Products made from bamboo are quickly gaining a reputation for being the eco-friendly alternatives to plastic stuff that end up in the oceans. Bamboo is all-natural and biodegradable, grows fast, is naturally pest-resistant and antimicrobial, and sustainable. Plus it’s also versatile. In fact, bamboo plants, once cut and processed, are used as construction material (such as bamboo fencing and paneling), turned into fabric, made into furniture, and infused into many personal care products.
We’re pretty sure that in your family or circle of friends there’s that one person who advocates for the use of so-called ecobags (no matter how tacky these are) and other environmentally friendly things. They probably even have an oriental bamboo garden with plenty of green plants, wind chimes, and strategically placed bonsai trees.
When their birthday comes up, forget the same old gift cards. Just take a pick from these clean and green bamboo gift items that will surely make them hug you instead of a tree. Who knows, you might catch the ecobug and turn into a green warrior too!
Clothing & Accessories
Starting off our list of awesome bamboo gift ideas, this snazzy pair of sunglasses will make you want to whip them out even when there’s no sun around. The stylish bamboo frames come in a wayfarer shape and has thin layered bamboo front with natural carbonized bamboo arms. It also has composite polarized lenses with UV400 protection and scratch-resistant coating. These sunnies come with a microfiber pouch and bamboo storage case.
2. Bamboo Watch
Another eco-friendly accessory for your Earth-loving friend (or yourself, why not?) is this casual bamboo watch. It comes in a nice bamboo gift box – just add a tag! This watch is made from natural bamboo and has not been painted on, making it a great gift for those who are allergic to metal watches and those who would rather not use leather straps for ethical reasons. Hey, it’s a great gift for anyone!
Fashionable and sustainable. This bamboo handbag design is quickly growing in popularity and if you don’t want to miss out on the latest trend, better get this one stat. It The bamboo strips are held closely together, guaranteeing that your wallet, phone, sunglasses and whatever you have in there don’t fall out. This is one awesome bag that will go well with your summer outfits!
This underwear is so soft, you won’t even feel you’re wearing it! These boxers are made of 95 percent bamboo fiber and 5 percent spandex. Bamboo fiber is highly breathable and extremely soft – best for those valuable family jewels. These boxer briefs hold everything in place without feeling too tight and the band won’t pinch, either. It comes in a lot of funky designs too!
There’s something for the ladies as well, of course. These incredibly soft and stretchy panties are also made of 95 percent organic bamboo rayon and 5 percent spandex. The underwear is naturally breathable and cooling, which is definitely a plus especially during summer and those red days. The lace on the front is a pretty accent for that oh-so-feminine feeling.
What you wear to bed can make or break your sleeping experience, which makes this pajama set a must if you want maximum comfort as you drift off to slumberland. This three-piece set comprises a round-neck long sleeve top, capri sleeping pants, and soft shorts. This PJ set is made of sustainable and antimicrobial bamboo fabric that’s naturally cooling and odor-eliminating, plus it’s super soft. Available in coral, pink, mint, and purple colors.
7. Bamboo Dress
Flaunt your love for mother nature with this bamboo T-shirt dress with a feature that women love in dresses: side pockets. This soft and loose-fitting dress is made of 96 percent bamboo viscose and 4 percent spandex and comes in five sizes. Wear it on its own or paired with leggings or skinny jeans and wedge heels and you’re ready to strut the catwalk – or wherever it is you’re headed off to!
8. Bamboo Socks
We love sneakers and other low-cut shoes but we hate going ‘naked feet’ in them – thank goodness for low-ankle socks! Now, if you really want to go for something super comfy (and sustainable to boot, pun intended), these bamboo footies are just the thing to wear. Aside from being made of naturally odor-eliminating, sweat-absorbing, breathable bamboo to keep your feet smelling and feeling fresh and cool, these socks are also designed with silicone heel grips so they don’t slip off your foot and you feel comfortable all day long.
Whether it’s chilly or you’re just feeling stylish or both, this bamboo cardigan is sure to blow onlookers away. Let your ‘going green’ style show with this soft and stretchy long cardigan that’s perfect for any time of the year. Comes in six sizes and 20 fashionable colors. A perfect gift for Mother’s Day.
