It’s that time of year again, when it’s finally time to play Christmas music and put up the tinsel. And there’s nothing better for getting in the holiday spirit than a new sustainable gift guide! If you’ve been following us for a while, you know that we at Everblue believe in low waste, low impact gifting that doesn’t harm our oceans. Some of the easiest and cheapest ways to gift sustainably are thrifting, making gifts, devoting time to loved ones, or donating to ocean conservation organizations (check out our first gift guide for tips on all of these! https://www.oceaneverblue.org/post/everblue-s-sustainable-gift-guide).
If you choose to shop for new items, our friends at SeaBlue Collective have made ocean-friendly shopping so easy!
SeaBlue has grown their sustainable family so much in the last year and are a great way to shop for everyone on your list, while also supporting small business owners who love the ocean! Check out their website for compostable phone cases, sunscreen that’s actually reef-safe, natural skincare products, beautiful clothing and swimwear, and so much more! Click through to their website https://seablue.co/ to explore all of their beautiful, sustainably made products and read inspiring stories from the many vendors!
In addition to sustainability, Everblue believes in supporting BIPOC-owned businesses, many of which we highlighted in our 2020 gift guide. Click the link below to check them out! https://www.oceaneverblue.org/post/everblue-s-sustainable-gift-guide-2020.
Finally, we wanted to celebrate a friend of Everblue who started her own small business this year! Zofia Knorek, graduate of the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology and current PhD candidate, is engaging her creative side through sassy, spunky, and sustainably made t-shirts, greeting cards and stickers. If you love ocean-themed puns, check out her Etsy shop here! https://www.etsy.com/shop/zofiology/
However you choose to give, we hope your holiday is filled with joy and that you can (safely) gather with family and friends this year. Happy holidays from the Everblue Team!