Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas for Dad – Father’s Day Gift Guide

Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas for Dad - Father's Day Gift Guide

Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas for Dad

I don’t know about you, but my dad is always impossible to shop for at any holiday. There are things he would like, but don’t you want to give a father’s day gift that will be enjoyed AND used? When I was a kid, I used to make him gifts, a few of which he still has. I love seeing the yarn-covered tin can on his dresser, a catch-all for pencils and loose change. As impractical as it was, I know he has treasured it for more than 30 years (gulp). As a grown-up, I have updated my gift-giving to more useful things. The following list includes some of the best eco-friendly Father’s Day gifts for every budget.

SIGG Stainless Steel Cutlery Set

Stainless Steel Cutlery SetStainless steel knife, fork, spoon, and bottle opener all in one and in a handy pouch. Use it as part of a waste free lunch. Replaces wasteful disposable plastic cutlery Knife, fork, spoon, and bottle opener all in one Cleverly folds out one utensil at a time or separate all three utensils Practical and portable High-quality Stainless steel 24.95

JOEmo XL Reusable Stainless Steel Travel Mug

JOEmo XL 16oz Stainless Steel Travel Mug

The HighWave JOEmo XL Insulated Beverage Travel Tumbler has a patented technology that will keep your drink hot or cold for 6 hours. This 16 ounce stainless steel tumbler will put the temperature of your drink in a ‘time capsule’ state. The sleek stainless steel design is visibly attractive and fits comfortably into all drink holders. The on/off top push plate allows you to easily open and close your tumbler with one hand and the vacuum seal renders it spill-proof. Note: Highwave no longer includes a carrying case or tea basket with the JOEmo XL. $18.18

Solar cell Phone Charger

sCharger-5 High Performance Solar Charger

Solar cell phone charger quickly Charges iPhone, iPod, Android Phones, Samsung, eReaders, and Many Other USB Devices Directly From Sunlight. Water and weather resistant, Simple to use. Non toxic, Clean and Green. It’s been described as the “Best solar charger on the market”!

Hand Crank or Solar Battery Radio and Flashlight

Stansport 01-517 Hand Crank or Solar Battery Radio and Flashlight

Are you always hearing about things your dad has purchased “just in case”? He wants to be prepared and this hand crank or solar power radio and flashlight does just that! Operates from Solar Power, Hand Crank, DC power, or 2 AA Batteries (not included). Weather proof designed AM/FM Radio, Siren and Flashlight. 24.86

Green Living Envirope Hammock

Twin Oaks Green Living Envirope XL Rope Hammock

As soft as cotton and durable as polyester Envirope is hand-woven using post-consumer waste. This polyester Eco-Spun fiber is derived from recycled soda bottles! Envirope is resistant to mildew mold and negative effects of weather. The white oak spreader bars are crafted from locally cut second-growth trees sawed and processed in Twin Oaks. Sourced manufactured woven and assembled in rural Virginia these hand-crafted hammocks manifest the pride that members of the Twin Oaks community take in their work and in their commitment to your satisfaction. 169.99

The Horny Road Organic Polo Shirt

Horny Toad Men’s Smooth Polo

100% organic cotton men’s polo shirt has a two-piece self-fabric collar, three-button placket, button-through patch chest pockets on yoke seam, and side vents at hem 37.20

Hearst Ranch Grass-Fed Rib Eye Steak

Hearst Ranch Grass-Fed Rib Eye Steak

Hearst Ranch’s grass-fed rib eye is hearty and tender with pronounced flavors that will satisfy your love of beef from the nation’s largest single-source supplier of free-range, all-natural, Grass-fed and Grass-finished beef. 24.98

Energizer Solar Lantern

Energizer SOLRE35BP Solar Folding Lantern, Orange

Energizer® >solar folding lantern uses the latest technology to deliver advanced, renewable lighting solutions. Energizer’s hybrid platform harnesses the power of sunlight, with the added benefit of alternative energy through batteries, self-powered winding or car charging. Designed for both outdoor and emergency use.

Botanical PaperWorks Herb Seed Bomb

Herb Seed Bombs

If your dad enjoys herbs, he will love these herb seed bombs! Each bag contains nine seed bombs made with compostable paper and packed with a trio of herb seeds. Planting is easy – just throw them onto soil in a vacant urban space or in a garden and watch them grow. For best results, choose a location that receives consistent sun and rain. 9.95

Eco Touch EXTKT Exterior Car Care Kit

Does your dad like to wash his own car but hates the chemicals in normal car cleaning products? Eco Touch is a waterless car care kit originating in New Hampshire (holla!). It cleans car paint, wheels, tires, windows and plastic. Non-toxic and biodegradable. 57.45

Organic Cotton Mens T-Shirt

Green Label Organic Think Outside T-Shirt

Does your dad love the outdoors? Let him show it with the Green Label Organic Think Outside T-shirt. Made from certified 100% organic cotton in the USA for breathable comfort and easy care and is printed without the use of PVCs or other harsh chemicals. 32.00

For some eco-friendly gift ideas for dad made in the USA, check out my article on Directory Journal!

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  1. says

    I share your frustration of shopping for dad. I always end up giving mine one of those quintessential “just in case” gadgets you mentioned, all of which inevitably end up collecting dust. The herb bombs are a fantastic eco-friendly idea, plus it sounds like they are also dad-fool proof (a huge selling point for me!)
    Another idea that is not so creative but nonetheless environmentally mindful is gifting dad an Ebook rather than a hard or paper back.
    Have you tried any of these out on your dad?


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