Eco-friendly gifts for kids and teens who are fighting for our planet. For good reason.
All gifts have been editorially determined by our staff. There has been no compensation for inclusion. (We know that's rare.)
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All discount codes in the 2018 guide expired 2018
All prices accurate at time of publication but subject to change.
Be sure to visit all of our 2019 Holiday Gift Guide categories for even more fabulous gift ideas!
From the 16-year-old who’s taking on the world…and winning.
$8.99, Amazon (but it’s better to download for Kindle or buy at your local book seller.)
Ethically made, eco-friendly, with alining from 50% PET — and built more walking, less driving.
Nothing helps you better appreciate the beauty of America.
$80/year, US Geological Survey site
We own them and love them.
$16 this set, GIR, with other colors available
Save 10% off entire shop with discount code 10COOL
10% of all the proceeds go to 1% for the Planet, to help create a healthier world.
$30/set of 3, PuraVida
Made from upcycled ocean plastic, removing 5 pounds of it for every bag.
Also keeps those devices charged via solar power — a huge asset during those long marches and protests.
$95 on sale, Solgaard
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(And what could be more eco-friendly than making sure you keep things you own as long as possible without replacing them?)
Attach the tags or stickers to anything you don’t want to lose — say, some of those new holiday gifts you’re buying? — and use your phone to locate it by sound or see it on a map. Brilliant! And we use Tile ourselves, so we can totally vouch for how awesome they are.
SPECIAL LIMITED TIME HOLIDAY OFFERS FROM TILE. THERE ARE MANY!:
Order the Tile Sticker 8-Pack at a great price, and you'll receive a Google Nest Mini free ($159.96 value!)
Save $50 on a Tile Sticker 4-Pack including a year of Tile Premium + a free Google Nest Mini
Save $30 on a Tile Essentials 4-Pack including 2 Stickers, 1 Mate, 1 Slim
Save $10 on a Tile Sticker 2-Pack
Save $5 on a single Tile Mate
valid through 12/31/19
donation amount varies, Nature.org.
Donation includes a year of Nature Conservancy Magazine
Enjoy 8 botanical flavors like Lavender * Lemongrass, Lemon & Thyme.
When you’r’e done, plant the stick and grow herbs and flowers. . How cool!
$20, Uncommon Goods
Our own younger teens are dying for this one.
$12, Love and Victory
15% off entire shop with code COOLMOMPICKS
To make it extra special, pair it with a special edition National Geographic S’Well water bottle.
Subscription $12-15, Nat Geo (for all devices)
Bottles $35, Swell with 10% off your first purchase
Hey, even our eco-kids can use a little reminder. Or a big one.
$7, Rosenkranz & Co
Save 20% sitewide with code COOLMOM20
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