Sustainable Gift Ideas for the Environmentalist

November 25, 2021  •   2 min read


For the environmentalist in your life, help them save the world with these earth-friendly gifts. We’re sharing sustainable gift ideas for the environmentalist that have been curated and hand-selected for the highest quality and ethical & environmental manufacturing processes. The environmentalist in your life is sure to appreciate a gift that benefits others in a positive way, and one that is socially-responsible. Whether you choose to surprise them with a subscription to a earth-conscious magazine, a GOTS organic graphic tee, or a compostable sponge cloth, support sustainable gifting during the most indulgent time of year.  


1. Seed and Sprout, Composter, $60 CAD

This stainless steel compost bin seamlessly blends aesthetics with eco-living. The charcoal filter is effective in neutralizing odors, and the top handle makes emptying the bin a breeze. The environmentalist in your life will love having this beautiful compost bin atop their kitchen counter, knowing that they’re contributing to healthier soil and less food waste. It’ll be the best compost bin they’ve ever seed!

2. Ten and Co x Forage and Sustain, Sponge Cloth, $6 CAD

The environmentalist in your life will appreciate this incredibly useful and sustainable gift made by Ten and Co in collaboration with us! These sponge clothes can absorb 15x their own weight in liquid and they replace the use of up to 17 rolls of paper towel! Made from a cellulose-cotton composition that is 100% biodegradable, these cloths can be composted when done with and make a great gift when wrapped around a bottle of wine!

3. Good for Sunday, Save the Ocean Organic Cotton Long Sleeve, $60 CAD – FORAGE10 for 10% off

Made with GOTS certified organic cotton, this eco-friendly, water-based, screen-printed tee doesn’t just preach about saving the planet, it actively contributes to the effort as well. Organic cotton uses 88% less water and 62% less energy to produce, and Good for Sunday is committed to sustainable practices like carbon neutral shipping, 100% compostable packaging, and the belief in fewer, better pieces that are long-lasting. The environmentalist in your life will love repping this graphic tee, reminding others of our responsibility to Mother Earth.

4. David Suzuki Foundation Landback Movement, Donation

Globally, Indigenous Peoples comprise less than 5% of the world’s population, but protect 80% of the planet’s biodiversity. The David Suzuki Foundation believes that land governance in Canada must change to recognize and uphold Indigenous rights, and to restore our once abundant ecosystems. The environmentalist in your life knows the importance Indigenous communities play in ecosystem preservation, and a donation made in their name will be the most impactful gift you can give.

5. Atmos, Magazine, $25 USD

Climate and culture intersect at Atmos, a platform dedicated to all things ecology, humankind and our role on this planet. This magazine explores a different theme every issue, and the environmentalist in your life will enjoy flipping through these pages, learning about the necessity of restoring harmony between humankind and the rest of creation, how our choices cascade across time and culminate in shaping our futures, and much more. With contributions from notable voices such as Rachel Cargle, Dr. Jane Goodall, Susan Simard, Dr. Vandana Shiva, and Pattie Gonia, this mag will be sure to expand minds.

6. The Cora Ball, $37.99 USD

An environmentalist who loves fashion will need a Cora Ball in their life to ensure their clothing isn’t leaching into our precious waterways. The Cora Ball is safe to use in any washing machine and simply just gets tossed in with a regular load of laundry. It will trap and catch microfibres that shed from their clothing, where they can then pull them out and dispose of them in the garbage, making sure marine life isn’t ingesting them. The balls are made from recycled plastic, and shipped in plastic-free packaging.

7. Potted Herb Plant, $5-50 CAD

Instead of buying wasteful packs of herbs that are packaged in plastic and that often go unused, a potted plant will bring an environmentalist endless amounts of herbs, for less plastic consumption. Choose from a variety of herbs such as basil, rosemary, lavender, oregano, sage and mint. Every thyme she cooks, she’ll think of your ever-growing friendship.

8. Thesus, Classic Rain Boot, $120 USD

The environmentalist in your life will love these minimalist rain boots, finished with a little bit of gold. These boots are made from natural, fairly traded tree rubber tapped from sustainably managed forests in Sri Lanka. The rubber farms are audited by the Fair Rubber Association, for the most ethical and sustainable boots around. Weather she’s out marching in the climate strike or bracing against torrential downpours, your eco friend will be able to withstand the toughest nature has to offer.

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