5 nature-friendly gifts for this holiday season

© CIFOR/Tomas Munita/Flickr Creative Commons

Finding the right gift for everyone on your list — while helping to protect the environment — is no easy task.

Fortunately, we’ve got you covered. 

Conservation International’s 2021 gift guide offers a variety of meaningful and unique items that give back to nature. Here are some of the top picks from our newest partners.

Mastercard - Sunda Pangolin

Mastercard teamed up with Conservation International to create the “Wildlife Impact Gift Card,” which features endangered species, along with an expiry date that shows just how little time humanity has to protect these animals from extinction. For every card sold, Conservation International receives US$ 1 to help protect wildlife around the world — from the Amazon rainforest to the African savanna. 


In partnership with Conservation International, the apparel company Conscious Step puts purpose in every purchase. Proceeds from its new line of socks and sweatshirts will go to Conservation International and other partners to help protect the habitats of vulnerable species — including sloths, sharks and koalas — featured in each design.

Razer Sneki Snek Plushie and Head Pillow

Reptiles are not cuddly creatures, but “Sneki Snek” — Razer’s chief gaming mascot — is huggable and helps protect trees. A leading lifestyle brand for gamers, Razer partnered with Conservation International to create the plushie snake and other merchandise A portion of the proceeds help Conservation International conserve forests around the world, with a goal of protecting a million trees. 


Designed by Alex Woo, the “Love Monkey” pendant is inspired by  the playful antics of a family of monkeys featured in the Disneynature documentary "Monkey Kingdom," which was filmed in Sri Lanka's ancient ruins. The pendant represents Maya — the film's clever and resourceful protagonist — curled up into a heart to symbolize her love for her mate and their newborn, Kip. Alex Woo will donate 20 percent of proceeds from sales of this design to Conservation International to protect nature. 


Rosenstiels, a U.K.-based fine art publisher, commissioned 12 artists and photographers to create a limited edition set of prints inspired by Conservation International’s work to protect nature. From stunning photographs of blossoming flowers to unique illustrations of ocean waves, each print in this exclusive collection will be limited to 25 copies — and all proceeds will be donated to Conservation International.

See the full Conservation International gift guide here


Kiley Price is the staff writer and news editor at Conservation International. Want to read more stories like this? Sign up for email updates. Donate to Conservation International.

Cover image: A caco plantation near the forests, in the outskirts of Coca, Napo Province. Ecuador  (© CIFOR/Tomas Munita/Flickr Creative Commons)