Celebrate the Season of Giving by Giving Back with WWF-Philippines' Panda Shop

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Christmas is in the air and people are now busy rushing for holiday gifts. Don’t fret, you don’t have to stress yourself thinking what to give this season. It can be a rewarding and meaningful experience if you choose worthwhile presents – gifts that give back!

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines, a national office of the world’s largest conservation organization, has come up with a selection of merchandise perfect as holiday gifts.

These wonderful gift ideas will not only spread happiness to your loved ones, but will also share joy to the world with a portion of each purchase directed to WWF-Philippines’ conservation projects aimed at transforming lives and building a future where Filipinos live in harmony with nature.

Sustainable products and apparel bearing the organization’s trademark panda will surely help you fill your Christmas list while addressing some of the most current and most pressing environmental issues like single use plastics that threaten much of our fish and ourselves as well.

Findings show that the Philippines ranks third in the world in terms of plastic pollution, with 20% of the country’s plastics or about 521,000 tons ending up in the ocean. Surely it’s not something to be proud of.

With WWF-Philippines’ #NotPlastic merchandise, you can help stop plastics from critically overrunning oceanlife and ultimately taking over the seas.

It is high time to swap your little one’s plastic bottle and straw with a sustainable #NotPlastic glass tumbler with a neoprene sleeve and a metal straw that includes its own brush and canvas pouch. You can also purchase it as a treat for yourself, ditching disposable water bottles and straws that pollute our oceans.

For the cool dad, a water-resistant bamboo watch that comes with a wooden watch case and tool adjuster is ideal. Its lightweight feel and unique design is sure to fit your pop’s inimitable style.

Fashionable black and white canvas bags, which come in different sizes, provide both function and style to the busy mom. Throw in a hardbound WWF Paper Notebook and it will surely paint a smile on whoever you’ll give it to.

WWF-Philippines also offers great items for your outdoorsy and adventurous friends. A survival paracord bracelet with a glow in the dark clip, compass, and embedded blade is a failsafe gift for your resident nomad. You can also add a multifunctional wildlife buff that is printed with the WWF signature panda and colorful animals that may be worn as a scarf, headband, balaclava, and many more.

Another idea is a hand delivered Christmas card designed with whimsical WWF pandas and winter landscapes that will surely delight relatives and friends alike.

If you are planning to hold parties and reunions, Panda shirts in different colors in sizes are a great giveaway idea. WWF pens, mugs, bag tags, and caps are also great alternatives.

WWF-Philippines President and CEO Joel Palma encourages everyone to choose more meaningful and sustainable gifts this Christmas. “In keeping true with the season’s true meaning, let us celebrate together with the world as we pass it forward and revel in the joy and value of giving, as each gift purchased is a step towards environmental conservation,” he said.

For gift orders, you can contact pandagifts@wwf.org.ph or call (02) 920-7923 for more details. You can also drop by their office at 4th Floor JBD Plaza #65 Mindanao Ave. Barangay Bagong Pag-asa Quezon City, Philippines if you want to check the stuff out for yourself.

You can also go to www.wwf.org.ph for more resources and merchandise information.

Take time to reflect on the true meaning of the season and give gifts that give back. Transform lives with WWF because together, everything is possible.


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