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Gifts for golfers that are also environmentally-friendly

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Whether you’re shopping for a golfing aficionado who’s a practiced steward of the environment, or someone whose love for the outdoors begins and ends with golf, below we’ve scoured the ever-growing list of brands that are championing sustainable linkswear, business practices, advocacy, and packaging for the best gifts this season, at a range of price points. We’ve got ingenious solutions to the conscious golfer’s dilemmas (like notebooks that aren’t made from trees!) as well as planet-friendlier alternatives to sporty classics (like waterproof jackets and, of course, soft and stretchy biodegradable polos). Browse this list to buy your favorite golfer sustainable alternatives to their golfing go-tos, or introduce golfing geeks to what’s new and exciting in the sport.
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Premium Bamboo Tees
Premium Bamboo Tees

These bamboo golf tees are biodegradable for a great alternative to plastic and hardwood tees. Bamboo is a naturally strong material, so you're likely to use less each round and those left behind won’t create any more plastic waste.

$4 | OCEANTEE Golf
Summersalt The Reversible Eco Quilted Lightweight Jacket
Summersalt The Reversible Eco Quilted Lightweight Jacket

We love this jacket for the course: the streamlined, bum-covering silhouette and quilted pattern both work for cooler temperatures in the roughs and post-game plans that require a dressier fit. Plus, this coat is made from recycled water bottles, and is reversible for extra versatility to match every look. 

$135 $94.50 | Summersalt
Patagonia Men's Reversible Silent Down Jacket
Patagonia Men's Reversible Silent Down Jacket

Here’s another reversible (and irreversibly) warm jacket option we love, only this time for men. One side is made of fluffy fleece, the other is cozy down—but both work together to keep your loved one warm on the course, or any other of their adventuring endeavors. Like other Patagonia products, this is sewn under certified Fair Trade conditions and made with recycled materials, including recycled down.

$329 | Patagonia
Tentree Women's French Terry Cargo Fulton Jogger
Tentree Women's French Terry Cargo Fulton Jogger

Who doesn’t love a ridiculously comfortable multi-purpose pant? These trousers are half cargos, half sweatpants and really nail the “trekky chic” look to a tee, plus they’re made from recycled fish nets to keep our oceans clean and animal-safe, as well as pesticide-free cotton. The kicker? With each purchase, Tentree will plant ten trees, which you can register and track, compiling your own “virtual forest.”

 

$78 | Tentree
Liberty Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle
Liberty Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle

These aesthetically pleasing bottles are made in the USA, and constructed using recycled American aluminum—which means that these bottles are lightweight, and, once they’ve served their purpose down the line, are easily recycled. With plenty of color options and options for personalization, these bottles make great gifts for any golfer on your list.

$27 | Amazon
Swannies Golf Vandkye Hoodie
Swannies Golf Vandkye Hoodie

This hybrid hoodie-pullover from Swannies is certified as a carbon-neutral product. The brand ensures that the emission of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere from making this product is compensated in other ways to reduce carbon footprint. For this particular product, offset comes from projects in renewable energy through windpower, reforestation in New Jersey and community impact through providing solar cookers to people in rural areas to replace coal power stoves.

$89 | Swannies Golf
Western Gales Upcycled Hybrid Headcover
Western Gales Upcycled Hybrid Headcover

Western Gales is known for making unique headcovers with materials from up-cycled sails. This hybrid cover has a puffy filling that protects clubs and adds to the fun, outdoorsy design. Each has a fleece interior and can be customized with a hand-painted monogram on the exterior of the cover.

$64 | Western Gales
Pact Women's Classic Polo Sweater
Pact Women's Classic Polo Sweater

The open V-neck polo sweater is trendy in golf and fashion at the moment, but we’re guessing the look will become a modern staple here to stay. It's made with a cozy organic cotton in a Fair Trade factory that also participates in carbon offsetting. The polo sweater is available in five colors ranging from simple black and gray to brighter carmel hues and a fun lilac option that will add personality to any layering golf ensemble. 

$98 $51 | Pact
Amazon Recycled Color Golf Balls
Amazon Recycled Color Golf Balls

Great for new golfers or those who love colorful golf balls but don’t have a brand preference, this mixed bag has 50 golf balls that are in what is considered “good condition” with only slight cosmetic imperfections. At less than a dollar per ball, it’s an affordable gift that will reduce their footprint.

$25 $33 | Amazon
Girlfriend Collective Rosewood Please Recycle Gym Bag
Girlfriend Collective Rosewood Please Recycle Gym Bag

This bag has it all, from airy dirty laundry compartments to slip pockets and snap handles, all in a classic colorway. Plus, it’s made from recycled plastic water bottles and is recyclable with the brand’s innovative and handy ReGirlfriend program to make sure pre-loved goods continue their journeys in the most eco-friendly of ways. If you’re giving this as a gift, consider adding on Girlfriend’s “scrap” scrunchies (sewn from leftover fabric) or, if you’re feeling generous, their awesome microfiber filter that can be attached to your washing machine to ensure fewer harmful fabrics and dyes end up in our oceans and habitats.

