Holiday gifts you can feel good about giving

Holiday gift-giving can be fraught. Finding the right gift for everyone on your list — something heartfelt yet useful, meaningful yet affordable — is no easy task.

Finding the right gift for the environmentalist in your family can seem even more daunting.

Fortunately, we’ve got you covered.

Conservation International’s 2018 gift guide offers a range of unique items that you can feel good about giving — meaningful ideas that give back to nature. Here are some of the top picks from Conservation International’s newest partners.

1. An international trip with Omaze

Omaze, an online fundraising platform, offers the chance to win once-in-a-lifetime trips, and by donating to win one of the trips to places such as Chichén Itzá, the Taj Mahal or the Great Wall of China, you would be giving back to nature. Fifty percent of the net proceeds go directly to Conservation International’s global conservation efforts.

2. Nua Natural Co. skin care

Nua Naturals, an all-natural skin care company based in Brazil, has partnered with Conservation International to donate 10 percent of their profits to protect tropical rainforests in Brazil. Nua Naturals’ products include a variety of body oils made with sustainably harvested seeds, nuts and fruits grown in the Amazon.

3. Home decorations by Bloomist

Bloomist, a natural home décor and design company, has partnered with Conservation International to protect forests through the Protect an Acre program. Bloomist offers a variety of eco-friendly décor, including rustic vases and pots and decorative flowers that you can feel good about giving, and getting.

4. Elephant socks by Conscious Step

These bright blue and green elephant socks by Conscious Step support rangers to combat wildlife trafficking. Each pair is Fair Trade-certified, made with organic cotton and embroidered with an elephant to represent your commitment to protecting elephants. For every pair that you purchase, Conscious Step, in partnership with Conservation International, will help end wildlife trafficking.

5. ‘Still Fresh’ hat by Together Good[s]

This trendy baseball cap by Together Good[s] helps to protect freshwater. For every hat you purchase, Together Good[s] will donate $10 to Conservation International to aid work in freshwater conservation.

Check out these items and more here. Happy shopping!

Olivia DeSmit is a staff writer for Conservation International.

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Photo courtesy of Bloomist.