If you’re stuck for gift ideas for the person who loves things natural, wholesome, pure, or raw — whether it’s for their birthday, Valentines, or just to show you care…here’s my list of 40+ gifts he or she may like. These gift ideas suit 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.
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.
- Gifts for wildlife lovers
- Ecofriendly gifts for environmentalists
- Fresh nature-inspired gifts delivered
- Green gifts – plant ideas
- Nature Inspired Personalized gifts
- The nature inside gifts
- Book gifts for nature lovers
- Outdoorsy gift ideas
- Pure natural gifts for her
- Beautiful organic gift baskets
- Where to buy nature-inspired gifts
- 5 ideas of a gift for nature lovers @ Zero cost
Gifts for wildlife lovers
What do you buy a wildlife lover? The ideal gifts for those with a soft spot for wildlife or for someone who ‘wants nothing’ materialistic is a gift of an adoption. Some people just don’t want any more clutter or they feel they have everything they need right now. So this is a perfect gift for them.
Gift of a snow leopard adoption
A wildlife caring gift for nature lovers…Give an adoption kit for a snow leopard.
The Snow Leopard is a threatened species in need of conservation.
Adopting a threatened species is one of those environmentally friendly presents for women who are animal lovers.
The adoption kit for the Snow Leopard includes a plush toy snow leopard + a certificate. What animal-loving woman would resist this gift of nature?
Adoption of a wild dolphin Gift
Is she or he a lover of ocean life?
Adopting a marine animal is a gift for those who support marine conservation – adopt a dolphin.
Australian icon: Adopt a wild koala gift
The wild koalas of Australia have been affected greatly by bush fires, which have decimated populations and left many injured and in need of treatment.
Adoption of a wild koala as a gift helps with the rescue and treatment of sick and injured koalas and their release back into their natural environment where possible.
It is also a gift that will help the environment as it supports the conservation and expansion of koala habitat and research expanding current knowledge about their habitat, disease, nutrition, and habits.
You can find out more here.
Adopt a tree Gift
You can also adopt a tree through the Orangutan Project.
This supports a tree planting program to reforest land and expand the orangutan habitat areas. This will is also a cheap ecofriendly gift as you can choose from as little as $10 for one tree.
Ecofriendly gifts for environmentalists
Wanting ideas around gifts for environmentalists? What about items that support the plastic-free movement or are eco-friendly in reducing the carbon footprint, or promote animal rights, or care for the wildlife?
Plastic pollution is a huge environmental issue and meaningful gifts for the environmentalist include those that help reduce or avoid disposable plastic.
Look for good environmentally-friendly gifts such as these…
Environmental friendly 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 eliminating 1000 single-use plastic bags over its lifetime – wow!
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 biodegradability.
Also, color-coded tags that indicate bag size are useful. They help with organizing and identifying the right sized bag for different produce types.
Reusable food wrap to replace plastic film
What about beeswax food covers?
These covers are what the environmentally conscious are using.
Why use beeswax wraps? They replace plastic film as wrapping or covering of produce or other foodstuffs. They can be used over and over again, can be washed, save money, and are so much better environmentally.
They are easy to clean. It’s one of the many great gifts for environmental lovers available online.
Where to get reusable these food wraps? I wrote an article on how to make beeswax wraps. If you are handy enough, you can make these yourself. You will also find a sustainable gift idea selection at Life Without Plastic.
In Australia? Check out the Biome Eco Store for beeswax wraps or other gift ideas that are environmentally friendly.
A room by room guide on eliminating wasteful use
Looking for more unique gifts for her or him, the environmentalist?
What about a book on the ‘how-tos” and tips for reducing waste? A book I found inspiring is Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste, by Bea Johnson. I think it would be an ideal gift as it works through each room of the house and has a ton of tips to help you with homemade solutions.
A kitchen composter
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 odors. 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 fiber options that fit this.
Fresh nature-inspired gifts delivered
Looking for sustainable gift ideas delivered to the door? Here are a few options for green gift ideas for that special lady.
