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Each year, many of us spend hours trying to find that “perfect” gift for family, friends and coworkers … only to throw our hands up in frustration and settle for gift cards instead. This holiday season, why not make it a special one by giving the gift of trees!

For those on your list who want something more tangible to unwrap, consider supporting our planet by checking out some of American Forests’ partners who each give a little bit back when you shop:

Eddie Bauer: Since 1995, this company has asked customers to consider adding a dollar to their checkout total to plant trees with American Forests. To date, more than 5 million trees have been planted as a result. Make sure you select the “add a dollar to plant a tree” option at the checkout to help us plant 5 million more!

Origins: All-natural skincare products that help plant trees might sound too good to be true, but Origins’ Plant-A-Tree initiative with us has helped plant more than 265,000 trees worldwide. A good option for the family member who wants to look good and do good, too.

Reveal: This partner offers a selection of nature-friendly cellphone & kindle cases as well as bags, all beautifully designed and made from sustainable and recycled materials. What’s more, this company also plants trees with American Forests, so your gift helps us give back to the earth.

American Forests staff with new "One S'well, One Tree" bottles.
American Forests staff with new “One S’well, One Tree” bottles.

S’well: A newer partner of American Forests, S’well’s water bottles are made from non-leaching and non-toxic stainless steel that will keep cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot. With the sale of each American Forests bottle, the organization will plant one tree.

Uncommongoods: A cornucopia of useful items, gifts that wow and nature-inspired products. This site not only offers gifts that are unique, but it also allows customers to select a charity to receive $1 upon checkout — we hope you’ll pick us!

WeWood: Originating in Florence, Italy, these eco-chic fashion watches were introduced to the United States in 2010. Made from repurposed wood, they can be found in both men’s and women’s styles. Each watch sold plants a tree with American Forests.