The Rainforest Alliance’s Holiday Gift Guide

November 17, 2010

With the holiday season fast approaching, it’s time to start looking for the perfect presents for your loved ones. The Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal, the Rainforest Alliance Verified™ mark and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) logo are your assurance that goods and services are produced in a way that protect wildlife, water and soil, where workers and families benefit from good working and living conditions, decent wages, health care and education.

Check out our green gift guide for the environmentally savvy.

For him: Give him the gift of music. Jack Johnson’s latest CD, To The Sea, is packaged with sustainable FSC certified paper.

For her: Pamper her with a variety of Alba Botanicals skin and hair care products, made with Rainforest Alliance Certified Andiroba and Brazil Nut Oil.

For the kids: Foster their creative spirit with an art easel by Eco Tots, made from FSC-certified wood. Be sure to include FSC-certified paper, so that the kids can make art the sustainable way!

For the foodie:You can’t go wrong with a basket of gourmet foods, including teas, coffees, chocolates and fruit! Choose products bearing the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal, which can be found in all major supermarkets and specialty retailers. Check out the special holiday coffees by Caribou Coffee, Reunion Island Coffee,Timothy’s Coffee and Gloria Jeans!

For the traveler: A fun-filled adventure is at your fingertips. Search SustainableTrip.org for eco-friendly hotels and lodges in Latin American and the Caribbean, where local communities are treated with dignity and cultures are respected. And, if you’re flying on American Airlines, British Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Asiana or Al Nippon, enjoy the complimentary Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee served onboard or in lounges.

For the person who has everything: What do you get someone who has everything? A rainforest of course! Donate to Adopt-A-Rainforest to support conservation programs run by the Rainforest Alliance’s partner organizations in Latin America.

Need additional ideas?

Take the spirit of giving further this year. Shop for your holiday gifts at the Rainforest Alliance’s holiday auction and you’ll also be supporting sustainability! Hurry - Bidding closes December 10 at 1pm EST.

And don’t forget a gift membership to the Rainforest Alliance, a gift that gives back to the planet the whole year through.

Season’s Greetings!

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