Healthy meal kits delivered to the door
Give someone the pleasure of a weekly menu of healthy meals sent to the door. They might like one or all of these meals meat-free, since a plant-based diet is more sustainable for the planet.
For the environmental health buff short on time, this is the perfect gift for her. Taking the pain out of meal planning.
Saving time are gifts any busy someone would appreciate, in addition to enjoying healthy food.
Options can depend on where you live. So check out the providers in your area.
Apart from fresh food to your door and not having to think about ‘what to cook tonight’, the benefits speak less wastage of food and reduced food packaging going to landfill.
Gifts of flowers aren’t necessarily unusual gifts.
Flowers make typical birthday gifts for women. They also make great ‘just because’ gifts for anybody. Say it with flowers!
According to Feng Shui, fresh flowers attract healing energy and give off a calming, soothing effect to the viewer.
They are perfect Valentine’s day gifts, or for any occasion. They are the classic gift for women, especially on Valentine’s day, which started back in 18th-century England and continues today.
‘easy to care for’ plant
Looking for green gifts? They’ll probably appreciate a nature’s gift rather than anything artificial.
Plants are great for uplifting the energy in a home. Just like fresh flowers, they attract healthy growing chi. Plants filter the air and add so much vibrancy.
If you loved one is a lazy gardener, succulents are easy to care for and for that reason, especially popular. They require little water.
Air plants (Tillandsias) need little care. Known as nature’s true wonders, they are the lazy gardener’s ideal companion.
Because Tillandsias (air plants) are becoming endangered from over-collection, make sure to buy air plants that are grown 100% in greenhouses and not taken from the wild.
Tillandsias require no soil and usually grow attached to objects, which can be done with tie wire or hot melt glue. They require a spray of water weekly or more or less often, depending on the area.
Green gifts – plant ideas
More plant ideas… gifts of green.
A friendship tree Gift
Plant a friendship tree together. Offer to buy a tree and plant it together in a place that has meaning for you as a symbol of your friendship.
Lemon balm plant
What about a potted lemon balm plant? Lemon balm has many benefits. Apart from culinary use, lemon balm is said to aid digestion, prevent weight gain, soothe toothache, stress, and anxiety, and improve brain function.
You can find out more about this gift of nature in my article Lemon Balm Benefits: What is Lemon Balm Good For?
Gift a tree (Bonsai Kit)
How about a gift box with everything she’ll need to start and grow a Bonsai garden. Bonsai trees can be created of Jacaranda mimosifolia, Pinus aristata, Delonix regia, and Picea mariana, as examples.
Make sure the seeds are of good quality and grown organically. Choose an item with everything she needs: for example, apart from the seeds, does it have starter kits, which often include peat discs, biodegradable growing pots and what about an instruction manual?
Growing and tending to bonsai trees has a number of health benefits as it relieves stress and can provide a sense of reward.
Nature Inspired Personalized gifts
Some people do like to have something personalized, especially jewelry with special meaning. Here are a couple of ideas if you are looking for unique handmade gifts for that birthday or online gift for any occasion in the way of jewelry.
Handmade jewelry gifts
What about jewelry that hints at nature.
Your special person might like a pendant and earrings with sea glass – reflecting the energy of the ocean. Hand made jewelry are available from Yinahawaii of Hawaii.
You can customize the order and choose birthstone designs. Freshwater pearl and sterling silver charms are some of the added options.
Gift Earth healing jewelry
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.
The nature inside gifts
Journals that make great green presents
Get them a not-so-ordinary journal, one that’s nature inspired.
An option is a nature journal to record observations while outdoors.
Nature journals are a great way to reflect upon and capture nature that inspires our connection with the world around us and keeps us grounded and balanced.
The two examples shown here are both step-by-step guides.
The Law’s Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling and Keeping a Nature Journal are two ideal gifts for nature lovers.
These will help them capture details of what she sees when outdoors enjoying nature.
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.
Eco friendly floor cushions for meditation
Whether they are a novice or well into meditation, they may appreciate a new floor cushion to support their practice.
