Now’s the time to finish up that Christmas shopping. With just ten days left until the big day, you want to make sure you get everyone done on your list and wrap up the final pieces.
Thankfully, our friends at the Rainforest Alliance have put together their annual green giving guide, featuring gifts that give back to the planet. Just like us, they believe in choosing presents that bear the Rainforest Alliance CertifiedTM seal, the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) logo or the Rainforest Alliance VerifiedTM mark. These gifts will make you feel good knowing that you’re supporting farmers, foresters and tour operators who have adopted sustainable practices that improve their local communities, protect wildlife and conserve ecosystems.
Here are some of their favourites… and ours, too!
For the kids
Are they looking for fun on wheels? Surprise them with a cool skateboard from Grow Anthology— all skateboards are made using sustainable wood from FSC-certified forests. Grow Anthology also plants one tree for every board it sells!
For the tech-savvy
For the foodie
Gift a gift basket packed with indulgent treats. Chocolate, coffee and tea from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms are available at most major supermarkets and specialty stores. J.K. Adams and Epicurean also offer gorgeous ranges of cutting boards made with FSC-certified wood.
For the musician
Do they think they’re the next Eric Clapton? Well surprise them with the ultimate gift that rocks, a guitar from Martin Guitar or Gibson. These guitars are made with FSC-certified wood from trees grown and harvested in ways that protect both the land and its people.
For the adventurer
If what they need is fun in the sun, search SustainableTrip.org to find eco-friendly hotels, lodges and other businesses in Latin America and the Caribbean. [If you travel on American Airlines, British Airways, Asiana Airlines or Al Nippon Airways, you’ll also enjoy complimentary Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee onboard your flight!]
For the person who has everything
How about a rainforest? Make a tribute gift to Adopt-a-Rainforest to support conservation projects run by Rainforest Alliance partner organizations in Latin America.
Enhance your holiday decorations with some beautiful blooms! Be sure to choose flowers grown on farms that protect people and the planet — just look for the green frog seal at Costco, Sam’s Club, Whole Foods Market and Walmart.