8 Naturally Awesome Gifts for the Outdoorsy Environmentalist
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.