10 Sustainable Gifts to Scratch off Your List

Have you started your holiday shopping yet? Not sure what to get that person who already has everything?

Well, look no further! We’ve  selected some of our favorite climate-conscious gifts for everyone in your life. Sustainable gifts help create a better future for us and the lives of generations to come. Plus, who doesn’t want to be the envy of fellow tree-volutionaries?

For the Tree Person:

Give a Tree

Gift giving got you stumped? Branch out and surprise loved ones in your life with a tree! For as little as $25, you can show them just how much you care while taking steps to care for the planet. Every donation comes with a specially designed card or certificate with a personal message from you! It’s a great way to send a warm season’s greetings while also supporting the planting and care of thousands of trees devastated by drought and rising heat.

Membership to the LA Arboretum

Bring the beauty of LA’s 127-acre botanical garden to your favorite tree person this year! A membership to the Arboretum is also the gift that keeps on giving, too. Each membership offers free admission to more than 300 participating gardens throughout the United States and Canada, discounts on most classes, workshops, lectures, tours, family programs and much more!

The California Guide to Trees!

What’s better than a book all about our state’s beautiful trees? With more than 150 species, this book is the perfect guide to help you spot the trees that shade our parks, grace our yards, and line our streets.

For the Gardener:

Rain Chains

Rain chains are a beautiful addition to any garden to slow, sink and spread those precious drops back into the ground or a rain tank. What’s even better? Every storm, they can look forward to the soothing sound of trickling water.

Rain Barrels

Learn how to collect and conserve rainwater year round is a great first step into greener living for that conscious gardener in your life. Did you know with just four rain barrels can collect up to 200 gallons of water in just one storm!? Think about all the free drinks you could give your plants and trees when the rainy season is over! Rain barrels really are the gift that keeps on giving back.

Native Wildflower Seed Packets

Wildflowers– the perfect stocking stuffer for a climate fighting gardener! Choose from a variety of California native plants and watch the joy on your loved one’s face grow alongside their newly planted native beauties all year long.

For the Eco-Adventurer:

National Park Annual Pass

Give the gift of adventure this holiday season! No outdoorsy friend or loved one is complete without their annual pass to the more than 2,000 National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands. It’s a perfect gift to hike, camp and explore all year long.

Southern California Hiking Guide

This guide is the perfect accessory for the hiker in your life. Whether they are just starting to explore SoCal’s trails, or they’re a seasoned expert, this is the perfect guide. Check it out and see some of the region’s best trails that includes topographical maps, elevation profiles, full-color photos and hikes-at-a-glance charts to help find the perfect trek easily and quickly.

REI Hiking and Camping Classes

Make sure your adventurer is prepared for their next trip by gifting them one of REI’s hiking and camping classes! Topics range from tying basic knots all the way up to wilderness survival skills. Nothing is better than the gift of knowledge.

For the 4-legged friend:

TreePeople Pet Membership

Don’t forget about your pet this holiday season! Support our park now and buy a pet membership for your beloved furry friend– 100% goes to keeping the park open for all our furry friends for years to come. Each membership includes free access to Coldwater Canyon Park, a monthly copy of our online newsletter “Dig In” and a beautiful TreePeople pet bandana! For more info, call 818-753-4631 or email membership@treepeople.org.

We hope this guide helps you spread the green holiday cheer all season long!

Happy Holidays!

By Caitlin Dunham

After graduating from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a degree in Forestry and Natural Resource Management, Caitlin discovered a passion for working in social media and marketing and eventually found her way to TreePeople. With her unique forestry and marketing background, Caitlin is now growing and thriving within TreePeople’s Yurt Village. She loves that she can bridge the gap between science and marketing and is at the frontlines of educating Angelenos on trees and how they can save LA.