Stuff Their Stockings With These Reusable Kitchen Buys
Save money and the planet with these eco-friendly buys.
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Better for the environment than disposable plastic, these reusable wraps are great for covering large bowls, dishes, baked goods, cheese, fruits and more. Use the warmth of your hands to soften the organic cotton wrap and create a seal over the food or dishware you wish to cover. When cold, the wrap holds its shape, keeping your food fresh longer.
Buy It: Sur La Table, $18 (Set of 3)
Food Storage Bags
Be kind to your wallet and the environment with this set of three reusable bags made of natural, nontoxic, hypoallergenic and temperature-resistant silicone. These flexible bags create an airtight seal that locks in flavors, nutrients and freshness. Use them to freeze food and then thaw or cook food in the microwave or bake in the oven. Just toss them in the dishwasher to clean for reuse.
Buy It: Sur La Table, 39.95 (Set of 3)
Mesh Produce Bag
Make grocery shopping sustainable with this reusable cotton mesh produce bag. The durable bag is made from certified organic cotton with a drawstring closure that fits everything from apples to bananas. The lightweight construction folds up for easy packing so you'll never need a plastic bag again.
Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $8-$10
Gold Reusable Straws
Crafted with durable stainless steel and finished in a luminous gold tone, these reusable straws are the perfect serving accessory for high-quality cocktails.
Buy It: Sur La Table, $15 (Set of 4)
Cloth Coffee Filter
You don't have to sacrifice flavor to be sustainable. This organic cloth filter sits nicely on top of your pour-over carafe. Just compost the grounds, rinse the filter, and you're ready to brew your next batch.
Buy It: Amazon, $4.98
Silicone Food Savers
One of the most significant contributions to landfills in the U.S. is food waste. Cut back on plastic wrap, foil and plastic bags with reusable silicone food savers. Just push your leftover fruit or veggie gently into the Food Hugger, and it will wrap itself snuggly around your leftovers to keep them fresh.
Buy It: Amazon, $12.95 (Set of 5)
Stainless Steel Food Storage Canister
Stay eco-aware in the kitchen with this airtight (and watertight) food storage canister. This stainless steel canister has a lock-tight lid, so it's perfect for storing stuff at home, taking your lunch or carrying a few snacks. Plus, you can write the contents on the lid with a non-permanent marker that easily washes off.
Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $20-$28
Food Storage Bags
These reusable zip-top bags are designed to be as convenient as they are eco-friendly. A locking zip seal keeps food fresh whether you're packing lunch or freezing leftovers. Durable and washable, they're also easy to store so you can always keep extras on hand.
Juco Sandwich Bag
Save the world one sandwich at a time with a reusable canvas bag. Perfect for essential snacks, the bag is constructed from an eco-friendly jute-cotton blend and a simple button closure.
Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $10
Perfect for when you need a spoon or fork on the go, this lightweight and foldable utensil is easy to keep on hand. It even comes with an organic muslin carrying pouch.
Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $13
10-Cup Water Pitcher
Made from BPA-free plastic with a bamboo handle, this shatterproof pitcher gives a necessity a refined aesthetic. The pitcher filters and holds 80 ounces of water to reduce chlorine, mercury, copper, zinc and cadmium.
Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $40
Recycled Cleaning Cloths
These reusable cleaning cloths are created from post-production fibers and are durable, absorbent and great for wiping up messes and tidying up.
Silicone Food Covers
There's no need to mess around with plastic wrap or aluminum foil with these stretchable silicone covers in your kitchen arsenal. They stretch to twice their size to fit various containers and will return to their original shape once removed. Simply toss them in the dishwasher to wash them for next time.
Buy It: Amazon, $6.34 (Set of 3)
Linen Flaxseed Pack
This hot/cold flaxseed pack takes rejuvenation one step further with its soft, washed linen cover and French lavender infusion.
Buy It: Kaufmann Mercantile, $50