No doubt about it, store-bought water in plastic, disposable containers is terrible for the environment, super expensive and may expose you to harmful chemicals like BPA. If you haven't invested in a reusable water bottle yet, there's no time like the present, and below are 13 beautiful reusable water bottles that will make your job easier. Each of the bottles below will work for an older child, teenager or adult, and they're all plastic-free -- meaning they are made of glass or stainless steel. It's important to note that 100% plastic-free water bottles are rare, due to the fact that it's harder to create lids without plastic. That said, not all, but most of the bottles below do have some plastic components in the lids. Don't panic about the lids too much though. It's still much better for your health and the health of the planet to use a reusable water bottle made of mostly glass or stainless steel than to keep on buying disposable plastic water bottles. Read on to see our top picks for the most beautiful water bottles and find your perfect match today.
bkr Glass Water Bottle
This safe glass bottle is entirely wrapped in a frosty looking silicone sleeve, making it easy to hold and hard to break. Sleeves are available in an almost mind baffling amount of color choices. The cap is made of food grade polypropylene and the whole bottle is 100% reusable and recyclable. One downside – it does NOT fit in cup holders due to it’s 3.75 inches width. In good news, it’s leak-free, a portion of proceeds benefit the Obakki and Canary Foundations, and you’ll look super savvy at the gym.
Vida is a very pretty stainless steel water bottle made with a lovely tapered profile and ergonomic handle. There’s also a smooth, threadless spout that’s recyclable and made of polypropylene. The spout is large enough for chugging and ice cubes, yet small enough to minimize splashes. Bonus – 1% of all sales support important water initiatives through KOR’s “Thirst for Giving” program.
Aquaovo makes many beautiful water bottles made of glass, metal, silicone, and BPA-free plastic (in the lid). This newer GE(O) design is especially pretty to look at, though they also make a wonderful bottle with a lovely bamboo lid too. There’s also a stainless steel infuser included in case you get a bit thirsty for tea.
Nau + Klean Kanteen Reflect
Nau and Klean Kanteen’s co-branded reusable water bottle is utterly simple, yet beautiful and streamlined with a sustainably harvested bamboo lid. The bottle is made from stainless steel and food-grade silicone and this is the VERY first-of-its-kind bottle that’s completely free of paint, plastic, and rubber seals, making it seriously the most environmentally safe, nontoxic water bottle you can buy.
Takeya Modern Glass Bottle
Durable and chic, the Takeya reusable modern glass bottles are slim, eco-friendly and made with thick, durable lead free glass. A silicone jacket provides a soft grip and protects the glass bottle. There’s also a leak-proof, airtight, BPA-free twist cap covering an opening that’s wide enough to fit ice cubes while the see-through window is perfect for keeping tabs on your fluid level. Five frosty and lovely pastel shades of silicone to choose from.
Takeya Classic Glass Bottle
Takeya’s classic bottles have a more tapered look than the modern bottle (previous slide) and come in bolder, brighter colors. They’re still super safe though, made with glass and a leak-proof, airtight, BPA-free twist cap. Also features a wide mouth that fits ice.
The Square Bottle
Need a water bottle that’s slim, attractive and won’t roll off your desk like those pesky circular bottles? Then Clean Bottle’s Square is for you! More than just cool to look at, this bottle is made of safe stainless steel and you can unscrew the bottom as well as the top to make sure it is extra clean. Plus, 10% of all Clean Bottle profits are donated to an eco-friendly charity.
Thrive Glass Water Bottle
Thrive Glass Water Bottle by Ello is so very lovely to look at as you stay hydrated. Made from BPA-free glass with a leak-proof bamboo cap and handy carry loop, the Thrive water bottle makes a perfectly beautiful companion.
Klean Kanteen Graphic Bottle
Klean Kanteen recently launched three fresh new graphic designs that celebrate the natural world, and the humans who connect with it. “Grow, which is a reflection on the natural world, inspired by walks and rides in Chico’s amazing Bidwell Park. Preserve, which looks at the sometimes fragile interconnectedness of our world. And Move, which is a tribute to the ways we can, and should, get around.” Bottles are made out of 18/8 food-grade stainless steel and are free from BPA, phthalates, lead and other toxins.
S’well Wood Grain Collection
Very few actual wooden water bottles exist, but S’well’s Wood Grain Collection is faking it with style. S’well “wood” bottles are made of durable, safe and food-grade 18/8 stainless steel with a faux wood grain finish that mimics the beautiful natural grain of trees. In awesome news, zero trees were harmed in the production of these bottles; in fact, for every Wood Grain Collection bottle sold, S’well will plant one seedling through their partnership with American Forests. Also check out S’well’s beautiful textile bottle collection.
Rive Glass Bottle
Rive offers various elegant glass bottle collections, all of them with lovely style and ergonomic design. Made of etched glass with non-lead and organic enamels used to create the graphics. The patented Rivé drink cap is a uniquely designed, two cap system with a top piece that functions independently from the bottom, so you only need to tighten the cap when you refill it — not every time you take a drink.
EarthLust Stainless Steel
EarthLust bottles are handmade from recyclable high-quality #304 (18/8) food grade stainless steel, which is unlined and naturally safe. The company uses non-toxic paints and BPA-free polypropylene #5 caps and most of their line is limited edition, so you can pick a beautiful and fairly unique bottle. EarthLust is also a B-Certified Corporation and they monitor their out-of-the-USA factory carefully to make sure that they meet very high standards for employment and environmental impact.
Lifefactory Glass Bottles
I always get tons of compliments on my Lifefactory bottle – everyone thinks it’s awesome to look at, and I agree. Lifefactory bottles are attractive and safe, made with pure recyclable glass from France and a patent-pending silicone sleeve that protects your bottle and helps prevent it from breaking. Lifefactory bottles come in many different colors and now they even have various styles of sleeves to choose from beyond circles, such as squares and ovals.