If you’re stuck for gift ideas for the person who loves things natural, wholesome, pure, or raw — whether it’s for a birthday, Valentine’s, or just to show you care…here’s my list of 40+ gifts for anyone with an affinity for nature.
This gift guide lists unique gifts for environmental lovers, the outdoorsy gal or guy, and where you’ll find a gift for nature lovers. It includes eco-friendly gift ideas based on natural, wholesome ingredients.
Fresh list of 40 gift ideas for nature lovers
I’m always adding or amending this full list of unique gift ideas for that special person. So it’s good to check back when it comes time for gift-giving.
National Parks pass
You can get a National Parks pass online at the official website of the National Park Service, or in person at any national park or federal recreation site that charges an entrance fee. Additionally, certain third-party vendors may also sell National Parks passes.
In Australia: Refer to the Parks Service in your state.
In the US: National Parks Service
Bird watching guidebook
If they appreciated birds, a gift like this will provide them with knowledge about different bird species, their antics and habitats.
It can also help them identify and appreciate the birds they encounter in the wild.
Binoculars for bird watching
A set of binoculars is a perfect gift for bird watchers. Being able to see birds up close and in detail in their natural habitat or at a distance without disturbing them is an advantage.
The binoculars are great to help identify birds and make it easier to record markings, sex, and other features of the birds spotted.
Herbal tea sampler
Tea drinking is a tradition shared by many people across the world. The greatness of drinking tea is its health benefits — research tells us that as little as a cup of tea a day may benefit heart health.
There are benefits of mindfulness in drinking tea. And, nothing beats sharing a woman’s joys and worries of the day with friends over a cup of tea.
Heavenly Tea is one brand with an assortment that’s organic and comes in eco-friendly packaging. Solstice Sweetheart is another.
Seed bombs for planting
Seed bombs are small balls made of soil and seeds that can be thrown onto bare patches of land, allowing plants to grow in areas that may have been neglected.
You can get these with seeds of herbs or flowers. There are also selections specifically for flowers for bees.
In Australia? check out the Lil’ Bit Bee Seed Bombs at Biome.com — These are organic balls filled with flower seeds that will bloom into beautiful flowers and nourish bees.
Scatter them anywhere you want to add some colour and enjoy the blossoms.
Also called ‘seed balls’ in the US, look up Amazon for different varieties of wildflowers according to your state.
Cilantro (aka coriander)seed balls specifically offer the added benefit of being able to grow a useful herb for cooking.
This not only supports the environment but also provides the opportunity to cultivate fresh, homegrown produce.
Nature Inspired Jewellery
Here are a couple of ideas if you are looking for unique handmade gifts for that birthday or online gifts for any occasion in the way of jewellery.
Your special person might like a pendant and earrings with sea glass – reflecting the energy of the ocean. Hand-made jewellery is available from Yinahawaii of Hawaii.
Gift Earth healing jewellery…
A chakra bracelet set is meant to bring emotional peace and balance the mind, body, and spirit.
Chaka bracelets with stones or crystals are said to help with grounding one’s thoughts and can help calm and relax or help with concentration and energy flow. Look for one that she can diffuse essential oils with for the different benefits they offer. A suggestion would be to include a good-quality essential oil set with this gift.
Another idea is to look for pieces made from organic materials like wood or stone, or jewellery that incorporates natural elements like feathers or shells.
There are so many eco-friendly options available, such as recycled metal or sustainable materials like bamboo.
Ultimately, the best choice will depend on the tastes and preferences of the person you are giving the gift to.
Butterfly habitat kit
A butterfly habitat kit is a unique gift that offers an opportunity to observe the fascinating life cycle of butterflies up close.
It includes a mesh enclosure, caterpillars, food, and instructions for care.
People who enjoy nature, gardening, or science would appreciate this gift. It’s also a great gift for children as it provides an educational and interactive experience.
