Howz’ about getting your resident skateboarder a new deck made out of 70% renewable bamboo? Sweet graphics too – $35 from bambooskateboards.com (add your own trucks)
For the urban hipster on your list – he’ll stay warm in style in this vintage-inspired down BYOB vest from Nau. The fabric is made from recycled polyester and it’s insulated with renewable 800-fill goose down. Marked down to a cozy $119 at nau.com.
For the golfer on your list – the Garmin Approach golf GPS will let your favorite golfer navigate over 30,000 international golf course with ease (that is if he’s got his swing together). Features a rechargeable battery, a bright sunlight-readable touchscreen, it’s pocket-sized, rugged and waterproof and comes with free lifetime map updates. $299.99 @ garmin.com or amazon.com
If you know a guy who has a bunch of USB-powered gadgets and gizmos and spends a bunch of time outdoors you may want to consider getting him something to keep all those toys powered-up. Bushnell happens to make a solar charging pad that can roll-up to fit in easily into a backpack or pocket. The lightweight charger can be charged via USB or sunlight and then be a source of juice for your iPhone, iPod or other gadget. You can find it for at amazon.com for around $65.
For the surfer in the family – Rip Curl makes some great watches for the surfing set – their A1080 World Tide Digital watch (above) has a digital movement with world tide and world time function, titanium case that comes programmed with 601 world locations and 500 pre-set beach locations. You can easily view pre-set tidal information for the next 15 years. Features a digital compass, sunrise and sunset times, chronograph, count-down timer, moon phases and alarm and it’s water-resistant to 200 M (660 feet) find it at Rip Curl or amazon.com
related: more green gift ideas from alternativeConsumer.com