The Ultimate Green Gift GuideDecember 7, 2011
With the holidays right around the corner, it’s time to start picking out the perfect presents for all your loved ones. Well, look no further: we’ve pulled together a selection of green gifts that will please even the pickiest people on your list.
For the wannabe rock star
Does your son think he’s the next Jimi Hendrix? Surprise him with the ultimate gift that rocks: a guitar made with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood from Martin Guitars.
For the green thumb
Give dad a way to garden through the winter! With a SunPod mini greenhouse made with FSC certified red cedar, he can ignore the thermometer and tend to his plants all year long.
For the pampered
Is your sister always up for a spa date? Treat her to Alba Botanica skin and hair products made with Rainforest Alliance Certified™ andiroba and Brazil nut oil.
For the budding artist
Foster your child’s creative spirit with an Eco Tots easel made from FSC certified wood. Include FSC certified paper so your little one can make art the sustainable way!
For the foodie
Who could say no to an assortment of gourmet food and beverages? Products bearing the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal can be found in all leading supermarkets and most fine retail locations. Make a personalized basket with specialty items from brands like Caribou Coffee, Reunion Island Coffee, Republic of Tea, Bissinger’s, Endangered Species and Kallari.
Do you want a gift without an expiration date? Epicurean makes a gorgeous range of cutting boards from FSC certified wood and paper.
For the technophile
Do you love someone who loves gadgets? Find the perfect item from the TAPE collection, which includes a range of stylish pouches and sleeves (all made with FSC certified cork) for cell phones, e-readers, laptops and other gizmos.
For the adventurer
Why not plan a fun-filled trip? Search SustainableTrip.org to find eco-friendly hotels, lodges, restaurants and other businesses in Latin America and the Caribbean. [If you travel on American Airlines, British Airways, Asiana Airlines or Al Nippon Airways, you’ll also enjoy complimentary Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee onboard your flight.]
For the birder
Pick up a sleek and sustainable birdhouse made with FSC/Rainforest Alliance Certified teak from Modern Birdhouses.
For the interior designer
How about a rainforest? Make a tribute gift to Adopt-a-Rainforest to support conservation projects run by Rainforest Alliance partner organizations in Latin America.
When you give a gift stamped with the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal and/or the FSC mark, you’re helping to protect wildlife and the environment while promoting sustainable livelihoods for farmers, foresters, workers and their families.