Glaciers are melting. Plastic pollution in our oceans is rising. Our carbon emission rates are at the highest they've ever been.
Reducing environmental footprints is not easy, but we all have a duty to do it for our environment. Whether we do it through only purchasing eco-gifts for friends and family or by recycling more often, the tiny steps count.
Since almost 9 in 10 people want a more sustainable world anyway, gifting eco-friendly products is a gift within itself. If you're on the lookout for Father's Day gifts this year, we've compiled a list of environmentally friendly gifts that your dad will be sure to love!
Fair Trade Coffee Beans
There's a good chance that your father drinks coffee every morning.
Buying coffee for your dad that is fair trade and organic is the best option if you are trying to only give environmentally friendly gifts.
Take Him for a Round of Golf at His Favourite Course
With many fathers out there that love playing golf, a round of golf on you is one of the greatest gifts you could give them. Even better? Take him to his favourite course!
Being able to spend time together and have an experience rather than gifting an item shows how much you love him. Not to mention, when you don't gift an actual item, you are staying true to your desire to only find eco gifts.
Go Out to a Nice Dinner
Do you know your father's favourite restaurant? Are you really wanting to celebrate him this year? Then taking him out to his favourite restaurant is a great gift option!
You can purchase the meal for him (and maybe include a bottle or two or three of wine with the meal).
Before you know it, you'll have spent hours together reminiscing on the good ole days and telling some of your favourite stories.
Make Homemade Beard Oil
If you have a father who has a beard, chances are he uses beard oil regularly. Gifting him a beard oil that smells good and you make yourself will show him how much you love him!
To make the beard oil, you'll need the following ingredients:
- Jojoba oil
- Frankincense to promote skin health
- Tea tree oil to soothe irritated skin
- Glass dropper bottle that can be reused or recycled when the oil is gone
If he loves it, you have your next few years of Father's Day gifts covered! Not feeling crafty? Check out our beard wax from Mariner Jack
Chances are, your dad has a ton of socks with holes in them. He might even have a few socks lying around that don't have a pair either.
Gifting your dad with organic socks is gifting him with something that you know he will use. When you gift organic socks specifically, you are buying a product that reduces its impact on the environment during production. Not only are they better for the environment, but they are also great for his feet, too!
Portable Solar Charger
If your dad is a tech junkie, you've probably seen him at a brewery with his computer working outside. He might even bring his iPad with him so he has an extra device (just in case).
Instead of having to sit next to an outlet, you could gift him with a portable solar charger. He can take it anywhere that the sun goes.
This is one of those eco-friendly products that you can feel good about purchasing because it is using energy from the sun rather than our valuable, limited energy supply.
Reusable Water Bottle
How many times have you seen your father go into the fridge to get another plastic water bottle? You've likely seen it a lot. You may have even seen him go into the fridge multiple times a day to get multiple plastic water bottles.
If that's the case, celebrating Father's Day by gifting him a reusable water bottle will make him and the environment happier. He'll worry less about the mound of recycling he has in the corner of the garage, and more about doing the things he loves while carrying his water bottle with him.
Recycled Lunch Bag
If your father likes to pack his lunch when he goes to work, gifting him with a recycled lunch bag will be sure to make his day.
He'll look pretty stylish and won't have to scrounge around trying to find another paper bag to use. He will also feel pretty good about using it every day!
If your father loves to draw, write, take notes, and jot stuff down on phone calls, or journals daily, gifting him with a recycled notebook will make his day.
He will no longer need to use scrap paper or waste decent computer paper where he should be printing his most important documents to sign, but rather use a stylish notebook that keeps all of his notes and thoughts in one place.
Choose One of These Eco-Friendly Father's Day Gifts This Year
Celebrating Father's Day can mean a lot to you and your father, especially when you enjoy giving gifts.
This year, you should consider giving eco-friendly Father's Day gifts or cutting back the number of physical items you gift him. When it comes time to purchase the gift, be sure to think about how the gift may impact the environment!
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