creates donations of food and education to girls in a local Sri Lankan orphanage.  

Four-pack Classic Baking Mix Variety Set

It's baking time, and this four-pack classic baking mix set from Renewal Mill makes a great hostess gift, stocking stuffer, or gift for a foodie. Renewal Mill's mixes are so delicious you'll have a hard time believing that they're also gluten free and vegan (perfect for anyone with food allergies). They're also made from upcycled food byproducts, a delicious and creative way to fight climate change and food waste! 

The Cedar Watch


The Sustainable Watch Company creates classic, craftsman-quality watches all from upcycled discarded wooden furniture that would otherwise be destined for a landfill. They also offset double the amount of carbon emitted during production. So in addition to a nice-looking watch that your giftee will love for years, you've also got a cool story to go with it. 

Kyrgies Slides

These world's-most-perfect slippers are perfect for keeping your loved ones warm and toasty in the winter. They're made with naturally moisture-wicking and odor-absorbing wool to keep feet warm and supported. Constructed from just four materials and with minimal environmental impact, every pair of Kyrgies house shoes is made by artisans in Kyrgyzstan who are paid a living wage for their work. 

Organic Flannel Sheet Set in Windowpane

Sometimes the best gift is a practical one, and this flannel sheet set from Under the Canopy is a way to make the place where your giftee spends a third of their life a thousand times better. With brushed organic cotton flannel and cozy winter colors and patterns, this set was made for comfort in the chillier months. Organic cotton also means it's better for you, the planet, and the people who made it. 

Butterfly Pea Flower Tea

Butterfly pea flower is known to naturally improve skin, strengthen hair, and reduce inflammation. It has a nice, sweet floral taste and looks absolutely stunning when steeped (seriously, look at the pictures!). Saathea tea is harvested by women in Cambodia who would otherwise be vulnerable to human trafficking. Pair it with their beautiful tea infuser and you've got a great gift or stocking stuffer.  

Cordoba Backpack

A classy, sleek backpack with a practical front pocket and interior laptop pocket—great for work, travel, or school. The Cordoba backpack from Nisolo is handmade at an ethical factory in Leon, Mexico where workers are paid a living wage, and receive health benefits and personal development programs. Great for that "big gift" for your partner, parent, or adult kid! 

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