Father’s Day is coming up, which means having to find the perfect 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 gifts you can shop that they never knew they wanted.
The Best Eco-Friendly Father’s Day Gifts
1. 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 their signature thread made of plastic water bottles, making this pair of shoes both eco-friendly and super stylish.
2. Nisolo Loreto Messenger Bag, $300
For the dads that have a lot to carry everyday, this messenger bag is handmade in an ethical factory in Mexico and equipped with slots for their laptop, pens, and water bottle.
Everyone needs a comfy hoodie. This one by Patagonia is Fair Trade certified, 95 percent recycled, and made with 14.9 plastic bottles. It’ll keep your dad warm and effortlessly fashionable while being gentle on the planet.
4. 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.
5. Leaf Twig Kit, $85
Gift your dad a stubble-free face with a razor that’s much better for the environment. The Twig razor is Leaf’s take on a classic safety razor, and the kit comes with a stand, one 50-blade pack, and a blade recycling tin so he can have a more sustainable shave. (Pro tip: Use the code BRIGHTLY for 5% off!)
6. Avocado Green Mattress, $999
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. (Pro tip: Use code BRIGHTLY.ECO125 for $125 off the green, vegan, and latex mattresses!)
7. Jam Sampler Collection, $30
They say food is the way to a person’s heart. This vegan jam sampler comes with six delicious jams to pair with just about anything, from some old-fashion vanilla ice cream to a fancy cheese platter. Your dad won’t be able to resist trying all of them.
8. Public Goods Herb Trio Kit, $33
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.
9. Tentree Palm Peak Hat, $38
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 percent TENCEL Lyocell.
10. 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.
11. Full Circle Plant-Dyed Apron, $25
Make sure dad’s clothes stay clean and dry while he’s out on the grill or cooking up dinner in the kitchen with the Full Circle apron. This apron is made by a Certified B Corp from organic terry cotton. Bonus: It’s also biodegradable.
12. 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 taking everywhere and is built to keep your drinks hot or cold for hours on end.
13. 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 something to enjoy together.
Dads need to protect their skin, too. This reef-safe facial moisturizer has broad spectrum sun protection and is so easy to use. Even the busiest of dads can find the time to slather on some and keep their faces protected and hydrated.
15. Guido Gobino Assorted Chocolate Box, $36
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.
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