Holidays 11 months ago by Liz Adams

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts that Give Back

Hello Adams Family: Gifts that Give Back
Shop this gift guide: No. 1 National Parks Poster // No. 2 Byta Reusable Thermos // No. 3 Cotopaxi Libre Sweater // No. 4 Everlane ReNew Puffer // No. 5 National Parks Coloring Book // No. 6 United By Blue Kids Backpack // No. 7 Parker Clay Foldover Clutch // No. 8 Bureo Jenga Ocean // No. 9 Mafia Recycled Tote // No. 10 Askov Finlayson North Hat // No. 11 Bombas Socks

I recruited my brother, Will, to assemble this fun gift guide filled with gifts that give back! He is the coolest. Will works for a company called The Land Institute in Salina, KS which is a nonprofit science-based research organization dedicated to sustainable agriculture. He has always been extremely outdoorsy – doing NOLS expeditions and hiking the Camino de Santiago for three months (by himself). He knows his stuff and is always helping me to make more conscious decisions about what we use and waste. 

All of these products were created with a bigger picture in mind – to help poor regions of the world, keep our oceans clean, donating to the homeless, protecting America’s greatest landscapes or creating jobs for those less fortunate all over the world. There is something special about a gift that means a little bit more.

I had the privilege of meeting the founders of Parker Clay and every piece they design is GORGEOUS. Especially love this pretty blush foldover clutch!

Everlane’s new ReNew collection is amazing – all items are made from recycled plastic bottles! Obsessed with this half zip puffer and my mom has this pink puffer and it is sooo pretty. 

I’m obsessed with my byta tumbler! It is the perfect shape (not as clunky as Yeti) and keeps my coffee warm all morning. It comes in the prettiest colors, too. 

United by Blue has become one of my favorite places to shop for gifts (I have a lot of outdoorsy family) and this kids backpack is too cute. Every product purchased removes one pound of trash from the ocean.

Stop what you’re doing and order a pair of Bombas socks for your entire family. They are the best socks. These are my favorite workout socks and Charlie wears these every single day (strong grippers for crazy fast kiddos). 

The coolest sweater. Just imagine me skiing the French Alps. 

These North hats have been so popular that they are sold out! But get on the waitlist because they are so so cool. My brother has one and I’m always stealing it. This company’s goal is to “protect the North” by donating their production costs to companies working to solve climate control. 

A huge thank you to my brother Will for putting together this gift guide!