We love gifts that pull double duty as both thoughtful presents for friends and loved ones and as opportunities to support causes we believe in.

One cause we love is supporting local in general, and we have a series of shop local gift guides, an Edible partner shopping list, and a lineup of amazing farmers markets where you’re sure to get plenty of holiday inspiration.

Gift subscriptions of Edible San Diego are another great option, as they enable us to continue to share stories about local, ethical food and drink in San Diego County.

This particular gift guide highlights a few companies who have taken innovative steps to make the world a better place, and allow you as a gift giver to spread double the holiday cheer.

Hot Yoga Lovers: Recycled Bottle Built-in-Towel Mats

Yoga Design Lab mats are downright gorgeous, but the beautiful designs are more than skin deep. The soft, sueded texture of these mats comes courtesy of recycled plastic bottle over a sustainable tree rubber base.

This soft, absorbent, machine washable mat is perfect for the ocean-loving hot yoga buff.

$78 at yogadesignlab.com

Surfing Yogis: Repurposed Wetsuit Yoga Mats

Suga in Encinitas makes their SugaMats out of upcycled, non-biodegradable wetsuits. As you can imagine, a mat made of repurposed neoprene has amazing grip, perfect for the post-surf beach yogis.

$79 at Suga.yoga

Ocean Advocates: Gift Membership to the Surfrider Foundation

You can gift a membership (plus t-shirt) to the Surfrider Foundation to directly support their mission of protecting the world’s oceans and beaches.

$25+ at Surfrider.org

At the WD Dickinson farm, heirloom, pre-GMO varieties of plants are being reintroduced to San Diego and the resulting fruits and vegetables are helping those battling autoimmune diseases and other chronic illnesses.

Support their mission and give the gift of cool, local treats with a seasonal gift basket featuring six mercantile products and a coupon for a free harvest bag of season heirloom produce.

$40 at wddickinson.com/store

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