Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year especially for the Born to be Adventurous website. I love putting together a list of our family’s favourite items into a gift guide. Well, this year we put together a list of our favourite sustainable companies with gifts for the whole family. But… I am even more excited that one lucky winner will get to take home the whole gift guide in our Epic Christmas Giveaway. Enter at the end of this post! If your looking for other gifts then make sure to check out these guides listed below!

Ethical Gifts for the Outdoor Family (+Giveaway)

Note: Each of these companies have partnered with Born to be Adventurous to giveaway these items. All of the companies were chosen by our family to be put into our gift guide. We are so excited that they agreed to giveaway some of our favourite items or a credit to their store!

Rain Anorak by Faire Child

Feel good about buying this beautifully designed 100% rainproof Rain Anorak by Faire Child for the kids. The Montreal based company creates rain gear for kids from 100% recycled material. The clothing is ethically made and each piece of the clothing can be traced back to where it was fabricated. Even the buttons are traceable! This well thought out Anorak packs into itself for easy storage. Buy the Rain Anorak for $118.00 USD   here.

Leggings by Girlfriend Collective

Mom will not be disappointed with these 100% recycled leggings from Girlfriend Collective. The thoughtful design is flattering for all shapes and sizes and they are made ethically overseas. I also love that their models come in all shapes in sizes truly reflecting “real” women. Buy the Leggings fr $68.00 USD here.  

SolarPanel 5+ by BioLite

The Solar Power 5+ by BioLite is perfect for the family or parent that heads out on weekend adventure. It gives the extra security to charge satellite devices, phones and headlamps while out camping. The attached battery stores the power so there is no need to use the power right away. The battery can also be pre-charged ahead of time using electricity from home. The sun dial on the battery ensures that the panel is set up to receive optimal sun energy. BioLite is on a mission to tackle energy poverty around the world. Buy the SolarPanel 5+ for $79.97 USD here.

Leaf Leather Shoulder Bag by Tree Tribe

The Leaf Leather collection from Tree Tribe is perfect for the mom or dad that loves  to sport unique sustainable fashion pieces. Each wallet and bag is handmade from real Teak leaves. The simple design varies based on the Teak leaves that are gathered to create each piece. The Leaf Leather Shoulder Bag is perfect for everyday occasions and actually came on our van life trip I liked it so much. The best part is that for every item purchased on the Tree Tribe website 10 trees are planted. Buy the Leaf Leather Shoulder Bag here.

Wylo and Co.

Support local and choose the cute Burnt Orange Drop Sleeve Longline Top from Wylo and Co. The Calgary based clothing company is owned by two mamas that handmake each item. The soft Bamboo Terry Cotton dress is perfect for those casual celebrations over the holidays. Buy the Burnt Orange Drop Sleeve Longline Top for $35.00 CAD here.

 Christmas Giveaway – November 13-16th, 2018

Enter our Christmas Giveaway for a chance to win:
– SolarPanel 5+ from BioLite – Leaf Leather Bag from Tree Tribe – High Rise Leggings from Girlfriend Collective – $50 towards Faire Child – $50 towards Wylo and Co.

How to Enter:

(Choose one option to enter. Option to enter both ways for extra entries!)
Option 1:
Head over to Instagram here. Follow Born to be Adventurous, like the post and Tag a friend. Make sure to check out the optional Bonus Entries!
Option 2:
Head over to Facebook here and Follow Born to be Adventurous. Let us know in the Blog comments that you followed our Facebook account and your favourite adventure of 2018! Bonus : Comment on the Facebook post here!
Optional: We would love it if you shared the giveaway with your friends and family! Make sure to tag us in the share!
Rules and Regulations:
– Only one winner across both platforms will be chosen. – Winner must be from Canada and the USA. – Winner must be over the age of 18 years of age. – Giveaway ends on November 16th, 2018 at 11:59 pm MST. – Winner will be contacted by November 19th and must accept the prize within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen. – Winner will be announced on both Facebook and Instagram – This giveaway is in no way sponsored or endorsed by Instagram – This giveaway is in no way sponsored or endorsed by Facebook

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41 thoughts on “Ethical Gifts for the Outdoor Family (+ Giveaway)”

  1. We love your Facebook posts! Our favourite adventures of 2018 so far would be one in winter – a day trip to Jura Canyon, and for the summer we had a wonderful first trip camping in Cypress Hills Provincial Park.