A person always needs to have a handkerchief well, handy. Whether it’s for wiping perspiration off your brow or wiping away someone’s tears (romantic, we know), a handkerchief is the ultimate practical accessory you should have in your pocket. It’s great for keeping your hair away from your face or neck too, or dabbing at the spilled coffee on your shirt. A thousand more uses, the handkerchief, and this set of bamboo handkerchiefs is just the gift to give to the practical eco-warrior. It’s also a good Father’s Day gift!
This iPhone case is engraved with a wave design inspired by the popular ‘Great Wave off Kanagawa’ print by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai. This iPhone case is made of natural Asian bamboo and shows off a beautiful texture. Fits the iPhone 7+.
These speakers are made of high-quality natural bamboo and organic fabric. This gadget not only looks good, it sounds great too with 30W stereo sound, a 3EQ mode and dual passive subwoofer. It just takes 3.5 hours to charge for a 10-hour sound trip. What’s more, it also doubles as an emergency power bank. The speakers come with a 3.5mm jack for connecting to non-Bluetooth devices. This is one of the best unique gifts for music lovers.
One thing we hate about modern living is cable chaos. Tangled cords can really test our patience and are just plain ugly, so products that help keep them in line and out of sight are a godsend. This bamboo cable management box features a slot for all of those cords and a top compartment where you can put your devices while they charge. Another cool gift for dad!
Lifestyle & Recreation
14. Bamboo Mug
One of the best things to give to coworkers, this stainless steel bamboo mug will significantly decrease the amount of paper waste in the office. Why use those disposable cups when you can have a totally reusable travel mug? What’s more, this double-wall insulated mug is non-breakable and the design is pretty, too.
Stay away from disposable plastic utensils when you order fast food with this set of bamboo travel utensils. The utensils are heat- and stain-resistant so they don’t absorb flavors and make them reusable after hand-washing. These utensils are also the perfect companion to your everyday lunch box. The set includes a spoon, a fork, a knife, and a pair of chopsticks. They come in an easy-to-carry fabric case made of recycled plastic bottles. This counts as one of the most-recommended gift ideas to give to family, friends, and colleagues because they’re practical, come in a small package, and affordable.
Like plastic utensils, plastic straws are so out! While yes, technically you can drink without using straws, there are those who need it because of gum and tooth sensitivity. Plus, smoothies and those yummy pearl shakes are really easier to consume using straws. Enter the eco-friendly drinking tool: reusable bamboo straws. They’re also a great alternative to single-use paper straws and are not prone to breaking unlike glass straws.
17. Bamboo Tumbler
Whether your favorite eco-warrior loves having tea or prefers cold drinks, this tumbler is just the thing to have for a refreshing drink. The exterior is made from 100 percent organic bamboo while the interior of the flask is made from high-quality stainless steel. It keeps hot beverages hot for up to 12 hours or ice-cold for the entire day. You also get a bonus detachable infuser so you can brew your favorite tea on the go or put a few slices of citrus fruits in for a Vitamin C-packed drink.
18. Bamboo Longboard
Just look at this beauty. This longboard is made from a bamboo and maple hybrid board and sports a bamboo deck and kicktail. You’ve got both sustainability and durability in one package that guarantees hours of fun longboard cruising. Plus no two longboards are the same because the unique bamboo grain varies from board to board. This 44-inch longboard is also equipped with quality hardware such as sturdy 7-inch aluminum trucks.
A bamboo bike? Why not? For the person who loves to DIY and customize bicycles, this build-it-yourself bamboo bike frame kit is sure to be the treat of a lifetime. This kit doesn’t even require engineering skills or a welding setup – all you need are simple and common tools any DIYer or handyman would already have. Comes in small, medium, and large sizes.
20. Bamboo Helmet
Don’t go riding without a helmet! Bamboo is used for the outer shell of this helmet, making it extremely tough while giving it a slimmer profile than other helmets. This protective gear features three channels for better air circulation as well as a Coolmax lining for optimum comfort.
Invented in China, go is a strategy board game that will really get those neurons fired up. This go game set includes a bamboo board, a protective sleeve, an instructional booklet, Yunzi stones, and bamboo bowls with lids. The lines are etched on the board, not drawn, in the style of ancient go boards. It’s a beautiful set that guarantees many hours of challenging play.
