02 December 2008

eco holiday gift guide: for the philanthropist

You know who they are, the person who says "I don't want any gifts, please!" Honor their wishes and get them the gift of compassion and good will.

Heifer International
Gift a goat (or other charitable gift) for a family in need

Oxfam Unwrapped
Invest in a small business, to help someone get started in the right direction

Center for Biological Diversity
Support their cause by making a donation in the recipient's name

The Nature Conservancy
Adopt an acre in the US or plant trees in Brazil in their name

Environmental Working Group
Get a Pollution Solutions Holiday Gift Bag when you donate

World Wildlife Fund
Adopt an endangered animal (symbolically, of course)

Farm Sanctuary
Adopt a farm animal like Susie Moo, here (you don't get to take her home)

Global Giving
A gift card so the recipient can decide where their donation will go
(Choose the email version to save resources!)

Or find their favorite cause on Charity Navigator.

Related post
more philanthropic gift giving

eco holiday gift guide: for mom

Whether she's a new mom or a grandmom, these gifts will warm her earth-lovin' heart.

Under $100

Lambswool Wrap - Natural
Lambswool Wrap - Natural
On sale $95
at VivaTerra

Beaded Scarf - Copper
Beaded Scarf - Copper
$78 at VivaTerra

Under $75

Cozy Knit Slipper Booties (sizes 7-8)

Cozy Knit Slipper Booties (sizes 7-8)

$69 at VivaTerra

Betty Bag
Betty Bag by Keen
(other colors available)
$65 at ebags
2 Days Only 10% Off offer: $58.50

Handwoven Basket from Darfur
$58 at GlobalExchange

Lotus Small

Lotus Bag (small)
by Helen E. Riegle
$55 at ebags
2 Days Only 10% Off offer: $49.50

Under $50

Chapati Candle Tray - Unscented
Chapati Candle Tray - Unscented
$49 at VivaTerra

Hand-beaded African Necklace
$42 at GlobalExchange

Enamel Flower Pitcher - Black
Enamel Flower Pitcher - Black
$39 at VivaTerra

Magical Shell Gardens (large)
Magical Shell Gardens (small)
$39 at VivaTerra

Under $25

The Art of Simple Food: Notes, Lessons, and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution by Alice Waters
$23.10 at Amazon

How to Cook Everything Vegetarian: Simple Meatless Recipes for Great Food (How to Cook Everything) by Mark Bittman
$23.10 at Amazon

Float Away Sleep-inspiring milk bath
$22.50 at Origins

Wood Earrings
Wood Earrings
On sale $21.56
at Organic Style

Weleda Baby Gift Tin
$20 at Beautorium

Amazon Harvest Coil Bracelet
$19.95 at OriginalGood

Farfalla Frangipani Shower Cream
On sale $10
at Beautorium