10 Gifts for Conservationists That Give Back to the Environment

Give a gift that warms the heart of your nature-loving friend and works to conserve the world we love at the same time! We’ve searched the web to find 8 of the best gift ideas that give back to conservation efforts for your special outdoorsy friend or loved one this year.

1% for the Planet Bracelet Pack

Price: $30

Photo Credit: Pura Vida

This pack of three beautiful bracelets from Pura Vida is shipped in biodegradable bags that break down after 180 days and has 10% of its net sales donated to 1% for the Planet. This pack includes the original, platinum, and braided bracelets. Pura Vida was founded in Costa Rica and provides sustainable jobs to artisans across the globe. So when you buy their bracelets, you’re giving back to world artists, as well as the planet!


Endangered Species Chocolate

Price: $4 – $10

Photo Credit: Endangered Species Chocolate

Give the gift that tastes amazing and supports conservation efforts! Endangered Species Chocolate is a non-GMO, fairtrade chocolate bar that tastes amazing and gives back to conservation efforts for endangered species and habitats.

Each chocolate bar that they make comes with the promise to have exceptional taste, contain high-quality ingredients, and use fair-trade cocoa that comes from communities using sustainable farming practices. Plus, 10% of their annual net profits are donated to organizations doing amazing work for conservation.


Deep Blue Bag from Mafia

Price: $195

Photo Credit: Mafia

Need a gift for a friend who’s always on the go from one adventure to the next? Then Deep Blue Bag from Mafia could be the perfect item to gift them this year! This lightweight backpack is made from recycled boat and kite sails and includes must-have features like a water-resistant wet pocket, waterproof zippers, and a secret “city” pocket for valuable slike keys and wallets.

Plus, all of the proceeds go towards funding Waste to Waves, a program that collects throwaway EPS foam chunks and recycles them into surfboard blanks shapers to make eco-friendlier sleds.


Art to Benefit Conservation Tee

Price: $23 – $36

Photo Credit: American Littoral Society

The Art to Benefit Conservation t-shirt features a beautiful rendering of Red Knot birds as they migrate 5,000 miles up the Atlantic coastline. The shirt was designed in collaboration with Artist Janet Essley and biologist Lee Tibbitts of The Red Knots Project and the American Littoral Society to promote conservation, environmental, and educational efforts.

All of the money raised from the campaign will go to the American Littoral Society to help them rebuild beaches so crabs can reproduce and birds, like the Red Knot, have places to feed.


Lush Charity Pot Body Lotion

Price: $8 – $28

Photo Credit: Lush

Keep skin super soft all winter long and do good with this self-preserving body lotion from Lush.  All of the ingredients are sourced from projects that support regenerative agriculture, and 100% of the price (minus the taxes) is donated to small grassroots organizations working in the areas of human rights, wildlife protection, and environmental justice


Minnow Cruiser Skateboard

Price: $149

Photo Credit: Bureo

With a deck made from recycled fishing nets and wheels made of 30% vegetable oil, the Minnow skateboard from Bureo provides you with a silky-smooth ride and prevents more than 30 square feet of harmful plastic fishing nets from entering Chilean oceans.


Felted Ornaments

Price: $16 – $18

Photo Credit: Speculated Bear Conservation

Made from 100% sheep’s wool, these beautifully detailed animal ornaments are made by indigenous women in northwestern Peru who are participating in the Spectacled Bear Conservation Societies (SBC) alternative livelihood program.

The money from these sales goes back into the local communities of Peru to provide a much-needed boost to their economy and to further the conservation efforts to protect the spectacled bear and its fragile habitat.


Stasher Reusable Silicone Bags

Price: $14 – $87

Photo Credit: Stasher

Help keep single-use plastics out of our oceans and landfills by purchasing a reusable silicone bag from Stasher. Their bags are eco-friendly, dishwasher and microwave safe, and come in a variety of sizes for you to choose from. This is a great gift for someone who needs help organizing all their art supplies, or someone who packs their lunch every day but still uses plastic ziplock bags.


Saola Sustainable Shoes

Saola Sustainable Shoes

Price: $80 – $130

Photo Credit: Saola

At the intersection of stylish and sustainable, you’ll find this popular collection of shoes from Saola that are made with recycled material. Saola believes that brands need to change the way they manufacture products, so they set out to decrease their environmental footprint by creating shoes made out of recycled plastic, algae foam, natural cork, and organic cotton.


Nomadix National Parks Multi-Purpose Towel

Price: $40

Photo Credit: Nomadix

It’s a top of the line yoga towel, the perfect beach towel, a camping towel, and it features our beautiful national parks. The National Parks Collection of these multi-purpose towels from Nomadix were created to be long-lasting, environmentally-friendly, and adaptable to multiple activities. All of their towels are made from certified recycled material to prevent new resources from being harvested to make the product.


Conscious Step Socks

Price: $15

Photo Credit: Conscious Step

The socks from Conscious Step are an easy gift idea that has a real tangible impact in making the world a better place. For every pair of socks you purchase, a donation goes directly towards 1 of the 16 nonprofits they partner with. Plus, all of their socks are sustainably and ethically sourced and manufactured.

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