Kinda bad at choosing gifts? Don’t worry – our ultimate eco friendly Father’s Day gift guide is here to help!
Ladies and gentlemen, your attention please – this is a Public Service Announcement. It is my official duty to remind you that Fathers Day is coming up. I’m giving you more than a week’s notice, so it’s enough time to think of something good (at least something better than a multipack of socks, as I myself am guilty of).
While he may protest that he doesn’t need anything, the truth is everyone loves a thoughtful gift, no matter what day of the year it is. And doesn’t your dad deserve it? (I know mine, pictured with me below, does!)
Our Ultimate Eco Friendly Fathers Day Gift Guide has all the classic staples of any decent eco friendly Father’s Day gift guide, but with one significant difference: these products are noteworthy for their sustainability. Let the hurried gift hunt commence!
The Ultimate Eco Friendly Fathers Day Gift Guide
Since pretty much most men hate shopping, why not save him the pain and get him something he’ll wear all the time?
Inspired by Nordic values, aesthetics and design traditions, HANSEN Garments are driven by their ambition to make men look good by offering effortless and timeless garments for everyday life. The brand offers staples such as jackets, jeans and shirts. These unique Scandi styles allow your guy to stand out a bit from the crowd, whilst remaining classically cool.
HANSEN Garments was founded in 2010 by Aase Helena Hansen and Per Chrois Christensen. In summer 2021, HANSEN Garments is preparing for the opening of their next location in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen.
HANSEN Garments always works closely with the craftsmen tailoring their designs to life. Each collection comes together after careful consideration of fabrics and materials used. Sustainability has been at the core of the company since its inception. The company not only reuses their designs, but they also use organic materials.
Best for: The stylish gent (who probably hates to shop)
Prices: Start around $65
When it comes to our Ultimate Eco Friendly Fathers Day Gift Guide, we had to add the ultimate gadget! And what tech-loving dad doesn’t appreciate a stylish watch?
We especially love wooden watches here at Eluxe for their effortless style and minimalist vibe. And Svenn Wood Watches tick all the boxes when it comes to the perfect gift. Crafted with nature-friendly materials, the majority of the watch is made from entirely recyclable wood, lending a lighter and less allergic accessory than other watches. Encased in a wooden box, the aesthetics are sleek yet personal, making it a unique gift.
Hoping to score some points with your dad by making the gift more personalised? Svenn allows you to add your handwriting to the back of the watch, transforming the watch into a personalized product. And it couldn’t be easier to do! Simply handwrite your message on a piece of paper, snap a photo of it and upload it to the Svenn website. Your message will then be engraved on the watch forever, the perfect sentimental gift for your dad to enjoy for years to come.
Best for: The gadget loving guy who is sentimental, too!
Price: Around $129
What happens when old hockey sticks need to die? They get reincarnated as grilling tools! I absolutely love this idea, and your sports-loving, BBQ genius of a dad will, too. Every set is 100% unique, given the recycled nature of the actual hockey sticks used as the handles for these tools.
Best for: BBQ loving hockey fans, of course!
Price: Around $50
Does your dad miss going to the ballpark to see his favourite team?
A gift that celebrates your dad’s favourite sport could well move him to tears. I mean, what could be more meaningful than wearing a piece of the stadium he loves most on his wrists? These cufflinks are made from authentically salvaged seats of famous baseball stadiums, like Yankee, Shea, or Wrigley stadiums, amongst others.
Best for: Baseball fanatics (who also wear work shirts)
Price: Around $200
Shades are more than necessary during this season, and what could be fancier than a premium grade pair of wood sunglasses? Shwood’s eyewear is comfortable, and uses premium lenses that fully protect from UVA/UVB rays. Each pair comes in a custom travel case equipped with a microfibre cleaning cloth. The Canby design (below) features classic styling that your dad will love year after year.
