As Dr. Seuss once wrote, “I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.” Why not take his message to heart this year by buying that special someone in your life a gift that honors the trees for Arbor Day? Plus, green gifts are great for treehuggers too!
“Trees play an important role in the environment,” Christie Maruka, an avid gardener who has been featured on The Tyra Banks Show, CNBC and The Style Network, and owner of fashionfixnj.com, a personal shopping service in Oakhurst, told us. “If there’s ever an opportunity to buy something made from recycled paper, I would definitely suggest that over something that isn’t good for the environment. Everyone should play a role in creating a healthy atmosphere for our kids and generations to come.”
We asked Maruka to create a gift guide for any treehugger on your shopping list. Here are her top 5 picks:
Item: Tory Burch Lightweight Nylon Parka
Description: “This is super cute. It’s designed to stand up to the elements and it’s water-repellent and wind-resistant. It’s practical but stylish. I definitely think this would be a great piece for spring and summer.”
Where to buy it: http://www.toryburch.com/lightweight-nylon-parka/29461.html
Item: Fitbit Blaze Watch
Description: “Fitbit is a great way to track your activities, whether you’re gardening or hiking or anything outside. You can tell your calories and it’s inspiring to track your progress. You can also sync it to your phone or your computer.”
Where to buy it: https://www.fitbit.com/blaze
Item: Hunter Boots
Description: “I always wear these when I’m gardening because they’re such a sturdy boot. Nothing goes through them. They’re incredible. They’re a little pricey but such a well-made boot. Plus, they’re also waterproof and adjustable and available for women, men and kids.”
Where to buy it: http://us.hunterboots.com/
Item: S’well Water Bottle
Description: “Plastic bottles are dumped in landfill sites each year, which is horrible. These bottles are beautiful colors. They’re beautifully crafted. Who wouldn’t want this? They keep drinks cold for 24 hours and the company is fabulous about giving back to those in need. It’s perfect for somebody on the go!” It’s something anyone, but especially treehuggers, will enjoy.
Where to buy it: http://www.swellbottle.com/
Item: Potted Tree
Description: “Just go to any nursery and buy a small tree. Planting a tree is nice because you can plant it in memory of someone. You can plant trees in celebration of birthdays, anniversaries, any special occasion. You honor your loved ones while caring about the environment.”
Where to buy it: http://www.buyplantsonline.com/
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Fitbit Blaze Watch / Fitbit Inc.
Potted Tree / Wikicommons