Top 10 sustainable holiday gift ideas

During the holiday season, it can be frustrating buying gifts that might end up just cluttering your loved ones’ homes. We’ve put together some ideas for gifts that are healthy for the planet yet still thoughtful and enjoyable.

Here is our list of 10 no-clutter, environmentally friendly holiday gifts:

1. National or California State Park annual pass

Give the gift of exploring California’s diverse and beautiful Natural Parks. From beaches to forests to deserts, our state is blessed with a multitude of stunning landscapes. For California State Parks, you can purchase an annual day use pass gift certificate, which can be used at these State Parks. You can also buy an annual pass for these National Parks.

2. “Adopt” an endangered animal

A fun and adorable way your gift can better the environment is through the “adoption” of an endangered animal. World Wildlife Fund and National Wildlife Federation are two of the many organizations that offer this fun and impactful gift option. You can choose from a wide variety of wild animals.

3. Classes and workshop passes

There are so many classes offered nowadays, from online language classes to pottery to cooking and more. Maybe your loved one always said they wanted to take a certain class but never got around to signing up. Help them get started on learning something new!


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