2021 Sustainability Gift Ideas | Schlage


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What’s better than giving the perfect gift? Giving back to the planet at the same time.


Lunchskins reusable bags

Whether you’re packing lunches or simply storing produce, these reusable bags will help your loved one and the planet. They come in a variety of sizes, colors and designs, and you can even choose between zippered pouches or Velcro. They’re also dishwasher safe, so cleaning is a cinch. Perfect for little lunchers and those who want to leave the planet better than they found it.

“Unpaper” towels

The best way to make a positive impact on the environment is reduce the waste we create in the first place. Help your loved one show their love for Mother Earth by giving them these cloth towels. They naturally cling together so you can hang them on a traditional paper towel roll. Perfect for those who won’t let spills keep them from being kind to the planet.

Silicone straws

These budget-friendly silicone straws, plus squeegees for easy cleaning, will help them eliminate single-use plastics and still enjoy those brunch beverages or cool drinks on the porch. Perfect for those who are committed to sustainable alternatives but don’t want to compromise on style or convenience.

Electric-assist composter

What if your favorite gardener wants to feed the plants with recycled food waste but doesn’t have a ton of space? Gift them a Food Cycler, which composts food waste – everything from veggie scraps to coffee grounds to chicken bones – in just a few hours. Perfect for apartment dwellers or those who have limited outdoor space.

Spent Grain Pancake and Waffle Mix

Yes, it’s pancake mix, but it’s also recycling. Made with the spent grain from the beer-making process – starches full of protein and fiber – this mix will give your loved one a tasty treat they can feel good about. A portion of the proceeds from each of box is donated to a food bank, too. Perfect for healthy eaters, those who hate food waste and kitchen crusaders.

Seed cards

When just a card will do for your next gift-giving occasion, make sure it’s a good one. Not only is this card made from recycled paper, but, because it’s imbedded with seeds, your loved one will think of you for months to come as they enjoy the resulting flowers. Perfect for gardeners, recyclers and those who love a gift that keeps on giving.

Nest Thermostat

When your favorite homebody wants to conserve energy, they need a smart thermostat. They’ll be able to set the temperature to a range that works best for everyone – Mother Earth, included – saving strain on the environment and the wallet. Perfect for technology lovers and tree huggers.


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