Christmas Gift Guide with a Conscience

December 6, 2017

With the festive season just around the corner, you’re probably starting to think about buying presents for your nearest and dearest. Sure, there are hundreds of gifts to choose from that the adventure seeker in your life would love. But why not choose something that will cause no unnecessary harm to the environment at the same time? We’ve put together a short list of presents that will please both the recipient and the planet.

Hydro Flask Coffee Flip Cup

It’s big news that single-use coffee cups are filling up our landfill sites by the billions. Reduce the environmental impact by giving a reusable coffee cup to your loved one so they can get a coffee to go with a clean conscience. It will keep their morning coffee warm for hours out on the trail, too!

RRP £18.95 

Lifestraw Go Bottle

A Lifestraw bottle allows you to drink water anywhere in the world without fear of infection from water-borne bacteria, perfect for camping, hiking and exploring. For every LifeStraw product you buy, LifeStraw gives clean drinking water to one school child in a developing country for a whole year. Also, by using a reusable bottle, you will reduce the number of plastic bottles that end up in our oceans. Win win.

RRP £32.50 

Millican Smith Roll Top Bag

Manufactured from organic cotton and recycled polyester, and coloured using non-toxic dyes, the Millican ‘Mavericks’ range is eco-friendly. In fact, the lining of all Millican products is made from 100% recycled polyester which has a 75% lower carbon footprint than virgin polyester.

RRP £125

Finisterre Nebulus Jacket

The Finisterre Nebulus insulated jacket is as warm as a down jacket, without the down. Filled with 100% recycled polyester CForm fill and made with a 100% recycled ripstop shell, this jacket uses no unnecessary materials. Whats more, the jacket is treated with a CO flourocarbon-free water repellent finish. Not only is the Nebulus environmentally friendly, it’s a performance jacket that also looks great. Perfect then for the colder winter months.

Image: Finisterre

RRP £225 

Patagonia Synchilla Fleece

An environmentally friendly gift guide wouldn’t be complete without a mention of Patagonia. Yvonne Choinard based his entire business model on causing no unnecessary harm to the environment. The Synchilla fleece is not only an iconic fleece, but it’s also made from recycled plastic bottles. You can choose from an array of colours and patterns to suit your style, and be happy in the knowledge that if it rips or tears down the line, Patagonia will repair it for you free of charge.

Image: Patagonia

RRP £119.99 

There are lots of other environmentally friendly presents you could buy, but this list should give you some good ideas to start off with. Happy shopping!

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