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Top 15 Promotional Products for Earth Day 2024

Earth Day is a perfect occasion to promote sustainability and environmental awareness through thoughtful promotional products. 

Whether you're planning an eco-friendly event or looking for sustainable giveaways, selecting the right items can leave a lasting impression and show your commitment to the planet.

We've curated a list of the top 15 promotional products for Earth Day 2024. These eco-friendly gifts are practical and perfect for spreading the message of environmental stewardship.

From certified recycled products to reusable items that help reduce waste, Eco Promotional Products, Inc., will help you celebrate Earth Day, raise awareness, and promote your brand in style.

1. Sustainable Dishcloth to Raise Awareness

Biodegradable dishcloths offer an excellent solution in a world increasingly conscious of waste. These sustainable dishcloths are functional and compostable, making them an ideal eco-friendly choice to celebrate Earth Day. 

Dishcloths are a staple in kitchens everywhere, and providing a biodegradable option showcases your commitment to sustainability. They are versatile, durable, and made to withstand repeated use, which reduces the need for disposable cleaning products and conserves resources. 

By using these dishcloths, you can help reduce the overall consumption of synthetic materials that contribute to environmental degradation, allowing us to celebrate our planet.

Our recommendation is the Eco Exclusive sustainable dishcloth shown below.

compostable dishcloth with an eco-friendly message


Eco Exclusive "Don't Toss it, Compost it" Sustainable Dishcloth


Made from part natural fibers and part sponge, the dishcloths decompose fully when discarded, reducing the burden on landfills. They can replace up to 15 rolls of paper towels.

This practical item can be used in every household, offering a greener alternative to traditional dishcloths. It’s also perfect for campers, as this dishcloth can be used for cleaning and then composted, leaving no trace behind. It's a simple yet effective way to contribute to the health of our national parks.

Customizable with your brand's logo or an Earth Day message, these eco-friendly gifts highlight your commitment to environmental conservation and can become a household staple. By choosing to donate these dishcloths to eco-conscious organizations or events, you further emphasize your brand's dedication to environmental protection.

Such eco-friendly gifts provide practical use and a constant reminder of your brand's dedication to protecting the environment.


2. Natural Beeswax Lip Balm

Lip balm is a popular promotional item, and choosing a plastic-free, recyclable option makes it even better. A beeswax lip balm packaged in kraft paper aligns with eco-friendly values. 

It offers natural hydration and protection for the lips while minimizing environmental impact. The beeswax used is sustainably sourced, ensuring that your promotional product supports both environmental and ethical standards.

Our recommendation:

lip balm packaged in recyclable kraft paper beeswax

Plastic Free Recyclable Kraft Paper Beeswax Lip Balm


This lip balm is perfect for on-the-go use and is crafted with all-natural beeswax and aloe. Its recyclable kraft paper packaging reduces plastic waste, making it an excellent choice for eco-conscious consumers. By offering this product, you promote not only your brand but also a greener lifestyle, conserving resources.

Personalize with your logo to make a sustainable statement while keeping lips hydrated and protected. The natural ingredients ensure a soothing experience, and the eco-friendly packaging underscores your brand's dedication to reducing plastic waste. 

By choosing to donate these lip balms to community events or charities, you can spread awareness about sustainability and celebrate your brand's commitment to the environment.

Thoughtful, eco-friendly gifts like this lip balm will be appreciated by recipients who value quality and environmental conservation.


3. Reusable Garden Gloves

Garden gloves are practical and promote outdoor activities. They are perfect for Earth Day gifts for events focusing on planting and gardening. 

These gloves offer protection and comfort, making them ideal for a variety of outdoor tasks. Gardening is a popular activity that promotes health, well-being, and a connection to nature. By providing garden gloves, you encourage recipients to engage in this rewarding hobby. 

Our recommendation:

reusable garden gloves shown in four different scenarios


Multi-Purpose Outdoor Activity Garden Gloves


These gloves are designed to withstand the rigors of outdoor work, protecting hands from dirt and injury while maintaining comfort. 

Customizable and durable, these Earth Day gifts are a thoughtful giveaway that encourages hands-on environmental stewardship. Made from sustainable materials, they provide a perfect blend of functionality and eco-friendliness, making them a favorite among gardening enthusiasts. 

Your brand's logo on these gloves will remind users of your commitment to sustainability every time they tend to their garden. Don’t forget that Eco Promotional Products, Inc. plants trees on your behalf, one tree seedling for every order through Trees for the Future. 

