Father's Day is coming up, which means it's time to find the perfect sustainable gift. For many of us, this isn't an easy task; Dads are notoriously difficult to shop for. "Anything" isn't the most helpful answer when we ask what they want.
We want to show the fatherly figures in our lives that we love all that they do for us—while also being more eco-conscious consumers. Aside from making your pop a handmade gift (like a jar filled with their favorite candy, or a photo in a thrifted frame), there are also plenty of eco-friendly Father's Day gifts you can give to show your appreciation.
30 Eco-Friendly Father's Day Gifts for 2022
1. Sustainable On-the-Go Coffee Cup, $18
If there's one thing most dads love, it's coffee—especially when they're on the go. Instead of using plastic, single-use coffee cups, your dad can enjoy this reusable option that features coffee husk as a raw material. The cup is durable and can be recycled, reused, or repurposed at the end of its life.
2. Burlap & Barrel Spice Trio, $15
This spice trio kit includes ground black lime, smoked pimentón paprika, and silk chile flakes. And all of which are ethically sourced. This kit even supports smallholder farms.
Whether your dad is a wiz in the kitchen or out on the grill, he'll want these spices to add extra flavor to what he's cooking up. What's not to love?
3. Plastic-Free Razor, $84
Gift your dad a stubble-free face with a razor that's much better for the environment. This razor is plastic-free and comes with a pivoting head and up to three blades. It's just like your average disposable razor—minus the throw-away culture.
4. Shave Soap Bar, $9
To go along with the plastic-free razor, your dad is going to need some shaving cream. Instead of using shaving creams from aerosol cans, try this shave soap bar. It's vegan, cruelty-free, and plastic-free. Plus, it does not include any petroleums, parabens, sulfates, or phthalates.
5. 100% Cotton Apron, $50
Make sure your dad's clothes stay clean and dry while he's out on the grill or cooking up dinner in the kitchen with this 100% cotton canvas apron. It's made by skilled artisans in Kannur, India, and it's even produced on a 100-year-old handloom. Featuring large pockets and an adjustable neck strap, this apron is for everyone.
6. Insulated Paper Walrus Cooler, $46
Does your dad love an ice-cold beer? Does he love the great outdoors? If you answered yes to both questions, your dad may need a cooler bag!
The Insulated Paper Walrus Cooler and the Insulated Paper Seagull Cooler are here to save the day. They're ethically made from responsibly sourced materials, and they can be reused indefinitely.
7. Washable Paper Backpack, $32
Whether your dad is an avid traveler, a camper, or just simply needs a new backpack, this paper backpack will save the day. It's made of paper—yes, paper!—and it's durable, washable, and lasts a lifetime.
8. Rothy's RS01 Sneaker, $175
Has your dad been wearing the same pair of torn-up sneakers for the past 20 years? Perhaps it's time for an upgrade. Rothy's sustainably-made sneakers are made from a signature thread made of plastic water bottles, making this pair of shoes both eco-friendly and super stylish.
9. Multipurpose Messenger Bag, $50
For the dads that have a lot to carry every day, this messenger bag features vegetable-tanned leather and a removable cotton lining. It's also easily washable if it gets dirty! He can use it to carry a laptop up to 13 inches, sports gear, diapers, and beyond.
Who doesn't love a comfy crewneck? This one from Patagonia is Fair Trade certified and utilizes fabric scraps and recycled bottles, making it a 100% recycled garment. Plus, it'll keep your dad warm and effortlessly fashionable while being gentle on the planet.
11. Tea Drop Sampler, $34
Got a self-proclaimed beverage connoisseur on your hands? This tea drop sampler is sure to impress. Skip all the tea bags and steepers and enjoy a piping cup of tea anytime, anywhere.
12. Avocado Eco Organic Mattress, $699
Maybe all your dad really needs is a good night's sleep. If so, the Avocado Green Mattress is sure to give him that. This mattress is GREENGUARD Gold Certified and features GOLS organic certified latex, GOTS certified wool, and GOTS certified cotton. Plus, it's not too soft and not too firm—it's just right!
13. Farmer's Market Hot Sauce, $30
They say food is the way to a person's heart. Maybe flavor is, too. With this hot sauce set, you'll have farm-fresh flavors made with only local ingredients.
The set comes with four flavors: habañero carrot curry, serrano ginger lemongrass, red chili lime, and smoked habañero barbeque.
14. Public Goods Herb Trio Kit, $45
Does your dad have a green thumb? Then he'll be super excited to receive this herb-growing kit from Public Goods. This kit comes with cilantro, basil, and parsley seeds, biodegradable pots, and a premium wood planter. He not only gets to watch his plants grow, but he'll also get something tasty out of it.