Best for: Outdoorsy dads who love cool shades
If your dad is more of a beer guy, what could be more fun for him than to brew his own ale? This kit has everything you need to bring to life a full-bodied Irish stout. This boldly designed kit uses 100% malt extract, world-class specialty grains, fresh hop pellets, and high quality yeast to create something your dad will love to chug!
Best for: The DIY dad who loves a good pint
Price: Around $60. Available in the USA only though
This present is ideal for a dad who likes to hike and needs a functional object to keep hydrated. A collapsible water bottle is the perfect eco friendly Fathers Day gift, as well as an ideal travel companion, since it breaks down small enough to fit in a pocket. Also perfect for eco-minded dads who want to save the planet from the plague of plastic!
Best for: Any dad, really! And for those of us who are giving gifts whilst on a budget
Price: Around $15
A briefcase by vegan brand Matt & Nat is ideal to make your dad shine at the office, as he carries his gear around in this minimalistic, vegan friendly case. It comes with a removable and adjustable crossbody strap with standard shoulder patch. The interior is equipped with a laptop padded sleeve with tab closure, a nylon zip pocket, smartphone pocket and 2 pen slots. Click here to see more vegan briefcases!
Best for: The professional dad, with style
Prices: Start at around $150
Men want to look good too, but often shy away from girly-looking beauty products and packaging. So the ‘manly’ skincare range by men-ü is perfect for the dad who is often on the road. There are loads of non-toxic, high performance products to choose from, including shaving creams, facial washes and shower gels, for example.
Best for: The dad who’s always on the go
Price: Around $10
The collection of ethical men’s clothing brands at Brothers We Stand means this website is a one-stop shop for eco friendly Fathers Day gifts! Their many diverse brands include Fairtrade shirts by People Tree, sustainable denim by MUD Jeans and recycled backpacks by ECOALF, to name a few. It’s a totally manly feast for the conscious shopper. And they do gift vouchers! Which means you don’t need to make any hard decisions (though he will!)
Best for: When you honestly just don’t know what to get him
Price: You can pick the amount!
11. A Cool Utility Vest
The Tactical vest is available in colors that include denim, olive, mustard, red, white, and black velour. Adjustable shoulder straps and belt complete his perfect fit to tote every small belonging. Two sizes: Medium (S-XL) and Large (2XL-4XL, for over 180 pounds).
Artistic flair and bold creativity are the forefront of the brand. Tote&Carry combines unique patterns while balancing and blending lush, clean textures for top-tier luxury that is priced within reach. Five-star reviews across Totencarry.com highlight the minority-owned company which has created luggage and eco-wear for high-profile clients since its 2016 Atlanta inception.
Got a music-loving dad? He’ll adore these wood in-ear headphones! Your dad may also appreciate the fact that eco-friendly brand Woodbuds have pledged to plant a tree for every 100 products they sell, working with The Woodland Trust in the UK. They’re also members of the 1% For The Planet alliance, donating 1% of sales to environmental organisations across the globe.
Best for: Music loving dads, of course!
Price: Around $13
Gents like hats for many reasons: to keep the sun off their heads, to hide a bad hair day, and of course, to hide their bald spots! Dad will love a basic cap by We Are Harper not just because it’s an American classic, but because it’s made from sustainable bamboo and cotton, and created in an ethical factory. Oh, and the brand also gives back to loads of charities, mainly those for the homeless.
Best for: The outdoorsy dad who may be getting a bit thin on top! 😉
14. Eco Undies
Which man doesn’t need some naturally antibacterial and antimicrobial boxer briefs? WAMA makes the ultimate eco friendly Fathers Day gift. Their undies are crafted from an all natural hemp fabric that has skin-and-planet-friendly characteristics. The mission of the brand is to create comfy underwear that is practical and super soft. Besides being kind to nature and the epidermis, WAMA is also engaged with social sustainability, ensuring that all employees work under fair conditions.
Best for: Every dad on the planet. I mean, there’s nothing quite as useful as these!
Price: From around $20
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