Gift ideas for lovers of nature
Shopping for an environmentalist, outdoorsy person, or gardener can be tough. Getting that perfect gift that they’ll use, that’s good for the planet, and that doesn’t cost a million bucks takes some savvy shopping.
Sycamore staff members are here to help you out this holiday season. Check out these ideas and add your own in the comments!
p.s. You’ll notice that a lot of these gifts are linked to Sycamore’s Amazon Smile account. If you purchase the items through the links provided, Amazon will donate a portion of the funds to Sycamore — completely free to you! All your Amazon shopping can benefit Sycamore if you use our special link. We also encourage you to shop locally. Thank you!!
For every person who purchases this excellent guidebook, Steven will donate a portion of the proceeds to Sycamore! (20% per Sycamore member; 10% per non-member — join today!)
The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
Indiana Field Guides from the IU Press
Orchids of Indiana by Michael Homoya (speaker at this year’s Annual Celebration!)
The Sibley Birds Coloring Field Journal by David Allen Sibley
Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots? by Carmela LaVigna Coyle, Mike Gordon, and Carol Gordon
Simple Suppers by Moosewood Restaurant (cookbook)
A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold
Bird Songs Bible by Les Beletsky (ed.)
The Warbler Guide by Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle
Bringing Nature Home: How you can sustain wildlife with native plants by Douglas W. Tallamy
Gift cards to restaurants that sponsor Sycamore, like Upland Brewing Co., Laughing Planet, and Oliver Winery!
Garden & Home
Goat milk soap by The Goat Conspiracy, made in Bloomington
Candles made from recycled Boylan Soda bottles
Earth Drops Soaps, made in Bloomington and available at many stores around the state and beyond (follow the link)
Seed Savers Exchange seeds, books, kits, and gift cards from a fabulous Iowa nonprofit
JL Waters & Co. is our favorite local store (Bloomington) for outdoors gear