School & Office
Looking for more unique gifts? This handcrafted bamboo wireless keyboard and mouse set is perfect for the friend who absolutely loves everything eco-friendly. It’s extremely durable and long-lasting, and it’s compatible with Windows, MacOS, Linux, iOS and Android. Mouse pad not included.
This laptop desk is actually a multi-functional table that can be used as a regular desk or a food tray. The top of the desk can be tilted and the legs are adjustable. It also has a groove where you can place your beverage of choice and a small storage compartment for paper, pens, chargers, notepads, and what have you.
For the student or pen/office supplies addict, this pen holder is just the thing to have on an otherwise cluttered desk. It looks really nice placed next to a lucky bamboo office plant.
This holder a must-have for pen hoarders. It helps keep things in order. While we think of more words that end in ‘er,’ take a look at this bamboo desk accessory and see how neat it looks. It’s got five slots and it’s expandable too so it can accommodate a wide variety of office and craft supplies – yes, even knitting needles and crochet hooks. Ah, and no need to preorder!
This bamboo fountain pen is simply gorgeous. The wood on the barrel and cap is very smooth and the fine nib glides smoothly over paper. It also comes with a refillable converter – all you need is the ink! This pen takes international-size ink cartridges and it comes with a similarly elegant case. A great Father’s Day or Mother’s Day gift for pen collectors and anyone who loves writing with a fountain pen.
Are you on the hunt for practical but inexpensive wedding gifts? A romantic breakfast in bed can be an eco-friendly affair with this set of three bamboo nesting trays. The trays have cut-out handles, making them easy to carry from the kitchen to the bedroom and back. You’re not limited to using them for breakfast in bed, of course.
Here’s a great gift idea for the person who loves to cook. This organic bamboo cooking and serving utensil set is something that would be greatly appreciated. Bamboo is an ideal material for cooking because you won’t have to worry about it sticking to the pan, melting, staining, or rusting, and it lasts for years. This bamboo utensil set includes a spoon, a spork, a flat spatula, a slotted spoon, a slotted spatula and a utensil organizer.
Fancy a Friday night date making your own sushi? This sushi making kit will make that fun and easy with included instructions for complete beginners. The kit includes two sushi rolling mats, a rice spreader, a rice paddle and five pairs of chopsticks, all made from mold-resistant and sustainable carbonized bamboo. If you’re looking for wedding gifts but are short on cash, this kit will save the day.
29. Bamboo Pillow
Snuggle off to dreamland with a super-soft pillow. This pillow is stuffed with memory foam for optimum support and comfort, and features an extra-breathable bamboo cover for cooler sleep. It’s also hypoallergenic and dust mite resistant, and the pillow is also made without the use of toxic components.
Pair off those bamboo memory foam pillows with what else but soft sheets that will keep you feeling fresh and cool all night long. This 4-piece sheet set is made from bamboo-derived rayon and microfiber for the plushest sleeping experience. The sheets are naturally hypoallergenic too and are more durable than standard organic cotton sheets. If you’re looking for wedding gifts, a set or two of these sheets will do nicely.
These bath towels are made of high-quality organic bamboo that’s naturally hypoallergenic, antifungal, extremely absorbent, and 100 percent non-toxic. The bamboo and cotton fabric is very durable and also gets softer with every wash so you’ll be sure to have the softest towel on the planet – perfect for drying you up after a long, relaxing bath at the end of a long, tiring day. These would make great baby gifts too!
32. Bamboo Bathrobe
One of the best feelings in the world is stepping out of the shower and into a warm, plush, and fluffy robe. This hooded bathrobe is perfect for everyone – not just those who are into eco-friendly things – simply because the quality is impressive and it becomes more absorbent, fluffier, and softer with every wash. We don’t recommend sleeping in it but won’t blame you if you do – it’s that comfy. Having a hard time looking for anniversary gifts? Buy two for the happy couple.
You know how sometimes you wake up sweaty on warm nights, especially when you sleep on a foam mattress? With this bamboo mattress pad, those icky nights are over! This bamboo sleeping mat is placed over the mattress to keep you cool and comfortable. The mat – or pad – is handcrafted from carbonized natural bamboo, which has been waxed and polished smooth. Sweet, sweat-less dreams ahead!