An Outdoor Hammock
Solar powered phone charger
Nature photography book
A nature photography book can make a great gift for someone who appreciates the beauty of the natural world and enjoys photography.
It allows them to explore and admire the wonders of nature captured through the lens of a skilled photographer.
The book can serve as a source of inspiration, relaxation, and education about different species and environments.
In short, it’s an ideal gift for nature lovers and photography enthusiasts alike.
Sustainably-made reusable water bottle
Sustainably made reusable water bottles are environmentally friendly and reduce the amount of plastic waste in landfills and oceans.
They are cost-effective in the long run as they can be refilled with water instead of purchasing disposable plastic bottles.
Getting a good brand means you’ll have a gift that’s durable and will withstand daily use, making them a practical gift.
Anyone who is environmentally conscious and wants to reduce their carbon footprint would appreciate a sustainably made reusable water bottle as a gift.
Also, those who lead an active lifestyle, such as hikers, runners, or gym-goers, would find them beneficial as they can easily carry water with them on the go.
Nature sound machine
A nature sound machine can provide a calming and soothing atmosphere, helping individuals to relax and de-stress.
It can also mask unwanted noises and create a more peaceful environment for sleep or meditation.
People who enjoy nature, struggle with sleep or anxiety or appreciate a peaceful ambience may love a nature sound machine as a gift.
Small Travel White Noise Sound Machine
See it at Amazon
A compost bin
Here is a gift idea for the environmentalist who likes to garden or just reduce their carbon footprint.
It is an eco-friendly way of turning kitchen vegetable scraps into healthy fertile garden soil. It has an option of charcoal filters to help trap and control odours.
A modern-style compost pail for the kitchen is a better option than a normal bin.
A great gift idea for those who like to recycle biodegradable scraps.
You can get premium-grade stainless steel options that are rust-resistant and won’t leach toxic chemicals, but I like the idea of a kitchen composter that is naturally appealing and made of sustainable and/or repurposed material. There are ceramic and bamboo fibre options that fit this.
Wildflower seed packets
Wildflower seed packets make great gifts because they offer the recipient the opportunity to cultivate beautiful and diverse gardens that are beneficial for local ecosystems. They are easy to use.
People who love nature, gardening, or sustainable living would appreciate wildflower seed packets as a thoughtful and unique gift.
By giving a gift of wildflower seed packets, we are helping to create more habitats for bees, which in turn helps them to pollinate plants and crops.
This helps to maintain biodiversity and ensures the health of ecosystems.
As well, bees play a crucial role in food production, as they are responsible for pollinating a large portion of the world’s crops.
By helping to protect and support bee populations, we are also helping to ensure a sustainable future for ourselves and our planet.
An outdoor blanket
Lightweight Beach Blanket
Available at Amazon
An outdoor blanket is a versatile gift that can be used for a variety of outdoor activities such as picnics, camping, beach trips, and concerts.
It is designed to be durable, waterproof, and easy to carry, making it a practical and convenient choice for those who enjoy spending time outdoors.
Anyone who loves spending time in nature or enjoys outdoor activities would appreciate this gift, especially if they like to travel light and have a comfortable spot to relax no matter where they go.
As well, an outdoor blanket can be a thoughtful gift for families with young children, as it provides a safe and clean space for kids to play and rest while outdoors.
Zero waste starter kit
Sustainable Products For the Home Kitchen
See it at Amazon
Suitable for Succulents
Available at Amazon
Nature-themed adult colouring book
A nature-themed colouring book can be a great gift for anyone who loves spending time outdoors, appreciates nature’s beauty, or simply enjoys colouring.
It provides a way to unwind and relax while creating something beautiful. Colouring books are also a great way to reduce stress and anxiety and can be a fun activity to do alone or with friends and family.
With a nature theme, the colouring book offers a variety of intricate designs featuring plants, animals, and landscapes, allowing the user to connect with nature and unleash their creativity.
