Friendship is an incredible bond we find for ourselves in life, expecting nothing but pure connection. To recognize this special bond, every year, on July 30, people celebrate International Friendship Day in many countries. We know that gifts make some celebrations joyous. As International Friendship day is just around the corner, you can see swarms of people in the gift shops already. Wondering what gift you can give your BFFs? Put your worries to rest because we have got you covered. What if we tell you about some amazing and unique Eco-friendly Gift ideas to celebrate the day of friendship.

This blog will introduce you to some DIY eco-friendly gifts that your friend will love. These are not only the most adorable but also highly practical, so let’s get on with it. 

Shell Frame – A Eco-Friendly Gift:

Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas - Shell Frame

Got a picture that can go in a frame? This is one of the most popular and best friendship day gifts ever. All you need is a wooden frame and a shell collection. Start by picking the giant ones and sticking them on the frame corners. Now, fill the gaps between them with smaller shells. That’s it; the gift is ready! Add more love to it by framing the picture with your best friend. You can make some amazing art pieces for your dearest friend with a wide variety of collections.

Embroidered Drawstring Bags:

Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas - Bag

Who doesn’t love cute little pouches made from soft clothes? You can make this on your own with a little organic fabric and a string made from plastic-free thread. Now, you only need a little sewing experience to piece the fabric and string it together to make the bag. If you’re new to sewing techniques, YouTube tutorials and blogs will help you through the learning process. 

But, before you do that, take one piece of fabric and start making embroidery patterns. This can make the bag look customized and exclusive. These bags are beneficial when you carry coins or small items that might go missing. Your friends will surely never let it go. 

Eco-Friendly Bracelets:

Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas - Bracelets

Friendship bracelets never went out of fashion, for those of you wondering. It is still on hype and considered one of the best friendship day gifts. There are many ways to make bracelets. But, to make them eco-friendly gifts, you must be careful about the material you use. 

Most cords that you find in craft stores are plastic ones or have inorganic material infused. The best option to make it nature-friendly is to go for jute threads. They also come in colours and different diameters, making them the perfect material for making bracelets. To make them more attractive, use small pieces of polished coconut shells with their initials. 

Succulents in a Painted Pot:

Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas - PlantMany people do not see gifting plants as a good idea since it will be like adding responsibilities to their day. But, you can always gift succulents that do not require much care. Succulents symbolize selfless love. So, when you gift them these, they will know they can always rely on you for emotional support. 

Go for terracotta pots instead of plastic ones. Grab a paintbrush and start painting to make this one of the DIY gift ideas. Be sure to opt for natural paints instead of synthetic ones. You can even make your own hanging nets out of jute twines to make it a hanging succulent plant. 

Eco-Friendly Ornaments:

Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas - Ornaments

Is your bestie someone who accessories a lot? Then, they will love some DIY ornaments. First, think about what kind of ornament they like. Be sure to pick a wood that doesn’t cause any allergic reactions. For pendants, you can even go for coconut shells instead of wood. Take a piece of wood in any shape you like and start engraving your friend’s initials. 

Then, make a hole in the piece and insert a twine. You can now hang it as a necklace or tie it around your wrist as a bracelet. It also makes for cute earrings if you pick weightless pieces of wood. 

Letters on Cotton Paper:

Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas - Letters

Writing letters may not look like the most attractive gift. But, it still remains one of the most personal gifts a person can give. Write a heartfelt letter about how they mean a lot to you. Also, mention a few things you did together to emphasize the bond through words.

Let’s add a slight twist to include it in the eco-friendly gifts list. Cotton paper is one of the most sustainable alternatives for regular paper. But, it is not as affordable as a regular one. You can write your letter on cotton paper so your friends can treasure it for a lifetime, making them one of the best DIY gift ideas. 

Don’t Forget About the Wrappers:

Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas - Wrappers

You might have consciously prepared eco-friendly gifts. But what about gift wrappers. Most gift wrappers available in stores have plastic in them. Aren’t they? This voids the entire reason why you searched for sustainable gift ideas in the first place. 

