Holiday Gift Guide: 20 Green Gift Ideas
By Laura Klapperich
‘Tis the season to be jolly! It is the holiday season again and it is time for us to nurture our family, to reconnect with our loved ones and to be joyous! Most people stress out about finding presents for the people in their lives, but now you don’t have to!
Not only can you reconnect with your families this holiday season, but you can also reconnect with nature! Check out our Green Gift Guide for this years holiday shopping. No more, “oh, um, thanks…” – kind of gifts, the gifts that will only gather dust in the back of your closet or end up in the waste bin. Instead, this year, give gifts that are sustainable, useful and ones that give back to the planet. We carefully selected twenty presents for you to choose from to give to your friends and family this year. 

Our bamboo Tree Rings each represent a real tree planted through our Greenpop projects. Included on the ring are the GPS coordinates of the exact location where the tree is planted in the world! Our Tree Rings are also available for purchase through our wonderful partners, Faithful to Nature!

Celebrate this holiday season with a gift that grows! Sponsor a tree to Greenpop and receive a personalised certificate to give as a gift.

Gift a ticket to your friends or family to our Reforest Festival in the Platbos Forest! Participate with your friends at our Friends Weekend  or either go with your Family to our Family Weekend! Help to restore the unique ecosystem and enjoy mother nature while dancing under the stars!

Gift a ticket for Greenpop’s Zambia Festival of Action and plant thousands of trees with us. Take action against deforestation and start giving back to earth. Be an active citizen, get your hands dirty and celebrate the beauty of nature with us!

Gift a Body Lotion that is for a good cause. 100% of the Charity Pot sales go to grassroots organizations which promote human rights, animal welfare and environmental protection.

This vegan perfume contains only organic ingredients and is not only sustainable but also calms the nervous system and lifts the mood. They will love it! For more eco-friendly products, check out Faithful to Nature’s Website!

Find your make-up needs all covered in one box? It’s possible with Vegan Cuts Make Up Box. Full-sized vegan beauty products that are most importantly, cruelty-free! No unnecessary animals testing, just wonderfully natural products!

Get a lovely Elephant Pants Mystery Box and save endangered elephants at the same time! With every mystery box sold, the International Elephant Foundation has a bigger chance to save elephants habitat and fight against poaching!

Irritated skin? That‘s history with Hey Gorgeous After Shave Balm! Coconut oil, jojoba, Shea butter and aloe extracts have a soothing and cooling property while an array of essential oils provide a deliciously luxurious fragrance.

Socks again? Oh no, not another underwhelming gift. There is nothing underwhelming about these socks! These actually are the coolest socks you will see in a long time. Hemp socks have a long durability, are really comfortable, have antibacterial properties, and are thermo-regulating and super breathable.

A vegan belt that is recycled out of bike tires is a great and alternative gift for anyone! This gift is durable and long lasting as well as being a very unique and cool idea!

This multi-talented watch is a huge winner! Q&Q’s SmileSolar watches are made from recycled materials and are available in a great range of colours and styles. Integrated panels provide three months of battery life for every hour in the sun. That’s not all, a portion of all proceeds are donated to Table for Two. This initiative provides school meals for children in Africa and Asia. All in all this gift is a great use of your time!

“Not only can you (re)connect with your families this holiday season, but you can also (re)connect with nature!”

Adopt one of the most threatened animals in the world – the tiger! Your symbolic adoption supports WWF’s global efforts to protect wild animals and their habitats.

Your kid is going to love being creative with these natural and non-toxic crayons. They are 100% vegetable based and completely biodegradable.

Kids are very curious and amazed by the variety of nature. Maintain the hunger for knowledge with this Brain Box containing interesting facts about nature on recycled cards! Even you could be surprised!

This cute backpacks for your little ones are made of non-toxic recycled water bottles. It is a perfect combination of backpack and cooler bag in one and can be perfectly used for school. It keeps the meal fresh and the essential supplies fit in as well!

Hmmm, Chocolate! What else can I say? Everyone loves chocolate! Now your guilty pleasure during this festive season can be an Eco-friendly one! So go for it!

Drinking out of this glass carafe with your friend will remind you that you helped the environment. This carafe set does not only provide job opportunities in Bali, but also up-cycles waste that is collected on Bali’s beaches.

Growing gift tag packs are an incredible two-in-one present! Share nice words with your friends and then let the magic begin! The paper is embedded either with flowers, herbs or vegetable seeds and will grow as soon as you plant it.

Last but not least – do not forget man’s best friend! This Eco-friendly and vegan collar is made out of hemp and mosquito repelling cork that will make your dog look, and feel, fabulous!

Be good to our earth, celebrate this festive season with nature in mind! From all of us at Greenpop, may you have a very happy holiday!

Greenpop Foundation NPC is a registered non-profit organisation. Registration Number (NPO): 151-411 NPO.