Sustainable Outdoors Christmas Gift Guide 2019

by Mags Nixon
sustainable Christmas gift guide

 

Once again Christmas has crept up on us and we’ve only a few weeks left until the big day. But panic not, we’ve got you covered with some perfect present suggestions for the adventurers in your life, plus this year they’re all sustainable, ethical and earth friendly. Yep that’s right, not all presents were created equal and outdoor brands have upped the anti 

 

Sustainable Outdoors Christmas Gift Guide 2019

 

1. REIMA KIDS VESSI RAIN JACKET £39.95 (currently 30% off so  £27.97)

Whether you’re layering your little one up for wet winter dog walks or just nipping down the shops, this rain jacket is perfect for puddle splashing or dodging fat raindrops. Guaranteed to brighten up those grey winter days.

Green credentials: Reima clothing is free from forbidden substances and completely PVC plastic free (PVC plastics are often made softer using harmful phthalates)

 

2. DRAGON ALLIANCE EXCURSION X SUNGLASSES £199

The Excursion X sunglasses are bad ass for high alpine adventure.  Featuring removable sun shields for blocking brutal high-altitude UV light, these sunnies are the perfect gift for adventurers.

Green credentials: Designed with injected plant-based resin, rendering these frames as eco-friendly. 

 

3. WEAVER GREEN GOOSEBERRY HERRINGBONE BLANKET  £45

Hunker down and hibernate this winter with one of these soft and cosy, beautiful hand loomed herringbone blankets. Who would believe these snug wraps are made with 300 recycled plastic bottles! Boom!

Green credentials: made with up to 300 recycled plastic bottles! 100% recycled, environmentally friendly and ethically produced.

 

4. TEN TREE WOMEN’S BE HAPPY CREW £59.95

Spread the message of joy sporting this cosy crew. Happiness and mountains – our two favourite things. Perfect for any lass who loves the outdoors.  

Green credentials: This crew is made from organic cotton and recycled polyester from discarded plastic bottles from landfill. We love that Ten Tree plant 10 trees for every single item sold plus each product has an eco-log alongside it on the website citing the main factors of environmental impact – water, waste and carbon emissions. Ethically made in China. 

 

5. HAGLOFS LEFTOVER MIMIC MOCCASINS £45

Forget frostbite this winter. These Haglöfs Leftover Mimic Moccasins are guaranteed to keep your toes toasty and comfort levels high whether you’re chilling at basecamp or padding around your gaff. 

Green credentials: made with 100% recycled polyester and fluorocarbon free materials and brilliantly is made from left-over fabrics as per Haglöfs Leftover Collection

 

Related reading: Eco-friendly travel products you need to travel more sustainably

 

6. BEESWAX WRAPS MEDIUM KITCHEN PACK £20

Introduce a pop of colour & style into your fridge by trying these planet friendly beeswax wraps – an alternative to cling film and foil.  These reusable beeswax wraps are perfect stocking fillers for the eco-conscious and with their incredible breathable qualities keep food super fresh and crisp.

Green credentials: made of organic GOTS certified cotton, UK beeswax, pine resin and organic jojoba oil, beeswax wax stop the need for cling film and foil 

 

7. JACK WOLFSKIN KIDS BAKSMALLA FLEECE JACKET  £35.00 

The Baksmalla fleece will keep your kids cosy and warm either as a mid layer on the piste or wrapped up on brisk winter weekend walk. Perfect for kids who love to tear about outdoors whatever the weather.

Green credentials: This fleece is 100% recycled and is a bluesign product. Jack Wolfskin clearly reports on its measures and targets to eliminate suspect chemical groups, such as eliminating PFCs by the end of 2020, where it achieved an elimination of 95% in 2018.

 

8. OSPREY YOUTH PACK ACE 38 £120

Hooray for Osprey’s new youth packs. Finally a company meeting the demand for kids’ technical backpacks. The range includes simple daypacks for children to full featured backpacking packs for growing teens. This Ace 38 model is perfect for kids who love the trail and want to try some serious overnight treks with their folks.

Green credentials: Osprey offer a lifetime guarantee on all their products. Osprey goal is to be the most progressive transparent and sustainable outdoor hard goods brand in the world aiming to become PFC free by 2022 as well as switching to recycled materials.

 

9. DARN TOUGH WOMEN’S BEAR TOWN SOCKS  £20

Perfect for hiking addicts, we love these adorable bear merino socks. With an unconditional guarantee for life, Darn Tough proudly sit behind their product – meaning if their socks aren’t the most comfortable, durable, and best fitting socks you have ever owned, then you can return them for another pair ….. true fact. Need I say more. Buy a pair for the lady in your life or ladies – pop one in your own stocking.

Green credentials:   Darn Tough uses ethical Merino Wool, sustainably sourced from sheep that are not exposed to the practice of mulesing.

 

10.  SHERPA WOMEN’S ANNAPURNA HOODED JACKET  £200

This puffer style jacket is perfect for keeping warm this winter in style. Forget bog standard down jackets – the Annapurna is filled with clever loose-fill insulation (designed by scientists) which mimics down when dry and is warmer than down when wet. Perfect as a mid layer for cold conditions or a stand alone piece in the city or countryside. 

Green credentials:  This jacket has a 100% recycled shell, the insulation is made from 3M™ Thinsulate™, a 75% recycled featherless insulation that replaces natural down but is warmer and dryer when wet. 

PLUS For every product sold, Sherpa provide education and resources for children in Nepal – for the entirety of their education, elementary through to college.

 

11.  MAMMUT MEN’S SLOPER T-SHIRT £39

A man can never have enough t-shirts and this comfy tee boasts construction from bioRe® cotton meaning it’s super soft and good for the environment. Perfect for any man in your life.

Green credentials:  Made from bioRe® cotton. Mammut’s commitment to banning environmentally damaging substances from supply chains is in full effect. We love they are not using leftover fabric scraps to make tees for their leftover collection.

 

12.  JONES FLAGSHIP SNOWBOARD FOR MEN & WOMEN.  £569

The daddy of all snowboards, the Jones Flagship snowboard is perfect for the super special person in your life. For men or women, this board is at the forefront of high performance sustainable snowboard design and kicks ass on the piste or in powder. If this incredible gift is wrapped under the tree with your name on the tag, boom you’ve hit the jackpot!

Green credentials: Jones Snowboards have completely redesigned their boards switching to Super Sap Bio-Resin and FSC certified recycled wood core. Super Sap Bio-Resin is a sustainable epoxy made with plant-based carbon instead of petroleum based carbon. The raw materials used to make Super Sap Bio-Resin are co-products or waste products of plant based industrial processes. Producing Super Sap requires 33% less green house gas emissions than conventional epoxy. Also feature recycled ABS sidewalls & steel edges

 

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