Our advice is to go for alternative options, even though they might not look as fancy. You can go for brown paper bags, which are simple yet elegant. Or, you can ornate simple cardboard boxes with flowers and natural things instead of plastic stamps. Another popular option is the use of fabric instead of paper. Instead of going straight to the trash, your friends can use the wrapper as a cleaning cloth or for other purposes. 

Finally!

We hope you have an amazing life with your friends on this friendship day! There’s nothing better than eco-friendly gifts to show that you put your hard work into making something special for your friend. It is not always about the cost of the gift. Instead, it is about your sincerity and dedication.

On this Friendship Day, The panel station is here to strengthen our bond. We’re launching an influencer campaign to celebrate the day with us! To be our brand advocate and the face of the brand, we’d request you to enlist your name here. Looking for friendship day rewards? Here’s the link (Under construction…).

A writer who believes in the power of words and wants to become a successful author, Ankita puts humanity before any religion or gender. If she is not working, you will find her either chatting with friends or eating. She loves to spend time with her family, travel, read love stories, watch movies, and listen to songs.

421 Comments

    • Raghav Sharma Reply

      I am very surprise to see that the penal station is doing one of the best work in the world that it is awaring people about the friendships the bonding between the two a lovers and the friends

      • I think I will be gifting my friend a shell frame picture. Thanks for this 💪

        • Barry Obineche Reply

          Another option is “Letters on cotton paper” which is Timeless. The cotten paper makes it unique and is still one of the best ways to express your friendship to a special friend that never goes out of style

      • Wao!, me encantó laa ideas que presentan, vpya ponerlas en practica

      • Barry Obineche Reply

        Awesome! Kudos to The Panel Station for this brilliant Idea. Great tips. They are all lovely Gifts to share with a loved one on this Friendship day celebration. I will go for the Eco-friendly Bracelet, it has a unique and simple design that represents a special bond you can share with a special friend.

        • Ankita Reply

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          • Barry Obineche

            Thank you very Much Ankita. You never cease to amaze us with your positive and impactful ideas. I am most grateful. You are the best.

    • Ntuthuko Mlambo Reply

      Wow this is the greatest thing Panel Station is doing and I hope I will also benefit

    • I definitely love the shell frame , a beautiful way to capture friendship memories

      • LoLissette padilla Reply

        Como familia rehutilizamos las bolsas de navidad de años anteriores y tratamos de hacer etiquetas con los sobrantes de los papeles de regalos y un coco de cinta de colores para que se vean hermosos 🥰 y les encanta.

    • These are really so beautiful yet simple gift to give and make…love this….
      Thank you so much for this.

      • Adedoyin Foluke Ayodele Reply

        This is so nice, I really want to learn how to do this.

      • You might have consciously prepared eco-friendly gifts. But what about gift wrappers. Most gift wrappers available in stores have plastic in them, I like that part

        • Ankita Reply

          We have given the solution to the gift wrappers as well.
          You can go for brown paper bags, which are simple yet elegant. Or, you can ornate simple cardboard boxes with flowers and natural things instead of plastic stamps. Another popular option is the use of fabric instead of paper.

    • сергей Reply

      День дружбы -что то новое. А так мы с дочкой делали подарки: фоторамка в обрамлении ракушек и сумочка с бисером. Правда некоторые ракушки отклеились

  1. Abdul Latif Seidu Reply

    Finally hoping to also benefit something big out of panel station.😍 Been gathering points for the past couple of years but seems impossible to earn even a dollar here😫

  2. These are really beautiful yet simple gift to give and make.
    Thank you so much for this.

  3. Prince Budukah Ahurulo Reply

    I love the whole eco-friendly gifting idea concepts, especially the eco-friendly bracelets. I think i will be making those for some of my pals. Thanks panel station for the great ideas. Looking forward to read more interesting articles from you guys.

