12 eco-friendly and sustainable gifts for Father’s Day (2022)
As Father’s Day approaches, you may be wondering what kind of gift to get the special man in your life. If you’re looking for a gift that’s both meaningful and lasting, there are plenty of options to choose from.
For the DIY dad, consider a set of tools made from recycled materials. For the dad who loves to cook, there are a number of eco-friendly and sustainable Father’s Day gifts.
Eco-friendly and sustainable Father’s Day gifts range from organic cotton aprons to sustainable wooden cutting boards.
Whatever his interests, you’re sure to find a lasting gift he’ll love. So make this Father’s Day unforgettable with an eco-friendly and sustainable gift that shows how much you care.
Father’s Day seems a little too commercial these days?
Finding the perfect gift for dad shouldn’t have you feeling stuck between three choices at your local mall. Celebrating dad should be about doing or investing in experiences and products that bring joy to the planet, just like the joy he always brought to you.
This Father’s Day, whether you’re celebrating your adventure-seeking dad or your climate change activist dad, we’ve created the ultimate Father’s Day gift guide for the conscious consumer. Choose what best represents your father while having a positive impact on humans, animals and the planet.
Check out our top picks for eco-friendly and sustainable gifts that are ethically made, give back to community initiatives, and be sure to put a smile on Dad’s face this Father’s Day.
Kaibae Exfoliating Soothing Soap Set on a Rope
Inspired by the resilience of wild plants, these handcrafted soaps on the rope provide nourishing cleansing for your healthiest skin. This set includes two oversized soap bars: an exfoliating soap on a rope for gentle, nourishing exfoliation, and a soothing soap on a rope for a soothing, replenishing lather.
These luxurious soaps are formulated with ingredients that have been hand-harvested by our partner communities and are made in small batches by an artisan soapmaker on California’s Central Coast.
Hand-in-Hand Sea Salt Set
For the self-care dad, Hand-in-Hand creates soap and personal care products from natural ingredients and essential oils. Their “one-to-one” model helps provide personal care products to those in need in Haiti. The team also conducts sanitation and personal hygiene workshops to help prevent common and life-threatening illnesses that can be spread through poor hygiene.
Nimble Portable Charging
For the dad who’s always connected, Nimble offers fast-charging portable chargers made from ethical, natural materials and eliminates the need for plastic packaging. Help Dad recharge in less than 30 minutes while keeping the environment top of mind.
The 10 Day Fast Portable Charger is the best option on the market and perfect for dads constantly on the go. Plus, with every Nimble product, they provide a prepaid return envelope to send old or obsolete electronics directly to their e-waste recycling partner for safe and responsible recycling at no additional cost.
United by Blue beach shorts
For the beach-loving dad, we love United by Blue. The brand removes one pound of waste from our oceans and waterways for every item sold. They create collections for the beach and adventure-centric community, using materials such as organic cotton, bison, and recycled polyester.
Their collection of sustainably made swim shorts are perfect for dads who love lounging on the beach or spending their weekends at the cottage. Give Dad a quality new piece he’ll wear all summer while helping clean up our oceans.
Day Owl Premium Durable Backpack
Day Owl is a direct-to-consumer brand that has created a backpack from First Mile materials that the team says will prepare everyone to take on the world. Ian works primarily in landfill community assessment, sourcing strategy, understanding how to translate impact into economic value, and optimizing impact in storytelling.
First Mile has diverted more than 96 million plastic bottles from landfills and the ocean and turned them into consumer goods for global brands trying to find value in authenticity, transparency and accountability.
Miscoots Fun Socks
For the dad who loves giving back to the community, we love the Miscoots. The clothing brand that provides economic opportunity, jobs and clothing to homeless people in Austin, TX with every purchase made. All socks are made with their arch support, seamless construction, color and style.
JEco-Stylist’s personal styling gift
Giving clothes is difficult. What if they don’t like it? What if it doesn’t suit them? Do they even like this color??? Forget all that.
What if you could give your recipient a personalized boost? You can, and it’s sustainable.
Eco-Stylist’s personal styling services offer the opportunity to work 1-1 with a real person who specializes in building more sustainable wardrobes. From the most sustainable way to get rid of old clothes, to buying the most sustainable brands, they can help.
With the purchase of a gift card, you can give the gift of an express personal shopping or even a total closet overhaul – the choice is yours. This Christmas, help your loved ones dress like they don’t care.
Allbirds Tree Topper Trainers
For the dad who worries about climate change, we love Allbirds. They offer a range of carbon neutral sneakers that implements its CO2 omission processes across its entire supply chain. These sneakers are made from eucalyptus fibers which makes them breathable, smooth and cool to wear in hot climates. Learn more about the brand’s initiatives here.
Wuxly Winter Jackets
For the dad who just loves winter (that’s for Canadian dads…let’s be honest), we love Wuxly. Wuxly offers the perfect cruelty-free winter jacket, made from carefully selected materials, produced ethically and ecologically.
They are committed to omitting as much CO2 as possible and providing fair working conditions throughout its supply chain. It’s never too early to invest in a quality and socially responsible winter jacket. The vegan parka will keep dad cozy and warm for decades of winters to come.
Home Spa Ritual Terres D’Afrique
An at-home spa ritual to balance the skin and nurture the senses. Restoring balance via the healing power of nature, and a bringing together of all the senses involved.
Perfume signed TDA -The distinctive Terres d’Afrique fragrance is made from three unusual African resins, omumbiri, omutati and opoponax. The smell is reminiscent of the flower of the Kaokoveld – golden and honeyed, with a nutty, caramel and base notes of earthy resins and warm amber.
Myrrh Body Scrub – Sugar, coconut shell and Rooibos flakes have been mixed in a specific ratio for optimal exfoliation. Scented with natural sweet myrrh, this scrub removes dead cells, leaving skin soft and refreshed.
The three ingredients have been combined to provide different exfoliation strengths. Strong at the beginning, to very soft towards the end once the sugar has dissolved, then only the Rooibos flakes and the coconut shell remain.
Omumbiri Body Butter – A luxurious and rich body butter scented with exotic omumbiri. This non-greasy formulation rejuvenates, hydrates and softens the skin.
The essential fatty acids present in jojoba oil, mafura butter and coconut oil help restructure and revitalize the epidermis, nourishing the deep layers of the skin.
Jojoba oil is also an excellent moisturizing ingredient, creating a perfectly non-sticky “dry” emollient layer that provides a rich, velvety feel and prevents moisture loss while improving skin flexibility and suppleness.
Sustainable Toothbrushes from Bogobrush
For the dad with the perfect smile, we love Bogobrush. Bogobrush is a US-based brand that produces recyclable and compostable toothbrushes made from recycled waste and bamboo. Whether dad is a recycler or a composter, give him a toothbrush he can dispose of with confidence.
The brand is making serious waves with every toothbrush sold. Bogobrush donates toothbrushes to organizations helping marginalized communities in need. They also support low-cost dental clinics in Detroit and California and plant trees across the United States. Give dad an everyday essential that continues to give back to communities across the country.
Outland Denim Ethical Jeans
For the jean and t-shirt dad, we love Outland Denim. Outland Denim offers an ethical wardrobe staple with jeans made by women rescued from human trafficking and exploitation in Cambodia.
They are also experimenting with various sustainable textiles, such as making pocket liners from recycled packaging and organic cotton. Give Dad the perfect everyday denim with a variety of styles and fades to choose from.