Teenagers are difficult to buy for - it's a historical fact. But, the current generation of teenagers gives us one incredible helping hand when we're looking for gifts. They're passionate environmentalists.
We've got practical and stylish ideas that are also great for the planet and eco-friendly - just like our wrapping paper - for the teenagers in your life.
Eco-Friendly AirPods Case
AirPods are fantastic but a nightmare if you lose one. We love these eco-friendly AirPod Cases from UUnique via Wearth.
Compatible with 1st and 2nd generation AirPods, you can also use the wireless charging capabilities of the AirPods, which works with the 2nd generation. These cases are soft-to-touch, 100% compostable and biodegradable, and come in for natural colours - yellow, pink, green and red.
We also love that 1% of all sales is gifted to global Eco-Charities.
Vegan Leather Apple Watch Band
Apple watches are becoming the norm wrist accessory for most teenagers, and having a comfortable watch band that also looks great is important.
This Vegan Leather Apple Watch Band, also from UUnique, is eco-friendly and incredibly lightweight. The band has a magnetic watch face slide-in and works in wet weather conditions (very important for UK wearers..)
UpCircle - The Birthday Bundle
We've mentioned before how much we love UpCircle's products in our blog, Eco-Friendly Gifts for Vegans. But those fantastic people at UpCircle have just upped their eco-friendly game by announcing their Return, Reuse, Refill Scheme. When you buy an UpCircle product, and you want to refill it, you can buy a refill at a 20% discount, and you send them your now empty bottles and pots. They'll refill your containers and send them back to you - going full circle!
In light of this incredible new idea, we're celebrating them with their Birthday Bundle. Created to celebrate their fifth birthday, this bundle also comes with a limited edition party bag (ooooo) and saves you 27% against buying all the products individually.
Includes the following full-sized products:
Organic Face Serum with Coffee Oil, 30ml
Face Toner with Mandarin and Chamomile, 100ml
Coffee Face Scrub - Herbal Blend, 100ml
Face Mask with Olive Powder, 60ml
Chocolate Charcoal Chai Soap bar, 100g
UpCircle Drawstring Bag
All of their products are vegan, cruelty-free, made from natural products.
This bundle is ideal for any keen beauty-fan teenagers. There are so many case studies from UpCircle users where they've seen these products have a hugely beneficial impact against break-outs and other skin conditions.
Women of Literature Notebooks
We remember what it was like to be a teenager - the frustrations and first heart-breaks. For the teenagers in your life who like to write or need a place to find their voice, how about these gorgeous notebooks inspired by influential female authors.
The notebooks feature floral patterns and beautiful quotes from Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and L. M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables.
These notebooks are eco-friendly, using uncoated recycled paper for the pages and an uncoated, 100% recycled beautiful cover. Made in a chemical-free process with eco-friendly inks, this is a perfect gift to give without harming the planet.
Youth Etip Gloves from The North Face
Gloves may seem like a boring, practical gift for the cool teen in your life, but these Youth Etip Gloves from The North Face are fantastic. They are made from 93% recycled polyester and have full touch screen compatibility and a silicone palm for extra grip to stop their phones from slipping out of their hands. Perfect for the eco-conscious connected teenagers of today.
These gloves have full touchscreen compatibility and a grippy silicone palm to minimise accidental phone dropping. They're made with windproof fabric, and the lining is a soft polyester knit.
Personalised Recycled Embroidered Backpack
Another sensible yet chic gift is this Personalised Recycled Embroidered Backpack from Not on the High Street. Give the teenagers in your life something that they can use to carry their textbooks and can go with them from secondary school to uni or apprenticeship and beyond.
These backpacks are made from 100% recycled materials, making them a fantastic eco-friendly gift that also comes in five colours - red, mustard, airforce blue, olive green and black.
You can also make this gift unique by including their embroidered initials or their name for a really personal touch. Each backpack has a zippered main compartment, zippered front pocket, grab handle at the top, cord zip pullers with reflective detailing and padded adjustable shoulder straps.
Wrap it Up
To create a truly eco-friendly gift, you need to finish your present with eco-friendly, awesome wrapping paper. All of our eco-friendly gift wrap is vegan, made from recycled materials and completely recyclable. Some wrapping paper, especially those with glitter, cannot be recycled.
All our prints are designed by independent artists and illustrators and our wrapping paper is made entirely in the UK, keeping our carbon emissions as low as possible.
We love our Zest for Life print, with its beautiful bright colour and bunting motif, it’s the perfect eco-friendly gift wrap for your teenagers.