Your Guide to Green Holiday GiftsDecember 18, 2012
This holiday season, give a gift that gives back to the planet. When you choose presents bearing the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal, the Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC®) logo or the Rainforest Alliance Verified™ mark, you’re supporting farmers, foresters and tour operators who have adopted sustainable practices that benefit local communities, threatened wildlife and endangered ecosystems.
For the technophile:
Do they love their phones and other gadgets? Pick up one of the beautifully designed iPhone cases from Twig Case Co. made with a unique paper composite that is FSC-certified by the Rainforest Alliance.
For the foodie:
Give a gift basket packed with indulgent treats. Chocolate, coffee and tea from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms are available at most major supermarkets and specialty stores. Epicurean also offers a gorgeous range of cutting boards made with FSC-certified wood.
For the musician:
Do they think they’re the next Eric Clapton? Surprise them with the ultimate gift that rocks, a guitar from Martin Guitar. Made with FSC-certified wood, these guitars come from sustainably managed forests that protect both the land and its people.
For the adventurer:
If what they need is fun in the sun, search SustainableTrip.org to find eco-friendly hotels, lodges 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 host:
Enhance their holiday decorations with some beautiful blooms! Just look for the green frog seal on flowers at Costco, Sam’s Club, Whole Foods Market and Walmart.
For the romantic:
Do they love to escape within the pages of a steamy novel? Indulge their guilty pleasure in a guilt-free way — pick up one of Harlequin’s many titles printed on FSC-certified paper. [Currently, 15 percent of Harlequin’s paper supply is FSC-certified and the company has committed to scaling up.]
For the person who has everything:
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.
Still stumped? Visit Shop the Frog for a comprehensive listing of products and services bearing the green frog seal.