53 Degrees North - Sustainable Christmas Gift Ideas 2020

At 53DN, we are all doing our part to have a more sustainable Christmas, so it’s important to choose Christmas gifts carefully. Investing in good quality gifts that will last years is so much more thoughtful than a novelty or throwaway item. And the world will thank you for it! Our sustainable gift options range from re-usable Hydroflasks to reduce plastic consumption to Odlo baselayers made from sustainable and recycled yarn. Check out our sustainable gift guide featuring the brands that have really made strides to reduce their environmental impact.

If you like this be sure to check out our Christmas Stocking Filler Gift Guideas well.

53 Degrees North - Veja Condor Mesh

Veja Condor Mesh

It took over 4 years of Research & Development to develop VEJA’s first ecological running shoe: The Condor.

Blending various new technologies, the shape is inspired by the South American bird bone structure, with biomimetic design, flexibility, and lightness enough efficient for running.

Today, the Condor is 53% natural-based and recycled, which is VEJA’s first step towards the running world. Condor is the perfect balance between organic materials and running optimization.

Made in Brazil in a factory that respects workers' rights.

53 Degrees North - Electric Scooters

Electric Scooters

Not just a popular tech gadget, Electric Scooters are a fun and environmentally friendly option for shorter journeys. For this reason, more people are turning to Electric Scooters for their daily commute.

They don’t just save you from the daily slog of traffic jams but they’re also a sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to cars that's much more cost effective than public transportation.

With sizes to suit all ages and correct safety gear, you can keep the good times rolling for the whole family.

53 Degrees North - RAB Microlight Alpine Jacket Ascent Red

RAB - Microlight Alpine Jacket

RAB - The Mountain People are now officially a Carbon Neutral company and, on their way, to achieving net zero. So you can purchase a gift from this brand happy in the knowledge it's high quality and produced in a way that helps to preserve and protect the outdoors for future generations. The Microlight Alpine jacket available for men and women is a go to for explorers when the temperature drops.

Highly packable made with recycled 700 fill-power down and a Nikwax hydrophobic finish means you can feel good on the inside and outside on any adventure.

53 Degrees North - Light My Fire Spork Bio/ReStraw Bio

Light My Fire Spork Bio/ReStraw Bio

Biobased plastic composition is made fully, or in part, from plants or other biological matter depending on the properties required for the different products.

Light My Fire has chosen to use biobased plastic for our products. In using renewable organic matter we engage in a regenerative cycle that is not only sustainable but an excellent substitute to fossil fuel dependency. The plants growth cycles naturally remove CO2 from the atmosphere suggesting that a global change to biobased plastics would be equal to stopping millions of tons of CO2 emissions every year.

To meet the usage requirements of our products, Light My Fire currently use 3 specific types of biobased plastic. These contain the highest possible biomass percentage.

TERRALENE: Made from certified sugarcane and wood fibre waste from certified European wood that adds strength to the product as well as a wonderful texture and natural smell.

ECOZEN: Made from European GMO free corn. This provides strength and heat resistance.

DRYFLEX GREEN: Made from certified sugarcane in two different densities for strength and hardness

53 Degrees North - Craghoppers Corey & Miska fleece

Craghoppers Corey & Miska fleece

Cragghoppers new mindfully made range is made up of 70% recycled produced. One of our favourites is the Corey and Miska Fleece for Men and Women. Available in a range of colours this fleece is feather-light and snowflake soft. Event better, 14 plastic bottles are recycled to make each fleece so you can feel good on the inside and outside!

53 Degrees North - Odlo Active Warm Eco Baselayers

Odlo Active Warm Eco Baselayers

The new Warm ECO collection brings you high-level gear with minimum environmental impact. Both Performance and Active Warm Eco collections are made from recycled yarn, using PET bottles and avoiding the production of new polyester.

Odlo’s classic baselayers have been redesigned with a whole new mindset: to offer the best quality while reducing the environmental impact to a minimum. The result is a high-level gear made from 100% recycled materials. On average, to produce one Active Warm Eco baselayer we use 13 recycled 0.5-litre PET bottles.

53 Degrees North - HydroFlask

HydroFlask 32oz Wide Mouth

Say no to single use plastic with a Hydroflask re-usable bottle. Big enough to last a full day out hiking, the HydroFlask 32oz Wide Mouth Bottle is made from stainless steel and stays ice cold for 24 hours. Not only does it stay cold, but it keeps your beverage piping hot for 12 hours.

53 Degrees North - Sigg

Sigg Traveller 0.6L 2 Minute Beach Clean

A gift to support #2minutebeachclean. For every “Refuse/Reuse/Refill” Sigg Traveller bottle sold, Sigg will donate 50% of the trail value directly to supporting #2minutebeach clean to help keep our coasts clean and to improve the environment for wildlife who inhabit it and us humans too. The Sigg Traveller is sturdy and functional with a lid that can be hooked on to a carabiner for easy transport. The aluminium is recyclable and free from harmful chemicals for safe and easy drinking. #2minutebeachclean is managed by An Taisce’s Clean Coasts in Ireland.

53 Degrees North - Patagonia

Patagonia Better Sweater

This Patagonia knitted, cross-dye pullover sweater combines the aesthetic of wool with the easy care of 100% recycled polyester fleece. Dyed with a low-impact process that significantly reduces the use of dyestuffs, energy and water compared to conventional dyeing methods. Fair Trade Certified sewn.