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15 Best Gifts for Environmentalists & The Environmentally Conscious

15 Best Gifts for Environmentalists & The Environmentally Conscious

A curated list of the best gifts for environmentalists and the environmentally conscious, featuring books on nature, eco friendly clothing and accessories for him and her, and many more sustainable gift ideas — plus affordable gift options.

So you’re looking for a gift for that special person in your life — a friend, family member, or partner — who perhaps runs around the house turning lights off, corrects you on your recycling habits, and tells you to take shorter showers and to stop using plastic grocery bags. If so, awesome. We hope — and are rather confident — that you’ll find a gift worth buying for them. Now, in our opinion, it’s rather hard to find gifts for environmentalists and the environmentally conscious, as products that tend to be sustainable aren’t necessary good for the planet, there simply less bad than conventional commercial products (to quote Jeffrey Hollender). But, let’s set this notion aside for a moment. For this curated collection, we curated for the best gifts for environmentalists. You’ll find everyday ‘green’ gadgets that help to save energy; eco friendly and Fair Trade clothing and accessories for her and him; and a number of top rated books on climate change, environmental ethics and nature photography. We tried to select a variety of gifts to give a solid range of eco friendly gift ideas. We hope you’ll find something you like! If you find something, or have an idea for a curated collection of gifts, let us know in the comments below.

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Qualities we looked for overall:

+ Practical application for everyday use.
+ Made of natural materials, such as wood, bamboo or cork.
+ Made with eco friendly, sustainable and/or renewable materials like cork, cotton or wood.
+ Made with biodegradable materials.
+ Made with recycled or reclaimed materials.
+ Helps to save energy (i.e., in terms of energy efficiency).
+ Made with vegan alternatives, like cork or canvas.
+ Fair trade or fair trade certified.
+ Helps to reduce waste, through providing everyday alternatives for disposable or one-time-use products (i.e., zero waste living).
+ Helps to lower one’s overall environmental footprint.
+ Designed to last, designed with durable, long lasting materials like stainless steel or canvas.
+ Designed with minimalist or contemporary aesthetics (relatively subjective quality).
+ Unique or interesting designs (relatively subjective quality).
+ Handmade or hand-crafted.
+ Helps to educate one about an environmental topic, such as climate change, environmental ethics, and/or sustainable business (for select products).
+ Nature themed or nature-inspired content.
+ Makes for a good gift (relatively subjective quality).
+ Brands that value sustainability and social responsibility.

Qualities we tried to avoid overall:

– Non sustainable materials.
– Cheap construction.
– Non-reusable design (i.e, disposable, one-time use).
– Products with a high number of bad reviews.

Editor’s Top 5 Rated Selections

15 Best Gifts for Environmentalists & The Environmentally Conscious // In our opinion, these are a few of the best products we came across in our search, given the overall qualities that we were curating for in this collection. We focused on the following qualities when curating for this particular selection of products:

+ Practical application for everyday use.
+ Made of natural materials, such as wood, bamboo or cork.
+ Made with eco friendly, sustainable and/or renewable materials like cork, cotton or wood.
+ Made with biodegradable materials.
+ Made with recycled or reclaimed materials.
+ Helps to save energy (i.e., in terms of energy efficiency).
+ Made with vegan alternatives, like cork or canvas.
+ Fair trade or fair trade certified.
+ Helps to reduce waste, through providing everyday alternatives for disposable or one-time-use products (i.e., zero waste living).
+ Helps to lower one’s overall environmental footprint.
+ Designed to last, designed with durable, long lasting materials like stainless steel or canvas.
+ Designed with minimalist or contemporary aesthetics (relatively subjective quality).
+ Unique or interesting designs (relatively subjective quality).
+ Handmade or hand-crafted.
+ Helps to educate one about an environmental topic, such as climate change, environmental ethics, and/or sustainable business (for select products).
+ Nature themed or nature-inspired content.
+ Makes for a good gift (relatively subjective quality).
+ Brands that value sustainability and social responsibility.

*While we work to ensure the products we select possess these qualities, actual product packaging and materials may contain more and/or different information than that shown on our web site. Do not rely solely on the information provided here.

Details

Energy Efficient, Hiking Daypack, Lightweight Backpack with Solar Charger and LED Camping Light for Hiking, Blackouts, Camp-out, Designed with Rechargeable Power Bank for iPhone, & Samsung Galaxy & Many More 5V USB-Charged Devices.
By: ECEEN

Details

Best Selling, Top Rated, “Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In”.
By: Bernie Sanders

Details

Energy Saving, 120 Volt, 10 Watt Emergency Hand Crank Generator, Pocket Size, Portable, Charges All Devices On the Go, Made in the USA.
By: K-Tor

Editor's Note

This is perhaps the most helpful product in this collection. If you’re an avid hiker, like to camp, or enjoy going out for the occasional nature walk, this gadget is about to make your life a whole lot easier. This is a hand-crank power generator that’s built with a standard outlet that can simply – and quickly – charge pretty much any of your electric devices on the go. You can always go for the solar powered portable charger, but they won’t work at night. The great thing about this charger is that you can use it anywhere, at anytime. Clean, green energy on the go.

