Summer babies, raise your hand! My whole family has birthdays, special anniversaries, and other gift-worthy events all Summer long.
I am completely devoted to Summer and have committed to choosing eco-friendly products everywhere I can. I have been working to be more conscious of not only the products I buy but those that I gift to others! Join me as I share some of my favorite gift ideas and how each company is committed to doing their part for a healthier, better planet.
Check out these 4 great eco-friendly gift ideas! I only share companies and products that I have done research in and truly believe are better for our planet than their alternatives. I am an ambassador, affiliate and cheerleader for these businesses and may earn commission if you click through and purchase items on their respective sites when using my links and special discount codes! By supporting these companies, you are also supporting my small business and I truly appreciate you.
Sand Cloud had a dream to create a more sustainable version of the age-old beach towel. Their towels are made with 100% organic Turkish cotton. It is sand-resistant, lightweight, quick-dry material, the perfect design for easy travel and storage. I’m excited to try their other eco-friendly products like the reef-safe sunscreen and reusable glass bottles!
A portion of each sale is donated to marine conservation organizations like the Hawaiian Wildlife Fund and Surfrider Foundation! If you have friends or family who want to #savethefishies, Sand Cloud is a great place to start!
Mermaid Straw makes everything so cheerful! The whole family loves to use the utensils and I’m pretty sure it has gotten my kids to consider trying food that they might not have before! This company has a lot of wonderful gift ideas for mermaid-lovers, marine conservationists and anybody who loves a little extra color in their day! Down to the packaging, Mermaid Straw walks the eco-friendly walk with zero plastic.
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I absolutely love Pura Vida’s story! Two friends named Griffin and Paul took a trip down to Costa Rica. After a fun, laid-back day, they ran into two artists named Jorge and Joaquin. They caught the simple beauty of Costa Rica by using colorful string for their bracelets. Unfortunately, like many artisans, they were struggling to make ends meet. Griffin and Paul asked them to make 400 bracelets for them to take back to the US to sell.
Those bracelets were sold in just a few days at a boutique. They weren’t just a beautiful piece to wear, they were a celebration of the simple life, or “Pura Vida”, Spanish for “pure life”. I’m sure we could all use a little more “Pura Vida” now and always.
They have since grown their family to over 800 artists from Costa Rica, El Salvador and more. They have also partnered with over 175 charities around the world, raising over 2 million dollars a number of environmental and humanitarian causes. To boot, their packaging is biodegradable!
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The Sak sells accessories that include many different types of bags, wallets, backpacks, and recently added sandals to the collection! I particularly love their Spring collection with shades of guava, honeydew and lavender. They also have a Seascape print under their “SakRoots” section. These are part of an EcoTwill collection that uses recycled water bottles!
The Sak is committed to 100% sustainability by 2024. Their three pillars are products, people and planet. They are working to ensure that their processes and materials are sustainable, to create a lasting connection with their artisans, employees and customers, and to make a positive impact on the eco-system through related charities.
“Plastic Sucks. It’s time to make the switch in style.” * I am an Mermaid Straw Ambassador. All opinions of this product are my own.
If it wasn’t obvious by now, we are big fans of camping! We love the outdoors and the minimalism (ha!) that comes with it! Thankfully,