A lot of people are critical of the younger generation calling them too self-involved and lazy. It is often thought that they are so self-consumed that all they are capable of is staring at the screens on their phones and finding their best angles for taking selfies. While this may be the perception of the younger generation, it’s not the reality.
In reality, they are the truth seekers and the ones who open the eyes of the jaded older generations to the seriously critical issues that face our world today.
Thanks to my son, a college student who studies environmental science, our family has become more conscious of reducing our carbon footprint now more than ever before.
Here are some great gift ideas for teen boys that they will love.
A lot of the simplest changes we can make to help our planet are things we already do, and things we use or reuse. As we send our kids out into the world, or to the organic market to pick up some produce, we can send them out with something extra special.
Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas for Environmentally Conscious Kids
So many of the younger generation are passionate about saving the environment because they have led the way in taking the initiative to clean up the messes of the older generations.
Here are some eco-friendly gifts they will enjoy:
Bracelets by 4Ocean
4Ocean is on a mission to remove pollution from our oceans and coastlines. They fund their cleanups by selling their bracelets that are created out of recycled glass. By selling one bracelet, they commit to eliminating a pound of trash. Their bracelets come in a variety of colors and help to support marine animals. Buy a stack of bracelets as they look great together.
Reusable Folding Straws with Carrying Case
The use of plastic straws is destroying our oceans and killing off marine life and sea turtles. While plastic straws may seem convenient, they cost us by harming one of the planet’s most valuable resources – the oceans. We love these reusable straws because you can fold them up and pop them in their carrying case to take with you. Perfect for kids on the go with friends.
Food Storage Bags that are Reusable
Many big retailers have started to sell reusable food storage bags, and these bags are washable with zippers. They are perfect for snack time and school lunches. They are also really cute.
The Hydroflask is one of the bestselling stainless-steel water bottles available. It comes in a lot of different colors and sizes, and it is double- wall vacuum insulated. It also comes with a lifetime warranty. It’s perfect for water, coffee, smoothies, and more.
Que Water Bottle
Que is an original idea for a water bottle. When you have finished your drink, squash it and store it away for next time.
Reusable totes are cute, and you can wash them. You can take them with you to the store, and they are small enough to fold, wash, and reuse.