15. Tentree Mountain Peak Hat, $35
There doesn't seem to be a more appropriate Father's Day gift than a dad cap. This hat by Tentree is made ethically in Vietnam with 100% TENCEL Lyocell. Plus, the brim is recycled plastic. The company Tentree also puts the planet first—it planted over 77 million trees!
16. Nisolo Brewer Wallet, $50
Gift your dad a new wallet for all of his pocket change and loose credit cards. This classic wallet is handmade ethically in Nisolo's factory in Peru.
17. S'well Teakwood Traveler, $35
This water bottle is made for the dads who are always on their feet and on the go. The S'well traveler is perfect for long road trips, hiking, or even just a day in the office. And it's built to keep your drinks hot or cold for hours on end.
18. Groupon Experience, Prices Vary
Instead of buying an item, why not buy an experience? Groupon has a plethora of fun, exciting options for every kind of dad. From mini-golf to bowling to escape rooms, you're sure to find an activity to enjoy together. After all, the best Father's Day gifts are the ones that create memories.
Dads need to protect their skin, too. This reef-safe facial moisturizer has broad-spectrum sun protection and is super easy to use. Even the busiest of dads can find the time to slather it on and keep their faces protected and hydrated.
20. Guido Gobino Assorted Chocolate Box, $36
One of the best Father's Day gifts of all time will always be something to munch on. For all the dads out there with a sweet tooth, this box of assorted artisanal chocolates is sure to make them giddy.
Guido Gobino makes its chocolate from the highest quality ingredients and uses cutting-edge processes for the most lavish chocolate you've ever had.
21. Lomi, $499
For the planet-loving Dad who's short on space, a Lomi electric tabletop composter could be just the thing. You can turn food waste and even packaging into dirt with a touch of a button.
This machine really does make composting super simple. You can check out our full review of the gadget here.
22. Original Puffy Blanket, $99
Wearable, machine-washable, and made from 100% recycled materials, the Original Puffy Blanket makes a great gift. Good for on the go, using at home, taking on adventures, and more, this is an option whether you have a homebody Dad or an outdoorsy Dad.
23. Recycled Travel Hammock,
(Reg. $90) $47.50
Can't you see your Pops taking a classic Dad-nap in a Nakie Travel Hammock? All he needs is two trees and a good book to enjoy some R&R.
Plus, the hammock is made from 100% recycled materials so it's an absolute win as far as sustainable gift-giving goes.
24. Collapsable Solar Lantern, $32
This solar lantern is super versatile. Set it up at the grill for nighttime BBQs, take it on a camping trip, or enjoy it on evening strolls with the dogs. Your old man will likely enjoy using the lantern in place of a boring flashlight.
Made from recyclable PET sailcloth, it's rip-proof, waterproof, and tear-proof. Collapse it when it's not in use for easy storage as well.
25. Lettuce Grow or Gardyn Hydroponic Garden System, $399+
Your Dad could absolutely geek out over a hydroponic gardening system. While it's certainly a gift for someone who has a big budget (or a group who could go in on it together!), we highly recommend either the Lettuce Grow or the Gardyn systems.
You can check out our in depth overview here, but you really can't go wrong with either one.
26. Rechargeable Lighter, $30
A nifty gadget any father would enjoy, these rechargeable lighters are easy to use and are powered by a lithium-ion battery, which eliminates the toxic butane.
27. Sunday Personalized Lawn Care Plan, Prices Varies by User
Raise your hand if you sometimes can't tell if your dad loves you or his yard more. Shop different lawn and garden products from Sunday, or order a personalized lawn care plan to go above and beyond this Father's Day.
Sunday uses a system different from brute force. It encourages lawns to grow more naturally without the need for toxic ingredients, making it a more sustainable option than what's available on store shelves.
28. Smart Heated Mug Kit, $75
Dad will thank you a million times over when he realizes he never has to drink cold coffee or tea ever again. His morning beverage will stay perfectly heated for up to six hours in this mug.
29. Goodlife Leisure Club Hat, $45
Take your dad's aesthetic to a whole new level with a rad Leisure Club hat from Goodlife. Check out the Goodlife Loop, too, to see how the brand is actively working to reduce its footprint.
30. Brightly Gift Card, $10+
When all else fails and you feel like you just can't make the right choice (or you're low on time!), might as well grab a Brightly gift card and let Dear Old Dad do the shopping for himself!