Biodegradable sunscreen helps reduce the amount of harmful chemicals that end up in the ocean and other recreational water bodies.
Biodegradable sunscreen is perfect for anyone who spends a lot of time outdoors, especially those who enjoy water sports or activities. It is also a great gift for those who are conscious of their impact on the environment.
A set of gardening gloves can be a practical gift for nature lovers who grow a food garden or native plants.
These gloves can protect their hands from cuts, scrapes, and dirt while they tend to plants.
They can also help prevent blisters from repetitive tasks like digging, weeding, and pruning.
Gardening gloves made from sustainable and eco-friendly materials make a great choice for the environmentally conscious.
Reusable produce bags
Reusable produce bags are perfect for those who care about the harm from plastic debris in the oceans or in reducing their carbon footprint since plastic is made from fossil fuels.
Just imagine that each bag eliminates 1000 single-use plastic bags over its lifetime – wow!
Also, colour-coded tags that indicate bag size are useful. They help with organizing and identifying the right-sized bag for different produce types.
I recommend choosing bags made of unbleached cotton, grown organically, rather than nylon or polyester because they are more eco-friendly in their manufacture and are biodegradable.
Check out the Biome store if in Australia.
Wild animal tracking guide
Animal Track Flash Cards
Solar Collapsible LEF Lantern
Recycled plastic bird feeder
A recycled plastic bird feeder provides a way to attract birds to their yard or garden.
These feeders are made from materials that would otherwise end up in a landfill, making them a sustainable choice.
They are durable and can withstand harsh weather conditions, ensuring they will last for years.
Bird watching is a popular hobby for nature enthusiasts, and a bird feeder provides an opportunity to observe and appreciate different species up close.
Plant identification app subscription
Here are some plant identification apps that are available by subscription:
- GardenTags – Plant ID & Care
- Garden Answers Plant ID
What you’ll find is that most of these are free but offer more value with a subscription.
Subscriptions will vary, but they can range from $20 to $50 per year depending on the app and its features. Garden Tags for example is about $30 for a year’s subscription.
These apps use advanced image recognition technology to quickly identify a plant a user wants to know about to help them learn about the greenery around them.
Eco-friendly hiking shoes
Eco-friendly hiking shoes are made with sustainable materials and are often recyclable.
Someone who enjoys hiking and nature would appreciate these as they align with the values around preserving nature by contributing less to environmental harm in their manufacture.
The cost of eco-friendly hiking shoes varies depending on the brand and materials used, but they typically range from $80 to $200.
Herbal candle set
Outdoor cooking kit
A compact outdoor cooking kit gives the outdoor enthusiast the freedom to explore remote areas without sacrificing the comforts of a hot meal.
Cooking outdoors can enhance your connection with nature, as you become more aware of your surroundings and the resources available to you.
A cooking kit also reduces the need for disposable utensils and plates, making it an eco-friendly option for outdoor enthusiasts. If you’re interested, check out my article covering some best outdoor cookware sets.
Beekeeping starter kit
Hydroponic herb garden kit
Compostable phone case
This phone case is made from natural, biodegradable materials that can be broken down and returned to the earth after use.
Nature lovers would appreciate this as it is a sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to traditional phone cases that often end up in landfills.
Compostable phone cases can be found online or at specialty eco-friendly stores.
For example, you can get these at Biome – an Australian online store.
A nature-inspired wall decor
A nature lover would appreciate wall decor that brings the outdoors inside or presents that earthy feel. Here are five ideas:
- Botanical prints: These prints showcase the beauty of plants and flowers and can add a touch of colour to any room.
- Landscape photography: Stunning photographs of natural landscapes can transport nature lovers to their favourite outdoor destinations.
- Macrame wall hangings made from natural fibres like cotton or jute
- Hand-painted nature-inspired murals or wall art made from recycled materials
- Wall-mounted planters filled with air-purifying plants like spider plants or snake plants.
