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. Alice + Whittles, Classic Nuit D’or Ankle Rain Boot, $120 USD

The eco babe 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.

2. 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 eco babe 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.

3. Keeko, Botanical Teeth Whitening Pen, $29.95 AUD

Give the eco babe in your life something to smile about with this revolutionary dentist formulated and clinically tested peroxide-free Botanical Teeth Whitening Pen. Using the natural power of bicarbonate soda and cranberry to whiten teeth, alongside aloe vera and chamomile to help soothe sensitive teeth and to care for your gums, this vegan and palm oil-free whitening pen is a natural and sustainable way to a whiter smile.

4. The Cora Ball, $37.99 USD

An eco babe who loves fashion will need a Cora Ball in her life to ensure her 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 her clothing, where she 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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.

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