You’ll find the different types of meditation cushions to suit in my guide on buying the best meditation support.
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.
Treat her to a retreat
Let them relax completely and dedicate time to her wellbeing and self-care. There are so many ideas to delve into, including soul searching journeys.
Give them a gift of personal renewal and revitalization with a day pass to the Wellness in the Wilderness — held at Beechmont in the beautiful Gold Coast hinterland. This is a program that has been professionally developed by a leading positive psychologist, wellness coach and yoga instructor, and nutritionist.
A month’s worth of happiness
How about a month of inspirational messages?
The Glass KindNotes LOVE Keepsake Gift Jar of Messages is a novel gift idea. With inspirational messages for various occasions to choose from. She’ll have a daily kind note from you for a month.
This would make an ideal gift for a long distance love relationship, for just starting out, or for times when circumstances keep you apart.
Book gifts for nature lovers
Are they a bit of a bookworm? Books are awesome present ideas for nature lovers. How about finding a gift among Amazon’s books of the month?
Otherwise, here are more ideas on literature gifts.
Give them the luxury of physical books that express an yearning for escapism.
There is just something about physical books over digital text that’s alluring. Books are popular gifts for people who are bookworms or seekers of knowledge or personal growth.
A brand spanking new book has ‘their name’ written all over it. The following are some books that would make great gift ideas for the environmentalist or someone wanting to get in touch with nature (within or surrounding them).
I loved this book – the way it is written resonated with me and I’m a nature lover.
Author Julia Baird has little nuggets of natural phenomena blended with history and culture. Because she is an ocean swimmer she focuses mainly on ocean phenomena. The author is Australian but is globally renowned having lived overseas. She refers to the Australian environment but also captures aspects of nature around the globe.
I was given this book as a birthday gift and thoroughly recommend it.
Wild and Free
(A Hope-Filled Anthem for the Woman Who Feels She is Both Too Much and Never Enough)
For a woman to know she is more than “I am not enough”. I enjoyed this book, Wild and Free, which was also given as gift. It holds inspirational stories and addresses being wild in free in the sense of being true to the nature within. Jess and Hayley write from a Christian focus.
Looking for something more environmentally themed? If they are someone who likes more in-depth reading, she might love these…
Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring is a classic of the environmental literature of the twentieth century. I read this one during my undergraduate studies, inspired by an environmental science lecture about Rachel Carson. What a legend that lady was, and for an inspirational leader of a woman for that time.
Carson was a female biologist who took on government scientists over DDT and other pesticides that she could see were killing the birds. Hence the name.
This book launched an environmental movement during the time of the ‘Green Revolution’.
The Hidden Life of Trees
(What They Feel, How They Communicate―Discoveries from A Secret World)
Forester and author Peter Wohlleben describes his experiences and the research that shows how trees live like humans do in families.
A fascinating story based on field research, and a bestseller.
Outdoorsy gift ideas
Here is a selection that may suit the one who loves being outdoors.
Vacation at a state or National Park
There are group outing programs that you could organise as a gift. These are offered by local and state parks, e.g. Connecticut’s Great Park Pursuit.
You could organise a camping trip or a stay in a cabins among the woods.
Backpacking is a great way for them to get out into nature and see the world. Whether it is hiking trips or backpacking, or simply getting outdoors, having the right gear will make all the difference.
For one, having the right cookware can make or break the outdoor experience. I wrote an article on the best backpacking cookware that could help you out with that unique gift for the outdoorsy person.
Unique gifts for outdoor lovers – outdoor clothing
Do they love outdoorsy clothing? Whether it’s water sports, skiing, or just being outdoors that they’re into, there’s plenty to choose from. The new season and new styles of clothing are always popular for
Places to shop for outdoor clothing:
- UK: Shop Volcom and enjoy Free Standard Delivery on many orders!
- US and International: Amazon has a great selection of outdoor gifts for women — See details!
- AU and International: Click here to see the range at Wilderness Wear for “Outdoor technical clothing created from passion, conscience, and insight for those special people among us who search for quality, purpose, and inspiration!”