Organic cotton or hemp t-shirt with nature design
They might appreciate receiving an organic cotton or hemp t-shirt with a nature design as a gift.
Organic cotton is grown without the use of harmful pesticides and chemicals, making it a more eco-friendly and sustainable choice.
Then there is hemp, which is grown using far less water, pesticides, and fertilizers compared to traditional cotton farming. It also has a shorter growing cycle and can be grown in a wider range of climates.
Using hemp for t-shirt production can be a more sustainable choice for the environment.
The nature design on the shirt would resonate with their love for nature and the environment.
Wearing it expresses their passion for nature and promotes sustainable fashion choices to others.
Reusable bamboo utensil set
Eco-friendly rain poncho
Biodegradable rain ponchos, made of recycled materials, are available and can be seen at Paddimac Rainwear (not affiliated).
A nature lover venturing into rainy terrain would appreciate it being an eco-friendly alternative to traditional rain ponchos, reducing waste and environmental impact.
It can be used multiple times and is easily packable, making it a practical addition to any outdoor excursion.
A classic gift offering is a mug because just about everyone uses a mug. And some of us enjoy having a special mug that expresses the things we love.
So why not a nature-inspired mug for that lover of the wild?
There’s a lot to choose from. They might like one with an earthy look or one with a slogan like “easily distracted by birds” or “nature is my therapy”.
A DIY birdhouse kit
Portable camping shower
A portable camping shower is a convenient and practical solution for those who enjoy outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, backpacking and beach or lake swimming.
It’s versatile in that not only does it let you maintain personal cleanliness but can act as a reservoir for water for washing dishes and other camping gear.
I’m sure a nature lover would appreciate a durable canvas type like the one shown rather than a plastic version.
Nature scavenger hunt game
This gift idea is for the younger budding nature lover or the young at heart who love to have family fun.
Eco-friendly yoga mat or meditation cushion
Traditional yoga mats are often made from non-biodegradable materials that can contribute to landfill waste.
Eco-friendly mats, on the other hand, are made from natural and renewable materials such as rubber, jute, or cork.
These materials are also free from harmful chemicals that can be harmful to both the environment and our health.
By using an eco-friendly yoga mat, nature lovers can practice yoga with a clear conscience, knowing that they are doing their part to protect the planet.
If they are into meditation, they may appreciate a new floor cushion to support their practice.
I wrote about the different types of meditation cushions in my guide on buying the best meditation support.
For yoga mats and floor cushions that are eco-friendly, check out these places:
Where to buy in the US & Canada: Meditationbench.com is a family owned and run business with all pillows made at their shop in the Sierra Foothills of Northern California.
Australia & New Zealand: StretchNow has been established since 2002. They offer a range of eco-friendly yoga and meditation products.
What about a potted lemon balm plant? Lemon balm has many benefits.
You can find out more about this gift of nature in my article Lemon Balm Benefits: What is Lemon Balm Good For?
A subscription gift for self Development
Gift her a ‘gym membership for the mind and heart’.
By this, I mean an online program that offers tutorials, challenges, and meditations for self-transformation. This is a way of living – Find out more here.
My article on meditation for beginners covers why and how a sound meditation practice is a great gift for the self.
Where to buy nature-inspired gifts
The above selection includes gifts for outdoorsy women as well as gifts for nature lovers, or women who just prefer natural, eco-friendly, and sustainable products. It includes organic gift baskets. I hope you’ve found something to inspire you.
I hope you gleaned some ideas from those special gifts for him or her. If not…Where else to find unique gifts for friends of the Earth?
- In Australia, see Biome Eco Store!
- In the US and elsewhere, see Life Without Plastic or Amazon, click here!
They’ll appreciate your unique gift idea.
Tip: Share this article with family and friends as a way of giving them ideas for you or someone close. Hint at the idea # you’d like or suggest what could be there.
We hope you find something among these unique gifts for nature lovers.
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