Christmas Gifts With An Impact
Wow- it's December already?! Where has the time gone! 2020 hasn't been the best year for many but it's not too late to find small ways to turn that around; make it through to the end of this blog and you might unravel a gift.
Here are 5 perfect Christmas gifts you should consider for your beach loving friends and family (p.s. don't forget to support small businesses):
1. If you're a big beach-goer and have sadly seen how much plastic and trash ends up on the beaches, landfills, etc. going zero waste and encouraging others to go zero waste will help support the preservation of beaches and a little at a time, we can gradually being to off-set the waste others are outputting. Have you heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? It's an unintentional man-made island and trash vortex the size of Texas in the North Pacific Ocean. A Zero Waste Starter Kit will help him or her in their venture of living a more waste-free lifestyle.
2. This is the perfect stocking stuffer. If he or she is always outside or at the beach- they need a quality reef-safe sunscreen. The absence of oxybenzone and octinoxate are important ingredients to look out for in listed ingredients of sunscreens. These chemicals are harmful to corals and can cause sunscreen-induced coral bleaching, so look for them in the ingredient list. You can dramatically notice the different in a healthy ocean by the presence of healthy reef ecosystems. While sunscreen is not the only factor in the cause of dying reefs, it definitely takes it's toll. Raw Elements USA is a great reef safe sunscreen if you're not sure where to start!
3. This is probably one of my personal favorite gifts- adopt a coral in their name! By adopting a coral through the Coral Gardeners, you can support those healthy reef systems. The gardeners will go out, plant a resilient coral that have been proven to survive bleaching agents. This is such a thoughtful gift that helps to make a direct impact on the health of the ocean.
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Which product/gift idea is your favorite? If you use any of these, don't forget to let us know. Wait there's more! Is there someone special in your life that you feel could use a little extra love this holiday season? We would love to send them a free pair of sunnies! Send an email to Taylor@Woodies.com and tell us about them.