    • The bracelet is made up of nicely African colour beads which makes them pricelesslly beautiful. Yes the whole idea of gigting creates Love amongst amongst friends and makes friendship last longer.

  4. MUSTAPHA ABDULMALIK MUSTAPHA ONORUOIZA Reply

    To be honest I’ve never heard about this world friendship day of a thing. I’m glad I know now and I hope to get the best of it.

  5. These are really beautiful yet simple gift to give and make.
    Thank you so much for this.

  6. Love the ideas on eco friendly gifts, and since I love writing letters, the cotton paper idea really got me excited!

  7. Vanita gupta Reply

    Very heart touching lines about friend ship.. Friends are a major part of your life with them you can share all your Imotions. Happy friendship day

  8. Ihemeje Rosemary Reply

    Thank you for this opportunity to be a partaker of friendship day. Love you

  9. Nowadays friends are rare of giving hand made gifts to friends. Yet these are beautiful to present the thoughts and feelings towards a friend into a gift and present it.

  10. R. Kiruthiga Reply

    These are beautiful yet simple gift to give and make. Love the ideas on eco friendly gifts and since I love writing letters the cotton paper idea really got me excited.

  11. Isha Maurya Reply

    These are really beautiful yet simple gift to give and make.
    Thank you so much for this.

  12. Today the pollution level on earth is too high.
    We should live sustainable life and use eco friendly product.

  13. I hope this time win me bcz it’s for friendship with panel ❤️💯.

  14. This post gave a nostalgic feeling of being at school time. And the things we used to do for our friends in friendship days… Those bands or books we used to gift… Freshened up those memories

    • Its good when its makes you think of old school days when you used gift your friends and friendships that must have need exciting times.

  15. These are really so beautiful yet simple gift to give and make…love this….
    Thank you so much for this.

  16. Loved the idea and very helpful in protecting nature. Much needed

  17. I really enjoyed the inspiration of the friendship gifts particularly the drawstring bag, painted pots for succulents which is super easy and the letter on cotton paper. Perfect

  18. Oyenekan Babatunde Reply

    Fantastic! Friendship help in difficult and terrible situations.

  19. Suhail Loonst Reply

    We are all winners with The Panel Station. Here’s hoping I win this time to be able to share my journey with friends

  20. Ashish Soni Reply

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  21. This blog reminds of the importance of maintaining relationships and celebrating those special bonds. It goes a step further in offering eco friendly ways to enrich our friendships and our enviroment! Dynamic duo!! 🙂 Thank you for caring ❤

    • Yes its important to maintain relationships and celebrate those special bonds while still alive as you don’t what will happen in your future.

  22. Julia Alexander Reply

    Lovely ideas. Would be nowhere without my friends 40+years of memories ❤️

  23. So super excited for friendship day. Can’t wait to get and an eco-friendly gift for my bff.

  24. Johnson Prasad Reply

    These are really beautiful yet simple gift to give and make.
    Thank you so much for this

    Love the ideas on eco friendly gifts, and since I love writing letters, the cotton paper idea really got me excited…!!

    • Peter Amadih Reply

      Friendship is indeed a good thing.
      Friends help one to grow and have better experiences in life.

      Thanks to The Panel Station for unleashing these powerful eco-friendly gifts one can gift to his/her Friend.

      Kudos!

  25. Prabhat Kumar Sethy Reply

    Thank you panel station for the idea about eco friendly gifts.

  26. Some amazing ideas if you do home crafts or want to begin.
    Brilliant presents for family & friends.

  27. The Eco Friendly Bracelets are charm! So kind and thoughtful. I absolutely love them. They aren’t only a great material item, but also are heartfelt and sentimental in a lot of ways!