Practical gifts for outdoor lovers
Gifts for the outdoor lover can include a backpack made from natural material.
The one shown has plenty of compartments and will work equally good as a hiking backpack, shopping daypack, or work or office rucksack.
This 21L backpack can manage a tablet or laptop up to 14″ in a padded compartment. Comes in black, army green, and khaki.
More earthy unique gifts
Indulge the woman who loves to feel the earth beneath her feet. Barebottoms shoes are an option. These are a summery boho look for the Earth-loving woman who wants to feel the grass, the sand, and soft earth, and a connection to nature’s energy.
The minimalist Xero sports sandals are an option for anyone. They are designed for the trail and so are great for the outdoor gal or guy who enjoys hiking or running. They allow feet to move naturally with minimal build up between the wearer and the ground.
For more designs and information on why barefoot shoes rock, see my article on barefoot running shoes.
These are ideal gift ideas for environmentalists or the nature enthusiasts who like to feel the earth beneath them.
EXPERIENCE GIFTS FOR outdoor lovers
Classes on the art of living wild…
A women’s adventure gifts
Help satisfy her desire to explore the world.
Pure natural gifts for her
Looking for all natural gifts for her? A chemical-free range, all natural ingredients are eco friendly gifts she may like.
Give her a gift of natural skin nourishment
A woman who is in touch with nature will want personal products that are free of artificial and synthetic ingredients. Twenty8 have a range of chemical free skin products. This is an Australian brand.
From the makers of Twenty8: “Each product is carefully formulated to balance, replenish and restore the skin as well as enhance the ultimate feeling of self-love with kindness around being your own best friend.
Every time you use Twenty8 you are connecting to the same feelings you would find being in nature. And with that comes a deeper level of self-love and acceptance and a reminder that you are truly beautiful and significant.”
Get her a gourmet collection of tea
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 the 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.
Consider this ecofriendly tea tasting assortment. The Heavenly Ten set shown includes 9 flavors stored in reusable tins, which come packed in an eco-friendly gift box.
This Heavenly Tea assortment comes in an ecofriendly gift box. You can get this and a tea maker or infusers to go with it at Amazon — Check the price.
Treat her to 100% pure natural oils
In choosing all natural gifts for her, you can’t go pass a selection of essential oils that are of organic therapeutic grade. There are many uses and benefits of essential oils that she’ll love. For one, the aroma helps in calming and centering.
The oils are ideal for skincare or for use in diffusers, vaporizers, or humidifiers, and are
The 10 piece selection shown includes tea tree, lemon, lavender, sweet orange, rosemary, lemon grass, frankincense, peppermint, eucalyptus, and cedarwood of the highest grade therapeutic oils.
These are therapeutic grade essential oils. The set comes in a wooden box for neat storage. You can get this set at Amazon, where you can also check out the benefits of each of these essential oils — See details.
In Australia? Check out the pure essential oils from Twenty8. These are 6-star, pure, and organic.
Organic gifts for her and her baby
She’ll love an organic gift set if she is a new mum who cares about the products she uses on her skin and on her baby.
This makes an ideal choice if you are looking for organic gift ideas for the new natural mum. The gift box includes a stainless steel tea infuser ball, a salve for baby’s diaper area and all-purpose salve and lip balms for mom.
The herbal tea leaves are organic, fair trade, and kosher. The selection of licorice root, raspberry leaf, rosemary leaf, and skullcap herbs is known for hormone balancing, mineral density, and soothing properties.
The salve is paraben free. The packaging is BPA free. Gift idea for the new natural mum. You can get this organic gift idea at Amazon! — See details.
Does she like boho? How about a macrame wall hanging
This is a decor gift for the lady who likes bohemia style. She’ll appreciate something made of natural fiber, and not of plastic if you are thinking of gift ideas for her home decor.
The simple macrame wall hangings are hugely popular right now. This can be a piece to sit on the wall above the head of her bed or on a wall in the hall over a couch or by a window.
These macrame wallhanging
Does she like natural fragrances in her home?
