Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas for Dad - Father's Day Gift Guide
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.
Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas for Dad
SIGG Stainless Steel Cutlery Set
Stainless 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
Thermos Stainless King 16-Ounce Travel Tumbler
Thermos Stainless King vacuum insulation technology for maximum temperature retention, hot or cold; keeps liquids hot for 7 hours and cold for 18 hours.Built in tea hook, easily holds tea bags or most loose leaf infusers.
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. Made of eco-friendly silicone rubber and ABS + PC material, and with rubber paint surface process. Football grain design has anti-skid protecting effect.Water resistant design ensures the device functions smoothly when it's raining; Shock-proof feature ensures the device work properly even it crashes or drops.
Emergency Solar Hand Crank Self Powered Power Bank
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! Compact AM/FM NOAA Weather Radio and a powerful 3 LED flashlight, with cell phone charger. iRonsnow Official focus on making emergency equipment. One minute hand-cranking supports over 5 minutes radio play time, over 30 minutes of continuous torch light，5 minutes cell phone talk time. 300mAh battery
Handmade Yucatan Hammock Matrimonial Size
The Mayan Style Hammock is weaved with thinner strings, creating a sensation of floating in the air when you are sitting or lying down. great to take a siesta or simply sleep comfortably throughout the night. Able to be used both indoors and outdoors with proper care.
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.
Energizer Solar Folding Lantern
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.
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.
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.
Green Label Organic Opt Outside T-Shirt
Does your dad love the outdoors? Let him show it with the Green Label Organic Opt 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.
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?
Hello Vicki, this post is great and the gadgets you mentioned are really good. I like your thoughts. Thanks for sharing such a nice idea. Keep it up!