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Looking for more unique and thoughtful gifts this year? Whether you are looking to stray from the same old gifts, are looking to make a positive impact, or need a present for someone who is particularly Eco-friendly, check out our conservation gift guide below for smart ideas.
Gifts for Smart Gardeners
Looking for a gift for someone with a green thumb? Get them a gift for their garden!
How about a rain barrel to capture roof runoff to water their plants?
Plants love rainwater and it helps save our drinking water for other uses. You can build your own and decorate it yourself! Check out our DIY Rainwater Harvesting page to learn how to build a rain barrel and get inspiration for how to decorate it.
Don’t like the barrel look? No problem!
Try a decorative rain catcher like this Madison 40 Gal. Black Polyethylene Rain Catcher instead.
Nuvue Elevated Garden Box
For those who want a garden but don’t have lots of space this planter is a great option! Pair it with some native wildflower seeds and they’ll be set to go for the spring!
There are also some great books about gardening with native plants for North Texas gardeners!
Rain Bird: Landscape and Garden Drip Watering Kit
Drip waters more efficiently and effectively. This kit comes with all you need to get started on drip irrigation. It provides water for about 22 plants and can easily be expanded.
Looking for a gift for someone who is obsessed with their lawn? Get them a high-tech sprinkler controller!
These sprinkler controllers have a multitude of options and settings that traditional controllers lack. They also allow the user to control and track water use with an app on your phone.
Orbit B-hyve Smart Sprinkler Controller
Make landscaping water waste a thing of the past with a Wi-Fi-enabled smart sprinkler system that allows you to maintain your property with ease.
This sprinkler timer is another great option for your garden friends. It has a 6 and 12 zone option to meet all of your plants needs.
Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller
Deliver all the water your plants need with our smart watering schedules and easy-to-use mobile app that integrates with Amazon Alexa, Google Nest and other smart home devices.
Orbit 21004 B-hyve Smart Hose Faucet Timer with Wi-Fi Hub
No sprinkler syetem? This hose timer is the perfect gift for those who want to save water and time spent tending to their garden. This techy gadget also connects to your local weather to meet your specific watering needs.
Gifts for Indoor Conservation
Looking for a device that will track water inside the house?
Take a look at these Wi-Fi enabled devices that connect to your water meter or household fixtures to track water use in real time.
Flume Smart Home Water Monitor
Dig up the details your standard water bills doesn’t show and catch water leaks before they drain your wallet.
MOEN Flo Smart Water Home Security System
Smart Water Shutoff monitors your entire water supply system for leaks and vulnerabilities, while the Smart Water Detector senses leaks and moisture outside of the pipes, such as overflowing drains, appliance failures, or weather-related issues.
Appliances that are water sense certified make great gifts for homeowners. They are stylish, functional, and proven to save water, energy, and money. Be sure to look for the half-blue, half-green water drop when shopping!
Check out a shower flower from NRG! It captures the water while their shower is warming up and then the water can be used to water plants instead of going down the drain. Help them save water and care for their plants!
Give the Gift of Hydration
Brita Premium Filtering Water Bottle-Stainless Steel, 32 oz
Know someone who needs water on the go? This Brita water bottle is just a thing to take when running errands, going on a walk, or being out on your college campus. It also comes in 5 different color options!
24 oz GeoPress Purifier-Nature Edition
This water bottle is perfect for adventuring in the backwoods. It’s not just any water filter it even purifies water! Don’t like this color? Don’t worry it comes in 3 different color patterns.
PUR Faucet System with 6 Months of Filters
Know someone who’s a little cautious about drinking tap? North Texas has some of the safest tap water in the world! However, this PUR faucet filter is a great addition to drink water with some additional peace in mind.
Give the Gift of Open Skies
Give those who love to spend time in the great outdoors the gift of adventure!
Give an experience rather than an item and give the gift of memories that last a lifetime. Even better if you tag along! Give a one time adventure or consider an annual pass to a local natural area.
Give them the gift of walking endlessly through beautiful gardens of all types with an annual membership to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden – Botanical Research Institute of Texas.
See bison and hike miles of trails through the largest natural area in Fort Worth with an annual pass to the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge.
Give the gift of environmental education and nature walks with a pass to River Legacy Living Science Center.
Needing to find just a little something?
Check out these great environmentally friendly gifts that are small and less expensive.
Water-Saving Faucet Aerators
This faucet aerator is a great gift that can be easily added to anyone’s home for soaking up the water savings.
For coffee and tea lovers…
- reusable K cups
- a reusable coffee filter
- a stainless-steel tea strainer
- reusable coffee cup
- reusable straws
For foodies and home cooks…
- Reusable produce bags
- Reusable ‘Ziplock’ bags
- Similarly for the conscious foodie, get a set of sustainably made and reusable bamboo cutlery.
- Curious to know how much it has rained? A rain gauge can help with that!
- Know someone who loves Texas wildflowers? Get them some wildflower seeds to make their very own pocket prairie.
Keep in mind that it is almost always more Earth-friendly to buy locally and from small businesses.
We hope you have a great holiday season. Happy eco-shopping!