The holiday season is officially upon us — let the shopping begin! When buying gifts for friends and family, we’d like to help you out with some suggestions of amazing gift ideas that will not only excite your loved ones, but they’ll help benefit our forest ecosystems across the U.S. and throughout the world. This 2016 American Forests’ Holiday Gift Guide is full of great products from our corporate parnters. When you purchase these gifts, you’re helping to support our work. ‘Tis the season for giving… and that includes giving to our forests, too!
1. Eddie Bauer
This holiday season, encourage friends and family to get outside with gifts from Eddie Bauer. The active outdoor brand offers premium-quality outerwear, apparel, footwear, accessories and gear to inspire and enable you to live your adventure. Eddie Bauer products are available online at www.eddiebauer.com and at more than 330 stores in the U.S. and Canada. Plus, when you make a purchase at Eddie Bauer, you have the option to donate to The One Tree Initiative in support of American Forests — each dollar donated helps plant one tree!
This holiday season give the perfect gift that also gives back. Origins Feel Good Candle not only helps spread good cheer with its luxurious design and aroma, but also helps the earth. Origins plants a tree through American Forests’ Global ReLeaf program with the sale of every pine, spruce and orange Feel Good Candle. This do-gooder candle is crafted from recycled wine bottles and features a soothing array of seasonal scents. The cotton wick and wholly plant-based formula are earth friendly and allow for hours of good feelings.
3. Whole Foods Market®
It’s that time of year again — the holiday season is upon us! This year, get your Christmas tree at your local Whole Foods Market®. Through their partnership with American Forests, they’re planting a tree in a forest in need of restoration for every full-sized Christmas tree they sell. Last holiday season, 70,000 trees were planted together — help plant even more this year and get some great tree care tips by visiting www.wholefoodsmarket.com/holidays/tips/christmas-tree-tips.
Every time you shop with UncommonGoods, you can choose American Forests at checkout through the Better to Give program, and UncommonGoods will donate $1 on your behalf. Together, we’ve planted more than 300,000 trees together! UncommonGoods is providing two more opportunities to support American Forests this holiday season. On November 22, UncommonGoods will be honoring American Forests through the #GiveEveryTuesday campaign — make sure to support American Forests on UncommonGoods’ social media channels! The following week, UncommonGoods will be doubling all donations for orders placed on Giving Tuesday (November 29).
5. Amour Vert
Earth-friendly ethics and the importance of giving back — these are the values that drive Amour Vert. Every item they make or sell, is produced 100 percent sustainably, and most of it’s even made right here in the USA. They also plant a tree for every tee they sell in partnership with American Forests. This Holiday Season, Amour Vert thinks it’s more important than ever to give thanks to our global community, so they’re upping the ante. Starting on Green Friday (aka Black Friday) through Christmas Day, for any item purchased from Amour Vert, they will plant 5 trees! In addition, American Forests members can receive 20 percent off their purchase through the end of the year. This is a great opportunity to gift products that give back to the environment. Use code: GIVETREES. This holiday season, give the gift of good products and good feelings. Valid 11/25-12/25.
When it comes to holiday shopping, they’ve got you covered! Bambeco is a premier brand for sustainable home goods. Not only will every purchase of one of our unique products plant a tree, but they are giving you 25 percent off. Use code: AMERICANFOREST16 on their site when you check out at www.bambeco.com.
Give your friends and loved ones a special gift that keeps on giving this holiday season — a gorgeous wooden watch from our partners, WeWOOD. For every timepiece and eyewear sold, WeWOOD plants trees with us! We’ve planted nearly 150,000 trees together already, and we’d love to plant more this holiday season! View their current watches at us.we-wood.com.
EcoBee’s Naturals Powder Free Nitrile Exam Gloves are inspired by nature! The 300 piece compact packaging reduces the amount of waste by up to 60 percent with soft and stretchy formulation and excellent tactile sensitivity. It comes in two fun colors — Glacier Blue and Forest Green.
Smock has lots of great and unique holiday gift ideas for you to consider this year! Calendars, coasters and notebooks are just a few of the options. The best part about it? Their products are sustainably printed on bamboo paper or 100 percent recycled paper. Start shopping now: www.smockpaper.com.
10. MOBY Wrap
Earth-mama style has never been more beautiful. The Tree Hugger bundle includes a new MOBY Wrap, Wood Bijou Teething Jewelry from Maya & Max and an Eco Clutch, a beautiful and durable on-the-go must have that’s made from recycled plastic bottles. Take your pick of a MOBY Wrap in either the Tree Design or Organic. MOBY celebrates an ongoing partnership with American Forests, planting one tree for every MOBY Wrap Tree Design.
11. Third Eye Pinecones
Third Eye Pinecones are a unique new form of organic jewelry, hand-crafted from the center of the world’s densest Pinecone. Each pendant elegantly displays the sacred-geometry at the heart of all living things, connecting us to the forest as we go about our day. For each pendant sold, a new tree is planted in collaboration with American Forests — assuring that every Third Eye Pinecone is a gift back to nature.
12. Kanak Naturals
Having a holiday party this season? Kanak Naturals’ products are excellent alternatives to traditional paper-based disposable dinnerware products. But, they also know that forests are still under threat around the world. That is why Kanak Naturals partners with American Forests and has committed to plant one tree for every pallet of Sugarcane or Bamboo plates sold. Best of all, while you are giving to your family and friends, you are giving back to the Earth!
13. American Bonsai
American Bonsai is a proud supporter and partner of American Forests in their efforts to protect and restore native forests across the United States. For every American Bonsai tool purchased, they plant a native tree through American Forests’ restoration efforts. The ancient art of bonsai brings miniature potted trees into your home and backyard. As an American Forests patron, please enjoy 10 percent off AmericanBonsai.com this holiday season to explore the world of bonsai.
Happy Holidays from the DropMint Team! They are proudly dedicated to donating one tree through American Forests for every laundry order they receive. DropMint is also excited to begin their annual toy drive giving back to children in San Diego for the holidays! Check them out at ilovedropmint.com. They also give a free holiday cookie with every pickup!
15. Forest Souls
To the seekers of inspiration in nature, explore the world of Forest Souls to create, grow and balance your energy while wearing their energizing and most unique casual apparel! Trees are planted for every Forest Souls item purchased through their partnership with American Forests to keep balance in nature! Use promo code BLACKFRIDAY for 20 percent off on Black Friday.
16. The Macallan
Trying to decide on a beverage for your next holiday get together? The Macallan has recently introduced a new product — Double Cask 12 Years Old. With traditional Sherry-seasoned casks from both sides of the Atlantic, and defined by an unmistakable American Oak style, Double Cask brings a unique new style of The Macallan to complement the existing core range. With a suggested retail price of $65 per bottle, The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old is available now at your local fine spirits purveyor. For more information, visit www.themacallan.com.
17. Shrineridge Apparel
Shrineridge Apparel has a great gift option this holiday season — their Park Series shirts! These shirts are celebrating our country’s beautiful parks in a simple, yet stylish design. The Park Series shirts along with every shirt they print are part of the “Tees for Trees” program. For every tee purchased, they plant a tree through American Forests.
18. ZEAL Optics
For every pair of goggles sold this Holiday Season, ZEAL Optics will work with American Forests to plant a tree in your honor. Why? Because trees are the gifts that keep on giving. Skiing, riding, hiking, camping… healthy forests are vital in all of our lives as outdoor enthusiasts.