A Paddler’s Guide to Sustainable Stocking Stuffers Rebecca Parsons December 12, 2017 Keep it Green Sustainable Stocking Stuffers With just thirteen left until Christmas, there’s no better time than the present to sneak in some last minute holiday shopping. Wondering what to get the paddler in your life? We’ve got you covered with six eco-friendly gift ideas. Jenga Ocean Bureo in collaboration with Jenga has released the first ever board game to be made from 100% recycled fishing nets. Discarded fishing nets account for 10% of plastics–through this game Jenga and Bureo hope to educate folks about the damaging impacts of plastic pollution and what they can do to help. Surfer, artist, designer, and explorer Lake Buckley has created some incredible images of marine life and her work is featured on the 100% recycled and recyclable box as well as on the individual tiles. Play with the classic rules or set out on a journey to ‘Save the Animals’ through the special edition rules. Jenga Ocean is perfect for game nights or to play between sessions on the beach. Jenga Ocean Gerry Lopez Hydro Planing Board Shorts Patagonia has a long history of sustainability and the Gerry Lopez Collection board shorts are no exception. These stylish shorts are made from 100% polyester with 2-way mechanical stretch, durable water repellent finish, 50+ UPF sun protection, and to top it off, they are made with Fair Trade Certified sewing. They are ultra lightweight, dry quickly, and have a convenient hip pocket for stashing keys and other essentials. These shorts look great and feel even better. Patagonia Board Shorts Toad & Co. Shuteye Pant We believe a good night’s sleep equivalates to a great day on the water. Made from 100% organic cotton, the Shuteye pant is ultra soft and cozy. Complete with a draw cord-adjustable elastic waist, slash front pockets, and a back pocket, there’s not much more we could ask for in a pair of PJ’s. Whether you’re snuggled up in front of the fire or strolling down the street to check the surf, these unisex pants have got you covered. Shuteye Pant Raw Elements USA Sunscreen Raw Elements was created by long-time ocean rescue lifeguard, Brian Guadango, when he was unable to find a safe and effective alternative to chemical sunscreens. And so, Raw Elements was born. Their suncare products are made from non-nano zinc oxide alongside other certified and organic ingredients. Trusted by professional paddlers, Shae Foudy and Lara Claydon, their products are safe for all ages, do not harm the ocean, are hypoallergenic, and unlike other mineral sunscreens, they actually rub in. Pick up a couple tubes to keep the paddler in your life happy and protected, they make great stocking stuffers! Raw Elements Patagonia Provisions With soups, dry goods, grains, snacks, and gift boxes, Patagonia Provisions has a little something for everyone on your list. All of their ingredients are organic, regenerative, non-GMO, nutritious, and are harvested through sustainable practices. Made from simple, real ingredients, these provisions are perfect for early mornings and long days on and off the water. Perfect stocking stuffers! Patagonia Provisions Comments Rebecca ParsonsRebecca is a seasoned writer and longtime ocean lover. A resident of Orange County, CA, she can be seen paddling and surfing at many of Southern California’s most scenic coastal locations. Rebecca is interested in sustainability and environmentally friendly initiatives and heads up “Keep it Green”, our column on the environment.