Holiday Gift Guide
Dec 12, 2016
Holiday Gift Guide
Sail Maui Holiday Gift Guide
While it may still be warm and sunny on Maui, we’re getting into the Holiday Spirit, and our Christmas tree won’t be the only green this year! We’ve compiled this Holiday gift guide with eco goodies sure to stoke anyone on your list!
Patagonia has long been a leader in ethical manufacturing and environmental stewardship. We’re big fans of what the company stands for – and we’re equally big fans that they have a great product that they stand behind. No matter who is on your christmas list, the Patagonia Torrentshell jacket is sure to please. Light enough to be practical even on Maui, this packable shell is great for a day on the water or layering in cooler climates, and is just as stylish as it is functional. Made from Bluesign approved 100% recycled nylon and Patagonia’s signature H2No waterproof fabric, this jacket wins our hearts and the number one spot on our eco shopping list!
Shop online or visit a Patagonia retailer.
Organic Ocean Vodka
Nestled on the slopes of Maui’s famous Haleakala is the Ocean Organic Vodka Distillery. Committed to sustainability, Ocean Vodka is made from deep ocean mineral water and organically grown sugar cane hand harvested from the companies own farm. Not only that – but the entire facility is powered by the sun! Tours are available if you’re on island, so if you happen to be a fan of tropical libations – definetly don’t miss the opportunity to check out the Martini Garden where they grow fresh cocktail ingredients such as Kula lavender, citrus, and sweet Maui pineapple.
It’s true that we may be biased towards this nifty do-it-all flashlight, since the guy behind the gadget is also one of the main dudes behind Sail Maui, but we genuinely believe this product speaks for itself. Built tough in Canada from military grade aluminum, each super bright LED flashlight houses essential contents in a compact, weather-resistant case weighing in at only 18oz. The perfect gift for the outdoor lover in your life, VSSL comes in 7 variations, our favorite being the Supplies (pictured), first aid, and flask versions, all designed to keep you prepared in the wilderness without compromising quality or precious space. Still not convinced? Just ask National Geographic, Gear Patrol, Real Simple or Even Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop – VSSL topped their Holiday Gift Lists as well!
Shop online & scope out all the available models.
Kona tends to come to mind when you think of Hawaiian grown coffees, but the Big Island isn’t the only island putting out some serious brews. Boasting clean and simple growing methods and hand harvesting of their 100% natural Maui grown beans, Mill House coffee located at the Maui Tropical Plantation is committed to providing an ethically grown and harvested “cup of Aloha.”
Order Online and read up on sustainable island harvesting and roasting methods on their blog.
Mizu Water Bottle
Perhaps the most versatile gift on the list, a Mizu reusable water bottle would be a handy companion on any adventure, whether you’re trekking across oceans, up a mountain, or just to the gym. Made with ultra durable and recyclable food grade stainless, this bottle won’t leave you with a metallic taste, nor will it leave a heavy environmental footprint. Born from the desire to build a product that would meet the demands of an active lifestyle while reducing our dependency on single use plastic, Mizu is the perfect gift for anyone with a passion for nature and a thirst for conservation! Limited Edition Sail Maui // Mizu bottles available for purchase.
Shop All Mizu Products online.
Finally an ecological alternative to traditional wrapping paper! Part of the magic of Christmas morning is tearing into pretty packages, and luckily Maui’s own Wrappily lets you do just that without the environmental toll. According to their website, most wrapping paper isn’t recyclable because it’s either dyed, laminated, or contains synthetic additives. That means all those sheets of shiny paper just go straight to the landfill, and apparently around the holidays that equals about 227,000 MILES worth! Printed on recycled newsprint, Wrappily requires far less energy and uses gentler soy-based inks. The best part? The gift wrap can be tossed in the recycling bin after use or repurposed into cute crafts & they’ve got plenty of creative ideas up on their blog!
Shop online for adorable eco paper & gift sets
Carver x Bureo ‘The Ahi’
The Ahi is a toy that any kid regardless their age would be stoked to get from Santa! Made from recycled fishing nets, this sustainably made plastic ultra-loose skateboard boats the ability to improve your surfing all the while empowering you to help save the ocean we all love and depend on. Perfect for the shredder in your life!
Shop online and check out their sweet promo video here.
Give The Gift that Keeps Giving
Have someone on your list that’s impossible to shop for? Why not give to a local charity or non-profit in their name? One of the organizations near and dear to our hearts is the Surfrider Foundation, which offers gift memberships so your loved one will become a member helping maintain our precious coastlines and get some cool eco swag in the process! Who knows, maybe you’ll even inspire them to get involved with their local chapter!
On the right track? Check out Charity Navigator to find the perfect non-profit gift!
If you’re still undecided… well, we’re not sure who wouldn’t be happy with a Sail Maui gift card! Happy Holidays from our Ohana to yours!