Gifts For The Adventurer That Give Back This Season

Gifts that do good for more than one person are always a smart choice in the season of giving. Thankfully, companies and products these days are emphasizing more and more the importance of encouraging others to enjoy the adventure while making a bit of difference along the way.

There are hundreds of brands partnering with humanitarian organizations this holiday season and we want to spotlight a few perfect gifts to support the adventurers in your life with both the products AND the causes they care about.

There’s something for everyone when you pay it forward with gifts that give back.

Adventure Bands by The Bucket List Family

Adventure Bands gifts
Photo courtesy of The Bucket List Family

With travel, culture, and service in mind, Adventure Bands were created for the free spirit. They were designed by The Bucket List Family to support the building of a school in Nepal.

Each band represents a different element of life: land, fire, air, sea and space. Wear them in your hair, or use them to clean your gear. This is a versatile gift for the avid adventure-seeker. Each purchase will aid in educating and protecting children that are at risk of human trafficking.

Brooks National Parks Trail-Running Shoes

Brooks Yellowstone National Park Trail-Running Shoe gifts
Yellowstone National Park – Photo courtesy of REI

Throughout the world, more than 100 million people run outside. Brooks is doing their part to give back by supporting the National Parks Foundation. When an item from their National Parks Collection is purchased, five percent of the wholesale cost is donated. Wear your favorite national park and conserve the outdoors. Available in men’s and women’s sizes.

Grounds & Hounds Coffee Three Blend Starter Kit

Grounds & Hounds Three Blend gifts
Photo courtesy of Grounds & Hounds

Grounds & Hounds combines two true loves: coffee and dogs. With each purchase, they donate 20% of all proceeds to a no kill rescue organization. They even make the decision process easier by offering a starter kit. Three incredible flavors for one major impact. The donation from your purchase goes directly to one of their rescue partners closest to you. It’s true that, “Every pound saves a hound.”

Ten Tree Spade Hoodie

Ten Tree Men's Hoodie gifts
Photo courtesy of Ten Tree

How do you spell comfort? Ten Tree offers eco-friendly clothing and accessories for both men and women. Now is a great time to get your hands on items from their Winter Collection. With each piece of clothing purchased, Ten Tree will live up to their name. They have planting projects throughout the world, and have committed to planting ten trees for each item. Register your trees, and watch your impact grow.

Wandering Bison Trailhead Candle

Wandering Bison Trailhead Candle gifts
Photo courtesy of Wandering Bison

Wandering Bison believes that nature is necessary, and so do we. They make each candle with gratitude for the outdoors and for human existence. With a passion for connecting freedom and land, they have committed to Patagonia’s 1% for the Planet campaign. Proceeds from candle purchases are donated to The Trust for Public Land. Surround yourself with the smells of nature.

LifeStraw Go

LifeStraw Go gifts
Photo courtesy of LifeStraw

LifeStraw has become a staple in the travel and adventure community. They are making huge strides to provide clean drinking water throughout the world. Their innovative products are driving the sustainable market. With each LifeStraw purchase, you gain access to safe drinking water, and you become part of the solution. Watch your impact as you Follow the Liters throughout the world.

Love Your Melon Beanie

Love Your Melon gifts
Navy Speckled – Photo courtesy of Love Your Melon

It gets cold outside, and your head loses a large amount of body heat. Stay warm with a Love Your Melon beanie.  With each purchase, they donate 50% of the profit to a nonprofit partner in the pediatric oncology field. You can fund cancer research initiatives and provide immediate support for families and children battling the disease. Love Your Melon works to create adventures for children with cancer that they will never forget.

GoodSpread Peanut Butter

Good Spread Peanut Butter gifts
Photo courtesy of Good Spread

This peanut butter makes for a great stocking-stuffer! Whether on the trail or traveling abroad, this is the perfect snack for the adventurer on-the-go. Good Spread was created with a cure in mind. A jar of Good Spread sends a treatment of MANA Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food to a malnourished child. Put a dent in global malnutrition by purchasing one of their four delicious flavors.

Apache Pine Wooden Watch

Apache Pine Watch gifts
Ridge Bamboo Watch – Photo courtesy of Apache Pine

Remind yourself to keep exploring by wearing it on your wrist. Apache Pine wooden watches are hand crafted to do just that. Designed by adventurers, each product is unique and created around their own personal roots. Never lose sight of the good times you have in the outdoors. For every order, they donate one meal to a child in a developing country.

Conscious Step Socks

Conscious Step gifts
Protect the Ocean – Photo Courtesy of Conscious Step

Socks are one of the most given gifts of the holidays. Keep up the trend and make it worth while with Conscious Step. These socks manufactured responsibly with fair trade cotton, and they make a huge impact. With every pair of socks purchased, a donation goes directly to one of their nonprofit partners who are making tangible changes in the world. Pick your socks and your cause.


Rethink your strategy and find the perfect gifts that give back this season. Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Bethany Green
Bethany Green

Youth Inspired Coordinator

Co-founder of High Tide Adventure, a nonprofit crafting unique opportunities for today’s youth to develop leadership and social skills through adventure and service experiences.

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