During the holiday craze, sometimes we forget the impact that a truly thoughtful gift can make. With these creative and eco-friendly ideas, your loved ones will unwrap the gift that keeps on giving.


  • Bambeco.com is an awesome website that solely offers unique eco-conscious gifts. They have everything from furniture and home décor to endless outdoorsy gifts. “Herb Growing Wishes” is a great gift for those with green thumbs and each seedpod offers a different sentiment. Even better, they offer carbon-free shipping meaning they offset transportation emissions by supporting projects like reforestation and methane destruction.


  • Plant a tree in someone’s honor or memory. Nothing shows how much you care like a living tribute. You can even pay some companies to plant trees in our National Forests as memorial or celebration gifts.


  • Purchase a National Park Annual Pass. Giving the gift of an annual pass means that it’s good year-round and offers little to no impact for the recipient! The participating organizations all offer National Park Passes on their websites: National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Bureau of Reclamation.


  • World Wildlife Fund is famous for their adoption gifts. Choose from a selection of endangered animals, and when you make a donation, your recipient will receive a gift bag of your choosing. The stuffed animals are great for kids while the “Earth Bonds” are adult friendly.


Thoughtful gifts such as these really let someone know you care both about them and the world in which we live; they are sure to brighten up the holidays of those you love and put a smile on faces of all ages.