Trees for the Future operates particularly in forests and national parks around the world to help mitigate climate change.


4. 100% Cotton Earth Day T-Shirts

T-shirts are versatile and universally appreciated, making them an excellent choice for promotional events such as Earth Day gifts. By choosing these Earth Day-themed t-shirts, you emphasize your commitment to environmental awareness.

Below are some of our recommended products.

unisex cotton T-shirts with Earth Day theme worn by male and female models

Earth Day Theme Unisex Wrap Cotton T-Shirt | WRAP Certified


unisex eco-friendly short sleeve t-shirt worn by male models in violet and green colors

Earth Day Theme Unisex Wrap Cotton T-Shirt | WRAP Certified


girl and boy wearing organic cotton t-shirts

Organic Cotton Youth T-Shirt | USA Made


Our t-shirts are very different from the fast-fashion clothes filling up landfills today. The Unisex WRAP Cotton T-Shirt boasts a crew neck and is crafted from top-quality 100% combed and ring-spun cotton. It features side seams, shoulder taping, and a more tailored retail fit. 

Produced in a humane and safe workplace, it has earned the prestigious Platinum WRAP certification. WRAP (Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production) is an independent organization of social compliance experts dedicated to ensuring that factories operate safely, legally, humanely, and ethically.

All fabric scraps are sent to a recycling company that cleans and processes them to be used for cushion filling, rugs, etc. To date, 24.3M pounds of fabric have been recycled.

Another great option is the Recycled Unisex Eco Short Sleeve T-Shirt which contains 40% recycled polyester (RPET) and 60% cotton. Recycled poly helps reduce water usage, energy consumption, and CO2 emissions when producing this garment. 

Additionally, the Recycled Unisex Eco Short Sleeve T-Shirt helps support sustainable cotton farming through the “Plant with Threadfast” program.

The Organic Cotton Youth T-Shirt is made in the USA from 100% certified organic cotton. 

These Earth Day gifts can be worn repeatedly, providing ongoing visibility for your brand and the important message of environmental responsibility.

These reusable eco-friendly gifts are available for customization and make great Earth Day mementos that recipients will wear proudly, keeping your brand visible while spreading an important message. 


5. Earth Day Bookmarks With Plantable Shapes

Bookmarks with plantable seeded shapes that can be planted to grow into flowers or herbs are a unique and memorable giveaway. Reading is a cherished activity, and combining it with a plantable Earth Day gift adds an element of surprise and delight. 

Recipients can use the bookmark to save their place in a book and then plant the seeded shape to grow flowers or herbs. This dual-purpose Earth Day gift is practical and environmentally friendly, making it an excellent promotional item.

Our recommendation:

plantable seeded shape bookmarks


Earth Day Bookmarks | Plantable Seeded Shape | USA Made


Made from 100% recycled materials, these FSC-certified bookmarks include a plantable shape and create a lasting green reminder of your brand.

They are a fun and interactive way to promote environmental awareness as they are biodegradable, recyclable, and reusable.

Best of all, you can have the seeded shape customized for your brand, making it a tangible, USA-made, and branded reminder of your commitment to the environment. 

These bookmarks with plantable seeded shapes are ideal Earth Day gifts. They are made from recycled paper for the cardstock, printed with water-based inks, and uncoated.

Each plantable shape contains wildflower seeds, including annual and perennial flowers such as Candytuft, Baby Blue Eyes, Siberian Wallflower, Sweet William Pins, Zinnia, Black-Eyed Susan, and more. They combine the practical use of a bookmark with the joy of watching something grow, making them a favorite among recipients.

Did you know? Our production facility, where these bookmarks and other seeded products are prepared, is now powered by a 30kW solar power system. Eco Promotional Products, Inc. is leading the way to sustainability.


6. Journal Made With Recycled Paper

Journals are highly versatile and can be used in various settings, from the office to personal projects. They’re the perfect promotional item to help you celebrate Earth Day and boost your brand.

By choosing a recycled RPET journal, you support recycling efforts and help reduce plastic pollution. This eco-friendly journal aligns with the values of sustainability and environmental responsibility.

Our recommendation:

recycled RPET journals with Earth Day design

Recycled RPET Journal | Earth Day | 5.5x8.25


A journal made from recycled paper and other materials is perfect for jotting down thoughts, ideas, and plans while helping to preserve trees in forests and national parks. The RPET material is durable and has a smooth finish, making it a practical and stylish choice for note-taking. 

