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Gifts that Keep Giving

by Angelique Platas

Dec 18, 2017

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Whether shopping for your do-gooder children or hoping to inspire some sustainable practices, here are a few easy and thoughtful gift ideas for the environmentally and socially conscious gift-receivers in your life this holiday.

 

Causebox

Give back while shopping socially conscious brands by gifting a subscription to Causebox. Each box contains products designed for female subscribers that are handmade and environmentally friendly. Boxes include items that donate proceeds to charity and support fair-trade work in small economies.

 

brown paper packages tied up with string

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Shipping is free and subscriptions range by annual and quarterly commitments, $50–55. Enjoy thoughtfully curated boxes including an array of products from household items to snacks, gift cards, jewelry and accessories.

 

Causebox introduces well-made, thoughtful and useful products to customers to establish longstanding economic growth for small business around the world. Whether the kids live at home or away, everyone loves surprise mail including full-sized beauty products, handmade art, all-natural supplements and eco-friendly stationary with Causebox.

 

4Ocean

Stuff some stockings and support clean marine and beach life with 4Ocean bracelets. With each bracelet purchase, the 4Ocean team removes one pound of trash from the world’s oceans.

 

For $20, gift a beaded bracelet made of recycled water bottles and a stainless-steel 4Ocean charm. Each bracelet is waterproof, adjustable, durable and comes with a one-year warranty.

 

Plastic bag in coral reef

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Ambassadors and volunteers dedicated to minimizing waste in our ocean ecosystem compile the 4ocean team. Volunteers all over the world can contribute to the cause by actively cleaning up beaches and preventing pollution before it enters the ocean.

 

Offshore clean up and deep-sea diving crews work tirelessly to remove trash from our oceans and sort and clean recyclables to produce high-quality bracelets. Looking for an extracurricular activity for the kids this summer? Add the 4Ocean application with the bracelet and let the kids help in clean beach and ocean efforts all over the world.

 

Ooho

Cut down on waste, pollution and cost with revolutionary portable water, Ooho. Each Ooho “bottle” contains spring water enclosed in a plant-based lining completely edible and environmentally friendly. Send them along in care packages and gift baskets to the kids for travel, work, school and music festivals.

 

Each Ooho contains approximately one cup of water in formidable clear lining entirely made of plants and seaweed. Ooho water bottles are biodegradable in four–six weeks and can be flavored and colored. Like a piece of fruit, each water ball is fresh and has a shelflife of a few days. Resembling a crystal-clear water balloon, Ooho is a fun and sustainable way to stay hydrated on the go.

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