  28. Gerry Musula Reply

    i like the simplicity of the gifts , having them is so great in ones life as it reminds one of the need to keep our environment clean all the time

  29. Hadeel Ahmad Reply

    يوم الصداقة يوم عظيم جدا وتبادل الهدايا شيء جميل اشكر هذه المحطة جدا

  30. Some amazing ideas if you do home crafts or want to begin.
    Brilliant presents for family & friends.The Eco Friendly Bracelets are charm! So kind and thoughtful. I absolutely love them. They aren’t only a great material item, but also are heartfelt and sentimental in a lot of ways!

  31. Sew gift bags from clean unwanted fabric and other natural materials;
    Send a second hand book, but beautiful wrapped with used cloth or ribbon;
    Home made cake, cookies and chocolate;
    Easy-care green plants.
    A cultural experience (this is my personal favorite)
    A eco-friendly kitchen kit with dish brushes
    Time and love

  32. I totally love these ideas.
    My bestie stays very far from me, so we don’t get to see each other as often as we used to.
    I think the picture frame is a nice idea.
    An idea for the embroidered bag, one could also have some photos of you and your bestie printed on the fabric.

    The little pot plant is also one of my favourites, it can be a daily reminder of a growing friendship, your friendship grows stronger as your little plant grows stronger each day.

    Im definitely going to use some of these ideas

    Thank you for sharing ❣️

      • Saya akan memberikan gelang ramah lingkungan atau tanaman pot kecil. Terima kasih idenya.

  33. Nigel Cawthray Reply

    Great ideas for friendship day gifts. I didn’t know that July 31st was friendship day.

  34. This is so Fabulous its got that thing to make People want to consume.

  35. Nobuhle Magwaza Reply

    I have already prepared gifts for my friends from kitchen stuff. I have prepared Bath Salts gifts for them as to revive their body and mind

  36. I love all these ideas and i never thought about this especially the frame, its an owesome idea. I will definitely try it out for my crazy friend.

  37. Pippie Groenewald Reply

    Wow amazing ideas and I reckon they will mean so much to my friends because of the time I took to make each one special. Thanks for amazing ideas and information you provide.

  38. David Greenfield Reply

    Great offers for Panel Station customers. Hope I am one of the winners on Friendship day.

  39. Mbuyiselo Diniso Reply

    The panel station is the best,thanks for the great d.i.y ideas. Definetly I’ll start considering effective.

  40. These are great craft ideas and also not very expensive. Truly great

  41. Sibongile Masango Reply

    Love the topic, it highlights the importance of connecting and building relationships with your loved ones.

  42. Remember those friendship bracelets from when I was growing up didn’t’ know they were still around.

  43. Kathy Harrington Reply

    These are very creative and would make good gifts for the upcoming holidays

  44. Lynda Okafor Reply

    The panel station work is an ideal work from home role which I enjoy doing

  45. Mohamed Salama Reply

    Great and Thanks for panel station new idea about friendly gifts.

  46. Joseph Samuel Reply

    This is just an awesome and perfect idea. TPS is just on point. It’s fun

  47. Great to be able to use an old item to renew it with another thing to make it helpful and useful

  48. Moustafa Magdy Reply

    Awesome products.The designs are very cool to watch. An amazing thing to gift

  49. Jenetha Pereira Reply

    Wow very nice , loved eco friendly ornaments. Happy friendship Day.

  50. Hassan Sirag Reply

    Panel station is just great , came up with eco friendly gifts…

  51. يوم الصداقة يوم رائع وجميل فليس بعد الصداقة شيء ويجب علي كل واحد النظر بجديه في هذا الموضوع المهم

  52. اسماء القحطاني Reply

    الصداقه شي عظيم والهدياء اعظم ولو لكنت رمزيه فيها تعبر لي الشي الكثير

  53. All this is good stuff and i liked the blog very much. But is the prize given like a lottery or to everyone who reads and comments on the articles?

    • Ankita Reply

      Thank you for commenting. It is an opportunity for you have a chance to win 500 points just by liking and commenting on our blogs. Yes It is lucky draw contest.