In natural woodgrain, a Zen Breeze Essential Oil Diffuser looks great and will fill her home with aromas of nature.
She can add her favorite natural oils to add a sense of calm, uplifting energy, or romance to her place.
This home diffuser will hint of the sea breeze.
Check out the price on this
Beautiful organic gift baskets
Choose one of these beautiful organic gift boxes for women. These are some of the most popular organic gifts for women online.
Natural handmade olive oil soap
These gift sets make great ladies’ birthday gifts.
This 4-pc set contains coffee exfoliating soap, purifying charcoal soap, rose oil moisturizing soap, and a wooden soap dish.
Organic gift sets handmade soaps
More gifts for organic lovers…
Check out this 4-pc organic soap gift set. Soaps are handmade and involve a blend of vegetable, fruit, and seed oils, and shea and cocoa butters. This organic and all natural soap is scented with 100% pure aromatherapy grade essential oils. She won’t know whether to shower with it or eat it….
The manufacturer claims no animal testing, no pesticides, no preservatives, and no petroleum byproducts. have been used in the creation of this product.
This one is packed with ecofriendly shred and elegantly boxed. Each soap is wrapped in handmade Japanese washi paper. You can custom order your choice of soap blends.
These sets make great anniversary, graduation, or birthday gift ideas for women who like wholesome products.
Bath bomb gift set
Handmade birthday gifts for her (wife, girlfriend, mom, daughter, sister)…
The gift set of 6 handcrafted bath bombs shown below comes in environmentally friendly elegant packaging, which she’ll appreciate. Also, the fizzies in this set contain no harsh or toxic stuff according to the seller. The basic ingredients are baking soda, dead sea mineral salts, essential oils, and organic shea butter.
This set of bath bombs will make a great birthday present for her or for any occasion. They are handcrafted in the USA and the flavors: “Just Relax”, “Relaxing Detox”, “Bedtime Ritual”, “Muscle Relief”, “Joint Relief” and “Get Well Soon” speak for themselves in terms of benefits.
Therapy spa kit
This set contains 2 large organic honey oatmeal soaps, 6 mini soaps, lip balm, 2 Konjac sponges, and 3 cotton spa headbands.
All soaps are hand made. Scents are pure essential oils.
Product is made in the USA.
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.
5 ideas of a gift for nature lovers @ Zero cost
I’ll start with these great gift ideas that will suit the nature lover who’d appreciate a meaningful gesture or a personal touch.
These budget-friendly ideas make unique gifts and you’ll find them helpful if you are skint right now.
Ideas here involve either direct experience with nature or inspire a wild connection.
1. Outdoor adventure coupon book
Create coupons for nature activities that you commit to taking them on.
Here are some ideas:
- a day hike,
- fishing trip,
- a stargazing date,
- wildlife watching,
- whale watching,
- camping, or
- forest bathing.
Put the DIY coupons in an envelope. Decorate it if you wish. Add a date for redemption as well so that they know you are serious.
2. Nature themed gift basket for the gardener
Collect some native plant seeds and put them together with a few gardening items in a basket.
You could decorate a pre-loved basket, upcycle an empty cooking oil tin, or similar. Items to include could be gardening gloves, tools, or kneepads, a local guide to native plants and animals they attract, depending on your budget.
To save money you could assemble your own guide by searching online for local information.
4. Leaf garland
Collect some dried tree leaves, decorate them with paint and string them along a piece of cord to form a pretty garland.
5. Gift Ideas for tree lovers – Adopt a local tree
Identify a biologically or culturally interesting tree in a nearby area. Adopt the tree to mark her celebration. Give it a special name that has meaning for both of you, if you like.
Go on outings to sit and enjoy the tree together. Observe seasonal changes, the wildlife it attracts. Take photos to give a timeline of the tree growth as your friendship grows. As a kit, you could include a digital or a physical adoption book to record observations and photos.
These notes could help projects like nature’s notebook, which would also be a meaningful gift to science and in understanding climate change effects.
There’s also the ‘adopt a tree program’ for as little as $10 a tree that I mention below.
Hope this has been helpful!