8 Naturally Awesome Gifts for the Outdoorsy Environmentalist

8 Naturally Awesome Gifts for the Outdoorsy Environmentalist

Brian Klonoski

Art by Eli Miller

Art by Eli Miller

You need a gift for someone who volunteers with Greenpeace, spends their weekends in Yosemite, and wears upcycled, repurposed, sustainable everything. Well, you’re in luck. The modern outdoors lover is blessed with an abundance of cool companies making the world a better place while simultaneously pushing the limits of design, function, and style. Every backpacker, climber, and fly fisherman will freak out over the gifts gracing this list, but those with a fond heart for the environment are really going to appreciate the fact that your generosity extends to the planet they love so dearly.


Photo via    Western Rise

Photo via Western Rise

Buckhorn Snap Shirt

The modern outdoorsman’s shirt, perfect for the trail, stream, or bar (outdoorswomen have some nice sartorial options, too). Western Rise is dedicated to protecting public lands and donates a portion of all sales to Western Rivers Conservancy.

 Agua Water Bottle

This vacuum-insulated, stainless steel water bottle keeps drinks warm up to 12 hours and cold up to 24 hours, making it easier than ever to pass on plastic. Cotopaxi is an outdoor gear company and certified B corporation that funds sustainable poverty alleviation.

Photo via    BioLite

Photo via BioLite


This wood-burning stove cooks your food with an efficient, smokeless flame while simultaneously generating usable energy. BioLite is on a mission to tackle energy poverty all over the world with their innovative approach to cooking and lighting.

Photo via    Proof

Photo via Proof

Ada Eco Sunglasses

Made from sustainably sourced wood and cotton-based acetate, these polarized shades are stylish, functional and biodegradable. Proof Eyewear makes eco-friendly sunglasses and supports projects all over the world with their Do Good program.

Photo of Yosemite National Park via Unsplash

Photo of Yosemite National Park via Unsplash

America the Beautiful Annual Pass

Support “America’s best idea” and give the gift of adventure with this year-long pass that covers entrance and day-use fees at national parks, national forests, and wildlife refuges. Nearly 100 percent of the proceeds from annual pass sales are funneled back into improving and enhancing federal recreation sites.

Photo via Goal Zero

Photo via Goal Zero

Nomad 7 Plus Solar Panel

This 7-watt panel is made of highly-efficient monocrystalline and includes a USB output for charging phones, headlamps, and other small USB devices from the power of the sun. Goal Zero’s mission is to empower people by putting reliable power in the hands of every human being.

Photo via    Fishpond

Photo via Fishpond

Jagged Basin Duffel

This handsome waxed-canvas bag sports an interior made of recycled material. It’s carry-on compatible and water-resistant, making it the perfect on-the-go duffel wherever you’re headed. Besides Patagonia, Fishpond is the only fly fishing manufacturer certified as a B Corporation.

Taste of Patagonia Provisions Gift Box

This new line of packaged, ready-to-eat food from Patagonia features sustainably sourced ingredients, like buffalo and wild salmon. Alternatively, you could include individual items like the buffalo jerky ($10) or smoked salmon ($12) if you’re looking for stocking stuffers. They’re perfect for camping, backpacking, or munching on at home, from a company famous for its sustainable approach and focus on corporate culture. 

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