By Ariel Shearer

A sustainably minded gift guide for those who love the great outdoors.


The Ruthsac backpack is built to last by social-responsibility leader The North Face. $89.

Lush soap bars

Handmade, cruelty-free shampoo bars from Lush pack in tins to cut down on plastic waste. From $11.

puffy Patagonia vest

The Nano Puff vest by long- time environmental champion Patagonia is fair-trade sewn and made from recycled materials. $149.

blue scarf

The Sunflower silk bandanna by Round + Square celebrates Equality Now’s international human rights work for women and girls (and ten percent of profits go to the organization). $58.

toothpaste tabs

Zero-waste Bite Toothpaste Bits keep plastic out of the oral-care equation. $12


The biodegradable bamboo toothbrush from Goodwell Co. is made from sustainably harvested bamboo and binchotan-charcoal-infused bristles. $7.

travel pouch

Sales of the organic cotton, Fair Trade-certified Honua pouch by Terra Thread support hungry families through Feeding America. $13.


Where to take it: With conservation written into Namibia’s constitution – and more resident cheetahs than anywhere else on earth – a ten-day tour with G Adventures rewards adventurous travelers with unforgettable wildlife encounters. The trip, in conjunction with National Geographic, includes a walk through a township and a cheetah conservation experience. Departures: Multiple dates through January 6, 2021.


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