Details

Handmade, 100% Natural Wood Women’s Watch, with Flower Beige Design, Hypo-allergenic, Completely Free of Toxic Chemicals, and Made with Hardened, Scratch-proof Mineral Glass.
By: WeWOOD

Editor's Note

We’ve featured men’s and women’s watches by WeWOOD here on Bestlyy several times before. We like to feature their watches in our curated collections of environmentally friendly gifts and sustainable gift ideas. WeWOOD watches are hand-crafted from sustainably sourced wood. What’s more, WeWOOD is part of a reforestation effort that seeks to plant trees in parts of the world that have been damaged by logging and other extraction activities. Be green, while doing good. Oh yeah, this is also a super cool watch that will make for an awesome, eco friendly gift for her.

Details

Handmade, Minimalist Design Men’s Zebrawood Wood, Black Stainless Steel Watch with Quartz Analog Miyota Movement and Stainless Steel Tri-Fold Clasp with Push Buttons.
By: Treehut

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15 Best Gifts for Environmentalists & The Environmentally Conscious, Featuring Books on Environmental Science, Photography & Philosophy, Plus Eco Friendly Clothing & Accessories for Her & Him.

Favorites

15 Best Gifts for Environmentalists & The Environmentally Conscious // While combing through products, we found these gems. These are a few of our personal favorites — maybe we share the same taste. We focused on the following qualities when curating for this particular selection of products:

+ Practical application for everyday use.
+ Made of natural materials, such as wood, bamboo or cork.
+ Made with eco friendly, sustainable and/or renewable materials like cork, cotton or wood.
+ Made with biodegradable materials.
+ Made with recycled or reclaimed materials.
+ Designed with minimalist or contemporary aesthetics (relatively subjective quality).
+ Unique or interesting designs (relatively subjective quality).
+ Handmade or hand-crafted.
+ Helps to educate one about an environmental topic, such as climate change, environmental ethics, and/or sustainable business (for select products).
+ Nature themed or nature-inspired content.
+ Makes for a good gift (relatively subjective quality).

*While we work to ensure the products we select possess these qualities, actual product packaging and materials may contain more and/or different information than that shown on our web site. Do not rely solely on the information provided here.

Details

Environmentally Friendly, All Natural, Multi Pocket Hemp Laptop Backpack, Handmade in Nepal With Pure Himalayan Hemp and Heavy Duty Cotton.
By: Maha Bodhi

Details

Best Selling, Top Rated, “National Geographic Rarely Seen: Photographs of the Extraordinary”.
By: National Geographic

Editor's Note

This is one of National Geographic’s bestselling books under the category of nature and landscape photography. This book features a wide variety of photographs from around the world, showcasing the many incredible and rare parts of our Earth that are largely unseen by human eyes…until now of course.

Details

Best Selling, Top Rated, “Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the World’s Most Amazing Places”.
By: National Geographic

Details

Handmade, Fair Trade Sterling Silver and Amethyst Flower Pendant Necklace, Artisan-Made and Ethically Sourced.
By: NOVICA

Details

Hand-Crafted, Eco Friendly Minimalist Design, Real Bamboo Sunglasses, with Polarized Lens.
By: Bammy

Editor's Note

If you’re wondering why a pair of bamboo sunglasses would be considered eco friendly…we’ll tell you. Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants, and bamboo stalks are super durable and can be used in the creation of a number of products, ranging from furniture to clothing and accessories. Since bamboo is naturally occurring and is quick to replenish, it’s considered a reliable renewable resource. Bamboo is also biodegradable. In our opinion, these sunglasses make for a super unique, great gift for the environmentally conscious shopper.

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Budget Picks

15 Best Gifts for Environmentalists & The Environmentally Conscious // These are a few solid choices if you’re on a budget. We focused on the following qualities when curating for this particular selection of products:

+ Practical application for everyday use.
+ Made of natural materials, such as wood, bamboo or cork.
+ Made with eco friendly, sustainable and/or renewable materials like cork, cotton or wood.
+ Made with biodegradable materials.
+ Made with recycled or reclaimed materials.
+ Designed with minimalist or contemporary aesthetics (relatively subjective quality).
+ Unique or interesting designs (relatively subjective quality).
+ Handmade or hand-crafted.
+ Helps to educate one about an environmental topic, such as climate change, environmental ethics, and/or sustainable business (for select products).
+ Nature themed or nature-inspired content.
+ Makes for a good gift (relatively subjective quality).

*While we work to ensure the products we select possess these qualities, actual product packaging and materials may contain more and/or different information than that shown on our web site. Do not rely solely on the information provided here.

Details

Sustainably Made, Vintage Eco Inspired “Create Care Conserve” Recycled Canvas Bag, Made from Recycled Antique Military Tents and Tarps.
By: Mona B

Details

“Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World”.
By: Bill Nye

Details

“Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World”.
By: Timothy Morton

Details

Earth Tree, Men’s Graphic T Shirt, Made with Eco Friendly Inks, in White and Green.
By: Design By Humans

Details

Cotton, “There is No Planet B”, Earth Graphic T Shirt, in Brown.
By: No Planet B Tee

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We're the Editors of Bestlyy. We're simple folk. We like products with qualities that matter. We also enjoy the occasional cup of coffee and have a rather certain affinity for dark chocolate.

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