  54. يوم يعبر عن أجمل وأصدق علاقة فى الدنيا وهى الصداقه

  55. اكثر واحد محظوظ فى الدنيا الذى يمتلك صديق وافى

  56. Really great ideas for friendship day and loved eco_friendly gifts…enjoyed reading this blog.

  57. انه لشئ رائع جدا ما يسمى بيوم الصداقة واتمنى الفوز بالأفضل في مثل هذا الحدث العظيم

  58. Sarah Ewais Reply

    Friendship day is a very great day and the exchange of gifts is a beautiful thing. I thank this station very much

  59. now true friends are scarce, no more real friends what we have now is just to see somebody to walk with

  60. I am very surprise to see that the penal station is doing one of the best work in the world that it is awaring people about the friendships the bonding between the two a lovers and the friends😍😍😍😍

  61. Viviane Balbino Reply

    Achei as ideias muito legais e interessantes. Uma melhor que a outra e ainda tem todo o diferencial que é feito por nós mesmos..

  62. It’s interesting article,can stimulate our creativity to make something special for a special moment. Thank you

  63. Angela Nabwire Reply

    Wow am actually going to do the bracelet gift for my BFF right now.

  64. Panel station mandou bem com essa ideia de presente ecológico. Eu amei, ótimas opção de presente e além disso são muito lindos.

  65. wessam mohamed elsayed Reply

    NOW I’m inspired t try all the great ideas here , awesome article full of joy and happiness
    great work from the panel station and
    ANKITA

  66. كل شئ يرمز للتسامح والمحبة يعتبر هدية ولو كان كلمة طيبة وابتسامة نقية

  67. Amalachukwu Reply

    Love these ideas will definitely be trying it out, esp the cotton paper

  68. Amitha Koosappa Reply

    Giving out eco-friendly gifts is a great idea to gift not only on friendship day but also birthdays and anniversary. Sharing this idea with friends is first the best way to duplicate this idea. Kudos to the gift and gesture for friendship.

  69. يوم الصداقة يوم عظيم جدا تبادل الآراء لتبادل الأفكار واتمني الفوز

  70. Amazing ideas if you do home crafts and they are
    brilliant presents for family & friends. The Eco Friendly Bracelets are so charming, kind and thoughtful and I really love them. They aren’t only a great material item but also are heartfelt and sentimental in a lot of ways

  71. This reminds me of how simple little things matter for humanity to connect to each other.

  72. Kristine Fetalvero Reply

    Great ideas!. Very creative. Hope I could make one for my bestie.

  73. floremie evedientes Reply

    Indeed it is a wonderful ideas. I hope we can get some ideas from to share to our friends and families.

  74. floremie evedientes Reply

    Happy Friendship Day to all friends out there let us celebrate our friendship with thanks in our heart and peace of mind. God Bless to all. Let’s do more Eco-friendly gift to all our friends. Hoping to do it.

  75. Here inbthe Philippines, we are not allowed to collect seashells in our beaches. I have to find other materials to make my Eco friendly. Maybe, just have to reuse and upcycle old materials from the house.

  76. tiong yee ping Reply

    A good idea for gifting people by using DIY product creation. Receiving the gift is not for looking hte price value but is looking in the heart of the people that give to us.

  77. This are great friendship gift ideas, most of which i never heard before. Every idea is more interesting when trying to picture any situation applicable.Thanks to The Panel Station for directing me to this beautiful article.

  78. Wow, this is so so amazing. Panel station is really doing a great job

  79. I really like the idea of eco friendly gift.. it makes the bond very strong n cherish the moment.

  80. Wow such a great blog and article, I particularly love the idea of succulents on a painted pot, I will try it and see how my friends love it, thank you @The Panel Station 😊.

  81. Enyinnah Keyna Nneka Reply

    Thank you for these beautiful articles… Panel Station you’re doing a good job. Weldone!!!

