Sunday, June 19th is the day we come together to honor our fathers. People are increasingly wondering what to buy someone who cares about the environment and Father’s Day is no exception. If you’re thinking about trading golf balls for something a little greener, we’ve come up with 10 sustainable Father’s Day gifts to impress any dad.
10 Gifts for Eco Friendly Fathers
What is eco gift giving? Well, it starts with gifts that are useful and purchased with love. Eco friendly presents are experiences or items that will be cherished for years to come—not stuff that will end up collecting dust or immediately tossed in the trash. Eco friendly gifts are also minimally packaged, often plastic-free, and may introduce your dad to sustainable living.
Can’t think of any eco friendly Father’s Day gifts? That’s why we’ve made a collection for eco-conscious gifts. If you’re still in the dark about what to get dad, here are 10 earth friendly gifts your dad might enjoy.
1. Aluminum-Free Deodorant
If he’s the type to never ask for directions, he’s likely also the type to not realize that he may be using body care products that are dangerous. While the jury’s still out regarding the safety of aluminum in deodorant, you can help your dad get rid of BO in a way that’s better for him and our planet. As an alternative to synthetic-based ones, the Aluminum-Free Deodorant from Jack Henry contains organic ingredients like plant botanicals and bentonite clay. It comes in a recycled plastic tube, too!
2. Aftershave Tonic
Perhaps he’s never thought about it before, but your dad’s bathroom is likely filled with a lot of plastic. Let him experience zero waste skincare first hand by introducing him to eco friendly body products. Lovett Sundries has an Aftershave Tonic that’s made with all-natural ingredients and evergreen oils. It’ll reduce post-shave irritation and keep his skin feeling smooth. If he’s crafty, he can make use of the glass bottle when it’s empty—or it can be tossed in the recycling bin!
3. Multi-Use Cleanse+
If your dad doesn’t have a skincare routine—but could use one—surprise him with Jack Henry’s Multi-Use Cleanse+. Like superfood for his skin, it’s a no-fuss option for dads who don’t know the difference between body wash and moisturizer. Why? Because it can be used for anything! Whether he uses it as shampoo, face wash, body wash, or hand soap, he’ll notice clean, moisturized skin and less dryness, redness, and inflammation.
4. GOpure Pod Water Filter
Dads and adventure tend to go hand-in-hand. So, for this Father’s Day, consider surprising your dad with a trip to a new destination abroad. To do so safely, provide him with the GOpure Pod Water Filter. The small-but-mighty pod purifiers provide contaminant-free tap water in just a matter of seconds. He won’t have to worry about contaminants like chromium, arsenic, chlorine, and mercury, and our planet won’t have to worry about 2,000 single-use plastic water bottles.
5. Stainless Steel Water Bottle
Speaking of water bottles… If you’ve been wondering about an environmentally friendly gift for dad, a reusable Stainless Steel Water Bottle is one of the best ones. Not only will it help your dad reduce his reliance on plastic, but the bottles are also leak-proof and double wall insulated, keeping drinks cold and hot for 24 and 12 hours, respectively.
6. Bumi Cotton Duffel Bag
If he travels a lot for work or fun, a Bumi Organic Cotton Duffel Bag might be just what your dad needs for Father’s Day. Even if he’s not a jet setter, the duffel bag is perfect for commutes to work or trips to the gym. The brand behind the bag, Terra Thread, has made it as sustainable and ethical as possible. Not only is the organic cotton duffel bag an alternative to those made with synthetic fibers, but it’s made in an Indian Fair Trade factory, too!
7. Recycled Cardholder
GOT BAG has a Recycled Cardholder that’s perfect for any father embracing minimalism. It stores just five credit cards and cash to keep it easy and lightweight. Your dad will probably be impressed with the fact that it’s made with recycled ocean plastic, too. The first of its kind, each Cardholder diverts nearly half a pound of plastic from our precious oceans!
8. Reusable Coffee Filter
If your dad is a coffee lover, help him ditch the single-use filters by surprising him with Coffee Sock’s Reusable Coffee Filter. Not only does it cut down on waste, but it’s also been known to retain more of the rich coffee flavor—without the paper taste.
9. Bento Lunch Box Set
For a two-in-one sustainable Father’s Day gift, consider making your dad his favorite meal, then stash it in the Bento Lunch Box set from Ecolunchbox. The plastic-free containers are perfect for his lunch break or to pack essentials in for a weekend hike. The three layers easily fit together and since they’re made with stainless steel, there will be no worries about toxins like BPA, BPS, and phthalates.
10. Mineral Sport Sunscreen Spray
Summer is just around the corner, making it a perfect time to help dad prepare for cutting the grass, grilling out, or heading out on a bike ride. No one wants to look like a lobster, so if your dad’s been known to leave the sunscreen behind, give him a bottle of Mineral Sport Sunscreen Spray from All Good. It’s SPF 30 and won’t hurt our coral reefs or aquatic animals. Ready to handle sports and sweat, the protection lasts for 80 minutes.
Get What Your Dad What He Really Wants This Father’s Day
Love is one of the most sustainable Father’s Day gifts around. While these are all great gift ideas—especially for a dad becoming increasingly environmentally aware—the best way you can celebrate Father’s Day is with your time. Give your dad a call, surprise him for lunch, or join him in the yard as he lights up the BBQ or works on his expertly manicured lawn. Things are just things, but memories, those last forever.
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