These Prop. 65-compliant journals use less chemicals and eco-friendly materials that help reduce carbon footprint, making them a responsible choice for eco-conscious users.

In addition to being eco-friendly, these high-quality and customizable journals make perfect Earth Day gifts. The high-quality pages provide a smooth writing experience, and the eco-friendly cover can be printed with your logo or Earth Day message, making them a great promotional tool.

As with many of our other products, every order placed donates $1 for every order to help protect the planet’s resources by supporting organizations such as Rainforest Trust, The Ocean Cleanup, Save Elephant Foundation, Elephant Voices, and Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

These organizations help plant trees, clean water resources, and fight global climate change.


7. Recyclable USA-Made Seed Packets

Seed packets are a great way to encourage planting and support pollinators. These packets contain seeds for flowers that attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, promoting biodiversity and ecological balance. 

Given the risk of population loss in bees, wildflower seed packets are a particularly powerful way to celebrate Earth Day. As you know, pollinators like bees play a crucial role in our ecosystem, and supporting them is essential for maintaining biodiversity.

By giving out seed packets, you encourage recipients to create habitats for these important creatures. This simple act of planting seeds can have a significant positive impact on the environment.

Our recommendation:

recycled seed packets for pollinators


Earth Day Pollinator Seed Packets | USA Made | Recycled


These USA-made seed packets can be personalized with your branding and help make a positive environmental impact. The recycled packaging and native seeds make them an eco-friendly choice that promotes environmental education and engagement.

You can choose from one of the standard seed mixes or customize it to suit your preferences. Some of the seeds you’ll get are Blue Flax, California Poppy, Purple Coneflower, Lavender Hyssop, and New England Aster.

These USA-made seed packets are printed with water-based inks and corn-based cello packaging to help eliminate waste.


8. Sustainable Food Bag

Reusable silicone bags are a versatile and sustainable alternative to single-use plastic bags. Perfect for storing snacks, sandwiches, and more, these bags are designed to keep food fresh while reducing plastic waste.

Our recommendation for packing lunch and storing food at home:

custom bags in white and green colors


Custom Food Huggers Reusable Silicone Hugger Bag® | 13oz


These eco-friendly bags are made from Prop-65-compliant, food-grade silicone. They are BPA, lead, phthalate-free and FDA-compliant.

Not only are these custom food huggers safe for your food, but they are also incredibly durable and long-lasting. You can use them over and over again, making them a practical choice for Earth Day gifts for eco-minded consumers.

Plus, they’re dishwasher, microwave, and oven-safe up to 392 degrees Fahrenheit. They are also customizable, allowing you to add your brand's logo and create a unique, branded eco-swag item that you can give away to celebrate Earth Day.

If you recycle these Hugger food bags at their end of life, we have a resource partner that can reuse the silicon material even further. ECO USA takes the bags, heats them up, and puts them through a filtration and refinement process to produce recycle-grade silicone fluid which can then be reused by other companies.

By choosing these bags, you are promoting your brand and encouraging a waste-free lifestyle reducing your carbon footprint.


9. Recycled Water Bottle 

Sustainable and reusable water bottles are always a hit as promotional products. We carry bottles made from recycled and renewable materials such as recycled plastic or bamboo.

These eco-friendly gifts encourage hydration while reducing single-use plastic waste. The bamboo lid adds a touch of natural elegance, enhancing the overall aesthetic and providing an impactful reminder of the importance of sustainable choices.

Our recommendation:

reusable water bottle with bamboo lid


Recycled RPET Hydration Water Bottle | FSC Bamboo Lid | 22 oz


Hydration is crucial for health, and giving stylish, eco-friendly reusable water bottles as Earth Day gifts encourages recipients to stay hydrated and raises awareness about sustainable living. 

These bottles are perfect for daily use and are made with 100% post-consumer recycled RPET plastic bottles and FSC®-certified screw-on bamboo lids. By choosing recycled materials for eco-friendly gifts, you support recycling efforts and reduce the demand for new plastic.

Brand these bottles to keep your message front and center while promoting hydration and environmental conservation. The combination of recycled RPET and FSC-certified bamboo ensures a minimal environmental footprint, making them a standout promotional item.

In addition to being a perfect Earth Day gift, these bottles are perfect for events, giveaways, or employee gifts, demonstrating your brand's commitment to sustainability. Thanks to our plant a tree program, you also help plant trees with every purchase.