  2. Follow you on Facebook. Favourite adventure so far? Joining a forest school and seeing how my kids really come to life in the space.

  3. I liked your FB page. My favourite adventure was taking the kids for a month at the family cottage – boating, swimming, hiking, fishing and frog catching. Relaxing and where memories are made.

  4. Followed on FB and Instagram!

    My favorite 2018 adventure was going up to Murphys CA to hike at Calaveras Big Trees and watch the sunset from the Arnold Rim Trail.

  5. My favorite adventure this year was spending 3.5 weeks in Alaska visiting family. I love going back to the place where I lived for two years and learned so much about who I was and who I wanted to be. My husband and I went with our two children and they loved it as well! Our four year old can’t wait until he is big enough to climb to the ‘very top of a mountain’!
    *Following on Facebook and Instagram

  6. I follow you on fb. The best thing we did this year, was I took my children to a rocky lake for a week. Water isn’t close to us so they discovered so many things.

  7. Following on Facebook. Favorite adventure this past year has been hiking and biking through Jay Cooke State Park with our newest little family member.

  8. Followed on FB and Insta, commented on the FB and Insta posts and shared on FB! w00t w00t! Great giveaway! Thanks so much!

  9. Of course you’re liked on Facebook already. I love your adventure posts and how real you are!!
    In the summer we had many adventures one of my favorites was camping in k- country, having bears wandering at a safe distance, and biking to do activities with the littles while we were there!

  10. Following on Facebook and Instagram @ccrobich. My favourite family adventure was touring all the amazing stops on our Mediterranean and Baltic cruise this Summer.

  11. we went to sea world and well thats it except i went to austin were some things happened and conquered my fear of the place and well thats it and i follow you on face book

  12. will start following you on fb shortly. My favorite trip during 2018? Hmm… Utah and Colorado continue to amaze me. We love the Grand Circle area and am hoping to return during Spring 2019. Honestly, though, we are trying to hit all of the national parks. Last year we were in the Banff Jasper area.

  13. Followed on Facebook! In June, we did a 140 km bike trip where we got stormed in at our ocean destination…we spent the extra day looking for sea glass in the wind and rain 🙂 I then used that sea glass to make my parents’ 50 anniversary present. (And now I’m kind of addicted to searching for sea glass!)

  14. I follow/like on facebook. My favorite adventure this year was one I wasn’t technically a part of. My husband took our boys to Nova Scotia by himself. It was his first time traveling with the kids without me so it was a new experience for everyone, without mom hovering. I loved hearing about their adventures and also enjoyed ten days alone, making memories with the dog.

  15. Family camping with our toddler and being pregnant over BC and Alberta!!! The adventure will continue till the birth of our xmas child in Yellowknife!

    Awesome gift guide with an ethical focus! I like that the products are Canadian and locally made as well! This would be an awesome birthday gift for me!!!

  16. Following Born to Be Adventurous FB page! My fav adventure of 2018 was a 4 week family surf trip to Mexico. Our little guy was 6 months old at the time and we spent every day outside, mostly at the beach. We totally bonded as a family unit and I loved seeing my husband and little dude get so much quality time together ❤

  17. Sorry if this is a duplicate…I thought I posted on this yesterday) Following on FB 🙂
    My favourite 2018 adventure was a 140 km bike trip where we got stormed in at our ocean destination…we spent it looking for sea glass in the wind and rain 🙂

  18. Liked and followed and left comment on fb – our fave adventure so far, taking our children on their 1st airplane ride this year

  19. Liked and followed you FB Page. My favourite adventure this year was a camping trip to Dinosaur Provincial Park and a couple days hiking through the Badlands.

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