Gifts You Can Feel Good About

At YardKit, we love gift-giving, especially when the perfect present is also an environmentally friendly choice. Here are a few timeless choices that will help you find something for everyone. 


Before the panic of last-minute mall trips and overnight rush shipping calculations set in, take a look at our roundup of outdoor-minded gifts, most under $40.

Peruse below to find something even the most impossible-to-shop for in-law or that friend who has everything will love. Being YardKit, we leaned towards environmentally friendly products that help people enjoy the great outdoors.

We've even *starred* those you can overnight on Amazon Prime. Get your shopping done this weekend, then treat yourself to some time in the fresh air.

 

For Your Book Club buddy

From cheerful papergoods to nature-inspired scents, these affordable gifts are the perfect mix of luxury-meets-bookworm. 

 
  01   Delfonics    Quitterie Multifunctional Pouch , $15*      02   Cavallini Papers & Co., Inc.  Succulents Pencil Set , $11*      03   Kala Modern Wash    Icelandic Moss Soap , $9      04     Foraged Flora   by Louesa Roebuck, $27.96*  05   Brooklyn Candle Studio    Fern + Moss Minimalist Candle , $24       

01  Delfonics Quitterie Multifunctional Pouch, $15*    
02  Cavallini Papers & Co., Inc. Succulents Pencil Set, $11*    
03  Kala Modern Wash Icelandic Moss Soap, $9    
04  Foraged Flora by Louesa Roebuck, $27.96*
05  Brooklyn Candle Studio Fern + Moss Minimalist Candle, $24    

 

 
 

For Your Coworker at this year's office party

Forgo the Starbucks gift cards this year and surprise your coworker with a nature-inspired treat they've never seen before. 

 
  01   Pollinator  Push Garden  $18  02   Poppin  White + Gold Tip-Top Rollerball Pens  $12  03   San Francisco-ground Lady Falcon  Coffee Care Package  $24.25  04   McCrea’s  Flavor Family Caramels  $14.95  05   Valerie Confections + Edible Gardens  Nature Is Slow chocolate  $10   

01  Pollinator Push Garden $18
02  Poppin White + Gold Tip-Top Rollerball Pens $12
03  San Francisco-ground Lady Falcon Coffee Care Package $24.25
04  McCrea’s Flavor Family Caramels $14.95
05  Valerie Confections + Edible Gardens Nature Is Slow chocolate $10

 

 
 

For the friend with a Green Thumb

Wondering how to show your gratitude for those freshly cut flowers and home-grown tomatoes you get throughout the year? Try these gifts for avid gardeners who aren't afraid to get their hands dirty.

 
  01   West Elm  Modern Copper Watering Can  $69  02   Burgon and Ball  RHS Chrysanthemum Secateurs  $34*  03   Wild & Wolf  V&A William Morris Bower Enamel Mug  $11.95  04   Frontgate  Classic Garden Tool Set  $119  05   Postal Co  Rain Cape  ¥41,040   

01  West Elm Modern Copper Watering Can $69
02  Burgon and Ball RHS Chrysanthemum Secateurs $34*
03  Wild & Wolf V&A William Morris Bower Enamel Mug $11.95
04  Frontgate Classic Garden Tool Set $119
05  Postal Co Rain Cape ¥41,040

 

 
 

For more of an Inside Gardener

Some of us just don't have a green thumb — or living spaces with room for gardening. Here are a few ideas for those who'd rather stay inside and admire the great outdoors from a cozy couch. 

 
  01   Zwitscherbox  Motion Sensor Bird Songs  €55.00  02   Meredith Metcalf handmade  Flat Rim Pots  $140  03   The Kinfolk  Notecards Bundle  $40  04   Urban Outfitters  Glass Plant Mister  $14  05   West Elm  Enamel + Copper Vases  $19 + $59   

01  Zwitscherbox Motion Sensor Bird Songs €55.00
02  Meredith Metcalf handmade Flat Rim Pots $140
03  The Kinfolk Notecards Bundle $40
04  Urban Outfitters Glass Plant Mister $14
05  West Elm Enamel + Copper Vases $19 + $59

 

 
 

For the Outdoor Entertainer

Give a thanks worthy of a year of barbeques, pool parties, and candlelit dinner gatherings (and ensure you score an invitation back in 2018).

