Give the Gift of Sustainability: Our Top 10 Picks from Outdoor/Lifestyle Companies


As the holiday season approaches, it's time to think about giving gifts that make a positive impact. In this blog, we've curated a sustainable gift roundup featuring 10 unique items from small outdoor and lifestyle companies across the US.


  1. Eco-Friendly Apparel by KŪMANA Activewear

With much of the activewear brands out there today, especially for Wahine, you begin to wonder what’s really the difference between all of them. Or maybe you are looking for a brand that aligns with your values and speaks to you with a bit of innovational flair and cultural responsibility. Enter KŪMANA, a Native Hawaiian owned activewear brand. Kūmana Activewear is made of pre-and post-consumer and industrial waste, things like carpets, fishing net, plastic bottles, etc. can all be recycled into nylon yarns. KŪMANA activewear collection features sports bra styles, a bike short, and three leggings each in two colors.  She uses classic and natural colors like fern, taupe, cream and black. Visit Kūmana Activewear

Kumana Activewear models

     2 .Reusable Adventure Utensils from Wahi

   Wahi's compact and durable reusable utensil set is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. Say goodbye to single-use plastic cutlery and embrace a more sustainable way to enjoy meals on the go. 

Our “first step” as a company is a bamboo drinking straw; reusable, sustainable, 100% from nature and after all is said and done, compostable. As I said, it worked for our family and helped us to live with less waste, hopefully it will work for yours. 

We are not artisans or craftsman but we are passionate about helping to raise awareness around plastic pollution and are excited to introduce and provide alternatives. Moving forward we are committed to sourcing goods and working with makers to create exceptional products that we feel are a great fit and align with our mission to live free of single use plastics. If you have an idea or if there is something specific that you’d like to see, we would love to hear from you! 

 Visit Wahi.

Wahi Cutlery Set

     3. Handcrafted Wooden Sunglasses by Lani Shades

Lani Shades was born out of the search for the perfect sunglasses to wear while sailing in Hawaii. Neither the ancient voyagers nor Captain Cook had the benefit of high quality UV400 polarized eye protection when they were looking at the sun to trim their sails or through the sun's glare to watch for reefs. 

Fast forward to today and sailors have many options and the crew at Sail Hawaii tried them all. Many sunglasses have been lost to the deep sea because they don't float. But even if they do float you're not going to jump in after them if the trade winds blow them off your face while sailing down huge swells across the Kaiwi Channel. If you're wearing wood sunglasses at least you can rest a little easier knowing that your sunglasses aren't adding to the serious and growing problem of plastic pollution in the ocean. Visit Lani Shades.

Lani Wooden Sunglasses

  1. Zero-Waste Outdoor Blanket from In2Green

   In2Green's outdoor blankets are made from recycled materials and designed for ultimate comfort. Perfect for picnics, camping, or simply enjoying the great outdoors while minimizing your environmental footprint. 

These 100% recycled polyester eco indoor/outdoor throws are rich and soft in texture as well as fade-resistant. Each throw upcycles 78+ plastic bottles. Visit In2Green.

Poly Tree Line Throw Blanket
  1. Biodegradable Phone Case by Pela Case

   Pela's biodegradable phone cases provide protection for your device without harming the planet. Choose a stylish and eco-friendly option that aligns with your commitment to sustainability. Visit Pela Case

Pela Case feature
  1. Solar-Powered Camping Lantern from LuminAid

   LuminAid's solar-powered camping lantern is a must-have for outdoor enthusiasts. Harness the power of the sun to illuminate your adventures while minimizing your reliance on traditional energy sources. Visit LuminAid.

  1. Reusable Beeswax Food Wraps by Meli Wraps

   Meli Wraps' beeswax wraps offer a sustainable alternative to single-use plastic wrap. Keep your food fresh while reducing your plastic usage and supporting a small, eco-friendly business. Visit Meli Wraps.

Meli Wraps Beeswax Wraps
  1.  Upcycled Rope Dog Leash from SeeTurtles.Org

   SeeTurtles transforms discarded ropes into sturdy and stylish dog leashes. Give your furry friend a sustainable accessory while supporting a company committed to upcycling.  Super strong dog leashes made out of upcycled fishing nets and waste fabric. Visit SeeTurtles.Org.

  1. Bamboo Fiber Travel Mug by The Future Is Bamboo

Discover the perfect blend of style, sustainability, and functionality with our Eco-Friendly Reusable Bamboo Fiber Cup. Designed for environmentally conscious consumers, this sustainable travel mug is ideal for enjoying hot and cold beverages on-the-go while minimizing your ecological footprint. Visit them here. 


  1. Winter Skin Kit by Surf Soap

    Of course, no blog would be complete without a shameless plug for our Winter Skin Kit. Complete with everything you need to keep skin soft, hair shiny, and lips happy this holiday season. The Winter Skin Kit includes: Aloe Cream, Coral Glow, and Better Butter. Check it out Here.

This holiday season, make a positive impact with sustainable gifts that reflect your values. Explore these thoughtful and eco-friendly options from small businesses, and give the gift of sustainability.

Checkout our entire Winter Lineup Here

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