Sustainable Gift Ideas for the Forager

November 28, 2020  •   2 min read


We’re sharing sustainable gift ideas for the forager that have been curated and hand-selected for the highest quality and ethical & environmental manufacturing processes. The eco lover 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 her with a pair of sustainable rubber rain boots for all her protests & eco marches or a houseplant to keep her calm, support sustainable gifting during the most indulgent time of year.  


1. Dyeraid, Turmeric Dye Kit, $38 USD

Natural dyed textiles are becoming increasingly popular, as many of us wake up to the harmful toxins present in commercial dyes. Delight the forager in your life with this natural dye kit from Dyeraid, a brand that makes gorgeous naturally dyed textiles and products. This DIY dye kit allows you to dye two, 100% cotton bandanas using organic turmeric powder, a powerhouse of golden hues. The forager in your life will love this chance to use nature’s bounty to beautifully colour these textiles.

2. Modern Sprout, Waxed Planter Indoor Garden Kit, $13 USD

A gift ideal for the urban forager, these beautiful indoor garden kits from Modern Sprout includes a self-watering system that provides plants with the perfect balance of water, nutrients and oxygen. The all-inclusive mini gardens are packaged in wax-coated and water-tight recycled paper tube planters that house non-GMO seeds, grown domestically in Chicago. In a matter of mere days, your forager friend will have their own little indoor garden, just what they need for when the weather turns and discovery walks outdoors aren’t as colourful.

3. Kinfolk Garden, $55 CAD

From the recognized Kinfolk series known for its minimalist aesthetic and strong community, The Kinfolk Garden book turns its eye to outdoor spaces and the many ways they enhance our lives and help us foster community. This book explores the garden as a place for work, play, entertaining and inspiration, featuring 30 homeowners and their spaces in locations around the globe. The forager in your life will find endless beauty and ideas for their own outdoor spaces.

4. June Home Supply, Canvas Workshop Apron, $90 CAD

Handmade in India from 100% cotton, this gorgeous apron features a cross-back style that is both trendy and utilitarian, designed to fit all body types. With wide front pockets, it is ideal for the forager in your life who loves working in the garden, kitchen or studio. The soft-washed fern colour gives it an earthy feel, helping to channel your foraging friend’s inner garden nymph.

5. Rowse, Botanical Press Kit, $50 USD

Your forager friend will adore this botanical flower and plant press kit, that’s handcrafted in Madrid. Made with sustainable birch plywood, it is designed to aerate and press eight sheets of their favourite chosen botanicals. Portable and lightweight, it’s the quiet companion they need for those solitude walks in the park, forest or field. Rowse advocates for traceability in their business, and only uses recyclable and reusable packaging containing less than 10% plastic, working to make the brand plastic-free by December 2020. Rowse your forager friend’s interest in native plant species with this botanical press kit.

6. Herbal Academy, The Foraging Course, $49 USD

For the beginner forager in your life, this online course by Herbal Academy will be just the thing they need to feel confident in identifying plants and herbs in the wild. With important guidelines for how to safely harvest wild plants, sustainable foraging tips, plant identification monographs, guided videos and recipes, this course is a great resource for a new forager. From field to apothecary, forest to fork, your forager friend will soon be an expert in wild, edible plants!

7. The Cedar Nook, Balsam Fir Healing Salve, $15 CAD

The Cedar Nook makes 100% natural skincare products that are folk-infused with locally foraged plant matter and botanicals from the great Canadian forest. This healing salve is made with gently harvested Balsam Fir sap that has potent healing properties (its nature’s band aid!). The forager in your life will love this soothing balm for the cuts, scrapes, and chapped hands they get while out on their adventures.

8. Plants for the People: A Modern Guide to Plant Medicine, $40 CAD

Your forager friend will love this beautifully illustrated introduction to the healing and wellness powers that are found in plants. The author’s expert advice weaves ancient traditional knowledge with a modern approach, outlining each plant’s unique personality, story, characteristics, quirks and strengths. Filled with captivating visuals and informative text, the forager in your life will have planty to look forward to come spring.

9. June Home Supply, Natural Woven Palm Basket, $59 CAD

This rustic basket from June Home Supply is wide and shallow, perfect for carrying foraged finds, as well as displaying fruit or anything else at home. Made by Swahili Modern, a fair-trade company that partners with local artisans in multiple African countries, each basket is handwoven by individuals, making each piece unique. The forager in your life will love this simple basket that they can use to gather their botanicals and plants.

10. FLVC Wellness, Powder, $42 CAD – EARTHLING for 15% off

Our soil is losing nutrients fast, which means our plant matter, our food and ultimately our health is too. FLVC’s powder is comprised of organic fluvic acid and humic acid, two essentials that come from the earth. This powder helps support intestinal, cognitive, and cellular health, increases energy and nutrient absorption, and more. The forager in your life will appreciate this ode to the wild lands they roam, and the reciprocal nature of this powder. We just know they’ll love it soil much!

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