It can be a huge challenge when it comes to shopping for a gift, especially if the gift is for an environmentalist. There are so many things to think about such as Fair Trade, sustainability, recycling, GMO-free and many other challenges. However, with a few Eco suggestions you can easily find the ideal gift for that special someone. Here are 5 gifts for environmentalists to help you get started –
Heirloom Vegetable Seeds
Heirloom Vegetable Seeds are a fabulous gift to give to an environmentalist who has a green thumb. A theme or set is generally well appreciated. For example, a set can include numerous seed packets for culinary use, seeds to promote bee population, favorite medicinal herbs or a set for the basic vegetable garden that has cucumbers, lettuce, radishes, onion, etc.
Note: Aside from being heirloom seeds, make sure the seeds are organic and non-GMO.
A Variety of T-Shirts
A great Eco friendly gift would be a T-shirt that has a logo supporting an environmental cause. Some wonderful environmental agencies include Tree Hugger’s Forest Nature Preservation, National Auburn Society, the Nature Conservancy, World Wildlife Foundation, EarthFirst, Greenpeace, Rainforest Action Network and many other organizations. You can also find a larger list of environmental agencies on Mother Jones. When it comes to Fair Trade, the best place to look for companies that are registered is on the Fair Trade Certified site.
Upcycled Eco Friendly Candle
Candles are a wonderful gift for environmentalists, especially when they are upcycled. The ideal design includes a glass candle holder upcycled from a wine or oil bottle. The container holds an organic beeswax candle that can be scented with a favorite essential oil or be scent –free for those who have allergies.
Note: Upcycling is known as creative reuse. It is the ingenuity and creativity of transforming waste and unwanted items into a product that has more value.
Glass Drinking Water Bottle
Most every environmentalist enjoys a glass drinking water bottle that they can use when they hike or run errands around town. There are numerous brands that are made from recycled glass. For a more sustainable and sturdy design, you can find Eco friendly glass water bottles that are thermoshock resistant. Further, many designs now come with a BPA-free silicon sleeve for protection.
Fill a basket full of Eco friendly food that donates a percentage of their sales to an environmental cause. Some companies also use nothing but recycle packaging that greatly reduces consumption and pollution. In addition, many businesses are also fair trade certified and organic. For instance, brands that make a contribution to help save our world include Frontier Natural Products, Equal Exchange, CoCo Zen, Arrowhead Mills, Back to the Roots, Cascadian Farms, Conscious Coconut, Element Snacks, Fairfield Farms, Food for Thought, and many others.