Father's Day Made Easy!
We know dads are hard to shop for. Instead of skimming the aisles on the way to your parent’s house hoping you can find something to make a great Father’s Day gift, why don’t we plan ahead this year?
Oh, and we have some good news. We did all the heavy lifting. We picked out 12 sustainable Father’s Day gifts that you can give to your dad this year. We hit all the bases, from clothing, accessories, and even some fun toys. And if you’re reading this, you already know the drill, every last gift is sustainable and GOOD for the environment. Read on to discover 12 gifts that can be shipped straight to his doorstep!
Tact & Stone’s mission is to change more than your wardrobe. They operate under the assumption that no one else will save the world. We couldn’t agree more. They have taken significant strides to only source the lowest impact materials with the highest performance qualities. All their suppliers also abide by the highest social and environmental responsibility standards.
Their performance walk short is something special that your dad will love. Its moisture-wicking, wrinkle-resistant, and lightweight. It is made of recycled polyester, which keeps plastic from our landfills, oceans, and waterways and organic cotton, which uses 90% less water than conventional cotton.
Your dad and the Earth will love these shoes. The Havana Nomad Suede is made for that everyday casual look. Not only do they look sharp, but they are also made with only the best materials. The laces are made of recycled PET, the insole is made of natural cork and recycled PU Foam. Even the outsole is made of wild rubber. The mix of these materials minimizes odor, wicks away moisture which allows you to ditch the socks!
Patara is also a kickass company that is doing big things for the world. All of their shoes are eco-friendly, comfortable, and light enough to carry in a backpack. They capitalize on sustainable materials to bring you (and your dad) comfy, good-for-the-environment shoes.
Can we all just agree that rain jackets are one of those essentials that you need but just don’t want to buy for yourself? That’s why this is one of the most PERFECT sustainable Father’s Day gifts. If you’re still not convinced, let me tell you a little more about it. This jacket is made of 100% recycled poly or about 15 plastic water bottles worth of trash! It also is water-repellent, wind-resistant has heat-sealed seams, and that’s just getting started. Whether you’re venturing into the wilderness or just taking a city stroll, this bad boy will keep you nice and warm.
Outerknown is known for its relentless pursuit of sustainability. They were told there wasn’t a market for sustainable clothing, but boy did they prove the nay-sayers wrong. 90% of the fibers they source are organic, recycled, or regenerated.
Pala isn’t just an eyewear brand that cares about looking good. They want to do good as well. Pala is embodying the change they want to see in the world. For every pair of eyeglasses sold, they give back to eyewear programs in Africa. This means thousands of sight-impaired humans get the help they need, and their lives are forever changed. Doesn’t that make you feel good just thinking about it?
We love their Itri sunglasses. They have that 70’s vintage look and feel. They have stainless steel frames, CR39 lenses providing 100% UVA/UVB protection, and will match just any outfit your dad is wearing.
Topiku means “my hat” in Indonesian. This brand uses upcycled and recycled waste materials that would otherwise be stuck in a landfills and repurposes them to create hats. They are changing the hat game by making them sustainable without taking away from the comfort and durability. The BLK 06 Luhur hat is our favorite of the bunch. All their hats are ethically handmade by artisans in Indonesia. This hat is simple yet stylish. We promise your dad will love this timeless ball cap.
This Honcho Short Sleeve Shirt is dad-approved and sustainable Father’s Day gifts approved, too. It’s cool, yet classy and has a lightweight look and feel to it. It is made of organic cotton, and It’s great for those hot summer days when you need something breezy to wear with shorts and flip flops.
We also love the brand Toad&Co. They are a leader in the sustainable fashion industry with sustainability being a non-negotiable instead of just an option. They made some serious strides in using the most eco-friendly materials possible. They even ship their clothes to you in a reusable shipping bag.
This Journal is a lovely gift for the dad that loves sentimental items instead of clothing. We love the large leather journal for its multipurpose use. The paper is made from non-tree, sugar cane paper. It’s great for sketching or for ideas, thoughts, and aspirations. It is handmade with full-grain, tanned vegetable leather.
Alta Andina is also an excellent company with a mission to craft and sell products using natural inputs and recycled materials within an Andean supply chain. The idea is to keep the heritage of the Andean region and conserve the environment and traditions in the process. That’s a win in our book.
Jelt is a Montana based brand that has a mission to save the world one belt at a time. They create eco-friendly belts made of waste and donate a portion of every sale organizations that support veterans, kids, and the environment.
Their belts are made in Montana, and the good doesn’t stop there. They employ incarcerated women and women living on Montana ranches. These belts are made for the active person who loves biking, hiking, or just being outside. The Black Jeltx is the perfect Father’s Day gift. It’s made to hold up the light and heavy pants, but most importantly, it’s made for adventure.
This gift guide wouldn’t be complete without some utility pants. These ones are stylish, though. Nau makes the perfect utility pant that is durable, but still soft and comfortable. It has 6 pockets, two front, two back, one left hidden pocket, and a right coin pocket.
If you’re not familiar with Nau, they are a performance wear brand that you guessed it, is also actually GOOD for the environment. Their #1 value says it all. If it doesn’t exist, invent it. They don’t back down from a challenge, and their clothes reflect that. If you love stylish performance-wear, check them out!
Rumpl has a pretty awesome story. The now founders were on a surf and ski trip in California when they found themselves in subzero temperatures and a car that wouldn’t start. They took their sleeping bags and walked into town. They realized how warm sleeping bags were and wondering why nobody had made them into blankets. So, they did it themselves.
Rumpl also creates these sleeping bag blankets from 100% post-consumer recycled materials. How cool! He’ll love one of these if you’re looking for a unique gift for your adventurous pops. This is the Nano-loft puffy blanket. It’s the first-ever synthetic alternative to down. The circular clusters of fibers mimic down to trap warmth and keep him extra toasty.
Okay, ready for the coolest gift on this page? The GoSun solar oven is crazy cool! It can bake, steam, or roast a meal for 2 in just 20 minutes under direct sunlight. Its extremely lightweight and small, so it travels well.
If you’re wondering who the heck GoSun is, they are an innovative brand that creates ground-breaking products using solar energy. They also do a LOT of good for the world while they do it. They realize that about 1 billion people do not have access to electricity. To help combat this, they have shipped products to over 70 countries and donated over 1,000 units to help those in need have access to clean cooking.
If your dad likes to travel, I think you found a winner. The Pakt One Pakt bag is the travel bag you never knew you needed. And it’s the only one you’ll need. It packs like a suitcase, carries like a duffle, and travels like a pro. It’s a gift he’ll make memories with and keep for years.
The brand Pakt Bags isn’t too shabby either. The creators are coined, minimalists. They specialize in creating unique and reﬁned, responsibly-sourced travel accessories for environmentally-conscious travelers.
Alright guys, that’s a wrap! 12 gifts your pops will love! Sustainable Father’s Day gifts shouldn’t be hard! We know shopping sustainably can be overwhelming at times. One article at a time, we hope to make it a bit easier! Discover a full list of sustainable menswear brands here.
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