Gift Guides 16 days ago by Liz Adams

2021 Gift Guides: Gifts That Give Back

Shop this gift guide: No. 1 Haptic Lab Pillow Globe // No. 2 Disapora Co. Signature Spice Trio // No. 3 United By Blue Conscious Closet Book // No. 4 Hitch Bottle and Cup // No. 5 Crazy Crayon Gift Set // No. 6 Parks Project Nature Coasters // No. 7 Mayamiko Entwined Necklace // No. 8 Good & Well Supply Co National Parks Candles // No. 9 Parks Project IGLOO Cooler // No. 10 Pebble Giraffe Toy // No. 11 Outdoor Voices Doing Things Bag // No. 12 Everlane Men’s ReLeather Tennis Shoes // No. 13 Askov Finlayson Welcome to The North Tee // No. 14 Mami Wata AFROSURF Coffee Table Book // No. 15 Rothy’s The Mini Handbag // No. 16 Cotopaxi Miir Camp Cup

So excited to bring back one of our most popular gift guides over the past few years – gifts that give back! Each item from companies and brands doing big things for our world and the people who live here. I asked my brother to help assemble this guide and he always finds the best stuff. Let’s see what he found!

Haptic Lab Pillow Globe – In addition to being a carbon neutral company that supports local artisans and minority and women-owned businesses, Haptic Lab donates thousands of dollars worth of kites to Title 1 schools in underserved communities throughout the country each year.

Disapora Co. Signature Spice Trio – Diaspora Co. sources their spices from 150 farms across India and Sri Lanka and pay their growers an average of 6x above the commodity price, an investment focused on building climate resilience and uplifting agricultural communities.

United By Blue Conscious Closet Book – For every product purchased, United by Blue removes one pound of trash from oceans and waterways, totaling over 3.5 million pounds of trash to date!

Hitch Bottle and Cup – Not only does Hitch measure and offset 100% of their carbon footprint, they also drive the planting of 1 tree and the removal of 1kg of ocean plastic with each order of a Hitch Bottle and Cup.

Crazy Crayon Gift Set – Did you know more than 12 million crayons are manufactured each day? All Crazy Crayons purchases support The National Crayon Recycle Program, which recycles unwanted, rejected, broken crayons into new crayons, keeping thousands of pounds out of the landfills and back into the creative hands of children! To date, they have stopped more than 120,000 pounds of unwanted crayons from going into landfills. A great gift and lesson for kids!

Parks Project Nature Coasters – Purchases of this product support the National Park Foundation’s Open OutDoors for Kids program. The program creates pathways for kids to enjoy, understand and connect with nature in exciting ways by facilitating outdoor activity, experiential learning, and cultural heritage exercises.

Mayamiko Entwined Necklace – Fair trade, women empowerment, and ethical sourcing are core to this Malawi-based company. Their zero-waste goal ensures that all scrap fabric gets turned into something new.

Good & Well Supply Co National Parks Candles Good & Well Supply Co. advocates for and supports public lands through annual donations to the National Park Foundation and Washington National Park Fund as well as advocating for diversity and inclusion in the outdoors through annual donations to Black Outside, Inc.

Parks Project IGLOO Cooler – Purchases of this product support the National Parks Conservation Association and their mission to fight every day for the future of public lands so they are preserved for generations to come.

Pebble Giraffe Toy – All Pebble products are made by Hathay Bunano. Hathay Bunano, meaning hand made or hand knitted in Bangla, is a non-profit fair trade organisation in Bangladesh. It’s mission is to create fairly paid, good quality, flexible and local employment for rural women with the goal of lifting them out of poverty.

Outdoor Voices Doing Things Bag – Through ongoing partnerships with organizations like the ACLU, World Wildlife Fund, and The Nature Conservancy, Outdoor Voices is working to generate funds for and drive education around voting rights, sustainability, and conservation.

Askov Finlayson Welcome to The North Tee – A climate positive company helping to protect the very thing their products are designed to celebrate. They hold themselves accountable for their carbon footprint and Give 110% to support leading-edge solutions to the climate crisis each and every year. Working to Keep The North Cold™ for generations to come.

Mami Wata AFROSURF Coffee Table Book – Through his surfing and design company Mami Wata (West African pidgin English for “Mother Water”), AFROSURF author Selema Masekala is working to highlight and grow Africa’s flourishing surf culture. Mami Wata pays it forward by contributing to Waves for Change and Surfers Not Street Children, two world-leading African surf therapy organizations reaching over 1,600 children a day through their programs and projects.

Rothy’s The Mini Handbag – Made from 100% recycled products (including ocean-bound marine plastic and their signature thread made from single use plastic water bottles), Rothy’s has kept 100 tons of ocean-bound marine plastic out of waterways by using it to knit their shoes and bags.

No. 16 Cotopaxi Miir Camp Cup – Camp cup sales support Cotopaxi’s grant to Water1st, a nonprofit that provides water access to communities in Honduras.

A huge thank you to my brother Will for always bringing us the best of the best products from amazing companies working to better our world. You feel good supporting them and their initiatives. The best kind of gifts give back.