$78 $39 | Girlfriend Collective
Radmor Men's Colby Varsity Stripe Polo
Radmor Men's Colby Varsity Stripe Polo

Like all of this hip sustainable brand’s classic-with-a-subtle-edge, polos, there’s a lot going on behind the deceptively simple silhouette. For example, the buttons are made of natural shell (a biodegradable alternative to plastic), and the fabric is a jersey made from Peruvian pima cotton and elastane yarns, which are smooth and spun in extra-long staples. This means the fibers will wear nicely (aka, are very durable) and, when they’ve served their purpose, will biodegrade instead of clogging landfills. We love this monochrome color blocking varsity polo, but it also comes in mint and coral varieties.

$110 | Radmor
Allbirds Wool Dwellers Slippers
Allbirds Wool Dwellers Slippers

These limited edition unisex slip-ons are made in South Korea using recycled polyester and reused wool scraps—that means the leftover, high quality materials are repurposed and upcycled into these comfy shoes that tell a story, great conversation starters when you’re sipping bourbon around the fireplace with friends after a long day at the course. 

$65 $49 | Allbirds
Golf Guru App
Golf Guru App

Here’s a creative gift idea for your favorite sustainable golfer: an app subscription—no waste created in shipping, packaging, or recycling! Newly launched in England by mindful golfers with career histories in the music industries, Golf Guru aims to help golfers re-connect with the moment, their surroundings, and themselves, because if they feel better, they’ll play better—and experience a more relaxed and mindful game which is crucial for maintaining sustainable lifestyle. 

Golf Guru
adidas Men's adicross Sweater
adidas Men's adicross Sweater

Part of adidas’ company-wide push toward reducing its environmental impact, this golf-themed sweater is made partially with recycled materials. The blend of recycled polyester and merino wool knit creates a sustainable and stylish layer that’ll become a go-to on and off the course.

$160 $144 | adidas
Wolven Women's Reverie Flare Pants
Wolven Women's Reverie Flare Pants

These stretchy, eye-catching pants are unique for a few reasons beyond the trendy flare silhouette and unique pattern. Each is created with the help of artists and activists, so the prints are zany, filled with character, and tell a story. Not to mention, they’re climate neutral. Each year, Wolven calculates its carbon footprint and invests in programs, with the help of partner Climate Neutral, to offset its greenhouse gas emissions—which is, just like the pants themselves, a bold and creative step toward making style more sustainable. They may not become your go-to golf pants, but it's a great option for night golf, casual range sessions or watching televised golf from the couch. 

$102 | Wolven
Alder Apparel Beach Day Bucket Hat
Alder Apparel Beach Day Bucket Hat

This playful organic cotton bucket hat comes from one of the pioneers in holistic, inclusive, sustainable apparel crafted for the outdoors, Alder. The brand was co-founded by a National Geographic Explorer, also champions the Alder Fund, an annual initiative to help fund nonprofits across conservation, preservation, and inclusion spaces.

$33 | Alder Apparel
Save the Duck Russel Stretch Quilt Vest
Save the Duck Russel Stretch Quilt Vest

Save The Duck is the first Italian fashion company to earn a B Corp Certification, which is designated for companies that use their profits and reach to positively impact the planet. Known for quality, animal-free puffer jackets and vests, the brand also donates one percent of profits to charity each year.

$228 | Nordstrom
Karst Pocket Journal
Karst Pocket Journal

These journals are made using stone paper, which means fewer trees need to be cut down, processed and bleached to make paper and can stay in our world’s forests providing us with the much more vital service of sequestering carbon dioxide and infusing oxygen back into our ecosystems. These journals are pocket-sized (though larger, hardcover varieties exist too), ideal for tossing in your golf bag to keep track of scores, field notes, and all the ways you and your foursome plan to take on the world. The woodless pencils make nice stocking stuffers, too.

$10 | Verishop
Outdoor Voices Nocs Provisions 8x25 Waterproof Binoculars
Outdoor Voices Nocs Provisions 8x25 Waterproof Binoculars

For the nature lover or stadium seat tournament watcher, these binoculars are a stylishly mod upgrade from their chunky predecessors. Water- and fog-proof, they’ll be functional for those dewy early tee times and rainy afternoon plays. This pair is sold through Outdoor Voices, the stylish athleisure brand known for its transparent, ongoing sustainability mission, which pays attention to the details, like recycled and recyclable packaging.

$98 | Outdoor Voices
Five 12 Apparel Womens XCell Performance Long Sleeve Shirt
Five 12 Apparel Womens XCell Performance Long Sleeve Shirt

Five12 Apparel is a sustainable brand that uses recycled fishing nets to make performance fabrics. The nets are regenerated by an Italian mill that makes it into recycled nylon yarn. Each piece has a UPF 50+ protection, is pill resistant and is made to be stretchy without losing shape. This long-sleeved women’s shirt comes in 15 different colors, has a next-to-skin fit and thumbholes at the stretch cuffs to keep the sleeves down and add a little extra warmth.

$55 | Five 12 apparel

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