Trinkets and marbles, earrings and baubles – and a whole lot more. This two-layer bamboo jewelry box comes with an antique-style lock that adds to its simple, natural charm. But don’t be limited to what its name implies – you can also store lots of small items in the compartments of this box, such as game dice, small handwritten notes, watch batteries, and what have you.
Maximize bathtub time with this bamboo bathtub caddy with adjustable sides to fit any tub. After a hard day, there’s nothing more fulfilling and relaxing than soaking in a warm tub. With this bathtub caddy, you can do more than just lie down – you can sip your favorite wine, watch a movie on your tablet, and even read a book to make your bath time more enjoyable. The built-in wine glass holder, book holder, and phone tray keep everything in place.
36. Bamboo Bath Mat
When you’re done with your bath, this bamboo mat will keep you from slipping on those wet tiles. Its vented design lets it dries fast and lets air and water flow through it freely. It’s also equipped with non-slip rubber feet to keep it firmly in place. This bamboo mat can also be used for the kitchen, as doormat, and even a cooling mat for your pets. It’s a nice way to add eco-friendly home décor to any space.
Even the staunchest of eco-warriors tend to accumulate a lot of stuff, and there’s no better way to organize those than by using an eco-friendly organizer. This multipurpose rack is made of 100 percent organize bamboo and can be adjusted to accommodate a variety of items, from books and candle holders to lucky bamboo plants and other knickknacks. It’s a wonderful space-saver and home décor that would make a great gift for any occasion.
This bamboo serving board is so presentable you’ll want to take it out even if there aren’t any guests around. You can also use it as a bamboo cutting board. It features laser-etched art of more than 800 tiny images of endangered and exotic animals. It’s made of Moso bamboo, which is known for its density, strength and premium quality. This bamboo cutting board/serving board is so nice you’ll want to make it into wall art! What’s even more awesome is that the company behind it donates a percentage of the proceeds from sales to the National Forest Foundation, which plants a tree for every dollar donated.
Pet parents are always keen on giving their babies the best pet supplies. An elevated pet feeder prevents neck strain in dogs and cats during feeding time because it’s simply easier to eat when you don’t have to bend down to ground level. This bamboo pet bowl holder is also sturdily built and prevents bowls and their contents from getting knocked over by an overeager pet. Comes in small, medium, and large sizes.
Regular grooming is also part of making sure pets feel and look their best. This bamboo deshedding and detangling brush is specially designed to get rid of nasty knots in your pet’s hair and make it easy for you to collect shedding hair. The soft coated pins give a good massage and bring out your pet’s natural oils, encouraging healthy fur growth and making your pet’s coat soft and shiny. Using eco-friendly pet supplies is a great way to make the whole family go green!
Clean those pearly whites with an eco-friendly toothbrush. Every part of this toothbrush pack is entirely plant-based, from the handle and bristles to the wrapper and box. The handle is made from wild harvested bamboo and the soft, plant-based bristles are made from a base of castor bean oil. These bamboo toothbrushes also come in sets. Buy in bulk and you can save more money in the long run, plus they’re a great gift to give to kids, coworkers, neighbors, customers… everyone, really. Bamboo toothbrushes are love.
42. Bamboo Soap
It can be hard to find a good skin cleanser for oily or problematic skin that doesn’t contain chemicals that would do more harm than good. Enter bamboo charcoal soap, which is formulated specifically for acne-prone and problematic skin. It only has plant-based ingredients: bamboo charcoal, tea tree oil, shea butter, and coconut oil. It’s highly effective in unclogging pores to remove dirt, dead skin cells, and toxins for a brighter, softer, smoother, and more youthful-looking skin.
Makeup brushes are great birthday gifts for beauty junkies. First, a bit of a disclaimer here: the bristles on these brushes are synthetic, which is what makes them so darn affordable. There are 12 bamboo brushes in the set, which includes a foundation brush, an eyelash brush, and a mini kabuki brush, among other tools you need for applying makeup perfectly. Everything comes in a portable bag so you can bring your brushes with you anywhere you go.