What to gift the person in your life who loves an adventure above all else? Here are some sustainable gift ideas which are both travel-friendly and eco-friendly at the same time.
So this person loves to travel, but jetting around the world hardly equates to eco-warrior behaviour. However, there are ways to make sure you’re travelling in a sustainable way. The United Nations has a dedicated site where you can calculate your air miles and offset your carbon footprint by donating to a project or charity that helps the environment. Make a donation on their behalf – the perfect gift for the eco-conscious avid traveller.
The perfect combo of convenience, sustainability and style, every travel enthusiast should have one of these compact, lightweight and quick-drying Anaskela beach travel towels in their carry-on. Made using recycled materials and taking up a minimal amount of precious space in the suitcase or carry on, these towels are a must-have. Our current favourite is the Cove Red microfibre towel which showcases primary colours and is ideal for a sustainable gift which will suit anyone.
What’s more sustainable and satisfying than making something with your own two hands that you can use and use again? Wool and the Gang’s starter kits are a great gift – you’re giving someone the chance to pick up a life skill, as well as make an end product that is useful and beautiful; a blanket for their journey. This gift ticks all the boxes when it comes to sustainability, creativity and practicality.
For the avid explorer, a pair of suitable shoes is always needed. These lightweight shoes by Vivobarefoot are not only made using recycled materials, but they also feel like you’re not wearing any shoes at all. There is a range of styles and colours for every taste – we love these earthy khaki green pair.
A great gift for someone who loves to travel is something that will allow them to hit the surf whenever they’re by the coast. We love the sustainably-produced surfwear in beautiful colours and styles by Atmosea. They make sure that style, function and sustainability equal the perfect gift for the surfer in your life.
When we travel, we take a very curated and concise selection of clothes that is useful in more situations than one. Loungewear falls into this mix as it works for long plane or train journeys, but also for exploring or snoozing. Useful clothing which is also sustainable is a definite must on our checklist, and who wouldn’t want to receive something stylish, comfortable and sustainable for their travels? Underprotection has a great range of swimwear and loungewear, all made using recycled materials.
For every pair of Warby Parker glasses bought, another pair is donated to someone in need through their Buy a Pair, Give a Pair program. Social responsibility is paramount for this sunglasses/eyeglasses brand – they work with a number of organisations around the world to make sure their donated glasses reach people with visual impairments who may not have the means to purchase the glasses they need. Not to mention, the range on offer is broad and super-stylish.
We hope this gift guide has given you a few ideas for that person who loves to travel. Now that you have some sustainable gift ideas for the adventurer in your life, happy shopping and happy holidays!
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