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Gifts for Earthlings 2023

Posted by Whole Earth | 12.05.2023

The Earth seen from space. An iconic NASA photo.

 

 

Gifts for Earthlings 2023

 

As you can imagine, at Whole Earth, we're partial to almost anything having to do with our Earth. Here are a few items found in our stores that may make a great gift for the Earthlings on your holiday list. 

 

Thames and Kosmos Day and Night Globe

Thames and Kosmos Day and Night GlobeThanks to digital technology, we have come to appreciate maps as never before. But even so, there's nothing like a globe to see how all those maps fit together on a sphere. A globe brings home facts such as Austin's position near the 30th parallel is similar to that of Cairo, Shiraz, Lhasa, and Hangchou! A globe can convey the true size of the African continent and just how much of the Earth's surface is covered by the Pacific Ocean. The Thames and Kosmos Day and Night Globe displays a detailed physical and political map of Earth including borders, mountains, rivers, and more. This globe has a night mode where it is illumined from within and includes not only the political planet but important stars and constellations! Give the gift of a global perspective to the perpetually curious on your gift list (or yourself!).

 

Squishable Mini Earth Plush

Squishable Mini Earth Plush

Help your children to begin loving our planet Earth at an early age with the Squishable Mini Earth Plush. The Mini Earth is seven inches in diameter and made of soft new polyester fibers that meet children's safety standards. Should this Earth meet with environmental catastrophe and become soiled, it can be laundered in a clean cotton pillowcase in cold water and placed in a drier still in the pillowcase using the lowest setting. It may take several cycles to become completely dry. Would that it was this easy to clean up our planet. Think of the Mini Earth as a child's first globe, complete with polar icecaps, a friendly smile, and oh-so-easy to hug. 

 

National Geographic Kids World Atlas

National Geographic Kids World Atlas Sixth Edition

This sixth edition of the National Geographic Kids World Atlas is an excellent first atlas for kids 10 and up. There are introductions to the different types of maps, how they are used, and how to read them including interpreting scale and a key to symbols. The atlas has maps of physical features, climate, vegetation, and migration, as well as regional and political maps. Accompanying the maps are National Geographic photos of people and places around the planet.

 

Matr Boomie Bala Mani Beaded Love Mother Earth Brooch Pin

Matr Boomie Bala Mani Beaded Love Mother Earth Brooch Pin

Have someone on your holiday list who loves pins? No lapel goes untouched, and they may also be attached to bags, packs, and hats as well. We're understandably fond of the Matr Boomie Bala Mani Beaded Love Mother Earth Brooch Pin and its message. Matr Boomie is an Austin company that offers fair trade items that blend traditional art forms of India with timeless and modern designs. The Love Mother Earth Brooch Pin is handmade and sustainable, and a portion of revenues are re-invested in the artisan communities. Let your Earthling represent their love of the planet with this stylish pin. 

 

Otherlands - A Journey through Earth's Extinct Worlds by Thomas Halliday

Otherlands - A Journey through Earth's Extinct Worlds by Thomas Halliday

If you live in Austin, you may have visited the Hartman Prehistoric Garden. Dinosaur tracks were discovered in the Zilker Botanical Garden and garden designers surrounded them with plants from the Cretaceous era that were believed to have existed when the dinosaurs passed through the area. It's a rare opportunity to "time travel" and experience a collection of plants that date back to the time of the dinosaurs.

 

Thomas Halliday's Otherlands - A Journey through Earth's Extinct Worlds offers a literary version of a visit to the Hartman Prehistoric Garden. Halliday works backward through time with each chapter representing a more ancient landscape from Earth's past. He begins in Ice Age Alaska and gradually moves back to the very beginnings of life on the planet over 500 million years ago. Each geological period is matched with a location chosen for its extensive fossil record allowing Halliday to speculate on the ecosystems and organisms of that time. Otherlands offers an entertaining tour of the development of life on our planet all from the comfort of our reading chair!

 

Life is Good Women's Peace on Earth Globe Long Sleeve Crusher Tee

Life is Good Women's Peace on Earth Globe Long Sleeve Crusher - Lite TeePeace on Earth is a message long associated with the holiday season. This year these words have added urgency. The Life is Good Women's Peace on Earth Globe Long Sleeve Crusher - Lite Tee is one way to express hope for the season and for those living on Earth. Like many Life Is Good tees, the t-shirt is made of super soft 100% cotton with a ribbed neck and cuffs. And Life Is Good donates 10% of its annual net profits to help kids in need.

 

Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds by Ian Wright

Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds by Ian Wright

Here's a fun and informative book that will change the way an Earthling looks at our world. It answers all sorts of questions like "Who drives on the 'wrong' side of the road?" The answer, like all of those in the book, is illustrated by a world map with the answer marked by country. Want to know the average male height worldwide? The answer's here! The topics covered in this fascinating book include People and Populations; Politics, Power and Religion; Culture and Customs; Friends and Enemies; Geography; History; National Identity; Crime and Punishment; and Nature. From thought-provoking to flat-out funny, it's a fun gift for the curious folks in your life. 

 

Whole Earth Unisex Earth From Space T-Shirt

Whole Earth Unisex Earth From Space T-Shirt

Whole Earth has been making Earth from Space t-shirts for many, many years. This version was created for our 50th anniversary. We've seen photos of our Whole Earth t-shirts taken around the world. Have one you'd like to share? Send it to our Instagram feed at WholeEarthProv. We'd love to see it. In the meantime, an Earth from Space tee would make a great gift. Or if your last Earth from Space t-shirt is looking a bit worse for wear we hope you'll show your love for the planet and us with a new Whole Earth Provision Co. Earth from Space t-shirt!

 

This Is the Planet Where I Live by K.L. Going

This Is the Planet Where I Live by K.L. Going

In a poetic text with gorgeous illustrations, the youngest Earthling will learn about the interdependence of life on our planet. This Is the Planet Where I Live by K.L. Going uses the venerable example of the classic poem "This is the House That Jack Built." "This is the planet where I live. Here are the people who share the planet where I live. These are the homes that shelter the people who share the planet where I live." All leading up to the finale: "Animals, fields, shelter for friends, every creature alive on each other depends— all on the planet where we live." A beautiful gift for a young child to grow on. 

 

Sometimes it can be difficult to take in the larger view of life on our planet. By nature, we are more concerned with our lives in our particular place. These gifts can offer a few reminders that help us all to see and live on the Earth in new ways.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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