blue water baltimore's holiday gift guide

Blue Water’s Gift Guide

It’s the holiday season, meaning many folks are hunting down gifts for their loved ones! Here at Blue Water Baltimore, we encourage everyone to be thoughtful when picking out presents; this means shopping locally, minimizing packaging and wrapping waste and choosing gifts that last. We’ve gathered a list of a few Blue Water Baltimore favorites that I’m sure your friends and family will adore. And hey, we wouldn’t blame you if you got some for yourself, either!


Blue Water Baltimore swag – celebrate 10 years

Show your BWB pride and help us celebrate this important milestone with a limited-edition shirt or sweatshirt. They make great gifts for the environmentalists in your life (big and small), and profits will support the next 10 years of this vital work.


A gift card to Herring Run Nursery

When your loved one visits Herring Run Nursery in the spring they’ll be able to plan out their garden with the help of our nursery staff, and take home native plants that will house and feed insects and wildlife, all while beautifying their yard. That’s a gift that keeps on giving!


Shop local with Claymonster Pottery

Cat Audette Holt and Rich Holt of Baltimore, MD make one of a kind whimsical monster vessels and stoneware pottery with personality. When you gift a monster, or get one for yourself, you’re not only supporting local artists, you’re also supporting local waterways. A portion of holiday Claymonster sales will go towards Blue Water Baltimore’s mission of clean water and strong communities.


Minimize waste with green crafts

For folks big and small, handmade art is a gift to be cherished. When you make something using found materials, like this nature collage or dryer lint firestarters, you’re minimizing (if not eliminating) waste, and avoiding shopping all together! We think that’s pretty cool. 


Make a gift to Blue Water Baltimore in honor of your loved one

When you make a gift in honor of a loved one, our team will send a handwritten note to help them understand the impact of their gift along with your special message.

  • $5 could buy a new pair of gloves for a volunteer
  • $50 would allow us to process two bacteria samples
  • $250 could provide an ecoliteracy session to a group of students or community members
  • $500 would allow us to remove enough concrete to plant 10 new street trees.
  • Thoughtful, impactful, and easy, making a gift to Blue Water Baltimore in honor of your loved one is a hard gift to beat. Happy holidays from everyone at Blue Water Baltimore, and thank you for being a part of the Blue Water family!

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