10. Recycled Cotton Tote Bag 

Tote bags made from recycled cotton are versatile and eco-friendly. They are perfect for carrying groceries, books, and other daily essentials, making them a practical giveaway. The use of recycled cotton reduces waste and promotes sustainable practices.

Tote bags are highly functional and can be used in various settings, from shopping to travel. By providing a recycled cotton tote bag, you offer recipients a reusable alternative to plastic bags and raise awareness about environmental issues. These bags are sturdy and durable, ensuring long-term use and visibility for your brand.

For Earth Day gifts, we recommend the recycled cotton tote bag below:

recycled cotton tote bags for Earth Day gifts


Recycled Cotton Tote Bag | 16x15


These reusable, customizable tote bags are made of approximately 70%-80% recycled cotton and 20-30% recycled rPET materials. The spacious design and durable materials ensure they will be used repeatedly, keeping your brand visible while supporting eco-friendly habits. 

Plus, through a partnership with 1% For The Planet, one percent of sales of this product will be donated to non-profit projects dedicated to protecting the planet.


11. Reusable Utensils Set

A set of reusable utensils and straws is a practical and sustainable giveaway. These sets are perfect for reducing single-use plastic and promoting eco-friendly dining habits. 

Single-use plastic utensils and straws contribute significantly to environmental pollution. Providing a reusable alternative helps reduce plastic waste and promote sustainable living. These sets come with a carrying case, making them easy to transport and perfect for on-the-go use.

Our recommendation:

stainless steel utensils and straw set for Earth Day gifts


Stainless Steel Utensils & Straw Set | Reusable


This utensil set features an 18/8 food-grade stainless steel spoon, fork, knife, straw, and cleaner brush packed in a custom neoprene zippered pouch. The stainless steel material is durable and easy to clean, making this utensil set a convenient choice for daily use, helping to reduce waste and conserve resources.

As an Earth Day gift, personalize this set with your logo or a message to promote eco-friendly habits on the go. Like a reusable water bottle, this utensil set is a highly functional, eco-friendly gift you can give to celebrate Earth Day with employees, clients, friends, and family.

The durable stainless steel ensures long-lasting use, and the convenient carrying case makes them easy to bring along, reinforcing your brand's message of sustainability and showing your commitment to the planet. 

Recipients will appreciate the practicality and eco-friendliness of your thoughtful Earth Day Gifts. Celebrate Earth Day by providing an environmentally friendly gift that reduces waste and conserves valuable resources. Even better, Eco Promotional Products, Inc. will plant one tree for every order through Trees for the Future.


12. Plantable Pencils

Plantable pencils are a fantastic eco-friendly promotional product and perfect Earth Day gift items to celebrate our planet. These pencils are not just for writing; they are also plantable, containing seeds that grow into herbs, flowers, or vegetables.

Made from sustainably sourced wood, these plantable pencils are a great way to reduce waste, promote environmental responsibility, and conserve valuable resources. 

Our recommendation:

plantable pencils with various seed types for eco-friendly gifts

Custom Plantable Sprout Pencils | Sustainable Certified


These eco-friendly pencils are customizable with your brand's logo, making them a perfect promotional giveaway. Our budget-friendly Earth Day gifts are biodegradable and contribute to a circular economy by giving a second life to what would otherwise be waste.

Encourage your customers and community to plant their pencils and watch them grow, creating a tangible reminder of your brand's commitment to environmental conservation.

These plantable sprout pencils are a fun and impactful way to engage with your audience. They are CPSIA Compliant, Prop. 65 Compliant, Forest Steward Council™ Certified, Carbon Neutral, and Climate Positive. 

With every purchase, a donation is made to various environmental conservation organizations and a tree seedling is planted on behalf of your organization.


13. Insulated Lunch Bag

Reusablelunch bags are a practical and environmentally responsible alternative to single-use plastic lunch bags. Ideal for packing lunches, these bags help keep food fresh and reduce the need for disposable packaging.

Our insulated lunch bags are the perfect Earth Day gift because they’re sustainable and customized to raise awareness and help celebrate our national parks, forests, biodiversity, and other resources.

Made from kraft paper with non-woven polypropylene and insulated lining, these lunch bags are both eco-friendly and functional. These Earth Day gifts are designed to be reusable and long-lasting, reducing waste and promoting a more sustainable lifestyle.

