We all have someone in our lives that is a champion for mother nature. While others may dismiss them as “tree-huggers” you love them, and want to make that known. Or Perhaps you want to share your love for the environment, but still give great gifts that people will love. Whatever your reason for needing an environmentally friendly gift, we’ve got you covered. We’ve compiled a gift guide featuring 5 eco-friendly gifts that are appropriate for the eco-friendly person in your life.
For the Foodie Folks– Back to the Roots offers a fun and easy way to grow organic mushrooms right on your kitchen counter with their Organic Mushroom Farm. Each recyclable cardboard box contains organic plant-based soil, oyster mushroom spawn, a spray mister, and a packet of heirloom tomato seeds. The mushroom box can be used over and over, with a new harvest of mushrooms ready in about 10 days. When they’re done with the box, the whole thing can be composted. And what’s even better — Back to the Roots gives a mushroom farm to someone in need when you buy one for yourself.
For the Gardening Gurus– Even if your friends have a black thumb, they’ll still be able to grow a windowsill full of herbs with these Burlap Herb Bags from Bella Bug. Each herb bag will help your eco-conscious friend or loved one bring natural ingredients into their own home by growing necessary herbs in their own kitchen.
For the Sun Strollers– Everyone needs a good pair of sunglasses to protect their eyes from damaging UV rays, but who would’ve thought of sunglasses made of wood? 4est Shades is a Canadian company that offers handmade bamboo frames with polarized lenses to protect your peepers. Each pair comes with a bamboo case and cloth carrying pouch. And as an added bonus, this company plants two new trees for every pair of sunglasses sold.
For the Rested & Relaxed– What better way is there to help a special mom or pop unwind than with a Soft Organic Robe from Coyuchi? These comfy robe are made from 100% organic materials. Coyuchi prides itself on meeting the Global Organic Textiles Standard and on being Fair Trade Certified. They go the extra mile to make sure their factories, packaging and shipping are environmentally friendly and the workers are treated well.
For the Parched Pals– Wine Punts, a company based in Colorado Springs, has a unique line of drinking glasses made from recycled wine bottles given to them by local restaurants. The glasses come in an assortment of sizes and colors to fit all drinking needs, from water to wine and everything in between. The part of the bottle that isn’t used gets recycled into new glass, so everyone wins!
Of course, you could always go for the same old lame gift cards, but these fun and unique gifts are sure to leave a more lasting impression on those who deserve to know how much they mean to you. They also have the added bonuses of being affordable and kind to both the environment and other humans, so what’s not to love? Feel free to take a look around for more fun and earth-friendly gifts for folks of all ages.