Budget gift ideas for the eco & adventurous globetrotter
For most of us adventure traveller counts, the less crap we have, the better. We like to travel light. The holidays are coming and preferably we just receive a few pesos to put into the adventure fund instead of a present. If your friend, brother or mum insist to receive your adventure travel wish list, here are eco & adventure traveller gift ideas that help you go well equipped on the road for your next adventure travel! I only recommend long lasting, low impact, useful things that can make a positive impact.
- SAS survival book
- Water filter drink bottle
- 1 Watt Led light stick
- Worlds lightest hammock: Treklight
- Stainless steel Coffee/Tea kit
- Opinel knife
- Multifunctional scarf/Bandana
- 18 in 1 biodegradable multi purpose pure castile soap
- Portable solar charger
- Bamboo Spork
- Stainless Steel Refillable drink bottle
- Idea Extreme note pad
- Compact Atlas of the World
- Waterproof cover for the phone/ipod
- Multipurpose Turkish hammam towel
- Blue Mind Book
- Stainless Steel Straw
- Stainless Steel Cups
SAS survival book
How to survive in the wild, on land and sea in the most difficult circumstances! It’s light and has an enormous amount of useful info. I know now what to do, and what not to do if my ships sinks.
Water filter drink bottle
This is a lifesaver! With my filtered water bottle I can scoop water from the dirtiest river and drink it. I can drink water from any tap or source (except for salty water). The best filter drink bottle I have found is the one of Water-to-go. The Water to go filter bottle does not just have carbon filter. The by NASA developed filter is so small that it filters out 99.99% of bacteria and viruses. Thanks to this bottle you never EVER have to buy a disposable plastic bottle again.
This Goal Zero Luna Led light rechargeable light stick needs very little power to provide long light time. For 10$ it’s an affordable gift to ask or give and useful for the next camping trip.
Worlds lightest hammock: Treklight
Multi-day hikes will be waiting. Or just take this one to the beach, sailboat, forest, heck. Anywhere. I’ve tried them. They are comfy and indeed superlight.
I’m a tea-freak. A good cup of tea brings so much happiness. This all-in-one plastic free tea maker has a reusable tea filer and can be put on any jar. If I could give myself 1 present, it would be this Ecojarz plastic free tea filter!
This light and supersharp knife cuts everything. I used one of a friend last week. Would love to have it! Useful!
It’s a scarf, wind protector, sun protector, bandana, headband all in one. Made from Marino wool that keep you cool when it’s hot and warm when it’s cold. I use it for sailing, snowboarding and beach time!
18 in 1 biodegradable multi purpose pure castile soap
The one and only washing liquid for travelling. You can use this for washing your clothes, hair, body, dishes, anything! The bottle is made from recycled plastic.
Portable solar charger
To keep capturing to outdoor action we need battery life! With a water- and shock proof solar charger you can keep going with the power of the sun. There are many crappy solar chargers out there. This nomad version of Goal Zero I have found to be the one most durable reliable and powerful options out there.
Very useful on the road when you want to scoop that avocado or eat that street food. You can say no to single use plastic.
Stainless Steel Refillable drink bottle
50 trillion amount of plastic bottles are produced every year. It takes crude oil and chemicals to produce them. Maximum 1/3 get’s recycled. The rest ends up in nature. It never ever disappears. A refillable drinking bottle is a must for every eco conscious traveller. The most durable, ethical and plastic free produced bottles I have found so far are from Mizu and Klean Kanteen.
Idea Extreme note pad
Write down you ideas in any circumstance and be able to read it back later as well! The notebook for extreme sports. Waterproof, ripproof and recycable!
Compact Atlas of the World
MAPS! Which globetrotter doesn’t love them!? This pocketsize atlas of National Geographic make you a knowledgable geographer. It gives you stats on countries and makes you add dozens more countries to your bucketlist!
Waterproof cover for the phone/ipod
A lifesaver! Make your (i)phone, Ipod or GPS waterproof (& floatable!) with this Aquapac cover. Touchscreen works perfectly through the cover.
Multipurpose Turkish hammam towel
Use this for the beach, boat, drying, as a blanket, as a scarf. Heck, make a dress out of it. Eco friendly, Natural-dyed, pure cotton, no harmful substances or chemicals, eco-friendly
Blue Mind Book
A book for ocean lovers and adventurers. Wallace J. Nichols throughly researched the science and connected the dots on How Water Makes You Happier, More Connected and Better at What You Do. Great read that makes you want to jump in the sea right away.
Stainless Steel Straw
A straw is still a routine add-on in most of the world. It’s in the top 6 of trash found in sea. It’s very wasteful and only used for 15 minutes. By proactively showing up with your reusable straw you can say no to many plastic ones. Especially great when you are in a coconut country. I recommend a stainless steel straw because of their durability.
Stainless Steel Cups
Plastic free and durable. Great item to take on travelling so you can say no to disposable cups!
More ideas in the Zero Waste Travel Shop!
What is the one piece adventure item you will never forget on your expedition?
To best present of all is experience.
Disclaimer: I only recommend these things because I love them! A few links above contain affiliate links. If you purchase through this link I receive an iny tiny percentage for my adventure & website fund.Thank you!