Now is a great time to get a head start on holiday gifts, ranging from clean-water kits for the young scientist to nature books and animal booties.
As winter arrives with shorter days, many families are searching for projects and activities to do during the dark evening hours. A budding engineer might enjoy building various solar-fueled robots or mechanical contraptions. A young artist might create beaded jewelry with recycled paper or draw with colored-pencil sets. A small child might delight in the Chanukah Bugs pop-up book.
The Nature Shop offers eco-friendly gifts, such as bracelets made from recycled plastic and glass retrieved from the ocean, bamboo toothbrushes and maple syrup tapped from trees on the Sourland Mountains.
Instead of holiday wrapping paper, why not use some festive fabric bags that could be used again and again?
Fine crafts are also for sale. There are quilts, totes and bicycle bags created with brightly colored fabrics and stitched together by a local seamstress. Hand-painted wildlife ornaments will add a splash of the outdoors to any holiday tree.
Bird feeders and bat houses also are available for helping wildlife with winter’s chill.
Watershed logo wear and gear are available to keep you snug, your lunches insulated and your head comfy as you support our environmental mission to keep water clean, safe and healthy in New Jersey.
And for a high-impact, low-emissions gift, consider giving friends and family a Watershed membership.