Gifting season is upon us and as a sustainable brand we feel it our duty to remind you that gifting is about more than price tags and the latest trend. It is about showing our care, love, and appreciation to those closest to us. During the rush of the holiday season, we remind you to slow down, create lasting memories with good people over good food, and give back to those around us. And if you are gifting this season, we encourage you to ask others what they need, consider experiences over material items, and support small, local, and/or sustainable businesses.
Now, if you or a loved one are in the market for a super cute, super sustainable carryall, cooler, lunch bag or wine tote, we have curated the perfect Out of the Woods® gifting guide.
Wishing you and yours the very best this holiday season!
They are outside more than they are indoors, always posting pictures on a hike or scaling the side of mountains. Whether it’s fast paced or a slow, stride through nature, we have the perfect lineup for your favorite adventurer.
The Busy Mom
No matter the Mama, they are usually running around doing something. Whether it be running to work, corralling crazy kids, traveling, or working out, we got the perfect totes to help her keep it all together (not that she needs us for that, Go Mom Go!).
The Dad Who Has Everything
You can’t get him another golf or beer themed gift. I mean you can but we are trying to be more creative! The Dolphin Cooler is the perfect Dad-approved gift, because it isn’t technically golf or beer themed, but it does fit perfectly in a golf cart and can easily carry a 12-pack. That counts right?
The Guys/Brothers/Boyfriends We Are Never Sure What to Get
A few months ago I gave my boyfriend the Dolphin Mini so he could take his lunch to work in something other than reusable grocery bags (he got points for the reusable part). He loved it! But then he lost it (classic). So now he is using the Walrus Mini lunch in Ebony and is equally excited! He even asked if it came in more colors. It does! Definitely guy approved.
Whether it's high school or college, there is one thing most students need: more sleep! Unfortunately, we only make bags. But bags we know your student will love. The Mini Shopper Lunch bag evengot a review that said "teenage boy approved."
They are your favorite “It Girl” or "Guy" and are always hopping on the latest trends, which makes gifting kind of hard since they are always ahead of the game. Might we recommend our super stylish, minimalist tote, The City Tote? Perfectly sleek and monochromatic means it is the easiest piece to style and offers a hint of sustainability to any fashionistas wardrobe. If all black isn't their thing, check out the Boxy Tote Mini, the perfect small tote to add to any fit.
Every Foodie knows the key to any recipe is getting good ingredients. And good ingredients tend to be fresh. And what does fresh food need to do? It needs to stay cool. Thank goodness we happen to have the perfect coolers that double as grocery bags for the eco-conscious Foodies in your life!
The Beer Drinker
This one’s easy. Get a few reusable icepacks, a 12 pack of their favorite beer and put them in the Walrus Cooler. You’re welcome.
When I travel all I want is a bag that can go with everything, isn’t too big but has room for all the essentials and has secure closures. Oh, you mean, the Backpack Mini? Yes, yes we do.
The Wine Drinker
So, the Wine Drinker has their options. You could start out with the Connoisseur Wine Tote, but then if you’re feeling a little more bold might we recommend an upgrade to the Insulated Wine & Spirits Valet. If you’re confident in your drinking capabilities, we’d say go with the Rabbit Tote, because it doesn’t just hold one bottle, it holds TWO. You’re welcome wine drinkers.
Pro tip from our team *Use any of the wine bags (or any bag for that matter!) as a reusable and sustainable alternative to gift wrapping. Just throw your favorite bottle(s) in and you are good to go!
Shopping sustainably isn't just a gift to your loved ones but also a gift to our planet. Thanks for being a conscious consumer this holiday season!