Sustainable Gift Ideas for a Green Christmas with the Fam
Christmas has always been the season of giving. It’s during this time of the year that we feel extra generous. We express our love and appreciation to people we care about by giving gifts. And if there’s anything the past two years have taught us, it’s to be more conscious of the impact of our actions and put our focus on things that really matter, including taking care of our planet.
This Christmas season, giving is not just about exchanging presents with our loved ones. With Res|Toe|Run’s Greens Selection, a collection of footwear and shoe care essentials made with eco-friendly materials from brands guided by planet-saving advocacies, celebrating a sustainable holiday is now definitely possible.
Here are eco-friendly gift ideas that will not only make your family happy, but also will make the planet fresher, cleaner, and better than ever.
Gift Ideas for Mom
For every Jefferson Bloom shoe that’s made, clean air and water are being restored into the environment. These earth-friendly slip-on feature shock-absorbent soles, perfect for on-the-go moms.
You can never go wrong with these super lightweight and travel-friendly Glint loafers from Inooknit. The yarn they use to manufacture their shoes reduces carbon dioxide emissions and water pollution by 50%. And what’s more, they also package their shoes with 100% recycled and recyclable soy-ink materials.
Holster prides itself on their sustainable and ethical manufacturing practices. These slides, for example, are vegan-friendly and PETA-approved, which means it’s made of natural, renewable, and biodegradable materials. With its classic and comfy aesthetic, it’s a must-have for moms who love the beach life.
Because of the durability of every Birkenstock footwear that they’ve always been known for, most of their products are sustainable by nature. Gift one to your mom and it will last her years—decades, even—and she’ll have a timeless pair she can use anywhere.
Gift Ideas for Dad
This classic pair of Tretorn shoes from their Ocean Net Collection, as its name suggests, is made out of recycled fishing nets and plastic waste from the ocean. It’s not only stylish but also ultimately functional, perfect for on-the-go dads.
Every single thing used to make a pair of Saola shoes are recycled, organic, and natural—and these slip-ons are no exception. With its espadrille-sneaker mashup style and its promise of comfort, it will surely be your dad’s favorite footwear in no time. A chunk of Saola sales also goes to associations that support wildlife conservation.
Active and sporty dads will definitely love this pair of lightweight sneakers from Rockport. Made from BPA-free ethylene-vinyl acetate, they also make use of 100% PET recycled polyester linings for odor control.
Reef dedicates itself to plastic pollution initiatives. Their legendary Fanning slippers, named after three-time world surfing champion Mick Fanning, feature water-friendly synthetic straps that make them soft and comfortable.
Ccilu footwear are made with Ccilucell, an eco-friendly technology that delivers comfort to one’s feet like no other. This pair of sandals will adapt to the shape of your dad’s foot, truly making a personalized fit.
Gift Ideas for Kids
This super cute pair of lightweight shoes are safe and environment-friendly, made out of recycled polyester yarn. Perfect for playful kiddos, you can even choose from several animal knits including a penguin, lion, fox, panda, cow, and rabbit.
These slip-ons are BPA-free and do not contain chlorides, latex, and other toxic substances. Plus the best thing about it is when your kid grows out of these shoes, Native will give them a new life by recycling them for the RemixTM Project that benefits different communities.
Dream for a Green Christmas with Res|Toe|Run and gift your loved ones an eco-friendly pair from the Greens Selection, available here on this website and in all Res|Toe|Run stores nationwide. Together, let’s take sustainable steps for our planet this holiday season.