Know someone else in your life who is an avid biker for environmental reasons? Check out this list of gifts that are some of our must-haves for living an eco-friendly lifestyle!
This is a guest post from Erin, one of our brand ambassadors in Chicago.
Living in the city of Chicago, taking advantage of public transportation is a must when commuting. Even better than that, is being able to bike - which is an excellent way to get around this city! Not only does it leave less of a carbon footprint, it’s good for the heart which in turn is good for the spirit. Keep reading for some of my picks for gifts for others who love to live an eco-friendly lifestyle.
Po Campo Bergen Pannier
Po Campo Bergen Pannier ($114.99)
Even though I own a few different Po Campo bike bags, the Bergen Pannier remains my go-to for commuting! I am always amazed by how much I can fit in this bag, not to mention the stylish look. This bag has held a change of work clothes, shoes, computer, and beauty products, as well as my everyday purse items like a wallet, keys, phone, etc. It is so easy to put on and remove from my bike. I love the messenger strap as well as the carrying handles AND it’s completely VEGAN! One more reason to love Po Campo… a portion of all their sales goes to delivering bicycles to schoolgirls in rural Africa through their partnership with World Bicycle Relief.
Bellabeat Leaf Urban Health Tracker
Bellabeat Leaf Urban Health Tracker ($119.00+)
Minimizing your carbon footprint is great motivation for biking around town, but what about for YOUR health?! Having a fitness tracker is a great way to keep me biking, but so many of the trackers are watches like a FitBit. That is why this Bellabeat Leaf Urban Health Tracker is so unique! Just like the Po Campo design, this tracker is stylish with a purpose. It goes even farther than tracking your activity, it also tracks your sleep patterns, your reproductive health, and monitors your stress levels! There is a free app to get you connected and sync with Apple Health or Google Fit to keep all your data in one place! The Bellabeat Leaf is made from natural wood, hypoallergenic stainless steel, and has multiple designs so it can be worn as a bracelet, necklace or clip!
Jamboo Headphones ($44.95)
I have multiple playlists in my phone, but my biking playlist is always my favorite! Music for me is a must when I begin my commute to work and I bet you never thought about being more eco-friendly with your choice of headphones! What started as a Kickstarter campaign is now a cool product made from 100% real bamboo and a tangle-free cotton wrapped cable. These ear buds are super sleek with a clip for easy attachment to your Po Campo bag and have a hands-free microphone, AND a one-year warranty!
Green Foster Product Natural Soft Linen Flax Bath Towel
Biking anywhere is wonderful exercise and if you are anything like me, one may get a little sweaty by the time you end up at your destination. Which is why these ultra-high absorbing towels make a great must-have in your Po-Campo bag! Not only are these a more natural fiber for your skin, they are compact and lightweight, soak up moisture effectively (leaving no mildew smells), have a super quick drying ability, and available in multiple colors. Green Foster Product also offers 100% risk-free satisfaction guarantee!
Captain Blankenship Organic Mermaid Dry Shampoo
Lover of dry hair shampoo? Feel terrible for using the aerosol sprays? OR is it just the bulkiness of the spray cans that never seem to fit when you need to travel light? Captain Blankenship’s got you covered! This is a powder based dry hair shampoo that will fit perfectly in any Po Campo bike bag AND it’s made with 100% all-natural ingredients. Helmet head is never a good look, so this dry shampoo also works as a volumizer and, as a bonus, smells amazing from organic essential oils!
Erin Myerchin is an actress and writer who spends her day time hours working for the nonprofit Feeding America. When she is not biking around the beautiful city of Chicago, she can also be found cooking up her favorite vegan eats! Erin is a proud dog mom and living that wife life with her husband Alex. The two are expecting their first child, a little baby girl, January 9th, 2018!