Going green takes commitment, and if you have a friend or loved one
who lives an eco-friendly life, choose a thoughtful gift that
highlights sustainability. Earth-friendly materials make some of the
nicest presents for friends and family who care about Mother Earth. No
matter who you’re shopping for, there’s bound to be the ideal “special
something” that shows you care—about your loved one, and about the environment.
These seven sustainable gift ideas present options that will help
plastics from their life, while also offering gifts
ideal for travel lovers, and stylish gear that’ll help them show
the world they’re proud to show off their eco-friendly street cred.
Worn around the neck or the waist, inside a shirt or on the outside
as a fashion statement—this versatile, lightweight bag does it all.
Made of 100% recycled 200D Poly lining and bluesign-approved
materials, it’s as eco-friendly as it is useful and adorable. As a
gift you have options: Go with the mesmerizing blue koi pattern, which
features a gorgeous print of swimming fish, or the happy tulip
pattern, which is sure to impress.
Gift a set of packing
sacs ($28) so your loved one can easily pack away their makeup for
an effortless weekend getaway, collect autumn leaves from a New
England foliage-viewing trip, or even as an upscale pencil
pouch for work. Or gift them a starter
set of packing cubes if they’re an avid traveler. Pack-It
Original™ packing cubes and pouches are legendary in the travel
industry for their perfect blend of form
and function. Spill-resistant mesh makes these ideal for travel,
or even organizing
drawers and closets for any Marie
Kondo fans. All designed in fun colors and prints, you can
choose a sustainable gift that really pops!
A posh and stylish pair of sunnies made of organic, renewable bamboo
and hardwoods? Sign. Us. Up. The Lennox style has unisex appeal with
its polished ebony wood veneer, keyhole bridge, and inlayed Canadian
maple accents. Your loved one can take ‘em out on their next hike
or save them for beach
season—they’ll be the freshest face around with this sustainable
Sustainable gifts can be both luxurious and affordable. Baby soft,
stink-resistant, and quick-drying, this timeless unisex hat will keep
your friend or loved one warm during a workout or mop their sweat
without adding any extra weight. Knit from feather-light, sustainable
merino wool from ethically-farmed sheep, this is a head covering that
suits all seasons and looks equally great on guys or gals. Color
options are dreamy-neutral, with the “shale heather” shade matching
everything your giftee owns.
A multipurpose gaiter that can be used to cover the neck and throat
or nose and mouth, this multipurpose wicking microfiber accessory is
great gift idea if you want to find something versatile. It makes a
great non-medical face covering that is fashionable and cool
(literally!) in execution, emblazoned with the iconic The North Face
logo. The brand’s “true north” commitment to protecting nature is
built into its product design and execution.
Holy cacti, Batman! As sweet as they are functional, these socks are
light, slightly padded for comfort, and screen-printed with vibrant
succulents that will make any and all passersby smile. They are
constructed from sustainable, ethically-sourced merino wool (a brand
trademark!) and come in three different sizes to ensure a perfect fit.
The blue background on the socks shown is ultra-groovy; bright without
being loud or tacky.
It’s hard to find cosmetics and toiletries
nowadays that are as luxe and useful as they are eco-friendly, but
UK-based Lush has you covered. For ladies and/or gents on the go,
their Instagram-beautiful shampoo bars are more than just a pretty
product—they work up a great head of suds and provide a deep,
invigorating clean without the hassle of toting around a
non-biodegradable shampoo bottle. We love the honey-toffee-scented “Honey,
I Washed My Hair” bar, or the classic “Dirty,”
which will make your giftee feel anything but with its minty tingle.
Every single aspect of this bag lives
and breathes the sustainability ethos. Made from 100% recycled
Cordura® poly, this material is tough enough to guarantee a durable
bag that will last a lifetime—no
matter what. Manufactured according to Eagle
Creek’s Every Step pledge, gifting this bag supports a company
that prioritizes sustainable design and responsible manufacturing.
For even more ideas, shop Eagle Creek’s extensive line of
bags and accessories
. Read about our
, which we live through our products every day.
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Sustainable Eco-Tourist Destinations
By Shannon O’Donnell on June 29, 2020
Shannon O'Donnell is a long-term
traveler who has
been on the road since 2008 and has lived everywhere from Southeast
Asia to Barcelona, where she now calls home. She travels slowly and
along the way, winning
numerous awards for her work advocating for the communities impacted
by travel and tourism.