2017 Christmas Gifts that Make an Impact
By: Rick Crawford
As the Holiday’s are fast-approaching, you might be wondering what to give that special someone who is a conservation-minded angler, so why not give a gift that makes an impact? We have compiled the 2017 Christmas Gifts that Make an Impact list to make it easy for you to support brands that are not only minimizing their environmental impact, but also giving back to nonprofits that are protecting what we all love…our fisheries!
One of our personal favorites is the Fishpond River Rat 2.0 Beverage Holder, which will not only saves your hands from getting cold while watching the college football playoffs, but is made from recycled fishing nets! Fishpond has an entire product line called Cyclepond that uses recycled nylon from discarded fishing nets that are not only great products, but are making an impact by removing harmful fishing nets from our oceans! The River Rat 2.0 is also a well-designed beverage holder for walking the flats because it has a neck strap that allows you to pick up that redfish without spilling a drop of your favorite beverage!
Flood Tide Co. has a variety of great apparel and they are also 1% for the Planet Members, which means they donate 1% of their annual sales to a nonprofit of their choosing, and selected the Charleston Waterkeeper. You can feel good buying Flood Tide Company’s gear knowing that you are also helping Charleston Waterkeeper keep Charleston’s waterways ” swimmable, drinkable, fishable, surfable, SUPable and playable.” The Copahee Cord Hat is sure to keep your head warm at the next oyster roast!
Klean Kanteen offers a variety of reusable containers that can help you to minimize the amount of single-use plastics you are buying! They are also 1% for the Planet Members, so you can make an impact by eliminating plastic water bottles and know that 1% of Klean Kanteen’s sales are going towards helping environmental nonprofits! We rely on the Insulated Classic 32oz to keep our hot toddy’s warm!
We love the Patagonia Fitz Roy Trout Midweight Full-Zip Hoody which is “made of an organic cotton/polyester/spandex blend…and a Patagonia original graphic screen-printed with PVC- and phthalate-free inks. Fair Trade Certified™ sewing.” The Fair Trade certification ensures that the people who made this hoody were paid a livable wage and treated ethically and to learn more click HERE. This hoody is perfect for lounging, or getting out on the water over the holidays!
RepYourWater donates a percentage of sales to its conservation partners, and the RepYourWater Brown Trout Socks are part of its 10% to Conservation Collection meaning they donate 10% of the sale of these products to its nonprofit partners like Trout Unlimited, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers and Bullsugar. These socks are made from merino wool, so they will keep your toes nice and toasty sitting around the camp fire!
Please show your support by giving gifts that make an impact and rewarding these brands that are making an impact for a more sustainable world! Wishing all of you a happy and safe holiday season!