 
  01   Short Stack  recipe bundles   Eggs, Tomatoes & Strawberries   $38  02   Big Green Egg  Small Egg Charcoal Grill  $565  03   Chilewich Placemats  Indoor-Outdoor Placemats  in Metallic Lace $33.50  04   Krewe  St. Louis polarized sunglasses  $275  05   West Elm  Stacking Cacti Glasses  $55   

01  Short Stack recipe bundles Eggs, Tomatoes & Strawberries  $38
02  Big Green Egg Small Egg Charcoal Grill $565
03  Chilewich Placemats Indoor-Outdoor Placemats in Metallic Lace $33.50
04  Krewe St. Louis polarized sunglasses $275
05  West Elm Stacking Cacti Glasses $55

 

 
 

Or, for the Garden-Loving Lush

Know someone who's skillset is more along the lines of imbibing, rather than hosting? Keep your especially fun family members and friends happy with these indulgent treats. 

 
  01    The Henry David Throw  with carrier from Kauffman Mercantile $89  02   Curonian Modern  Parnidis Fire Pit  $39  03   The Kinfolk  Home  edition $35  04   Uncommon Goods  Stake Outdoor Wine Glasses  $19.99  05   NOVICA  Handmade Natural Cotton Hammock  $89.24*   

01  The Henry David Throw with carrier from Kauffman Mercantile $89
02  Curonian Modern Parnidis Fire Pit $39
03  The Kinfolk Home edition $35
04  Uncommon Goods Stake Outdoor Wine Glasses $19.99
05  NOVICA Handmade Natural Cotton Hammock $89.24*

 

 
 

For the secret Architect at Heart

Know someone who cuts vegetables in perfectly proportioned pieces? Takes free walking tours when visiting a new town? Is still holding onto a day planner or sketchbook? They're likely a design-lover who will appreciate a gift that is unquestionably cool. 

 
  01   The Monocle  Travel Guide  $15  02   Warby Parker  Percy eyeglasses  $95  03   Coolhaus  ice cream sammies 6-pack  $59.99  04  Topo Designs  Accessory Bag  $17  05  Best Made Co.  The Map Notebook  $28  06   Caran D'ache  Ballpoint Pen  $32.99*   

01  The Monocle Travel Guide $15
02  Warby Parker Percy eyeglasses $95
03  Coolhaus ice cream sammies 6-pack $59.99
04 Topo Designs Accessory Bag $17
05 Best Made Co. The Map Notebook $28
06  Caran D'ache Ballpoint Pen $32.99*

 

 
 

For the fellow Kit-Lover

Okay, we're clearly showing our bias here, but we really love a good hands-on activity. Here are a few gifts that will keep on giving, with quality time and cool treats long after the holidays are over. 

 
  01   Terrain  Firestarter Kit  $32  02   Avant Garden  Succulent Wreath Making Kit  $55  03   Urban Agriculture  Cilantro Cooler Cocktail Kit  $45.95  04   Sneeboer  Garden Tool Maintenance Kit  $54.75  05   Modern Sprout  Garden Jar Asian Herb Kit  $54   

01  Terrain Firestarter Kit $32
02  Avant Garden Succulent Wreath Making Kit $55
03  Urban Agriculture Cilantro Cooler Cocktail Kit $45.95
04  Sneeboer Garden Tool Maintenance Kit $54.75
05  Modern Sprout Garden Jar Asian Herb Kit $54

 

 
 

DIY's to Make Yourself, for anyone

Save lots this holiday season by crafting a few thoughtful gifts yourself if you're the handy one in the relationship.

 

For the Active Tots

It's hard to compete with screen time, but these gifts are sure to make any kid happy. 

 
  01   Leatherbound   The Secret Garden   by Frances Hodgson Burnett $13.40*  02   Yoox Antti Kalevi  Pairs game  $38  03   Hearthsong  Wonder Golf Portable Adjustable Putting Green  $70  04   Whimsy & Spice  S'mores Kit  $18  05   HaPe  Playfully Delicious   Gourmet Grill  $114   

01  Leatherbound The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett $13.40*
02  Yoox Antti Kalevi Pairs game $38
03  Hearthsong Wonder Golf Portable Adjustable Putting Green $70
04  Whimsy & Spice S'mores Kit $18
05  HaPe Playfully Delicious Gourmet Grill $114

 

 
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