Earth Day is fast approaching! When you're busy doing acts of service for others and the planet, it can be so easy to neglect yourself. But the adage of "you can't pour from an empty cup" exists for a reason; after all, taking care of yourself is imperative to being able to be of service. So how do you treat yourself while still remaining true to your ethos? With planet- and pet-friendly gifts to yourself, of course. Whether you're an eco-enthusiast or just looking to lighten your footprint, we've rounded up some of our favorite gifts for earth-conscious animal lovers so you can feel good about treating yourself — or snag a gift for a fellow eco-enthusiast!
'Keep It Clean' Short-Sleeve Shirt
With this tee, you can show off your personality while spreading awareness! This short-sleeve shirt features our favorite salty crustacean, Crabby, with his cantankerous word bubble on the front along with the phrase "Keep It Clean." On the back, "Save Our Oceans" is featured in bold lettering. Made with ring-spun cotton, this unisex tee fits like a well-loved favorite and is responsibly crafted in an eco-friendly and Platinum WRAP-certified facility.
'Reduce Your Carbon Paw Print' Reusable Bag
Embrace more nature and less plastic! This reusable, machine-washable bag is a dependable accessory that allows you to ditch the disposable plastic grocery bags. This bag features an image of Earl and Mooch on top of the globe alongside the phrase "Reduce Your Carbon Paw Print." Made with ripstop nylon, this bag can carry up to 50 pounds and conveniently folds into a flat 5" x 5" pouch when not in use.
Plant a Tree
Trees clean our air — taking in greenhouse gases and producing oxygen — filter drinking water, offer shade to help cool our planet, and provide refuge for a wide range of creatures. Whether you plant a native species in your own backyard, work with your local park service to plant a tree in someone's honor, or donate to a reforestation non-profit, planting a tree is an excellent gift for yourself and the planet.
'Keep It Clean' Stainless Steel Reusable Bottle
Say goodbye to plastic water bottles, and say hello to this sleek, reusable stainless steel bottle. This glossy ocean-blue bottle features the message "Keep It Clean" and an image of Mooch and Earl floating in a boat on the water with dozens of sea creatures below them. The 17-ounce bottle has a double-walled exterior that prevents condensation build-up and maintains the beverage's temperature — whether hot or cold! Fits in standard-size cup holder and is BPA free.
Ditch the single-use coffee cups while you're at it, and check out our reusable tumblers!
Sweet, loving Shtinky Puddin' (also known as Jules) is a dedicated animal advocate and defender of our planet. After a day cleaning the coastline or picking up trash at your local park, kick up your feet and take some time for yourself with these ultra-cozy fuzzy socks featuring an embroidered image of Shtinky Puddin' — after all, he's the perfect companion for any big-hearted nature lover!
Schedule a Clean-Up Date
Speaking of cleaning up — meet up and clean up! Set a date, time, and location to meet up with friends and pick up trash and restore the natural order of the environment. Whether you head to a nearby shoreline or to your favorite park, this act of service amongst friends is a kind-hearted gift for yourself and the place you call home.
'It's Up To You and Me' Jane Goodall Quote Print
This sweet print was originally created in honor of Earth Day, and would be a perfect gift for any eco-enthusiast, yourself included! This 10" x 10" print depicts Mooch and Earl watching the sun rise in the distance. A quote from Jane Goodall reads, "It's up to us to save the world for tomorrow: it's up to you and me." All MUTTS art prints are made to order and can be printed on reforested paper or on UV-coated stretched canvas.
Let us know in the comments: what's the best eco-friendly gift you've ever received (or gifted yourself)?