From spending all their free time enjoying the great outdoors, to trying to reduce harmful impacts and pollution in their day-to-day lives, tree huggers appreciate your extra effort in finding gifts that keep Mother Nature in mind. It doesn't all have to be patchouli-scented candles and incense: There are plenty of ways to help your humble hippies enjoy the world around them while keeping water and plastic pollution to a minimum.


LIVING EARTH NATURALS BODY CARE

With a variety of uniquely scented body soaps and lotions, Post Falls-based Living Earth Naturals makes a variety of bathroom products that are organic, made from sustainably sourced materials and even packaged in materials meant to be biodegradable or recyclable. From frankincense-fir and anise-orange bars of soap, to lavender-ylang ylang lotion bars, they've got delicious smelling products to keep your hippie smelling awesome. $7-$10 • Living Earth Naturals • Kootenai County Farmers' Market or livingearthnaturals.com


PENDLETON THROW

Get a twofer in supporting local with a Pendleton Throw, perfect for taking along on a hike or trip to the beach, or cuddling up with on the couch on a winter day. The Pacific Northwest company uses virgin wool and cotton for their products, made here in the USA. $100-$179 • Intrigue Accents for Home Living • 220 W. Third St., Moscow


HAMMOCK

Snag a hammock strong enough to support two that your tree hugger can use to enjoy the forest for the trees. The Rambler Double Travel Hammock by Texsport can be found locally and comes with its own carrying case. $27 • The General Store • 2424 N. Division




STASHER REUSABLE BAGS

One of the biggest ways that we create waste on a day-to-day basis is through the use of disposable packaging, whether that's a baggie used to buy vegetables at the grocery store or resealable bags we put our sandwiches in for lunch. Stasher's silicone bags are plastic-free, washable and can even be used to cook if you want to try your hand at the sous-vide technique. Available in single or multipacks. $10-$60 • Stasher • stasherbag.com

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About The Author

Samantha Wohlfeil covers the environment, rural communities and cultural issues for the Inlander. Since joining the paper in 2017, she's reported how the weeks after getting out of prison can be deadly, how some terminally ill Eastern Washington patients have struggled to access lethal medication, and other sensitive...