Our recommendation:

five kraft lunch bags showcasing various Earth Day designs


Insulated Kraft Lunch Bags | Earth Day | 7x11x4


Kids can adorn the natural kraft surfaces with crayons, markers, or colored pencils, creating their own designs on these recyclable bags. These customized bags can become cherished family keepsakes and be used repeatedly.

They are budget-friendly and offer a practical solution for eco-minded consumers looking for a waste-free way to carry their meals. Plus, they are recyclable and Prop. 65-compliant.

They’re one of the best ideas for Earth Day gifts because, for every order, a tree is planted on behalf of your organization.

Join the movement towards less waste and celebrate Earth Day with these insulated kraft lunch bags. They are a great Earth Day gift example that’s functional and environmentally responsible.


14. Seed Paper Wristband

Seed paper wristbands are a unique and eco-friendly promotional product that can help spread your brand's message while promoting environmental sustainability.

These wristbands are made from natural biodegradable seed paper and contain seeds that can be planted to grow wildflowers, making them a great gift for Earth Day celebrations.

Plus, since they’re made in the USA, these wristbands are a great way to show your support for local businesses and sustainable practices. They are biodegradable and promote a waste-free lifestyle, making them a perfect addition to any Earth Day event.

Our recommendation:

paper wristbands for Earth Day gifts


Earth Day Seed Paper Wristband | USA Made


Made from 100% post-industrial recycled paper and colored with natural, vegetable-based dyes. These biodegradable seed paper wristbands are customizable with your brand's logo or Earth Day message.

These impactful eco-friendly gifts are an excellent promotional giveaway. They encourage recipients to plant the wristband and watch it grow, creating a living reminder of your brand's commitment to environmental conservation.

No matter how small your order is, a tree is planted on behalf of your organization.

By choosing these Earth Day gifts, you support environmentally responsible products that align with your brand's eco-values, and you get to plant one tree for the future.


15. USA-Made Recycled Buttons

Recycled buttons are a simple yet effective way to promote your brand and support environmental sustainability. Made from certified recycled materials, they are a great alternative to traditional plastic buttons, which only increase the carbon footprint.

Our recommendation:

recycled buttons with eco-friendly designs

Earth Day | USA Made Recycled Buttons | 1-1/2"


Our Earth Day button pin is reusable, Prop. 65-compliant, and crafted in the USA using recycled materials. It features a laminated celluloid button and a safety pin made from 30% recycled steel. The paper element includes 10% post-consumer recycled content.

These Earth Day gifts can be customized with your brand's logo or Earth Day message, making them perfect promotional items for any eco-minded event.

When you buy these sustainable promotional buttons, you make a great gift to the planet as well. A dollar from every order goes toward climate change through donations to organizations that help plant trees, clean up water systems, and more.


Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why is Earth Day a good occasion for increasing environmental awareness through giveaways?

Earth Day is an ideal occasion to highlight sustainability because it raises awareness about environmental issues and encourages eco-friendly practices that eliminate waste. 

Great gift ideas for Earth Day should be thoughtful and eco-friendly gifts to reinforce your brand's commitment to the planet and leave a lasting positive impression. Plus, purchasing gifts from organizations that donate to organizations that promote environmental conservation supports these causes. 


2. What are the benefits of choosing eco-friendly Earth Day gifts?

Eco-friendly Earth Day gifts help reduce environmental impact by minimizing waste, using sustainable materials, and encouraging green habits. For instance, every order enables us to plant trees.

Additionally, eco-friendly gifts demonstrate your brand's dedication to environmental conservation and can appeal to eco-conscious consumers.


3. How can eco-friendly gifts contribute to environmental awareness?

Sustainable promotional products can educate recipients about eco-friendly practices and encourage them to make greener choices in their daily lives. These eco-friendly gifts serve as constant reminders of the importance of protecting the environment.

For instance, eco-friendly messages on the Earth Day Pollinator Seed Packets encourage recipients to plant trees, while “Don’t Toss it, Compost it!” messages on Dishcloths raise awareness about eliminating waste.

All these efforts reduce the environmental impact of previous practices that were not environmentally friendly.


4. What should be considered when selecting promotional items for Earth Day events?

When selecting a great gift for Earth Day, consider products made from sustainable materials, have practical uses, and can be reused or recycled. For example, a reusable water bottle is a practical hydration solution.

Additionally, the best gift aligns with your brand’s environmental values and effectively conveys your commitment to environmental conservation. As shown above, the best gift examples combine form, function, and sustainability.