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Unwrapped: 16 Gifts For Your Nature-Loving Best Friend

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That will also give back to nature

Tis officially the season for gift-giving. For us, that's a full month in which we'll be providing gift ideas for everyone on your list with our Unwrapped holiday gift guides. So make your holiday shopping a breeze this season, and let us help you find gifts for all the people in your life.

There's nothing your most granola friend will love more than a gift that speaks to their outdoorsy ways. Parks Project partners with nature conservancy groups to give proceeds from product purchases right back to the parks it's inspired by, so not only will your gift remind your friend of The Great Outdoors™, but it will also help a cause they love. And a gift that's also a donation to an important cause is basically two gifts in one.

Parks Project is the passion project of a couple of avid nature lovers, who were already volunteering and giving back to the parks they so adored. They wanted to do more, though, which led them to start a company that would expand the work they were already doing and spark change on a larger scale. Parks Project has partnered with National Geographic and the Sierra Club, among other brands and causes, to help put a fashionable and aesthetically pleasing spin on the act of giving back.

Below, we rounded up some of our favorite gifts from Parks Project that your most fresh air-loving friend will definitely covet.

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Nurture Nature Bigfoot Water Bottle, Parks Project, $20, available at Parks Project.

We've never wanted a water bottle more than we want this one featuring Bigfoot just chilling in the forest, feeling himself.

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Visit Mount Rainier Framed Print, Parks Project, $120, available at Parks Project.

A gorgeous print with a casual reminder to get out and get hiking.

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Leave It Better Topo Socks, Parks Project, $18, available at Parks Project.

Keep your toes warm and your intentions set with these socks.

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Stranger Places Fleece Sweatshirt, Parks Project, $70, available at Parks Project.

This sweatshirt mixes a love of the outdoors with a reference to everyone's favorite Netflix show.

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Big Sur Pennant, Parks Project, $36, available at Parks Project.

Who needs a sports pennant when you're nature's No.1 fan?

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Yosemite Chill Out Fleece Sweatshirt, Park Project, $70, available at Park Project.

We wish we were as chill as that bear.

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National Geographic X Parks Project Explorer Carabiner Mug, Parks Project, $20, available at Parks Project.

This mug has a handle made out of a carabiner, which is a genius hack. When you're on a hike and need to stow it away, you can just clip it right on your bag.

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Yosemite Valley View National Geographic Poster, Parks Project, $35, available at Parks Project.

Perfect for your outdoorsy friend who lives in a city, since it will serve as a reminder of all the natural beauty that's just a short trip away.

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Sierra Club Bandana, Parks Project, $18, available at Parks Project.

We wish it actually doubled as a compass, but it's still very cool.

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Protect Our Parks Wool Hat, Parks Project, $36, available at Parks Project.

This wool hat will keep your head warm and let every passerby know where your passions lie.

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National Parks Advocate Sticker Pack, Park Project, $16, available at Park Project.

Plaster your love of parks everywhere!

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All Parks Fill-In Bubble Poster, Parks Project, $25, available at Parks Project.

This poster lets you check off each park you've visited, and will definitely inspire you to get yourself to every one on the list!

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Mokuyobi Adventure Fanny Pack, Parks Project, $42, available at Parks Project.

Fanny packs are in, even with us city-slickers. You may want to borrow this from whoever you gift it to, or snag one of your own.

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Joshua Tree Yes Please Tee, Park Project, $36, available at Park Project.

A shirt inspired by everyone's favorite southern California getaway. Wear it that next time you visit the Cholla Cactus Garden.

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Parks For Lovers Sleeveless Tank, Park Project, $40, available at Park Project.

You and your partner should each get one of these shirts and go hiking together. Total couple goals.

Cardi B, Avril Lavigne, and so much more

Every weekend, we bring you #SOUNDCHECK—your destination for the best of the best new music that hit the web over the course of the week. Because you should always be prepared when someone passes you that AUX cord. This week's round features 21 of our favorite emerging and established artists including Cardi B, Avril Lavigne, Tacocat, and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.

"Please Me" - Cardi B and Bruno Mars
"Please Me" will pair perfectly with all of the Valentine's Day candy you just bought on clearance. Trust me, there couldn't be a more perfect time to listen to this ultra-'90s R&B track.

Head Above Water - Avril Lavigne
I'm honestly jealous of whomever Avril is singing about on "Goddess."

Tacocat - Grains of Salt [OFFICIAL VIDEO] www.youtube.com

"Grains of Salt" - Tacocat
When I realized Tacocat was back, I literally turned around at my desk and yelled. It's a miracle.

"Can I Talk" - Caleb Steph
Caleb Steph's debut single proves that he's ready for the spotlight.

Betty - Betty Who
"You better recognize/ That you're wasting all my time" from "The One" is my new favorite response to every "photographer" on Tinder.

"Butterfly" - Kehlani
The only thing more beautiful than this cover art is Kehlani's voice.

SASAMI - Free (feat. Devendra Banhart) (Official Video) www.youtube.com

"Free" - SASAMI feat. Devendra Banhart
I would have never predicted a SASAMI and Devendra Banhart collaboration, but I am 100 percent not complaining.

Rex Orange County - New House www.youtube.com

"New House" - Rex Orange County
Alex O'Connor never fails to impress me with his soulful bedroom pop, and "New House" is no exception.

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"Cuz I Love You" - Lizzo
Distorted guitar paired with Lizzo's belting vocals? Chills, literally. She did that!

"Heads Gonna Roll" - Jenny Lewis
Like if Stevie Nicks' voice met Father John Misty's lyrics.

"Get Well" - Donna Missal
Donna Missal tells me everything I needed to hear about breakups on "Get Well."

"Patient" - Monica Martin
Sultry and sweet.

"Whorey Heart" - TeaMarr
TeaMarrr's bouncy new song is an excellent roast of the kind of fuckboi we all know and hate.

"Ice Me Out (Remix)" - Kash Doll
Kash Doll shows that she knows her way around a beat on "Ice Me Out."

"Lips of Lips" - Tiffany Young
Definitely catch me driving around with my windows down this summer blaring "Lips on Lips."