Best Eco-Gifts in Hurry!

Great gift ideas that you can feel good about giving

9. Gifts that give back

Perfect for everyone

Of course if you’re looking to avoid over-consuming this season, giving to a charity on behalf of your loved ones is a great option. There are so many worthy organizations to support, here are just a few to give you some ideas:


For the animal lover

WWF – A symbolic adoption: These cute stuffed animals are made with high standards for quality and environmental responsibility, with no harmful dyes, or PVCs. There are more than 30 adoption kits to choose from and each adoption kit includes a personalized adoption certificate, gift bag, poster and information pamphlet about your species or hero, and a charitable tax receipt for a portion of your purchase.

The Pembina Institute

For the clean energy advocate

The Pembina Institute is a Canadian think tank that advances sustainable energy solutions through research, education, consulting and advocacy. This year, consider giving a tribute gift to help advance its fantastic work in the green energy sphere.

Environmental Defence

For the conscientious consumer

Your gift to Environmental Defence will be put towards protecting Canada’s environment and the health of your family and friends. Your support helps us hold decision makers to promises of toxic-free products, enforce green space protection, push for a greener economy, and fight for a real and effective plan to cut our global warming pollution.

David Suzuki Foundation

For the conservationist

David Suzuki Foundation: Send an e-card to help monarch butterflies. By sending a butterfly e-card, you will help plant milkweed—the plant where monarch moms lay their eggs and the monarch caterpillars' main source of food—to welcome them back to Canada. Holiday e-cards are also available.

This spring The David Suzuki Foundation will be planting milkweed in the Greater Toronto Area as part of the Homegrown National Park. And if our Toronto launch is successful, we'll look at expanding the program to other Canadian cities, to help even more butterflies.


For the nature lover

A Gift of Canadian Nature is sure to please - perfect for nature lovers, animal lovers and those on your list who have everything, these symbolic gifts of habitat give twice, once to your loved one and once to Canada's wilderness. Every gift includes:

  • A beautiful nature calendar featuring breathtaking landscapes from across Canada - a daily reminder of your support of these wild places or a wonderful holiday gift to give to a friend to enjoy
  • A certificate that can be personalized - it can be framed and proudly displayed or tucked under the tree for a holiday surprise