Looking for gifts that any woman would be happy to have in her kitchen? I’m talking about gifts that are beautiful, reusable, and gifts that didn’t come from a factory half the world away.
Here it is: Your eco-friendly gift guide, the kitchen edition
All these items have been hand-crafted by small business owners. The best part is you won’t have to spend hours hunting in over-crowded craft markets. I’m helping you by rounding up my favorites gifts from Etsy right here!
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Reusable un-paper towel
I’ve seen these all over the internet and I think they’re a great idea! Some will come with snaps so you can hook them all together just like your standard paper towels. Others can be folded up and tucked in a cute basket. Either way, they’re trendy, beautiful, practical, and a great gift item for almost anyone who has a kitchen and a washing machine!
Reusable Napkins and Wipes
Very similar to the reusable towels are reusable napkins and cloths. You’ll love the variety of patterns and materials these can come in. And really, you can use these for anything: wiping spills, at the table, cleaning dirty faces, tucking in your purse, even as reusable tissues.
My own reusable flannel cloths are going on 10 years old and they still look and work great!
Fabric Snack and Sandwich Bags
Instead of plastic bags and containers, how about some trendy and fun reusable snack bags. You’ll find that some come with velcro, some with snaps, and some with an extra fabric fold over. I’ve been using velcro on my reusable bags and it’s still in great shape.
Who wouldn’t be happy to receive these as a gift! They’re very practical, not too personal, fun, and come in a huge variety of patterns.
Linen Bread Bags
Do you know a bread baker who would love a handmade linen bread bag to help keep their loaves fresh and tasty? They can also be used to store nuts, fruits, and vegetables too.
Cotton Coffee Filters
Save money and reduce waste with cotton coffee filters. You’ll find them in a variety of sizes for different coffee models.
Beeswax Food Wraps
These are so cool! A Small, lightweight, reusable, and colorful alternative to plastic wrap. I’m told these actually work quite well for around the kitchen, picnics, and packing lunches.
Trendy Lunch Sack
If you’re looking for a gift with a little more style (and less of a mommy-chore type gift), try a handmade lunch bag or reusable tote below.
Washable Washing Sponges
Reusable sponges are another very practical and eco-friendly gift. I’ll admit, I might be a little disappointing to find cleaning sponges in my stocking, but these are so beautifully packaged, they’d be a joy to receive!
Reusable Shopping Bag
Don’t let your friends and family be caught without a bag again. The colors, patterns, and styles are endless when it comes to handmade totes! A quick look around and you’ll find one to suit every person on your list, I’m sure!
Hopefully a few items on this list caught your attention. Personally, I love gift giving. I love shopping for things, I love wrapping them, giving them, and watching the receiver’s reactions on opening their gift… But, on the other hand, I hate having lots of stuff and I hate feeling like my gifts might be contributing to their having ‘lots of stuff’…. This is why I think these practical, handmade, and reusable eco-friendly gifts for mom are fantastic ideas! I hope you agree!
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