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Stuff We Love: Great Green Items that Welcome Spring

With spring imminent, here are some great items to add to your repertoire. And best of all, they are all made with sustainability as a priority.

Green on the Go

Stay sustainable throughout your family’s everyday routine.

Phone it in

Flair and function meet with this slim, stylish Keebos Crossbody Phone Case Necklace—complete with enclosed wallet. Go hands-free while keeping your phone within easy reach for grocery shopping, walking the dog, or whatever the day brings. Plus, tree-huggers will be happy to hear that one tree is planted for each case purchased.


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Bottle that and sell it

One wouldn’t guess by looking at this sleek duffel bag that it was made from recycled bottles, but that’s the method behind the magic of the Solo New York Re:Move Duffel. Perfect for sports practices or sleepover parties, this heathered gray duffel is great for eco-minded teens on the move.


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Real simple

With a motto of #PledgeAgainstPlasticStraws, it’s easy to get behind the mission of Simply Straws. Do your part to cut down on single-use plastics with these colorful glass straws, available in four sizes and a rainbow of hues. Dentist-recommended, Mother Nature-approved.

$20 (classic set with sleeve, straw, and brush),

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Wrist candy

The VSCO girl in your life is sure to love these softer-than-silk cashmere scrunchies. Made entirely from recycled sweaters, these Jack & Mary Designs scrunchies are sure to score your teen major retro cred (and Insta-love).

$24 (set of three),

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Refill Me Up

Embrace the zero-waste lifestyle with these convenient subscription services.

Plaine and simple

Bottomless beauty? Sign us up for that. Plaine Products gives personal care an eco-friendly spin by eliminating packaging waste from the equation and delivering refills of its vegan hair, body, and face care products straight to your doorstep. Rinse, reuse, repeat!

Prices vary,

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Clean and green

Let’s face it: Between fragrances and harmful chemicals, many cleaning products can be, well, dirty. ThreeMain tackles that issue at the source with non-toxic, biodegradable cleaning products packaged in refillable aluminum bottles.

$22.99 (starter kit),

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Self-Care Sunday

Beat the winter blahs with these little luxuries.

Buffy the insomnia slayer

Sleep well knowing that Buffy sheets are good for the planet. Available in six hues, these naturally dyed sheets are made from renewable eucalyptus trees, which use 10 times less water to grow than cotton. Oh, and did we mention the sheets are also incredibly soft?


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Let there be light

Spring may be right around the corner, but that often feels like an eternity—especially for anyone dealing with seasonal affective disorder or depression. Brighten your (or your teen’s) day with the portable PureGuardian SPA Energy Light, designed to boost mood, focus, and energy levels.


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Morning glory

If your favorite part of a spa day is wearing the bathrobe, this cozy hooded robe by Thirsty Towels just may be your new best friend. Made from high-quality Turkish cotton, these plush terrycloth robes come in five colors and a wide array of sizes. Just add a good read for lazy-day perfection!


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Just breathe

Whether you want to relax, reinvigorate, or refresh, Sanctuary Beauty and Bath’s Shower Steamers have it covered. Made from therapeutic-grade essential oils, these aromatherapy aids transform your shower into a spa with six available scents (including lavender-geranium, eucalyptus, and pink grapefruit).


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Grin and Buy It

Give your teen something to smile about with these dental must-haves.

Straight talk

Your teen finally got their braces or clear aligners off—now it’s a matter of forming good habits around their retainer. Make it easy with Retainer Buddy, a cute and convenient way to park a retainer during meals or toothbrushing sessions (and avoid germy household surfaces). Choose from six designs—including a gnome, unicorn, and football player.


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Go supersonic

Looking for a more affordable sonic toothbrush? Bruush uses a straight-to-consumer model to keep prices down for its electric toothbrush kit, which includes three brush heads, a magnetic charging stand, a USB power adapter, and a travel case. Other smile-inducing features include a 30-day battery and the ability to subscribe for brush head refills.


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Brush up on sustainability

Dentists suggest changing your toothbrush every three months. While that equates to great dental hygiene, it also equals a whole lotta landfill. Take your eco-impact down a notch with Treebird’s Bamboo Toothbrush and Eco Floss Value Pack. The toothbrushes are made from sustainable Moso bamboo, while the compostable silk floss is made with all-natural mint oil and packaged in a refillable glass container.


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