A Few of Our Favorite Things
Delighting friends and family with the right gift can be a challenge this time of year. Here is our collection of gift ideas we Whole Earthlings love to give and receive.

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What do families at waterparks, kids on trampolines, base jumpers, snorkelers, surfers, and skateboarders have in common? They all have fun capturing and sharing their escapades with GoPro, the world’s most versatile camera. These tiny camera/camcorders are "wearable", waterproof, shockproof, record in HD and now have built in Wi-Fi. GoPro’s newest camera is the Hero3 Black Edition. It’s the smallest, lightest and most powerful GoPro yet! What could your family do with a GoPro? Even pets can get in on the action. Check out the GoPro video: Dogs at the Park

For more info on the GoPro Hero3 click here

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Since their inception in 1972 Patagonia’s designs, whether for clothing, luggage, packs or gear, have always leaned toward simplicity and utility, favoring clean elegant lines with technical, yet sustainable, components. Patagonia’s clothing is versatile, designed to function well in diverse situations.

For going bouldering in the morning and out on the town at night Patagonia offers well made, functional and good looking options; jackets, dresses, shirts and pants that look great on the trail as well as at work or after hours. Patagonia also focuses on protecting the environment by donating at least 1% of sales to environmental groups every year. For many reasons, Patagonia has been a personal favorite for many of us at Whole Earth for nearly 40 years.

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You won’t find these beautiful colors of Chaco sandals anywhere in Texas this holiday season except at Whole Earth Provision Co. With the Color Your World collection, the Men’s Z/2 Unaweep and Women’s ZX/2 Yampa sandals are being offered in several vibrant new primary colors. Many of us Whole Earthlings wear Chacos almost all year in Texas; some of us have more than one pair and some even have our black “dress” Chacos. Chacos are nearly indestructible. They give great foot support, with their BioCentric footbed and look good in both active and casual situations. Stop by a Whole Earth store near you and check them out.

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For kids of all ages we love the EZY Roller! It’s not a luge, bike, or scooter. The EZY Roller rides low to the ground, runs on leg power and is easy to ride and race. No pedals, no chain and no batteries required, the Ezy Roller moves like a snake with easy left-right leg movements. It works great on most surfaces – but not grass or sand. Suitable for children five and up, the EZY Roller comes with extensions and tools so it can grow along with your kids.

For more info on the EzyRoller click here

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We are always looking for classic children’s toys, ones that will truly entertain and be fondly remembered in years to come. For years, Melissa & Doug have offered exactly this. They are known for fun, high quality wooden puzzles and educational toys. They make everything from classic blocks, push toys, and hobbyhorses (hobbyunicorns too!), to wooden fruits and veggies, sandwich making and grilling items, cupcakes and ice cream cones, to an absolutely amazing wooden railway set. Once you see them, we think you and the children in your life will love them as much as we do.

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In learning to dress themselves, “mix and match” is a game young kids love to experiment with. This year we discovered Chooze shoes whose mission is to help kids develop their confidence and creativity with the choices they make. Chooze offers well made, durable, colorful and playful children’s shoes with no two being exactly alike, but made in combinations of colors and patterns that go together beautifully. Chooze, based in Dallas, is a Good Returns company investing some of its profits at the end of each year in anti-poverty programs.

To learn more about Good Returns click here

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Timeless styling meets laid-back luxury in Ugg handbags. Made of the finest leathers, we think these bags are irresistibly soft and buttery. UGG handbags are crafted with the same attention to detail they give their footwear and that has made them the premier brand they are today. For example, the over-the-shoulder UGG Classic Hobo is roomy without looking huge. It is fully lined with three interior pockets, two exterior kangaroo pockets and closes easily with a magnetic snap. With styles from Bohemian glamour to slouchy chic, UGG has a handbag destined to be a favorite!

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Leica has been world renowned for excellence and quality in the construction of binoculars for over 100 years. Whether for bird watching or wildlife observation, travel or leisure activities - you can enjoy a close-up view while maintaining a respectful distance with these binoculars. With superior brightness and clarity, even the tiniest details are crystal-clear and highly contrasted. Leica combines superior optics, precision-engineered mechanical components and first-class design in all their products. These binoculars are always on our wish lists!

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Clarks brand footwear has been carried in our stores for more than 30 years. English shoemakers for almost 200 years, Clarks are known for classic designs combining comfort and style. They seek out the freshest trends, interpreting them so that people can get out there and do what they love. From fashion-forward trendsetters to people who prefer timeless classics, we think Clarks are for anyone who appreciates comfort, craftsmanship, premium materials and innovative technologies.

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Named for the coldest, most unforgiving side of a mountain, The North Face offers an extensive line of high-tech outdoor apparel and equipment. As you might expect, The North Face knows how to keep a body warm, whether in the wilds of Alaska or about town on a cold Texas December day. Their Osito jacket for women is made of soft silken fleece, perfect for keeping cold air out while creating a flattering line. The North Face Apex Bionic jacket is water-resistant, breathable and warm thanks to a windproof exterior and fleece lining. Whether it’s cold, wet and windy or a cool sunny day these are great “go-to” jackets for cold weather.

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