  82. Dwi Elvia Nofita Sari Reply

    Finally hoping to also benefit something big out of panel station. Been gathering points for the past couple of years but seems impossible to earn even a dollar here:)

  83. Luiz Henrique de Melo dos Santos Reply

    The friendship day is low remember at Brazil. Instead of by its importance, some peoples celebrates this day. Moreover,
    the friendship may be the only one people relation that forgive those forgetfulness. Well all right. Happy day of friend.

  84. It is interesting to see the creativity and simplicity in the above art work. DIY and affordable, at that. Which, by the way, would be the best gift to give to those whom mean so much to you. (A gift from the heart is forever treasured.)
    also, it is great to see the Friendship Bracelets are still around. One of the art projects I used to create, daily; for strangers.

  85. Christine Beboso Reply

    Wow overflowing of cool ideas… Love to try them all!!!!

  86. this DIY presentation is very clear and self explanatory.
    I like the framing part with the combination of sea shells. The outcome was awesome.

    I am sure to give it a try thisand give it to my spouse as a gift.

  87. اديب عبدالوهاب Reply

    رائع لقد استفدت من هذا المنشور

  88. عبدالرؤوف عبدالله محمد صالح Reply

    افكار رائعة وممتازة

  89. Emmanuel Emezue Reply

    I’ve never been gifted before, and neither have I gifted anyone before. Well, it’s cool to know there are people out there who would go through the stress to get their friends a gift. I have good friends, but it’s just not usual get gifts from my friends, or me to them, but it doesn’t mean we don’t love each other. We just didn’t grow with that habit. Especially when we come from the slum!

  90. this DIY presentation is very clear and self explanatory.
    I like the framing part with the combination of sea shells. The outcome was awesome.

    I am sure to give it a try thisand give it to my spouse as a gi

  91. Saira Jabbar Reply

    Very Nice ideas! I will surely try them out and they are great to be used as gifts or even decoration!

  92. أسماء Reply

    This blog offers lots of amazing and unique eco-friendly gift ideas

    • Succulents in painted pots was my favorite idea. Super simple and yet also super cute. Easy for adults and for kids. Some of these other suggestions were great for extra creative types, too, but may be a bit advanced for me and my family. I like articles like this, though.

  93. Asmahan almslmani Reply

    يوم صداقة سعيد للكل الصديق مهم وجوده بحياتنا شكرا لكل صديق موجود بحياتي وبجانبي ❤️

  94. These ideas are soo beautiful and easy to make, the bracelets and ornaments idea in so brilliant will definitely use gifting my friend . Thanks for sharing the amazing ideas.

  95. Nour Alnabulsi Reply

    That was great.
    And most importantly it is handmade and made with love
    I loved these ideas.
    Thanks that was helpful.

  96. Eman Mohamedabdelsalam Reply

    موضوع مهم ومفيد فالصداقه جميله جدا ومفيده لكل شخص

  97. Our memories are a priceless aspect of our lives that we cherish forever. Flashing back to all those memories might be the most special thing ever. Making a memory book will allow you to take your bestie on a trip down memory lane and give a nostalgic experience. Create a collection of all the photos that you and your closest friend love and stick them to a notebook with colourful pages. Each image should have a heartfelt message written on it and decorated with flowers, glitter, stickers, etc.

  98. So many eco friendly options, some of which are totally inexpensive. Thank you for the eye opener

  99. Well now. . . . I’d be quite angry if I purchased someone a nice gift and they gave me anything on this list in return. What is this DYI nonsense, get a real gift cheapskate. LoL

  100. A gift for Friendship Day should symbolise attachment, care and concern, and this message is best conveyed by an eco-friendly gift. Nothing is more satisfying than the feeling of caring for the environment and at the same time making the recipient happy with an original gift (from the heart). Unlimited opportunities to reuse resources are all around us.

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