It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year and everyone is Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree waiting for Santa Claus to come to town. Who am I kidding…we’re all frantically searching the Internet and running to our local mall to pick out the perfect gift for everyone on our “nice list”.
Luckily, our Isla Palenque mascot and favorite howler monkey Thurston has come up with a list of his “favorite things” this holiday season. Really, his favorite things are apple-bananas, beautiful tropical flowers and a tree top high in the jungle canopy. But considering this is the season of giving, he thought of others when creating this list. Thurston loves his island home and wants to preserve it for years to come, so he believes the act of giving should encourage maintaining our environment. That is why every gift on his list is eco-friendly and perfect for those who think green.
Enjoy a stomach-friendly cup of coffee that is 69.6% less acidic than hot brew. The Hourglass is eco-smart, stylish and BPA free. No electricity is needed which means you can enjoy coffee from the comfort of your own home or as far as a remote island in the Pacific. Boasting a stainless steel filter that lasts a lifetime, you never have to replace paper filters making this eco-friendly device cost about $.20 per serving. And, the portable Bean Kanteen keeps coffee fresh in the fridge for single serve coffee on demand. Now you can enjoy a great cup of Panamanian coffee and protect the environment.
Adorn your feet with a pair of eco-friendly sandals created by famous artist and surfer Robb Havassy. These stylish sandals are made from organically based recyclable bio-foam and are perfect for a day at the beach or a barbecue cookout. With a variety of graphic designs and colors that are sure to capture everyone’s attention, you’ll be able to accessorize any ensemble. These sandals are truly art for your feet.
Travel the world in style while treading lightly. The Freewheeler by Pantagonia is durable and repairable using recycled polyester for both the hard molded plastic and fabric components. Currently receiving a perfect ranking on their site, owners enjoy how well the product is built and its smooth wheeling ability. Pantagonia has a variety of eco-friendly bag options for all walks of life including slings, duffel bags and backpacks.
Discover unparalleled acoustics with a pair of Thinksound earphones made of renewable wood. Thinksound began with the goal to create incredible sounding headphones with the smallest eco-footprint as possible. They use PVC-free cables and beach-free packaging crafted from recyclable materials with minimal plastic components. Protect your headphones in a cotton carrying pouch sewn from renewable sources.
Own the world’s first eco-friendly watch. This sleek and trendy watch is made of real ebony wood sourced from sustainably managed forests, which means that for every tree used another is planted. No need for batteries because the energy for this self winding mechanism is generated by an oscillating weight activated by the movement of your wrist…how cool! Each watch is made by hand and delivered using prioritizing boat transportation, reducing CO2 emissions by 80%. With only 1,000 made, it’s the perfect gift for those who like to be original.
Shed some light on your hand with Acquarella nail polish. This fun, hassle-free nail polish can brighten any dull hand without the smell ofchemicals. It’s the world’s only truly safe nail polish that is both water-based and non-toxic. Acquarella also helps hydrate the nail, helping prevent chipping, peeling, and yellowing commonly associate with harsh conventional nail products. Its non-flammability makes it a perfect companion for traveling. Now pampering yourself is easier than ever.
And remember, don’t be a Grinch, use eco-friendly wrapping paper to decorate your gifts so you and yours can have many more White Christmas memories to come.