Eco Friendly Gifts for the Eco Outdoorsman

December 07, 2020 3 min read

Eco Friendly Gifts for the Eco Outdoorsman

Holiday Gift Guide for Him


Feelin’ frazzled? Can’t figure out what gifts to get the gents in your life for Christmas? 


You’ve come to the right place.


Holiday presents are a great way to spread joy and celebrate the special people in your life--but they shouldn’t come at the expense of planet earth. Fortunately, there are many incredible companies out there focused on making pretty darn cool sustainable products that help, not harm. 


Below, we’ve rounded up the tip top (in our humble opinion) planet-friendly presents for him.  


For the guy who misses socializing:Belong Wines Virtual Tasting & Starter Pack

Get one for him and one for his friends--each kit comes with two bottles each of Belong Wines’ 2019 Rosé and two bottles of their 2018 Mourvèdre as well as a private virtual tasting with South African-bornwinemaker Bertus and his wife Alli. Zoom happy hour never felt so festive.


For the outdoor dude: Seek More Wilderness Classic Wild Hat

If the guy on your shopping list is more often on the trail than at the office, he’ll love a cap or beanie from Seek More Wilderness. This brand provides outdoor goods that defend the wild by donating 50% of profits to protecting public lands. Functional and fantastic at the same time!


For Mr. Fixit:To-Go Ware Sidekick Stainless Steel Containers 

Equally reusable for nails, screws, or snacks. These handy catch-alls are multipurpose, dishwasher, and oven safe (yasss to holiday leftovers). We recommend stocking him up with several because...there are never enough tools.

For the urban commuter: Thousand Heritage Speedway Creme Bike Helmet

Traveling on two wheels never looked so planet-friendly. Thousand creates vintage moto-inspired helmets that protect his nogginandoffset 110% of their carbon emissions. The retro designs add a little dapper to his everyday, and the animal-friendly construction and insane warranty program make this purchase a safer-brainer.


For the fisherman:Bureo COSTA X BUREO - PESCADOR Sunglasses

If his weekend comes with a rod and reel, these sunglasses are for him. Made from 100% recycled fishing nets, they offer 100 percent UV protection and polarization. Suggest he wears them for long days on the lake, as they reduce glare and eye fatigue. Go green—lenses, that is.


For the jet-setter:ChicoBag Travel Zip 3 Pack. 

Even if he can’t travel as easily right now (cue salty tears), it’s the perfect place to stash his passport, local currency, and  while dreaming of far-off places. This pack replaces 180 single-use bags, so the earth gets a present, too. 

For the guy who lives in T-shirts:Recover Classic Polo

Looks sharp, feels comfy: the perfect compromise for dressier occasions (even if that’s your living room party this year). It’s made of 100% recycled materialsand1% of revenue from each sale goes to1% for the Planet. Look good, feel good. 


For the eco-outdoorsman:Nomadik Subscription Box

He can’t have it all...if it hasn’t been invented yet! This monthly box offers  brand new outdoor gear, new brands,monthly outdoor challenges, and expert tips delivered to his door. Choose a 6 or 12 month subscription for the gift that keeps on going.


For the beach bum: Coniferous Confusion Handplane

Gift him the best bodysurfing ever with this handmade handplane made entirely from reclaimed conifer pieces like spruce offcuts from Santa Cruz Guitar Company, Doug fir from John Steinbeck's Western Flyer boat, and Alaskan yellow cedar from a Monterey Bay Aquarium bench.


For the everyday explorer:ChicoBag Travel Pack rePETe

This handy backpack weighs less than a pound and can take him from home to park to grocery story to the office (backyard counts, right? #telecommuteforthewin). Made from recycled water bottles, it folds up into the perfect stocking stuffer size for easy gifting.


Check back next week for our holiday gift guide for the kiddos!